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Google assistant eyes Apple’s customers


Months after introducing its digital assistant, Google is sharing the feature with Android partners, hoping the service can boost its odds to win customers from Apple Inc.’s iPhone. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is making its intelligent assistant—a service that answers queries, ...

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Hirohama launches outlets in Chennai

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In its quest to expand its operational ambit to newer geographies, Hirohama India launched its first Pizzaria and Bar Piccante outlet in Chennai recently. It is the company’s first Italian restaurant in India and second in the world after Japan, ...

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Consumer goods makers eye brisk biz

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Badly battered by the demonetization drive of the government, consumer durable players are hopeful of recovering from the effects on the back of at least 20 per cent growth from the seasonal air-conditioner segment. However, this is a reasonable mark ...

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DMart unveils faster deliveries


Home-grown supermarket chain DMart, which is all set for a Rs.1,800-crore IPO next month, is building supply-chain capabilities, to reach its customers faster. According to sources, the company is piloting a project wherein it plans to open multiple delivery centres ...

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FMCG prices head northwards


According to reports emanating from various sources, shopping for FMCG products of daily-consumption grocery products including biscuits, ice-creams and soaps, are set to get more expensive due to higher input costs. Companies including Britannia, Amul, Dabur and Parle are either ...

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WhatsApp to enter digital payments


In an attempt to make it the largest market for the Silicon Valley-based firm, well known and very popular messaging platform WhatsApp, currently commanding over 200 million active users in India, decided to expand its ambit into digital payments. The ...

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Foxconn, SoftBank enters partnership


The Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd is all set to ink joint venture with Japanese SoftBank Group and the partnership will soon begin operation that deepens ties between two of Asia’s biggest technology companies. The move will give Foxconn, formally ...

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Google-Uber spars over driverless car

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About three years ago, Anthony Levandowski was drawing limelight over Google’s self-driving car project. The talented engineer was all praise for mainline media in the US about the search engine willing to deliver an ambitious and impossible technology into reality. ...

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Eveready launches new plant in Assam


In a recent development, the country’s largest dry cell battery maker Eveready Industries has made operational its new battery and LED flashlight plant at Goalpara in Assam. The newly launched plant was built at a cost of ₹110-120 crore, this ...

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Airtel Bank expands operational ambit


In order to expand its business to newer segment, Airtel Payments Bank is planning to cross-sell products like insurance and third party loans through its banking points over the next one year. Because payments banks can not lend; it is ...

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