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What it's like to attend the Monaco Yacht Show — in a country where the poverty rate is 0 — when you are not a millionaire

More than $4.3 billion worth of yachts were on display at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show. Katie Warren/Business Insider Monaco is a tiny yet lavishly wealthy city-state on the French Riviera. It has a poverty rate of zero, and an estimated one-third of the population are millionaires. Each September, the glitzy Monaco Yacht Show draws thousands of yachting-industry insiders and wealth private clients looking to charter or purchase yachts. In 2020, however, the show has been cancelled because o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Life, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Moscow, Miami, World Bank, Michelin, Monaco, Nice, Millionaires, Cia, Hermès


Mobile Premier League raises $90 million funding

Mobile Premier League (MPL) said it has raised $90 million (~ ₹661 crore) in a Series-C funding round by SIG and RTP Global, along with MDI Ventures and Pegasus Tech Ventures. With the latest investment, MPL’s total funding amounts to $130.5 million, the company said. Existing investors Sequoia India, Go-Ventures and Base Partners also participated in the round. The company, which was founded barely two years ago, offers 70 games on its platform, including fantasy cricket. It has admittedly had ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, Funding, Ipl, Kantar, Paytm, MPL, MDI Ventures, Playstore, Abhishek Madhavan, Fantasy Gaming, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Sequoia India Go Ventures, Mobile Premier League


Facebook and Instagram sued for accessing smartphone cameras without consent

Instagram constantly accesses a smartphone’s camera while the app is open, and monitors users without seeking their consent, a new lawsuit has alleged. It does so to gain valuable insight into how users interact with ads on the platform, in order to target ads and further increase its advertising revenue, it added. By doing so, Instagram and parent Facebook have been to monitor users’ most intimate moments, including those in the privacy of their own homes, in addition to collecting valuable ins...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, Privacy, California, Bloomberg, Daily Mail, Audience Network, Facebook 's Audience Network, DMG Media, iOS14


DGCA approves third-party drone certification scheme

DGCA, India’s civil aviation regulator, has third-parties to carry out certification of civilian drones. The Quality Council of India (QCI) will choose the third-party certification bodies soon, according to Amber Dubey, joint secretary at the Civil Aviation Ministry, and incharge of the drones division. The move is expected to increase exports of Indian made drones. Who can be a certification body? Only a “legal entity” can be accredited as a certification body — so that it can be legally hel...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Drones, Manufacturing, Civil Aviation Ministry, ISO IEC, Medianama, DGCA, Dubey, Ministry of Civil Aviation, NPNT, DGCA Manufacturers, DGCA India, Drone certification, Quality Council of India QCI


A Long, Guided Tour of New York City Captured in Original Color Film (1937)

So much classic black and white footage has been digitally colorized recently, it’s hard to remember that the Eastman Kodak Company's Kodachrome film debuted way back in 1935. The above footage of New York City was shot by an unknown enthusiast in and around 1937. Dick Hoefsloot, the Netherlands-based videographer who posted it to YouTube after tweaking it a bit for motion stabilization and speed-correction, is not averse to artificially coloring historic footage using modern software, b...
Tags: Travel, Google, Usa, New York, Film, Youtube, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, Current Affairs, Ford, Netherlands, Manhattan, Fokker, Westfield


TikTok, WeChat to be taken off US app stores from Sunday

The US Department of Commerce has announced that it would be prohibiting TikTok and WeChat from being available on app stores in the country from September 20 (Sunday). This means both the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store will have to remove the apps from their library. Additionally, US companies have been prohibited from using WeChat for the purpose of “transferring funds or processing payments within the US”. The development comes even as the US government is yet to announce whether or ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, Microsoft, China, India, US, Cnn, United States, Commerce, WeChat, App Store, Donald Trump, Oracle, Ross


Hoichoi has 13 million viewers, with 40% of revenue being international

Hoichoi has 13 million subscribers, the Bengali-language streaming service said on Friday. This is the first time the company has revealed a subscriber count for its service, three years after launching. While Hoichoi didn’t disclose how many of these viewers are direct subscribers, it is interesting to note that 40% of the company’s revenue comes from abroad, a notable figure for a regional-language platform. We spoke to co-founder Vishnu Mohta on what the platform has learnt, and generally on ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Interview, US, CDN, Streaming, Bangladesh, Bengali, Ott, Hotstar, Censor Board, Hoichoi, Vishnu Mohta


High-Resolution Walking Tours of Italy’s Most Historic Places: The Colosseum, Pompeii, St. Peter’s Basilica & More

