With that, Kristine Davis, a spacesuit engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, trudged onstage in a prototype of the colorful spacewalking suit, known as the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or xEMU. Astronauts wearing the xEMU suit will find it easy to lift their arms over their heads, a feat “which they can’t do today, and couldn’t do during the Apollo program,” NASA spacesuit engineer Amy Ross said. There’s yet another spacesuit fashion statement due on Wednesday: Virgin Galactic and Under Armour say that’s when they’ll unveil the design for the flight suits that SpaceShipTwo’s passengers will wear during suborbital spaceflights starting next year.
Mumbai-based gaming and digital media company Nazara Technologies has invested INR 83.5 Cr in Paper Boat Apps, a Mumbai based indie studio today. We also plan to leverage Nazara’s existing network of users to quickly grow in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East,” Anupam Dhanuka, cofounder and CEO, Paper Boat Apps said. In the past, Nazara has acquired NODWIN Gaming, DJuzz and MyGamma and has invested in startups such as MasterMind Sports, BakBuck, Truly Social, InstaSportz, and Moong Labs.
CK Kumaravel, CEO of Natural Salons and SpaAlso ReadTechSparks 2019: Kalyan Krishnamurthy says his big dream is to take Flipkart to ‘a real exit’ i...The tenth edition of TechSparks, much like the preceding ones, revealed unseen sides of entrepreneurs and how they have picked up advice and inspiration along their journey. Ranked eighth, Kumaravel counts this as his most gratifying moments.Also ReadTechSparks 2019: Bhavish Aggarwal says ‘absolutely focused’ on taking Ola public in the next tw...Aim for a million million-dollar companiesThis entrepreneur’s vision is large, clear, and emphatic. (Edited by Teja Lele Desai)YourStory's annual extravaganza TechSparks brings together the best and the brightest from the startup ecosystem, corporate world, policymakers and, of course, the investor community.
Subject to the shareholder approval, customary closing conditions, and other regulatory approval, Nazara will acquire a majority stake of 51 percent, at a pre-money valuation of Rs 154 crore.In a press release, Nitish Mittersain, Founder and MD, Nazara Technologies Ltd. said, “Kiddopia addresses the concern where young children are found to consume digital content through their parent’s devices. Kiddopia offers a positive alternative while bringing high-quality, curated educational content packaged within an entertaining framework that keeps both kids healthy, and parents happy. (Edited by Suman Singh) Also ReadNazara Technologies acquires majority stake in Sports Unity, creator of India's leading quiz ap...
Maven recently made headlines following layoffs at Sports Illustrated, which drew criticism from employees and unions including the LA Times Guild and the NewsGuild of New York. The company has pushed back against its detractors, citing plans to hire new contributors and other efforts at “revitalizing and strengthening” Sports Illustrated. In addition to the publications it owns directly, Maven also has partnerships with Maxim, Yoga Journal, History.com, Ski Magazine and 300 other brands.
He added, “However, when brands refuse to use the tools that Amazon makes available to them, offer only anonymous criticism that is directly refuted by available data, or conflate concerns about counterfeits with questions like the ‘unauthorized’ distribution of authentic products, the shared goal of combatting counterfeiting is undermined rather than enhanced.” “Despite the demonstrated effectiveness of Amazon’s tools, however, some AAFA member brands have refused to use them,” he wrote. In its Oct. 1 filing, the AAFA asked the U.S. trade representative to list amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom), amazon.ca (Canada), amazon.de (Germany), amazon.fr (France) and amazon.in (India) as “notorious markets” for counterfeits, a designation meant to prod companies and regulators to take action to crack down on fraudulent goods. “Despite its role as a leader in the worldwide retail landscape, and as an important selling partner for many of our member brands, Amazon continues to p
The duo realised that a gap existed, and shared the potential startup idea with their hostel mate, Shubhanshu Maheshwari (23), who was studying electrical engineering then. “We provide business to Indian artists in the comfort of their homes while we do the legwork of delivering their creations to various corners of the world,” Sunny says. (Edited by Teja Lele Desai)Also ReadThis entrepreneur from Mathura is saving sculptors and painters from exploitation through its o...Also ReadInvested in painting, she readies for a brush with the art fraternity
Your main regrets in life aren’t in the times that you failed to follow the herd; they are the times you failed to leave with your values,” says Namrata Ganatra, CTO, Lambda School, San-Francisco based online coding bootcamp.This week on Techie Tuesday, Namrata talks about her learnings, which began with a small startup in India that led her to work with Microsoft, Facebook, PayPal, and now Lambda School.Knowledge comes with experience, says Furlenco FounderAjith Mohan Karimpana, Founder and CEO, FurlencoAt TechSparks 2019, Ajith Mohan Karimpana, Founder of Furlenco, tells the audience how he went from being VP at Goldman Sachs to Furlenco, one of India's first rental startups. He reveals the many challenges, adding that the younger generation is totally on board with the idea of renting.Facebook’s Arti Sinha on building bootstrapped businessArti Sinha, Founder, Wayu HealthOn day two of the tenth edition of TechSparks, Arti Sinha, Founder, Wayu Health, who is part of the Facebo
Marc Benioff’s new book, “Trailblazer,” is the story of the Salesforce co-founder and co-CEO’s emergence as an accidental activist on LGBTQ rights, the environment, immigration, gender pay equity and other issues that are increasingly demanding attention and action from global business and technology leaders. Amazon said at the time the head tax was repealed that the City Council’s reversal was “the right decision for the region’s economic prosperity,” and noted that the company was “deeply committed to being part of the solution to end homelessness” through its work with a variety of non-profit partners. Overall, Benioff makes the case in the book that “innovation cannot advance in a positive direction unless it’s grounded in genuine and continued efforts to lift up all of humanity.” He contends that the businesses that prosper in the years ahead will be those that develop and use technology to improve the state of the world.