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Fret no more. Flying taxis may soon help you beat traffic congestion

German developer Lilium has announced that their prototype flying taxi has achieved speeds in excess of 100 km/h. This has given the startup confidence to expand its production capacity ahead of the planned commercial launch in 2025. Lilium is one of a clutch of startups working on battery-powered aircraft that can take off vertically, sparing future travellers the hassle of an airport check-in or delays due to road traffic. Powered by 36 electric motors, the test flights come six months after the five-seater Lilium first staged a test "hover" at a Munich airfield. For now, Lilium is testing its air taxi by remote control, but it will bring in on-board pilots later to be certified airworthy. (Reuters)

How WeWork founder Adam Neumann failed up

How founder of WeWork, Adam Neumann, walked out of the failing company with a massive payout.

Meet eight entrepreneurs who defied all odds and rose to the top

Entrepreneurs featured in this story are from wide-ranging backgrounds and education.

How Ratan Tata spends his money

For the Tata Group patriarch Ratan Tata, who has invested in over a dozen startups, the latest being an undisclosed amount in electric vehicle startup Tork Motors, belives that becoming an investor in new-age companies has been "an accident."

Jeff Bezos's Amazon needs a leash not a breakup

For many retailers, Amazon has the power to control their destiny. Then there’s the fact that Amazon both serves as a platform for companies wanting to sell things and sells things itself, meaning it competes with the same companies it enables.

The new makers of plant-based meat? Big meat companies

Many supporters of meatless alternatives have hailed the new products as a sign that plant-based meat has gained widespread acceptance.

All about the new wave of techpreneurs

Their exposure in startup scene and operational credibility have made them darlings of venture capital firms

These startups are using AI to keep you fit

Tech-led fitness startups are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems to alert users about potential lifestyle conditions early enough for accurate diagnosis, in the process perfecting a business model that focuses on prevention for the health conscious. Typically, a fitness app on your phone looks at an Instagram picture of what you ate to gauge the calories consumed and suggest the best workout next day. Initially, firms such as GOQii, HealthifyMe and Cure.Fit hired dieticians and fitness experts to manually scan each image and come to accurate conclusions.

Silicon Valley’s mantra of spend big, grow fast? It’s changing.

The nascent change is being driven by the stumbles of some high-profile “unicorns” — the startups that were valued at $1 billion and above in the private markets — just as they reached the stock market.

Cafe Coffee Day's Siddhartha's suicide is heartbreaking for entrepreneurs: Paytm’s  Vijay Shekhar

A whole generation of internet entrepreneurs have small-town roots and hunger to build something successful.

Demand for smaller satellites sends Indian startups into orbit

Demand for smaller satellites sends Indian startups into orbit

There are now 15 to 20 startups in space technologies sector compared to just a handful a few years ago.

Homecoming: What's motivating boomerangs to take a chance

Homecoming: What's motivating boomerangs to take a chance

More professionals are giving up promising careers in big cities to start up in their tier-2 hometowns.

Startups help laid off employees start afresh

Startups help laid off employees start afresh

New-age companies reach out to alumni, investor and human resource networks to help employees find jobs again.

Startups turn to AI improve teaching quality at government-run schools

Startups turn to AI improve teaching quality at government-run schools

The quality of teaching, especially English-language education in government schools across the country, has always been a pain point.

The week top CEOs got smacked

The week top CEOs got smacked

​Witness Uber, Theranos and WeWork. Their charismatic founders raised billions of dollars and won over A-list investors before crumbling under pressure.

Open offices don’t work. WeWork is the ultimate manifestation of this bad idea

Open offices don’t work. WeWork is the ultimate manifestation of this bad idea

Unlike other troubled startups, which tried to cover up their scandals, We stands out for its brazenness.

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