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CIA Director 'Fuming' After Havana Syndrome Strikes Team Member In India

FallOutBoyTonto shares a report from Ars Technica: A US intelligence officer traveling in India earlier this month with CIA director William Burns reported experiencing a mysterious health incident and symptoms consistent with so-called Havana syndrome, according to a report by CNN. The officer received immediate medical care upon returning to the US. The case raises fears that such incidents are not only increasing, but potentially escalating, unnamed officials told CNN and The New York Times. ...
Tags: India, Nbc News, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Cnn, New York Times, Cia, Havana, Burns, Hanoi Vietnam, William Burns, FallOutBoyTonto


Automated trading made easy with SmartAPI and Smart Store

The FinTech industry is making vast strides in all conceivable aspects. Companies offering financial services are constantly optimising their products to offer the best customer experience, whether it is payments, investment, insurance or stock trading. Angel One’s SmartAPI is an open API platform that can be used by financial service providers to make their own platforms ready for rule-based trading. What is SmartAPI? SmartAPI allows its users to integrate their platforms with Angel One’s...
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Sdk, Smart Store, Angel One, Angel One Startups


Googler Marian Croak is now in the Inventors Hall of Fame

Look around you right now and consider everything that was created by an inventor. The computer you’re reading this article on, the internet necessary to load this article, the electricity that powers the screen, even the coffee maker you used this morning. To recognize the incredible contributions of those inventors and the benefits they bring to our everyday life, the National Inventors Hall of Fame has inducted a new group of honorees every year since 1973. In this year’s combined inductee cl...
Tags: Google, India, Africa, Wow, Ai, Cuba, U S Patent and Trademark Office, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Netscape, Marian, Research Center, Marian Croak, Inventors Hall of Fame, Site Reliability Engineering, Megan FriedmanJustin Burr


Netflix launches free plan in Kenya to boost growth

Netflix said on Monday it is launching a free mobile plan in Kenya as the global streaming giant looks to tap the East African nation that is home to over 20 million internet users. The free plan, which will be rolled out to all users in Kenya in the coming weeks, won’t require them to provide any payment information during the sign-up, the company said. The new plan is available to any user aged 18 or above with an Android phone, the company said. It will also not include ads. Netflix, availabl...
Tags: Amazon, India, Tech, Netflix, Kenya, Reuters, Amazon Prime Video, Cathy


Volvo rolls out trucks with Android Auto, improved telematics in India

The new trucks are armed with Volvo Connect telematics solution and Android Auto in the new driver interface. “Our trucks serve in some of the most demanding and time-critical applications and this new range of trucks are built to push the limits of productivity with a strong focus on improving the driver environment and safety,” said B Dinakar, senior vice president of Volvo Trucks India in the statement. [Via]
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Volvo, Android Auto, B Dinakar, Volvo Trucks India


Fly your way to office: India to soon introduce Asia’s first hybrid flying cars

Instead of jostling through unending traffic on the way to the office, Indians may soon travel hassle-free to their destinations in cities through flying hybrid cars. [Via]
Tags: Asia, Business, India, Tech


Daily Crunch: European regulators share more privacy concerns over Facebook “smart” glasses

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 20, 2021. It is Disrupt week, everyone, and TechCrunch is buzzing. Kicking off tomorrow morning, Disrupt is set to be a pretty butt-kicking affair. Check the agenda here, speakers here, Battlefield companies here, and if you want to see your humble servant doing his first run (last run?) at hosting, well, stick to the...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Europe, Australia, India, Flippa, Tech, Earth, Netflix, SEC, Pacific, Coinbase, Salesforce Ventures, Lightricks, Facetune


Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing round in April this year, has courted one more high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures. Razorpay said on Monday it has received a “strategic investment” from the venture arm of the American enterprise giant. The investment will help the startup “further strengthen its presence in the business banking space,” it said. The two firms didn’t disclose the size of the investment, but Sequoia Capital India-b...
Tags: Asia, Microsoft, India, Funding, Tech, Payments, Salesforce, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Salesforce Ventures, Google Facebook, South East Asian, Oyo, Arundhati Bhattacharya, Bhattacharya, RazorPay


