Daily Digest September 22, 2014

Yahoo Buys Bangalore-Based Tech Startup Bookpad For Rs 50 Crore (Economic Times) Bookpad, a Bangalore-based tech startup competing in the document viewing space has gone from creation to acquisition in just a year as Yahoo buys it for Rs. 50 crore.   Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Announces Plans To Have A Space Elevator Up And […]

Daily Digest September 20, 2014

Anti-Apartheid Hero, Ex-Norway PM Awarded ‘Asian Nobel’ Prizes (NDTV) South African anti-apartheid hero, Albie Sachs, and Gro Harlem Brundtland, who is called the ‘godmother’ of sustainable development, were among the five people awarded the first Tang Prize. The Tang prize is considered to be Asia’s Nobel Prize.   Why India Needs Innovation And IP Rights […]

Daily Digest September 19, 2014

IITians Create Solar-Powered Cold Storage With No Running Cost (The Economic Times) A micro cold storage system that works on solar power designed by students of IIT- Kharagpur can be an affordable solution to minimize the wastage of agricultural produce.   This Norwegian House/Powerplant Produces More Than Twice The Energy It Uses (Fast Company) A […]

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Daily Digest September 17, 2014

Intel Ties Up With Karnataka Govt To Launch Student Innovation Programme (Livemint) The world’s largest chip maker tied up with Karnataka government to launch ‘Avishkara’, a student innovation programme, to promote initiatives in the field of science, technology, engineering and math.   Making Innovation (MIT Technology Review) The Crosspointe Rolls-Royce facility in Prince George County, […]

Stephen Hawking And The Intel Connected Wheelchair Project

Watch the Connected Wheelchair -Proof of the concept being built and listen to Stephen Hawking discuss impact of technology.

Daily Digest September 12, 2014

MakeMyTrip Sets Up $15 Million Innovation Fund (Livemint) As a part of their inorganic growth strategy, MakeMyTrip has launched a $15 million Innovation Fund to support early-stage travel companies, with a special focus on mobile and IP-based companies.   GM Revamping India Operation, Product Portfolio To Revive Sales (Reuters) In an attempt to revive declining […]

Daily Digest September 11, 2014

Premier Li: Innovation Key To China’s Economic Development (CCTV.com) Premier Li, in his keynote speech at the 2014 New Leaders Meeting of the World Economic Forum, highlights the importance of reforms and restructuring to attain economic growth.   Twitter Testing ‘Buy’ Button As E-Commerce Plans Take Shape (Livemint) Twitter is partnering with Stripe Inc. to save […]

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Daily Digest September 10, 2014

Apple Unveils Watch, Larger iPhones In Bid To Retake Innovation Crown (DNA) Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, unveiled the new iPhone models, wearable watch and a mobile payment service.   UC Berkeley Researcher Creates Controllable Flying Insects Using TI Technology (Texas Instruments) Michel Maharbiz, associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has created insects that […]