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Dow logs record, but tech slump caps gains for broader market

The Dow industrials finished at an all-time high on Monday, but the broader market’s gains were hobbled by losses in the technology sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.41% gained 60.81 points, or 0.3%, to close at 21,891.12, pulling back from its best levels after hitting an intraday record earlier in the session at 21,929.80. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.25% declined 1.80 points, or ... Read More »

Generation Z is starting university – but is higher education ready?

Change is coming and this new generation of students is leading it. Photograph: Alamy We all know that there’s a change coming in higher education, and it’s not only government agencies and Brexit driving it. A new digitally innate generation of students is just beginning to enter our universities, prompting the question: are we ready for this influx of industrious, ... Read More »

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means that for the first time since ... Read More »

Fitbit May Buy Pebble, but Can It Really Make a Killer Smartwatch?

HIGHLIGHTS There are reports of Fitbit acquiring smartwatch maker Pebble Third-party smartwatches have missing features or rely on hacks You’re probably better off buying Android Wear or an Apple Watch Recently, reports have been circulating that Fitbit, the foremost player in the fitness-wearable space, is looking to buy Pebble, one of the early smartwatch makers with considerable clout in that ... Read More »

Tackling abuse on social media is a monumental task – but billion dollar companies should be up to it

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies have faced criticism over their moderating CREDIT: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Much of the activity which makes up our lives online is conducted in public. The giant social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube – are all to some extent designed around similar principles; they thrive on open, instant, global participation. The processes of ... Read More »

Fitbit’s Dominance Diminishes But Wearable Tech Market Bigger Than Ever

Fitness trackers and smartwatches (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Fitbit has taken a hit with year-on-year Q4 sales but the wearable tech market is bigger than ever. They are the two main takeways from the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, which states that Fitbit shipments were down 22.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016: 6.5 million units compared to ... Read More »

LG Will Be First to Introduce Phone with Android Nougat — But What Does That Even Mean?

LG (KRX:066570) has announced it will unveil it’s latest phone — the v20 — on September 6. And one thing at least is for certain. The phone will be the first to run the new Android Nougat operating system. But what does that mean exactly and how useful will the phone be for business communications? The announcements of new smartphones ... Read More »

Verizon Calls New LG Phone Perfect for Content Creators, But Why?

The V20 from LG (KRX:066570) was announced in August, and it is now available online from Verizon (NYSE:VZ) targeting content creators. Today’s smartphones are more than just phones, and manufacturers are addressing different segments with a range of models. With the V20, LG has designed a device with quality audio/video capture technology, and a removable battery to ensure you always have ... Read More »

Mobile Shipments Again Growing, But is Plateau in Sight?

Global smartphone shipment totals edged upward in the second quarter, says mobile, tablet and PC data research company Canalys in a recent report. But that growth is slower than before and could be headed for a plateau, he firm suggests. Update – Smartphone Market Q2 2016 Canalys said that the worldwide smartphone market grew by almost a percent in Q2 ... Read More »

Budget 2017: CERT-Fin Welcome but Cyber-Security Needs More Focus, Say Experts

While welcoming the government’s move to establish the Computer Emergency Response Team for Financial Sector (CERT-Fin) to curb hacking and securing online data, cyber experts on Wednesday said much more is needed to be done in order to safeguard our computer networks and payment gateways as India aims to go digital. During his Union Budget 2017-18 speech in the Lok ... Read More »