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Direction of Apple’s Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

Direction of Apple’s Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

A rise in tensions in the Health team over the last few months have led to some employees to become wary of the group’s working culture, people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on behalf of Apple advised to CNBC. While healthcare is still a strategic priority for Apple, it seems the team working in [...]

August 21, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Direction of Apple’s Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

Here’s why your workplace health insurance is so expensive

Here’s why your workplace health insurance is so expensive

Even if your employer offers you health insurance at work, chances are you’re shelling out more money for medical care. Last year, employers spent an average of $15,159 in premiums to cover a family of four, according to an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. In all, that’s an increase of 51% from a decade ago. [...]

August 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s why your workplace health insurance is so expensive

How ‘smart’ education is making students tech addict

How ‘smart’ education is making students tech addict

Indiranagar resident R Swathi’s 13-year-old son would spend hours playing PubG and FIFA games during summer vacations. It began affecting his concentration. Now, he is allowed only 20 minutes on the tablet or PlayStation. Swathi, however, found it a challenge to control the screen time of her 19-year old daughter. College assignments and projects required her to [...]

August 19, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on How ‘smart’ education is making students tech addict

How technology is changing the face of retail

How technology is changing the face of retail

The concept of “retail tech” might bring to mind a Jetsons-like shopping experience of glowing screens, biometric scanners, and robotic personal assistants. But the reality is more along the lines of traffic-tracking sensors, radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, handheld scanners, and heat maps, all designed to provide a real-time snapshot of how the modern consumer is shopping. [...]

August 9, 2019 Loknath Das Uncategorized Comments Off on How technology is changing the face of retail

For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady

For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady

Shares of SRF Ltd surged 13% on Tuesday after the company impressed with a better-than-expected June quarter performance. Revenue growth, though, slowed to 9% year-on-year in the quarter, tracking the deceleration in its technical textiles business. But better profitability at its packing-films business saw operating profits rise to a decent 13%. Profit after tax was [...]

August 7, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady

Education: Where is it heading?

Education: Where is it heading?

The National Education Policy proposed by the Centre would have done well to emulate the earlier policies spelt out by the Mudaliar and Kothari Commissions even at the cost of being criticised for putting old wine into new bottles. Instead, it has attempted to offer new strategies for education at all levels and ended up [...]

August 2, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Education: Where is it heading?

How Mobile Technology Is Changing The Airport Boarding Process

How Mobile Technology Is Changing The Airport Boarding Process

One of the best places to witness the the breakdown of social norms is an airport boarding line, where all sorts of misbehavior can be observed, even with an on-time flight (toss in delays and the pitchforks come out). There’s the sidlers, who stand nonchalantly on the side of the line waiting for the moment [...]

July 1, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Mobile Technology Is Changing The Airport Boarding Process

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Harsh Vardhan had this week written to the chief ministers of Delhi, Bengal, Odisha and Telangana, asking them to join the Jan Aarogya Yojana, a public-funded scheme that provides hospitalisation cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per household per year.Telegraph file picture AddThis Sharing Buttons Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday described a [...]

June 9, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

Paris — Technology is often touted as a solution to the world’s environmental challenges, but it is part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean up their energy and resource-intensive business. How much energy, for example, does it take to send a 1MB e-mail? About 25W/hr, representing 20g of carbon dioxide emissions, [...]

May 20, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

Arare thing happened in an industrial park near Washington, dc,last November. Construction began on a $3bn extension to a semiconductor foundry owned by Micron Technologies, a maker of advanced memory chips, based in Idaho. “A few years ago, opening that sort of extension would have people saying, well, that is going to be moving to China soon, [...]

May 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

Real Estate business is doing well: Adi Godrej; Godrej Group

Real Estate business is doing well: Adi Godrej; Godrej Group

Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group, talks about the fourth quarter results of the company, expectation from election results and its acquisition plans during an interview with Anurag Shah, Zee Business. Excerpts: Q: What can be the reason behind the decline in your chemical and crop protection business? And, what is your take on the overall [...]

May 14, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate business is doing well: Adi Godrej; Godrej Group

Intel is trying to sell its smartphone-modem business

Intel is trying to sell its smartphone-modem business

Intel is looking to sell its smartphone-modem business, now that it’s officially out of the race for 5G chipsets, The Wall Street Journal reports. In fact, Apple considered acquiring part of Intel’s modem ventures in talks that began last summer, but that deal stopped short just as Apple and Qualcomm reached a settlement in a contentious patent-royalty legal dispute. [...]

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