Freelance designers use pirated Adobe apps due to high cost

Open-source alternatives popular too Graphic designers in Bengaluru and Mumbai prefer to use pirated or open-source alternatives to Adobe applications  to paying for them. According to the India Design Report by the Confederation of Indian Industry, Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai have the largest number of designers in the country, with these three cities having approximately […]

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WFH blurs distinction between professional and personal lives

Maintaining the balance has been tough for moms Anoop Rao, who works for a US-based bank, starts his work at 5:30 pm. His mind is clear, not clouded with the unpleasant honking of cars. He grabs a cup of coffee and secures a quiet corner in his apartment. He doesn’t have to make his way […]

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Big data cos make up 21% of Bengaluru’s tech startups

Need for efficiency is the reason behind their growth Of all the technology startups in Bengaluru, artificial intelligence (AI) and security- oriented firms make up 21 percent, making big data the largest product sold. Big data, according to Oracle India’s website, refers to “complex data sets… that can be used to address business problems one […]

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Poor infra hits virtual court proceedings

By Abhishek Saini Bengaluru: Lack of proper infrastructure, application software, and trained personnel in the Court of Small Causes and the City Civil Court is hampering the implementation of virtual court proceedings in Bengaluru. “I just had to show one document. Now, I’m waiting for the lawyer to get the work done. All this would […]

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Final round of UEFA e-Euro on July 9, 10

The final round of the Union of European Football Associations e-Euro 2021 will be held on July 9 and 10 in London, Europe’s football confederation announced on its website on Tuesday. The tournament, in which all 55 UEFA members are participating, is being organized across three stages: Qualifying Round, Playoff Round and Finals.  In the […]

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Demand for electric vehicles rises, but sales remain low

Bengaluru: Despite an increased demand for electric vehicles, the sales remain low due to delayed delivery by manufacturers. Melvin Wilson, secretary at Ather Energy, an EV manufacturer, said: “Sales of electric vehicles have increased by three times as compared to the past five months. Neither we nor the raw material suppliers have increased prices as […]

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WFH, e-learning cause spike in broadband demand

Work from home and e-learning requirements have led to a sharp rise in the number of broadband connection subscribers. Sudhir K Gupta, secretary of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), informed The Observer: “According to data published by TRAI, during the lockdown, broadband connections increased by 6% within the duration of April to June.” […]

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Glitches force users to dump Karnataka Mobile One app

Many say money debited was not put in Metro cards Technical glitches in the award-winning Karnataka Mobile One app is forcing people to stop using it. Chirashwini S, a college student, said: “I recharged my Metro card for Rs 1,000 using the app in 2019. Money got deducted from my account but was not credited […]

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Platforms of 3 railway stations have no CCTV coverage

Cameras needed at places with more footfalls: SWR Three railway stations in Bengaluru – Majestic, Whitefield and Baiyapanahalli – are yet to get CCTV cameras despite the government sanctioning Rs 500 crore for installing cameras at 983 stations under the Nirbhaya Fund. The Observer found one camera each at the entrance and exit of the Majestic railway station – the […]

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