The global tourism industry has seen better days than these. In regions like western Europe, to which travelers from all parts have long flocked and spent their money, the coronavirus' curtailment of world travel this year has surely come as a severe blow. This goes even more so for a country like Italy, whose stock of historic structures, both ruined and immaculately preserved, has long assured it touristic preeminence in its part of the world. So much the worse, then, when Italy became...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, College, History, Rome, Italy, Vatican City, Seoul, Pompeii, Colosseum, United States of America, Facebook Twitter, Herculaneum, Palatine Hill


Paytm restored on Google Play Store, after being removed for gambling policy violations

Popular payments app Paytm was today removed from Google’s Play Store for “repeated” violations of its gambling policies. The app has been restored as of Friday evening, but Paytm First Games, a separate app which offers fantasy gaming, remains absent from the Play Store. Google said this morning that it removes apps that offer unregulated gambling apps and facilitate sports betting. Apps that leads customers to an external “real money” gaming website are also prohibited, along with real money g...
Tags: Travel, Google, Google Play Store, Gaming, News, Supreme Court, India, US, Walmart, Ipl, Cnbc, UPI, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm, Online Gambling, Andhra Pradesh


Google pulls India’s Paytm app from Play Store for repeat policy violations

Google has pulled Indian financial services app Paytm from the Play Store for repeatedly violating its policies. Paytm is India’s most valued startup and claims over 50 million monthly active users. Its marquee app, which allows users to exchange money with one another, disappeared from the Play Store in India earlier Friday. On Friday, Google said that Play Store prohibits online casinos and other unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting in India, a day before the popular ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Apps, Asia, India, Play Store, Ipl, TechCrunch, Paytm, Indian Premier League, Suzanne Frey, Disney Hotstar


Apple to launch online store in India on September 23

Apple will launch its Indian online store on September 23, CEO Tim Cook tweeted on Friday. This is the first time the company will sell its products and services to Indian customers directly instead of through third party resellers. The move is in line with Cook’s February announcement that said an online store will be launched this year, and a physical retail store in 2021. Apple is also making a considerable push to tailot its services for India. Its customer service representatives — known as...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Cook, News, India, Tim Cook, Apple Pencil, Fdi


Boston Dynamics delivers plan for logistics robots as early as next year

Boston Dynamics is just months away from announcing their approach to logistics, the first real vertical it aims to enter, after proving their ability to build robots at scale with the quadrupedal Spot. The company’s new CEO, Robert Playter, sees the company coming into its own after decades of experimentation. Playter, interviewed on the virtual main stage of Disrupt 2020, only recently ascended from COO to that role after many years of working there, after longtime CEO and founder Marc Raib...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Gadgets, Hardware, Softbank, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Coo, Techcrunch Disrupt, Marc, Marc Raibert, Boston Robotics, Playter, Robert Playter


Crediting Sushant Singh Rajput for developing FAU-G? YouTube, Facebook will take your content down

YouTube videos and Facebook posts spreading rumours about FAU-G and its makers, connecting them to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, will be taken down. A court in Mumbai has issued a “John Doe” order, which requires YouTube and Facebook to block any users from posting defamatory content against the makers of the yet-to-be-released video game, made by GOQii and nCore Games. Meanwhile, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google have been allowed time to respond to the motion until the next Court’s next hearing ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Usa, News, Youtube, India, Court, Pepsico, Mumbai, Delhi High Court, Akshay Kumar, John Doe, FAU, Facebook It, Das


Crediting Sushant Singh Rajput for developing FAU-G on social media? Your posts will be taken down

Social media posts spreading rumours about FAU-G and its makers, investors or representatives connecting them to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, will be taken down. A court in Mumbai has issued a “John Doe” order, which requires social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to block any users from posting defamatory content against the makers of the yet-to-be-released video game. FAU-G is developed by nCore Games, which was co-founded by Vishal Gondal, who is also CEO o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Usa, News, Youtube, India, Court, Linkedin, Pepsico, Mumbai, Delhi High Court, Akshay Kumar, John Doe, FAU, Twitter Linkedin


Apple launches Apple One music, streaming, gaming bundle for ₹195 per month

Apple on Tuesday announced Apple One, a subscription bundle that combines Apple Music, iCloud storage, Apple TV+, and its gaming subscription Apple Arcade. Following Apple’s pattern of heavily discounting its digital services in India, the service will cost ₹195 or ₹365 a month for individual and family subscriptions. In the US, the bundle is priced at US$14.95 and US$19.95, along with a Premier subscription that includes Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+, which is not available in India. The bundl...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Spotify, News, India, US, Drive, Cupertino, Epic Games, Apple One


Hawaii's on-again-off-again reopening plans are off again, Honolulu mayor to loosen restrictions, Kauai to open resort bubbles, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii sunset with airplane ©2020 All Hawaii News Gov. Ige says pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism probably won’t begin Oct. 1. Gov. David Ige today said that he’s likely to delay for the third time the start of a pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.Pre-travel testing program likely to be delayed beyond Oct. 1. It’s likely that the 14-day mandatory quarantine for all passengers arriving to Hawaii will remain in place beyond Oct. 1, Gov. Da...
Tags: Travel, Google, Navy, Senate, China, Hawaii, Army, Va, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Honolulu, Board of Education


The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in Singapore's famed food hawker culture, where the average age of an operator is 60. Young Singaporeans are turning to social media to save it.

