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Cramer: Defense, the dollar and tech make up the market’s ‘new normal’

As news continues to emerge from Texas after Hurricane Harvey, CNBC’s Jim Cramer noticed investors shifting their focus to several other stock market themes. “First feature of the new normal? America’s not the world’s policeman anymore,” the “Mad Money” host said. “Sure, an attack on Japan is like an attack on us. But if North Korea ever sends a missile at ... Read More »

Culture: The Hazy Glue Between Music & Technology

Kendrick Lamar poses with his awards at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. Music industry people claim to know tech, and people who work at technology companies say they understand music. Regardless of how true that is in either case, it’s clear that music and technology are continuing to converge in entirely new ways in ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content Nick Bell as saying that the company was not helping to drive a stake into the heart of traditional broadcasters. “Instead, it can help bolster them,” Bell said. He added that mobile ... Read More »

Number of Indian students in UK on the rise: Envoy

Kolkata British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday that the number of Indian students in the UK was picking up after going through a decline in the last few years. He added that there was no attempt by the UK government to hold back foreign students willing to pursue university education in their country. “There was a decline ... Read More »

What does the looming debt ceiling battle mean for education?

Dive Brief: A looming Congressional battle over increasing the government’s debt ceiling could see the U.S. Department of Education among the parts of the federal government to shut down if an agreement isn’t reached by Sept. 30, Education Week reports. Among the major potential ramifications of a shutdown would be negative impacts to K-12 budgets and the ability of schools and districts ... Read More »

The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

The tech visionaries have redoubled their warnings about how we could destroy ourselves with technology. But they’re not talking about deliberately pushing buttons to trigger annihilation—Kennedy and Khrushchev could have done that back in ’62. They mean accidentally killing ourselves with something that we invent for our own benefit, that later acquires a mind of its own and a shirty attitude. But there’s ... Read More »

Tech startup FreightBro’s target: Revolutionising the trillion-dollar international freight industry

FreightBro leverages technology to enable freight forwarders to make data-driven decisions, predict changes in the market and provide better value to shippers. The bustling industrial centre of Oragadam, Chennai, houses hundreds of SMBs exporting automotive parts to Turkey, South Africa, South Korea and Europe. But their precision is plagued by transport inefficiencies and port documentation delays. The $200 billion logistics ... Read More »

RTE’s heart is in the right place—but not its head

The RTE Act has proved to be a disastrous piece of legislation. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education Act (RTE) was supposed to drive India’s big leap in social development. It was supposed to bring millions to school, building the foundations upon which a modern, progressive and prosperous nation ... Read More »

Almost half the world is now on social media, according to new report

There are now over 3 billion (!!!) people logging onto social media accounts around the world, meaning that almost half of the world’s population spends at least part of their day updating their status or story. A new report compiled by Hootsuite and We Are Social and published by The Next Web found that there are 3.028 billion active social media users around the world. That’s ... Read More »

IBM Develops Tape Cartridge That Stores 330TB of Uncompressed Data in the Palm of Your Hand

HIGHLIGHTS The tape comes with a recording density of 201GB per inch IBM worked with Sony Storage Solutions for the tape The tape has been developed over years In an interesting development, scientists at IBM have managed to develop a prototype magnetic tape drive that fits in the palm of your hand and can store a whopping 330TB of uncompressed ... Read More »