Month: September 2018

Japan Hit by Another Cryptocurrency Heist, $60 Million Stolen

Japanese cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau Corp said about $60 million (roughly Rs. 432 crores) in digital currencies were stolen from its exchange, highlighting the industry’s vulnerability despite recent efforts by authorities to make it more secure. Tech Bureau, which had already been slapped with two business improvement orders by regulators this year, said its Zaif […]

Erdoğan praises education policies under AKP

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has praised what he called developments made in the Turkish education system under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). “We have relegated a monolithic and repressive mindset in the education system in the pages of history. We have achieved a more free and democratic system,” Erdoğan said at a conference at Istanbul’s prestigious Kabataş High School on Sept. 18, marking the beginning of the […]

D-Street Buzz: Nifty realty outperforms led by Indiabulls Real Estate; HDFC Bank down 2%, Monsanto zooms 17%

The Indian benchmark indices continues to trade in the red this Monday  afternoon with the Nifty50 down 121 points and is trading at 11,394 while the Sensex is trading lower by 439 points at 37,651. PSU bank index is down 1 percent dragged by Union Bank of India and State Bank of Indiawhich is down 1.5 percent each. From the private banking space, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank are down 1.5 percent each […]

Mixed reaction to Education Department order on criterion for college admission

The School Education Department’s announcement to consider only Plus 2 marks for college admissions has evoked a mixed reaction. While many students and schools expressed relief, teachers’ associations opposed the move saying the schools may not take Plus 1 seriously. “We’re extremely happy since the prospect of taking up the boards in the new curriculum […]

Snapchat Expands Its ‘Our Story’ Feature to Media Partners

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is expanding its “Our Story” feature to about 20 media partners to enable them to crowd-source images and videos for their own “Snap Stories”. “Our Story” feature collects snaps submitted by Snapchatters from around the globe about a place, an event or a topic from different points-of-view and presents them as a Story for […]

Advancing A Culture Of Education At IBM

Some companies say that they are a learning organization, but IBM actually is one.  The numbers alone prove it.  IBMers consume an average 60 hours of professional education a year, with some employees taking multiples of that.  And the company spends a half a billion dollars in employee education every year.  I had the opportunity to talk with Carrie Alteiri, IBM’s VP, […]

California’s Capital Prepares for 5G Internet

(TNS) — Beginning Thursday, some Sacramento residents will be some of the first in the world to be able to purchase Verizon’s 5G broadband Internet service, which will start Oct. 1. Sacramento is one of four cities in the U.S. to receive early access to the at-home Internet service, along with Houston, Indianapolis, and Los […]