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Skyline of Mumbai | Representational image | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

The urban redesign that will shape future cities

Covid-19 has had a profound impact on how urban planners and leaders approach infrastructure, finance their operations and attract residents.
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RBI’s recurring payments regulation can derail India’s digital economy engine

The Watal Committee and the Nandan Nilekani Committee, formed to study the digital payments ecosystem, have highlighted the importance of recurring transactions.
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Cyber insurance — a proactive risk management measure for firms to avoid catastrophic losses

An unprecedented surge in cyber-attacks during this pandemic has caused unparalleled business disruptions.
Pedestrians wear protective masks in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. The study was conducted across six hospitals in the city | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Global economic revival could be hurt by uneven recovery in Asia

Asia is an important barometer for world economy because it accounted for more than two-thirds of global growth in 2019 & houses a majority of the young.
File image of Amazon Echo, whose virtual assistant is Alexa | Pexels

How smart assistants are becoming gatekeepers to the digital economy

Companies such as Apple and Amazon let competitors build for their ecosystems, but functionality is typically limited for third-parties compared to their default offerings.
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Why Google, Facebook and other US tech giants are making a beeline for India

With China now closed, US tech giants are now looking to the other big market in the world that’s getting more open.
Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why India’s ban on Chinese apps opens a gold mine for Mukesh Ambani’s Jio & Silicon Valley

Although Ambani’s Jio appears to be ahead, his won’t be India’s only super-app. Amazon & Flipkart are also making huge investments in online services.
The two startups have filed cases against each other | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Two real estate startups in Bengaluru accuse each other of data theft, file counter FIRs

Startups MyGate and NoBroker have accused each other of planting employees to steal data and leak confidential information.
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From virtual meetings to drone delivery — Covid-19 crisis will boost digital economy

Firms that are digitally agile are adapting to the Covid-19 crisis more successfully and investment in the digital economy will increase in future.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.