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Online home decor brand Nestasia raises $4 million from Stellaris, HNIs

Online home decor brand Nestasia raises $4 million from Stellaris, HNIs

Nestasia, an online home decor and lifestyle brand, has raised $4 million in a Series A round led by Stellaris Venture Partners. A group of more than 60 high net worth individuals, including entrepreneurs and industry professionals such as MamaEarth’s Varun Alagh, Delhivery’s Sahil Barua and Deutsche India’s Dilip Khandelwal, also participated in the round. “We [...]

December 30, 2021 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Online home decor brand Nestasia raises $4 million from Stellaris, HNIs

Bruce Springsteen Sells Music Catalog To Sony For $500 Million: Report

Bruce Springsteen Sells Music Catalog To Sony For $500 Million: Report

  Bruce Springsteen has reportedly sold his music rights to Sony for half a billion dollars, the latest superstar singer to join a frenzy of catalog sales fueled by the pandemic. According to The New York Times and US entertainment outlet Billboard, the sale consists of Springsteen’s music catalog as well as his entire body [...]

December 24, 2021 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Bruce Springsteen Sells Music Catalog To Sony For $500 Million: Report

Top LA real estate agent’s $1 million mistake is now his biggest lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs

Top LA real estate agent’s $1 million mistake is now his biggest lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs

Aaron Kirman Starting your own business is one of the most difficult career paths to navigate, and even the most successful entrepreneur makes mistakes. But to really succeed, you need to take risks and understand you will not be successful right from the get-go. It takes a long time to grow a business — and [...]

February 5, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Top LA real estate agent’s $1 million mistake is now his biggest lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Jeffrey Epstein lived in what’s reportedly one of the largest private homes in Manhattan, where he allegedly sexually abused underaged girls, an allegation so horrific, real-estate experts say people will go out of their way to avoid walking down the block. Epstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Epstein’s seven-story, 21,000-square-foot Upper East Side home near [...]

July 13, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

The NBA’s Unlikely Real Estate Mogul: Inside Luol Deng’s Towering $125 Million Portfolio

The NBA’s Unlikely Real Estate Mogul: Inside Luol Deng’s Towering $125 Million Portfolio

Luol Deng has spent 15 years in the NBA and has always put up solid numbers, averaging nearly 15 points per contest over 900-plus games. The 34-year-old forward, who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves this past season, has never been the headliner on any of the five teams he’s played for, but he does have [...]

June 22, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on The NBA’s Unlikely Real Estate Mogul: Inside Luol Deng’s Towering $125 Million Portfolio

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Autodesk Autodesk president and CEO Andrew Anagnost. Autodesk this week agreed to buy construction software company PlanGrid for $875 million. The San Francisco-based start-up previously raised $69 million in funding from investors including YCombinator, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. PlanGrid enables real-time construction tracking for contractors and and architects. Autodesk “makes software for people who [...]

November 25, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The goal was to reform teacher evaluations. More effective teachers, the foundation predicted, would improve student achievement, raise graduation rates, and help low-income and minority students get into college. [...]

October 9, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

Pacific Heights mansion, inspired by Art Deco era, asks $17.8 million

Pacific Heights mansion, inspired by Art Deco era, asks $17.8 million

Photos courtesy of David Bellings, Coldwell Banker Inching its way into the top five priciest properties on the San Francisco market, this circa-1917 manse in tony Pacific Heights is quite the stunner, especially for neo-Art Deco fans with an eye on the past. Coming in at six beds, five baths, and roughly 8,900 square feet spread [...]

March 10, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Pacific Heights mansion, inspired by Art Deco era, asks $17.8 million

IT Downtime Costs Businesses $1.55 Million Per Year, Report Says (INFOGRAPHIC)

IT Downtime Costs Businesses $1.55 Million Per Year, Report Says (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether small or big, technology downtime is a concern for all types of businesses. Cost of a Tech Fail According to a new report by Ireland-based IT solutions company, ERS IT Solutions, on average IT downtime costs businesses $1.55 million every year. Technology Downtime Causes Loss of Work Hours Businesses do not only lose money due [...]

January 29, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on IT Downtime Costs Businesses $1.55 Million Per Year, Report Says (INFOGRAPHIC)

Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world’s top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung’s appeal of a lower court ruling that reinstated a jury award of about $120 million (roughly Rs. 776 crores) in favour of Apple. The justices left in place a 2016 ruling by the US [...]

December 16, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a EUR 3 million ($3.3 million or roughly Rs. 35 crores) fine on messaging service WhatsApp for allegedly obliging users to agree to sharing their personal data with its parent company Facebook. All 28 European Union data protection authorities asked WhatsApp last year to stop sharing [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Art Deco Pac Heights penthouse asks $8.2 million

Art Deco Pac Heights penthouse asks $8.2 million

Photos courtesy of Joseph Lucier, Sotheby’s The top-floor unit at 1940 Broadway in Pacific Heights is on offer for a staggering $8.2 million, a sum liable to give house hunters a touch of vertigo even before they ascend to the penthouse level. The ad for the three-bed, two-and-a-half bath, 2,900-square-foot condo frames it as a [...]

May 12, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Art Deco Pac Heights penthouse asks $8.2 million