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iPhone X Feels Like an Evolution of the iPhone, but Not of the Smartphone

Apple needed to wow skeptics with its 10th-anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X. (That’s pronounced “iPhone 10,” for the curious.) As expected, Apple showed off a phone with an edge-to-edge screen, advanced facial recognition technology and no home button. I got to try it out, spending some brief time with the phone at Apple’s launch event Tuesday. ALSO SEEiPhone X First Impressions This is ... Read More »

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Five of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization are tech companies. In the past 10 years, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all joined Microsoft at the top of the list. Each of these companies dominates its primary market, and is gradually expanding its reach into secondary markets. Have they become too big? Are they full-fledged monopolies at this point? And ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Likely Be an Amazon India Exclusive

HIGHLIGHTS The Galaxy Note 8 is set to launch on Wednesday It will likely be exclusively sold on Amazon India The phablet is tipped to be priced around EUR 1,000 Samsung is set to unveil its next phablet in the Galaxy Note series on Wednesday. The Galaxy Note 8 has been pretty much detailed in every way over the many ... Read More »

How social media has become an effective tool for telcos to poach customers and is enticing job-seekers

Telcos are ready to pay big bucks to social media analysts. A tweet from Amitabh Bachchan this January addressing his telecom service provider for help had a rival chiming in offering its services. When Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the poster boy of the cashless economy, mentioned the additional data he got from his operator, a competitor jumped in with a better ... Read More »

How Social Media Is Playing An Important Role In Real Estate

To say that social media has become part of everyday life would be an understatement. From headlines of fake news stories having major social and political implications to the recent milestone that Facebook hit 2 billion monthly users (that’s over 25 per cent of the global population), social media has truly changed the way the world operates. To put these numbers into perspective, ... Read More »

An Education Worth Fighting For

On April 27, Purdue University’s president, Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana, unveiled a dramatic new program that he and the board of trustees had been fashioning in secret for months. This self-proclaimed world-class university would be acquiring Kaplan University, one of several controversial for-profit, online education companies that have emerged over the last twenty years. The announcement surprised ... Read More »

How An Asian Tech Crash Could Spark A Chinese Housing Downturn

Will China tightening spook the markets? That’s the question UBS’s global macro strategists Bhanu Baweja and Manik Narain ask and try to answer in a recent global macro research report. The report considers the current state of the markets. Specifically, while US investors appear to be relatively unconcerned about the world’s economic problems with market volatility near a 25 year ... Read More »

Flying Probe Testing: Lending PCB Manufacturers an Edge

With manufacturers under pressure to create even more innovative electronic devices year after year, they are also looking for more ways to significantly improve their processes. This is not only true for their manufacturing procedures—they also want to make their research and development efforts more efficient. And the key to this R&D drive is automation. In manufacturing, gone are the ... Read More »

Dominate your social media in an hour a week

+ ZOOM What if I told you that you can spend less than an hour a week and have content for all your social media platforms by using a simple process I can teach you right now? This process has really helped me get more content pushed out across many more social media platforms while not having to reinvent the ... Read More »

Smartphones Have an Unexpected New Rival

Last week, an Indian government official announced that iPhones will start rolling off an assembly line in Bangalore by the end of April, targeted at local customers. It’s a big moment for Apple Inc., which is counting on India’s emerging middle class to make up for slowing sales in other markets. But don’t bet on the iPhone conquering India, or any other ... Read More »