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Trump Turns To Higher Education; And A Selective New York City High School Struggles With Diversity

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that could affect a few areas of higher education: from data collection to free speech. The order called for, among other things, an expansion to the federal College Scorecard, which reports average earnings and debt for graduates at institutions around the country. But the part that received the most attention was a directive to ... Read More »

How e-learning is transforming our education system with a tech-driven approach

Technology has today become an integral part of our daily life. It assists us in everything – from shopping, banking, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven portfolio management to learning a new language via an easy-to-use smartphone application. The merits that technology has been transferring to us are simply innumerable. But how effective can it really be in the field of education? ... Read More »

Social media addiction is not natural or normal – but is it really a disease?

 ‘Could anyone stand to live without a smartphone, in 2019, and to go without social media?’ Photograph: Richard Baker/Corbis via Getty Images Is social media addictive? The issue is complex, and probably generational. It’s obvious that what social media does to us, especially those of us who are heavy users, is not natural, or normal. It’s not normal to submit ... Read More »

Opinion | A systemic approach to reforming education

Despite enormous and well-meaning efforts, we have not delivered quality learning outcomes to Indian children. Concerted efforts like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and initiatives like mid-day meals have ensured that we have solved the problem of access to school education for our children. With gross enrolment crossing 100%, the focus has appropriately shifted to improving learning outcomes. Assessments by the ... Read More »

Is Mogu a Hidden Gem in China’s Crowded Tech Market?

Chinese online fashion company Mogu (NYSE:MOGU), which went public last December, recently posted its first quarterly report as a public company. Mogu’s revenue rose 20% annually to 367.2 million RMB ($53.4 million) during the third quarter, which marked a significant acceleration from its 2% sales growth in the first six months of the year. Mogu’s operating loss narrowed year-over-year from 202.5 million RMB ... Read More »

Dismissing Amazon Go and Scan-&-Go Technology Does A Disservice To The Retail Industry

Over the past week, there were a number of articles written in criticism of Amazon Go and the use of scan-and-go technology. A former Walmart executive, Joel Larson, even went so far as to say that Amazon Go is “a fairy tale for retailers that actually want to make money” and that scan-and-go technology pilots will eventually give way to employee-based mobile checkout ... Read More »

A farmer’s life: working the land with modern technology

My grandfather learned to use the Keurig coffee maker in the shop office — and that’s about as much technology as he needs to know. Growing up as a millennial, however, I have been surrounded by technology all my life, in every day life. One thing we do have in common is our passion for farming. A passion that’s lasted ... Read More »

Asia tech bosses fear a US-China cold war splitting global market

SINGAPORE — The global economy faces “very serious disruption” from the escalating US-China trade war, business leaders have warned, as the U.S. renews allegations of trade theft against Huawei Technologies and lawmakers move to ban chip sales to key Chinese companies. The business leaders’ warnings came as Beijing condemned as “hysteria” a draft bill presented in the U.S. Congress to ... Read More »

Redmi 6A gets a big price cut and is now the best cheap phone to buy in India

The Redmi 5A was one of the most popular smartphones when it was in the market. Now when that smartphone has been discontinued, its legacy is being taken forward by the Redmi 6A, which Xiaomi launched in India in August this year. The Redmi 6A was launched at a price of Rs 5,999, which also happened to be the price ... Read More »

Lenovo Z5s leak hints at a version with Snapdragon 845 and 12GB of RAM

Lenovo Z5s is about to be released and according to a new leak on Weibo, the phone will come in two versions – a standard one that’s supposed to be with Snapdragon 678 and a more powerful Z5s Ferrari Edition. The latter is believed to sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset. But wait – there’s more. The photo was taken from ... Read More »