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Oyo to Launch Japan Hotels in SoftBank Joint Venture

Indian hospitality unicorn Oyo’s Japanese arm has launched operations in over 100 hotels across the East Asian nation in a joint venture with majority investor SoftBank Group, as the company looks for a path to profitability. SoftbBank has been struggling to raise money for a second investment fund after the ...

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A bike lover’s take on the Cowboy e-bike – TechCrunch

Electric-bike maker Cowboy recently let me spend a couple of weeks with one of their e-bikes. It’s a well-designed e-bike that makes biking effortless, even if you’re going uphill. Cowboy is a Brussels-based startup. The company raised a $3 million seed round a couple of years ago and an $11.1 ...

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LinkedIn’s degree problem – TechCrunch

A couple of years ago, the cofounder and CEO of a blood-testing company was publicly taken to task for implying in articles and professional profiles that he has a PhD when in reality, he’d left a prestigious graduate group three years after enrolling, without a degree. The CEO is hardly ...

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Facebook Commits $1 Billion to Affordable Housing in the US

Facebook on Tuesday said that it is devoting $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,100 crores) during the coming decade in affordable housing, most of it in its home state of California. The leading social network has partnered with Governor Gavin Newsom and others on projects intended to result in as many ...

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Swedish police cleared to deploy spyware against crime suspects

Image: Unif Sweden’s police force has been granted new powers this week, including the ability to deploy spyware on suspects’ devices to intercept encrypted communications and turn on microphones and cameras. The decision was announced by Sweden’s Interior Minister Mikael Damberg in a press conference on Tuesday, October 22. The ...

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