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Healthcare industry has accelerated tech adoption to fight against COVID-19: Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD & CEO, Fortis Healthcare

Established in 2001, Fortis Healthcare is one of India’s largest health services providers serving 2.5 million people annually via its network of 28 hospitals and over 410 diagnostic centers spread across major Indian metro cities. It is at the front lines of helping the country battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and is also

Quantum computing software startup Entropica raises S$2.6m

ENTROPICA Labs, a Singapore-based startup that builds quantum computing software solutions, has raised S$2.6 million in seed funding led by deep tech investor Elev8. Other investors in the round included government-owned deep tech investor SGInnovate, early-stage enterprise and deep tech venture capital (VC) firm Wavemaker Partners, Japanese

Letter: Freedom of speech should apply to social media, too

Our country is based on the foundation of freedom of religion, speech and the press. Everyone’s ideas have equal value and are judged on their own merit by each of us individually. Social media is becoming a dominant way of communicating ideas that shape our society. The

Communication software growth: Cloud-based systems gain ground

The communication software market is projected to gain $1,605 million by 2026, growing at a rate of 15%, a Research Dive report found. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has a marked impact on this growth, as communication software has become integral to employee engagement. Web conferencing

To advance human rights, stronger social media governance is key

This week I joined 19 other leaders from civil society, academia and the media around the world as a member of the new Oversight Board for Facebook and Instagram. This is an independent body that will make binding decisions on whether certain content on Facebook and Instagram

Google updates Play store policy to prevent Android app subscription frauds

Google has updated its subscriptions policy for Android app developers to prevent subscription scams. The company is now making in-app subscription more transparent. Now, a series of new policies will force developers to disclose exactly how much are charging and for what they are charging. All Android

Fedora 32 Beta Linux-based operating system now available with GNOME 3.36

Fedora is one of the best Linux distributions on the planet, but it doesn’t always get its due. It isn’t flashy or new, instead hanging its hat (pun intended) on being stable and reliable. That is why many Linux users try other distributions, only to find themselves

Sonos will release a new app and operating system for its speakers in June

Sonos is today detailing the future of its multiroom home audio strategy, which revolves around a new app and operating system called Sonos S2 that will run on many current Sonos products and be the foundation for all of the company’s future devices. Sonos S2 will be

How to prepare for COVID-19 as a social media manager

WGBH’s Forum Network livestreamed a community conversation on coronavirus Sunday from Boston’s Museum of Science. The stream was made available via Facebook, YouTube and Twitch for those uncomfortable with attending in person. When it comes to public health crises, social media is at the front lines of

Why These Software and Internet Stocks Tumbled Today

What happened Shares of Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR), Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB), and Yelp (NYSE:YELP) tumbled on Thursday as the U.S. stock market logged its worst day in decades. Escalating fears surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic impact pushed the S&P 500 down around 9.5%. There was no company-specific news for these four software and internet stocks.