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Internet and Social Media in the Age of Coronavirus

The logo of Google Inc. is seen outside their headquarters building in Mountain View, California August 18, 2004. Google Inc. slashed the size of its closely watched initial public offering nearly in half to less than $2 billion on Wednesday, splashing cold water on what has been touted as the hottest Internet IPO in years. Google shares could make their ... Read More »

The White House social media summit was full of hypocrisy — and comedy

At the White House today, amid much concern that conservative voices are being silenced by social media platforms, President Donald Trump (after a “morning of tweets [that] was off the rails, even by his standards”) stood before a group of activists to deliver a message of support. “Some of you are extraordinary,” the president said. “The crap you think of is ... Read More »

Budget 2019: New National Education Policy, focus on research and innovation to boost number of startups

Union Budget 2019 India: The government has also allocated Rs 400 crore under the head ‘World Class Institutions’ for FY20. Budget 2019-20: The announcement of bringing a new National Education Policy to “transform India’s higher education system to one of the global best education systems,” according to the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has been cherished by the players in India’s ... Read More »

How technology is creating a safer and more environmentally future for mining

Mining has traditionally been a dangerous activity with a heavy environmental cost. But European projects are helping to make it safer and cleaner, by taking existing technologies and applying them to the context of mining. Increasing mine safety The SIMS Project is working on the introduction of drones to mining. “It’s about using drones in the mine and not to ... Read More »

Comment: My kids aren’t getting social media accounts and yours probably shouldn’t either

A few weeks ago, I got asked by a local church to talk to their parents about strategies to help monitor their kids’ social media use. This topic is one I get asked about a lot, and I know that a lot of parents are struggling with it. When they brought me up there, they were looking for a silver bullet ... Read More »

2 Winners and 2 Losers in the Med Tech Market This Quarter

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and Motley Fool analyst Brian Feroldi dive into earnings from four medical device makers — two that crushed it and two that tanked. Abiomed‘s (NASDAQ:ABMD) FDA concerns proved too big for the company to deal with quietly, and that hurt this quarter. Intersect ENT‘s (NASDAQ:XENT) promising devices were overshadowed by some big and growing concerns about long-term ... Read More »

Why Parallelism Matters To Technology And Business

Parallel worlds, duality is part of life (and business) on so many levels. ADRIAN BRIDGWATER Science fiction writers like to talk about parallel worlds. The idea that there may some replicate planet out there with a carbon copy version of everything down here on Earth, including a copy of you and me. Software engineers also like to talk about parallelism. ... Read More »

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 »

MWC 2019: The coolest gadgets and tech that impressed us in Barcelona

Attendees take pictures of the Mate X foldable phone just outside of Huawei’s booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. (Express photo by Anuj Bhatia) Another MWC is over. The world’s biggest mobile show, held annually in Barcelona, Spain, had a lot to offer this year. We saw many new smartphones and gadgets over four exhausting days. Some felt ... Read More »

Book Review: How Technology Transformed Indian Media and Politics

The media is pervasively present in our lives as we watch TV, read newspapers and share posts on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. Most of us, however, know little about how the media industry is structured, how that effects its content, affects our sensibilities and impacts India’s democracy. For media consumers in an era of a hyper-visible media and a mediatized ... Read More »