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Startup Watchlist: 11 Indian IoT Startups To Watch Out For In 2018

This article is part of Inc42’s Startup Watchlist annual series where we list the top startups to watch for 2018 from industries like AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. Explore all the stories from ‘Startup Watchlist’ series here. Once used as a tool for an application, Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the widest ecosystems today. Currently at the centre stage ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and iPhone 7 at Rs. 39,999, ‘Biggest Ever’ iPhone X Sale, and More Mobile Deals in Flipkart Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel 2 offer includes a flat discount, apart from a card-based discount Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale will be held from Thursday There will also be discounts on iPhone 7 and Xiaomi Mi A1 The Google Pixel 2 is the company’s latest offering in the premium smartphone segment but the steep pricing has been putting off a lot of prospective buyers, ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Now Supports Bill Payments in India, via NPCI BBPS Platform

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay now supports utility bill payments on its platform The feature is facilitated by National Payments Corporation of India Reminders for bill payments are also available on Samsung Pay now Samsung India on Thursday announced the addition of bill payments to its mobile payments service Samsung Pay. Users can pay their mobile, landline telephone, electricity, gas, water and DTH ... Read More »

Ola acquires Foodpanda to enter food delivery business in India; to invest another $200 million

Ola’s rivalry with Uber has just entered a whole new dimension. Seven months after Uber launched its on-demand food delivery app UberEATs in India, Ola on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Foodpanda’s India business. In the bargain, the food delivery business in the country is likely to get a big boost, much to the delight of couch potato foodies. ... Read More »

Brutal legacy: In death as in life, Ali Abdullah Saleh left Yemen a worse place

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president of Yemen who was killed in fighting in early December in the capital Sana’a, was a linchpin in the complex twists and turns of the coups, revolutions and nation-building of the country’s recent history. Saleh’s violent ending – likely at the hands ofthe Houthi rebels he once fought, then fought with, and then betrayed – reverberates loudly ... Read More »

Appointment of Dalit priests in Kerala temples gives hope to their counterparts in Tamil Nadu

In October, the Travancore Devaswom Board recommended the appointment of 36 non-Brahmins, including six Dalits, as priests in the temples it manages in Kerala. This came after the Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board for the first time conducted a written test and interviews for candidates. The recruitment board, which fills permanent positions in the state’s temples, made the appointments according to norms laid ... Read More »

MSI launches GV62 series gaming laptops in India starting at Rs 79,990

MSI has launched its latest GV62 series gaming laptops in India. Currently, the company has introduced three laptops in its GV62 series, first is the GV62VR 7RF which features the GeForce GTX 1060 GPU coupled with 6GB of GDDR5 RAM. The MSI GV62 7RE comes with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti coupled with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM and third is the GV62 7RD ... Read More »

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Coming to Mobile Devices in China: Tencent

HIGHLIGHTS PUBG will be hitting mobile devices As of now it’s been announced for China only The country constitutes to 40 percent of the game’s player base PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) will be coming to mobile devices. Tencent — PUBG’s China publisher will be working with the game’s developer Bluehole to bring PUBG to mobile devices for the Mainland China market. ... Read More »

Why Tencent wants to be more like Facebook in advertising

Hong Kong/Shanghai: Tencent Holdings Ltd’s rise into a $500 billion company was fuelled by a culture of internal competition, where teams raced against each other to make ideas work. To become an advertising powerhouse like Facebook Inc., the internal barriers are starting to come down. The seven main business units of China’s largest company are working to synchronize data and study ... Read More »

Lyft Wins Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

US ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Lyft’s permit, reflected on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, comes two months after it announced plans to offer a self-driving car as a ride option in the ... Read More »