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    1. Uber launches UberFLEET app for fleet owners

      Uber launches UberFLEET app for fleet owners

      The UberFLEET app aims to improve the overall productivity for fleet owners by managing drivers more efficiently and reducing their downtime.

      Taxi hailing app company Uber on Tuesday announced the launch of an android application, UberFLEET — for its fleet-partners in the country. The company said the app is designed to improve the overall productivity for fleet owners by making the process of managing drivers more efficient and reducing their downtime.

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      Mentions: Apurva Dalal
    2. UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech future

      UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech future

      TechCrunch, in partnership with some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and VC’s, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt London a set of key recommendations for government about its approach to the tech startup industry in a ‘post-Brexit’ Britain. The panel of nine key figures have set out the issues that must be addressed during Brexit negotiations, to ensure the…

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    3. Amazon Shows Future of Offline Shopping; Opens ‘Amazon Go’ Grocery Store with Automated Checkout

      Amazon Shows Future of Offline Shopping; Opens ‘Amazon Go’ Grocery Store with Automated Checkout

      Amazon is planning to bring about the biggest revolution that has happened to shopping by starting its own physical grocery stores called ‘Amazon Go’. These stores are the e-commerce giant’s answer to the slow checkout and cumbersome shopping experience at the grocery stores.

      The first ‘Amazon Go’ store, a traditional but modernised brick-and-mortar store has been opened at Seattle. The key attraction of the store is the fact that there are no lines and checkout counters.

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    4. Supreme Court Orders Facebook, Google, Microsoft To Block Rape Videos Circulating On Their Platforms

      Supreme Court Orders Facebook, Google, Microsoft To Block Rape Videos Circulating On Their Platforms

      There is an evil side to social media as well, the one which we sometimes conveniently ignore or refuse to accept its existence. But, that evil is lurking around, choosing its next victim online.

      One such evil is the circulation of rape videos on various social media platforms. Videos of sexual exploitation and rape are actually sold in large numbers in states like UP, Bihar, Rajasthan for as low as Rs 50. Shady dealers from rural hinterland acquire these videos, and make a business out of that.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Google CBI
    5. LG G6 rumored to be waterproof, non-modular and support wireless charging

      LG G6 rumored to be waterproof, non-modular and support wireless charging

      Latest rumors hint that LG is considering waterproof adhesive on display frame of the G6.

      While the LG V20 just made it to India yesterday, LG’s next flagship smartphone, rumored as the G6, is already making headline. While we have heard and seen a bunch of details leaked around the LG G5 successor, some more info about the smartphone has now been revealed. The latest rumor suggests that LG is considering using a waterproof adhesive on its display frame.

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    6. Ola Cabs to expand ride-sharing feature to autos, kali peelis: Report

      Ola Cabs to expand ride-sharing feature to autos, kali peelis: Report

      Ola’s ride-sharing service is currently available in taxis only. Ola plans to expand it to other modes of transport it operates on like autos and also kali peelis.

      Cab aggregators like Ola and Uber have come a long way in making travelling easier for daily commuters. For metropolitan cities, cabs have now become a necessity. The current ‘cashless economy’ scenario that is going on in India, Ola and Uber are making the most of it by launching new services and upgrading the existing ones.

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    7. Because of demonetization, Housing is relaunching rental listings

      Because of demonetization, Housing is relaunching rental listings

      Online real estate portal Housing.com is re-launching rental listings after it suspended home rental business in November 2015. Last year the company claimed that the closure of its rental business was a “strategic decision” in order to focus more on the home buying & selling segment.  It plans for re-entry by early next year, although an exact timeline was not provided.

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    8. Exclusive: AI startup Niki.ai raises additional funding from Unilazer

      Exclusive: AI startup Niki.ai raises additional funding from Unilazer

      | 0 Comments Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence startup Niki.ai has raised Rs 3 crore in a new round of funding led by Haresh Chawla, a partner at India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA). Existing investor Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures also participated in this round, the startup disclosed in its ROC filings. Niki.ai co-founder Sachin Jaiswal declined to comment. Both Chawla and Screwvala had not responded to mails sent by Techcircle at the time of filing this report.

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    9. FreeCharge gets a wallet license from the RBI; But who owns it?

      FreeCharge gets a wallet license from the RBI; But who owns it?

      It looks like FreeCharge has got a wallet licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) this year. Note that FreeCharge had launched its wallet operations in a partnership with YES Bank back in September 2015 when it did not have a licence of its own. This is a pretty common practice where a payments company partners with a commercial bank to get the requisite approvals to operate a wallet. Some examples being PayU and Transerv when they partnered with RBL Bank.

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    10. E-commerce to create 1.45 million direct employment opportunities by 2021: Study

      E-commerce to create 1.45 million direct employment opportunities by 2021: Study

      The study further states that the warehousing sector will most likely be the largest contributor with 55 percent direct employment opportunities in e-tail.

      E-tail and its allied ecosystem like logistics, warehousing, IT, and ITeS is expected to create direct employment for around 1.45 million workforce by 2021, according to a report released on Tuesday. The study, titled “Impact of Ecommerce on Employment in India” also said that e-tail is expected to add 0.4 million high-skilled jobs by 2021.

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    11. Hyperloop in talks with Indian government to start trials: Report

      Hyperloop in talks with Indian government to start trials: Report

      Elon Musk-led company is currently awaiting a nod from Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

      Elon Musk’s ambitious Hyperloop transportation may soon start conducting trials in India. According to reports, the company is in talks with the government, and is said to be currently awaiting a nod from Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari.

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