Bzaar bags $4M to enable US retailers to source home, lifestyle products from India

Small businesses in the U.S. now have a new way to source home and lifestyle goods from new manufacturers. Bzaar, a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India. The U.S.-based company announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, led by Canaan Partners, and including angel investors Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, PhonePe founders Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari, Addition founder Lee Fixel and Helion Venture...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, China, Southeast Asia, India, Funding, US, Tech, Walmart, SaaS, Alibaba, Vietnam, Market, Flipkart


Amazon is Investigating Whether Its Lawyers Bribed Government Officials in India

Amazon has launched an investigation into the conduct of its legal representatives in India following a complaint from a whistleblower who alleged that one or more of the company's reps had bribed government officials, Indian news and analysis outlet the Morning Context reported on Monday. From a report: The company is investigating whether legal fees financed by it was used for bribing government officials, the report said, which cited unnamed sources and didn't identify the government official...
Tags: Amazon, India, Tech, Rahul Sundaram


Equity Monday: A global selloff to kick off Disrupt week

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here. I also tweet. A few things this morning: I shook up the show format a little, including how the script ca...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, China, India, US, Tech, Debt, Markets, Stocks, Evergrande, Equity podcast, Equity Monday, OVHcloud, Cars24


The Station: Gogoro scoots into a SPAC, a Rivian milestone and Tesla prepares to unleash FSD beta software

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. The future of transportation beat was flooded with news this week as per ushe. There are two stories that I want to highlight here. First up, is that the first Rivian R1T electric pickup truck...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, China, India, Tech, General Motors, Tesla


Amazon bets on Hindi voice shopping to reach wider India

Speaking of Amazon — which is reportedly conducting an investigation to find whether its lawyers bribed government officials in India — the company announced today it plans to roll out the voice shopping experience feature in the Hindi language in the South Asian market ahead of the Diwali festival in early November. The e-commerce giant, which rolled out the voice shopping experience in English last year, said the feature in the Hindi language — which will roll out in “coming weeks” — will enab...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Flipkart, Alexa, Amazon India, Diwali, Ken, Marathi, Kishore Thota


Kotak Mahindra Bank to buy about 10% in KFin Technologies for ₹310 crore

Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank has agreed to acquire a 9.98% stake in KFin Technologies for a cash consideration of ₹310 crore, the bank said in a stock exchange notification on Monday. KFin Technologies claims to be the market leader in providing registry and transfer agent services to mutual funds in India. “At Kotak Mahindra Bank, this investment is in line with our stated strategy of making minority investments in businesses which are professionally managed and have deep client e...
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Kotak Mahindra Bank, KFin Technologies, Dipak Gupta


Amazon launches logistics hub in Bengaluru for last-mile delivery

We believe customers, no matter where they are located, value fast and reliable delivery. In line with our vision of making e-commerce a part of everyday life, and transforming how India buys and sells we have expanded our last mile delivery network in the state and also opened a new large delivery station spread across 30,000 sq ft of space in Bengaluru,” said Prakash Rochlani, director, Amazon Logistics. “Urban logistics will play a more front-and-centre role in the metropolitan economies of...
Tags: Amazon, Business, India, Tech, Bengaluru, Amazon India, Prakash Rochlani, Amazon Logistics Urban, Radha Dhir, JLL Logistics, Devanahalli Industrial and Logistics Park


Amazon assures ‘zero tolerance’ in bribery allegation probe against India staff

We have zero tolerance for corruption. We take allegations of improper actions seriously, investigate them fully, and take appropriate action. We are not commenting on specific allegations or the status of any investigation at this time,” an Amazon spokesperson said, without accepting or denying the charges. These graft allegations come while Amazon is facing a probe by fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India for alleged anti-competitive practices, predatory pricing and preferentia...
Tags: Amazon, Business, India, Tech, Competition Commission of India


Amazon starts probe over bribe to gov’t officials by its lawyers in India, report says

