Author Archives: Loknath Das

Tech ETFs Are Still Driving the Market

Technology stocks and sector-related ETFs have outperformed this year with some technology ETFs posting gains that are more than double those of delivered by the S&P 500. The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLK), the largest tech ETF, is outpacing the S&P 500 by a 2-to-1 margin. XLK tries to reflect the performance of the Technology Select Sector Index, which is ... Read More »

China’s Bike-Share Market a Failure of Transparency and Tech

Bluegogo, one of China’s largest bike-share companies, appears on the edge of ruin, with its office empty, debts unpaid and its CEO suddenly absent. The firm, which has raised $58 million and funded moves into Sydney and San Francisco, has outstanding debts of $30m it cannot pay, one insider told Yicai Global. Bluegogo, which has 700,000 bikes in its network, was ... Read More »

Capability of Retail Business by Way of 5G Specifications Wireless Technology

In the present business world, there are a few organizations that can be exceptionally eccentric and one among these is the retail clothing industry. Merchants need to know their clients nearly and make accessible the sort of garments that supplements the present design slant. Inability to take after this comes as an extreme blow to the brand picture, as well ... Read More »

Study: Social media bots aren’t just annoying, they’re used to sway opinions

Social media bots may be behind a number of annoying comments in order to gain followers to sell a product but a recent study suggests bots are also being used on social media to sway political opinions. In the annual Freedom of the Net study, Freedom House found that at least 20 countries used political bots, while 30 paid human commentators ... Read More »

Venezuelan telecoms regulator to monitor social media posts

Venezuela’s government is extending its authority over the telecommunications sector to include social media websites. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said Monday that the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor social media posts that “spread hate” online. The announcement came a week after the newly installed constitutional assembly passed a law threatening prison sentences up to 20 years for anybody spreading any ... Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA MAKES GIRLS DEPRESSED—OR DOES IT?

A new paper claims social media use may be linked to increases in depression and suicide rates, although some psychologists have expressed doubt about the conclusions. The paper uses data from two annual questionnaires taken by U.S. high schoolers, called Monitoring the Future and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers answer these surveys, which include questions about social media use ... Read More »

Halloween 2017 Movies Frighten and Delight Viewers

As Halloween 2017 moves close, numerous motion picture darlings swing to their most loved spooky movies to get into the soul of the season. The best Halloween motion pictures carry with them the feeling of lively temperatures, falling leaves and moonlit evenings alongside a sound dosage of dread. A film is the ideal approach to commend the weeks paving the ... Read More »

Moncler scraps catwalk shows for the social media generation

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Nine social media trends predicted in 2018 for marketers

2017 has brought about numerous new features for social media platforms. Some highlights include: Twitter introduced a 280-character update Instagram began testing a 4×4 grid, after also introducing the ability to include several photos per post this year Facebook introduced Facebook Stories, a direct assault against Snapchat, which it tried to buy back in 201 So what’s the social media forecast moving ... Read More »

How one of America’s most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the equally undeniable civic value of social media. Take, for example, the role of social media in the response in Houston to Hurricane Harvey. According to Art Acevedo, Houston’s Chief of Police, social ... Read More »