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India government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat, and UC Browser

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Has China overplayed its hand? The Communist country has disputes with many countries around the world, including the United States, Germany, India, and many African countries where China conducts operations. The India government on Monday bans 59 Chinese apps amid a huge economic backlash against China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action.

The banned apps include popular apps like TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser. Last week, we told you about TikTok after the ByteDance own company was caught reading data from user clipboards. With growing anti-China sentiments around the world due to coronavirus, India intelligence agencies suggested that these apps have been violating the terms of usage, compromising users privacy, and being used as spyware or malware.

Within minutes of the announcement, the Indian government’s TikTok account MyGov, which had 1.1 milliorn followers, was disabled. The move comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has given a “befitting response” to China. He also spoke of the countrywide call for boycott of Chinese goods, juxtaposing it against the government’s “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” campaign. “We will buy local and be vocal for local and this will help India become stronger,” he said.

Asian News International also reported the ban in a tweet, saying: “Government of India bans 59 mobile apps. Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps included in the list.”

In a statement this evening, the government said the apps were blocked “in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

The statement from the Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology said it had received an “exhaustive recommendation” from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The ministry said it also received representations from people on “security of data and risk to privacy” regarding certain apps.

“The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures. At the same time, there have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security.

Last month, the U.K. regulators were looking into how TikTok collects and uses children’s data. The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office is investigating whether TikTok violated the EU’s data privacy law called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which requires companies to provide specific protections related to children’s personal data.

Below is  complete list of 59 Chinese Apps banned by Indian government.


Source: https://techstartups.com/2020/06/29/india-government-bans-59-chinese-apps-including-tiktok-wechat-uc-browser/

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Tesla is now bigger the biggest oil companies: Exxon, Chevron, Shell, Total, and BP; market cap now over $0.25 trillion

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We love writing about Tesla. Just think about this for a moment. Electric car has been around for over 200 years. The first successful electric car made its debut around 1890. It was developed by William Morrison, a chemist who lived in Des Moines, Iowa. Morrison’s six-passenger vehicle, which was capable of a top speed of 14 miles per hour, was little more than an electrified wagon, but it helped spark interest in electric vehicles. Yet electric car did not gain mainstream adoption until Tesla came around with its electric sports car in 2006 that could go more than 200 miles on a single charge. Elon Musk deserves a lot of credit for capturing the minds and hearts of people around the world to really believe in electric cars.

On Monday, we wrote about Tesla after the electric company reached a major milestone with a market cap of $250 brillion. Since then, Tesla stock has gone up by another $8.46 million as of market close today. With its market cap now well over $250 billion. Tesla’s current market cap makes it bigger than Bank of America ($202 billion), Walt Disney ($203 billion), PayPal ($208 billion), Netflix ($210 billion), AT&T ($214 billion), Verizon ($226 billion), NVidia ($236 billion), and Intel ($250 billion).

Last week, Tesla also overtook Japanese automaker Toyota to become the world’s number one automaker by market capitalization. As Tesla shares soared to new record highs this week, it is now becoming increasingly clear that Tesla is poised to overtake the fossil fuel companies. Tesla is now more valuable than some of the biggest oil companies, including Exxon ($176 billion), Chevron ($155 billion), Shell ($120 billion), Total ($97 billion), and BP ($95 billion).

Below is a Twitter video from Bloomberg Jon Erlichman comparing Tesla’s market value to the big oil companies.


Source: https://techstartups.com/2020/07/09/tesla-surpasses-biggest-oil-companies-exxon-chevron-shell-total-bp-market-cap-now-0-25-trillion/

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Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, the Jewish doctor who treated coronavirus patients with 99% success rate using hydroxychloroquine, published a new HCQ study

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It’s been while since we wrote about Dr. Vladimir “Zev” Zelenko. We first wrote about Dr. Zelenko in March after he rose to national fame as the doctor who successfully treated 350 coronavirus patients with 100% success using Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate. Since then, hydroxychloroquine has become the most divisive and controversial drug in America.

Dr. Zelenkzo is a Hasidic Jewish doctor and a board-certified family practitioner in New York. He claimed to have been treating coronavirus patients since the beginning of March using a combination of three drug regimen: hydroxychloroquine (an anti-malaria drug), azithromycin, and zinc sulfate. Since then, Dr. Zelenko has become a popular figure among people looking for cure for the virus. He has also been featured in the New York Times. Dr. Zelenko has also given advice to seven countries, including Israel, Brazil, and Russia are already following Dr. Zelenkzo drug regimen. As we reported earlier today, Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, is also taking hydroxychloroquine.

