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The secret weapon of a hardcore mobile gamer is a guild of grandmas

When I was a teenager, I spent hours upon hours building friendships in World of Warcraft. We went on raids, hung out on voice chat, and even met in real life. They were tangible, solid connections with other people — some of which I still hold to this day. Mobile games like Homescapes want to mimic this structure: Players are instructed to join ... Read More »

Public Health Threat Of Measles Is Far From Over

28 August 2019, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A pediatrician vaccinates a one-year-old child in the thigh DPA/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES In 2018, the global resurgence of measles began in earnest. Worldwide, deaths attributed to measles topped 140,000. In 2019, the pace of spread of measles accelerated, as the numbers of cases rose considerably compared to 2018. It is likely that once ... Read More »

How a Class X pass out built India’s largest mobile phone retail chain: the story of Rs 2,000 Cr Sangeetha Mobiles

Subhash Chandra L, Managing Director, Sangeetha Mobiles Bengaluru-based entrepreneur Subhash Chandra L comes across as well-educated and has a strikingly clear way of expressing his thoughts. In displaying his business acumen, he has no trouble recalling specific dates, numbers, and financial figures from over two decades ago. One might associate this with a fancy degree from an expensive, international university. However, Subhash ... Read More »

WHO declares coronavirus as Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) as the outbreak continues to spread outside Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the virus. The decision was taken in the second consecutive meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus under the International Health ... Read More »

Google Health Exec Defends Controversial Partnership With Ascension: ‘We’re Super Proud Of It’

David Feinberg at the StartUp Health Festival in 2017. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for … [+] GETTY David Feinberg, head of Google Health, defended the company’s partnership with large Catholic hospital system Ascension Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco. The partnership, nicknamed “Project Nightingale,” recently came under criticism after news outlets revealed  the partnership enabled Google to access confidential patient data. “Despite ... Read More »

Acer eyes a larger pie of booming gaming PC sales in 2020

Harish K. Kohli, President and Managing Director, Acer India Pvt Ltd Despite the economic slowdown, demand for gaming PCs is on the rise in the country. It is driven by the shift from mobile gaming to PC gaming, faster internet speeds at lower tariffs and affordable gaming products. Acer India intends to ride this demand wave and grow unit sales ... Read More »

These are the 8 coolest gadgets, cars, and concepts we saw at the biggest tech event of the year

Each year, thousands of companies from all over the world gather in Las Vegas for CES, a tech industry trade show that’s been around since 1967. CES isn’t where you should expect to find the newest gadgets you’ll be able to get your hands on in the coming year. Rather, it provides a broad view of where the world’s biggest ... Read More »

Web portal to enable blocking, tracing of stolen or lost mobile phone for Delhi launched

Launching the initiative, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said safety and security of phones are crucial given the country’s technological strides and digital prowess. (Photo: PTI) Phones users in Delhi-NCR who lose their handsets will now have some respite, with the government launching a portal that will enable blocking and tracing of stolen or lost mobile phones. The initiative was ... Read More »

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. Current subscribers can read the report here. Until now, healthcare was the only remaining industry that had yet to feel the rapid impact of digitization endured by retail, banking, and media. But consumer adoption of digital tech, regulatory overhauls, and a shifting reimbursement model are forcing ... Read More »

Be Mindful of Mental Health But Don’t Unfairly Stigmatize Seafarers

It is difficult not to notice the attention the issue of the mental health of seafarers has received in recent months. I am asking myself a question: is this good for the seafarers or bad? It definitely raises the awareness of stakeholders throughout the maritime sector, and many would argue that this surely must be good for all concerned – ... Read More »