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    1. VCC Startups weekly wrap: Amazon India beefs up; Uber, Facebook test new offerings

      VCC Startups weekly wrap: Amazon India beefs up; Uber, Facebook test new offerings

      Global internet giants Amazon, Facebook and Uber took strategic steps this week to expand their India presence. Amazon pumped in more money into its local arm while Uber is testing offline booking and a light version of its app to reach out to customers who don’t have smartphones and internet connectivity. Facebook, meanwhile, is piloting a marketplace in the country.

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    2. Yuho Mobile to invest Rs 500 cr, to start India production

      Yuho Mobile to invest Rs 500 cr, to start India production

      Yuho Mobile could set up a manufacturing unit in Noida with Foxconn.

      Chinese phone maker Yuho Mobile today said it plans to invest Rs 500 crore to start its production in India as it looks to touch the Rs 1,000 crore sales mark by the end of next year.

      “We are planning to invest Rs 500 crore by next year. We are talking to Foxconn for setting up a manufacturing facility at Noida, near Delhi,” Yuho Mobile Business Head (Distribution Sales) Rajeev Tiwari told reporters here.

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      Mentions: Saarc HTC Sony Xperia
    3. Apple HomePod availability delayed to ‘early 2018’

      Apple HomePod availability delayed to ‘early 2018’

      Apple HomePod was first expected to ship in December this year.

      Apple entered the smart speaker area this year with the unveiling of its Siri-powered HomePod. After its unveiling what was awaited was the commercial launch of the Apple HomePod. However, Apple has been seeing delays for it. Back in August, it announced that the HomePod will be available for purchase in December right in time for the holidays. However, a new statement by the company hints at a delay into early 2018.

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    4. Toyota, Suzuki to produce electric vehicles for India market by 2020

      Toyota, Suzuki to produce electric vehicles for India market by 2020

      Suzuki will produce EVs for the Indian market while Toyota willprovide technical support.

      Global automobile majors Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation will join hands to produce electric vehicles (EVs) for the India market by 2020. On Friday, both Toyota and Suzuki said they have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the “cooperative structure for introducing EVs in the Indian market around 2020″.

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    5. Soon, India-Japan to jointly explore the moon

      Soon, India-Japan to jointly explore the moon

      India and Japan are jointly working for a lunar mission.

      Asserting that the relationship between the space agencies of India and Japan has had a “visible change”, the Indian Space Research Organisation chief on Friday said the countries are working towards a joint lunar mission soon.

      “We are looking at a possible joint lunar mission which is still in a very preliminary stage. We are working on the details at the moment,” state-run ISRO’s Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told media persons here.

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    6. V Shantaram’s 116th birthday celebrated with a Google Doodle

      V Shantaram’s 116th birthday celebrated with a Google Doodle

      V Shantaram's greatest films are portrayed in today's Doodle.

      Today marks the 116th birth anniversary of veteran Indian filmmaker V Shantaram. Marking this occasion is a special Google Doodle dedicated to the filmmaker illustrated by Sukanto Debnath. Today’s doodle portrays three of Shantaram’s most popular films produced, and directed by him in the 1950s. The doodle begins with Shataram shaped to depict the ‘G’ in Google, followed by a camera with two reels taking the shape of the double ‘O’.

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    7. You can now book Uber from your desktop or tablet; here’s how it works

      You can now book Uber from your desktop or tablet; here’s how it works

      Uber also introduced three new app features - offline search, request for a guest and call to ride.

      Global ride-hailing platform Uber on Friday launched a light web-based version of Uber — m.uber.com — in India that will help people book their rides from computers or tablets. So if you are at a place with no access to smartphone, you can book your Uber from your laptop. The lighter web-version became available in India from Friday.

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      Mentions: Softbank ETA
    8. Elon Musk unveils Semi, Apple iPhone X back in stock, Honor V10 launch date and more: Daily news wrap

      Elon Musk unveils Semi, Apple iPhone X back in stock, Honor V10 launch date and more: Daily news wrap

      Here are the top tech news stories of the day.

      Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s all-new monster electric truck today as the billionaire entrepreneur looks to make a dent in the transportation industry. Apple’s iPhone X is back in stock on Airtel’s online store, meanwhile Lenovo, Vivo, and Honor teased their new and upcoming products today. As the day and the week draws to a close, here’s a look at the news stories which made top headlines.

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    9. Ebix to pick 50% stake in Kanoria’s BPO biz Vara Technologies

      Ebix to pick 50% stake in Kanoria’s BPO biz Vara Technologies

      US-based software and ecommerce service firm Ebix, Inc has formed a joint venture with Kanoria Foundation’s IT services firm Vara Technologies. The JV, which will be branded as Vara-Ebix, involves a capital infusion by Ebix. In return, the Nasdaq-listed firm will pick 50% stake in Vara, it said in a statement. However, it did not disclose the value of investment.

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    10. Ericsson partners Airtel to develop 5G technology in India

      Ericsson partners Airtel to develop 5G technology in India

      Ericsson will work with Bharti Airtel on creating a strategic roadmap for evolution of the network to the next-gen 5G technology.

      Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson today said it has partnered with Bharti Airtel for 5G technology for the telecom giant’s India operations. ”We have MoUs (agreements) with 36 operators globally.

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      Mentions: Airtel Nokia Ericsson
    11. Logistics startup Shadowfax posts three-fold rise in FY17 revenue

      Logistics startup Shadowfax posts three-fold rise in FY17 revenue

      Bangalore-based Shadowfax Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs an eponymous business-to-business (B2B) logistics startup, posted gross revenue of Rs 34.07 crore for the year through March 2017, up more than three times from Rs 9.8 crore the year before, its filings with the Registrar of Companies show. Operating revenue came in at Rs 31.73 crore, almost a similar rise over Rs 9.27 crore in the previous year.

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    12. We Project 20-Fold growth In Junior Grades: Zishaan Hayath, CEO, Toppr.com

      We Project 20-Fold growth In Junior Grades: Zishaan Hayath, CEO, Toppr.com

      What are the expansion plans and how do you plan to utilise the funding? Toppr complements the school program, for 5th to 12th standard students. We recently raised INR 45 Cr. in a third round of funding from our existing investors: SAIF Partners, Helion Ventures and FIL Capital Management. It is a reflection of our healthy unit economics and a reinforcement of the belief that our investors have in us. The capital will be used to expand our geographical footprint and accelerate user acquisition.

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    13. Lenovo Tab 7, Tab 7 Essential launched: Prices, specifications, features

      Lenovo Tab 7, Tab 7 Essential launched: Prices, specifications, features

      The Tab 7 and the Tab 7 Essential come with entry-level specifications and affordable price tags.

      Lenovo has launched two new entry-level tablets. Called Lenovo Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential, both the tablets come with a 7-inch display. The Lenovo Tab 7 is priced at $80 (Rs 5,200 approximately), whereas the Tab 7 Essential is priced at $100 (Rs 6,500 approximately). Both tablets are available on Lenovo’s official website in black and white color variants.

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