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Pet Care Industry Continues to Grow Amid Pandemic
BUSINESS

Pet Care Industry Continues to Grow Amid Pandemic

For many industries, travel, and hospitality to name a few, the pandemic has been extremely detrimental to sales. The list of businesses that can say the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have been beneficial is short. While the focus has mostly been on eCommerce and remote tech, which individuals and businesses have relied on as we shift to a digital world, one industry that has been quietly making steady growth is pet care.The demand for pet care, from food to veterinary services, rose over the course of the pandemic. One surprising and heart-warming reason for it is the growth in the number of people adopting and fostering pets. In the US, Wired reports that animal shelters have run out of pets that are available for adoption a remarkable problem to have in a country that’s overrun wi...
What Is Endpoint Security For Your Business?
Tech

What Is Endpoint Security For Your Business?

Security is an issue that all business owners need to carefully consider. This will include physical security such as CCTV cameras and intruder alarms, but in today’s digital age the larger threat is cybercrime, which is a huge and growing problem. There are constantly stories of large corporations and government agencies being targeted by cybercriminals, but it is not just these larger organizations that are being targeted; small companies are frequently targeted because it is thought that there will not be adequate protection in place.  Cybercrime is the biggest threat to modern-day business and there are constantly new threats being developed which is why endpoint security has become a priority for all companies. Endpoint Security Defined So, what exactly is endpoint security?...
NY Times Advertising Profit Hits, Overall Ad Revenue decline
BUSINESS

NY Times Advertising Profit Hits, Overall Ad Revenue decline

The New York Times profits slipped in the third quarter as declines in advertising revenues offset gains in its digital subscription efforts. The prestigious US daily said it now has more than four million "digital only" subscribers and a total subscriber base of 4.9 million, with 500,000 outside the United States. Net profit for the quarter slid 34 percent from a year ago to $16.4 million, while total revenues rose 2.7 percent to USD 429 million. But while the Times increased revenue from its subscriber base, ad revenues were down for both print and digital. Overall ad revenue declined 6.7 percent from a year ago, including a 7.9 percent from print and 5.4 percent drop in digital. "Like other publishers, we're seeing continued turbulence in the digital advertising space," ...
Wipro acquires global digital engineering and manufacturing group ITI
ACQUISITION

Wipro acquires global digital engineering and manufacturing group ITI

Milford, Cincinnati, United States: Wipro a leading Indian information technology, consulting and business process services company announced that it has acquired International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a global digital engineering and manufacturing solutions company. ITI is a world leader in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) interoperability software services. Through its key solutions for Model Based Enterprise (MBE), data interoperability and data migration, ITI provides the building blocks for Industry 4.0, to help build ‘next generation’ digital enterprises. Founded in 1983, ITI group provides software products and services to some of the world’s leading manufacturers across aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and other segments. ITI has lo...
Housing.com Re-enter Into Rental Business
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Housing.com Re-enter Into Rental Business

Realty portal Housing.com, which has recently merged with PropTiger.com, has re-entered into rent business and targets to list 2 lakh homes in the next three months. Housing.com, which was founded in 2012, initially focused on providing independently verified listings of homes to address the issue of finding homes for rent in metros and major cities. However, the company had in November 2015 decided to restructure its business to focus only on buying and selling of apartments. "... The reintroduction of rentals is a crucial step for the brand which was a leading player in the segment," Housing.com said in a statement. With the relaunch, the portal has over 60,000 verified units listed to be rented with the number expected to exceed 2,00,000 in three months. Housing.com, part...
25,000 Crore Digital Transactions in India, Post Demonetisation
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25,000 Crore Digital Transactions in India, Post Demonetisation

Post demonetisation, cash-based transactions worth Rs 25,000 crore have moved to the digital mode, says a survey. The Economic Research Department of State Bank of India   carried out the survey from December 30, 2016 to January 3, 2017 so as to understand the nuances of demonetisation. It showed that 15 per cent of transactions moved to electronic payments such as m-wallets and Point of Sale machines. "This means that Rs 25,000 crore of cash based transactions have moved to digital in the last two months. If this is so, this is a good beginning," SBI Research said in its Ecowrap report. This number could have been even higher because the behavioural shift has not happened yet and many merchants still prefer cash transactions when the amount is not large, the survey said, adding t...
Vine a Mobile App For Video Sharing Will Be Discontinue
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Vine a Mobile App For Video Sharing Will Be Discontinue

