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Salesforce makes its first big bet in India
American CRM giant Salesforce has made its rare India investment by backing up HR tech startup Darwinbox. Salesforce Ventures, the venture arm of Salesforce, spearheaded $15 Mn investment round in the Hyderabad based tech startup. Existing investors also participated in the round. This is a rare investment by the American CRM company which comes closely on the heels of its recent acquisition of Slack for $27.7 Bn.
Twitter Moments is coming to India
Nearly five years after its launch in the US market, Twitter is all set to launch the ‘Moments’ feature in India. The micro-blogging giant will be launching this feature by collaborating with news aggregator platform Dailyhunt. According to Techcrunch, Dailyhunt app will soon have a dedicated tab called ‘Twitter Moments India’ to bring forth top curated tweets about the top events in the world. Notably, Dailyhunt’s collaboration with Twitter comes barely a month after it received huge investment from Google barely a month back.
Trump admin pulls the plug on Huawei supplier
President Donald Trump has probably made its last big decision by notifying several American suppliers including Intel for supplying spare-parts to Huawei. With this notification, the Trump admin has revoked certain licenses to sell spare-parts to Chinese telecommunication giant. This development was first reported by news agency Reuters. Huawei and the American government have been at loggerheads for many years now, with the US government claiming that Huawei poses threat to its national security.
Virgin Rocket reaches orbit (for the first time)
Richard Branson’s space company Virgin Rocket has finally managed to put satellites in Erath’s orbit. The success of Sunday’s mission marks a key milestone for the Virgin orbit, which had to abort a similar operation last year. Virgin orbit deployed total of nine NASA satellites in space with this successful operation.
Rip Hike – India’s answer to WhatsApp winds up messaging operation
Hike, India’s answer to instant messaging app WhatsApp, announced on Monday that it is completely giving up on messaging services. The Hike app has also been taken down from the Google play store and Apple app store. Hike was backed by the who’s who of the investment world including powerhouse names like Tencent and SoftBank. Besides, Hike was founded by Kevin Mittal, son of India’s Telecom billionaire Sunil Mittal.