Top Tech stories of this week

ObserveNow brings to you the most important tech updates of the day. 

 

·         Space X gets ready for its first human flight- Space X’s spacecraft Dragon which it will use to fly humans for the first time in space is now ready and has arrived in Florida. It is being prepared and worked upon on its launch site a few months before it takes off. It is estimated to take off around May however the dates are not yet confirmed by the agency. 

 

·         Jeff Bezos announced 10 billion funds for climate-The richest man on earth Bezos has announced via his Instagram that he will set up this fund to help scientists, activists, NGO who are making real-time efforts to save the planet. The money will be used from Bezos’s personal account and Amazon will have nothing to do with it, a company spokesperson has clarified. 

 

·         60 more satellites in Starlink’s network-has launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, marking its fifth overall launch of a group of 60 of the small spacecraft and its third this year alone. This launch brings the total constellation to 300 satellites for Starlink on orbit, extending SpaceX’s lead as the largest commercial satellite operator in the world.

 

·         Massive Marketing spends for Paytm and Phone Pay- Home-grown brands Paytm and phone pay have announced that they plan to spend combined money of 2,000 cr on marketing this year. Phone Pay 800 cr and Paytm 1200 cr respectively. Both companies have revealed that these spending would be both on ATL, BTL, and digital marketing. 

 

·         Virat Kohli first Indian to reach 50 million on Instagram-  Yes, it is true, Kohli has as of today 50 million Instagram followers and only follows 148 others. It is estimated that he charged almost 1.83 crores for one sponsored Instagram post last year. And stood 23 rd. on the list of popular celebrities list on Instagram. 

 

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