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22-year-old Developer Hacks PM Modi’s App, Exposes Security Flaws, Personal Info Vulnerability

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:22:54 PST

Javed Khatri, a 22-year-old engineering student, and app developer has reportedly hacked into PM Narendra Modi’s App, exposing the security flaws, and the personal data vulnerability it poses. The personal app, which was launched in June 2015, records over 1 million downloads on Google Play Store, and stores users’ phone number, date of birth, email […] More


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Building A Global Geeky Product From India : The Postman Story At UnPluggd

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:56:16 PST

Postman launched officially in October 2014 and within a year they went from few thousand users to more than 3 million users More


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Uber Tracks Your Location Even When You’re Not Using the App

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:55:07 PST

What do you call a company, which mines your phone, to know where you want to go, holds ‘unlimited rights’ to sell user data to its own benefit, and now tracks your locations even when you are not using its app? Well, there is a name for it, it’s called, Uber. With its most recent […] More


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Airtel Payments Bank Offers Talktime Equal to Deposits in New Savings Accounts

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:12:04 PST

Airtel Payments Bank, which launched last week in Rajasthan, will be giving customers talktime equivalent to the money deposited in their new savings account on their Airtel number. Meaning if a customer deposits Rs 10,000, they will get 10,000 minutes of free talktime. The talktime can be used to make calls all anywhere in India. […] More


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OnePlus 3T Launching in India on Dec 4th, Priced At Rs. 30,000 for 64GB Variant

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:36:40 PST

OnePlus 3T boasts of dash charging and also sports an upgraded 3,400 mAh battery, a 13 percent increase from the OnePlus 3.
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Amazon Launches e-books in 5 Indian Languages on Kindle

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:17:12 PST

Amazon has finally launched Kindle e-books in Indian languages, offering thousands of free and paid e-books, that includes hundreds of exclusive titles in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Malayalam. Readers will be able to access these books on their Kindle e-readers and Kindle iOS & Android apps. “Subscribers of Kindle Unlimited will also have access […] More


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MyShake: Turns Your Phone Into an Earthquake Detector

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:46:14 PST

MyShake, a revolutionary earthquake detection app released by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, turns your phone into seismology tool, watching for and warning users before the damaging seismic waves arrive. Ever its launch the app has already detected over 200 earthquakes in more than ten countries. “We found that MyShake could detect large […] More


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Times of India is India’s Most Viewed Video Publisher on Facebook: Report

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:30:03 PST

A Cisco forecast predicts that video will represent 69% of all consumer-based Internet traffic by 2017 and will rise to 80% by 2019. One company that is catching up to this, is Facebook. For aspiring video creators in the country, Facebook can be a great platform that can give immediate feedback from the audience. They […] More


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Learning Solutions Provider Next Education Acqui-hires Xolvr

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:51:11 PST

Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider Next Education has acqui-hired Gurgaon-based education technology startup Xolvr, for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, the founders of Xolvr will move to Hyderabad to integrate their platform into Next Education’s self-learning product LearnNext. The acquisition of Xolvr, which is an online one-to-one learning platform for high school students, […] More


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Live Music Streaming App Streo Raises Seed Funding From Quarizon, Others

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:21:41 PST

Streo, a live music streaming app has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from GEMs advisory and Quarizon, an accelerator fund. The startup will use the raised funds for expansion across Tier I cities in India. Founded in December 2015, by Arush Dhawan, Prerana Dhawan & Pranav Trehan, Streo aims to be an one-stop technology […] More


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Reliance Jio Extends Free 4G Data Till 31 March 2017

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:47:14 PST

Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director, Reliance Industries (RIL) announced that effective from 4 December 2016, all the Jio subscribers will be entitled to free Data, Voice, Video and the full bouquet of Jio applications and content, up to 31 March 2017. Packaged under the ‘Jio Happy New Year Offer (“JNO”)’, the benefits will be […] More


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Lock Screen Platform SLIDE App Raises $3.6M in Series A funding

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:29:10 PST

Slide App, a lock screen app that awards Android users for reading content, has raised $3.6 million in series A round of funding led led by South Korean VC firm Songhyun Investment. The app had previously raised $1.2 Million in seed funding. The platform plans to utilize the newly raised funds to scale its user […] More


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Yahoo’s ‘Year In Review’ Reveals Indian Sportswomen As ‘Top Newsmakers’ in 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:28:34 PST

