Bootstrapped with Rs 10 Cr, how home-grown lifestyle brand Tynimo is giving its rivals a run for their money

Pastel-coloured mugs adorned with mini flamingos, a yellow umbrella that looks straight out of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother sets, and a Bluetooth speaker designed like a classic television set; whether you love adorable little knick-knacks or whether you are a fan of old school decor, there’s something for everyone at Tynimo. The home-grown lifestyle brand that was launched as an answer to the growing popularity of Japanese-style lifestyle stores. Vaibhav Jain “Our main idea was to provide high quality, well-designed, daily lifestyle products at affordable prices,” Vaibhav Jain,…

Read More

Run, Don’t Walk to Replace Your iPhone Battery

HIGHLIGHTS Apple last month acknowledged it slows down iPhones with older batteries Apple apologised for not communicating this to users, and dropped prices Users can get their battery replaced for significantly less money now Rarely is tech advice this cut-and-dry: If you bought an iPhone in 2016 or earlier, make an appointment at a Genius Bar (or Apple support centre) as soon as possible. Apple just started a program that can make old iPhones feel new again – for just $29 (Rs. 2,000 plus taxes in India). An Apple store or repair shop will…

Read More

Caribbean residents describe dire situation as food, water run out

A week after Hurricane Irma struck a string of Caribbean islands, some residents find themselves in darkness, as power remains out, and they’re increasingly worried as food and water supplies dwindle. In the storm’s aftermath, residents and tourists described a volatile situation with vexing challenges ahead that have forced people to fend for themselves. “You listen to the radio. You call. But nobody comes,” said Leroy Webb, a resident of St. Maarten, which is the Dutch part of the island. The French side of the island is St. Martin. “I…

Read More

This 15-year-old cracks IIT JEE Advanced 2017, wants to run a start-up dealing in robotics

While at the age of 15, most students appear for their class 10 examination, 15-year-old Abhay Agrawal from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad has cracked the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2017 and scored 2467 All India Rank. He secured a seat in mechanical engineering at IIT-BHU. “I took admission in a coaching class in my city. Some people discouraged me but that motivated me to study hard,” Abhay said. As per a TOI report, vice-chairman of IIT-JEE Kanpur zone Prof Shalabh, along with other staffers, were surprised when they checked Agarwal’s documents.…

Read More

Medical doctor run startup that fights lifestyle diseases – NutriHealth

Dr. Shikha’s NutriHealth is a platform offering comprehensive health and diet management programs. She is a medical doctor by training, from Kashmir and it was while working as a Junior Doctor in Cardiology that she realized that most of the patients in the ICU had no idea about the root cause of their heart problem. The patients were also likely to relapse into unhealthy eating after treatment. This prompted her to set up Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth in 2012. The company raised series A funding of Rs 12 crore from Singapore-based…

Read More

Super Mario Run Launch, Yahoo’s 1 Billion User Hack, and More: Your 360 Daily

A lot happened in the world of technology today, from Aircel offering unlimited voice calling packs in response to Reliance Jio, to Yahoo revealing that over 1 billion user accounts had been hacked back, the launch of Nintendo’s first mobile game – Super Mario Run, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick claiming that rival Ola was as foreign-owned as it. All this and more, in your 360 Daily. Super Mario Run launched on iOS – Nintendo’s first mobile game Nintendo on Thursday launched Super Mario Run for the iOS platform, the…

Read More

Amazon Prime Video, Super Mario Run, OnePlus 3T, and More News This Week

This week the headlines were dominated by a strange mix of Internet outages and payments failures at the start of the week, and then everything came to a halt thanks to a new video service, and a couple of games. Here’s everything you need to know about the week that’s gone by. One of the biggest events to take place this week was the India launch of Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday. Included with a Amazon Prime subscription that costs Rs. 499 per year, Amazon Prime Video is available on Android,…

Read More