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Intel says Qualcomm’s business practices drove it out of the modem chip market

Intel says Qualcomm’s business practices drove it out of the modem chip market

It’s not like this wasn’t among the reasons everywhere suspected when Apple suddenly announced it was buying Intel’s modem business, but now the chipmaker has filed a brief in support of the FTC in an ongoing appeal by Qualcomm of a decision made in May. That decision found in favor of the FTC’s allegations that Qualcomm’s licensing [...]

November 30, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Intel says Qualcomm’s business practices drove it out of the modem chip market

What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

The Modi government for the last few years has been doing its best to give a boost to the sagging realty market. Real estate is in limbo. Not only now, but for a long time. Probably from the time the economic downturn began in 2008. Anyway when the global financial crisis gripped almost the entire [...]

September 27, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

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?

Private equity funding in real estate spikes but fewer developers raking it in

Private equity funding in real estate spikes but fewer developers raking it in

India’s real estate market, which has attracted top dollars from global and domestic investors over the years, is going through an interesting phase where each asset class in the segment has taken a journey of its own. The residential real estate segment, for instance, is emerging from the much-needed regulatory reform of Real Estate (Regulation [...]

May 13, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Private equity funding in real estate spikes but fewer developers raking it in

Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Anchorage, Alaska is home to a health care organization that qualifies as something of a medical miracle. The Southcentral Foundation (SCF) is tiny compared to giant hospitals in the Lower 48. But the scale of its challenges is truly vast. It serves a geographical area larger than the state of Texas, including both Alaska’s biggest city and [...]

March 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It

5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It

A new Accenture survey of nearly 2,000 technology and business executives in 10 countries revealed deep uncertainty about next-generation mobile network technology, known as 5G. Few of those surveyed, for example, believe industry predictions about the dramatically improved speeds of 5G networks. And more than half don’t expect the technology will enable them to do much that they can’t [...]

March 6, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on 5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It

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

Kyle Richards Decorates Daughter Sophia’s ‘Retro Glam’ Dorm Room: ‘Now it Feels Like Home’

Kyle Richards Decorates Daughter Sophia’s ‘Retro Glam’ Dorm Room: ‘Now it Feels Like Home’

\ Matt Harrington for HomeGoods When Kyle Richards‘ daughter Sophia Umansky moved into her college dorm in Washington, D.C., Kyle wanted to make sure her room was flawless. “We really wanted this room to reflect her style so that she would feel like she was bringing a little piece of home with her here,” Kyle tells [...]

August 31, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Kyle Richards Decorates Daughter Sophia’s ‘Retro Glam’ Dorm Room: ‘Now it Feels Like Home’

Genomes sequencing at birth, low cost makes it a tempting proposition

Genomes sequencing at birth, low cost makes it a tempting proposition

As the cost of genome sequencing decreases, researchers and clinicians are debating whether all newborns should be sequenced at birth, facilitating a lifetime of personalised medical care. Researchers at The Hastings Center stated that health professionals should recommend parents to use direct-to-consumer genetic sequencing to diagnose or screen their newborns. “Genomics is a powerful tool, [...]

August 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Genomes sequencing at birth, low cost makes it a tempting proposition

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally [...]

August 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood comes with countless surprises. Most involve bodily fluids. Like, for instance, the sudden lack of opportunities for Mom and Dad to sweat. “We both used to get up in the morning and just go exercise,” explains Amanda Holliday, a dance fitness teacher whose son was born in 2016. “That’s not happening anymore.” Even if [...]

August 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids