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IT Ministry Launches TechLeads Portal to Link Dispora With Local Industry

Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication, Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput, inaugurated the TechLeads portal here on Monday. The launching ceremony of PSEB’s TechLeads portal was held in the committee room of the Ministry of IT. Senior officers of the Ministry of IT & Telecom and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) attended the ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Secretary IT, Dr. Sohailread more

SpaceX aiming for first orbital test launch of Starship in July

SpaceX is hoping to attempt to fly its in-development spacecraft Starship to orbit for the first time in July, according to company president Gwynne Shotwell. Shotwell shared the timeline at the International Space Development conference during a virtual speaking engagement. Starship has been in development for the past several years, and it has been making shorter test flights, but remainingread more

US, Pakistan launch women’s economic empowerment project

PESHAWAR: The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched on Thursday the Women’s Economic Empowerment Activity (WEEA), according to a statement issued by the US Embassy. According to the statement, the five-year initiative, supports the Government of Pakistan‘s efforts to promote women’s social and economic empowerment through safe and dignified access to income opportunities, information, resources and services. Theread more

Andreessen Horowitz triples down on blockchain startups with massive $2.2 billion Crypto Fund III

While the cryptocurrency market’s most recent hype wave seems to be dying down after a spectacular rise, Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto arm is reaffirming its commitment to startups building blockchain projects with a hulking new $2.2 billion crypto fund. It’s the firm’s largest vertical-specific fund ever — by quite a bit. Andreessen Horowitz’s 2018 crypto fund ushered in $300 million ofread more

Germany’s Air-Taxi Takes its First Test Flight

With speedy developments in self-driving cars and flying vehicles, the transport industry seems to be poised for a radical paradigm shift within a decade. It was recently reported that a German startup called Volopter has initiated its first-ever air-taxi service that successfully took its first flight at a show in the Le Bourget airport, France on Monday. The air taxiread more

Europe’s first billion-dollar education start-up is a tutoring site backed by SoftBank, Tencent

LONDON — SoftBank, Tencent and other leading investors are betting that the next big online education company will come out of Europe. Vienna-based online tutoring start-up GoStudent said Tuesday that it raised 205 million euros ($244 million) in a bumper investment round that values the five-year-old firm at 1.4 billion euros, or about $1.67 billion. According to CB Insights data, that means GoStudentread more

If you love voice messaging, you’ll love Squad

Squad used to be an app that connected people with similar interests for in-person meetups. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. While most social apps thrived under these conditions — people craved digital connection more than ever — Squad couldn’t operate. Founder Isa Watson didn’t know how long the world would be in shutdown. Instead of waiting for a return to normalcy, sheread more

Facebook officially launches Live Audio Rooms and podcasts in the US

In April, Facebook announced a series of planned investments in new audio products, including a Clubhouse live audio competitor as well as new support for podcasts. Today, Facebook is officially rolling these products with the launch of Live Audio Rooms in the U.S. on iOS, starting with public figures and select Facebook Groups, and the debut of an initial set ofread more

Canoo to build its first electric vehicle factory in Oklahoma

Extra Crunch CEO Shishir Mehrotra and investor S. Somasegar reveal what sings in Coda’s pitch doc The benefits of pitching a doc (not a deck) Jordan Crook Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform Amanda Silberling Ford acquires Electriphi as it prepares to woo EV fleet customers Kirsten Korosec KeepTruckin raises $190 million to invest in AI products, double R&Dread more

Facebook will begin beaming advertisements into virtual reality

Well, it was only a matter of time. Advertising giant Facebook announced Wednesday that they’re going to begin testing advertising inside virtual reality titles on its Oculus platform soon. The first roll-out is limited enough, with Facebook testing ads inside a single gaming shooter title: Blaston from Resolution Games. They are interestingly not rolling this out with a first-party title, though I’m sureread more