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Startups and Tech

In a first, Kerala to set up Blockchain Academy

The academy is a joint initiative of IIITM-K and the Blockchain Education Network (BEN), a global network of blockchain communities.

Coolpad raises $300 million funding, eyes fresh innings in India

With this new investment, Coolpad aims to shift its focus from being just into mobile business to an AI-focused technology company.

Satyam case: Price Waterhouse moves Securities Tribunal against SEBI ban order

Price Waterhouse says that the SEBI order relates to a fraud that took place nearly a decade ago in which it played no part and had no knowledge of.

Moto E5 specs leaked: To sport 5-inch display, rear placed fingerprint scanner

The phone is expected to be launched on April 3, 2018.

PhonePe launches app-in-app platform, to allow cos to create in-app stores

Various businesses can use this platform to create micro apps within PhonePe and leverage its existing transacting base.

Kaspersky Labs discovers spyware on WhatsApp that reads messages, takes pictures

The malware, called Skygofree, has been in existence since 2014 and is currently limited only to Italy.

Online home services startups miffed with GST law, seek parity with offline players

They have written to the government suggesting that they are treated on par with offline service providers and charge them a flat 5% GST.

Paytm Mall to hire 150 graduates from IITs, IIMs, ISB and other premier institutions

It is looking to hire for its technology and business teams with the aim of bolstering Paytm Mall’s operations

Rural India lags in Internet penetration, only 17 per cent have access: Deloitte India

The report also states that wireless networks will drive Internet adoption for nearly 750 million users in India who still do not use Internet.

Google’s Chromecast and Home causing Wi-Fi connections to crash

Router vendors have identified the crashing issue and are sending patches from their end to try and fix it.