Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Launched for Enterprise

    Addressing the growing security attacks in the enterprise sector, Microsoft on Tuesday announced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, a new service that aims to help, detect, and respond to advanced attacks on an enterprise’s network. The service, which is designed for Windows 10, will update automatically, and reduce the deployment efforts that are typically the […]

    Start-ups, venture capital backers turn to investment banks for deals

    Investors pumped in more than $9 billion into start-ups over the past two years. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Bengaluru/New Delhi: Weak business models and a funding slowdown are forcing many Indian consumer Internet start-ups and their venture capital (VC) backers to seek help from investment bankers in order to secure fresh funds from new investors or […]

    For whom is the Nasscom’s India Leadership Forum 2016?

    The fee for attending the event starts from Rs31,000 and goes up to Rs41,000 for its members. For non-members, it ranges from Rs31,000 to Rs49,000. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint It is the age of start-ups. If you are living in a metro city, more often than not, you will have some one in your circle doing […]

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    Govt plans start-up center for capital goods sector

    Photo: Mint Mumbai: The Indian government has decided to create a ‘start-up centre’ for the capital goods industry and will also launch a technology development fund for the sector. The ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises, on Monday, while announcing national capital goods policy 2016, said it will create a start up centre for […]

    ICRISAT incubator plans Rs100 crore fund for agri start-ups

    As part of the incubation programme, the institute had been tying up funds for start-ups but was finding it increasingly difficult to convince mainstream financiers and venture capitalists. Hyderabad: Agri-research institute ICRISAT’s incubation arm is looking to set up aRs.100 crore fund in a year, an initiative that could help small entrepreneurs from the agri-business […]

    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 […]

    JNU rally for convicted terrorist wrong: poll

    A demonstrator waves Indian national flag as she takes part in a protest demanding the release of Kanhaiya Kumar in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters A majority of respondents to an instaVaani poll opposed the rally staged by some Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students to commemorate the anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru, a convict […]

    Budget pegs Rs72,394 crore as education outlay for 2016-17

    As part of the pending move, all education credentials of students from Class X onwards would be digitized and kept in a demat format. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: The Union budget on Monday allocated Rs.72,394 crore to education in the 2016-17 financial year, an increase of around 5% over the 2015-16 estimate. Of the […]

    What next for education start-up Simplilearn?

    Venture firms backing the Bengaluru-based start-up include Mayfield Fund, Kalaari Capital and Helion Venture Partners. Bengaluru: When Krishna Kumar started a personal blog in 2009 and posted free video lessons and a practice test there, the idea wasn’t to do business. It was to kill boredom. Six years later, the blog has become Simplilearn Solutions […]

    Freshdesk launches new support product Hotline.io for mobile-first businesses

    This is Freshdesk’s third product since its launch in 2011. The other two are Freshdesk, which is a cloud-based comprehensive customer support platform, and Freshservice, launched in 2014, which helps companies meet their internal IT support requests. Bengaluru: Customer support platform provider Freshdesk Inc. on Wednesday announced the launch of a new product called Hotline.io, […]