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Mark Twain once said, “When ill luck begins, it does not come in sprinkles, but in showers.”

Well, for this restaurant in Colorado, bad luck is surely coming in showers. In the last ten months, The Hornet restaurant of Denver has been hit by a car thrice! Its bout of bad luck began in February when an out-of-control car had broken into it.

While the restaurant claims it is well on the way to recovery and is assuring its customers that it’s safe, it’s sure not the luckiest place for a Sunday brunch!

Here’s wishing Hornet a smoother and safer entry into the new year.


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California-based marketing cloud platform MoEngage has raised $9 million during Series B round led by Matrix Partners, VenturEast and existing investors Exfinity Ventures and Helion Venture Partners. The company that has built enterprise solution for brands to deliver personalised engagement at any touchpoint will be using the funds for global expansion and to strengthen data science capabilities.

Water contamination is a serious issue plaguing under-served rural areas, but thanks to former marine engineer Anjan Mukherjee and his innovation, this problem is being tackled, one step at a time. An IIT Bombay dropout and IIM Bangalore alumnus, Anjan has come up with a device – ‘Taraltec Disinfection Reactor’ – which he calls a “fit and forget” technology. It is, however, not a filter but a technology that uses basic principles of physics.

Tired of passwords and multiple verification systems to prove your digital identity? Fret not, Microsoft and Mastercard’s latest partnership will make the process a little simpler. Through a globally interoperable digital identity system, the two companies are trying to make it safer and easier for people to instantly verify their identity across various services.

Are digital EMIs the next big tool in the hands of top ecommerce players? Keen on expanding to newer geographies across India, big ecommerce players are now popularising digital EMIs, which, along with easy finance, now offer benefits such as quick approval, discounts, deals, cashbacks, and instant checkouts. And guess who is reaping the benefits? Tier II and Tier III towns, who are undoubtedly driving the growth of ecommerce in India.

Delhi-based non-banking financial company and microfinance institution Fusion Microfinance has closed Series E funding of Rs 520 crore in a round led by private equity firm Warburg Pincus. The investment round includes both a primary fund raise and secondary sale by early-stage investors Incofin, NMI, BIO and SIDBI. Existing investor Creation Investment also participated in this round.

Quora was recently targeted by “a malicious third-party”, leading to the breach of 100 million accounts. The news was announced on late Monday by the site itself, who assured that they are working to investigate the situation and take appropriate steps to prevent future incidents.

Artelus, Bioscan Research, Chigroo Labs, Janitri Innovations, mBreath Technologies and Turtle Shell Technologies are five IoT based medtech startups part of the 15 startups shortlisted for 3rd edition of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge. Read all about their phenomenal work and how they are revolutionising  healthcare by enabling access to accurate and faster diagnosis and thereby preventive care.

In the third #TechByte of The 2018 Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index that maps the progress of #DX globally, we bring to you, Anu Acharya, a woman at the forefront of India’s personal genomics and diagnostics industry. Anu was awarded Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011, and was named in the 2018 W-power trailblazers by Forbes. Listen to her perspective on tech and read more about the report here.

When they tasted success with their first AI project —  an-in-house chat bot built to improve productivity and enhance customer experience, the PolicyBazaar team decided to go ahead and launch an entirely new business vertical driven by AI. DocPrime, an online healthcare platform that connects patients and doctors in real time, has a unique chat-first interface, Ashish Gupta, CEO – and CTO – , takes us on their exciting journey.

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