Author Archives: Loknath Das

Nasdaq, S&P 500 close higher as tech stocks rally while Dow dips

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen The Nasdaq and S&P 500 finished higher while the Dow industrials closed fractionally lower Wednesday as Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes indicated a reduction in the central bank’s economy-boosting balance sheet could begin soon, and technology stocks rallied amid a disappointing manufacturing report and a tumble in crude futures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.01% finished down ... Read More »

What we are doing to improve education for the children of South Sudan

Refugee children from South Sudan at Bidi Bidi settlement camp, north Uganda. Around $4m of a $36m grant could be reallocated to refugee education by the South Sudan government ‘if it wishes to do so’, says Alice Albright. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni / Barcroft Images Conflict in South Sudan has sent a million people over the border to Uganda and three-quarters ... Read More »

Binky is the social media app for anti-social people

The internet is a vast wilderness full of politics and cat memes. Navigating social media requires a PhD in Facebook and an intravenous Twitter feed. It’s just flat-out overwhelming — until now. Binky is a new app that aims to rid you of the worst part of every social media platform: people. It’s a brilliant social media experience that provides the ... Read More »

Vodafone Offers Free Netflix Subscription to Select RED Postpaid Subscribers

HIGHLIGHTS Vodafone Red customers getting up to 1 year free subscription of Netflix Vodafone Red 1299 plan and above users are eligible for the new offer Other Vodafone Red plans eligible are Red 1699, 1999, and 2,999 Vodafone, over the weekend, announced an all-new Netflix subscription benefit for its RED postpaid customers in India. The company has revealed that postpaid ... Read More »

Motorola Earbuds Metal, Earbuds Sports Launched in India at Rs. 999

Motorola Earbud Metal HIGHLIGHTS The starting price for both headphones is Rs. 999 Earbuds Sports come with a removable ear hook Both the in-ear headphones come with IP54 water resistance Shyam Telecom, the Indian licensee of MotorolaCompanion Products range, on Wednesday launched the Motorola Earbuds Metal and Earbuds Sports in-ear headphones in India. Both the Motorola in-ear headphones are priced Rs. ... Read More »

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Update to Curb ‘Tiny Group’ of Spammers

HIGHLIGHTS The move is another step to weed out spam Change would affect only links shared by a tiny group of spammers Facebook frequently tweaks the computer code behind the News Feed Facebook said on Friday it was changing the computer algorithm behind its News Feed to limit the reach of people known to frequently blast out links to clickbait stories, sensationalist ... Read More »

UK Government Tech Market ‘To Be Worth £20bn By 2025’

The UK is in a position to lead the world’s public sector IT market due to government reforms and broad public acceptance of digital, argues a new study The market for government technology in the UK could be worth £20 billion by 2025, creating opportunities for startups and smaller firms, according to a new report. Rapid advancements in technology, along with the ... Read More »

Education itself must learn some lessons

There never has been an attempt to adopt “best practices” from the successful schools into classrooms of the under-achieving. (Bangkok Post file photo) As debates rage on about how to move national education reform forwards, globalisation has been transforming Thailand’s learning landscape without the experts and administrators in charge noticing much. The silo approach has made past attempts at reform ... Read More »

Windows 10 Home vs. Windows 10 Pro: What’s the Difference, and Which One Is for You?

Microsoft Windows 10 for desktop, the successor to Windows 8.1, comes in two versions: Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home. This is a stark contrast to earlier versions of Windows, which came in as many as seven editions. Of the two editions, Windows 10 Pro, as you may have guessed, has more features. Unlike Windows 7 and 8.1, in which the basic variant was ... Read More »

Dow, S&P 500 book worst fall in a month as tech selloff flares up

Figures on weekly jobless claims rose slightly in the latest week. U.S. stocks tumbled Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials logging their worst one-day declines since May as the technology sector resumed its selloff, overshadowing advances in financials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.29%  fell 167.58 points, or 0.8%, to 21,287.03, its biggest percentage decline since May 17. The S&P ... Read More »