This week we feature the popular matrimonial service matrimony.com running the flagship brand BharatMatrimony that recently completed a stellar IPO raising about Rupees 226 crore ($35 million). It was founded in 1997 by Murugavel Janakiraman, who later met his wife through his own matrimony site. The business model of online matrimonial […]

Startup of the week: matrimony.com grows up with a stellar ...


After Indian government announced demonetization last year, analysts, consultants and digirati began to frantically predict the boom in ‘digitization’ of payment sector including advent of Peer-to-peer payment apps, mobile payments etc. (link).  Also ref: India’s Cash Ban Is the Best Thing to Happen to Digital Payments. The long march towards […]

Google launches Tez P2P payment App in India, offers users ...


News roundup from the startup world John Flatley Co. to host 6th annual tech startup contest Creative ways to promote your startup for free –  Creating your own business is no easy task. Here are helpful but creative ways on how to promote your startup for free. Venturing out on […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 17 Sept



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This week we feature US based startup, SearchManipulator, founded in 2010 by Silicon Valley engineers, that  cares about how you look online. The business model is rather straightforward:​ ​ They have a proprietary method to completely remove stubborn websites, such as RipoffReport, PissedConsumer, Yelp, YouTube, news articles, court records, mugshots and […]

Startup of the Week: SearchManipulator


Technology advances impact communities and societies in ways big and small ways.  A few weeks ago, we ran a feature on “Robot cop: Police Robot in Indore to manage traffic” Perhaps the most transformative aspect of big data on policing is the amount of information police are able to access […]

Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices, Study Shows


A few weeks ago, we looked at a Wired magazine article on “the future of cars: perfidious greed“   The Center for Data Innovation today commended the House of Representatives for unanimously passing the bipartisan ‘‘Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution” (SELF DRIVE) Act. The Center […]

U.S. House Paves the Way for Driverless Vehicles by passing ...



Even with protocols in place to prevent cyber attacks, enforcement by management can be lax Over 90% of large US companies with 500+ employees have a cybersecurity policy in place to protect them from both real and anticipated threats, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings […]

Cybersecurity is Standard Practice for Most Large Companies, New Survey ...


Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA  – As threats to automation equipment are always changing and evolving, so too is the protection concepts for industrial plants. To address this challenging landscape, Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have entered a global partnership to foster the awareness for industrial […]

ISA and Siemens form global partnership to improve awareness of ...


News roundup from the startup world Google Innovation Hub Comes to the UAE University – The UAE University and Google are planning to work together to develop a high tech hub to inspire young locals to turn their tech obsessions into a successful business. The Google Innovation Hub would start […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 3 Sept



Juicero, a Silicon Valley juicer startup that raised $120m from investors and was widely ridiculed after the $400 machines were revealed to be the equivalent of two hands squeezing a juice box, is shutting down. The death of Juicero, announced on Friday, is the latest case of a San Francisco […]

Failed Startup: Juicero Runs Out Of Juice