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SoftBank’s Self-Driving Bus Division Rakes in $4.6Mn, to Start Public Trials by 2nd Half of 2018

27 Mar softbank-self-driving-bus-990x557

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

SB Drive, SoftBank’s self-driving bus division has gotten a significant boost today. As announced via an official blog post, SB Drive has received a massive $4.6 million (510 million yen) capital infusion led by Yahoo Japan. SoftBank Corp has also made an investment in the same to further increase its stake in this mobility business of the future. (more…)

Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 to Launch Simultaneously in 120 Markets during Q2 2017

27 Mar Screenshot_2017-01-08-11-43-18-509_com.android.chrome-990x557 (1)

By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

HMD Global launched three new Android devices namely Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and a global version of the Nokia 6 (previously launched in China) at MWC 2017. Just as the iconic brand’s strong comeback surprised everyone, it now intends to rattle the smartphone industry with a huge simultaneous global release. HMD plans to roll out the devices in 120 markets at the same time during Q2 2017. (more…)

Alexa will now answer your voice commands on Huawei Mate 9

25 Mar mate-9

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

During its launch event at CES 2017 back in January, Huawei announced that its flagship Mate 9 smartphone would soon be receiving Amazon Alexa’s smarts. And the Chinese hardware maker is today delivering on its promise as Alexa is finally making its way to Mate 9 owners in the United States in the form of an over-the-air update. (more…)

Rocket Lab Gets $75 Million in Series D to Build Its Small Launch Vehicle ‘Electron’

25 Mar rocket-lab

By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Rocket Lab, the startup looking to disrupt the commercial satellite launch market using its small launch vehicle christened ‘Electon’, has raised $75 million in its Series D round of funding. (more…)

VAIO Is Back to Haunt Its Former Parent Sony, But with an Android Smartphone Release

25 Mar vaio-phone-990x401

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

The Japanese market will soon witness Sony and its former laptop division VAIO go head-to-head with each other in the smartphone market. (more…)

Singapore Outdoes Silicon Valley to Rank #1 Globally for Startup Talents: Report

24 Mar Screen-Shot-2017-03-21-at-1.22.19-PM-990x526

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report and Ranking 2017 concludes Singapore has surpassed Silicon Valley as a startup ecosystem in terms of talent. This is the third edition of Startup Genome’s report on startup ecosystems. (more…)

ARM’s Next-Gen DynamIQ Chip Architecture Gives Utmost Attention to Artificial Intelligence

24 Mar arm-dynamiciq-990x400

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Every smartphone in today’s world is most likely powered by an ARM-based processor. (more…)

Qualcomm Unveils ‘205 Mobile Platform’ to Bring 4G LTE Connectivity to Feature Phones

24 Mar qualcomm-sign

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

After moving away from its Snapdragon branding last week, Qualcomm has today taken the wraps off its first mobile platform aimed at bringing 4G LTE connectivity and services to entry-level feature phones. The chipmaker is said to have revamped the feature phone suite after close to three years, with a focus on rapidly growing markets such as India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. (more…)

Flipkart Completes $1 Billion Fund-Raise, Plans to Raise Another Billion Soon

23 Mar flipkart-600x400

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

India’s e-commerce poster boy Flipkart has completed a $1 Billion fund raise. The company is reportedly planning to go ahead with another round of similar magnitude. Apparently, it is hoping to use the newly generated funds in its coffers to take upon competition as it struggles to remain on the top in an increasingly competitive market. (more…)

PVR Cinemas and HP Join Hands to Debut India’s First VR Lounge in Noida

23 Mar pvr-990x660

By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

India’s leading theater franchise, PVR Cinemas has today launched India’s first VR lounge in partnership with Global IT company HP. The VR lounge opened in PVR ECX, Mall of India, Noida features four VR pods, which are powered by HP’s Omen desktops or laptops with HTC Vive headsets. Under this partnership, PVR further seeks to inaugurate about 10 such VR lounges across India by the year end. (more…)