Startups and Tech

WhatsApp’s new Terms of Service hint towards monetization, data sharing with Facebook

WhatsApp will work with Facebook companies over the next year to help businesses connect with its 1.5 billion users.

IT infra firm CtrlS opens datacenter in Bengaluru, to create 400 jobs in next 18 months

The company also plans to invest Rs 1,200 crore over the next three years to set up additional data centres in Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Tesco announces launch of community-based clean water programme in rural Bengaluru

The project is expected to impact 10,000 lives in the Naganayakanakote village and surrounding areas.

4G steered 82 per cent of Indian mobile data traffic in 2017: Nokia report

According to the report, data consumption continued to be driven by video, which contributed 65% to 75% of total mobile data traffic.

Pepperfry expands private labels, launches mattress brand ‘clouddio’

Pepperfry expects Clouddio to account for 5-10% of the company’s overall business in the next few months.

E-commerce startup Udaan raises $50 million in second round of funding

It has received funding from existing investor Lightspeed and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner.

Tata Communications ties up with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom for global IoT connectivity

Chunghwa Telecom will tap into additional revenues by connecting IoT devices through Tata Communications' "MOVE-IoT Connect" platform.

Swiggy launches ‘Swiggy Scheduled’, lets users pre-order meals at no delivery cost

‘Swiggy Scheduled’ has been launched in Hyderabad and Chennai and will be rolled out to other cities by the end of March.

Telangana plans to use Google X tech for internet connectivity in the state

The state government wants to use the technology for connectivity in the areas where it could not lay optic fiber cables under T Fiber project.

Samsung to launch Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Tab S4 on Feb 25

There are rumours that Samsung might also launch a social media service called ‘Uhssup’ and a wireless charger.