Tag Archives: US

Indian angels aim for sky in US startup ecosystem

NEW DELHI: A small but growing clutch of angel investors from India is picking bets in the lucrative startup market in the US lured by the promise of seeding high technology ventures that can offer disproportionate returns. Some of these investors — enthused by the big returns earned from pre-IPO secondary bids in big-name startups like Pinterest and Dropbox — are laying out fresh ... Read More »

‘This Is Us’ cast takes in the merriment at Entertainment Weekly’s Emmys party

Cameras flashed as Mandy Moore met up with three of her TV children from “This Is Us” — Parker Bates, Niles Fitch and Mackenzie Hancsicsak — after making her way into Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood for Entertainment Weekly’s pre-Emmys soiree. Not only is Moore one of the show’s seven actors nominated for Emmys — in her case, as lead actress ... Read More »

US to use fake social media to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. A USCIS statement explaining the ... Read More »

Huawei planning major job cuts in US: Report

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, which is subject to US sanctions over concerns about its ties to the government in Beijing, is planning to make major job cuts at its US operations, The Wall Street Journal reported. The layoffs are expected at Huawei’s US-based research and development arm, Futurewei Technologies, the paper reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the situation. The ... Read More »

US demands social media details, email addresses for 5 yrs from visa applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually. Certain diplomatic ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile Now Has 3 Million Players in the US, Most on Android: Report

HIGHLIGHTS PUBG Mobile now has 3.1 million US players Out of those, 1.7 million are on Android PUBG Mobile recently achieved 100 million downloads In a new development, the popular PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) mobile game has managed to achieve three million players in the United States. According to the latest data from analytics platform App Ape, the PUBG Mobile game has crossed ... Read More »

Cycling is the best form of exercise. This Tour de France champion tells us why

During his professional career, it is estimated that German road bicycle racer Jens Voigt (born September 17, 1971) rode a total of 8,50,000 km. He has won the Critérium International five times, a tied record, and won the yellow jersey twice in individual stages of the Tour de France in 2001 and 2006. Voigt, who stays in Berlin with his ... Read More »

Meet the Food Doctor: Nutritionist Ian Marber says fat is good for us. Here’s why

A quick glance through widely regarded UK-based nutritionist Ian Marber’s Twitter feed confirms his obsession with all things healthy: kimchi rice, avocados, basically everything low-carb and gluten free. He is known for his no-nonsense health advice and myth-busting tips on social media. So, my first question to him was about the biggest health industry lie. “It’s a myth that fat ... Read More »

SenseTime Plans IPO, US R&D Centre as Early as 2018

HIGHLIGHTS SenseTime says it is planning an IPO next year Qualcomm recently invested in the Chinese company SenseTime says its R&D centre will help work with partners Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) startup SenseTime Group, valued at more than $2 billion, is planning an IPO and aims to open a US research and development centre as early as next year, its founder ... Read More »

Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: Counterpoint

Lenovo brand Moto made a significant comeback in the US in the third quarter this year, almost doubling its volumes and market share annually and was the fastest growing brand, Counterpoint Research said on Saturday. The US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter. Moto, ZTE, and LG registered strong gains and Verizon remained the largest smartphone sales channel, revealed Counterpoint’s Market Monitor programme. “Motorola jumped back ... Read More »