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Startups Worry about Google Breakup: The Good and the Bad
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Startups Worry about Google Breakup: The Good and the Bad

The power of Google is not unknown to anyone. Most of its products enjoy a good position in the market and an edge over the competitors. Google Chrome wins the competition when web browsers are compared based on usage percentage. Google Search also holds a major market share in terms of search advertising. Gmail is one of the most preferred email services, and YouTube is the largest site in the world for video content. The popularity of Google Maps is unrivaled, and more than 70% of mobile phones in the world use the Android OS by Google. This is enough to understand how Google is part and parcel of our lives.  Governments and regulators are constantly trying to police and regulate Google so it doesn’t abuse its power. The three anti-trust investigations launched by the European union bear...
Indian Unicorn Startups 2021: The Dead & the Newborn
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Indian Unicorn Startups 2021: The Dead & the Newborn

Unicorns are mythical creatures, you say. Well, not in the Indian unicorn startup scene. The Indian unicorn startup ecosystem has witnessed great highs over the past years.  The first Indian startup to make to the $1 billion or the unicorn club was InMobi. It is now all set to launch its IPO with a US listing. InMobi became a unicorn in 2011, and many more Indian startups have followed suit ever since. Only four months into the new year and 10 Indian startups have already made it to the list. The past week has been equally and positively eventful, with six Indian startups that have made their way into the unicorn club 2021.  Here are the stars of the unicorn week: Meesho: A startup that offers a platform for social commerce Cred: A platform that allows members to track and pay their ...
Indian EdTech Startup WhiteHatJr Sold its Soul in an All-Cash Deal
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Indian EdTech Startup WhiteHatJr Sold its Soul in an All-Cash Deal

Indian edtech startup WhiteHatJr not only sold for 300 Cr all-cash deal to Byjus but also sold its soul by issuing defamation to contain its criticism in the market. This article was supposed to appear a month ago, but the decision was not to rush over and make a hurried conclusion because reputation is sweet to all parties, and we intend not to bitter it for anyone. Unfortunately, time is rife that we discuss how WhiteHatJr has been targeting gullible Indian families across languages to enroll their children into coding the future in less than 50 mins. They are using the fear of losing to elicit parents to subscribe to morbidly priced coding classes taught by non-coders reading from scripts.  It began with a Haryana based ex-CISCO IIT BHU Varanasi alumnus, Pradeep Poonia, the whistleblowe...
1M Nights to $30B IPO, Airbnb on Nasdaq & EU Digital Markets Act
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1M Nights to $30B IPO, Airbnb on Nasdaq & EU Digital Markets Act

According to a Reuters report, Airbnb, an American vacation rental online marketplace company based in San Francisco, California, United States, is looking to IPO by December 2020. Airbnb is set to file for IPO registration for a debut on the New York stock market amidst the pandemic. All eyes are on Airbnb's listing on the Nasdaq as company officials report an increase in demand for house rentals against hotel bookings due to global Covid-19 restrictions on travel and experience. As per Reuters, earlier in April 2020, Airbnb secured a $1 billion loan just days after closing a $1 billion debt deal from Owl Rock, Sixth Street Partners, Silver Lake, Oaktree Capital Management, and Apollo Global Management. As it moved along, in August 2020, Airbnb filed for IPO, hoping to raise an additi...
Digital Transformation Trends for Global Startups & Enterprises in 2021
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Digital Transformation Trends for Global Startups & Enterprises in 2021

We know the world is dying to wrap up 2020 and forgive it for the tremendous losses its people and businesses continue to suffer. But while businesses continue to finish their year-end chores to be ready to welcome 2021, here are the top digital transformation trends relevant to global startups and enterprises for 2021. Think of Omni-Channel Customer Experience Prioritizing customer experience will never cease to be the no.1 of digital transformation trends. Businesses that are not ready to enhance customer experience through improved digital engagement are sure to fall behind. The millennial consumer base is interested in an immersive experience in which half-hearted digital efforts will lead to no ultimate success. So, while there's still time, sit with your product team to review your ...
Beyond Movies & Games, 5 Innovative Global 3D Technology Startups
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Beyond Movies & Games, 5 Innovative Global 3D Technology Startups

