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    Online shoppers beyond metros grow 3x, drive e-commerce growth

    Indian e-commerce is starting to mature, it would seem Although a wide customer base is essential to recover the cost of customer acquisition, over the years, the industry has focused on Tier I cities for sales. But, according to a study by consulting firm RedSeer, the number of online shoppers outside metro cities in India are growing by more than three times as compared with their...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Microsoft AI technology can read documents, answer questions

    Microsoft researchers have created a technology that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to read a document and answer questions about it about as well as a human. "It's a major milestone in the push to have search engines such as Bing and intelligent assistants such as Cortana interact with people and provide information in more natural ways, much like people communicate with...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Nordcloud, Microsoft to deploy Azure AI solutions in Europe

    Europe's fastest-growing public cloud provider Nordcloud has collaborated with technology giant Microsoft to deploy Azure-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions across Europe. "Nordcloud allows customers to make use of the entire Azure AI stack, creating scalable intelligent services and adding cutting-edge smart features to existing solutions...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    BlackBerry 'Jarvis' to secure self-driving cars

    Software major BlackBerry has unveiled a new cyber security tool called "BlackBerry Jarvis" for automakers that will scan in real-time all software components in an autonomous vehicle to predict and fix vulnerabilities. Jarvis aims to help automakers with safety backups as they develop software required for self-driving cars. In a keynote address at the North American International...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    India launch in mind, Amazon Prime Music inks tie-up with Zee Music

    The music service was made available to Amazon Echo buyers late last year, and Amazon is now beefing up its local language music library before a wider rollout. Amazon showcased its Prime Music library to Indian users who bought Echo devices late last year, and now, as it nears the official India launch of Amazon Prime Music, the Seattle-based giant has inked its first...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Husk Power Systems raises $20M from Shell, others to scale renewable mini-grids in Africa and Asia

    Husk Power Systems, a leading distributed utility company that provides reliable power to rural communities and businesses entirely from renewable energy sources, on Monday evening announced that it had raised a $20 million Series C round of equity funding. Shell Technology Ventures LLC, Swedish development finance institution Swedfund...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    At India-Israel business forum, India commits to resolving business concerns of Israeli companies

    Earlier during the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu signed nine pacts across various fields to further strengthen strategic ties between the two countries. The India-Israel Business Innovation Forum was organised by industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on January 15, 2018,...

    • yesterday
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    15 year old who sold tea in Hyderabad now joined a school, thanks to the IT Minister's tweet

    Sami, a 15-year-old boy from Hyderabad, had to resort to selling tea to help his family make ends meet, owing to their poor financial condition. A user on Twitter, when he saw the boy on Banjara Hills road number 10 near a shopping mall, tweeted to Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao who is the Minister for Information Technology (IT), Municipal Administration...

    • yesterday
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    From July 1, UIDAI says authenticate Aadhaar with your face

    Facial recognition is being touted as an "additional" mode of verification along with iris or fingerprint scanning, but security experts reckon the face may be a weak authentication source. Each day brings in a new development for Aadhaar, the $3 billion citizen identification project of the Government of India. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today...

    • yesterday
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    Karnataka Government will now cut electricity in factories that employ children

    According to the 2011 national census, there are 4.3 million children between the ages of five and 14 who are involved in labour. This number, staggering as it may be, is outdated, considering that six years have now passed. With the enactment of the Right to Education Act, 2009, a reduction in this number has been observed, but not at a rate we can boast of....

    • yesterday

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