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Eastern UP’s first ​co-working space​​

Gorakhpur is a small city but it’s rapidly changing. Till two decades ago, Gorakhpur was indisputably​the crime capital of​ ​​Uttar Pradesh. To boost the start-up ecosystem in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and help entrepreneurs get the right infrastructure and resources, two friends have launched the first co-working space in Gorakhpur. Something futuristic like a co-working space for start-ups​ ​​in the city, therefore, will be seen with both hope and scepticism. Arunn Guptaa

Saudi Arabia’s Newest Citizen Is a Robot : SOPHIA THE ROBOT

Saudi Arabia is the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. Sophia, the humanoid produced by Hanson Robotics, spoke at the recent Future Investment Initiative. Sophia has said she would ‘destroy humans,’ when prompted by her creator, David Hanson. An empty-eyed humanoid named Sophia has become the first robot to be granted citizenship in the world. Saudi Arabia bestowed citizenship on Sophia ahead of the Future Investment Initiative , held in the kingdom’s capital

Toppr raises Rs 45 cr in its Series B round of funding

Toppr a Mumbai-based e-learning solutions provider and online test preparation platform, has raised $6.92 million (Rs 45 crore) in its Series B funding, led by its existing investors SAIF Partners, Helion Ventures, and FIL Capital Management. The company is planning to reach out to students across the country and open centres in 30 cities by December 2017. This capital will be used to expand our geographical footprint and accelerate user acquisition.

Paytm Mall will take legal action against Unicommerce

Paytm Mall operator of online marketplace of Paytm ECommerce Pvt. Ltd , will take legal action against Unicommerce eSolutions Pvt. Ltd for data misuse, Coo Amit Sinha said. This comes a week after Unicommerce said that Paytm withdrew the case as it failed to provide proof to support its allegations of data misuse. “Definitely,” Sinha told VCCircle when asked whether Paytm Mall will take legal recourse against the technology solutions

WhatsApp Live Location Sharing Launched

WhatsApp has a beautiful Diwali gift to offer to users—Live location. WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, is giving its over 1 billion users another reason to keep coming back to the app multiple times a day: live location sharing. HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp live location sharing is designed for short-term use. You can share your location with an individual or in a group chat. It’s rolling out now to Android and iOS users

IRCTC Launches ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Feature In Partnership With EPayLater

Now Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have the option to pay later. Mumbai-based fintech company ePayLater has partnered with IRCTC to offer the ‘buy now, pay later’ service that allows users to purchase railway tickets without making a payment at the time of the transaction. The payment can be done within next 14 days of buying a ticket. A first-time user needs to provide details such as email

Delhi Hosting Its First Human Library

Get ready this Sunday, it’s time for Delhi to up their curiosity, as the city hosts its very first Human Library event on June 18. The event will take place at Innov8 Co-working space in Connaught Place, where it will begin at 2 PM till 7 PM, people can walk in and borrow for 20 minutes human books – real people who will share their lives, experiences, and tales of success

Baba Ramdev: Patanjali turnover for financial year 2016-2017 is Rs 10,561 crores

Fast-moving consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved Ltd endorsed by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is growing at a rapid pace and has overtaken several older and more experienced rivals in the year through March 2017. The company reported revenue of Rs 9,346 crore from its FMCG business for 2016-17, it said on Thursday. Total group revenue including sales from Divya Pharmacy, the Ayurveda medicine division, touched Rs 10,561 crore. The ayurveda

Snapchat ratings drop to ‘one star’ on App Store

A day after news broke out regarding Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel’s disinterest in expanding the business to “poor countries” like India, the rating of the popular app dropped to a “single star” from an apparent “five star” on the App Store. According to the app info on App Store, the “Customer Ratings” of the current version of the app was “single star” (based on 6,099 ratings) and all versions rating

Seed Round to Pregnancy & baby care products startup The Moms Co.

The Moms Co.Founded in 2016 by Snapdeal’s former growth and strategy head Mohit Sadaani and former banker Malika Sadani, the company did a soft launch of its products last week.Pregnancy and baby care products firm The Moms Co., which runs by Amishi Consumer Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from co-founder of food startup Fingerlix and beverages firm PaperBoat Shripad Nadkarni, Nestle executive Nandu Nandkishore,