- Corporate leaders face economic challenge of a lifetime(18:32)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the new coronavirus pandemic hits enterprises and individuals alike -- businesses large and small shut their doors and millions retreat to enforced isolation -- the magnitude of the crisis confronts corporate leaders with the economic challenge of a lifetime, a new report has stressed.
- How COVID-19 changed retail, shopping behaviour of people(18:04)
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) The widespread restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic changed shopping behaviour dramatically with many people stocking up on hand sanitisers and toilet papers, while shelters across the US are running out of pets to adopt as consumers take comfort in a new companion, said a new report.
- PhonePe launches #i4India movement to fight COVID-19(18:03)
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Digital payments major PhonePe on Friday announced the launch of a national movement called #i4India after its #100CrorePledge to help India fight the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic went viral last week.
- Zoom CEO sorry as privacy, security concerns mar video meetings(17:21)
San Jose, April 3 (IANS) Video meeting app Zooms Founder and CEO Eric Yuan has apologized for the privacy and security issues or "Zoom-bombing" being reported in his app that has seen a surge in usage globally as people work from home during lockdowns.
- AI can predict corona patients' risk if they need ventilators(16:40)
London, April 3 (IANS) As companies the world over commit to make ventilators to meet the demand, researchers are now developing computer models based on artificial intelligence (AI) that calculate the risk of an individual patient's need for a ventilator or intensive care.
- 5G iPhones can still arrive on schedule: Foxconn(16:32)
Taipei, April 3 (IANS) Taiwan-based electronics contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd or Foxconn has reportedly said that the production of the 5G iPhones is likely to start on schedule for the fall launch of the new handsets.
- World's largest radio telescope shut down(15:46)
Santiago, April 3 (IANS) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world's largest radio telescope, has temporarily closed operations due to the spread of COVID-19 in Chile, the observatory said in an announced.
- Light physical activity good for stroke survivors(15:34)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that stroke survivors who engaged in a lot of light physical activity such as taking leisurely walks or attending to non-strenuous household chores reported fewer physical limitations than their more sedentary peers.
- Cisco expands product portfolio for small businesses(15:18)
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) As the world battles COVID-19, networking giant Cisco on Friday said it is doubling down its focus on serving small businesses by offering customers and partners a simple, secure and flexible portfolio with new solutions.
- COVID-19: Google Maps offers user location data to health officials(15:07)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Google Maps is offering user location data to help public health officials spot increase or decrease of movement across high-level categories of places â such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces and residential areas.
- When 3 species of our human ancestor roamed the Earth(14:11)
New York, April 3 (IANS) In a fascinating discovery that will force scientists to rewrite our species' evolutionary history, an international team has unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus -- the first of our ancestors to be nearly human-like Ã¯Â¿Â½ which is dated to be two million years old.
- This startup leads India's race to build low-cost ventilators (IANS interview)(13:33)
By Gokul Bhagabati
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Sensing the critical need of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, a bunch of engineers associated with an Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)-incubated company -- Nocca Robotics -- is leading the race to build low-cost ventilators in the country.
- Laptop sales surge in India as firms empower workforce at home(12:57)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While several industries reel under the COVID-19 lockdown impact in India, PC and laptop majors like HP and Lenovo have seen a massive surge in bulk buying from corporates and enterprises to keep their workforce stay home, safe and connected.
- University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial(11:43)
New York, April 3 (IANS) As governments the world over frantically look for a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, after successful animal tests.
- Google to shut down 'Neighbourly' app(11:20)
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Google has announced that it is shutting down its Q&A social app Neighbourly on May 12, as the project did not take off as expected.