Twitter Inc announced Thursday that it would discontinue the video-sharing mobile app Vine, as it moves to cut 9 percent of its workforce worldwide to keep costs down after beating Wall Street quarterly earnings expectations. In the post twitter said, "Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold.  Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app." The decision comes on the heels of a failed attempt to sell Twitter as it fights against stagnant user growth and mounting competition from other social media platforms. In a post published jointly by Twitter and Vine to the blog platform Medium, the social media services said that the Vine website would stay live even after the mobile app is...
Mahindra Group Starts Using Internet-of-Things For Trucks & Tractors
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Mahindra Group Starts Using Internet-of-Things For Trucks & Tractors

One of the largest tractor makers and commercial vehicle players in India, Mahindra Group has already started using the Internet-of-Things (IoT) project for placing sensors in its tractors and trucks for predicting possible breakdowns. According to the Strategy Head at the Group, Anish Shah, there will be sensors in tractors and trucks to predict failures of specific parts. There will be parts waiting for customers at service centres on the route subsequently. This will prevent breakdowns and time losses of drivers. The same technology can be applied for the automobile business too according to Shah. IoT facilitates sensor placement on machines and subsequent data collection for tracking and improving performance. The Mahindra Group has a stake in Cloud Leaf, a Silicon Valley start-up w...
Indian Parenting Website “Kidsstoppress.com” Raises Undisclosed Angel Funding
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Indian Parenting Website “Kidsstoppress.com” Raises Undisclosed Angel Funding

Mumbai-based  parenting startup Kidsstoppress has raised an undisclosed funding amount from angel investors. Founder chief executive of IIFL Wealth Karan Bhagat also participated in the investment. The company was founded by Mansi Zaveri in 2012. Currently, it offers its services across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. Mansi Zaveri, founder, KidsStopPress, said, “The parenting and baby care segment in India is a very large opportunity and is worth close to $25 billion. At the same time, it is also fragmented and very local in terms of language, culture and geography. At Kidsstoppress.com, we have built the groundwork to address this large opportunity across segments including content and market place." KidsStopPress produces both proprietary and secondary con...
From Booking Ticket to Ordering Meal, All on New Rail Application Soon
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From Booking Ticket to Ordering Meal, All on New Rail Application Soon

A seamless travel experience for rail commuters with a swipe of a finger is in the offing as Railways plans to revamp its mobile application and include “all passenger services” for its customers. “We are preparing an integrated mobile application for railway passengers which will take care of all their needs. “It will be an app that will take care of the entire journey — from booking a ticket to booking a taxi, pre-ordering a meal, requesting for porter services, lodging at a retiring room, ordering a bed roll, complaining about lack of cleanliness in a coach, accessing digital entertainment, reserving a hotel, booking an airline ticket in case of a waitlisted rail ticket, among other services,”said an official from the Non-Fare Directorate of the Railway Ministry. Ern...
Testing Firm Applause Raises $35 Million in Series F
FUNDING

Testing Firm Applause Raises $35 Million in Series F

Applause, the in-the-wild digital testing leader, announced it has raised $35 Million in a Series F financing round. The largest new investor in this financing round was Credit Suisse, and the round also included an investment by strategic partner, Accenture. The funding will increase the company’s investment in its strategy as the go-to source for improving customers’ digital experiences. This round brings Applause’s total funding-to-date to more than $115 Million. As the company formally launches its expanded Digital Experience solutions in the coming months, this funding enables Applause to: Further expand its in-the-wild digital testing services. The company will invest heavily in its real-world testing services that enable omni-channel testing – from web to mobile to IoT to bric...
Cognizant Acquired US-Based Idea Couture
ACQUISITION

Cognizant Acquired US-Based Idea Couture

Software services major Cognizant has acquired US-based Idea Couture for an undisclosed amount to boost its digital technologies offering. Idea Couture, which specialises in designing and prototyping products, services and business models, will become part of Cognizant Digital Works, Cognizant said in a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cognizant Digital Works combines human insight, strategy, design, technology and industry expertise to create innovative solutions at enterprise scale. Based in Toronto, the privately-held Idea Couture has offices in the US, Europe and Latin America. It has over 170 social scientists, strategists, anthropologists, user experience experts, designers and connected product developers. Its customers include companies like Samsung, Pe...