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Pioneering "Top Chef Masters" winner Floyd Cardoz dies at age 59 from Coronavirus

Chef Floyd Cardoz, age 59, known for his NYC restaurants Tabla, Bombay Bread Bar, and Pao Walla (and former winner of Bravo's Top Chef Masters) died today of COVID-19. According to CNN: "It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing away of Chef Floyd Cardoz," according to a statement from Hunger Inc. Hospitality, where Cardoz was the culinary director. Cardoz tested positive for Covid-19 on March 18 and was being treated for it at Mountainside Medical Center in New Jersey, the state...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Instagram, NYC, India, Frankfurt, New Jersey, Rip, Aziz Ansari, Floyd Cardoz, Cardoz, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mountainside Medical Center, Hunger Inc Hospitality


Charli D'Amelio has taken over as TikTok's biggest star. These are the 40 most popular creators on the viral video app

TikTok is one of the most popular social platforms, particularly among Gen Z, where users can watch short-form video clips and create something that could go viral. Some of the most popular creators have millions of followers who watch them lip-sync, dance, and produce comedy skits as they grow into high-profile influencers. These are the 40 most popular TikTok stars, who found fame on the platform and racked millions of followers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The most ...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Britain, Katy Perry, Connecticut, Vine, Starbucks, Houston, Khan, Oklahoma


Facebook and Disney to downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19

Facebook is temporarily downgrading the quality of video streaming in Europe on its social platforms Facebook and Instagram in response to a call for action from the European Commission, per Reuters. Disney has also said it will work to shrink bandwidth used by its streaming service, Disney+, which is due to begin launching in Europe from tomorrow. Last week Netflix, YouTube and Amazon said they would switch to SD streaming by default in the region. The EU’s executive has expressed concern...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Media, Instagram, Youtube, India, Disney, Social Media, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Internet Service Providers, Netflix, Digital Media


MEITY asks social media platforms to curb misinformation about COVID-19

As misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic becomes abundant on social media platforms, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has urged social media platforms to “take immediate action to disable /remove such content hosted on their platforms on [a] priority basis”.  390 people in India have tested positive for the virus, which has so […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, India, Whatsapp, Misinformation, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Coronavirus


WhatsApp tests new feature to fight misinformation: Search the web

WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms on the planet, is testing a feature that could make it simpler for its 2 billion users to tell whether the assertion made in messages they have received is true. In the recent most beta version of its Android app, the Facebook-owned service has given users the ability to quickly comb through the web with the text or video they have received for more context. WhatsApp has been testing this feature in some capacity for several ...
Tags: Android, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Tech, Whatsapp, World Health Organization, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19


All the companies from Y Combinator’s W20 Demo Day, Part II: Consumer Companies

Y Combinator’s Demo Day was a bit different this time around. As concerns grew over the spread of COVID-19, Y Combinator shifted the event format away from the two-day gathering in San Francisco we’ve gotten used to, instead opting to have its entire class debut to invited investors and media via YC’s Demo Day website simultaneously. In a bit of a surprise twist, YC also moved Demo Day forward one week citing accelerated pacing from investors. Alas, this meant switching up its plan for each comp...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Indonesia, India, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Brazil, Medicare, Computer Science, Mumbai, Bollywood, Gucci


All the companies from Y Combinator’s W20 Demo Day, Part IV: Healthcare, Biotech, Fintech and Nonprofits

Y Combinator’s Demo Day was a bit different this time around. As concerns grew over the spread of COVID-19, Y Combinator shifted the event format away from the two-day gathering in San Francisco we’ve gotten used to, instead opting to have its entire class debut to invited investors and media via YC’s Demo Day website. In a bit of a surprise twist, YC also moved Demo Day forward one week citing accelerated pacing from investors. Alas, this meant switching up its plan for each company to have ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Asia, Instagram, Indonesia, California, Mexico, India, Africa, America, San Francisco, Tech, Mit, United States, Healthcare


Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are coupled up. Here's what life is like for the husbands and wives of Silicon Valley's elite.

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


Meet the 21 startups cofounded by women that reached unicorn status in 2019, hitting a valuation of $1 billion or more

A record 4,399 investments were made in female-founded startups in 2019, according to new data from All Raise and Pitchbook. The funding helped boost a record number of startups with at least one female cofounders to unicorn status in 2019, meaning that they hit a valuation of $1 billion or more. Here are the 21 startups with female cofounders that hit valuations over $1 billion in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A record 4,399 investments were made in female-founded...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Australia, Ebay, China, Ipo, Boston, India, Softbank, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Mit


The Ladder of Freedom

I was walking home from the gym in NYC and I had to stop and take a video of this.  I call it HELLSCAPE ON EARTH. Watch the entire video here Looking at this building full of people working at 7pm, what do you feel? I feel TRAPPED. Ever since I was a kid, I never wanted to work in a cubicle with fluorescent lights. I certainly never wanted to have people walking outside in the fresh air, looking at me through the glass in my conference room window like a zoo animal. I know it’s irrational, bu...
Tags: Google, Europe, Japan, Instagram, Colorado, Mexico, India, Marketing, Cisco, Spain, Thailand, Manhattan, Patagonia, Kenya, Starbucks, Cnbc


