In the basement of a Bangalore building, hundreds of young Indians sit in neat rows of desks typing furiously, all dreaming of becoming the new Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.
With more Indian millennials aggressively migrating to video-on-demand (VOD) platforms to watch premium content, JustWatch — a Berlin based start-up — offers a search engine to help viewers find where to legally watch their favourite movies and television series online.
Nearly every technology startup wants the same thing: more data.
But in the rush to collect all manner of information about customers, tensions are rising in Silicon Valley over whether such practices amount to a form of surveillance that customers will ultimately find invasive.
The government of the UAE has announced the completion of a legal system to supervise venture capital funds, as one of the first projects approved by the Government Accelerators initiative, launched last year by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in line with the goals of the UAE National Agenda, the Ministry of Economy has announced.
A boom in consumer drone sales has spawned a counter-industry of start-ups aiming to stop drones flying where they shouldn’t, by disabling them or knocking them out of the sky.
Social media firm Snap Inc may be the highest profile tech IPO planned for 2017, with the potential to raise billions.
French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said on Tuesday it was investing in an early stage fund managed by private equity firm Partech Ventures, making its second investment in digital and technology start-ups in less than a year.
Hamdan Innovation Incubator, an initiative of Dubai SME, the agency mandated to foster the small and medium enterprise sector, has signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with United Trademark and Patent Services to protect the patents and intellectual property rights of entrepreneurs.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will launch five new initiatives in 2017 to boost start-ups and entrepreneurs, while efforts to foster innovation and develop Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem will remain a major priority for the chamber, revealed a senior official.
Home grown messaging app Hike Messenger is set to roll out a “Video Stories” feature on Saturday which will allow users to share videos of up to 20 seconds.