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Drone Deliveries in US Stalled by More Regulations

Amazon completed its first drone delivery Wednesday in the U.K. and not in the U.S., marking the debut of its comprehensive unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) shipping service. This was a direct manifestation of America’s burdensome regulations, which seem to be forcing Amazon, and other businesses, to take their drone technology abroad. “The fact that Amazon chose to go overseas to experiment ... Read More »

IT Consultant Focuses on Desire, Data, Diversity in Providing Cloud-Based Services to Small Biz

Nyasha Tunduwani is the founder of Real Impact Technology Consulting (RITC), a five-person information technology consulting company based in Seattle, started in 2004. RITC operates as an IT department for organizations — both businesses and non-profits — that are don’t have an internal team and for those struggling with retention of IT talent. “In Seattle, we have a very competitive marketplace, ... Read More »

Instagram Adds 100 Million Users in 6 Months, Now at 600 Million

Instagram has done it again. The Facebook-owned company has grown to more than 600 million users, adding its latest 100 million users in just the past six months. That’s Instagram’s fastest growth rate ever. Instagram Gains an Edge Over Snapchat What makes this milestone even more special is that it comes at a time when rival Snapchat has been growing ... Read More »

Tech Startup Culture Gaining Momentum in Pune, India

Made in India startups are definitely gaining ground, and among them Made in Pune holds an increasingly important place. To further illustrate the success of Pune-based startups, we shall address a select few as a collective, while we hope for many more. Sapience Analytics Let us begin our discussion with Sapience Analytics, creator of an award-winning enterprise class product designed ... Read More »

Small Business Market Expo, Digital Summit Coming In May

Two big events are slotted for May. And both will be just a local trip for anyone in the Atlanta area. First, of course, is the Small Business Market Expo. The expo is touted as a job fair as well with something for everyone. Business owners can find resources. Perspective entrepreneurs can find training. And perspective employees can network with ... Read More »

Apple Includes Siri for Mac in Latest Update

The thirteenth version of OS X got a name change to macOS, also called Sierra, and just like its two predecessors Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has decided to keep the alpine theme with its latest operating system. But the feature that is getting the most attention right now is the availability of Siri for Mac. Siri for Mac Computers Artificial Intelligence (AI) is ... Read More »

VR, education and customer service: The social media trends to watch in 2017

Social media continues to serve as an important part of online interactions, but what’s in store for social in 2017? Education, virtual reality and using social media for customer service are key trends that will develop next year, according to Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of Hootsuite. Hootsuite, founded in 2008, helps organizations manage multiple social media accounts and understand ... Read More »

Speck harkens back on 40 years in education

Jay Speck, Solano County Superintendent of Schools, is retiring after 40 years in education. (Robinson mKuntz/Daily Republic) Solano County Speck harkens back on 40 years in education By Todd R. HansenFrom page A1 | December 30, 2016 FAIRFIELD — Two weeks as a high school volunteer at camps for special education students shaped a career that spanned four decades, and ... Read More »

Punjabi curriculum: Education officers to be held responsible for defaulter schools in Jalandhar

This year, in November, while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Punjab Day the government had asked the schools to implement Punjabi in schools. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo) The state government has asked the education officers to send report of the private schools not teaching Punjabi. As per the government instructions the officers will be held responsible if the private schools ... Read More »

Advancing education in challenging times is everybody’s business

Education gives people the skills and tools they need to navigate the world. In a country where education is very expensive and poverty is a hindrance to this needed commodity, the support of all is required in order to advance education in these harsh economic times. Financial limitations Education, according to the late Nelson Mandela, is “The most powerful weapon ... Read More »