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Accelerators

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Paypal launches new fintech incubator in Singapore

It's the second fintech incubator Paypal has launched in Asia following its first in Chennai
May 06, 2016

New IoT accelerator could make Hyderabad one of India’s first smart cities

With a partnership between British and Indian companies and agencies, the new center expands IoT penetration in India
Dec 13, 2015

20 Indian incubators and accelerators to keep an eye on

India has seen emergence of a large number of startup incubators and accelerators. Here’s a comprehensive list of the most active ones
Feb 24, 2015
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Advertising

3 ways men and women respond differently to marketing, according to science

Expect to win over your consumer's heart with these unexpected findings
Jun 26, 2015

Mobile native ads can get 57% higher click-through rate: Vserv

Mobile native ads engage the user with an ad experience that is seamless and contextually relevant to the app or site content, says the Indian mobile marketing platform
Jan 22, 2015

Top 5 alternatives to Google Adsense

Not better than Google Adsense per se, but these ad network alternatives could give you better earnings
Dec 21, 2014
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Big Data

Why Google Translate’s neural machine translation is a major gambit on startups

Alphabet's move to upgrade Google Translate really solidifies that at any moment, the nascent world of machine translation startups could be knocked off course
Sep 28, 2016

Stepes has a 50,000-strong translator army to give Google Translate a run for its money

Offering over 100 languages, Stepes is betting on the development of a major machine translation infrastructure based on myriads of human interpreters
May 02, 2016

10 Big Data startups in Singapore and India you should know

Who is leading the charge for Big Data in Singapore and India? We’ve compiled a list of the top ten you should keep on your radar
Apr 10, 2015

Consumer

Indian woman using her budget cell phone to take an image of the photographer in an indiscreet way. Morten Falch Sortland via Getty Images Israel

Top 10 gadgets in India to buy this Diwali

If you haven’t figured out what your Diwali presents are going to be or just want a change of gadgets, the ones on this list are our current favorites
Oct 28, 2016
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 20: (CHINA OUT) Jia Yueting, co-founder and head of LeTV, introduces new smartphone on April 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. Photo credit: VCG/VCG via Getty Images Israel

LeEco not only is China’s Netflix, it also makes good, cheap phones. And it’s entering the US

LeEco has high hopes for US market entry come November. Should Netflix and Apple, among others, be concerned?
Oct 24, 2016
L-R Sachin Bansal, Co-founder and CEO, Flipkart; Mukesh Bansal, Co-founder and CEO of Myntra; Binny Bansal, Co-founder and COO, Flipkart

Walmart eyes $1 billion stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart

Will Walmart's investment be enough to keep Amazon India away from the top spot?
Sep 30, 2016
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Development

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How Indian techies are bypassing online flash sales by writing javascripts

The next time you try buying a smartphone in a flash sale, it may be worth seeing how you can harness their fast purchasing strategies
Jun 06, 2016
CEO and Co-Founder Aruna Schwarz speaking at TechSparks 2013 Grand Finale. Photo Credit: YouTube

Female-led Indian PDF extractor startup raises pre-Series A funding round

Stelae's Khemeia solution can recognize text and tag meta data in PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign, ASCII, and other image formats
Nov 27, 2015

Hiring tech talent? This Indian startup bags $7.5M to assess programmers on your behalf

Almost 90 percent of companies with more than 1,000 employees can't find the tech hires needed to power innovation - this is how HackerRank solves this growing pain point
Jul 15, 2015

eCommerce

A worker demonstrates fingerprint payment security on the Samsung Electronics Co. stand at the Mobile World Congress in this arranged photograph Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Mobile World Congress, an annual phone-industry event organized by GSMA Ltd., runs from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Indian banks roll out new biometric payments. But is it secure?