Amazon has launched an investigation into the conduct of its legal representatives in India following a complaint from a whistleblower who alleged that one or more of the company’s reps had bribed government officials, Indian news and analysis outlet the Morning Context reported on Monday. The company is investigating whether legal fees financed by it was used for bribing government officials, the report said, which cited unnamed sources and didn’t identify the government officials. Amazon has p...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Government, India, Tech, Amazon India, Reuters, Rahul Sundaram


Meeting the Cybersecurity Staffing Challenge

By Sandeep Godbole, vice president, information security, Atos Syntel, and member, ISACA Emerging Trends Working Group India in the recent years has reaped great benefits from digital solutions. For a country that is large and diverse in many respects, the digital world has been a great enabler. As per data available from the National Payments Corporation of India, in the month of August 2021, transactions valued 6.4 trillion rupees were made through 3.55 billion transactions using the Unifie...
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Csx, UPI, ISACA, National Payments Corporation of India, Sandeep Godbole, Atos Syntel, ISACA Emerging Trends Working Group India, State of Cybersecurity


Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible

Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad, in Pakistan, with a goal “to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.” Having grown up in Karachi, childhood friends Ahmed and Aziz are aware of the challenges about the Pakistani education system, which is notably worse for those not living in large urban areas (the nation’s student-teac...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Asia, London, Education, Indonesia, India, Funding, Tech, Pakistan, Middle East, Edtech, Ahmed, Lek, LAHORE


India’s Cars24, a used-vehicle sales platform, raises $450M at a $1.84B valuation

The used car market is getting another major infusion of venture capital today, with one of the faster scaling startups out of India picking up a major round of financing to double down on growth: Cars24 — a site and app that sells users cars and used two-wheeled motorbikes — has raised $450 million, a Series F of $340 million and $110 million in debt. The investment values Cars24 at $1.84 billion post-money, the company said, making it one of the more valuable privately-held used car startups g...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Europe, UK, Mexico, India, Tech, Automotive, Malaysia, Tencent, Brazil, Uae, DST Global, Zipcar, Falcon Edge Capital


India’s Cars24, a used-vehicle marketplace, raises $450M at a $1.84B valuation

The used car market is getting another major infusion of venture capital today, with one of the faster scaling startups out of India picking up a major round of financing to double down on growth: Cars24 — a site and app that sells users cars and used two-wheeled motorbikes — has raised $450 million, a Series F of $340 million and $110 million in debt. The investment values Cars24 at $1.84 billion post-money, the company said, making it one of the more valuable privately-held used car startups g...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Europe, UK, Mexico, India, Tech, Automotive, Malaysia, Tencent, Brazil, Uae, DST Global, Zipcar, Falcon Edge Capital


Apple Highlights Additional iOS 15 Features, Such as Dual-SIM Phone Number Switching in iMessage Conversations

Apple recently updated its iOS 15 features page to highlight some additional information about the software update ahead of its imminent release. In addition to revealing that Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max has been delayed until "later this fall," Apple said iOS 15 allows users to seamlessly switch between phone numbers in the middle of an iMessage conversation on an iPhone with Dual SIM support, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and newer. Regiona...
Tags: Apple, Singapore, India, Voice Control, UPI, iOS 15


Google abused dominant position of Android in India, antitrust probe finds

Google has abused the dominant position of Android in India to illegally hurt competitors in the world’s second largest internet market, a two-year antitrust probe by the nation’s watchdog has found. The Android-maker reduced device manufacturing firms’ ability and incentive to develop — and sell — devices running alternative versions of Android (more popularly known as forks), the probe found, according to two people have have been briefed on the findings. Additionally, the report found Google’...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Asia, Government, India, Tech, CCI, Competition Commission of India, Google India, Alliance of Digital India Foundation


Apple, Google remove opposition app as Russian voting begins

By DARIA LITVINOVA and KELVIN CHAN MOSCOW (AP) — Facing Kremlin pressure, Apple and Google on Friday removed an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities, as polls opened for three days of balloting in Russia’s parliamentary election. Russian authorities are seeking to suppress the use of Smart Voting, a strategy designed by imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The election is widely seen as an important ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, London, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, India, Nigeria, Uncategorized, Sport, Turkey, Ap, Soccer, Moscow


