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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of SussexGetty ImageMeghan Markle seems to have landed herself in some hot water yet again. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to baby Archie on May 6. But it looks like the joys of motherhood will have to wait as Meghan Markle may have to deal increased scrutiny from the Queen’s officials.The move seems to have come as a result of Meghan apparently, upsetting the royal staff by going against protocol. The breach of protocol was when Meghan Markle released a statement about her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in the lead up to her Royal Wedding. Now, it is known that Meghan Markle has had to go through some family drama ever since she joined the Royal Family and the Markle Family certainly have not made things easy for the Duchess.However, the Palace had kept silent on the Markle Family front. But when Meghan took matters into her own hands and decided to address the issue, it went against Royal protocol. Communications and statements going out of the Royal Palace are vetted before they make it to the public, so the fact that anyone could have been “horrified” from the move seems a little far-fetched. Maybe the Palace needed an excuse to watch Meghan closely. Meghan Markle and Prince HarryGetty ImagesMeghan is already scrutinized by the media, why should things be any different at the Palace, she is a Duchess after all. Meghan Markle isn’t doing herself any favours by shutting out the press either. She is a Royal now, and a Royal needs allies, especially in the press. And in a bid to handle the press, the Royal couple has reportedly hired Sara Latham who is now Meghan and Harry’s new communications director, and is obliged to follow the orders of the Queen’s communications secretary, Donal McCabe.Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are taking care of baby Archie at Frogmore Cottage, away from the Palace.
TencentReutersEducation technology startup Byju’s is clearly on a roll. The online tutoring firm has hit headlines several times in the last few weeks and now has landed a fundraising deal with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Limited. The firm already has a list of renowned investors such as the Chan Zuckerberg initiative and Sequoia Capital.While the exact value of the investment has not been revealed, a source told TechCrunch that the amount could be in the range of Rs 5,000 crore ($800 million). Tencent, which already invests in Indian firms such as Flipkart, Practo and Hike, seems impressed with the way Byju has been growing and functioning to emerge as a market leader.”BYJU’S has emerged as the clear leader in the Indian education-tech sector. We share BYJU’S mission of transforming education by creating personalized learning experiences for students,” Hongwei Chen, executive director of investment and M&A at Tencent, said, according to TC.Tencent’s funding is set to help Byju in product development for existing as well as new markets. “This makes our strong investor portfolio even more diverse. At Byju’s, we have been fortunate to have investors who have always played a crucial role as partners in our growth story. With increased brand awareness and strong adoption amongst students, this year we expect the revenue to double again and we will be profitable on a full year basis,” the Economic Times quoted Byju Raveendran, founder of Byju’s as saying.The firm, which started operations in 2011, has witnessed a funding of over $200 million before Tencent’s investment. While Sequoia invested $75 million last March, the Chan Zuckerberg initiative put in $50 million in the company. Later, the World Bank’s IFC fund invested about $15 million in December.Apart from the fundraising spree, Byju’s has also been in the news for its acquisitions. Earlier this month, the online tutoring firm acquired TutorVista and Edurite from global education brand Pearson Plc. While the acquisition is said to be big, the deal value is yet to be disclosed.”This partnership will enhance our product offerings and give us access in some of the new markets when we launch our international products. We are excited to work with the talented and experienced team who will come on-board as a part of this acquisition,” Live Mint quoted Raveendran as saying. 80 Strand Shell Mex House in London, the headquarters of PearsonWikiCommons/DavidJones”We strongly believe that a product like ours can change the way students learn all across the world. Today, with a wider bandwidth, we have started creating similar products for the international markets that further boost our reach as well as product portfolio.”While Bangalore-based TutorVista acquired Edurite in 2007, Pearson acquired a stake in TutorVista in 2009 and bought the entire stake in February 2013.
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15,In late 2017, according to Khan, “we asked senior leaders across Snap to look closely at their teams to ensure they had the right resources and organizations to support their missions. As a result, new structures have been put in place for content, engineering, sales and many other parts of Snap.” Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is handing out the pink slips again: It’s laying off about 100 employees, about 3% of the total workforce, with the sales staff bearing the brunt of the cuts.Snap confirmed the layoffs, first reported by Bloomberg. It’s the social media and messaging company’s latest round of cutbacks, after letting go 120 personnel in its engineering group earlier this month and laying off 22 staffers from its content team and other divisions in January.The workforce reductions come after two years of rapid hiring, and are the result of a strategic review Snap conducted at the end of last year. Snap had 3,069 employees as of the end of 2017; a spokesman declined to provide a current headcount.“These changes reflect our view that tighter integration and closer collaboration between our teams is a critical component of sustainably growing our business,” Imran Khan, Snap’s chief strategy officer, said in a statement. “While this process has required us to make some really tough decisions, we believe that rigorously ensuring our team structure always aligns with our goals will make us stronger.” Popular on Variety In late 2017, according to Khan, “we asked senior leaders across Snap to look closely at their teams to ensure they had the right resources and organizations to support their missions. As a result, new structures have been put in place for content, engineering, sales and many other parts of Snap.”Meanwhile, Snapchat has broadly rolled a major redesign of the app in the first quarter of 2018, and many users really dislike it. Disgruntled users include celebs Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Teigen, whose recent tweets about dumping Snapchat appear to have fueled Snap stock drops. Separately, Rihanna slammed Snap for an ad that ran in the app that made light of domestic violence.Snap CEO Evan Spiegel warned investors last November that there’s “a strong likelihood that the redesign of our application will be disruptive to our business in the short term, and we don’t yet know how the behavior of our community will change when they begin to use our updated application.” For the fourth quarter of 2017, Snap posted its best quarter as a public company after launching its IPO in March 2017. The company topped analyst expectations and reported the biggest net user additions — adding 8.9 million daily active users in Q4 — in more than a year. However, Snap’s net loss for the period doubled versus a year earlier, to $350 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Mithilanchal Chitraleela – an exhibition of select paintings by village artists of Madhubani is being organised by Lokatma at The Ashok Hotel. The exhibition features exquisite paintings on handmade paper, cloth and canvas. Forms are outlined freehand, using a paintbrush or bamboo pen with/without a metal nib. A variety of vibrant and muted colours, innovatively combining plant/mineral extracts, gum, fabric paints and bazaar powders are used. While each painting expresses individual creativity, all celebrate the Mithilanchal world-view and are organised around five related themes: Devi-Devata: Vedic, Puranic and folk gods and goddesses; Prakriti: Nature as seen in Mithilanchal; Dehaati Jivan: Village Life in the Region; Shubh Parv: Traditional Social and Religious Celebrations; Mahakavya Prasang: Scenes from Four Epic Tales – the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Lorikayana and the Legend of Raja Salhesh.WHERE: The Ashok Hotel, ChanakyapuriWHEN: 9 to 18 August, 10.30 am to 7.30 pm