Edtech platform BYJU's acquires US-based Osmo for $120 M

BYJU’s, the world’s most valued edtech company, announced it has acquired US-based startup Osmo for $120 million. Osmo develops apps for children that use offline input. Earlier this month, YourStory had reported the Indian edtech company was in talks with several US-based edtech firms for a potential acquisition. Osmo was founded by former Google employees Jerome Scholler and Pramod Sharma. The platform offers

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Braille-ient breakthrough: this team from IIT Delhi helps blind students ‘see’ diagrams in their science books

Raised Lines Foundation (RLF) at IIT Delhi has developed a technology that uses 3D printing to produce high-quality yet affordable tactile diagrams on a large scale for books and other printables in Braille. The potential impact for empowering the visually impaired is huge. Can you imagine a biology class without diagrams? Or learning science, technology, engineering,

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Angel tax won't haunt startups any longer

Latest changes, notified on Wednesday, provide simpler mechanism for startups to claim exemption from this tax even for past investments, including to startups incorporated before April 2016 Source URL: Angel tax won’t haunt startups any longer Source Website: Economic Times (https://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/rss/startups)

Oyo faces flak over guest data sharing plan

Legal experts said this was a major privacy concern and implementation could be questionable, given there is no legislative framework on a privacy law in India. Source URL: Oyo faces flak over guest data sharing plan Source Website: Economic Times (https://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/rss/startups)