Uber Says Sexual Assault Rates Low, Disputes Report

Uber hit back against a news story alleging that scores of passengers had filed rape complaints, releasing data showing only a small fraction of the alleged number of sex assault reports. In a blog post late Sunday, the global ridesharing giant said its analysis showed a “legitimate claim of sexual…

Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp. Microsoft’s new database product will work with the Linux operating…

Meerkat Ditches Live Video Streaming for a Video Social Network

Meerkat, an application that came into the spotlight last year for introducing live video broadcasts that leveraged Twitter’s social features, is once again in the news but this time for a different reason. To everyone’s surprise, Meerkat announced it will be ditching live video streaming services in favour of a…

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, fashion discovery, on-demand transportation, B2B and B2C e-commerce startups. Ninjacart Bengaluru-based Ninjacart, a B2B startup connects farmers and brands to retailers, has raised $3 million (around Rs. 20 crores) in Series A funding round led by Accel Partners,…

BlackBerry Says Seeking Alternatives for WhatsApp Users; Suggests BBM

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, recently announced it would be ending support for several older mobile OS versions, including BlackBerry 10 OS. However, BlackBerry has now given its official word on the move. The Canadian smartphone maker in a emailed statement says it is “seeking alternatives…