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Innovative Use of Advanced Technology to Encourage Entrepreneurship and Augment Available Resources

The answer lies in digital technologies, which can be used to extend Bengaluru-like services to local businesses across the country

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Technology, Entrepreneurship, Resources
Noting that in a business hub like Bengaluru, there's "finance available for every stage of a company's lifecycle, specialised services for marketing and IT support, distributor networks, and a galaxy of mentors, advisors, peers and competitors; even clients are only a traffic jam away". Pixabay

With the World Bank improving India’s Ease of Doing Business from 142 to 63 due to fundamental changes in government policy over the last five years, a new book offers a blueprint for India’s economic growth through the innovative use of advanced technology to encourage entrepreneurship and augment available resources.

The approach is to create a bridge between the ‘physical’ and the ‘digital’, and between rural and urban through well-designed platforms, thereby amplifying the possibilities for creating start-ups across the country, N. Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons, and Roopa Purushothaman, chief economist, Tata Group, write in ‘Bridgital Nation’ (Penguin).

In this context, it has to be noted that the World Bank has also said that “importing and exporting also became easier for companies with the creation of a single electronic platform for trade stakeholders (and) improvements to electronic submission of documents”.

Noting that in a business hub like Bengaluru, there’s “finance available for every stage of a company’s lifecycle, specialised services for marketing and IT support, distributor networks, and a galaxy of mentors, advisors, peers and competitors; even clients are only a traffic jam away”, the book asks: How does the rest of India lower the barriers to enable other enthusiastic entrepreneurs?

Technology, Entrepreneurship, Resources
The approach is to create a bridge between the ‘physical’ and the ‘digital’, and between rural and urban through well-designed platforms, thereby amplifying the possibilities for creating start-ups across the country. Pixabay

The answer lies in digital technologies, which can be used to extend Bengaluru-like services to local businesses across the country. These �Bridgital Clusters’ should include:

* Knowledge and Innovation: Technology Transfer, Advisory Services, Mentorship and Networks, Industry Knowledge;

* Business Operations: Accounting, Inventory, Marketing, Communications, Project Management;

* Finance and Taxation: Growth Capital, Working Capital, Tax Compliance;

* Human Resources: Training, Recruitment, Regulatory Compliance, Market Linkages: Logistics, Buyer Networks

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“Creating a Bridgital Cluster will need a crucial piece of innovation � a platform of platforms that provides entrepreneurs with an easy way to access services,” the book says.

For instance, take finance: “Digital lending companies are using cashflow history, psychometric assessments and social media behaviour to assess lending risks. An everywhere entrepreneur could potentially use such platforms to access credit without a standard credit score or collateral, irrespective of whether they live in a city or a village. Digital recruitment and training are also becoming mainstream. An everywhere entrepreneur who needs to hire a skilled worker no longer has to approach a labour agency to find workers,” the book says.

Contending that improvements in India’s ease of doing business will be beneficial to the MSME sector, the book says that 68 per cent of such enterprises are offline � they have never used an Internet connection for any business purpose, or might not even have one.

Technology, Entrepreneurship, Resources
In this context, it has to be noted that the World Bank has also said that “importing and exporting also became easier for companies with the creation of a single electronic platform for trade stakeholders (and) improvements to electronic submission. Pixabay

“Deliberately pushing digital adoption can, we believe, provide a quantum leap to the MSME sector,” the authors say.

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“A new focus on entrepreneurship throughout India, aided by improving ease of doing business, could shift 45 million workers into more productive employment in small and medium enterprises. These jobs are more formal and pay better wages than the opportunities on offer for most jobseekers today. We will then be able to fully realize the entrepreneurial spirit inherent to India, and tap into a vast reserve of economic fuel,” co-author Roopa Purushothaman says. (IANS)

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Upcoming Apple iPhone May Have Qualcomm Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Apple might be using OLED displays from Samsung that are thinner than the displays currently being used

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As per the report, Apple may use Qualcomm's X55 modems in all its 2020 iPhones, which support both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum. Pixabay

Apple is reportedly planing to use Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology in one iPhone model, set to be released in 2020.

The iPhone maker was partnering with Taiwanese touchscreen maker GIS to develop an iPhone for 2020 or 2021 that could use the under-display tech, MacRumors reported on Wednesday.

Qualcomm unveiled the new 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic fingerprint reader on Tuesday at its third annual Snapdragon Technology Summit.

Qualcomm supplies ultrasonic fingerprint sensors for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 smartphones. But iPhones could use an even more advanced version of the technology by 2020 or 2021 rolls in.

J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee believes, Apple will release a 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones and one 6.7-inch iPhone with 5G connectivity in 2020.

Chatterjee predicts the company may introduce two high-end models (one 6.1-inch and one 6.7-inch) with support for mmWave, as well as a triple-lens camera and “world facing” 3D sensing for improved augmented reality capabilities.

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Apple is reportedly planing to use Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology in one iPhone model, set to be released in 2020. Pixabay

While, two low-end models (6.1-inch, 5.4-inch) will not have mmWave or World facing 3D sensing, and will have a dual-lens camera.

As per the report, Apple may use Qualcomm’s X55 modems in all its 2020 iPhones, which support both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum.

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All four iPhone models will have OLEDs. Apple might be using OLED displays from Samsung that are thinner than the displays currently being used. (IANS)