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Jack Ma no longer the richest person in China, Tencent’s Ma Huateng takes crown

Tencent Holdings is currently China’s largest game developer. It has even surpassed Alibaba Group Holding Ltd as Asia’s most-valuable company with its shares rising above HK $500 on Wednesday Ma Huateng, founder and CEO of Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, has dethroned Alibaba Founder Jack Ma form the title of ‘Richest Man in China’, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. […]

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This Indian Start-Up Is Using AI To Monitor COVID-19 Progression In Patients

In most developing countries, especially one as populous and diverse as India, healthcare is often not given due importance. And if one dives in a little deeper, the problem of finding specialists looms large. For one, India finds itself desperately short when it comes to radiologists. For the uninitiated, radiology is the medical discipline that […]

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Zoom hires Indian-origin Velchamy Sankarlingam as head of engineering

At Zoom Inc, Sankarlingam will oversee the company’s engineering, product, and development operation team. He will be directly reporting to Zoom CEO Eric S Yuan Zoom Video Communications, Inc has appointed Indian-origin Velchamy Sankarlingam as the new president of engineering and product. His appointment will be effective on June 12. After working for more than […]

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This data marketplace app is enabling COVID-19 contact tracing in rural India

Technology has helped us in ways we never expected. However, as smartphone users, we do not have any control or power as to where our data goes, hence becoming the victims of non-consensual data collection and data monetisation. Further, users have unlimited access to online platforms and services, providing giant tech companies with the opportunity to collect user […]

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Using KBC-like polls, this edtech startup helps teachers map students’ learning

When Abhinav Tripathi was working as an intern at Microsoft Research India’s ‘Technology for Emerging Markets’ group, he found that classroom-polling helped improve learning outcomes. After he finished his internship, he continued to do similar work – also with Microsoft, supporting the group pilot more such studies. “When Pearson India approached Microsoft for a pilot, we realised […]

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Ratan Tata buys 50% stake in Mumbai teenager’s pharmacy chain

Generic Aadhar, a start-up by Arjun Deshpande, follows a unique pharmacy-aggregator business model – it sources generic drugs directly from manufacturers and sells to pharmacies, eliminating 16-20 per cent wholesaler margin Tata Group patriarch Ratan Tata has picked up 50 per cent stake in ‘Generic Aadhar’, a unique pharmacy retail chain promoted by 18-year old Arjun […]

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Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan Has a Plan for Gaming His Way Out of a Crisis

Like the rest of us, Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan has been improvising. Normally, he’d be running his network of live-event arenas and mobile trucks — which both host and broadcast gaming competitions around the globe — from a comfortable office or conference room inside the company’s Irvine, California HQ. Today, he’s sequestered in his […]

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OYO appoints former Starbucks COO Troy Alstead as independent director

Hospitality firm OYO Hotels & Homes on Friday announced the appointment of former Starbucks Corporation chief operating officer Troy Alstead as an independent director. As an independent member of the board, Troy will play a supervisory role and provide guidance to the founder and the management on key business decisions, the company said in a […]

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TCS Q4 earnings preview: Coronavirus likely to hit revenue; all eyes on future outlook

Edelweiss Securities expects 0.7 per cent fall in company’s revenue growth sequentially in constant currency terms; TCS may post 0.6 per cent fall in revenue at $5,554 million in dollar terms on a sequential basis, it says Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will announce the March quarter results for FY20 on Thursday. India’s largest IT services provider, […]

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