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Does Android violate Oracle’s copyright?

by Abhyudaya Agarwal Programmers will know about the similarities between writing code for Android and creating a Java application. Did you know that there was a high-profile copyright litigation in the US courts around this against Google? Did Google violate Oracle’s copyright over the Java language? Well, the matter is still not settled, as this piece…

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Tea Retail Startup Teabox Raises $1 Mn From Accel Partners, Horizen Ventures – StartupCentral

Singapore and Bangalore based Teabox, a company that sources and ships teas from Darjeeling, Assam and the Nilgiris, has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding from Accel Partners and Horizen Ventures, a Singapore based early stage investor. Following the round, the company plans to unveil new features such as a subscription service, expand…

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Ambiguity In The App Store: Understanding India’s Emerging IT Sector In Light Of IP – CIS India

Mobile applications hold immense potential for India but are not fully understood by even their own developers in the context of India’s intellectual property (IP) regime. This is the first in a series of blog posts introducing the Centre for Internet and Society’s new access to knowledge research initiative that seeks to understand how stakeholders…

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Online Grocery Store EkStop Raises Funds From Unilazer Ventures – StartupCentral

Mumbai-based online grocery store EkStop has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Unilazer Ventures, UTV founder Ronnie Screwvala’s investment company. Unilazer, according to media reports, has picked up a 25 per cent stake in EkStop. The stage of funding has not been specified. TechCircle had reported earlier in August last year that the company was in the market to…

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Can Bitcoin Be Banned By The Indian Government? – Part I: CIS India

Bitcoin is a cryptography based digital currency first described in a 2008 paper by a single or group of pseudonymous developer(s) by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, who called it a “peer-to-peer, electronic cash system”. Bitcoin creation and transfer is based on an open source cryptographic protocol and is not managed by any central authority.