Stanford and Google together Creates Time Crystals With Quantum Computers

There is a massive international effort going to develop a computer that can use quantum physics to do computations of unparalleled complexity. While there are still major technological barriers to overcome in order to build such a quantum computer, today’s early prototypes are capable of incredible feats. For instance, consider the formation of a new phase of matter known as a “time crystal.” A time crystal, like a crystal’s structure in space, repeats in time and, more crucially, does so eternally and without any further energy input – similar to…

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Customer analytics startup MoEngage raised $30 Mn in a new funding round

MoEngage helps companies measure customer engagement and analyse metrics Its customers include Future Retail, Byju’s, Sharechat, Dominos Pizza MoEngage, a customer analytics startup, announced on December 7 that it had raised $30 million in funding led by Steadview Capital, its valuation to around $500 million in six months. Despite the fact that MoEngage’s valuation has more than doubled, the company has declined to comment on the matter. Existing investors include Multiples Alternate Asset Management, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, and Matrix Partners India. MoEngage, which was founded in 2014, helps…

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Edtech major Byju’s announced the acquisition of GeoGebra

Edtech company Byju’s acquired Austria-headquartered GeoGebra. GeoGebra will continue to operate as an independent unit within the Byju’s Edtech major Byju’s announced the acquisition of Austria-based GeoGebra on Wednesday. According to people briefed on the matter, the acquisition will be a cash-and-stock transaction worth around $100 million. Byju’s made no comment on the size of the deal. “This acquisition complements Byju’s overall product strategy and integrates GeoGebra’s capabilities to enable the creation of new product offerings and learning formats to its existing mathematics portfolio,” the company said in a statement….

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A new report reveals $275 Mn worth deal between Apple CEO Tim Cook and china

Apple’s Cook signed a deal worth $275 billion in 2016 with the Chinese government. The deal involved investment in tech companies, startups, projects, and more. Apple CEO Tim Cook signed a $275 billion deal with the Chinese government in 2016 as per a new report. Cook met with Chinese government officials in an attempt to ease regulatory actions that were due to be implemented at the time, and he assured the investment. The agreement aimed to boost China’s economy while also increasing the workforce’s technological skill sets. The Information (via…

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Paytm partners with AWS to provide its startup toolkit to entrepreneurs

Paytm startup toolkit offers solutions in the domain of payments, payouts, banking and distribution Paytm, India’s leading digital ecosystem for consumers and merchants, has teamed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide its startup toolkit to startups onboarded on AWS Activate, a scheme that gives free tools, resources, and more to help startups get started on AWS efficiently. Paytm will provide payment, distribution, and growth options to entrepreneurs in India participating in the AWS Activate initiative. The Paytm startup toolkit is a one-stop shop for solutions in the areas of…

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KFC India and IDCA join hands to promote deaf cricket

KFC India announced a partnership with Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) With this partnership, the fast food giant becomes the ‘principal sponsor’ for IDCA starting this year KFC India has announced a partnership with the Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) to increase deaf cricket’s visibility and growth in the country. With this collaboration, Kfc will serve as IDCA’s “primary sponsor” beginning this year and continuing until the ICC Cricket World Cup for the Deaf in 2023. Mithali Raj, the women’s national cricket team captain, along with Sumit Jain, the President…

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Former Nazara CTO Vamsi Talasila joins RESET TECH as co-founder and CTO

He will spearhead the company’s product and technology initiative At RESET TECH, he will work alongside other co-founders Karan Talreja and Luke Coutinho and take part in the leadership and decision making of the startup. Former CTO of Nazara Technologies Ltd, Vamsi Talasila has joined health-tech firm RESET TECH (K&L Wellness Technology Pvt. Ltd) as co-founder and CTO. Talasila’s new responsibilities will include developing the company’s technology platform and expanding its global operations. He will also lead the company’s product and technology initiatives, beginning with product development and progressing to…

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Disney names Susan Arnold as its first woman chair in its 98-year history

Mrs Susan Arnold is the woman to be named to the role in the entertainment company’s 98-year-long history. She has also served in senior roles at some of America’s biggest companies. The Walt Disney Company (DIS.N) named Susan Arnold as its chairman of the board on Wednesday, making her the first woman to hold the position in the company’s 98-year history. Arnold, who has been a member of the board for 14 years, will take over for Bob Iger on December 31. “As I step into this new role as…

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