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Covid-19: In the times of ‘touch-me-not’ environment, drones are the new best friends

As India continues to tackle the ongoing crisis, drones have the ability to play a key role in combating the coronavirus. Drone startups in India are working alongside authorities providing services such as disinfecting contaminated areas, managing crowds and delivering medical supplies.

The sharing economy faces the abyss in a pandemic

Uber told investors this month that it expected to close out the year with between $4 billion and $6 billion in cash. That’s a lot of money, but it’s never a good sign when a company is assuring investors it won’t run completely dry.

SoftBank’s big bet on sharing economy backfires with Coronavirus

Investors are increasingly spooked about the stability of Son’s empire and its $100 billion Vision Fund amid the pandemic. Before this week, SoftBank shares had tumbled about 50% in a single month, including their worst one-day decline since the Japanese billionaire listed his company in 1994.

Tracking app to thermal camera, Indian startup ecosystem is coming together to fight coronavirus

Startup founders in India have joined hands and are taking the initiative to help the government and citizens battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by bringing various solutions ranging from a quarantine app to a disease-free vehicle shield.

Covid 19: As cities go for lockdown, out of nowhere Zoom has become the video calling app of choice

Zoom has been preparing for this moment since the new coronavirus began spreading in China in January. Even then it was easy to see that Zoom’s primary customer base — videoconferencing desk workers — would become more reliant on its services while quarantined at home.

Gunning for profitability and an IPO, Zomato must now tackle viral challenge

Black Swan events, an idea popularised by the Lebanese-American scholar Nassim Nicholas Taleb, refers to low-probability events that have a high impact.

A new breed of filmmakers are banking on tech-based startups for talent recruitment

In an industry that relies heavily on personal networks or bad old nepotism to bring artists onboard a project, these apps may seem futile at first.

Covid-19 pandemic erodes gig economy work

In recent weeks, some gig-economy companies have responded by offering basic sick leave provisions and cleaning products like hand sanitizer for drivers. Uber, Lyft, Instacart and DoorDash said that they would pay workers for 14 days of work if they have a coronavirus diagnosis and need to stay home.

Running low on battery? This power bank rental lets you charge on the move

The idea may be simple, but Plugo, a smart power bank rental and sharing service, has been accepted by over 10,000 customers within the last three months. What makes it different?

So we’re working from home. Can the internet handle it?

Use of bandwidth-hogging apps and games has already shot up in places where the coronavirus has taken hold.

‘Psychological torture’: The alleged extortion of a venture capitalist

‘Psychological torture’: The alleged extortion of a venture capitalist

Bryan Nash and Michael Goguen started out as casual workout buddies, their relationship turning toxic over the years as their lives and careers diverged. While Goguen reaped the riches and rewards of the tech boom, Nash struggled to keep up—piling on debt and trying fruitlessly to break into the rarefied world of Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

Sorry, but working from home is overrated

Sorry, but working from home is overrated

Remote workers tend to take shorter breaks and fewer sick days than office-based ones.

Eye in the sky: Surveillance tech companies see business boom in the country

Eye in the sky: Surveillance tech companies see business boom in the country

Surveillance tech is changing the contours of law enforcement and private enterprises, with startups in the space seeing their businesses boom.

Backed by SoftBank, Herman Narula’s Improbable is struggling to revolutionize gaming industry

Backed by SoftBank, Herman Narula’s Improbable is struggling to revolutionize gaming industry

Improbable has set up studios and bought Midwinter Entertainment, a Washington state-based SpatialOS developer, in September. No games are ready for commercial release, though Midwinter has been play-testing one title, called Scavengers, where opposing players must decide whether to join forces to defeat monsters and survive in the wilderness.

Women  entrepreneurs to play a big role in shaping Dubai's economy

Women entrepreneurs to play a big role in shaping Dubai's economy

Dubai is the best place to shop for the young, talented Indians who are eager to become part of the startup band that is rocking the world right away, throu...

Recykal: Making money from India’s huge waste problem

Recykal: Making money from India’s huge waste problem

As cities generate more and more waste, the need to effectively tackle it has become even more pressing. Recykal’s solutions are aimed at transforming the waste management space by connecting every aspect of the waste management journey through a tech platform.

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