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A TiE Delhi-NCR and Zinnov report noted that around 75 per cent of start-ups are gradually recovering post lockdown

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Despite the ongoing pandemic, India is set to have eight unicorns by the end of the year, almost the same number of additions as in 2019. The country has already got four unicorns during the pandemic. According to a report ‘COVID-19 and the Antifragility of Indian Startup Ecosystem’ by TiE Delhi-NCR, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, in partnership with Zinnov, Indian startup ecosystem is recovering quickly from the impact of the pandemic.

The report observed that though 2020 started on a high note for Indian entrepreneurs, the COVID-19 outbreak jolted the startups across the sector. The period

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Square Enix has revealed when the next big content update for Final Fantasy XIV will arrive. During its latest Letter from the Producer broadcast, the publisher confirmed that Patch 5.4 for the popular MMO, titled Futures Rewritten, will release in early December, and it’ll introduce a wealth of additional content to the Shadowbringers expansion.

Among other things, Patch 5.4 will add new main story quests. As Square Enix describes, “Following the grand conclusion of the Shadowbringers story in Patch 5.3, players will set out on a new adventure” in the December update. The patch will also introduce the third installment in the Eden raid series, as well as the next chapter in the Sorrow of Werlyt questline.

Beyond that, Patch 5.4 will also bring the dreaded Emerald Weapon to Final Fantasy XIV. Players will be able to challenge it in both normal and extreme difficulties. There will also be a

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Tiltify – a digital fundraising platform that counts among its users such notables as actors Emilia Clark and Vin Diesel, and influencers DrLupo, Jacksepticeye and Markiplier – said it has now done some decidedly non-charity fundraising of its own, raising $6.5 million in a Series A round.

The Los Angeles-based company said it will use the money to expand its reach beyond traditional charity fundraisers in developing new ways to engage with next-generation consumers, and encourage more donations. That may include new kinds of features and game-ifications, such as “polls, rewards, milestones, visual overlays, and animations,” according to the company.

This has been one of the most difficult years in recent history for America and around the globe, desperately catalyzing the need to support causes worldwide,” said Tiltify CEO Michael Wasserman, a co-founder. “Fortunately, our community of creators took to their platforms to leverage their

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The death of the internet

October 14, 2020 | internet | No Comments

It’s too bad that presidential campaigns are so personal, because in truth they’re policy wars. “Who’d you rather have a beer with?” might be easier to answer than “who’s got the better approach to regulating the internet?”, but the latter is far more important.  



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I mention all this because the FCC is set to finalize its repeal of “net neutrality” at the end of the month. Remember “net neutrality”? I certainly do, because of its peculiar premise not so much to address a major existing consumer harm, but to prevent one from coming into being. But even after its repeal, those harms –giving “fast lanes” to certain content and slowing others–haven’t really borne out. The only recent examples I could find were of Sprint reportedly throttling Skype in 2018, and Verizon throttling Santa Clara firefighters for what turned out to be going over

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Monumental Sports & Entertainment today announced its 2020-21 season programming for Caps Gaming – an esports-focused sub-brand that aims to help foster the growth of the NHL competitive gaming community and create visibility for hockey’s esports scene. As the focal point of its programming this season, Caps Gaming will bring back the Caps Gaming Showcase presented by Leidos again for 2020-21.

The Caps Gaming Showcase is an EA Sports NHL21 competition featuring the best 6’s teams in the NHL gaming community. In 2019-20, 82 teams participated in the Caps Gaming Showcase. This year’s competition will be an eight-week, Swiss-format event beginning in early December 2020. At the conclusion of the eight weeks, the top 32 teams will qualify for a single-elimination tournament that will run from early February through early March. The total prize pool for the Caps Gaming Showcase in this season is $20,000. Signups for the Caps Gaming

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  • Apple announced its latest class of iPhones on Tuesday, but some analysts said the company failed to address a key point: Why the average consumer should shell out $1,000 for its top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro model.
  • The Pro models and “regular” iPhone 12 models can be distinguished by the extra camera lens in the pricier option.
  • But that mostly matters for serious photographers, not the average consumer.



Pricing for the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is unveiled.


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Pricing for the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is unveiled.

Apple announced its latest class of iPhones on Tuesday, but some analysts said the company failed to address a key point: Why the average consumer should shell out $1,000 or more for its top-of-the-line model.

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“In past phone cycles, we have felt that AAPL makes a strong case why tech-savvy consumers should gravitate towards the highest end solution (iPhone X in 2017, iPhone XS in 2018, iPhone

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Google Chromecast with Google TV review

October 14, 2020 | gadget | No Comments

Chromecast with Google TV

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The new $50 Chromecast with Google TV is Google’s first real rival to Roku and Amazon Fire TV. 

It brings a lot of features that never existed on a Chromecast before, such as a full remote and brand-new Google TV software that makes it easier to find movies and TV shows. And it ties into all sorts of services, such as Hulu, HBO Max, Netflix and Disney+.

Previously, the Chromecast let you play content on your computer, but you had to select content on your phone. Now it has a whole new software experience, which makes it feel a lot more like a Roku, an Amazon Fire TV or an Apple TV. It means Google might finally be able to take some market share away from leaders Amazon and Roku.

Here’s what you need to know about it.

What’s good about the Chromecast with Google

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Virginia’s online voter registration system went down on the worst day possible: the last day that residents are allowed to register to vote.

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A federal judge in Richmond has ruled that Virginia must extend online and in-person voter registration until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15.

The order comes after a construction project accidentally cut a fiber internet line yesterday that took down several state websites, including the Department of Elections website on the last day of voter registration.

U.S. Judge John A. Gibney Jr. made the ruling early Wednesday morning in a lawsuit brought by several voter rights groups.

“There’s really not a lot of harm to the Commonwealth and the state registrars by extending the period of registration in this case,” Gibney Jr. said in the teleconference hearing, “but there is tremendous harm to the people who want to register to

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Everything You Need To Know

October 14, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Walmart (WMT) has rolled out a revamped Black Friday shopping schedule during the coronavirus pandemic as shoppers look for safe ways to still get in on the deals for the holiday season.

As most retailers have promised, the deals for Black Friday will start early and extend longer, with Walmart offering three sales events as it looks to provide a “safer and more convenient shopping experience” for customers.

The events – Black Friday Deals for Days – will give customers three separate savings events throughout the month of November. The sales events will begin online and continue in stores with the option for curbside pickup of orders at no additional charge.

“Although this year’s event looks different, our commitment to what our customers depend on us for – the absolute best prices of the season on hot gifts from top brands – hasn’t changed,” Scott McCall, executive vice president and

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Moj is an Indian video platform app just like TikTok that is created for netizens to showcase their creative talents. The app has started a campaign #MojwithRitviz. Ritviz is an internet music sensation and has been creating music for over the past five years. Some of his biggest hits include songs like Udd Gaye, Liggi, Jeet and Sage, each clocking over 20 million views. Most recently he was part of a mini-series documenting life in the lockdown. He has over 1.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. The hashtag already saw over 200 million video plays, with celebrity influencers like Aadil Khan, Mukti Mohan, Shivani Kapila and many more have participated in the campaign. While launching his album on Moj, Ritviz said: “It has been a great experience collaborating with Moj, especially given the restraints of the 30-second timeline for the songs. Keeping
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