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Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures is raising another $15 million round

4 Jul

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Android Inventor Andy Rubin’s VC firm Playground Ventures is raising another $15 million as part of its mission to back promising startups in areas like  artificial intelligence and new generations of hardware. The firm has filed a form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which stipulates that it is raising a new tranche of $15 million. (more…)

Fitpass receives $1 million from Abhinav Bindra’s Shooting Star

4 Jul

By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Fitpass, a New Delhi-based startup which provides access to gyms and fitness studios, has raised $1 million in a new funding round, led by Shooting Star and Franchise India Brands. (more…)

Amazon’s Echo speakers with Alexa to be in India soon

3 Jul

By Ashvita Anand, The Tech Portal

According to two sources who are in the know, Amazon’s famous smart speaker Echo, powered by Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa will be released in India by the end of this year. And yes, you will no longer have to switch the language to English to use it! (more…)

Want to advertise in VR? Google’s Area 120 has you covered

3 Jul

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Google made a significant portion of its money advertising. And now, the company is attempting to ensure that its core business keeps pace with the rapidly changing times. Towards the same, it has announced a brand new product that brings with it, the concept of advertising in VR. (more…)

EnvisionTEC Receives FDA Approval for E-Denture Material to 3D Print Removables

3 Jul

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, today received FDA approval for its new E-Denture material for the 3D printing of lifelike dentures. (more…)

Google News gets a makeover, joins the rest in a redesigned look

3 Jul

By Ashvita Anand, The Tech Portal

Adhering to design philosophies it annointed to most if its products, the old school Google revealed its brand new look that has changed after 14 years. The redesigned look makes it easier for users to interact with the interface. (more…)

Muru-D Singapore is set to make financing ‘SAFE’ for its new batch of startups

30 Jun

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D Singapore is has come up with a new financing instrument for the 10 startups part of its September batch. Termed as Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE), it offers an agreement that provides investment to the firm on a convertible note which converts to equity when the startup does its first post-program qualifying raise at the valuation of that raise. (more…)

Samsung has launched a ‘Rose Pink’ variant of the Galaxy S8 Plus in Taiwan

30 Jun

By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Perhaps taking a cue from Apple’s newly debuted ‘Product Red’ line of iPhones, Samsung has launched a new ‘Rose Pink’ variant of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 Plus. However, it is only available in Taiwan, and that too for a limited time. (more…)

Apple has acquired eye tracking company SensoMotoric Instruments

30 Jun

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Apple has acquired eye-tracking startup SensoMotoric Instruments. The acquisition is being looked at through the lens of Apple’s virtual reality and augmented tech ambitions. With this acquisition, the company has significantly bolstered its arsenal of eye-tracking technology. (more…)

Nintendo is set to release the Super NES classic in September

29 Jun

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Get ready to be hit with a serious dose of nostalgia folks. Nintendo is launching the Super NES Classic Edition on the 29th of September, and it will allow you to play a dash of retro games in high definition. The games are pretty much the stuff we grew up playing and there are two wired controllers as well. (more…)