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How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

Vodafone, like any other storied telco giant today, has been urgently seeking ways to trim costs. Not only are its revenues under pressure from smaller upstarts in Spain and Italy, it must also spend heavily on upgrading its network infrastructure to handle faster, 5G data speeds. One cost-cutting idea that Vodafone has chased is to [...]

February 9, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

Technology in deep time: How it evolves alongside us

Technology in deep time: How it evolves alongside us

If you consider our place in the history of the Universe, it is easy to see humans as an insignificant temporal speck, flickering in an unspeakably vast cosmos. One common analogy illustrates this by telling the story of our planet’s 4.7-billion-year history as if it were the 24 hours of a single day. If you [...]

February 8, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology in deep time: How it evolves alongside us

How technology is reshaping accounting

How technology is reshaping accounting

Jane Cheng, head of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Hong Kong, believes that technological advances can provide significant benefits to accounting and finance professionals if they are willing to embrace them. To continue to add value to employers and clients, Cheng says accounting professionals need an optimal combination of professional competencies that integrate technical [...]

January 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is reshaping accounting

Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

The key to making a fortune in real estate, says Barbara Corcoran, who sold her real estate empire, The Corcoran Group, for an astounding $66 million in 2001, “is to always buy in the up-and-coming areas.” You’ll get in at a lower price and, if you make a smart bet, you’ll see “tremendous appreciation,” she [...]

December 16, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The goal was to reform teacher evaluations. More effective teachers, the foundation predicted, would improve student achievement, raise graduation rates, and help low-income and minority students get into college. [...]

October 9, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our [...]

August 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

On my last night of residency, a friend and I swapped our most memorable stories. We recalled the nights of panic and triumph caring for dozens of critically ill patients, about the day – OK, days – we fell asleep standing up, about the weeks subsisting on saltine crackers and ginger ale. The conversation turned [...]

July 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

Barley Water For Weight Loss: How Does Jau Help You Lose Weight?

Barley Water For Weight Loss: How Does Jau Help You Lose Weight?

Losing weight is a constant battle between all the processed and junk foods you have to say goodbye to and all the healthy foods you need to say hello to! If you are one of them, we understand what you go through every single day. Losing weight is not a cakewalk, and can at time [...]

July 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Barley Water For Weight Loss: How Does Jau Help You Lose Weight?

How Digital Transformation Is Changing Real Estate Rentals

How Digital Transformation Is Changing Real Estate Rentals

Shutterstock In 2000, Netflix was willing to sell itself to Blockbuster for $50 million. Blockbuster, as an established industry giant with increasing profits, refused the offer. Ten years later Netflix had an eight-figure market cap while while Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy. Blockbuster’s decline is not an isolated incident: Digital disruptors are shifting the marketplace and forcing [...]

May 29, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on How Digital Transformation Is Changing Real Estate Rentals

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Your toothpaste could be an offbeat warrior in a fight against lung disease. Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease. According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

While sleep duration matters a lot, it is specifically vital for kidney disease patients. According to a study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology, sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) experienced by individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In patients with CKD, fatigue, lack of energy, and drowsiness are the [...]

May 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

How to bring stylish Art Deco glamour into your home

How to bring stylish Art Deco glamour into your home

Art Deco living room inspiration at Chester Terrace, designed by SHH Architecture & Interior Design (Photo: Adam Woodward/teNeues) Claire Bingham6 daysTuesday May 1st 2018 Taking inspiration from a golden era, Claire Bingham looks at how you can apply Art Deco style to your interior design Dark woods, chrome and jewel-toned velvets: the vogue for this [...]

May 7, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on How to bring stylish Art Deco glamour into your home