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German Regulator Well Suited to Investigate Facebook: EU’s Vestager

Germany, which launched an investigation into social network Facebook last week, is well placed to handle the case, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager came after the German competition office said last week it was investigating Facebook for suspected abuse of market power over breaches of data protection laws. The German cartel ... Read More »

Israel to Tax Foreign Companies’ Online Activities

Israel is to start collecting value added tax (VAT) and income taxes from foreign companies that do substantial business over the Internet in Israel. Under new guidelines issued by the Israel Tax Authority on Monday, foreign companies that operate websites and sell various services such as advertising and brokerage will be subject to 17 percent VAT as well as income ... Read More »

Tech Market Snapshot: Wearable owners unimpressed with apps, UK firms shifting to hybrid IT

Tech Market Snapshot: Wearable owners unimpressed with apps, UK firms shifting to hybrid IT 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. Wearable tech owners unimpressed with corresponding apps A new report from Argus Insights shows that ... Read More »

How to trade big tech in choppy market

After technology stocks helped a choppy market rise Tuesday, “Fast Money” traders debated whether some growth names were worth their cost. The major U.S. averages closed the session higher, recovering from a lower open after Fed Chair Janet Yellen took a cautious tone on policy in an afternoon speech. Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix shares rose more than 2 percent each ... Read More »

Toptal Buys Skillbridge to Advance Freelance Tech Market

Freelance developer entity Toptal announced it has acquired Skillbridge, a firm that focuses on providing top freelance business talent to companies. Toptal, a company that provides freelance software engineers and designers for hire, has announced its acquisition of Skillbridge, an online platform for elite business freelancers, in a move aimed at creating a scalable network for top freelance developers, designers, ... Read More »

Twitter Doles Out Stock, Cash Bonus to Retain Talent: Report

Twitter Inc has been offering additional restricted stock and cash bonus to employees to prevent staff departure, the Wall Street Journal reported. Twitter granted varying amounts of restricted stock depending on when the employees started working, intending to make up for the value they lost since joining the company, WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Since the fall, ... Read More »

When a law becomes the barrier to equality of opportunity

Duli Bai (left), who has studied only till Class III, is credited with many positive changes in Chenar panchayat, where she was the sarpanch from 2010-2015. She attended workshops organized for women sarpanchs to learn how panchayati raj functions. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Sirohi, Rajasthan: Twenty-eight-year-old Saroj Kumari was set to contest the 2015 elections for Bhimana panchayat in Rajasthan’s Sirohi ... Read More »

JNU seeking legal opinion over punishment to students over Afzal Guru event

A file photo of Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are believed to have been recommended rustication of for their alleged role in the event by the JNU probe panel. Photo: PTI New Delhi: JNU is believed to be seeking legal opinion over punishment to a few students in connection with an event against hanging of Parliament attack ... Read More »

Yes to a government college, but no to government schools

Photo: HT New Delhi: While presenting the budget for Delhi last month, finance minister Manish Sisodia announced an expenditure of Rs.102 crore on training of teachers and principals in the new fiscal year. This was just Rs.9.4 crore last year. Sisodia said his aim was to bring government schools to world class standards in Delhi. While one would have to ... 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 »