"Apple stands alone as the only general-purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass. And it consistently treats gaming apps differently, applying more lenient rules to nongaming apps even when they include interactive content," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. … [Read more...] about xCloud, Stadia… Why is Apple barring major gaming services from its App Store?
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Rekha sat down on the sofa, exhausted. She had finally put her daughters, Shikha (2 years old) and Sudha (6 years old) to bed. Ever since she lost her husband, Sunil, last year, she had been struggling with finances to sustain the family. Rekha took up small assignments in her spare time earn a little. Sunil was 35 years old when he expired. Although Sunil had made some investments in the stock markets, his hospitalisation had depleted all their investments. Unfortunately, he had left Rekha and the daughters with no financial support. Although Sunil had good earnings, he had failed to purchase insurance or create an emergency fund to protect his wife and children. … [Read more...] about 3 critical steps to take before you start investing
The past few months have seen almost all businesses make dramatic shifts, and the same is true for venture investing. By April 1, I knew I’d been fooled. I had figured COVID-19 would be just a bump in the road for our portfolio companies across Southeast Asia. Lockdowns and other measures were disrupting life in countries from Malaysia to Vietnam, but the founders and CEOs of our firms expected things would bounce back to normal soon. And so did I, until the bad news and grim projections from overseas kept coming. The data points were adding up to a pattern which in no way looked like a V-shaped, or even U-shaped, global economic recovery. … [Read more...] about How my VC fund is helping our companies survive the pandemic