6th Return to Roots 2020 Kicks off in Mumbai India

18 youth from USA, Canada, UK, UAE, Pakistan and India gathered today morning at the Cusrow Baug Pavilion in Colaba, Mumbai for the start of the 6th Return To Roots Trip. RTR had its first trip in 2013 and has since run successful trips in 2015, 2016, 2017 2018 leading upto the current one. The program run under the aegis of PARZOR is run by the youth who return as alumni and devote their time to run the trip. The orientation was kicked off by the 4 alumni who will be accompanying...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Life, India, Mumbai, Mumbai India, RTR, South Gujarat, Hanging Gardens, RTR Fellows, Colaba Mumbai, Cusrow Baug Pavilion, USA Canada UK UAE Pakistan, Ratan Tata Institute, Daar Ni Poris


Facebook removes network of coordinated inauthentic behaviour linked to Indian digital marketing firm aRep Global

Facebook removed a network of 37 Facebook accounts, 32 Pages, 11 Groups and 42 Instagram accounts in India in February for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour. Facebook linked this network to aRep Global, an Indian digital marketing firm. All activity originated in India and focused on the Gulf region, the US, the UK and Canada. […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, India, US, Social Media, Canada, Gulf, Misinformation, Fake News


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is thinking about quitting social media

Another major figure could soon join the list of a growing number of people who are done with social media: The leader of the world’s largest democracy. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted Monday evening (local time) that he was thinking about giving up on his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts. Modi, whose 53 million followers on Twitter make him one of the most popular figures on the microblogging social network, did not offer any rationale for his thinking. ...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, New Delhi, Modi, Twitter Facebook, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Bharatiya Janata Party, Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Will


India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is thinking about quitting social media

Another major figure could soon join the list of a growing number of people who are done with social media: The leader of the world’s largest democracy. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted Monday evening (local time) that he was thinking about giving up on his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts. Modi, whose 53 million followers on Twitter make him one of the most popular figures on the microblogging social network, did not offer any rationale for his thinking. ...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, New Delhi, Modi, Twitter Facebook, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Bharatiya Janata Party, Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Will


Here's a peek at how reporter Rob Price got inside the ultra secretive world of Mark Zuckerberg's family office in Hawaii

Business Insider is taking you behind the scenes of our best stories with our new series "The Inside Story."  This week, BI deputy executive editor Olivia Oran spoke to BI correspondent Rob Price about his recent investigation into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's secretive family office, which manages his day-to-day needs and sprawling properties.  Price, who worked alongside senior reporter Becky Peterson on the story, uncovered a workplace in crisis over its handling of allegations of sexual ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, India, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Rob, Smith, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Becky, Oran


Taj Mahal posers through the years – in pictures

The Trumps are not the first to succumb to the irresistible urge to pose in front of the 17th-century mausoleum – it has struck celebrities and world dignitaries alike for decades Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, India, World news


Understanding Digital in 2020

Following the release of our latest Global Digital Report , we hosted a panel of experts at our London HQ to discuss the recent changes to the digital landscape and what brands should consider as part of their social outlook.  Harvey Cossell , our Group Head of Strategy, welcomed industry commentator Matt Navarra , Co-Founder and Group CEO at We Are Social Nathan McDonald , and Global Head of Culture & Insights Lore Oxford , to discuss how brands can use the report’s findings...
Tags: UK, London, Instagram, Internet, China, India, Digital, US, Events, Social Media, Seo, Facebook Messenger, Oxford, Reddit, North America, Qvc


This incredible viewfinder makes colorblind photographers see in color

Panasonic teamed up with India’s Dentsu Aegis Network to make a special camera that could be a game-changer for colorblind photographers.  The two companies developed a Lumix DC-G95 with special EVF which enables colorblind photographers to see colors accurately as they shoot. In a recent video from Panasonic India, you can hear a colorblind photographer’s […] The post This incredible viewfinder makes colorblind photographers see in color appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, India, Inspiration, Panasonic, Dentsu Aegis Network, Panasonic India, Color Blind, Hizol Choudhury, Lumix DC G95


A Hero Karizma scrambler from an Indian back yard

Some folks are dead set on making a career out of customizing bikes, even if they don’t have access to professional tools, a solid cashflow, or an easy supply of aftermarket parts. Mohamed Adhil is one of those enterprising types, and we reckon he’s got a shot at making it work too—because he’s resourceful and he’s persistent. This neat Hero Karizma scrambler is his first build. It took over two years to complete, went through a couple of major revisions, and shattered the budget. And Adhi...
Tags: Instagram, India, Motorcycles, Honda, Scrambler, Kerala, Malayalam, Yamaha, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Calicut, Karizma, Royal Enfield Bullet, Mohamed Adhil, Adhil