Alphabet's Project Taara Laser Tech Beamed 700TB of Data Across Nearly 5km

An anonymous reader shares a report: In January, Google's parent company, Alphabet, shut down Project Loon, an initiative exploring using stratospheric helium balloons to distribute wireless internet (an attempt to use solar-powered drones folded in 2017). However, some technology developed as a part of the Loon project remained in development, specifically the Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) links that were originally meant to connect the high flying balloons -- and now that technology...
Tags: Google, India, Africa, Tech, Kenya, Alphabet, Democratic Republic Of Congo, KINSHASA, Republic of Congo, BRAZZAVILLE, Econet, Congo River, Baris Erkmen


Byju’s acquires coding platform Tynker for $200 million in US expansion push

Byju’s said on Thursday it has acquired California-headquartered Tynker, a leading coding platform for K-12 students, the latest in a series of major purchases as the Indian edtech giant attempts to aggressively expand to international markets. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the Indian firm is spending about $200 million on the acquisition. Tynker, which counts BBC Learning, Google, Microsoft, Mattel and NASA among ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Education, California, India, US, Tech, Nasa, Bangalore, Times Internet, Tynker, Byju, Byju's, Krishna Vedati, Raveendran, Gradeup


Asian merchant commerce platform Pine Labs raises $100 million

Pine Labs said on Thursday it has raised an additional $100 million, just weeks after securing $600 million in a financing round, as the Asian merchant commerce platform begins to explore the public markets. The U.S.-based investment management company Invesco Developing Markets Fund made the $100 million investment, the startup said in a statement. Pine Labs, which started its journey in India, was valued at $3 billion in its July financing round. Pine Labs, which counts Sequoia Capital India, ...
Tags: Asia, Ipo, India, Funding, Tech, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Mastercard, Invesco, Economic Times, Rau, Pine Labs, Amrish Rau, Sequoia Capital India Temasek PayPal, Invesco Developing Markets Fund, Justin Leverenz


Gogoro will go public on Nasdaq after $2.35B SPAC deal

Gogoro is going public. The company, which is best known for its electric Smartscooters and swappable battery infrastructure, announced today it will list on Nasdaq through a merger with Poema Global, a SPAC affiliated with Princeville Capital. The deal sets Gogoro’s enterprise valuation at $2.35 billion and is targeted to close in the first quarter of 2022. The combined company will be known as Gogoro Inc and trade under the symbol GGR. Assuming no redemptions, Gogoro anticipates making $550 mi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Taiwan, Scooters, Batteries, Mobility, New Delhi, Hangzhou


A16z in talks to back CoinSwitch Kuber in first India investment

A16z is inching closer to making its first investment in a startup in India, the world’s second largest internet market that has produced over two dozen unicorns this year. The Menlo Park-headquartered firm is in final stages of conversations to invest in Indian crypto trading startup CoinSwitch Kuber, three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The proposed deal values the Bangalore-based firm at $1.9 billion, two sources said. Coinbase is also investing in the new round, one of the...
Tags: TC, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, Coinbase, Bangalore, Reserve Bank of India, Menlo Park, Kalaari, Coatue, A16z, Sequoia Capital India


Online events platform Delegate Connect gets $10M AUD led by AirTree

Delegate Connect founders Jordan Walsh and Jacob Thomas Delegate Connect is the latest virtual/hybrid events platform to land funding. The Melbourne-based startup announced today it has raised $10 million AUD (about $7.3 million USD) in seed funding led by AirTree Ventures, which wrote Delegate Connect the biggest seed check in the fund’s history so far. Other participants included Skip Capital, TEN13 and Australian startup founders like LinkTree’s Alex Zaccaria and Go1’s Andrew Barnes. The ca...
Tags: TC, Japan, Australia, India, Tech, United States, Norway, Melbourne, Mumbai, Livestreaming, Thomas, Walsh, Andrew Barnes, Online events, Jordan Walsh, Virtual Events



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