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UK firms upbeat about doing business in India: Report Fintech startup Open partners with Visa; launches business credit card for SMEs Indiabulls Real Estate shares jump 5% on upbeat Q2 results Real estate woes may not end with govt bailout plan AMAZON SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS: Read about the 18 finalists and choose your favorites to win each category Facebook post mischaracterizes mental health coverage and gun access US-based real estate firm Compass to hire 200 people for Hyderabad tech hub Personal Development Scaling In Online Education Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

UK firms upbeat about doing business in India: Report

NEW DELHI: UK companies are upbeat about doing business in India, with 56 per cent of them saying it is getting easier to do business in India and their

Fintech startup Open partners with Visa; launches business credit card for SMEs

SME-focussed neo-banking platform Open on Monday said that it has partnered with Visa, to launch ‘Founders Card’ – a business credit card that will help startups and SMEs manage

Indiabulls Real Estate shares jump 5% on upbeat Q2 results

Shares of Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd (IBREL) on Monday climbed 5 per cent after the company reported nearly fourfold jump in consolidated net profit for

Real estate woes may not end with govt bailout plan

The Centre has come up with a ₹25,000 crore bailout package for the troubled real estate sector. The Centre will contribute ₹10,000 crore, while the rest is likely to

AMAZON SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS: Read about the 18 finalists and choose your favorites to win each category

More than 1,300 businesses nominated themselves for Amazon’s Small Business of the Year awards, and these finalists are eligible for a prize package worth an

Facebook post mischaracterizes mental health coverage and gun access

A recent Facebook post with a hashtag indicating support for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid argued this point in favor of the candidate’s signature healthcare plan, Medicare

US-based real estate firm Compass to hire 200 people for Hyderabad tech hub

US-based real estate technology company Compass on Tuesday announced plans for a new technology hub in Hyderabad with a strength of 200 engineering, product and

Personal Development Scaling In Online Education

Back in the day, e-learning used to be a plan B for students who couldn’t attend classes in the traditional way. Today, online learning has

Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

Google hired David Feinberg from Geisinger Health, a system of hospitals based in Pennsylvania, toward the end of 2018 and put him in charge of a

After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

After a year, Carnegie Mellon and Uber research initiative is stalled

More than a year after Uber announced a research pact with Carnegie Mellon University – and then hired away four of the institution’s faculty and 36 researchers and technicians – the ride-hailing company and university have not collaborated on a [...]

March 21, 2016 Technology
Michigan outlines Flint recovery plan

Michigan outlines Flint recovery plan

Michigan’s government on Monday released goals to help the city of Flint recover from a health crisis caused by the lead contamination of its drinking water. The plan, involving several state agencies, is meant to address water infrastructure shortcomings and [...]

March 21, 2016 Health
In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In a tiny patch of tall trees and tangled undergrowth near the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Zika-carrying mosquitoes buzz around local people who are unperturbed by the global health emergency that the virus has triggered. “Zika? That one [...]

March 21, 2016 Health
U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world’s two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung’s appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of [...]

March 21, 2016 Technology
Fed approves Goldman acquisition of GE Capital’s U.S. online deposits

Fed approves Goldman acquisition of GE Capital’s U.S. online deposits

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) received permission on Monday to complete its $17 billion acquisition of GE Capital Bank’s U.S. online deposits. The deal, which was approved by the Federal Reserve, had been pending since August 2015. Goldman would control [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Exclusive: DBS seen as frontrunner for Barclays’ HK, Singapore wealth units – sources

Exclusive: DBS seen as frontrunner for Barclays’ HK, Singapore wealth units – sources

Singapore’s DBS Group Holdings (DBSM.SI) is seen leading the race to buy British bank Barclays’ (BARC.L) Hong Kong and Singapore private wealth units, valued at as much as $300 million, sources with knowledge of the situation said on Monday. The [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
FanDuel and DraftKings shut down games in New York

FanDuel and DraftKings shut down games in New York

Top daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings agreed to stop taking money in New York on Monday, amid a months-long fight with the state’s attorney general over whether the games are illegal gambling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
IHS to buy data provider Markit, combined company to base in UK

IHS to buy data provider Markit, combined company to base in UK

U.S.-based IHS Inc (IHS.N) agreed to buy Markit Ltd (MRKT.O) to create a $13 billion London-based data and business research provider, in the latest example of a U.S. company moving its domicile overseas where corporate tax rates are lower. The [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Marriott wins back Sheraton-owner Starwood with new offer

Marriott wins back Sheraton-owner Starwood with new offer

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc (HOT.N), owner of the Sheraton and Westin brands, accepted a higher $13.6 billion acquisition offer from peer Marriott International Inc (MAR.O), spurning a bid from China’s Anbang Insurance Group. The move dramatically raises the [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Drugmaker Valeant CEO leaving as investor Ackman joins board

Drugmaker Valeant CEO leaving as investor Ackman joins board

Drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO)(VRX.N) said on Monday its chief executive officer is leaving and billionaire investor William Ackman would join the board as it tries to clean up accounting problems and save its business. The company, whose operations [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Apple unveils smaller iPhone SE, starting at $399

Apple unveils smaller iPhone SE, starting at $399

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday unveiled a smaller, cheaper iPhone aimed at new buyers, especially in emerging markets and possibly China, the world’s biggest buyer of smartphones, as the technology company looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of [...]

March 21, 2016 Business
Intex launches Aqua Ace II with 8MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery at Rs 8,999 in India

Intex launches Aqua Ace II with 8MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery at Rs 8,999 in India

New Delhi: Intex has added a new affordable device to its Aqua series of smartphones – the Aqua Ace II – at a price of Rs 8,999. The phone comes with a 5-inch HD display and at its core is [...]

March 21, 2016 Technology