Tech
Verizon acquires Zoom rival BlueJeans as video conferencing goes mainstream after coronavirus

The transaction will combine BlueJeans’ simple, smart and trusted meeting platform with Verizon’s unified communications as a service business immediately. 

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EdTech
upGrad earmarks Rs 50 Cr to acquire edtech firms this fiscal

Education technology firm upGrad has earmarked Rs 50 crore for acquiring two-three peers during the current fiscal. Upgrad offers online programs for working professionals and claims to have over 21,500 paid subscribers.

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FinTech
Paytm Payments Bank partners with Mastercard to launch debit cards

Paytm will issue Mastercard debit cards to its account holders to enable them perform online transactions, make payment in stores, and withdraw cash from ATMs.

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TMT
Autodesk to acquire minority stake in construction technology firm Aurigo

Autodesk Inc., the US-based multinational software services company, has said it will acquire a minority stake in Aurigo Software Technologies Inc., a US- and Bengaluru-based firm that develops software for infrastructure providers and owners.

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COVID-19
Apple’s Siri-Powered Covid-19 Self-Assessment Finally Available In India

The feature was launched in the US last month. Siri will also offer localised news sourced from BBC. Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant are offering similar services in Hindi

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