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Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize for race satire ‘The Sellout’

Paul Beatty, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, poses with his novel ‘The Sellout’ at The Guildhall on 25 October 2016 in London. Photo: Reuters London: Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for “The Sellout”, a biting satire on race relations in the United States. The narrator ... Read More »

CES 2016: The Smart-Tech Future Beckons to Us

Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV set, the microwave, bedside alarm clock, possibly the thermostat, and others you’ve never noticed.Much of that computing isn’t doing much while segregated into individual devices. But many of these gadgets have the potential to get smarter by connecting ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Mi MIX Smartphones Aren’t Coming to India in the Near Future

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi India has confirmed that Mi Note 2, Mi MIX will not come to India This will disappoint buyers looking for a powerful, mid-range phablet The company also did not launch Mi Note, Mi Note Pro and Mi 5s in India Xiaomi has some disappointing news for fans in India looking forward to get their hands on the company’s ... Read More »

Don’t Be Fooled, Facebook Privacy Hoax is Again Making the Rounds

By now, you must have come across the copyright and privacy notices that have been making rounds on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). If you haven’t, then you probably have intelligent friends that are not easily fooled. The dreaded paragraph-long Facebook privacy hoax is not entirely new as some have been circulating on the social media site for years now.  The language may be slightly ... Read More »

HDFC Red CEO on How Drones and Machine Learning Can Improve the Real Estate Listings Business

HDFC Red CEO on How Drones and Machine Learning Can Improve the Real Estate Listings Business HIGHLIGHTS Builders themselves are very enthusiastic about adopting technology By 2020, the digital natives, will be buying houses Machine learning has the potential to be a real game-changer The startup-within-a-big-company is a narrative that’s becoming increasingly popular, but Sohel I S, CEO of the ... Read More »

Periscope Producer Extends the Live Streaming Service Beyond Phones

Twitter is taking the smartphone shackles off its live-video service Periscope in its latest attempt to broaden its audience. The Periscope Producer feature announced Thursday will let media companies and other users pipe live video feeds directly into Twitter, without using a smartphone to record the images. Since its debut early last year, Periscope had been confined to live video ... Read More »

Want to Be Kind of a Big Deal? These Social Media Tactics Could Move the Needle

Perception is everything. In the business world, people are naturally attracted to the biggest names, whether you call them influencers, experts, or [insert industry here] rock stars. But what if you aren’t a big name yet? What if you’re just starting out and looking to make a name for yourself? How can you get on the radar of people you ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Issues With Other Telcos Like Big Boys Ragging the Newbie, Says Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Jio Issues With Other Telcos Like Big Boys Ragging the Newbie, Says Mukesh Ambani HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Jio was conceived because of bad connectivity in the Ambani home Ambani says that Reliance has invested Rs. 250,000 crores in the business He says it is not a punt but an engineered ecosystem Reliance Jio was first conceived when its Chairman, Mukesh ... Read More »

What It’s Like to House-Hunt in Silicon Valley, the Priciest Market in the US

What It’s Like to House-Hunt in Silicon Valley, the Priciest Market in the US It’s Sunday, which means house-hunting for Barry and Katie Templin. They have been on the prowl for months and saving for years, looking for a place with reasonable commutes to their technology jobs and good public schools for their two young children. They hope that is ... Read More »

Google to Build a ‘Primary’ Mobile Index for Search Results in the Next Few Months

Google to Build a ‘Primary’ Mobile Index for Search Results in the Next Few Months HIGHLIGHTS Garry Illyes said that the mobile index should arrive in a few months The new mobile index will be updated more often than desktop It will be considered as the primary index by Google Google is going to create a new mobile index for ... Read More »