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Cord Cutting Is Finally a Realistic Option in India

HIGHLIGHTS The two biggest challenges to cord cutting were data prices and content Reliance Jio heralded big changes to data prices across the board Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have helped bring a new wave of content A couple of years ago, we talked about why Indians aren’t cord-cutters yet. Some of the issues that we pointed out at the time included ... Read More »

Catholic grip on education being slowly loosened

Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s pledge to remove the “Baptism barrier” from access to Catholic schools is a sign that the firm grip of religious bodies on education is being slowly loosened. It is also a belated recognition that our education system needs to catch up with the reality of modern life. Publicly-funded schools are legally permitted to discriminate against ... Read More »

MTNL Seeks Delhi, Mumbai Mobile Licence Extension Till 2021

HIGHLIGHTS MTNL is seeking an extension to its license till 2021 at no extra cost Cellular license of state-owned MTNL is valid through April 2019 MTNL’s wireless subscriber base stands at over 36 lakh in the two metros State-owned MTNL has asked the government to extend the validity of its mobile licence for the lucrative circles of Delhi and Mumbai ... Read More »

Taxi drivers extinct within a decade according to survey

A survey of more than 1,200 British members of the public has found that more than a third (36%) believe taxi drivers will be extinct within the next decade. Educators, journalists and tube drivers also made the top five jobs that the public believe risk being obsolete over the next ten years. An online local services marketplace has found that ... Read More »

Four key factors that will shape the manager of the future

Doing things as they were done in past won’t last in the rapidly changing industries. Photo:iStockphoto I believe there will be four capabilities and skills that would affect managers in the future: (1) the greater need to think and act strategically in (2) increasingly dynamic environments (3) within global markets that (4) require customer-centric solutions. Strategic Thinking Most of the ... Read More »

Entrepreneurs, Productivity and Broadband Speeds

One thing that has changed dramatically in the past decade is the Internet Speed. At a time, we’d to wait an hour or so for downloading a film via uTorrent. Now, the same is possible even under a minute — thanks to those ventures like Google Fiber Internet. But, the question is, whether we are able to afford the high ... Read More »

Twitter Co-Founder: I’m Sorry if We Made Trump’s Presidency Possible

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter’s Evan Williams told NYT that he wants to repair Internet damage It includes cyberbullies, fake news, live-streamed violence, etc. He also apologised for the victory of Donald Trump as US President If anyone knows how important Twitter is to Donald Trump, it’s the president. “Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here,” he told the Financial Times last month. ... Read More »

NASA Unveils ‘Out of This World’ Mars Rover

HIGHLIGHTS NASA has unveiled a new Mars rover concept vehicle The rover was unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex NASA’s next robotic Mars rover is set to land on the Red Planet in 2020 NASA has unveiled an “out of this world” futuristic Mars rover concept vehicle to inspire young people to want to learn more about its ... Read More »

LeEco Unit Leshi Scraps Plans to Issue Bonds

HIGHLIGHTS LeEco’s Leshi has scrapped plans to issue CNY 2 billion worth of bonds No reason given for the cancellation by the Leshi Internet In May, LeEco said it will cut over 300 jobs at its US business Leshi Internet Information & Technology, a listed unit of Chinese conglomerate LeEco, has scrapped plans to issue CNY 2 billion ($294 million) ... Read More »

How to Increase Your Customer Service

One of the most important parts of the services or goods that you provide to your customers is the customer service. Your customers will remember each interaction with your employees, making it necessary to provide them with a positive experience. Here are a few tips to increase your customer service. Discuss Empathy Many customers will call in having complaints with ... Read More »