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India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019, run by UK-based Varkey Foundation, recognises the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries.(Getty Images) India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a $25,000 tech prize along with two other winners from Tanzania and Egypt. The Next [...]

April 10, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

Venture Catalysts (VCats), one of India’s top integrated incubators, has teamed up with London-based Well Tech (a health-focused innovation platform) to launch a health tech accelerator – HealthCare Catalysts – which will foster technological innovation in the field of healthcare. The new accelerator will have offices in India, Sri Lanka, and the UK. Mumbai-based VCats told YourStory that it plans to invest $15 million [...]

March 26, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Technology is the second-worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 in the last week, with names such as Applied Materials, Nvidia, Adobeand PayPal among the group’s biggest losers in that time. Here’s what three market watchers said about tech stocks’ next move: Timothy Lesko, principal and partner at Granite Investment Advisors, said the recent downside isn’t all due to rising interest [...]

October 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business, Real Estate Comments Off on Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

  Once India’s global claim to fame, the country’s information technology (IT) sector is seeing a spate of layoffs by IT majors like Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Infosys and Cognizant.   The churn in the IT sector — which is moving towards increasing automation, use of artificial intelligence and is beset by tightening visa regulations — [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

BRIEF-Dong Yi Ri Sheng Home Decoration Group to buy 5.3 pct stake in tech firm for 10 mln yuan

BRIEF-Dong Yi Ri Sheng Home Decoration Group to buy 5.3 pct stake in tech firm for 10 mln yuan

* Says it to invest 10 million yuan in a Beijing-based tech firm and to hold 5.3 percent stake in it after investment Source text in Chinese: goo.gl/1IeoLl Further company Coverage: (Beijing Headline News) [Source:-Reuters] [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on BRIEF-Dong Yi Ri Sheng Home Decoration Group to buy 5.3 pct stake in tech firm for 10 mln yuan

TECH TUESDAY: New technology for new parents

TECH TUESDAY: New technology for new parents

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — Technology has completely changed the way parents interact with kids, even newborns. AT&T’s Brad Philavanh stopped by Sunrise 7 Tuesday morning to share some technologies to make adjusting to life with a new baby a little bit easier. Samsung Gear S2 The Samsung Gear S2 may be able to parents who [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on TECH TUESDAY: New technology for new parents

Tech 2016: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories

Tech 2016: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories

Another year of tech news is nearly over. It has been an eventful 12 months. Samsung smartphones exploded, GoPro drones dropped out of the air and Pebble smartwatches met an untimely end. Facebook became embroiled in a fake news controversy, Yahoo revealed several mega-breaches, we identified the supposed creator of Bitcoin – who then went [...]

December 30, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Tech 2016: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories

Donald Trump Strikes Conciliatory Tone in Meeting With Tech Executives

Donald Trump Strikes Conciliatory Tone in Meeting With Tech Executives

President-elect Donald Trump struck a conciliatory tone at a much-anticipated meeting with some of his most prominent opponents Wednesday, offering to work with Silicon Valley executives to foster innovation and support fairer trade deals. Part public spectacle, part private discussion, the 90-minute meeting in Trump Tower in New York marked the first time Mr. Trump [...]

December 15, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Donald Trump Strikes Conciliatory Tone in Meeting With Tech Executives

Mind-controlled drones, Star Wars’ inspired Droids: The Amazing Technology Marvels to be exhibited at IIT-B’s upcoming Tech Fest

Mind-controlled drones, Star Wars’ inspired Droids: The Amazing Technology Marvels to be exhibited at IIT-B’s upcoming Tech Fest

Last year, IIT Bombay’s Techfest saw a staggering footfall of 1,65,000 enthusiasts in a span of three days. The Asia’s biggest Science and Technology Festival is back once again, with a bang. The fest will see an interesting lineup of events, lectures, panel discussion and competitions this season as well, but ‘IIT-B exhibition’ remains one [...]

December 12, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Mind-controlled drones, Star Wars’ inspired Droids: The Amazing Technology Marvels to be exhibited at IIT-B’s upcoming Tech Fest

Top Tech leaders to join Trump’s Technology Summit

Top Tech leaders to join Trump’s Technology Summit

Some of Silicon Valley tech giants have been invited for a summit on Wednesday held by US-President-elect Donald Trump, as reported by Recode. Top executives — Larry Page (Alphabet CEO), Tim Cook (Apple CEO), Sheryl San (Facebook COO) are some of the names that are present in the list. The gathering will be held at [...]

December 12, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Top Tech leaders to join Trump’s Technology Summit

Tech Tent: Is technology good for us?

Tech Tent: Is technology good for us?

On Tech Tent this week we ask whether the tech industry is out of touch with the real world. In the rush to disrupt every industry and to reinvent the way we live, do the tech utopians forget the negative impact some of their miraculous products can have on the lives and jobs of many [...]

December 10, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Tech Tent: Is technology good for us?

Future Tech: Seventeen Microsoft Researchers On The Technology of 2017 And 2027

Future Tech: Seventeen Microsoft Researchers On The Technology of 2017 And 2027

Microsoft asked people who hold research positions in the company to share their thoughts on future developments in their different fields. Microsoft chose 17 women in order to draw attention to the opportunity for careers for women in STEM fields. The researcher’s ideas about future technology in 2017 and 2027 make for interesting reading and the [...]

December 7, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Future Tech: Seventeen Microsoft Researchers On The Technology of 2017 And 2027