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A for Aadhaar, B for Biometrics, C for Confusion

A for Aadhaar, B for Biometrics, C for Confusion

Many Indians who have an Aadhaar number are eager to break up with it, or at least minimise its presence in their digital lives. But…
Offering a white-labeled lending service in emerging markets, Mines raises $13 million

Offering a white-labeled lending service in emerging markets, Mines raises $13 million

Emerging markets credit startup Mines.io has closed a $13 million Series A round led by The Rise Fund, the global impact fund formed by private equity giant TPG, and 10 others, including Velocity
Ugandans are furious with a new tax for using social media and mobile money

Ugandans are furious with a new tax for using social media and mobile money

Uganda’s government has kept its promise: Many Ugandans woke up today (July 1) to find that if they hadn’t paid the new tax on social-media…

Pan-European seed fund firstminute hits a final fund close of $100M

New UK early stage VC firstminute Capital launched in June last year to the tune of $60m, with European VC Atomico as its first cornerstone investor. They were joined by 30 unicorns founders from
Delta, Sprint, Gogo, and others team up to make in-flight internet not suck so much

Delta, Sprint, Gogo, and others team up to make in-flight internet not suck so much

The group does not want to change how you get your in-flight internet, but wants to make it much faster and easier-to-use than before.
New alliance wants to improve terrible in-flight internet

New alliance wants to improve terrible in-flight internet

The frustrations of internet access aboard commercial aircraft may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the Seamless Air Alliance. Formed by Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint and Airtel, the group aims
Four charts and a table: more proof of India’s job crisis

Four charts and a table: more proof of India’s job crisis

It’s been a tough year for India’s jobs market. Between January and April alone, some 1.5 million jobs were lost, according to the Centre for…
Airtel announces Internet TV for India, an Android TV box with digital TV built-in

Airtel announces Internet TV for India, an Android TV box with digital TV built-in

Indian telecommunications giant Airtel has unveiled an exciting innovation in digital TV services in the country. Its new product, Internet TV, was announced yesterday during a special live stream on