Indian sportswomen including PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar who won laurels and dominated the headlines during Rio Olympics, have emerged as the ‘Top Newsmakers’ of the year, search engine Yahoo announced in their ‘2016 Year in Review’ report. Other top newsmakers included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Arnab Goswami and Indian politicians Arvind Kejriwal, Jayalalithaa […] More


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#Data : At 54 crores revenue, OLX India is ramen profitable

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:05:07 PST

Who will you bat for? A ramen profitable professionally run company (Olx is part of Naspers) OR a unicorn startup bleeding badly? More


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PM Modi Pushes For an Amazon-like Marketplace For All Govt Purchases

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:48:16 PST

In an effort to cut down red-tapism and bring transparency into the system, PM Narendra Modi plans to move all government purchases, from paper clips to power plant turbines, to an Amazon-like online marketplace that could reportedly be worth a fifth of the country’s $2 trillion economy. At present, the govt uses a tender system […] More


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Meet App Maker, A New DIY Tool By Google to Build Apps For Businesses

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:57:33 PST

App Maker is a new browser-based platform by Google, that lets people easily develop custom applications for their businesses. App Maker lets users use drag and drop widgets around on a user interface that complies with Google’s Material design principles. But they can be customized further with scripts, as well as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and […] More


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More Than 1 Million Google Accounts Breached by Malware, Check if Your Device is Infected

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:45:26 PST

Researchers from security firm Check Point Software Technologies say they’ve uncovered a new variant of Android malware, breaching the security of more than one million Google accounts. The new malware campaign, named Gooligan, roots Android devices and steals email addresses and authentication tokens stored on them. With this information, attackers can access users’ sensitive data […] More


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iTrack: Your ‘College on the Cloud’, Offering Free Courses, Jobs

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:02:01 PST

iTrack is an Industry-Academia Collaborative cloud platform, that helps students in doing what they are supposed to do during their formal education and are not able to do due to lack of infrastructure. So, what does iTrack offer? Programming Labs on Cloud eProject Internships Free Courses and Connect with the industry for Jobs. iTrack also […] More


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Fashion Startup CoutLoot Gets $40k Grant From Facebook

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:10:18 PST

Fashion startup CoutLoot has been selected by Facebook to be a part of FBStart, a global programme by the company that provides assistance to startups. As part of the programme, CoutLoot will receive $40,000 to build, grow, and monetize the platform. Under the programme, CoutLoot would also receive mentoring from Facebook’s engineering teams and services […] More


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Fintech Startup Indialends Raises $4M From DSG Consumer Partners & Amex Ventures

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:18:18 PST

Fintech startup IndiaLends.com has raised $4 million in Series A funding from American Express Ventures, existing investors DSG Consumer Partners, Chinese investment firm Cyber Carrier VC and AdvantEdge Partners. The latest round of funding will be used by the company to expand its credit underwriting and analytics capabilities, offer more consumer-focussed products and increase its […] More


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Jungle Ventures Closes $100 Million Second Fund

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:29:43 PST

Singapore-based venture capital firm Jungle Ventures has reached the final close of its $100-million second fund, the company announced today. The new fund is ten times larger than Jungle’s first fund, raised in 2012, which places them as one of the largest early stage VC firms in the region. Commenting on the development, Amit Anand, […] More


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Accel Closes $450mn India Fund !

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:06:30 PST

Accel portfolio includes BookMyShow, BlackBuck, BlueStone, CommonFloor (Quikr), Flipkart, FreshDesk, Mitra Biotech etc. More


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Student-focused Social Networking App Pulse Secures $500K From SAIF Partners

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:13:35 PST

Pulse, a student-focused social networking app that helps users to stay connected with college/school communities, has raised $500,000 in its pre-Series A round of funding from SAIF Partners. Launched in October 2016 by IIT Roorkee alumni Karthik Vaidyanath and Prakhar Khanduja, Pulse is a platform for millennials, wherein they would not only consume content that […] More


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Google Successfully Explores Machine Learning To Detect Diabetic Eye Disease

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:15:10 PST

Diabetic Retinopathy is a dangerous disease. If left undetected and untreated, patients can go blind. But the good news is, Google has been trying its machine learning expertise to help doctors identify patients at risk of the disease to be able to treat them effectively, and they have found some success. “A few years ago, […] More


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