The Aadhaar Pay app addresses key issues other platforms haven't, but biometrics aren't foolproof
Dec 27, 2016
NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 9: Picture showing hands counting the currency notes of Indian one hundred rupee currency notes on April 9, 2009 in New Delhi, India. Photo credit: Raj Kumar/Mint via Getty Images Israel

India’s new cash crisis could spur digital transactions

While everyone was glued to the elections, India has been facing a very serious cash overhaul: It decided to get rid of 86% of its cash notes
Nov 17, 2016
L-R Sachin Bansal, Co-founder and CEO, Flipkart; Mukesh Bansal, Co-founder and CEO of Myntra; Binny Bansal, Co-founder and COO, Flipkart

Walmart eyes $1 billion stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart

Will Walmart's investment be enough to keep Amazon India away from the top spot?
Sep 30, 2016
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Education

(From left) Indranil and Anant, Nhance’s co-founders. Photo credit: PR

The app that’ll help you pick up business skills during your coffee break

Why five minutes may just be enough to absorb some skills on the go
Aug 23, 2016

No black magic, this student has invented an apparatus that can produce water from thin air

Indian engineering student Jawwad Patel’s self-filling water apparatus can produce potable water even from polluted air
Aug 20, 2016

Coursera expands platform to India with $49.5M round

The US education company plans to launch new courses with help from corporate powerhouses
Aug 26, 2015
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Entrepreneurship

IN2NYC 2016 launch. Photo Credit: NYCEDC

Foreign entrepreneurs get visa through CUNY’s IN2NYC program. But will Trump nix it?

City College of New York will provide H-1B cap-exempt visas to foreign entrepreneurs. But what will the visa process look like under Trump?
Dec 26, 2016
(From left) Indranil and Anant, Nhance’s co-founders. Photo credit: PR

The app that’ll help you pick up business skills during your coffee break

Why five minutes may just be enough to absorb some skills on the go
Aug 23, 2016
Divyank Turakhia (R) and Zhang Zhiyong (C) sign the acquisition agreement. Photo credit: PR

He made his first $1M at the age of 18 and $100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for $900M at 34

Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for $900 million
Aug 23, 2016
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Events

A joint Israeli-Indian hackathon will aim to address rural health issues in the poorest parts of India. Photo credit: Med4Dev

Joint Israel-India, four-city hackathon to tackle health in rural India

Pears works on a different project every year that matches Israeli hi-tech with a cause in a different developing region
Jul 20, 2016
Cool stuff like a humanoid robot were presented at TechNode's Asia Hardware Competition. Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow-Telem / Geektime

Asian hardware at ChinaBang was amazing. Profitable? It depends (VIDEO)

ChinaBang, TechNode's latest conference in Chengdu, China, showcased some of Asia's best hardware startups. While the ideas were amazing, few seemed profitable
Mar 31, 2016
ChinaBang 2015 took place in Hong Kong. This year will highlight Chengdu and the southwestern Chinese technology economy. Photo credit: Technode

Geektime in Chengdu: Follow us on the ground this week at Technode’s ChinaBang startup conference

Geektime's own Laura Rosbrow-Telem will visit Chengdu, one of China's growing technology and finance hubs, for the annual ChinaBang Awards
Mar 28, 2016
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FinTech

Bitcoin breaks $1,000 for the first time in 3 years

Did the election of Donald Trump send a jolt through the bitcoin market?
Jan 03, 2017
A worker demonstrates fingerprint payment security on the Samsung Electronics Co. stand at the Mobile World Congress in this arranged photograph Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Mobile World Congress, an annual phone-industry event organized by GSMA Ltd., runs from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Indian banks roll out new biometric payments. But is it secure?

The Aadhaar Pay app addresses key issues other platforms haven't, but biometrics aren't foolproof
Dec 27, 2016
NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 9: Picture showing hands counting the currency notes of Indian one hundred rupee currency notes on April 9, 2009 in New Delhi, India. Photo credit: Raj Kumar/Mint via Getty Images Israel

India’s new cash crisis could spur digital transactions

While everyone was glued to the elections, India has been facing a very serious cash overhaul: It decided to get rid of 86% of its cash notes
Nov 17, 2016
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Gaming

Asia is the fastest growing mobile games market in 2014 (Infographic)

It has been quite the year for videogames, and this infographic from video game research firm SuperDataResearch sums it up
Dec 10, 2014

InMobi turns ads into games and launches $25M fund to help developers

The Bangalore mobile advertising company is the second one this week to launch a $25M fund to help game developers succeed. With $50M up for grabs, its been a good week
Jul 24, 2014

MadRat releases new app for children with autism

The Bangalore gaming company launches Autista, an iPad app that helps autistic children with speech and fine motor skills
Mar 28, 2014

Greentech

No black magic, this student has invented an apparatus that can produce water from thin air

