Monthly Archive: August 2017

Gboard supports Google Maps, YouTube, doodling for iOS

Google’s virtual keyboard app Gboard has rolled out new features for iOS by adding integration with Google Maps and YouTube, and an option for artists where they can draw and doodle. According to a report in tech portal 9TO5Google on Monday, with Gboard’s new integrations, iOS users can simply send a link to their location […]

Free water, toilet facilities at Lucknow’s metro stations

On Lucknow Metro’s North-South corridor, which comprises 21 stations, commuters will now have access to free drinking water. The genesis of this idea was in Metro Man E Sreedharan’s inspection of the Lucknow Metro. The long-due technical clearance for the city’s metro network has recently come through from the commissioner of railway safety and the preparations for full-fledged operations […]

After shutting chatbot system, Facebook now acquires AI startup, Ozlo

After shutting down one of its artificial intelligence (AI) systems as chatbots defied the human-generated algorithms and started communicating in their own language, Facebook has acquired an AI startup Ozlo to enhance its Messenger’s personal assistant. The four-year-old California-based startup that specialises in understanding text-based conversations claims that its virtual assistants can understand and provide […]

The new languages that are exciting fintech geeks world over

With Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) coming together, it has created a thriving ecosystem for intelligent and highly automated applications which are based on data analytics, pattern recognition, image processing, and natural language processing. What are the technologies which excite fintech geeks?  Today’s accountants and financial experts excel at tools that handle finances, taxes […]

Facebook acquires AI startup to make Messenger smarter

To build out a more elaborate personal assistant for the Messenger users, Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo that specialises in understanding text-based conversations. The four-year-old start-up claims that its virtual assistants can understand and provide answers to questions which do not have simple “yes” or “no” answers. “By joining a team […]

Why having a ‘two-pizza team’ helps

Taking a leaf, or a slice, from Jeff Bezos’ formula to keep things fresh and innovative at Amazon, companies would do well to form smaller, more nimble teams that can implement things faster and are not bogged down by bureaucracy. Work is increasingly becoming complex. The days of the lone genius are over. While Tim […]

PlasmaGen raises $25M from Eight Roads Ventures and F-Prime Capital Partners

On Tuesday, Bengaluru-based biopharmaceutical company PlasmaGen BioSciences Private Limited announced having raised an investment of close to $25 million in a round led by Eight Roads Ventures India (the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited) with participation from US-based F-Prime Capital Partners and the founders. Focused on blood plasma-derived products, PlasmaGen was incorporated in […]

Microsoft to remove Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

Microsoft has announced it would remove the Windows Phone keyboard from App Store and encourage iPhone users to download the SwiftKey Keyboard. “The ‘Word Flow’ experiment is now complete! We encourage you to download the SwiftKey Keyboard from the App Store. The SwiftKey product team is frequently building and evaluating new features for SwiftKey and […]