Tag Archives: Global

Sal Khan: Can Technology Help Create A Global Classroom?

About Sal Khan’s TED Talk Sal Khan turned tutoring lessons with his cousins into a series of free educational videos called Khan Academy. His goal: To make learning accessible for everyone, everywhere. About Sal Khan Salman “Sal” Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy. Millions of students use Khan Academy worldwide and thousands of schools use Khan Academy videos to “flip ... Read More »

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Form Global Working Group to Combat Terror Content

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube announced anti-terror partnership It’s called the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’ All platforms will mutually share each other’s resources to fight terror Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to ... Read More »

IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi’s rank rose 13 places from last year’s 172 in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: For the first time in 14 years, three Indian institutions led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have made it to a list of world’s top 200 universities. The two other Indian institutions in Quacquarelli ... Read More »

Marketing tech company Zeta Global raises $140M at a $1.3B valuation

Zeta Global, the marketing tech company that has recently acquired the likes of eBay’s enterprise arm and Acxiom Impact, is preparing for another round of acquisitions and investments in its technology. To do so, the company today announced that it has raised a $140 million Series F round. The round is a bit unusual in that it consists of $115 million ... Read More »

Easing access to the US community colleges go global

And yet, only around 3% of international undergraduates in the US have attended community college – compared with 46% of students who graduated from a four-year degree nationwide in 2014. International enrolments at community colleges are eking up slowly, up 1.4% in 2013/14 and 4.2% in 2014/15 to 91,648, but this follows four years of decline. The problem isn’t with the ... Read More »

Meet HMD Global, the Team Bringing Nokia Phones Back

Meet HMD Global, the Team Bringing Nokia Phones Back HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global has licensed the Nokia brand for mobile devices The first Nokia-branded Android phones will release in first half of 2017 Upcoming Android phones made “in tight collaboration with Google” It’s not often that the fate of a 150 year old brand rests on the shoulders of a company ... Read More »

Global Business Groups Petition China’s Premier on Cyber Rules

In a letter addressed to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, 46 global business groups spanning finance, information technology, insurance and manufacturing urged Beijing to revise its draft cyber rules which they said would hamper trade. The signatories include industry associations from Asia, Australia, the United States, Mexico and Europe, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters. Foreign industry ... Read More »

India Maintaining High Growth Amid Tough Global Economy: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the AIIB has come up amidst huge expectations in a difficult time for the global economy. Beijing: India continues to maintain a high growth rate even in times of difficult global conditions and is sticking with its agenda of reforms push and infrastructure creation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. Addressing the annual general meeting of the Board ... Read More »

India Maintaining High Growth Amid Tough Global Economy: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley also offered India’s support in establishment of a regional office of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in New Delhi. (File Photo) BEIJING:  India continues to maintain a high growth rate even in times of difficult global conditions and is sticking with its agenda of reforms push and infrastructure creation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. Addressing the annual general ... Read More »

Sensex Slumps 284 Points On Profit-Taking, Global Weakness

Markets experts had warned about selloff in domestic markets after the sharp run-up 3:35 p.m.: Sensex slumped 284 points on profit-taking, global weakness – marking its fourth day of fall in a row, while Nifty settled at 8,544. Investors awaited a decision on the goods and services tax bill as Rajya Sabha debated the legislation. Analysts say that Indian markets need ... Read More »