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Instagram, the photo sharing app created by Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom from Stanford University, spins the tale of success capitalized the right way. Launched way back in the year 2010, Instagram today boasts of 700 million registered users, with more than 400 million people visiting the site on a regular basis. Out of the 700 million users, around 17 million are from the United Kingdom alone!

When the two founders started talking about their idea, they quickly realised they had one goal in mind: to make the largest mobile photo sharing app. However, before Instagram, the two had worked together on a similar platform called Burbn. For Instagram to work, Krieger and Systrom decided to strip Burbn down to the bare necessities. Burbn was quite similar to Instagram and had features which allowed users to add filters to their pictures.

The pair looked at how users in Burbn’s beta gravitated toward photo sharing and then studied every single popular app in the photograph category. Mike and Kevin scrapped Burbn completely and decided to create a brand new platform. Very soon, they realised the photo sharing app had gotten a little saturated. During the multiple stages of development and modifications, a precursor to Instagram called Scotch was made. However, Scotch tanked because it didn’t have many filters, was slow and riddled with a few too many bugs.

With their UX skills, Krieger and Systrom refined Instagram to require as few actions as possible. Unlike the original version of Path, Instagram didn’t force users to add tags about people or places to their photos. A photo could be posted in as few as three clicks. Mirroring Twitter, they made Instagram public by default. After months and months of testing, Instagram was officially launched on 6 October, 2010.

Launched at just the right time, Instagram had 25,000 users on its very first day! For late 2010, with fewer I Phones in the market, that was quite a big number. Krieger and Systrom were not only minimalist in their approach to the app, but to the market as well. New financing gave Systrom and Krieger the opportunity to hire more people, but the founders kept the company very lean with barely a dozen employees. By March 2012, the app’s user base extended to more than 27 million.

Once Instagram was released for Android phones, the app was downloaded more than one million times a day. Interestingly, the online social media platform was all set to receive an investment of $ 500 million. Furthermore, Systrom and Zuckerberg were in talks for a Facebook poised takeover. In April 2012, Facebook made an offer to purchase Instagram for about $ 1 billion in cash and stock, with the key provision that the company would remain independently managed. Shortly thereafter and just prior to its initial public offering, Facebook acquired the company for the whopping sum of $ 1 billion in cash and stock.

After the Facebook acquisition, the Instagram founders have done little to change the user phase, sticking to the simplicity of the app. The astounding rise of Instagram’s popularity proves that people believe in real connections rather than those based on only words.

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CardByte Launches Contact Management and Business Networking App to Revolutionize Businesses

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CardByte, a contactless contact management and business networking company, steps foot in the Indian market to disrupt businesses and elevate the number game for individuals and organizations. The venture is a card-based networking and contact management platform for individuals and companies that are driven and regulated with proprietary AI-integrated management systems.

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Not only is the company bridging the gap by launching an application to stay in touch with one’s contact but also staying environmentally conscious of its choices. CardByte’s digital-only model aims to reduce the paper print across the globe and prevent deforestation for manual contact cards and networking.

Reinstating a new normal with its digital services and features, CardByte aims to aid individuals, enterprises and companies that can’t afford fancy, hefty-priced automated solutions for contact management and regulation. It further assists people in managing and arranging contacts; scanning, finding, and updating contacts in real-time for immediate help and increases the overall productivity of individuals, clients/ businesses. In addition to this, CardByte is helping people to stay connected and updated with their network.

CardByte intends to take the sector by storm with its features and services including contact directory with organizer to organize contacts by industry, profession, and build one’s business and professional network, online/offline sharing of business cards, AI-powered online/offline card scanner, enabling discovery to help people explore known contacts and get connected to mutual contacts and maintaining privacy to have complete control over your information.

Mr. Navinn Kapur, Co-founder & Director of Scientia Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Navinn Kapur, Co-founder & Director of Scientia Solutions Pvt. Ltd., said, “CardByte is our effort to revolutionise the way people manage their contacts. Helping businesses grow accurate contact information and periodic upgrades with time, I see people understanding the perks of organising their contact book digitally and regulating their connections to network better even in this low touch economy. CardByte is not only something that helps people organise their contacts at the tip of their finger but also respects their privacy and confidentiality while being easy-to-use. It helps the customers in structuring their contacts digitally, network socially along and enable them to take control of their data while allowing seamless integration of all their information in our AI Directory.

He further added, “CardByte is meant to be a part of your routine, making you come back to it every time you need help with your contacts or your social circle. With the launch of the app, we further envision to introduce the enterprise version of the product soon this year and enable our customers to have experience Augmented Reality and conversational AI through our product.

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Atrimed Pharmaceuticals Introduce – Vyvuz: A Capsule that can Inhibit Viral Replication

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Bangalore based Atrimed Pharmaceuticals recently launched their new find ‘Vyvuz Capsules’, a highly researched product licensed by the “Drug Authority of Kerala” that has been shown to inhibit the virus by up to 99.9%.

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In the wake of the Omicron threat, it has become imperative to have a multi-pronged strategy to combat SARS CoV2. Dr. Hrishikesh Damle, M D & CEO – Atrimed Pharma stated that “As we know, vaccines are a good way to prevent the severity of the disease.” He continued, “Other measures like medicines that can prevent the replication of the virus also have a major role. With the ease of use and affordable price, all primary contacts, those who are travelling, attending gatherings or school-going children, can be protected against the virus with the addition of Vyvuz to existing measures.” Since it is known to be safe, Vyvuz has ingredients that have been tested in the Government of India Biotechnology labs and have been shown to inhibit the virus by up to 99.9%.