Indian engineering student Jawwad Patel’s self-filling water apparatus can produce potable water even from polluted air
Aug 20, 2016
(L-R) Altigreen Co-founders Amitabh Saran, Shalendra Gupta and John Bangura. Photo credit: PR

This startup can convert your diesel/petrol car into a hybrid electric for less than $1,500

Altigreen has created a low-cost retrofit system that transforms fossil fuel-based vehicles into hybrid electrics, increasing mileage by over 20 percent and cutting [Read More...]
Aug 05, 2016

HomeBiogas hopes for gold as it launches its home biofuel system

An Israeli team is launching a crowdfunding campaign for its system, which NGOs are already using around the world
Nov 24, 2015

Hardware

Health

Practo acquires Bangalore-based healthcare analytics startup Enlightiks

The acquisition will strengthen Practo’s position in delivering optimised healthcare enterprise solutions
Dec 18, 2016

4 healthtech startups that could soon be unicorns in India

The billion-dollar club (or the 6,686 crore club) maybe about to get bigger
Sep 09, 2016
Bengaluru-based Mitra Biotech is pioneering a new kind of tumor-monitoring test for researchers. Photo credit: PR

Bengaluru’s Mitra Biotech pulls in $27.4 million from Sequoia to fight cancer

India's biotech scene is growing with several startups and spinouts focused on new ways to diagnose and tackle cancer in the subcontinent
Aug 29, 2016
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Industry

7 rising startups in India

A list of Indian startups to watch for this week
Oct 15, 2016

Not just for SpaceX: ISRO gets space startup Spaceflight Industries into orbit

Spaceflight Industries is one of the leading names among satellite startups
Oct 02, 2016

Swedish startups rally to defend Pakistani developer being deported because of a former employer’s failure to pay pension

As South Asians fill Sweden's tech talent gap, a petition seeks 2,000 more Swedish signatures in effort to keep Dynamo's developer in the country and employed in a case [Read More...]
Sep 27, 2016
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Innovation

ChinaBang 2015 took place in Hong Kong. This year will highlight Chengdu and the southwestern Chinese technology economy. Photo credit: Technode

Geektime in Chengdu: Follow us on the ground this week at Technode’s ChinaBang startup conference

Geektime's own Laura Rosbrow-Telem will visit Chengdu, one of China's growing technology and finance hubs, for the annual ChinaBang Awards
Mar 28, 2016

One school in India has given birth to a surprising number of cool startups

Some of India's top startups are coming out of the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.
Oct 23, 2015

Why you need NoBroker to find your dream house

House hunting. Brokers. False promises. We have all been there. Can a startup change this?
Jul 24, 2015

Internet

For women in India, mobile’s promise still elusive

The gender gap means that the internet of things is not helping women as much as it could
Oct 19, 2016
Photo credit: Google

Google launches Google Station, a service similar to Facebook’s Express WiFi in India

Google Station seeks to offer free wi-fi to malls, transit stations, universities and cafes in India, a move aimed at increasing the number of people on Google’s [Read More...]
Sep 27, 2016

10 major languages Google Translate needs and where you can find them now

From India to Ethiopia, Google is challenged by a few apps, independent websites and even Microsoft in the free machine translation game.
Sep 22, 2016
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IoT

For women in India, mobile’s promise still elusive

The gender gap means that the internet of things is not helping women as much as it could
Oct 19, 2016
Uber's first self-driving car model is a Ford, as seen Thursday on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo credit: Uber

US government announces $165 million for smart cities in Pittsburgh, home to Uber self-driving pilot

The internet of things is linking cities closer together, but what approach is best?
Oct 13, 2016

Delhi startup FarEye raises $3.5 million to bring drone deliveries to India

FarEye aims to solve the critical problems faced by businesses such as real-time coordination between employees on the go, job execution and customer requests by moving [Read More...]
Jun 24, 2016
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IT

Lists

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Marketing

3 ways men and women respond differently to marketing, according to science

Expect to win over your consumer's heart with these unexpected findings
Jun 26, 2015

6 content marketing hacks every startup can apply

It's not enough to settle for just another blog post with the occasional tweet: Here are the six most effective ways to increase traffic to your content
Apr 27, 2015

How brands can effectively connect with kiddie consumers over the Internet

Children want to be treated as equals: Here's how you can while maintaining good quality, child appropriate digital campaigns.
Jan 30, 2015

