US refused visa to Zoom founder Eric Yuan 8 times, now his app is running the world and he is a billionaire

In 1990s, Eric Yuan heard Bill Gates speak about the internet. Yuan was in China, his home country, and in his 20s then. The talk from Gates sparked a dream and he yearned to go the US, to Silicon Valley. This is the story of Zoom CEO Eric Yuan. But when he had set out for the US to turn his dreams into...

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IMF chief: ‘Clear we have entered recession’

The coronavirus pandemic has driven the global economy into a downturn that will require massive funding to help developing nations, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday."It is clear that we have entered a recession" that will be worse than in 2009 following the global financial crisis, she said...

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Netflix, Hotstar, other apps lower video quality: What does this mean for you

Now that most of us are working from home due to coronavirus lockdown, guzzling large amount of internet data due to video conferencing, document collaboration and students’ online classes is not surprising. It is also not surprising for streaming companies like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime video...

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UAE announces 85 new COVID-19 cases

UAE has announced 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 333, with 7 more recoveries on Wednesday, March 25.The announcement was made during a regular media briefing held by Dr. Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson of the UAE health sector. Seven...

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Indian expat who fell asleep at Dubai airport is now stranded

A UAE resident who missed the last flight back to India on Sunday after falling asleep in the waiting area of Dubai Airport is stranded in Terminal 3 after flights were suspended and the UAE refused entry to residency visa holders as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.Arun Singh, 37, originally...

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As virus spreads, Trump says US economy ‘may be’ heading to recession

President Donald Trump issued new guidelines on Monday to help fight the coronavirus, including a recommendation that people avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, discretionary travel, and going to bars, restaurants and food courts.Trump said the new guidelines from his coronavirus task force...

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Visa freeze by US Embassy due to coronavirus may ground Indian IT companies

IT services providers could bear the brunt of the US Embassy in India’s move to stop issuing immigrant and non-immigrant visas effective Monday.The move, necessitated by the Covid-19 virus outbreak will make it difficult for software exporters to send employees on projects and sales calls to the United...

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Air India pilots talk about Covid-19 duties, seek urgent financial aid in letter to govt

Air India pilots have sought urgent financial aid from the government citing their Covid-19 duties. In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri, the two Air India pilots’ unions - Indian Aviation Guild and the Indian Commercial Pilots Association - said that coronavirus has wreaked havoc across...

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IPL postponed to April 15 by BCCI due to coronavirus threat

In a move to buy some time to decide on the way ahead the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday postponed the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and pushed back its start to April 15 due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The tournament was scheduled to begin on March 29 with...

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Google employee in Bengaluru office tests positive for coronavirus

One of the employees of tech giant Google, working in its Bengaluru office, tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, news agency ANI reported.“We can confirm that an employee from our Bengaluru office has been diagnosed with Covid-19. He was in one of our Bengaluru offices...

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