April 2018

Salil Parekh addresses ‘Navigate Your Next’ strategy’ Infosys recently arranges a meet which was addressed by CEO Salil Parekh. He outlined his Navigate Your Next Strategy in the company’s Bengaluru headquarters. Keeping the future in mind he talked about  taking agile and digital services to market. Using the in-house Nia platform to automate services and improve productivity. He also spoke about re-skilling and localising in...

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Instagram launches Data Download Tool Instagram has recently launched its Data Download feature that enables the users to export their personal data. These include photos, videos, archived Stories(those posted after December 2017), profile, info, comments, and non-ephemeral messages. This will make it easier for a user to switch to any other photo sharing app, they can now share their app data elsewhere. Data portability rule in European Union’s GDPR...

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Gmail to soon have ‘Confidential mode’ Google has been focusing on developing a new design for its mailing service Gmail. Interestingly the new feature would allow users to send expiring emails. It is very difficult to enhance an email service as compatibility issues can arise with other email providers. But Gmail being the market leader is evolving beyond the POP3/IMAP/SMTP protocols. Here’s how the ‘Confidential mode’ works Now...

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Apple music surpasses 40 million subscribers Apple Music is finally starting to gain popularity as the music streaming service now has 40 million paid subscribers. It still far behind the current leader Spotify which has 70 million paid Premium subscribers. But the recent growth ratio of Apple Music has been better than that of Spotify. If this continues then it might soon become the market leader. Apple...

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App Annie’s report on app downloaded in Q1 globally. App downloaded in this year’s Quarter 1 has risen to a new record. As per the report of App Annie, iOS and Google Play downloads increased more than 10 % y-o-y to reach 27.5 billion. In addition, consumer spending on iOS and Google Play grew 22 percent y-o-y to reach $18.4 billion. These figures do not include re-installed...

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Walmart eyeing up entry in India via Flipkart Walmart has been looking to take charge of Flipkart by taking 51% stakes. The US retail giant wants to enter the Indian online market and feels Flipkart is the best platform.  By taking Flipkart, it will become a major competitor to Amazon who is the market leader by a far big margin. Nothing has been confirmed officially These have all...

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Zilingo Series C round ends with $54 million in the bag. An online Fashion startup founded by Indian entrepreneurs Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor is making news already. Usually finding investors is a very difficult task for any startup but not for Zilingo. It raised $18 million last September and it recently announced raising $54 million via series C round. This has made its total fund...

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Ola expands its services by Acquiring Ridlr. Ola on Tuesday informed about the acquisition of Ridlr, a public transport ticketing and commuting app. With all major cities having their own metro trains developing this acquisition has a promising future. "Public transportation serves millions of Indians every day, and powering these needs with real-time information, mobile ticketing, cashless payments, and reliable services is bound to impact their end...

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Cubigo making seniors life easy Cubigo is focused toward senior living providers, residents and their family members. Activities like these have a very huge market as still most parts don’t have such service providers. Seniors don’t like to be dependent on their family members for their daily needs. Cubigo gives them independence in their daily activities through technology. http://www.cubigo.com/en According to survey results released by Pew Research Center...

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