Media

BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 20: (CHINA OUT) Jia Yueting, co-founder and head of LeTV, introduces new smartphone on April 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. Photo credit: VCG/VCG via Getty Images Israel

LeEco not only is China’s Netflix, it also makes good, cheap phones. And it’s entering the US

LeEco has high hopes for US market entry come November. Should Netflix and Apple, among others, be concerned?
Oct 24, 2016

India’s DailyHunt raises $25 million from ByteDance, Sequoia and Matrix to aggregate content in local languages

Servicing India's local, primarily rural, languages might be the next big trend for content and media for the country's startups
Oct 16, 2016
Photo credit: TaleHunt PR

Write a tale, hunt for an audience: This app aims to be the Twitter of very short stories

India-based mobile app TaleHunt enables users to write tiny 250-word stories and share it with the world
Jun 11, 2016

Mobile

A worker demonstrates fingerprint payment security on the Samsung Electronics Co. stand at the Mobile World Congress in this arranged photograph Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Mobile World Congress, an annual phone-industry event organized by GSMA Ltd., runs from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Indian banks roll out new biometric payments. But is it secure?

The Aadhaar Pay app addresses key issues other platforms haven't, but biometrics aren't foolproof
Dec 27, 2016
NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 9: Picture showing hands counting the currency notes of Indian one hundred rupee currency notes on April 9, 2009 in New Delhi, India. Photo credit: Raj Kumar/Mint via Getty Images Israel

India’s new cash crisis could spur digital transactions

While everyone was glued to the elections, India has been facing a very serious cash overhaul: It decided to get rid of 86% of its cash notes
Nov 17, 2016
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 20: (CHINA OUT) Jia Yueting, co-founder and head of LeTV, introduces new smartphone on April 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. Photo credit: VCG/VCG via Getty Images Israel

LeEco not only is China’s Netflix, it also makes good, cheap phones. And it’s entering the US

LeEco has high hopes for US market entry come November. Should Netflix and Apple, among others, be concerned?
Oct 24, 2016
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News

Indian startup ShadowFax raises $10 million with successful pivot from food delivery

ShadowFax expanded its services to other industries, surviving the crunch of India's food delivery startup bust
Dec 25, 2016

Practo acquires Bangalore-based healthcare analytics startup Enlightiks

The acquisition will strengthen Practo’s position in delivering optimised healthcare enterprise solutions
Dec 18, 2016

Rivigo’s $75 million investment shows India’s next big startup sector is smart trucking

Move over food delivery, because India's smart logistics industry is proving itself to be a formidable vertical
Nov 07, 2016
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Policy

IN2NYC 2016 launch. Photo Credit: NYCEDC

Foreign entrepreneurs get visa through CUNY’s IN2NYC program. But will Trump nix it?

City College of New York will provide H-1B cap-exempt visas to foreign entrepreneurs. But what will the visa process look like under Trump?
Dec 26, 2016
NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 9: Picture showing hands counting the currency notes of Indian one hundred rupee currency notes on April 9, 2009 in New Delhi, India. Photo credit: Raj Kumar/Mint via Getty Images Israel

India’s new cash crisis could spur digital transactions

While everyone was glued to the elections, India has been facing a very serious cash overhaul: It decided to get rid of 86% of its cash notes
Nov 17, 2016
Uber's first self-driving car model is a Ford, as seen Thursday on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo credit: Uber

US government announces $165 million for smart cities in Pittsburgh, home to Uber self-driving pilot

The internet of things is linking cities closer together, but what approach is best?
Oct 13, 2016
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Robotics

Why Google Translate’s neural machine translation is a major gambit on startups

Alphabet's move to upgrade Google Translate really solidifies that at any moment, the nascent world of machine translation startups could be knocked off course
Sep 28, 2016
Photo credit: Saarang Sumesh

At the age of 3, he made a combustion engine model. He’s now 7 and has already built a cleaning robot and a remote-controlled vehicle

Wonder kid Saarang Sumesh has just returned from the US after showcasing his talent at the Maker Faire event in Silicon Valley
Jun 13, 2016

Singapore-based GreyOrange Robotics raises $30M in Series B

The robotics developer focuses on smart technology aimed at helping e-commerce, manufacturing and logistics companies achieve warehouse automation.
Aug 11, 2015

Security

A worker demonstrates fingerprint payment security on the Samsung Electronics Co. stand at the Mobile World Congress in this arranged photograph Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Mobile World Congress, an annual phone-industry event organized by GSMA Ltd., runs from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Indian banks roll out new biometric payments. But is it secure?

