Ratan Tata, University of California partner to fund start-ups in India

    Ratan Tata has made small investments ranging from Rs.10 crore in online market place Snapdeal to Rs.10 lakh in Zivame. Photo: Mint Bengaluru: RNT Associates, the privately held investment firm of Ratan Tata, and the chief investment officer’s office of the University of California have partnered to jointly fund start-ups and enterprises in India over […]

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    Sequoia Capital top venture capital investor of 2015

    While Sequoia Capital backed 48 start-ups, New Enterprise Associates—the second most prolific venture capital firm—was involved in 44 deals, according to start-up tracker Tracxn. Bengaluru: Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates were the most prolific venture capital firms last year globally in terms of the number of deals, backing 48 and 44 start-ups, respectively. The […]

    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition PC Requirements Revealed

    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – a remaster of the 2006 Xbox 360 classic released on the Xbox One last year to rave reviews. Prior to the third-person shooter hitting Microsoft’s latest black box, the company announced at E3 2015 that the game would be coming to Windows PCs. Since then though, we haven’t heard […]

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    EU Approves Dell Buyout of Data-Storage Giant EMC

    EU regulators on Monday approved the record-buyout by Dell of EMC, the world’s largest data-storage provider, for $67 billion or roughly Rs. 4,57,407 crores ($61.5). The US-based mega merger will combine Dell, whose core global personal computer business is facing declining PC demand, with EMC’s strength in storage for businesses. The EU greenlight, which follows […]

    The battle of Indian Internet unicorns

    Photo: iStock “I believe that whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you…stranger,” so says the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. What he really means is not all change makes you stronger or better. Some changes leave a scar, or break us from the inside. When looked at from the perspective of Internet companies, […]

    Flipkart sees 400% increase in sale of household items over weekend

    The company launched home items last January and now claims to sell “a substantial part” of all home products sold online. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart Ltd said it reported a 400% increase in daily unit sales of household items such as towels, bulbs and small appliances as well as furniture […]

    Share of international students at Yale will go up: Peter Salovey

    Salovey is the 23rd president of Yale University. Before becoming president, he was the provost of the university. New Delhi: For Yale University president Peter Salovey, India presents opportunities for educational partnerships and joint research with Indian companies. In an interview during a recent visit, Salovey spoke about how Yale is looking to expand its […]

    National flag only one of the many plans Smriti Irani has for universities

    A file photo of HRD minister Smriti Irani. Photo: PTI On Thursday, Union minister of human resource development Smriti Irani chaired a conference of 46 central university vice-chancellors at Surajkund, Haryana. There were several resolutions passed unanimously at the conference. While one of the proposals, the mandatory flying of the flag, dominated most of the […]

    Uber opens its first Centre of Excellence in Asia in Hyderabad

    Uber operates in 26 cities in India. Photo: AP Hyderabad: Taxi aggregator Uber Technologies Inc. opened its first centre of excellence in Asia in Hyderabad as the San Francisco-based company centralizes several of India operations at a single location in its third biggest market. The facility will have staff providing round the clock specialized support […]

    Debate and drama: What the Congress expects from this session of Parliament

    Photo Credit: Adnan Abidi/Reuters 16.6K Total Views President Pranab Mukherjee flagged off the Budget Session on Tuesday with a joint address to both Houses, in which he said that Parliament was a place for debate and discussion, not disruption or obstruction. Just before the session began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the Opposition to utilise […]