Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a $10 billion Google India digitisation Fund on July 13. Under the fund, Google will invest Rs 75,000 crore in India over the next five-to-seven years. This is a significant move as the announcements come despite the COVID-19-led disruptions and reflects confidence in the country's growth story. It also testifies India's attractiveness as an investment destination. He also talked about how building products for India has helped Google on the global level. … [Read more...] about 3 Point Analysis | Google’s $10 billion fund to accelerate India’s digital economy
That AAP was born in 2011 and a beneficiary of the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement is no longer its USP. Neither is AAP’s dramatic re-capture of Delhi in 2015 by winning 67 of the 70 assembly seats. The reality is that, today, AAP is plagued by internal dissensions and accusations of corruption; it is anything but what it was in 2011. On top of this, the party was ready to join hands with the Congress — the same party it opposed for its corruption and misgovernance. … [Read more...] about Politics | Has BJP taken the winds out of AAP’s and Congress’ sails?
Economic indicators from major economies are also pointing to a pick-up. Amid other factors, gold is supported by increased US-China tensions. ETF outflows also show some profit-taking by investors. Gold holdings with SPDR ETF fell by 0.36 tonne to 1200.458 tonne. This is the second consecutive decline in holdings after they tested the highest level since April 2013. … [Read more...] about Gold may remain choppy, copper prices to head higher: Kotak Securities
Tensions between the US and China have grown as both sides imposed tit-for-tat visa restrictions over Tibet. They have so far refrained from targeting the trade deal signed in January, market players are concerned that increasing friction may affect the agreement, adding to challenges faced by the global economy. … [Read more...] about Gold may hit $1,848 as spike in COVID-19 cases raises recovery concerns
This less rushed approach is also visible in Soli, a technology which debuted last October in Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone. First previewed in 2015–and then only after it was well into development—Soli powers a Pixel feature called Motion Sense that the phone uses for several purposes. It allows you to dismiss phone calls by waving your hand or control music with a contactless swipe, for instance. Motion Sense can also detect if someone is near the phone or reaching out to grab it. That way, it can shut off the Pixel’s “always-on” display if nobody’s there to see it, and prepare to unlock via face recognition even while you’re still lifting the phone. … [Read more...] about Google’s secretive ATAP lab is imagining the future of smart devices