With gyms forced to close during the lockdown, home workouts have snowballed in popularity. The fitness industry has embraced the digital age like never before, offering classes on everything from yoga to weight lifting via live-streaming services and social media. … [Read more...] about Fitter, faster, stronger, smarter
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For one of the most competitive smartphone markets in the world, delivering value is important. It’s no surprise then that Google wants a bigger slice of that pie. A cheaper Pixel would do it. The flagship Pixel devices have always been revered, even coveted. They took over the mantle from the Nexus phones - phones with the best of Google. They get the updates before anyone else. And despite the constant churn of devices in the market, they get software updates for a whole 3 years. With that groundwork laid, it’s time to talk about what Google has been cooking up. Comparing the 3a XL side-by-side with the 3XL, you can instantly see the family resemblance but you can also see compromises (chiefly the polycarbonate back). When the renders of the 3a and 3a XL leaked a few weeks ago, they only showed the back of the phones. I guess it was wishful thinking to expect them to be the same ID but with a mid-range processor. The smaller Pixel 3a is priced at Rs 39,999 (4/64GB) … [Read more...] about First impression of Pixel 3a XL: A capable phone at a much lower price than the Pixel 3/3XL
Last week Hike Messenger , the messaging app, became the latest startup to join the so-called ‘unicorn’ pack in India—companies valued at at least $1 billion. Hike has been the fastest of the pack to reach the milestone, in just about three and half years after launch. It took e-commerce major Flipkart five years, rival Snapdeal seven years and analytics firm Mu Sigma nine years to become unicorns. Hike is also the lone company in the unicorn pack that is free. It is yet to make money. Hike will only “start to try making money by 2018, perhaps 2020”, says 28-year old founder Kavin Bharti Mittal. Yet, thanks to the $175 million collected from a clutch of overseas investors (see Plenty of Funds), the app is valued at $1.4 billion. Mittal believes the $175 million raised by Hike “is like Flipkart raising $1 billion. That’s the value we see and we are the only local rich messaging app with scale in the country.” Says Vishal Tripathi, … [Read more...] about Is Hike Messenger worth the hype and $1.4 billion?