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Reliance invests $180m in AI education platform Embibe

ZDNet

Reliance has announced purchasing 72.69 percent of shares on a fully diluted basis of Bengaluru-based Embibe, an artificial intelligence-based education platform. Reliance has agreed to invest up to $180 million over three years into Embibe, which uses data analytics to deliver personalised learning to students. The ed-tech company will use the capital for business growth, geographical expansion, and to deepen its R&D on AI in education. It will also focus on catering to students across K-12, higher education, professional skilling, vernacular languages, and all curriculum categories across India and internationally, Reliance said. "The investment in Embibe underlines Reliance's commitment to growing the education sector in India and the world, and making education accessible to the widest possible group of students by deploying technology," said Reliance Jio director Akash Ambani.



India's Reliance Jio Signs up 72 Million Paying Customers

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Reliance Jio, the telecom unit of Reliance Industries, said on Friday it had signed up 72 million paying customers under its Prime plan, and added it had extended the enrolment deadline for the plan until April 15.


Reliance Jio turns in first quarterly profit

ZDNet

Indian telco Reliance Jio has posted its first quarterly net profit since kicking off its service in September 2016. For the company's third quarter, reported on Friday [PDF], the telco posted net profit of 504 crore rupees, almost $79 million, and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) 2,628 crore rupees, approximately $412 million, from operating revenue of 6,879 crore rupees, or just over $1 billion. In the previous quarter, the telco made a 271 crore rupees net loss on 6,147 crore rupees of revenue. Jio said its subscriber base sits at 160 million users as of December 31, 2017, and its average revenue per user sits at 154 rupees, or $2.41, while each user consumes 9.6GB on average every month. During the quarter, Jio said it added 28 million subscribers and its churn rate was the lowest in the subcontinent, sitting at 1.4 percent.


Reliance Jio denies involvement in so-called JioCoin

ZDNet

In what will fail to be a shock for watchers of the cryptocurrency scene, it appears that a bunch of dodgy people might be doing dodgy stuff, again.