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Facebook launches new tools for video creators

Nov 17, 2017
Facebook has announced new tools for video creators to join its platform in an attempt to take on Google-owned YouTube. The new tool will be called Facebook Creator App. It will help the community create original video, go live with exclusive features and connect with their community on the Facebook.

Paytm introduces BHIM UPI payments on its platform

Nov 8, 2017
BHIM UPI is a mobile payment mode that allows one to create a UPI address linked to a bank account and then send or receive money using it. Moreover, one can also make payments to online merchants and outlets who accept BHIM UPI as a payment mode for transactions.

Anup Vikal resigns as CFO of Snapdeal

Oct 18, 2017
Anup Vikal on 17 October 2017 resigned as Snapdeal’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and General Counsel. Vikal is likely to join Essar Oil as its Chief Financial Officer. His resignation came two months after e-commerce dealer Sanpdeal cancelled its merger talks with online retailer Flipkart.

Leslie Thng appointed as CEO of Vistara

Oct 16, 2017
A joint venture between Tata group and Singapore Airlines, Vistara airlines began its commercial operations in January 2015. Currently, it has a fleet of 16 aircraft and has ambitious expansion plans, including flying to overseas destinations.

D Shivakumar quits as CEO of PepsiCo India

Oct 10, 2017
D Shivakumar resigns as CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo India and is expected to join Aditya Birla Group as Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Shivakumar will be succeeded by Ahmed El Sheikh.

Commerce Ministry organised state startup conference to help budding entrepreneurs

Sep 12, 2017
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India organised the second State Startup Conference in New Delhi to deliberate on issues including incubation facilities and making regulations easier for budding entrepreneurs.

Johnson & Johnson India introduces paternity leave

Sep 8, 2017
Mothers are allowed up to 26 weeks of maternity leave since the past six years as per the company's Global Parental Leave approach.

Ashish Kashyap resigns as President and Co-founder of MakeMyTrip

Sep 7, 2017
As per the settlement agreement, Kashyap will be under non-solicitation and non-competition obligation for the next two years.

Swedish defence giant collaborates with Adani group for defence manufacturing

Sep 2, 2017
Swedish defence giant Saab and Indian conglomerate Adani group announced collaboration in defence manufacturing on 1 September 2017.

China’s TCL to launch waterproof BlackBerry phone

Aug 31, 2017
China's TCL, which manufactures phones for BlackBerry, will be unveiling a new water and dust proof full touchscreen phone in October.

Dara Khosrowshahi appointed as CEO of Uber Technologies Inc

Aug 28, 2017
Khosrowshahi will be responsible for improving Uber's image by fixing tussles among investors, rebuilding employee morale and creating a profitable business after seven years of losses.

Microsoft launches Project Brainwave for real-time artificial intelligence

Aug 25, 2017
Microsoft has launched the project during the time when real-time artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly important as cloud infrastructures process live data streams, whether they be search queries, videos, sensor streams, or interactions with users.

Nandan Nilekani appointed as Chairman of Infosys Board

Aug 25, 2017
Nilekani's appointment came amid high-level exits from the company as CEO Vishal Sikka, Chairman of the board R Seshasayee and Co-Chair Ravi Venkatesan resigned from the Infosys.

India grants Pfizer patent for pneumonia vaccine

Aug 23, 2017
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine is used for the prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive diseases caused by 13 Streptococcis pneumoniae strains.

Google introduces new Android version named Oreo

Aug 22, 2017
Android Oreo is more secure with inbuilt Google Play Protect, Security Status Front and tighter app install controls.

Sanjiv Gupta appointed as President and MD of General Motors India

Aug 19, 2017
Gupta joined General Motors in 2003 and since then, he has served various critical roles in VSSM, Auto Financing, Business Planning, Corporate Finance and Financial Planning in the US and Canada.

Odisha government launches Facebook programme ‘SheMeansBusiness’

Aug 14, 2017
Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has launched Facebook's programme 'She Means Business' to assist in the growth of women entrepreneurs in the state.

Facebook launches YouTube competitor called 'Watch'

Aug 10, 2017
Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work.

L&T bags Rs 3375-crore Mauritius metro order

Aug 5, 2017
Apart from stations, the scope of the project will include the construction of viaducts & bridges, track works, DC electric traction systems, ticketing & passenger information systems among others.

Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo for USD 1.5 billion

Jul 26, 2017
Under the terms of the transaction, Jimmy Choo shareholders will receive 230 pence per share, with an enterprise value of approximately USD 1.350 billion.

Eurofins Scientific to acquire Tata's Advinus Therapeutics

Jul 22, 2017
As per Tata Industries, Advinus’ expertise complements Eurofins contract research, development and manufacturing (CDMO) capabilities.

Google introduces recruiting app 'Hire' for businesses

Jul 20, 2017
Hire makes it easy to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end.

SBI launches SBI Realty portal for home buyers

Jul 19, 2017
BI Realty will help customers to choose their dream home from 3000 SBI-approved projects.

Tata Motors develops country’s first Bio-Methane Bus

Jul 18, 2017
Rajendra Petkar, Head- Power System, Engineering, Tata Motors said, "Bio-Methane bus is a step towards developing environment friendly vehicles.

Google Maps now tells you best time of day to travel

Jul 17, 2017
Presently available in the United States and Britain, the new travel time graph has bars for half an hour before and a few hours after the current time.

Aarthi Subramanian appointed as Chief Digital Officer of Tata Sons Group

Jul 14, 2017
She is currently serving as an Executive Director at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) and is responsible for the company’s digital initiatives and delivery governance.  

Google acquires Bengaluru-based startup Halli Labs

Jul 13, 2017
Halli Labs becomes the latest AI start up to be acquired by a technology giant after a mass of similar acquisitions by firms such as Microsoft, Facebook, Apple.

Xiaomi to acquire key Nokia patents

Jul 5, 2017
The multi-year patent agreement includes a cross license to each company's cellular standard essential patents.

Volkswagen returns to Iranian market after 17-year absence

Jul 5, 2017
European firms have been eyeing opportunities in Iran since a nuclear deal with world powers came into force in January 2016, lifting many sanctions in exchange for tight controls on the country's atomic programme.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran named Chairman of Tata Global Beverages

Jul 4, 2017
The TGBL board approved the "appointment of N. Chandrasekaran as an additional director and as chairman of the board of the company in place of Harish Bhat who expressed a desire to step down as chairman."

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