Atrimed Vyvuz Press Conference

It is going to take longer to achieve 100% vaccination with two doses among the eligible population. Children aged 15 to 18 are recently approved to be vaccinated. A booster for all is a distant dream currently. At this juncture, Vyvuz comes as a welcome alternative that can be added to the current effort. This formulation has been tested against the ‘Delta‘ variant and was found to be effective. AI based studies prove that it is also effective against the ‘Omicron‘ variant.

The formulation contains Centella Asiatica, Withania Somnifera, and Andrographis Paniculata. Atrimed has conducted In-Silico, In-Vitro, In-Vivo, Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials. The formulation was proven to be effective in reducing inflammatory markers and hence early symptomatic relief in COVID patients. The present formulation has been developed through the meticulous research carried out by Atrimed, and we request all Ayurvedic Doctors to judicially prescribe the product.

About Atrimed Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd.

Based in Bangalore, develops medicines from plant based molecules to develop drugs that cure diseases which have plagued humanity such as Psoriasis, Acne, Arthritis and more. It combines the traditional cures with the knowledge base created from computer aided drug design, biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence to establish a library of plant molecules, some 400,000 strong, the largest in the world. Its products cater to Skin and Hair care, Mother and Child care, and Bone related diseases, Nutrition, Metabolism and Allergies. The pharmaceutical company was sent to BIO 2019, Philadelphia, USA which is the largest Biotechnology Expo in the world by the Karnataka Government to showcase Karnataka’s biotechnological ecosystem to learn more about the perspectives of high-level government officials, key thought leaders and experts from around the world on the new opportunities and challenges facing the global biotech industry.

For further information, please visit: atrimed.com.

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Goa Eyes Investment Opportunities from India Pavilion

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The state of Goa is ready to showcase its tourism prowess and business opportunities available in the state to global investors during its participation at India Pavilion in EXPO2020 Dubai.

Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai and Mr. J Ashok Kumar, Secretary, Industries & Tourism, Government of Goa at the Goa Week inauguration ceremony at India Pavilion, EXPO2020 held yesterday

The state’s floor was inaugurated yesterday by Mr. J. Ashok Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister, Sports & Youth Affairs, Tourism, Industries Trade & Commerce, Handicrafts Textile & Coir, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Secretary – Revenue, Information Technology, Labour & Employment and Mrs Swetika Sachan, Director, Directorate of Industries, Government of Goa at the India Pavilion Dubai EXPO2020.

Inaugurating the state’s floor, Mr. J. Ashok Kumar said, “The state of Goa is proud to be a part of the EXPO2020. The state looks forward to this opportunity to showcase its vibrant culture and invite investors to explore our major focus sectors such as Agro & Food Processing, IT & Knowledge-based Industry, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, and Tourism.”

Mr. Sanjay Kumar said, “IT is a main area of thrust in the state. We have progressive policies such as the IT Policy 2017, and the Start-up Policy, 2021 with attractive incentive packages. We have also developed a new Electronic Manufacturing Cluster where plots of varying sizes are available for allotment.”

Ms. Swetika Sachan, CEO, Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board said, “I look forward to connecting with the Goan diaspora of the region and discuss the investment potential of the state. IPB is the single window agency of Goa, and we are here to offer the desired support to those looking to Goa for their next investment.”

Goa will be making a strong pitch to the global investors by showcasing its business capabilities along with its tradition and culture through a series of events exhibiting opportunities across key focus sectors including Education, Tourism, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Agro-based and Food Processing Industries and Aviation, Aerospace and Defence among others.

On the Goa inaugural event, Ms. Tadu Mamu, Consul – Press, Information, Culture & Labour, said, “Goa is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India and one of the upcoming investment destinations offering great opportunities. The Goa Week at India Pavilion will host various business meetings and cultural events showcasing the prowess of the state across different sectors.”

The Goa week will also see industry-specific expert sessions, roundtable discussions, B2B & G2G meetings along with cultural performances by renowned artists and Goan Band.

Goa is the smallest state in the country with a rich heritage, serene atmosphere and well-developed infrastructure. Goas economic growth is driven by the strong performance of its industrial sectors such as tourism, fishing, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.

Tourism is the backbone of the state’s economy, with 40% of the population directly or indirectly dependent on it. The state has recently framed a new tourism policy to offer a uniquely Goan experience to visitors by presenting a versatile concoction of historic, natural, ethnic, cultural locations and attractions.

The Goa week will conclude on 20th January 2022.

To know more about India Pavilion at EXPO2020 Dubai, please visit:

Website – www.indiaexpo2020.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiaatexpo2020

Instagram – www.instagram.com/indiaatexpo2020

Twitter – twitter.com/IndiaExpo2020s=09

LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/india-expo-2020/viewAsMember=true

YouTube – www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uOcYsc4g_JWMfS_Dz4Fhg/featured

Koo – www.kooapp.com/profile/IndiaExpo2020

To know more about EXPO2020 Dubai, please visit –www.expo2020dubai.com/en.

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