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How Indian education companies tanked due to unsustainable business models

Debt-heavy business models slammed a variety of education companies Image: Shutterstock Shantanu Prakash was flying high in 2009. The founder and chairman of education tech firm Educomp Solutions debuted on the Forbes India Rich List that year with a net worth of $920 million. Eight years later, he’s barely worth $10 million and the company is in a shambles. Prakash, 52, is ... Read More »

Stock market indexes sink as tech companies fall

Stocks are taking broad losses Thursday, led by declines in technology companies. Cisco Systems dropped after issuing a disappointing sales forecast, and retailers were also weak as Walmart slumped. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 25 points, or 1 percent, to 2,442 as of 1:50 p.m. Thursday on Wall Street. The Dow ... Read More »

Tories pledge to force social media companies to delete childhood posts on request

Credit: PA The Conservatives have pledged to give people the power to force social media companies to delete embarrassing content they posted as children. The Prime Minster said sites like Facebook would be forced to wipe the records of users before they turned 18 on request. Online companies will also be warned they face penalties if they fail to do ... 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 »

Should tech companies mimic Trump’s marketing?

Donald Trump’s ascendancy to president of the US has many lessons for us all, but one expert believes tech businesses, in particular, should study from his real-time marketing techniques. David Meerman Scott, author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR, told attendees of Comptel’s Nexterday North conference in Helsinki that technology companies in particular need to revamp their marketing, ... Read More »

Why Cloud may shower billions on only a few tech companies

SAN FRANCISCO: Jeff Bezos of Amazon, along with a couple of his rivals, may eventually control much of the $1-trillion global market for business computers and software. That is because Amazon Web Services, his big-business computing division, is starting to affect more than just the world of computer servers, data storage and networking at the core of computing. Increasingly, it ... Read More »

4 Innovative Wearable HealthCare Tech Companies to Watch in 2016

Imagine this: your aging father just had a heart attack, and since you live clear across the country, you’re worried about how he’s going to cope on his own. Wouldn’t it be great if your father’s medical team could remotely monitor his cardiac symptoms using a device similar to a FitBit? Should anything be amiss with your father’s heart, his ... Read More »

Ripping Up the Manual: 6 SaaS Companies Offering Education

“How do I add a new contact to this CRM?” “No idea – have you checked the manual?” “What manual? Oh you mean that thing we use to prop the door open when it gets hot? When are we getting training on this thing anyway?” Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve purchased a shiny new cloud-based CRM system that is supposed to be easy ... Read More »

4 Innovative Wearable HealthCare Tech Companies to Watch in 2016

Imagine this: your aging father just had a heart attack, and since you live clear across the country, you’re worried about how he’s going to cope on his own. Wouldn’t it be great if your father’s medical team could remotely monitor his cardiac symptoms using a device similar to a FitBit? Should anything be amiss with your father’s heart, his ... Read More »

Ripping Up the Manual: 6 SaaS Companies Offering Education

“How do I add a new contact to this CRM?” “No idea – have you checked the manual?” “What manual? Oh you mean that thing we use to prop the door open when it gets hot? When are we getting training on this thing anyway?” Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve purchased a shiny new cloud-based CRM system that is supposed to be easy ... Read More »