Arya Roy

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    Freemium: From players to payers

    This is the world of Freemium apps – a business model that, in the past few years, has largely wiped out the market for paid games. Now, game designers have to monetise the gameplay, and one way to do that is by applying some fundamental lessons of behavioural psychology.

    Is there compensation for COVID Vaccine side-effects?

    If someone suffers severe side-effects from the vaccine, there is basically no one to blame in the US court of law. Alex Azar, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, invoked the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act in February 2020, which protects the makers of COVID-related products, such as vaccines and treatments, from legal action.

    Gazprom: In a league of their own

    Logo sponsorships are common in football. Teams make money by offering jersey space to sponsors that sell various products. However, while most sponsors are private companies with products that fans can buy, Gazprom is a company owned by the Russian government that sells natural gas to foreign countries.

    QAnon: The virality of a baseless conspiracy theory

    There exists a certain look that has taken over everything, be it a certain colour palette, font, or a particular design. This visual style sells meal kits, clothes, newspaper subscriptions, and just about anything else. This is a phenomenon particularly witnessed on social media. Such is the story of QAnon.

    What Joe Biden’s Victory Means for the Economy

    America’s financial future definitely hung in the balance this year. Joe Biden is set to inherit an economy that has seen the absolute worst. We’ve seen record unemployment, businesses declaring bankruptcy, an eviction crisis, not to mention the fact that we’re heading into winter, a time when COVID-19 is expected to increase the death toll manifold, devastate hospital systems nationwide, and potentially lead to more lockdowns.

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