Robyn to Perform at Second Tekla Fest Encouraging Women in Technology

The one-day event will take place April 9th at KTH and will be open to girls ages 11 through 18. This year’s festival will feature 28 workshops and activities covering a variety of topics like space exploration, music production, game design, 3D printing, robot programming and protein purification. Robyn will also perform at the end of the festival as part ... Read More »

Technology in HR: Yesterday’s luxury, today’s hygiene

The evolution of how businesses are run and the transition of HR, from being a pure play administrative function to personnel management and then HRD have been phenomenal. The challenge is for the function to move beyond its current position and focus on the domain while partnering with businesses. It is imperative for HR practitioners to either gear up to ... Read More »

Use of technology by IT department has reduced malpractices: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the usage of technology by the income tax department has reduced human interface between assessees and tax officers and helped eliminate malpractices. The Central Processing Centre (CPC) in Bengaluru, which processes e-filed returns, has the capacity to handle about five lakh returns a day, he said. ”Already about 3.6 crore returns have been processed through this medium ... Read More »

Rules need to catch up with technology to protect privacy: Microsoft

xpressing concern over increasing intervention by governments to access consumer data, software giant Microsoft on Thursday said regulations need to keep pace with rapidly changing technology to secure and protect privacy of individuals. Microsoft, like its peers Google, Apple and Facebook, has been strongly advocating for protecting security of customers and their information. “Governments have a fundamentally important role in ... Read More »

Top 5 technology trends to watch out for

Driven by surging smartphone sales, India became the world’s second largest Internet population in 2015 with 402 million users, according to Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IRMB International. Only China has a larger population with an estimated 650 million users. India’s overall Internet penetration remains relatively low with nearly 1 billion citizens still disconnected. But with so ... Read More »

PM Lures Farmers, Says ‘Want to Integrate Technology in Agriculture Sector’

Asserting that his government’s first aim was to win the trust of the farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government wants to integrate technology in the agriculture sector for the farmers’ welfare. Prime Minister Modi, who was addressing a Kisan Kalyan Mela at Sehore, said the Madhya Pradesh Government under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, did ... Read More »

Technology Vendors Jump on 5G Bandwagon

Many technology vendors hope to shape the next generation of cellular communications. Few people have as much riding on the outcome as Aicha Evans, who oversees Intel Corp.’s sales of wireless chips. The Senegal-born executive, who was raised in Paris, faces the challenge of reversing years of disappointment as the Silicon Valley giant has sought to build a major business ... Read More »

Europe launches satellite to help track global warming

  Europe launched a satellite on Tuesday that will help predict weather phenomena such as El Nino and track the progress of global warming as part of the multibillion-euro Copernicus Earth observation project. The Sentinel-3A satellite, part of a system of satellites that is to monitor Earth, blasted off on board a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia’s ... Read More »

N.Y. stockbrokers’ trades on IBM deal tip not illegal, jurors told

Lawyers for two former Wall Street stockbrokers urged jurors on Tuesday to reject a U.S. regulator’s claims they illicitly traded on a tip about an IBM Corp deal, saying their conduct did not constitute illegal insider trading. At the start of a trial in Manhattan federal court, lawyers for ex-Euro Pacific Capital Inc brokers Daryl Payton and Benjamin Durant admitted ... Read More »

Apple Pay takes on China’s internet kings in mobile payments

Apple Inc launched its mobile payment system in China on Thursday in a bid to convince the hundreds of millions of users of the country’s entrenched, dominant services to switch. “We think China could be our largest Apple Pay market,” Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, told Reuters in an interview in Beijing. In an early boost, China’s biggest ... Read More »