Auburn University

Auburn University goes global with International Accelerator Program

Auburn University, which is situated in Auburn, Alabama (USA) is broadening its horizons to market the college as an international destination for higher education. The university is especially keen on marketing itself to Indian students. The International Accelerator Program (IAP), which is part of the recently launched Auburn Global program, …


Hike to host HikeAThon on March 29, 2015

Hike Messenger, an Indian chat app and one of the fastest growing mobile apps, is hosting a hackathon, or HikeAThon, for innovative engineers and mobile developers from 28th March to 29th March, 2015. The company says that outstanding techies could be offered jobs at this fast growing Indian start-up. The …

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Canon installs DreamLabo 5000 in Karnataka

Canon India Pvt Ltd announced today the second installation of its DreamLabo 5000 in Karnataka, the third in South India. The printer was installed at ARD FOTO, a local company that makes HD albums and prints in Karnataka. Canon says its DreamLabo 5000 provides a high quality alternative to the …

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India’s Purple Turtle nominated at London Book Fair 2015

Purple Turtle, the animated character created by Indian media and entertainment company, Aadarsh Pvt Ltd, was nominated for Best Use of IP across Multiple Media Platforms at London Book Fair 2015. Purple Turtle is the first Indian animated character to go global, with a presence in 27 countries and content …


Intel researchers bring frugal innovation to Indian healthcare

Kumar Ranganathan, leader of Intel India’s biosignaling lab, instructed his subordinates to embrace frugal innovation in order to create a device that could increase rural access to cardiac and blood-glucose monitoring. That was four years ago, and the end product is a device is called LifePhonePlus. Unlike urban middle class …


Snapdeal partners with Jolla to promote Sailfish OS

Finnish mobile company, Jolla Ltd, announced today that Snapdeal will now be part of the Sailfish OS Alliance. The two companies intend to promote the Sailfish OS based mobile ecosystem in India. Jolla develops mobile devices and open mobile operating system, Sailfish OS. Jolla’s first product, the Jolla Smartphone, was …


Ola acquires TaxiForSure for $200 Million

In its continued effort to revolutionize India’s personal transportation sector, Ola today announced that it has acquired TaxiForSure, India’s second largest cab aggregator, for $200 million in a cash and equity deal. Ola, which already boasts over 1 lakh vehicles on its platform, has further expanded its presence with TaxiForSure’s …

Dr. Na'eem Sadiq

Dr. Na’eem Sadiq’s stem cell success

In what could be a harbinger of hope for those suffering neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Na’eem Sadiq, a neurologist and Director of the Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Research Centre (PNSRC) in Bangalore, has successfully treated Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Sadiq has been administering stem cell treatments to Ashok Kumar, a patient …


News Corp buys stake in Elara Technologies

NewYork based mainstream media giant, News Corp, has acquired a sizable minority stake in Elara Technologies, the Singapore-based parent company of Indian real estate marketing platform,, for $30 million. Additionally, established investors who are partnered with SAIF, Accel and Horizon Ventures have decided to add another $7 million to …


OMAK Technologies bags Angel Network funds

Yesterday Sri Lankan IT company OMAK Technologies finalized funding, allowing the company to expand its business across South Asia by way of strategic partnerships, while also adding new features to its existing range of solutions. OMAK says the funding came about entirely from the membership of the Lankan Angel Network …