Disney+ has arrived in the land of Bollywood. The company on Friday (local time) rolled out its eponymous streaming service in India through Hotstar, a popular on-demand video streamer it picked up as part of the Fox deal. To court users in India, the largest open entertainment market in Asia, Disney is charging users 1,499 […]
Blackstone has acquired 4.01% stake in Mphasis for about Rs 525 crore ($69 million) after its share price fell more than one-third from its year-high in mid-March in a widespread market sell off because of Covid-19
Google tops the power ranking, while Facebook is still retargeting king Regional and local players are making their mark, with TikTok seeing tremendous growth
This article originally appeared on ABACUSTencent launched a new English website that lets users evaluate their risk for Covid-19. The website asks users questions about their age, travel history and whether they’re experiencing any symptoms. It then gives advice on whether they should seek medical help or isolate themselves. The website does not require people to […]
BIT Founders Bagan Innovation Technology (BIT), a digital content provider in Myanmar, has secured “seven-figure USD” in Series B funding, led by Japan’s Kyuu Roku. Existing investor UMJ Ikeya Investment, besides Hotto Link, a social listening company listed on Japan’s stock exchange, also participated. BIT will use this financing to invest into their automatic speech recognition, […]
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the United States, another invisible enemy is threatening America’s data security.From stealing data to disseminating misinformation, hackers are taking advantage of the US at an especially vulnerable time during the war against the deadly outbreak.Millions of Americans have been ordered to work from home to contain the spread of […]
China-based Luckin Coffee, the fastest growing growing coffee brand in the world, has dazzled VCs, public market investors and frankly us over the years with its dizzyingly high growth, expanding from a handful of stores and delivery kiosks to tens of thousands in a just a few years, quickly outpacing Starbucks’ aggressive expansion in the […]
Singapore’s government urged residents to consider ordering their groceries online rather than going to the shops. That just became tougher.Alibaba Group Holding’s Lazada Group, Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce services provider, is temporarily suspending new grocery orders in Singapore after strict physical distancing measures and rising coronavirus cases triggered a surge in orders. Alibaba is the […]
While the increase in time spent is almost same in metros (11%), mini metros (15%) and tier II cities (12%), tier I cities witnessed 8% increase. Among the different age groups, the 35-44 year olds have shown maximum increase of 18%, followed by 15-24 year olds (12%) and 25-34 year olds (9%).
“There is an increasing need to not only leverage smartphones but also feature phones in accelerating the process of contact tracing and identification of hotspots in the country,” principle scientific advisor K VijayRaghavan, who is member of the empowered committee, said
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The joint venture between The Vanguard Group and Ant Financial Services is rolling out a new robo-adviser to target the Chinese fintech giant’s 900 million users, a first step in winning a slice of the nation’s fast-growing asset management business.Their venture started offering an automated service called Bang Ni Tou, which translates as “Help You […]
It plans to use the new funds to extend its runway “as far as possible,” its CEO said.
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), which was hosting a virtual conference to inform people about TV and smartphone consumption trends amid the lockdown, was forced to stop the briefing midway because of the “hacking” episode.
To introduce this offering in India, IBM Research has trained Watson Assistant to answer queries in English and Hindi to enable various government agencies and Departments to offer this service to its constituents, Gargi Dasgupta, Director – IBM Research India and CTO IBM India /South Asia, was quoted as saying in an IBM statement.