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TechThisWeek: Mobility-tech startups and EV plans; Proposed regulation of fantasy gaming platforms

In the latest episode of TechThisWeek, the newsroom gauges the readiness of Indian mobility startups to induct electric vehicles into their fleets, even as several startups in the segment chalk out go-to-market strategies.

While ride-hailing startup Ola announced the appointment of an automobile veteran to head its electric vehicles business in Europe, dockless bike rentals provider Bounce plans to turn its entire fleet electric by the second half of 2021.

Also in the podcast: 

  • Central government think-tank NITI Aayog released a white paper that advocates regulation of online fantasy sports platforms (OFSP) such as Dream11, My Team11, PayTM First Games and Mobile Premier League. 
  • An IPO flurry as four Silicon Valley startups debuted trade on Nasdaq and NYSE in about 24 hrs. Each of the companies operate in unique spaces of technology-enabled service offerings.
  • Indian IT exporters TCS and HCL are yet to snooze into the winter, with no pause to their overseas expansion plans for the coming quarters yet, paving way for new jobs in the sector.

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