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The market for tech IPOs hasn’t been this awful since the Great Recession

The US market for tech IPOs has totally frozen over. Zero Internet or tech companies went public on US exchanges in the first quarter of 2016. The last time that happened was in the first quarter of 2009, during the depths of the Great Recession, according to data from Dealogic. Just two years ago, the picture looked quite different. In ... Read More »

Tech Market Snapshot: 3D printer market up, semiconductor revenue down, ‘huge opportunity’ for mobiles

Tech Market Snapshot: 3D printer market up, semiconductor revenue down, ‘huge opportunity’ for mobiles We roundup the latest news from IT analysts and firms to see which tech categories have been doing well, which haven’t, and what’s forecast to be big in the near future. Global 3D printer market up 19% in Q4 2015 Worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose ... Read More »

Australian stock market becomes haven for tech startups

Image Credit: Passion Images / Shutterstock.com The Asia-Pacific region has been picking up some of the slack we’ve been encountering lately within the technology merger and acquisition (M&A) landscape. While US capital markets are tightening, tech M&A activity in the Asia-Pacific region reached a three-year high during this first quarter. A growing number of early stage tech companies are setting ... Read More »

Twitter Activism Can Help Fight for Racial Justice: Study

With hashtag activism, the micro-blogging site Twitter has triggered the biggest ever push for racial justice the US has seen in decades, researchers report. With hashtags like #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter, and the Online Struggle for Offline Justice, the social media activism fuelled the rise of “Black Lives Matter (BLM) – a nationwide movement dedicated to ending police brutality. The study by ... Read More »

IIM-A raises fee for flagship two-year programme by Rs1 lakh

IIM-A stated that the increase is necessitated as the institute’s costs have been rising in step with inflation. Photo: Mint Ahmedabad: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has increased the fee for its flagship two-year postgraduate programme in management (PGPM) from Rs.18.5 lakh to Rs.19.5 lakh. The new fee structure will be applicable from the 2016-18 batch, the institute said ... Read More »

IIT annual fee to be hiked to Rs2 lakh; waiver for SC/ST, disabled, poor

Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The annual fees for undergraduate courses in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be hiked from the existing Rs.90,000 to Rs.2 lakh from the upcoming academic session and there will be total fee waiver for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, the differently-abled and those belonging to economically weaker sections. A decision to hike the ... Read More »

Ivory Coast Attack: Facebook Slammed for Safety Check ‘Failure’

In the latest controversy over the implementation of its Safety Check tool, users are questioning social media giant Facebook why it failed to turn on the feature after an attack in Cote d’Ivoire on March 14. Built in the wake of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, the Safety Check location tool allows users to “check-in” and assure their contacts that ... Read More »

Getting Machinery to Look for Water

Water is an important resource that always must be searched for and dredged up in order to provide for the public. Companies that search for water beneath the dry ground are vital to the well-being and longevity of the state and cities that they serve. When your own business specializes in dredging underground sources of water, you may be on ... Read More »

House of Lords calls for education shake-up

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WhatsApp for iOS Gets Bold, Italics, Strikethrough Text Formatting Options

Earlier this month, WhatsApp rolled out an update that introduced text formatting options such as bold and italics for Android. The options at that time only showed up for Google Play beta testers. However, the same feature has now started rolling out to regular users as well, starting with iOS, and also bring the strikethrough formatting feature. WhatsApp for iOS ... Read More »