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Experiments of a shopaholic: How metaverse is serving as testing grounds for real-life products by luxury designers
Arts & Culture

Experiments of a shopaholic: How metaverse is serving as testing grounds for real-life products by luxury designers

How users interact with online goods — what they flock to and what they ignore — offers a relatively low-risk and low-cost opportunity for firms to develop products.

IT Minister asks bankers to create robust, digital platform for easy credit availability to small businesses
India

IT Minister asks bankers to create robust, digital platform for easy credit availability to small businesses

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the event, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav further said the idea was to ensure that easy credit at good terms, through a seamless process could be made available to micro and small industries, small businessesmen, street vendors among others

COVID-19 lessons: Lower trade barriers, adopt digital procedures, ESCAP-ADB report recommends Asian nations
World

COVID-19 lessons: Lower trade barriers, adopt digital procedures, ESCAP-ADB report recommends Asian nations

The study underscores the need to strengthen supply chains as the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the vulnerabilities of concentrated trade networks, limited inventories and financing shortages

Contemplating 'some action' on OTT regulation, says Centre; SC asks to file response within six weeks
Entertainment

Contemplating 'some action' on OTT regulation, says Centre; SC asks to file response within six weeks

"Digital media has surely given a way out for filmmakers to release their content without being worried about getting clearance certificates for their films and series from the censor board,” the plea seeking OTT regulation said.

Cinema in the time of a pandemic: Why 2020 belonged to the platform-agnostic creator
Entertainment

Cinema in the time of a pandemic: Why 2020 belonged to the platform-agnostic creator

From Gulabo Sitabo taking the route of digital release, to Achint Thakkar's overnight stardom, the entertainment industry experienced a complete shakeup, as OTT platforms took centre-stage for a captive audience.

Jobs in 2021: With tech taking centrestage, ‘gap year’ 2020 is likely to force professionals to reinvent themselves
India

Jobs in 2021: With tech taking centrestage, ‘gap year’ 2020 is likely to force professionals to reinvent themselves

Jobs in 2021 will be different from jobs in 2019. Some features will be very new. Some may vanish altogether. But some will remain for the next 10 or 20 years, particularly the use of digital technology and the internet for remote working and projectisation

Paperless and modern technology can ensure quality, smooth operation of India's health care system
India

Paperless and modern technology can ensure quality, smooth operation of India's health care system

With an array of solutions available for the healthcare organizations, it is only a matter of taking the first step in the right direction for the other pieces to fall in place.

Google Duo will soon allow users to place video calls on Android TVs
News & Analysis

Google Duo will soon allow users to place video calls on Android TVs

In case your TV set does not come with an in-built camera, Duo will work by plugging in a USB camera.

It is never easy to say 'no' to a specific project, says Netflix India's Srishti Behl Arya
Entertainment

It is never easy to say 'no' to a specific project, says Netflix India's Srishti Behl Arya

Srishti Behl Arya, Director International Originals, Netflix India leads the films division, and admits she has her hands full with the increasing number of direct-to-digital releases.

With Bollywood heading straight to home, box office may no longer remain the primary criterion of success
Entertainment

With Bollywood heading straight to home, box office may no longer remain the primary criterion of success

The suspension of theatrical releases during the lockdown has come as a blessing in disguise since the films are no longer merely judged by box office pull.

Shoojit Sircar on Gulabo Sitabo going digital: 'It was not an easy decision but this is the way forward'
Entertainment

Shoojit Sircar on Gulabo Sitabo going digital: 'It was not an easy decision but this is the way forward'

Shoojit Sircar discusses reuniting with Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan, whether he is compromising with an OTT release, and the status of Sardar Udham Singh.

Angrezi Medium premieres on Disney+ Hotstar during Coronavirus lockdown; will other delayed films also go digital?
Entertainment

Angrezi Medium premieres on Disney+ Hotstar during Coronavirus lockdown; will other delayed films also go digital?

Coronavirus outbreak forced films like Angrezi Medium out of theatres immediately upon release, which prompted the makers to strike a deal with Disney+ Hotstar.

Narendra Modi asks CAG to develop innovative methods to check frauds in govt departments
Business

Narendra Modi asks CAG to develop innovative methods to check frauds in govt departments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked auditor CAG to develop technical tools to check fraud in government departments and play a role in making India a $5 trillion economy

Gaming is suddenly transforming into a viable career option for young millennials
Gaming

Gaming is suddenly transforming into a viable career option for young millennials

As an organized industry, gaming comes with highly specialized roles which are suitable for digital natives.

Digital skilling and literacy coupled with academic curriculum revision needed for a 'Digitally Intelligent' India
News & Analysis

Digital skilling and literacy coupled with academic curriculum revision needed for a 'Digitally Intelligent' India

The distinction between policies for cyber world and physical world will gradually diminish.

Stolen cryptocurrencies in 2018 surged to around $1.7 billion in 2018: Report
News & Analysis

Stolen cryptocurrencies in 2018 surged to around $1.7 billion in 2018: Report

$950 million constituted thefts from cryptocurrency exchanges, infrastructure services like wallets.

Tokenisation of card payments can simplify and secure financial transactions, services for merchants, consumers
Business

Tokenisation of card payments can simplify and secure financial transactions, services for merchants, consumers

Tokenisation is a process aimed at increasing the security and safety of payment systems by replacing the card details with a unique alternate payment ID or code termed as a ‘token'.

Anonymous political ads opposing Brexit reaches 10 million voters on Facebook
News & Analysis

Anonymous political ads opposing Brexit reaches 10 million voters on Facebook

Facebook says it has set a goal of bringing a transparency feature for political ads .

RBI's data localisation deadline to not change, digital payment firms worried
News & Analysis

RBI's data localisation deadline to not change, digital payment firms worried

The RBI guidelines say that all digital payment firms must store data locally for their businesses.

Apple plans to provide a free digital video service to its iPhone, iPad users
News & Analysis

Apple plans to provide a free digital video service to its iPhone, iPad users

The service will also carry subscription channels to allow customers to sign up for online-only services.