NIXI unveils three new initiatives to create awareness about IPv6

National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has launched NIXI Academy, IP Guru and NIXI-IP-INDEX to educate technical and non-technical people about technologies such as IPv6….

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Grab weighs secondary Singapore listing after SPAC merger in US

​​​​Listing on Singapore Exchange would enable Grab to have an investor base close to where its regional business is based, potentially offering its customers, drivers and merchant partners easier access to trade its shares….

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AWS launches Amazon Digital Suite for small business in India

Amazon Digital Suite will provide a selection of software from AWS’ seven local partners—Razorpay, Freshworks, ClearTax, Zoho, etc.—to help small businesses to digitise their operations….

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Google introduces Timelapse in Google Earth’s biggest update since 2017

For this Google has compiled 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years into an interactive, explorable 4D experience….

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MeitY Startup Hub, La French Tech Bengaluru announce tie-up

The tie-up is for facilitating a rapid convergence of the French and Indian startup ecosystems, and establishing linkages between Indian and French incubators and startups….

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Google misled customers over data collection: Australia’s competition regulator

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the court found Google wrongly claimed it could only collect information from the location history setting on user devices between January 2017 and December 2018….

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SoftBank lines up over $1 billion in Q1 to fuel startup boom

This is in line with SoftBank’s global approach where it made several big-ticket investments in tech startups last week….

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Interview | Our SDS Solutions Ensure Smooth Digital Transformation: Jaganathan Chelliah, Director – Marketing, India, Western Digital

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Swiggy or Zomato?

It’s a question we often find ourselves pondering come dinner time these days: Swiggy or Zomato? SoftBank has made its choice — and run up a $450-million bill in the process. But will Swiggy deliver?…

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Traders hold ‘Asmbhav’ event to clash with Amazon Smbhav Summit

The ‘Asmbhav’ event was called to highlight the allegedly unfair trade practices and predatory policies of large e-commerce firms, such as Amazon India….

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Amazon future CEO Andy Jassy to accelerate India push amid protests

“Small and medium businesses are the engine and lifeblood of economies,” Andy Jassy says at the Amazon Smbhav Summit, amid an Asmbhav Summit called by traders to protest Amazon’s expansion tactics in India….

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Self-driving startup Cruise raises $2.75 billion from Walmart, others

Cruise’s relationship with Walmart includes a trial delivery service in Scottsdale, Arizona….

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U.S. House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

The report first released in October – the first such congressional review of the tech industry – suggested extensive changes to antitrust law and described dozens of instances where it said the companies had misused their power….

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Amazon leads $10 million financing in M1xchange

This is the Amazon’s first bet from its $250 million Amazon Smbhav venture fund that was launched on Thursday at its annual Smbhav summit….

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Mark Zuckerberg urged by advocacy group to cancel plans to launch Instagram for kids

The letter to Zuckerberg comes at a time the world’s largest social network has been criticized for amplifying misinformation globally across its platforms….

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Amazon Smbhav Summit: E-commerce key for MSMEs’ growth, Nitin Gadkari says

E-commerce firms need to enable MSMEs with capacity-building, which includes inputs on design, manufacturing, maintaining product quality, and scaling their business, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says at the Amazon Smbhav Summit….

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Google pledges funds for 250,000 vaccinations & vaccine delivery in low, middle income countries

Google is also helping to fund pop-up vaccine sites in the US and committing an additional $250 million in Ad Grants to connect people to accurate vaccine information….

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Swiggy’s $450 million delivery

Swiggy, which landed $800 million in funding earlier this month, is on the verge of bagging another $450 million from SoftBank Vision Fund….

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Wipro takes up robust hiring plan, promises skill-based bonuses

Wipro said its fresher hiring during the January-March quarter stood at 3,000 and would be much more robust in the coming quarters….

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Amazon launches $250-million venture fund for India

The $250-million Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund will invest in startups working on digitising small and medium business (SMBs), and those innovating in agriculture and healthcare technology….

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Cathie Wood’s Ark buys $246 mn of Coinbase shares, sells some in Tesla

A chunky $168 million of Coinbase shares were added to its flagship ARK Innovation fund, and the remainder went into its next generation and fintech innovation funds….

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Flipkart acquires Cleartrip as part of its diversification drive

The Flipkart-Cleartrip deal comes at a time when Flipkart and Amazon are aggressively pushing hotel and travel bookings on their sites as they diversify into new services, such as food delivery and e-pharmacy….

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ETtech Scoop: Swiggy set to raise $450 million from SoftBank

The SoftBank deal is likely to peg Swiggy’s valuation at $5 billion—pre-money or pre-investment—and is an extension of the $800 million funding round that CEO Sriharsha Majety announced in a company-wide email last month….

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ETtech Scoop: Swiggy close to raising $450 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

Extension of $800 million financing round which saw participation of Falcon Edge, Goldman Sachs, others…

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Polestar, Volvo and Geely’s EV unit, raises $550 mn in external funding

The financing is Polestar’s first external funding and comes amid a year of sustained sales and share price growth for electric vehicle (EV) makers such as Tesla Inc. and Nio Inc….

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