It was 31st December when WHO’s Country Office in the People’s Republic of China got the news from a media statement by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, of a case of “viral pneumonia” in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei province. What seemed to be a “viral pneumonia”, after detailed studies were coined as a novel coronavirus, thus marking the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One in ten startups fail. Any guesses why?
Let’s set aside issues such as a lack of funding or poor marketing, and focus on the key reason–building a product that no one wants to use. 42% of startup failures happen because of an inferior product, not aligned with customers’ needs.
The current trend of the IT industry is based on the principle of automation. This isn’t just hype because the marvelous effects of automating various tasks are widely known by now. Planning out the budget effectively and reducing maintenance costs are some of the deemed automation outcomes.
Humans have exceptional power for image recognition. High-level image understanding, contextual knowledge, and the ability for parallel processing are some of the factors that contribute to precise recognition of objects, places, people, writing, and actions. However, humans develop these abilities over time and have a limitation as well. When it comes to recognizing images from a large set of data, human processing power might fail.
COVID-19 pandemic has marked a downfall for several businesses and individual lives globally. Finance, retail, hospitality, travel are some of the industries that have been drastically impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, the measures taken to prevent the spread of infection- lockdown and social distancing put the primary livelihood at a halt.
In 2011, Xamarin—a software company now owned by Microsoft—created a framework for hybrid mobile applications with C#. What made this new framework differentiate itself from others is its simplicity in creating a single code base that works across multiple platforms. After this, many frameworks have been introduced on the market, including Ionic, ReactJS, React Native, and many more.
On average, a human speaks 700 words per day, which includes the words of actual value (i.e. words that have an intent to communicate to another person). Instant messaging, telephonic conversations, books, movies, songs, verbal (F2F) communication are amongst some of the common ways humans exchange their thoughts and information.
eLearning is certainly the biggest hype during the COVID-19 outbreak. The education system, which is affected by the no-physical-movement is switching to at-home, online learning solutions. There are different ways education is delivered to the learners and Edtech businesses are cash in on it.
COVID-19 has introduced us to what was known as the ‘Virtual World’ and now is the reality we live in. The at-home workout sessions inspired virtual fitness studios, on-demand streaming apps encouraged virtual movie theatres, team collaboration tools created virtual workspace. Similarly, the eLearning platforms have created virtual classrooms that have been strongly backing the education system during the COVID-19 outbreak.