Ratan Tata invests in retail tech start-up Snapbizz

    SnapBizz had earlier raised $7.2 million in an investment round led by venture capital firms Jungle Ventures, Taurus Value Creation, Konly Venture and Blume Ventures in January. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Bengaluru: SnapBizz Cloudtech Pvt. Ltd, which devises technology for grocery stores, said it raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of […]

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    Capillary Tech invests an undisclosed amount in WebEngage

    Capillary, one of India‚Äôs most valuable enterprise start-ups having raised about $80 million in venture funding so far. Bengaluru: Capillary Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which offers customer relationship management software and marketing analytics for retailers, has invested an undisclosed amount to buy a stake in business analytics start-up WebEngage. The move to pick up a stake […]

    Sassy Woman or Machine? Tech Giants Divided Over Digital Assistants

    When users ask Siri, Apple’s digital assistant, what she likes to drink, she is quick with an answer. “I have a thirst for knowledge,” she responds. Her counterpart at Microsoft, Cortana, opts for a very, very dry martini. But M, the digital assistant Facebook is testing, deflects the question. “I don’t have an opinion about […]

    Why the US Government and Tech Firms Can’t Agree About Encryption

    Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn’t totally comfortable with that, because it’s also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats. For decades, tech companies have steadily expanded the use of encryption – a data-scrambling technology that shields information from prying eyes, whether it’s […]