About Author : Shikha Sinha

Shikha Sinha

Shikha currently manages the content team at BuinessNewsUpdate. An electrical & electronics engineer by education, she has prior experience in content & technology writing, content marketing, market research, and business development domains. Her other interests include sketching, reading, and singing.

Contribution by Shikha Sinha

Alphabet Inc. adds Google pay to Israel’s digital wallet offerings

Since Apple Pay's launch, the volume of purchases made with digital wallets has increased 20 times in Israel. Around two-thirds of payment terminals in the country accept the wireless payment standard. Alphabet Inc.’s payment service G...

U.K trucker shortage sees improvement as HGV driver testing picks pace

Britain has been facing a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers, but recently, the pace at which labor is exiting the sector has reportedly slowed down considerably. Logistics U.K., which represents haulage and freight businesses, pro...

Australia proposes defamation laws to reveal trolls on social platforms

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to introduce new defamation laws that would compel online social media platforms to disclose identities of trolling accounts or else suffer the consequences of defamation. The new regulations wil...

Pony.ai, Baidu win approval to unveil paid driverless robotaxi service

Baidu Inc, Chinese tech group, and Pony.ai, the self-driving startup, have reportedly received approval to launch driverless robotaxi services in Beijing. Reportedly, the firms will deploy over 100 vehicles in the country. Baidu, in a statement, men...

D2C coffee brand Sleepy Owl secures USD 6.5 Mn in Series A funding

A direct-to-consumer coffee brand, Sleepy Owl has reportedly raised USD 6.5 million in the latest Series A funding round led by existing investor Rukam Capital along with DSG Consumer Partners. According to a statement, the fresh funding will be use...

Tesla shares fall as CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter feud extends selloff

Tesla Inc's stock reportedly extended its recent selloff on 15 Nov, after investors reacted to CEO Elon Musk's sale of shares worth USD 6.9 billion. Musk’s most recent Twitter feud with American politician and activist Bernie Sanders al...

Lusha hits unicorn status with USD 205 million funding in Series B

Israeli B2B intelligence firm Lusha revealed it raised USD 205 million funding in Series B round at a USD 1.5 billion valuation. The round, led by growth equity firm PSG, and contribution from ION Crossover Partners, brings the company’s total ...

Freshworks to sell shares worth USD 500 Mn to cashout listing gains

Founder Girish Mathrubootham, senior executives, other employees and stakeholders of Freshwork Inc, which recently entered the Nasdaq listing, have reportedly offered to sell over 13.6 million shares worth more than USD 500 million in one of the larg...

Neobank Fi raises USD 50 million in new funding round led by B Capital

Indian neo banking platform, Fi has reportedly secured USD 50 million in the latest funding round led by Facebook Co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s global investment firm, B Capital. The funding round also saw participation from alternative asset ma...