The Aadhaar Pay app addresses key issues other platforms haven't, but biometrics aren't foolproof
Dec 27, 2016
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTMEBER 26: Indian government forces detain a supporter of, Engineer Abdul Rashid of Awami Ithaad Party, a pro-Indian political party, during a protest march towards the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to protest against the recent killings of civilians by Indian government forces on September 26, 2016. Photo credit: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images Israel

India shows off satellite intelligence over Kashmir Conflict

Pakistan lags behind India in the race to develop comprehensive terrain mapping coverage of the region
Oct 04, 2016
Whatsapp on an iPhone Image credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Israel)

India Supreme Court rejects petition trying to ban encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp

The Indian Supreme Court dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) that aimed to ban encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and Viber
Jun 29, 2016
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Social Media

You may never have to see a wedding pic on Facebook again with this app

If there’s no escaping pictures, is there a way to escape the rubbish ones at least?
Mar 27, 2016
Donald Trump speaks at Americans for Prosperity's Freedom Summit in Manchester, NH, on April 12, 2014 (image, ID: 298502474; credit: Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com)

Your angry reactions to Donald Trump’s Facebook posts might help you get a job

The startup scans online profiles – everything from LinkedIn to Twitter to Facebook – to help companies source candidates for jobs
Mar 06, 2016

Is Facebook attempting to rationalize Internet.org in India with $21 million ‘benefits’ from FbStart?

It seems that Facebook is trying to counter the intense negativity it received from their Internet.org program by dolling out ‘benefits’ to Indian startups
Aug 13, 2015
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Space

Kolkata physicists to send X-ray probe with TeamIndus for Google Lunar XPRIZE launch next year

TeamIndus will attempt to land on the lunar surface in December 2017 to win $30 million from Google
Dec 27, 2016
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTMEBER 26: Indian government forces detain a supporter of, Engineer Abdul Rashid of Awami Ithaad Party, a pro-Indian political party, during a protest march towards the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to protest against the recent killings of civilians by Indian government forces on September 26, 2016. Photo credit: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images Israel

India shows off satellite intelligence over Kashmir Conflict

Pakistan lags behind India in the race to develop comprehensive terrain mapping coverage of the region
Oct 04, 2016
Artist's concept of the ISRO reusable launch vehicle, the RLV-TD. Image credit: ISRO

India challenges NASA and SpaceX with its own reusable mini space shuttle

It ain't the X-wing, but it shows that governments still have the ability to cut costs in the era of SpaceX
May 23, 2016
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Transportation

Indian startup ShadowFax raises $10 million with successful pivot from food delivery

ShadowFax expanded its services to other industries, surviving the crunch of India's food delivery startup bust
Dec 25, 2016

Rivigo’s $75 million investment shows India’s next big startup sector is smart trucking

Move over food delivery, because India's smart logistics industry is proving itself to be a formidable vertical
Nov 07, 2016
Uber's first self-driving car model is a Ford, as seen Thursday on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo credit: Uber

US government announces $165 million for smart cities in Pittsburgh, home to Uber self-driving pilot

The internet of things is linking cities closer together, but what approach is best?
Oct 13, 2016

Venture Capital

Photo credit: Brendan Lally (r) and W Sulisto (l).

India vs. Indonesia: How investors like Sequoia think about it

Here are some unique ways to approach the Indonesia vs. India question and tips that could help Indonesian entrepreneurs avoid some of India’s mistakes
Nov 20, 2016

Didi conquers Uber China, startups merge in $35 billion deal

What Uber's decision to merge its China business with Didi Chuxing signals about its strategy
Aug 01, 2016

Asian investors appreciate Israeli innovators’ respect for tradition, says OurCrowd’s Jon Medved

One of Israel's most prolific startup investors says Israel and Singapore are a match made in heaven, while each relationship the Jewish state has in Asia has its own [Read More...]
May 01, 2016
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Wearables

Women in tech

For women in India, mobile’s promise still elusive

The gender gap means that the internet of things is not helping women as much as it could
Oct 19, 2016