Tag Archives: May

Donald Trump’s order may expedite social media regulations in India

US President Donald Trump’s executive order on online censorship, which followed his spat with Twitter for fact-checking his claim on voter fraud, may expedite a review of rules governing social media firms in India. The order puts the spotlight back on India where the government has been considering regulating social media platforms to curb fake news and hate speeches. The ... Read More »

Funding in Indian startups this week (11 May-16 May)

This week 14 Indian startups raised funding, of which 7 received a total sum of about $65 million. Among them, SirionLabs raised the highest funding of about $44 million followed by Shiprocket which raised $13 million. Meanwhile, funding for 7 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed this week SirionLabs: Enterprise-focused software-as-a-service provider, ... Read More »

Covid-19 may cut media, entertainment sector FY21 revenue by 16%: CRISIL

New Delhi: The economic slowdown, exacerbated by the covid-19 pandemic, is set to cull the Indian media and entertainment industry’s revenue by 16% to ₹1.3 trillion this fiscal, according to domestic rating agency CRISIL. Advertisement revenue, which accounts for 45% of the pie, will see a sharper cut of 18%, while subscription revenue, accounting for 55%, will be relatively resilient ... Read More »

Sony, RIL’s TV18 may form joint venture for entertainment business

MUMBAI: Japanese major Sony Corp, which owns Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is likely to create a new joint venture with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries-owned TV18 Broadcast, which will house all the entertainment assets of both the companies, two people with direct knowledge of the development told ET. Sony will own a majority 51% stake in the proposed JV, while TV18 will own ... Read More »

Funding in Indian startups this week (13 May-18 May)

This week 12 Indian startups received funding, of which 9 received a total sum of about $258 million. Among them, Grofers raised the highest funding of about $200 million followed by Dailyhunt which raised about $22 million. Meanwhile, funding for 3 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed this week: Grofers: Online grocery ... Read More »

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

There are different types of headaches and different factors causing it. So, a headache caused during a migraine will be different from the headache caused by eating something very cold. Here are 5 lesser-known causes of headaches: * Migraine: Migraines cause recurring types of headaches that can be severe and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Triggers for this could be stress, hormonal changes, ... Read More »

People who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s may never develop dementia

A new study has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s never develop classic dementia that others do. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. People suffering from Alzheimer’s develop a buildup of two proteins that impair communications between nerve cells in the brain – plaques made of amyloid beta proteins and neurofibrillary tangles made ... Read More »

Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Information about vaccines and autism available online can prove to be unreliable as it is often based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, and is contributing to the rise in anti-vaccination sentiments, a study has found. For the study researchers carried out a search for ‘vaccines autism’ and then analysed the results for the top 200 websites.The study, published in the ... Read More »

WhatsApp May Be Working on a Windows App for PCs: Report

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is reportedly working with Microsoft to deliver a proper desktop app. WhatsApp is one of the few developers that consistently delivered updates to its Windows Phone app, but a report by Windows Central suggests WhatsApp is actually getting ready to deliver a proper desktop app as well, The Next Web reported on Friday. Concept art for a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of WhatsApp showed up on Behance ... Read More »

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first fully implanted DBS system that ... Read More »