People mingle over food and drinks at a restaurant on March 25, 2020 in Singapore. Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images Singapore has become famous for its hawker food centers, where flavorful local dishes are served in a no-frills manner. But now, social distancing measures limiting the number of diners who can eat in have brought added challenges to a vulnerable industry where the average age of an operator is 60. Young Singaporeans have turned to social media to bring their neighborhood hawker...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Singapore, US, Trends, Unesco, Michelin, Committee, Circuit Breaker, Sara, Chen, Roe, Hougang, Fuzhou


The best Airbnbs in Vermont

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Private vacation rentals on Airbnb allow travelers to practice social distancing more easily than in hotels, with new cleaning policies in place.Many such vacation rentals are found in Vermont, which is one of the best places to see fall foliage, hike, and ski.These are some of the best Airbnbs in Vermont, selected for cozy amenities, locations ensconced in nature, and COVID-19 cleaning poli...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Apple, Cdc, Trends, Features, Maine, Connecticut, Airbnb, Leicester, Plymouth, Rhode Island, Vermont, Ludlow, Okemo, New England


Long-range delivery drone maker Volansi raises $50M

Robotics generally have seen an increase in interest during the pandemic, so it makes perfect sense that investors are taking a closer look at autonomous drone delivery. That’s good news for Volansi, which just announced a $50 million Series B. The round, led by Icon Ventures, brings the Bay Area-based startup’s total funding up to around $75 million. Also involved are existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and YCombinator, as well as new names, Harpoon Ventures and Merck Global Health I...
Tags: Travel, Hardware, Drone, Delivery, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bay Area, Icon Ventures, Volansi, Harpoon Ventures, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund Volansi


Why Don’t More Black American Women Travel Solo?

Posted: 8/13/2020 | August 13th, 2020 Today, we have a guest post from Senitra Horbrook. She’s a frequent solo traveler who uses miles and points to experience champagne travel on a budget. She has been to six continents and is working on her next goal of visiting 100 countries. In this post, she’s going to talk about Black American women and solo travel. Sometimes when I travel outside of the United States, I take a look around at the faces of other people. I don’t often see any else who looks...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mexico, Disney, US, Atlanta, United States, Caribbean, Blacks, Hostelworld, Solo Female Travel, Female Travel, Gloria, US Department of State, Black America, US Mexico


Watch Apple’s hardware event live right here

Apple is holding a keynote today to unveil some new products. This time, the company is switching to a virtual event, which means that you’ll be able to watch the event as the company is streaming it live. The event starts at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. in New York, 6 p.m. in London, 7 p.m. in Paris). Rumor has it that the company plans to unveil a new version of the Apple Watch and a new iPad Air. The Apple Watch Series 6 could feature some new tracking abilities, such as oxygen saturation. There...
Tags: Travel, Apple, TC, New York, London, Apple Watch, Apple Events, Apple Event, Air Apple, Safari Microsoft, Apple Hardware Event, Apple Hardware Event 2020, Paris Rumor


How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part two

On average, Google directly contributes, in the form of organic referrals (SEO, AMPs, Schema, content marketing, etc.) and paid/performance marketing referrals (SEM, GDN, GHA, etc.) to over 50% of direct online room nights for most hoteliers.This does not include OTA room nights, the bulk of which come as a result of the OTA performance marketing on Google to the tune of $11 billion a year.During the pandemic, Google has not only maintained but increased its search market share and in Aug...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, Ota


Sony LIV signs IAMAI’s streaming self-regulation code, “hopes” to get government support

The Internet and Mobile Association of India’s self-regulation code has two new members — Sony Liv and Lionsgate Play. Sony Liv’s General Counsel Ashok Nambissan said that Sony “hopes” to get government support for the industry’s self-regulation efforts, which is notably an indirect acknowledgement that the code has not been blessed by the government. The Universal Self-Regulation Code for Online Curated Content Providers is Indian streaming services’ attempt at shielding themselves from governm...
Tags: Travel, Apple, News, Lionsgate, India, Netflix, Vodafone, Sony, Airtel, Dec, IAMAI, Mobile Association of India, Sony LIV, Sony Pictures Networks India, Karan Bedi, Online content regulation