These are the 38 biggest stars on TikTok, the viral video app teens can't get enough of

TikTok is one of the most popular social platforms, particularly among Gen Z, where users can watch short-form video clips and create something that could go viral. Some of the most popular creators have millions of followers, who watch them lip-sync, dance, and produce comedy skits as they grow into high-profile influencers. These are the 38 most popular TikTok stars, who found fame on the platform and have since each racked up more than 10 million followers. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Indiana, Snapchat, Atlantic, Britain, Katy Perry, Connecticut, Vine, Starbucks, Houston


this was a good week

Despite global news really harshing my mellow, this week did have some good in it — and it feels extra important to name it. Here’s where it was:• On a personal front, my dad turned an incredibly healthy and vital 80 years old this week, I made huge progress on a work project, and I bought a zamioculcas zamiifolia plant that I named ZZ Top, for obvious reasons. She now sits in my office cleaning the air and apparently bri...
Tags: Photography, India, George Harrison, This Was A Good Week, Raveena


Digital 2020: 3.8 billion people use social media

Our new Digital 2020 reports – published in partnership with Hootsuite – show that digital, mobile, and social media have become an indispensable part of everyday life for people all over the world. More than 4.5 billion people now use the internet, while social media users have passed the 3.8 billion mark. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population is already online, and the latest trends suggest that more than half of the world’s total population will use social media by the middle of this ...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, South Korea, Japan, Instagram, Yahoo, Internet, Indonesia, China, India, Africa, Digital, US


Uber Eats India witnessed 1M players of Instagram Stories AR game

Uber Eats India last month created an augmented reality (AR) game for Instagram Stories that saw more than 1 million players vying for a chance to win a year of free food. The AR game relied on the app's face-scanning features to tell when entrants blinked to score points — and when they blinked at the wrong time, which counted against the limit of three lives.  The prize of free food was another key incentive in driving engagement with potential customers, while helping to build an Instagram fo...
Tags: Business, Instagram, India, Ar, Growth & Marketing


RIP Kobe. Thank You, Kobe!

So last night, I was in the zone where I was sad and angry and depressed. About things and life in general. To a point where I was questioning the meaning of life and all that. I was whiling away time on Twitter and Instagram and other things that you use to kill time when you are sad. No, I do not enjoy human company when I am in a mood like that.And while on twitter, I saw this tweet.Now, I don't know Kobe. But I knew of Kobe. I do not follow Basketball per se but I do know of his name. And Ma...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Life, India, Sports, America, Iran, Rip, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Clay, Kobe, Gianna, Clayton Christensen, Steve Jobs Jeff Bezos, Kobe Thank You Kobe


Inside the rise of TikTok, the viral video-sharing app whose ties to China are raising concerns in the US

TikTok is a short-form video app that's become one of the most popular social platforms among teens and Generation Z. TikTok has , and is owned by a Chinese internet company called ByteDance. Here's the story of how TikTok got its start, grown into a wildly popular platform, and the problems that it's facing from US lawmakers along the way. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Follow INSIDER on TikTok. One of the most popular apps among teenagers at the moment is a short-form ...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, UK, Instagram, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, China, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, New York Times, Army, Guardian


Jeff Bezos rode around in an electric Amazon rickshaw to show off the company's new fleet in India

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company is deploying a fleet of electric delivery rickshaws in India. In a promotional video, he hopped into one of the rickshaws for a spin. Bezos' trip to India has been overshadowed by protesters and an antitrust investigation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been on a highly publicized tour of India, and his latest stunt involves hopping inside an Amazon-branded electric rickshaw. Bezos uploaded a video...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, India, Trends, Walmart, Jeff Bezos, Flipkart, Bezos, India US, Business Insider Amazon India, Forrester Amazon


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Samsung appointed a new mobile boss as it faces 'peak smartphone' and competition from all sides. Roh Tae-moon, who's been at Samsung since the late 1990s, previously served as head of research for the firm's mobile business. Uber Eats has agreed to sell its Indian business to a local rival called Zomato, the New York Times reports. All Uber Eats' drivers in India will be switched over to Zomato, and its app will direct users t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Cook, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg


From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


TikTok accounts posing as politicians like Trump and Bernie Sanders keep cropping up, and it's another symptom of the app's ongoing struggle to police itself

Parody accounts of world leaders are all over popular video app TikTok, Bloomberg reports. The app doesn't have a strong verification system to identify genuine accounts. Despite it's popularity, officials, especially in the US, have mostly avoided TikTok, at least in part due to security concerns over the Chinese-owned company.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. World leaders might not be using TikTok, but that doesn't stop copycat accounts from impersonating them on the a...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, UK, Instagram, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Iran, Army, Michelle Obama, Marco Rubio, Boris Johnson, Will Smith, Donald Trump


The murals brightening a Delhi slum – in pictures

Raghubir Nagar has been given a colourful makeover by the Delhi Street Art group, drawing art lovers and selfie-snappers to a rundown area that they would never normally visit Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Delhi, Raghubir Nagar



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