The technology sector and its radical ambitions are surely fulfilled by the new-age startups in unimaginable ways. Long realized in movies and games, 3D technology startups are now breaking open new dimensions helping the technology sector realize their products and services before a commercial release. It is magical to learn how 3D technology is equally useful for an artist as much as for a scientist or a doctor. To make this impression real, we have a sampling of five innovative 3D technology startups from around the globe! Anything World Anything World is a London, UK based 3D world creation firm. It creates its beautiful designs with AI, natural language understanding, computer vision, and an extensive 3D library. The Anything World team joined Ubisoft's AI and the Techstars London...
6 UK & European Mental Health Startups on Mapping the Mind
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6 UK & European Mental Health Startups on Mapping the Mind

With more and more people having to stay indoors for compliance with Corona containment measures, to disavow any antisocial stigma as new scientific research has come to speculate it, think of it critically, it is already undermining to be distanced from social life for the singles, the older adults, and people with pre-existing mental health conditions.  While the challenge remains open to speculation, It serves as a context for the rising mental health as a service industry. While some countries are still lackadaisical about this aspect, busy controlling panic till a solution is out, a lead of mental health startups are already leveraging technology to alleviate the mental health crisis by making mental health care globally accessible.  BioBeats  BioBeats (a Huma company) is established...
A Virtual Tech Conference 2020 Pulls Top Brass Tech Firms & Influencers
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A Virtual Tech Conference 2020 Pulls Top Brass Tech Firms & Influencers

At a pace, digital technology is claiming industries for a luminous stake in the future to realize and offer futuristic solutions for human advancement; there's no better time to realize it now and mainly at the Digital Innovation Virtual Conference 2020.  Scheduled for Nov 5, 2020, the Digital Innovation Virtual Conference 2020, #IDC2020 presents an incredible lineup of immersive tracks in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, & Enterprise Analytics across healthcare/life sciences, government, insurance/finance, academia, engineering/automotive, and technology. The Digital Innovation Virtual Conference 2020, #IDC2020, previously an Indiana-based technology summit, has bypassed the challenges of Covid-19 to bring...
Nordic SMEs Enjoy Hygge Amidst Global Cybersecurity Threat
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Nordic SMEs Enjoy Hygge Amidst Global Cybersecurity Threat

The Northern European countries, namely Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, and the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland, have many secrets to a happy life that they share with the world. In the business scenario, Spotify, as per Crunchbase, raised a total of $2.6B in funding over 19 rounds. Swedish financial technology company iZettle sold to PayPal for $2.2 billion, and the Endomondo Sports Tracker app bags $800,000 in its first round from SEED Capital. Needless to accentuate Sweden as the hotbed for entrepreneurial ventures proportionate to cybersecurity vulnerabilities. In March 2020, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway also offered businesses big or small, at least 100 billion Norwegian crowns ($9.7 billion) as guarantees for loans and bonds to support the economy during t...
Donald Trump’s Exploiting Chinese Espionage Sentiment in TikTok Ban
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Donald Trump’s Exploiting Chinese Espionage Sentiment in TikTok Ban

With all odds at its bestowal, TikTok is poised to be the most popular app in the world. From the beginning, TikTok focused on sharing minute-long entertainment videos for the mass and thus won the hearts of Generation Z. TikTok has an 800+ million global subscriber base, with over two billion downloads on the App Store (Mohsin 2020). Its user engagement pulled Facebook & Google of their comfort to launch their replica of the platform. For records, YouTube started with minute-long videos only after TikTok got banned in India. The ban of TikTok in India also resulted in an astonishing number of copies under the Make in India initiative. So far, no platform could get the actual juice of TikTok the way the secret sauce of KFC is only known to the folks at KFC. Safe to say that TikTok can ...
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