Bank-as-a-service startup Swan helps other companies issue cards, accounts and IBANs

Meet Swan, a new French startup that wants to let other companies offer financial services by issuing cards, bank accounts and IBANs with just a few lines of codes. The company could be considered as a bank-as-a-service platform, like Treezor or solarisBank. Originally founded by startup studio eFounders, the startup just raised a $5.9M million (€5 million) seed round led by Creandum with Bpifrance’s Digital Venture fund also participating. Swan has obtained an e-money license from the French re...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Finance, Mastercard, Creandum, Swan, Bpifrance, Digital Venture


Microsoft’s Project Natick underwater datacenter experiment confirms viability of seafloor data storage

Microsoft has concluded a years-long experiment involving use of a shipping container-sized underwater data center, placed on the sea floor off the cost of Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The company pulled its ‘Project Natick’ underwater data warehouse up out of the water earlier this year at the beginning of the summer, and spent that last few months studying the datacenter, and the air it contained, to determine the model’s viability. The results not only showed that using these offshore submer...
Tags: Travel, Energy, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Microsoft, Server, Scotland, Azure, Computing, Data Centers, GreenTech, Data Management, Data Warehouse, Orkney Islands, Natick


Socially distanced attractions and activities for a road trip through Colorado that are actually worth the stop

Visit these socially-distanced attractions if you're road-tripping through Colorado this season. Shutterstock/Kris Wiktor International travel is on hold for most in light of the coronavirus pandemic, making road trips the vacation trend of the summer, travel experts previously told Business Insider. CDC Director Robert Redfield predicts the pandemic will last through the fall and winter. We surfed Trip Advisor for the highest-rated attractions in Colorado within recommended social dis...
Tags: Travel, Google, Photos, Garden, Colorado, Cdc, Life, Trends, Features, North America, Denver, Botanic Gardens, Roadtrip, Colorado Springs, National Parks Service, Morrison


Original Content podcast: Disney’s ‘Mulan’ is a decent remake overshadowed by controversy

Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan” comes with some serious baggage. First, the film has drawn political controversy for its star’s statements in support of the action Hong Kong police against protestors, as well as the fact that “Mulan” was partly filmed in the Xinjiang region, where the Chinese government has held Muslim ethnic minorities in detention camps. And although it’s less weighty, it’s also hard to escape the business context: “Mulan” is one of the first big Hollywood blockbusters ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, China, Disney, Muslim, Jordan, Mulan, Warner Bros, Xinjiang, Tenet, The Walt Disney Co


Original Content podcast: Disney’s ‘Mulan’ remake is fun, if you can forget the controversy

Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan” comes with some serious baggage. First, the film has drawn political controversy for its star’s statements in support of the action Hong Kong police against protestors, as well as the fact that “Mulan” was partly filmed in the Xinjiang region, where the Chinese government has held Muslim ethnic minorities in detention camps. And although it’s less weighty, it’s also hard to escape the business context: “Mulan” is one of the first big Hollywood blockbusters ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, China, Disney, Muslim, Jordan, Mulan, Warner Bros, Xinjiang, Tenet, The Walt Disney Co


CPI MP Binoy Viswam files plea in Supreme Court seeking framework to avoid alleged misuse of UPI data by Amazon, Google, Facebook

Communist Party of India MP Binoy Viswam on Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court, seeking the Reserve Bank of India to frame necessary regulations to make sure that Indians’ data collected on UPI platforms is not exploited by companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Viswam also prayed that Indians’ right to privacy should be protected from being misused by “giant corporations” for their “financial ends”, according to a . Bar and Bench first reported this. “The Data Protection Act is not ye...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Supreme Court, India, Payments, Chambers, UPI, Reserve Bank of India, Tech Giants, ICICI Bank, Amazon Google, India Facebook, Communist Party of India, Indian Citizens


KY eats – Klang Jaya Fried Chicken

Klang will always be associated with bak kut teh for most people, and while that is certainly true since the region has something like 300-500 bak kut teh restaurants, there’s another hidden gem that most may not know about – them fried chicken! Klang Jaya fried chicken After I posted about Yummy fried chicken located at Bandar Puteri Klang on social media, I was made aware of this Klang Jaya Fried Chicken by quite a few people who are from Klang and are familiar with this whole fried chicken s...
Tags: Travel, Google, Klang, Meehun, Klang Jaya, Klang Jaya Fried Chicken, Bandar Puteri Klang, Nijia, Klang Jaya Fried Chicken Jalan Selampit, Taman Klang Jaya



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