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    1. Bangalore-based startup TeamIndus launches competition for space enthusiasts

      Bangalore-based startup TeamIndus launches competition for space enthusiasts

      Youngsters aged 14-25 years should create an experiment to fly on board its spacecraft.

      Bangalore-based space technology startup TeamIndus has launched a competition to challenge the brightest young minds globally to create an experiment to fly on board its spacecraft to the Moon scheduled for next year, a company statement said on Wednesday.

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    2. Paytm partners Suzuki Motorcycle for easier booking of two-wheelers

      Paytm partners Suzuki Motorcycle for easier booking of two-wheelers

      Suzuki will also have a brand store on Paytm for higher consumer engagement.

      India’s largest mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm announced its strategic partnership with Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. to offer its customers the largest assortment of bike and scooter models across all transactional platforms in India. With over 400+ Suzuki dealers on-board, the Paytm marketplace will now enable booking of all Suzuki two-wheeler models on its platform across India.

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    3. Lenovo Vibe K5 to go on open sale on July 4 via Amazon India: Price, specifications and features

      Lenovo Vibe K5 to go on open sale on July 4 via Amazon India: Price, specifications and features

      The Lenovo Vibe K5 to go on open sale for the first time.

      Lenovo had launched the Vibe K5 earlier this month for Rs 6,999. The company had conducted its first flash sale via Amazon India last month. Now the company has announced that the Vibe K5 will now be available via open sale starting July 4. Registrations for the sale are not required. Lenovo has announced that it has sold 100,000 units in total in the last two flash sales.

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    4. Xiaomi Mi Max, MIUI 8 to launch in India tomorrow: Here’s everything you need to know

      Xiaomi Mi Max, MIUI 8 to launch in India tomorrow: Here’s everything you need to know

      Xiaomi is set to launch its Mi Max phablet along with an upgraded MIUI 8 ROM in India tomorrow.

      Soon after launching the Mi Max in China, Xiaomi is all set to bring the phablet to the Indian shores. The event is set to take place tomorrow in New Delhi at 11:30AM, which will also be live-streamed. Along with the Mi Max, Xiaomi is also set to launch global variant of MIUI 8, and we might see some region-specific content to cater the Indian audience.

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    5. Oracle partners an academy in Tamil Nadu to foster IT talent

      Oracle partners an academy in Tamil Nadu to foster IT talent

      This program will facilitate faculty members with the necessary tools to train other teachers.

      Oracle has signed an agreement with ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) to implement Oracle Academy curriculum across 450 educational institutions in the state to help foster the next generation of IT talent, Oracle here on Wednesday. “Through this collaboration, we will offer faculty members up-to-date course materials, pedagogical tools and software to use while training other teachers and students.

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    6. Home Buyers Rejoice! Govt to Make Builders Pay 11% Interest For Delayed Projects!

      Home Buyers Rejoice! Govt to Make Builders Pay 11% Interest For Delayed Projects!

      Finally! The agony of homebuyers has been heard by the government. Going forward, for any delay in handing over possession of the property to the buyer, the real estate company will have to pay 11.2 per cent interest on the principle amount paid by the buyer.

      The draft rules have also discussed various issues on the real estate delayed projects but the highlight of the draft would have to be the payment of 11.2% interest.

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    7. Microsoft appoints Crayon Software as distribution partner for its cloud services

      Microsoft appoints Crayon Software as distribution partner for its cloud services

      Crayon will completely own the customer circle of Microsoft Cloud.

      Microsoft on Wednesday announced the appointment of Crayon Software Experts India Pvt Ltd as a distribution partner under its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program in India. As part of this program, Crayon will help its customers in India to adopt Microsoft’s Cloud based technology solutions like Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) subscriptions, a statement said.

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    8. PayPal launches program to protect their sellers from fraud

      PayPal launches program to protect their sellers from fraud

      The program will cover complaints of buyers not authorizing payment and not receiving items.

      Digital payments platform PayPal on Wednesday announced the launch of its “Seller Protection Program for Intangibles” — an expansion of its existing seller protection program that earlier only covered merchants selling tangible goods like handicrafts, fashion and art.

