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14th January 2020

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Pause a movie and buy what the actor is wearing.

  • Reliance-backed fashion e-commerce platform Fynd has launched a chrome extension called Fynd now.
  • Through this feature, you can just hover on any image on the world wide web and find similar products on Fynd’s platform.
  • Fynd was founded by Farooq Adam, Harsh Shah, and Sreeraman MG in 2012 and was also backed by Google. In August 2019, Reliance bought an 87.6% stake in Fynd for ₹295 crore.
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I am Rich

source: wikipedia

I Am Rich

I Am Rich is an iOS application developed by Armin Heinrich and which was distributed using the App Store. When launched, the screen only contains a glowing red gem and an icon that, when pressed, displays the following mantra in large text:
  • I am rich
  • I deserv it
  • I am good, healthy & successful

The application is described as "a work of art with no hidden function at all", with its only purpose being to show other people that they were able to afford it; I Am Rich was sold on the App Store for US$999.99, the highest price Apple allowed for App Store content.
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James Bond


James Bond's Indian connection extends to the theme music.

Norman describes the distinctive rhythm of the guitar in the first few bars of the "James Bond Theme" as "Dum di-di dum dum". He claims that it was inspired by the song "Good Sign Bad Sign" sung by Indian characters in A House for Mr Biswas, a musical he composed based on a novel by V.S. Naipaul set in the Indian community in Trinidad. Norman showed his manuscript music from A House for Mr Biswas in a filmed interview and sang its lyrics.
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall" ~ NELSON MANDELA

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