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Holi-proof your gadgets: Tips to ensure your smartphone survives the festivities

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Get ready for colourful celebrations while safeguarding your gadgets.

Indian IT sees deal tenures shrinking in rich neighbourhoods

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At least two companies – HCLTech and Birlasoft – have gone on record to say that from the usual 10-12 year deals earlier, long-term arrangements are now ending in four years. Earlier, the tenures ranged between 10-12 years.

Sports apparel maker Technosport raises $25 million in funding from A91 Partners

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Bengaluru-based Techno Sportswear raises $25 million from A91 Partners for its performance wear brand Technosport, marking its first fundraise.

Oxyzo FY24 operating revenue up 59% to Rs 903 crore, net profit at Rs 290 crore

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Oxyzo Financial Services, the lending arm of OfBusiness, reported a 59% increase in operating revenue to Rs 903 crore for FY24. The company raised $200 million at a unicorn valuation from investors like Alpha Wave Global. Ruchi Kalra leads Oxyzo, which has a net worth of Rs 2,600 crore.

OnePlus Nord’s latest model to debut on April 1! CE 4 to be the fastest-charging Nord smartphone

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OnePlus Nord CE4 will come with several exciting features such as a massive 16 MP camera (which will enable users to take the perfect selfies), a gigantic 5,000 mAh battery with 100 W SUPERVOOC charging, etc. CE 4 will be Nord’s fastest charging model. Thanks to the 100 W SUPERVOOC feature, your device can be charged in less than half an hour!

GCCs see regulatory compliance as key for India expansion: Survey

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Global capability centres (GCCs) operating in India have made it a priority to understand local compliance norms amid an evolving regulatory and GenAI landscape, as per a Nasscom-KPMG survey report.

Agritech startup Fyllo raises $4 million in funding led by IndiaQuotient, SIDBI Ventures

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Over 8,000 farmers are availing of Fyllo’s AI-based prediction models that suggest efficient agricultural practices, on more than 50,000 acres and have consistently received 25% more yield, 80% export-quality produce, and 30% more income, the company said.

Govt urges over 100 corporates to setup incubation centers for manufacturing startups

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Startups and entrepreneurs in the nation have been playing a significant role in shifting global value chains to India by creating and innovating domestically. The National Council for Cement and Building Materials has already set up the centre.

Apple set to launch new iPad Pro and iPad Air? Check date and details

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Apple is gearing up to launch new iPad Pro and iPad Air models in May, following delays due to software updates and manufacturing challenges. The upcoming iPads will feature significant upgrades such as OLED displays, powerful M3 chips, MagSafe wireless charging, and new accessories like the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil. Apple is diversifying its supply chain for OLED displays, and the launch is expected to be announced via a press release on the Apple Newsroom website.

IT’s bench strength halves as slump-hit companies eye efficiencies

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The bench strength at top Indian outsourcers has nearly halved of late, with higher utilisation and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) driving efficiency in the $254-billion IT industry. Bench strength in the IT industry means full-time employees who are not assigned any active project.