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A Look Into India’s First Digital Village

“In 2015, a year before the controversial note ban, Akodara embarked on an attempt to become India’s first “ digital village .” It participated in a public-private initiative between the government and ICICI Bank , one of the country’s largest lenders, to test how successfully 100 rural towns could be taught digital literacy in order […]
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Cashless Payments Are Growing Faster in India Than Just About Anywhere Else

“Cashless payments are taking off in India, growing faster than in other countries around the world. The shift has attracted a host of tech companies, backed by deep-pocketed foreign investors, battling for market share. Digital transactions in India increased by 55% last year, compared with 48% in China and 23% in Indonesia, according to data […]
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Amazon Go, the Cashierless Retail Store of the Future, Has Some New Competition

“According to Grabango chief business officer Andrew Radlow, computer vision is a key distinction that separates Grabango from Amazon Go. Go stores use scales, shelf cameras and sensor technology to track items when they are taken off the shelf. Grabango’s computer vision technology uses small cameras that track when each product in the store is […]