E-commerce portal GoZefo raises $1 mn funding led by Helion Venture Partners

GoZefoBangalore-based GoZefo, an e-commerce portal marketplace for second hand and factory seconds goods run by Zero Effort Technologies Pvt. Ltd has raised $1.05 million (Rs 6.9 cr) in funding led by Helion Venture Partners, according to the filings with the Registrar of Companies (ROC). BeeNext, a Singapore-based early-stage technology venture fund, also participated in the […]

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Samsung to acquire Viv, the next gen AI platform

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Thursday said it agreed to acquire Viv Labs Inc., the company behind open artificial intelligence platform Viv. The financial details of the transactions were not disclosed by the company. With Viv, Samsung will be able to unlock and offer new service experiences for its customers, including one that simplifies user […]

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Google’s Pixel: What makes the product stand out?

Google-pixelGoogle’s Pixel, as the tech giant describes it, is the first phone made by Google ‘inside and out’. The two phones—Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL— launched last night will now be available in India starting at Rs 57,000, with pre-orders beginning from 13 October. Until the launch of Pixel, Google had the Nexus series […]

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Motorola launches modular smartphones Moto Z and Moto Z Play in India

MOTO_ZLenovo-owned smartphone-maker Motorola on Tuesday announced the launch of Moto Z and Moto Z Play priced at Rs 39,999 and Rs 24,999 respectively. The new modular smartphones will connect ‘Moto Mods’ magnetically to the device to deliver advance functionality functions such as better audio, camera etc. The phones will be available exclusively on Amazon.in and […]

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Exclusive: Speech recognition startup Uniphore raises $2 mn led by IDG Ventures

Uniphore1Chennai-based speech recognition startup Uniphore Software Systems has raised $2 million (Rs 13.4 crore) in a bridge round led by IDG Ventures with participation of existing investors, including Indian Angel Network (IAN) and YourNest Angel Fund. “We are happy with the kind of progress the company has made and how it has migrated from an […]

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Google Extensions: Plugins that save the day for Chrome users

Google_Chrome1There are numerous search engines available for us to use, and the best ones always have an edge over the others. According to web traffic analysis tool StatCounter, Google Chrome has been the most used browser globally in August 2016. It had a market share of 62%, and if you belong to that segment of […]

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Yahoo confirms data breach; 500 mn accounts hacked

yahoo3Yahoo! Inc. on Friday confirmed that personal information associated with at least 500 million accounts was stolen from company’s networks and has blamed ‘state-sponsored’ hackers. In a statement the company said that information leaked includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, hashed passwords in possibly the biggest hack in the history. “Yahoo believes […]

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