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Startups and Tech

Smartwatches are here to stay and luxury brands too are cashing in on the trend

Brands like Hugo Boss and Movado have announced plans to enter the smartwatch segment

An app which lets you consult a doctor without actually visiting one

Medimetry has over 10 specialties covered by 50 doctors on its app

Wearable devices grew rapidly in 2016 in India; most devices bought were under $50

Goqii and Xiaomi dominated the entry-level wearable segment in India

Motorola’s next flagship Moto G5 to be launched on April 4

The 5-inch Moto G5 will be available exclusively on Amazon

Meat and fish ordering platform Licious raises $10 million funding

Licious will use the funds to strengthen its back-end and to expand into newer markets

T-Hub and Anthill to launch corporate innovation program – MERGE

The event will see several industry leaders like PwC, Samsung, YES Bank and Reliance sharing insights

Ola and Uber have a new competitor: Baxi to launch cab aggregation service

Nearly 5,000 drivers have already signed up for Baxi’s cab service

Protests, FIR against Oppo official who tore Indian flag

The protesters demanded the arrest of the Chinese official.

Digital sports platform Rooter raises funds from Intex

The freshly infused capital will be utilized to strengthen the tech team at Rooter, all the while maintaining a lean structure.

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Samsung plans to sell about three million units of the Galaxy Note 7, the statement said.

Stayzilla CEO Vasupal's bail denied again, court also says no to CFO Singhi's anticipatory bail

Vasupal's bail plea was also rejected by a special metropolitan magistrate court in Chennai last week

This startup has cracked a business model by transforming lives of human trafficking victims

Threads of Freedom employs victims in garment factories, oversees the manufacturing process and receives a commission from brands.

Truecaller unveils a new avatar: It’s on iOS, lets you recharge your phone and make video calls

Truecaller also announced partnerships with ICICI Bank, Airtel and Google for its new features

Xiaomi bets big on Indian market; to create 20,000 jobs in next three years

Xiaomi wants to further increase its penetration in tier 2 and 3 markets through offline sales

Intex Technologies launches startup fund as a part of larger strategy to diversify business

The Delhi-based smartphone maker is looking to invest in startups that it has a synergy with

Is Bengaluru really losing its charm as the startup hub of India?

A recent report stated that Bengaluru slipped five positions in global startup rankings – what does that really mean?

Panasonic Eluga smartphones: Aggressively priced and AI-enabled

The USP in these phones is Arbo, the phone’s AI-enabled personal assistant developed in-house

Flipkart on hiring spree after $1 billion round: Eyes new categories and personalisation

Flipkart is looking to hire over 1,200 people, which is 20-30% higher than last year.

Now order your favourite booze via apps – It’s that simple

These apps go by different names, like HipBar, HipCask and also The Bar Stock Exchange.

Flydubai and IIIT-Hyderabad partner to spur innovation in the aviation sector

Flydubai’s domain experts and engineers will work with IIIT-H in the areas of data mining, artificial intelligence and more

Cough into your phone, and this app will tell you if you have TB

The cough is analysed in conjunction with clinical, demographic and socio-economic data to detect TB.