Bollywood, superstar Priyanka Chopra is now a tech startup investor

After mesmerizing everyone with stellar performances in Bollywood as well as Hollywood, the actress and singer Priyanka Chopra have embarked on a new journey. The 'desi girl' has recently funded the US-based coding education startup Holberton and the social media and dating app Bumble.Priyanka Chopra on Thursday tweeted “A new chapter for me! I am so excited to partner with Bumble and Holberton School as an…

Acinq secures $1.5 Million from Serena Capital and others

Acinq, one of the leading companies working on Lightning networks to increase the number of bitcoin scalability, has today announced that it has secured $1.5 million in seed funding from Serena Capitals and others that includes Bertrand Diard (Talend), Sebastien Lucas, Alistair Milne, and Yves Weisselberge of Snapcar.In an official statement issued by Acinq, the company has said: "We will use the new funding to…

Renault-Nissan and Daimler To Venture into Autonomous Cars

In an attempt to move towards eco-friendly transportation alternatives, Renault-Nissan and Daimler plan to expand into battery and autonomous cars technology and mobility services, the global automotive leaders said on Wednesday.“The industry being in transformation in the area of connectivity, autonomous cars, and connected services, there are plenty of areas of cooperation for our entities,” Renault Nissan…

Tesla Caught up in Another Lawsuit for Labor Law Violation

In a series of lawsuits that have plagued the growth of the automotive giant, Tesla Motors finds itself caught up in another lawsuit over labor law violation. A federal judge ruled that Tesla must defend itself at a trial over allegations over abuse of labor laws. The lawsuit alleges the company of threatening foreign workers of deportation if they called in sick or worse succumb to an injury.Already in troubled…

College Degree Not A Necessity Anymore for Job Hunt

With the economic boom in the recent years, the job market has opened up for everyone. Currently, it is not the playfield of ultra-educated, instead, now the market has opened up for those who don't have college degrees.A couple of months ago Glassdoor had listed 15 companies that have eliminated the requirement of a college degree from their job openings. This list includes big names such as Google, Apple, IBM,…

Texas Woman Sues Facebook, Accused the Site of Enabling Sex Trade

A woman from Texas, claiming that she was raped, beaten, and sex trafficked at the age of 15 by a person that posed as a Facebook friend, has filed a lawsuit against the social media giant, accusing the site of knowing that minors are lured into the sex trade through Facebook.The woman, identified as Jane Doe has filed a case in Harris County District Court on Monday. The defendants also include the already…

People are furious over Walmart-Eloquii Acquisition Deal

The US-based retail giant Walmart announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring women's plus-size retailer Eloquii. This news has triggered a new wave of social media protests with Eloquii fans taking to twitter and facebook to show their disdain. In this backlash, many Eloquii fans have insinuated that they would not buy anything from the brand. It is not the first time that Walmart has witnessed such tremors. Last year…

Mazda Plans to Become Out and Out E-Vehicle Company by 2030

Japanese automaker giant, Mazda Motors on Tuesday has announced that by 2030 all the vehicles produces by the company will be electrified while 5 percent of its car will be of all-battery electric vehicles (EVs).In an press released issued by Mazda, the company said "By 2030, Mazda expects that internal combustion engines combined with some form of electrification will account for 95 percent of the vehicles it…

PhonePe all set to raise funds worth $1 billion: Report

With the rapid growth of payment processing apps in the Indian marketplace, the Flipkart owned PhonePe is in talks with a couple of investors to raise fresh capital for the payment processing app.PhonePe is trying to raise up to $1 billion to compete with its Aliababa-owned rival PayTM, a Livemint report said quoting two sources.The payment processing app has raised $175 million from Walmart as a part of the…

Flying Homingos: Delivering Memories to your Doorstep

It was a usual day in BITS Pilani when Shourya Agarwal - then in his third year of B.Tech - received a letter from his father. The letter contained pictures of his childhood and was meant for his birthday, which happened to be on the same day. An overwhelmed Shourya failed to understand how to reply. For him, WhatsApp messaging or a phone call or a text message wasn't enough. He wanted to write a letter that emanated…