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    9. IRCTC Partners with DRDO Labs to Provide High Grade Ready-To-Eat Food For Passengers

      IRCTC Partners with DRDO Labs to Provide High Grade Ready-To-Eat Food For Passengers

      In the last few months, IRCTC announced a slew of partnerships with leading ecommerce portals and global food and beverage companies for providing high quality food items for their passengers. Their partnerships with KFC, Dominos, Chaayos and FoodPanda suggested that IRCTC will now no longer care for their passengers’ gastronomical needs during their travels.

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      Mentions: Irctc CMD Drdo
    10. MobiKwik launches cash pick up service in Surat

      MobiKwik launches cash pick up service in Surat

      A MobiKwik representative will reach user’s location and load cash on user’s wallet.

      MobiKwik – the largest independent mobile payments company in India with over 32 million users and a network of 100000 merchants has launched cash pick up in Surat. With this launch, MobiKwik users in Surat can now load their wallet with cash from the convenience of their homes or offices.

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    11. GST will complicate tax for online marketplaces, hurt platforms by removing safe harbor

      GST will complicate tax for online marketplaces, hurt platforms by removing safe harbor

      Provision in the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Bill is set to adversely impact non-ecommerce Internet and mobile platforms, the Internet and Mobile Association of India has said. Issues raised by the IAMAI:

      1. Ambiguity over terms which apply to aggregators: According to IAMAI, the Bill defines ‘aggregators’ and ‘electronic commerce operators’ (or ‘operators’) as two separate categories, with tax liabilities defined for the ‘operators’, possibly leading towards uncertainty about whether the ‘aggregators’ too are subject to the same liabilities. 2. Only listing of sellers are aggregators? The definition of ‘aggregator’ suggests it applies only for services and that too ...

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    12. OYO Rooms’ biz solution lets companies book rooms for employees

      OYO Rooms’ biz solution lets companies book rooms for employees

      OYO Rooms has launched a solution called ‘OYO for Business’ for corporates and business travelers. Through this, company travel desks can create a separate profile and manage travel expenses for employees and set budgets for rooms. Employees can toggle between personal and professional profiles on the app and book rooms on OYO and get approvals for budgets.

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    13. Intercity cab aggregator AHA Taxis expands to 20 cities, now in 350 cities

      Intercity cab aggregator AHA Taxis expands to 20 cities, now in 350 cities

      Online intercity cab aggregator AHA Taxis has expanded to 20 cities and towns including Mumbai, Pune and Shirdi in Maharashtra; Jaipur, Pushkar and Alwar in Rajasthan; Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh; Hyderabad, Tirupati, Srisailam, Vizag and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh; and Bangalore, Ooty, Mangalore, Coorg and Mysore in Karnataka.

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    1. Indonesia represents an untapped opportunity for us and serves as a natural expansion of our regional footprint in Southeast Asia. The combination of Groupon Indonesia's established presence and KFit's experience in building a mobile-first platform will propel us in a high-growth local commerce market, further accelerated by increasing mobile penetration.
      By Joel Neoh
    2. Our goal is to transform the way people experience much more than just fitness, which is why this acquisition is significant. We are going to build on Groupon Indonesia's strong foundation and grow it further based on our experience and expertise.
      By Joel Neoh
    3. We believe that the KFit team is well-positioned to take the Indonesian business to even greater heights, as Joel has been a formidable leader for Groupon in Asia Pacific in the past. We look forward to seeing the company grow and are excited to become a strategic shareholder of KFit.
      By Michel Piestun
    4. Discussion about spectrum (at global level) in which 5G will operate will finish by 2019. Commercial 5G deployment will start in 2020. Then you will see 100 mbps guaranteed speed everywhere.
      By Milivoj Vela
    5. One cell (mobile antenna) in 5G will be able to handle 1000 times more data traffic in 2020 compared to data traffic in 2010. We have already achieved 1 million devices connected to single cell site and 30 gbps speed on 73 Ghz band in lab.
      By Milivoj Vela