Since early March, Dr. Zelenkzo has treated over 1,500 people with coronaviruslike symptoms. It all started after Dr. Zelenkzo developed an experimental treatment using a cocktail of three drug regimen: hydroxychloroquine (an anti-malaria drug), azithromycin, and zinc sulfate. His out-patient treatment regimen, which he said costs only $12, includes:

1. Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days
2. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days
3. Zinc sulfate 220mg once a day for 5 days

Zelenko Proctocol (Credit: Dr. Zelenko)

In a March 21 video, which was addressed to President Donald Trump and eventually posted to YouTube and Facebook, Dr. Zelenkzo said: “I’m seeing tremendous positive results.”

“What bothers me most is the fact HCQ worked this whole time. The media said it would literally kill you if you took it simply because POTUS promoted it…If only we could set politics aside…thousands of lives likely would have been saved.”

Now, Dr. Zelenko has published a new study on hydroxychloroquine. The study, which is submitted for peer review, describes outcomes of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the outpatient setting after early treatment with zinc, low dose hydroxychloroquine, and azithromycin (the triple therapy) dependent on risk stratification. Dr. Zelenko claimed to have 99 percent success rate with his hydroxychloroquine treatment regimen.

“Facts, not fear. COVID is very real. But if we treat it early and the right way, it’s nothing to fear. I saw early use of zinc, hydroxychloroquine, and azithromycin result in an over 99% survival rate in my COVID patients. Don’t let professional scaremongers dictate the narrative,” Dr. Zelenkzo said.

Dr. Zelenkzo also shares the result of study in a new video with Dr. Drew. He went on to answer questions about school reopening, and the need for the country to focus on the truth of medical information and not inject politics into science.

Below is  video of his interview with Dr. Drew.


Source: https://techstartups.com/2020/07/09/dr-vladimir-zev-zelenko-jewish-doctor-treated-coronavirus-patients-99-success-rate-using-hydroxychloroquine-published-new-hcq-study/

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SaaS tech startup Docket scores $1.25M in funding to grow its meeting productivity platform

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Docket, an Indianapolis, IN-based tech startup and a software-as-a-service (SaaS) productivity platform for managing effective meetings, has secured $1.25M in funding to grow meeting productivity platform. The new funding came from new investors Sequoia Capital, Emergence Capital, Horizons Ventures and Maven Ventures with participation from existing investor High Alpha Capital.

The funding follows Docket’s first-place finish in Zoom’s Marketplace App competition in May. The additional funding allows Docket to expand in engineering and customer success, emphasizing platform growth, user acquisition and long-term retention.

Founded last year by Darin Brown, Docket is a meeting intelligence platform that enhances every stage of face-to-face human collaboration with tools that enable better meeting habits for greater efficiency and alignment. The Docket SaaS platform facilitates the leadership of and participation in key business processes and provides a growing library of integrations to leading chat, calendar, video communications and CRM providers to support any desired meeting workflow.

Docket is the 14th company to launch out of High Alpha’s venture studio. Prior to co-founding Docket, Brown served as the CTO of Angie’s List and Vice President at Salesforce and ExactTarget.

“We’re very excited to support Docket to become one of the many billion-dollar businesses that will be built on Zoom’s platform,” said Jim Scheinman, Maven Founding Managing Partner. “The opportunity for the two products to integrate, making meetings better and more effective, is a vision we’re proud to back at Maven.”

Docket’s easy-to-use platform ensures business meeting processes are productive, collaborative, and celebrated. The platform’s suite of features maximizes the time spent before, during, and after meetings, making it simple for users to create and share agendas, take complete and accurate notes, assign actions and share recaps across for organizational alignment.

“Zoom Marketplace apps like Docket provide additional value and enhance the overall user experience,” said Ryan Azus, Chief Revenue Officer of Zoom Video Communications. “Combinations like Docket and Zoom can help any organization automate, integrate and collaborate more effectively.”

The investment extends Docket’s $1.5M seed round that closed in January led by Allos Ventures with participation from High Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures and Simon Equity Partners.

“This additional funding reaffirms Docket’s mission to rid the world of wasteful meetings,” said Docket CEO and Co-Founder, Darin Brown. “Zoom has solved the most pressing challenges with video conferencing and has made it easy for teams to meet virtually. Our focus is to help everyone understand why they are meeting by facilitating the human-led collaboration processes that take place before, during and after a meeting.”


Source: https://techstartups.com/2020/07/09/saas-tech-startup-docket-scores-1-25m-funding-grow-meeting-productivity-platform/

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