Apurva Venkat

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Cognizant continues acquisition spree; Crowhurst appointed M&A head
IT major Cognizant’s merger and acquisition unit will now be headed by Timothy Crowhurst. Crowhurst was previously the managing director at Goldman Sachs. He replaces Allen…
Maximum usership, various new features; yet Facebook & Co lack an India head
Facebook is chancing upon every opportunity it gets to cash in on the India market, be it the startup ecosystem or the Express Wifi. Not just Facebook, even messaging app Whatsapp…
Supreme Court raises questions on Aadhaar based on Facebook fiasco
The recent Facebook fiasco has made even the Supreme Court skeptical and alert in India. During the ongoing hearing on the validation of Aadhaar, the Supreme Court flagged the…
Government plans to build national data and analytics platform
After the Central Bank announced that it was planning to start its own digital currency, now the Government is planning to build an advanced technology platform in collaboration…
Fintech companies in trouble; UIDAI revokes E-KYC verification access
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has revoked the access of several agencies that provide e-KYC verification and authentication services to fintech companies. This…
Amazon looking to buy India rival Flipkart
Nearly eight months after the merger talks between Snapdeal and Flipkart fell apart, its the news of Amazon- Flipkart doing the rounds lately. Seattle-based global rival Amazon is…
Infosys CEO makes top-level changes; focuses on internal talent
Salil Parekh has made his first major change in the top-line management of Infosys, three months after he took over as the company’s CEO. Nitesh Banga, senior VP and global head…
NPCI may allow international payments on UPI platform
The National Payment Council of India (NPCI) is planning to allow inward international payments using the Unified Payment Interface (UPI). Currently, these transactions are done…
Ola and Uber to merge?
Soon after Uber announced its exit from Southeast Asia market, reports emerge of a merger with Ola in India as well. Homegrown, cab-hailing app and Uber have a common investor in…
India finds itself in the eye of Facebook storm
Turning focus towards India, whistleblower and former director of Cambrige Analytica (CA), Christopher Wylie has alleged that Indian Congress had used CA’s services for certain…
Uber exits South East Asia market; all eyes on India 
In a move that has been expected for a while now, Uber has decided to exit the South East Asia market. The cab aggregator has sold its business to regional rival Grab. Grab will…
India bets big on AI; NITI Aayog working on a national policy and incentives
India will have a national policy on Artificial Intelligence soon, the initiative being spearheaded by National Institution for Transforming India, NITI Aayog.  The policy will…