Author Archives: Loknath Das

Room to Read: Bringing in change through education

New Delhi: A team of 600 people spread across nine states. One vision that binds them together—bringing quality to education. Room to Read, a non-profit for children’s literacy and girls’ education with a presence across Asia and Africa, believes that to bring change in the world, it is important to educate children. The organization says the quality of education imparted in ... Read More »

IMPACTing education

When he is struggling with a difficult class or having a challenging day, Marcus King thinks of a single word: Doctor. “That’s the goal,” King, a sophomore health and physical education major, says simply. Given his involvement in Project IMPACT (Increasing Male Practitioners and Classroom Teachers), King has every reason to believe he’ll reach the zenith of his educational endeavors. ... Read More »

Facebook Says 10 Million US Users Saw Russia-Linked Ads

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook said US people saw ads bought in Russia on president’s elections 44 percent of the ads were seen before the November 2016 election Russia has denied any involvement with the Facebook ads Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after ... Read More »

Trump taps Common Core foe as No. 2 at Education Department — but most key positions still vacant

President Trump just tapped as the Education Department’s No. 2 official a former state superintendent of South Carolina who opposes the Common Core State Standards and who in 2016 called Jeb Bush “the only candidate” prepared to be president. Trump announced Tuesday night that he was nominating Mitchell  Zais as deputy secretary of education, one of only a handful of ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Ties With iPhone 8 Plus for Best Smartphone Camera: DxOMark

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sports dual cameras It has been rated 94 out of 100 iPhone 8 Plus also received similar score Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has tied with the iPhone 8 Plus for the best smartphone camera rating by DxOMark. For smartphone camera quality, the DxOMark review is considered one of the biggest reference points. The iPhone 8 Plus earned ... Read More »

Imagination Technologies Sale to Canyon Bridge in the Clear as Rival Fund Ruled Out

HIGHLIGHTS Imagination said the sale could now go ahead without a shareholder vote The unnamed third-party is no longer involved in the sale process Canyon Bridge was announced to buy Imagination Tech for GBP 550 million Imagination Technologies, the British chip designer selling itself to a China-backed buyout fund, said on Wednesday another potential buyer had ruled itself out, removing ... Read More »

Toshiba Signs Deal to Sell Chip Unit to Bain-Led Group for $18 Billion

HIGHLIGHTS Toshiba has signed chip unit deal worth $18 billion with Bain Capital LP It was earlier in talks with Apple that later demanded new terms Bain’s consortium also includes Dell, Seagate Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key – albeit not ... Read More »

Google, Facebook Tax to Be Proposed by EU in 2018: Juncker

The EU will propose a new tax on tech giants such as Google and Facebook next year despite opposition by several states that fear a blow to their economies, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday. Championed by French President Emmanuel Macron, the new tax on digital multinationals will target revenue generated in an EU country, instead of on profits that are booked in ... Read More »

Las Vegas shooting: Hoaxes spread on social media

Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 others sustained injuries after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers during a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Gunfire erupted just after 10 p.m. Sunday during the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival, which was being held across from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Las Vegas shooting witness: “It was ... Read More »

Sue Allen: Big news in social media world

news in the world of social media last week when Twitter announced it was testing doubling the possible length of a tweet to 280 characters to help users “be more expressive”. Thank the Lord. Because I for one can’t wait to hear even more from pop royalty like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Rihanna – some of the ... Read More »