Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicTech companies

Topic: Tech companies

Southeast Asia’s richest families chase next unicorn after Grab, Carousell

From Thailand's Dhanin Chearavanont to Philippines’ Lance Gokongwei, the Southeast Asian conglomerates are plowing millions into promising firms or setting up venture capital funds.

Google to Facebook, tech firms leaning on retd IAS officers to deal with Modi govt

Technology companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter or Amazon are under increased scrutiny and regulatory pressure of the Modi govt. They need an insider in power corridors.

‘Don’t know why I’m alive’ – how Indian techies are struggling with Covid trauma & grief

Indian tech companies, which support Wall Street banks and Silicon Valley giants, are trying to figure out how to address the mental-health fallout for a generation of young workers.

Tech firms push recovery in India’s office leasing after steepest fall in a decade

Technology sector dominated the market with 41% of total leasings across the second half of 2020. Bengaluru saw transactions rise 8% during the period from the previous year.

3 US states to file a new antitrust lawsuit against Google over app store fees

The attorneys general of Utah, North Carolina and New York are among states that are preparing a lawsuit, which hasn’t been previously reported and could be filed in January.

What is ‘Chunauti’? The Rs 95-cr govt plan to boost tech start-ups for Atmanirbhar Bharat

The IT ministry has launched a start-up challenge from which around 300 projects will be selected and provided with up to Rs 25 lakh seed funding.

Tech firms begin to abandon Hong Kong because of security law

Under the new law, police can ask tech firms to delete or restrict access to content, with non-compliance punishable with a fine of HK$100,000 and six months in prison.

PhonePe spinoff could give India two unicorns at a combined value of upto $ 30 billion

PhonePe preparing to fly solo is a sign of India’s maturing digital sector, and a step that could put India back on the global technology map.

Why Singapore is set to become a global data centre hub

Singapore offers predictable rule of law and infrastructure, giving tech companies a comfort level for storing their most valuable resource.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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