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IoT: The next big leapfrog of technology?

IoT: The next big leapfrog of technology?

The history of technology is littered with beautifully anachronistic tags that were deployed to capture the essence of a new technology. The happy truth is, as these technologies take root and start shaping consumer behavior around themselves, the tags they spawned get confined to the trashcan of history. Today, referring to buying something on Amazon [...]

December 2, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on IoT: The next big leapfrog of technology?

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

AMAZON SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS: Read about the 18 finalists and choose your favorites to win each category

AMAZON SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS: Read about the 18 finalists and choose your favorites to win each category

More than 1,300 businesses nominated themselves for Amazon’s Small Business of the Year awards, and these finalists are eligible for a prize package worth an estimated $80,000. The perks include dedicated account management, advertising and promotion assistance, and a visit to the Seattle HQ. Voting is live until midnight (PST) on November 8, so read [...]

November 10, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on AMAZON SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS: Read about the 18 finalists and choose your favorites to win each category

Five Pillars Will Advance the Illinois Technology Plan

Five Pillars Will Advance the Illinois Technology Plan

The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology was codified into law just last year, under the state’s previous governor, Bruce Rauner. And while current Gov. J.B. Pritzker supports the department, CIO Ron Guerrier still has much to do. At the NASCIO Annual Conference last week in Nashville, Tenn., Guerrier underlined the five pillars he’s established within the department that he spoke [...]

October 25, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Five Pillars Will Advance the Illinois Technology Plan

TUPE in the commercial real estate sector

TUPE in the commercial real estate sector

Join us for our latest TUPE Club webinar, focussing on the key considerations on TUPE in the commercial real estate sector. During the webinar we’ll talk about: The basics of TUPE How and when TUPE matters in the commercial real estate sector, with a focus on: Buying / selling property Grant, termination or assignment of [...]

October 25, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on TUPE in the commercial real estate sector

Yes Bank, DHFL, Titan, Indiabulls Real Estate Among the Key Stocks in Focus Today

Yes Bank, DHFL, Titan, Indiabulls Real Estate Among the Key Stocks in Focus Today

Indian stocks were trading with mild gains in early noon session amid high volatility on Wednesday, i.e. October 9. At 11:25 am, the S&P BSE Sensex inched up 40.30 points, or 0.1%, to 37,572.28, while the Nifty 50 index was up 15.35 points, or 0.14%, to 11,141.75. Yes Bank, DHFL, Titan, Indiabulls Real Estate,Tata Motors [...]

October 21, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Yes Bank, DHFL, Titan, Indiabulls Real Estate Among the Key Stocks in Focus Today

In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

In 2012, the emblematic podcast This American Life did a special on politics in Afghanistan. They noted that in order to be a politician in Afghanistan, one needs to command a personal armed militia. That’s how politics is practiced in a fragmented country with a long history of violence, and without a stable, credible centralized authority. In [...]

September 25, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

Zephyr Real Estate Agents Organize Picnic in the Park for Greenbrae

Zephyr Real Estate Agents Organize Picnic in the Park for Greenbrae

SAN FRANCISCO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zephyr Real Estate’s civic-minded agents once again step up to give back to their community. Last Saturday. Andrew Roth, Greg Ulin and Holly Welch helped organize the annual Greenbrae Picnic in the Park. The lead sponsors of the event were the Greenbrae Property Owners Association and Zephyr Real Estate. Open to [...]

September 22, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Zephyr Real Estate Agents Organize Picnic in the Park for Greenbrae

Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health

Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health

Vaping has been taking over headlines in recent weeks, and for all the worst reasons. The smoking alternative has been linked to lung issues in dozens of hospitalized patients and health officials are investigating what may be hundreds of related cases. Now, in the state where these cases began to gain national attention, Wisconsin, health officials [...]

August 31, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health

After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

The nightmares kept coming and David Leal knew he was in trouble. A navy veteran with a can-do attitude and a solidly middle-class IT job at a hospital in Santa Rosa, California, he didn’t think of himself as mentally vulnerable. But when the Tubbs fire snatched his house off the face of the earth in the early [...]

August 26, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

Homeownership is considered a core part of achieving the American Dream. However, that achievement is slipping out of reach of many Americans these days. U.S. homeownership has been at record lows throughout this decade. More Americans are renting as a response while managing with stagnant wage growth. The path to homeownership in today’s America has [...]

August 25, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

One of the earliest members of the Apple Health team has now departed Apple to join the Gates Foundation. As detailedly CNBC, Dr. Andrew Trister joined Apple in 2016, but will now take his talents to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Trister was among one of the first employees to join the Apple Health team. [...]

August 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation