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Committed to privacy, Snips founder wants to take on Alexa and Google, with blockchain

The story could be a harbinger of things to come when voice becomes more and more ubiquitous. After all, Amazon announced the launch of Alexa for Hospitality, its Alexa system for hotels, in June. News stories like this simply reinforce the idea that voice co

Fenestraz dropped by Renault junior scheme

The 19-year-old Franco-Argentine driver, who raced as a Renault Academy member in European F3 this season, will take part in this week’s two-day Japan F3 official test at Suzuka. Fenestraz has been invited to the test by the B-Max Racing team, which has rec

Auction Preview: Antiques, Fine Arts, Persian Rugs & Asian Artworks at Antique Kingdom, Irvine, Dec 20

What: Antiques, Fine Arts, Persian Rugs & Asian ArtworksWhere: Antique Kingdom, 3972 Barranca Pkwy, Ste. J274, Irvine, CA 92606, United StatesWhen: Dec 20, 7:00 PM GMTTop Lots of the Sale:- «An important Pair of Henry Dasson Figural Torcheres»

Auction Preview: Modern Jewellery and Accessoires at Henry's Auktionshaus AG, Mutterstadt, Dec 21

What: Modern Jewellery and AccessoiresWhere: Henry's Auktionshaus AG, An der Fohlenweide 12-14, Mutterstadt, 67112, GermanyWhen: Dec 21, 10:00 GMTPublic Viewing: Dec 12th, 2018Top Lots of the Sale:- «Loose brilliant» - 4.875ct Cape/vsi , DPL certi

Auction Preview: Fine Watches and Jewelry at Les Antiquites Maison, New York, Dec 21

What: Fine Watches and JewelryWhere: Les Antiquites Maison, 1330 Ave. of The Americas, New York, NY 10019, United StatesWhen: Dec 21, 5:00 PM GMTPublic Viewing: Dec 18th to Dec 20thTop Lots of the Sale:- «Diamond Ring» - This amazing custom design

Number of the beast: 14,889,930,106,680 reasons to fear recession

$14,889,930,106,680 - that's how much the total value of companies listed on the world's stock markets has declined since peaking at $87,289,962,917,450 on Jan 28

Miner NMDC challenges Karnataka#39;s demand for higher iron ore revenue

Karnataka plans to auction the Donimalai iron ore mine as NMDC, majority owned by the Indian government, refused to pay an additional levy on ore sales from the mine, he said.

Lupin gets USFDA nod for generic Tadalafil tablets

The company has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market its product which is a generic version of Eli Lilly and Company#39;s Adcirca tablets.

Bajaj Auto launches new Platina 110 at Rs 49,197

The new version comes with various features like anti-skid braking system and tubeless tyres as standard fitment.

The State of Photojournalism Today

The Washington Post’s Director of Photography offers her insights into why photojournalism will always prevail, despite our persistent doubts.

BEML hits three-month high; stock up 21% in one month

The stock surged 8% to Rs 848 on report that the company has pitched for indigenisation of at least six rakes of bullet train coaches in collaboration with its Japanese partner Hitachi.

DoT expects to complete due process for 5G spectrum auction by August 2019

The 5G committee of the telecom ministry has said about 6,000 Mhz of spectrum can be made available without delay for the next generation mobile service.

Pedrosa hits out at Puig's «resentful» comments

Puig acted as Pedrosa's manager until the end of the 2013 season before moving into an advisor role with HRC, and the pair were reunited this year when Puig succeeded Livio Suppo as team principal at Repsol Honda. However, Puig - famously critical of Pedrosa

HC rejects IDBI officers' plea against LIC move to acquire stake in bank

The All India IDBI Officers Association was concerned that taking away public sector status of IDBI could affect the employment conditions of its staff

Hitachi to purchase majority stake in ABB#39;s power grid arm for $6.4 billion

The deal would make Hitachi the world#39;s largest power grid company.

Haas's Ferrari link caused «friction» with rivals

Haas announced last month that it would not appeal its protest against Force India after alleging the new entry was not a constructor because it used a design from a different entity.  The American outfit had claimed it was seeking «clarity» and

Meeshkan raises €370K for its ‘ChatOps’ bot for training machine learning models

Meeshkan, a Finnish startup that made quite a splash at the recent Slush conference, has quietly raised €370,000 in pre-seed funding to continue developing its “ChatOps” product for machine learning developers. Deployed on Slack, the bot allows

Byju’s targets global expansion for its digital education service after raising $540M

India-based educational startup Byju’s was widely reported to have raised a massive $400 million round and now the company is making things official. The ten-year-old company revealed today it has pulled in a total of $540 million from investors to go a

No interim relief for Kotak Mahindra Bank from Bombay HC

The matter will be heard next on January 17, 2019

2019 will be a wild year for oil

Oil prices have bounced around in the week following the OPEC+ agreement, and the IEA says that the deal may have at least put a floor beneath prices. However, volatility is unlikely to go away. Read Full Article at RT.com

Tata Motors up for fifth straight session; stock rises 5%

In the past one week, Tata Motors outperformed the market by surging 12%, as compared to a 3.6% rise in the S&P BSE Sensex.

Copper industry body hails NGT order on Tuticoin plant

Sterlite Copper#39;s 4,00,000 tonne per annum plant in Tuticorin met over 30 percent of the of India#39;s copper demand.

From Zero to Avengers: How the movie trailer business is becoming an industry on its own

Some experts also believe that trailers are an important determinant of how well a film will be received during its opening weekend.

IHH puts Fortis open offer on hold, says seeking legal advice on SC#39;s order

The proposed open offer is scheduled to be launched from December 18 to January 1, 2019.

Bombay HC refuses to stay Kotak Mahindra Bank stake dilution deadline

The court said it would hear the case next on January 17

Hotel stocks gain big; Savera Industries, Kamat Hotels rally up to 11%

Shares of hotel companies were trading higher in the intra-day trade on Monday with Savera Industries, Kamat Hotels, India Tourism Development Corporation and Asian Hotels rallying up to 11 per cent

HUL, NRB Bearings, Vinati Organics, GMM Pfaudler hit new highs

Ircon International has rallied 10% to Rs 470, its highest level since listing on September 28, this year.

BMW’s premium ride-hailing service is now live in China

BMW has joined a handful of automakers to compete with transportation upstart Didi Chuxing, which bought Uber’s Chinese business in 2016. Last Friday, the German luxury carmaker launched a premium ride-hailing service in Chengdu, the capital of China

Insurance protection is best accessory for your smartphone

Mobile protection policies compensate for the loss incurred due to any accidental means such as theft, screen damage, and water damage

HC refuses to stay Dec 31 deadline for Kotak Mahindra Bank promoter stake dilution

The Bombay High Court has refused to order a stay on the Reserve Bank of India#39;s December 31 deadline to Kotak Mahindra Bank seeking dilution of promoter stake.

Why Modi govt is racing against time in its mega PSU insurers#39; merger bid

EY has been selected as the consultant for the process and the government wants to complete the basics of the deal before the 2019 general elections

Copper futures fall 0.29% as speculators trim bets

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, copper for delivery in far-month February shed Rs 1.30, or 0.29 percent, to Rs 440.40 per kg in a business turnover of 263 lots.

ABB to sell Power Grids division to Hitachi in $11 billion deal

The Zurich-based company, which said the transaction put the Power Grids business#39;s enterprise value at $11 billion, also said on Monday it would be modifying the structure of its remaining businesses.

Nickel futures weaken on low spot demand

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, nickel for delivery in December month was trading lower by 50 paise, or 0.06 per cent at Rs 790.40 per kg in a business turnover of 174 lots.

Haryana solar developers protest as state refuses to waive transmission charges: Report

The Distributed Solar Power Association (DISPA), a body representing rooftop solar developers, has moved the HERC, protesting its decision to deny the waivers

Gold futures slip 0.21% to Rs 31,488 per 10 grams on weak global cues

Analysts attributed the slide in gold futures to decline in bets by participants in line with a weak trend overseas

Bandhan Bank surges 19% in four days after RBI nod for opening new branches

The stock was trading higher for the fourth straight day, up 4% at Rs 556 on the BSE.

Ahluwalia Contracts soars 7% on order win worth Rs 4.25 billion in Bihar

The stock was 7% to Rs 305 on the BSE, after the company received a new order of Rs 4.25 billion (approx) for construction of government medical college & hospital building at Chapra, Bihar.

Maison Vivienne Opens Manhattan-Based Flagship Restaurant

Maison Vivienne recently announced the opening of its elegantly modern Manhattan-based flagship restaurant located at 116 East 60th Street on the Upper East Side. Maison Vivienne, which has a second location designed to cater to guests who frequent South

Breitling Announces Navitimer Aviator 8 Swiss Limited-Edition Timepieces

After starting its partnership with Swiss International Airlines in 2016, Breitling has functioned as its official timekeeper. To celebrate its ongoing partnership with the airlines, the luxury watch manufacturer based in Grenchen, Switzerland, has released t
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