Apurva Venkat

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Maximum usership, various new features; yet Facebook & Co lack an Indian head
Facebook is chancing upon every opportunity it gets to cash in on the India market, be it the startup ecosystem or the Express Wifi. Not just Facebook, even messaging app Whatsapp…
Fintech companies in trouble; UIDAI revokes E-KYC verification access
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has revoked the access of several agencies that provide e-KYC verification and authentication services to fintech companies. This…
NPCI may allow international payments on UPI platform
The National Payment Council of India (NPCI) is planning to allow inward international payments using the Unified Payment Interface (UPI). Currently, these transactions are done…
Ola and Uber to merge?
Soon after Uber announced its exit from Southeast Asia market, reports emerge of a merger with Ola in India as well. Homegrown, cab-hailing app and Uber have a common investor in…
India bets big on AI; NITI Aayog working on a national policy and incentives
India will have a national policy on Artificial Intelligence soon, the initiative being spearheaded by National Institution for Transforming India, NITI Aayog.  The policy…
Twitter, Google lose their top security executives
As Facebook CSO dismissed rumours of him quitting the company, Twitter CISO, and Google's director of information security engineering and assurance announced their exits.…
Entrepreneur in Karnataka? Government will pay you a stipend
College graduates and professionals who wish to start a new business using emerging technology can now avail a stipend from the government of Karnataka for a period of 12 months.…
Tez starts chat feature in India to tackle Whatsapp payments and Paytm
Soon after, messaging app Whatsapp started payments option in India; internet giant Google has started chat feature on its payments app Tez. The chat feature is currently being…
Microsoft to build quantum computing tools: Satya Nadella
After concentrating all its energies on cloud and artificial intelligence, Microsoft is now focusing on building what it believes is the next big technology. Satya Nadella, CEO…
Karnataka govt to invest in AI to create jobs
In yet another first, the government of Karnataka will establish a Centre of Excellence for data science and AI (CoE–DS&AI). The government has partnered with NASSCOM for…
New tech business behind India’s under-40 billionaire club
The new age internet business has been flourishing in India for the last few years. Startups have evolved into unicorns and India has been put on the global map as one of the most…
Do we need to focus on building the next line of Women CIOs?
In a male dominated technology industry, women are not only leaving their mark but also leaving many behind. After spending over a decade in the industry, women CIOs feel that…