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Net Neutrality: Facebook, Alphabet Among Tech Firms Urging FTC to Maintain Status Quo

A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook urged the US Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring Internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to Web content. The Internet Association said in its filing with the FCC that dismantling the net neutrality rules “will create significant uncertainty in the market and upset the careful ... Read More »

Netherlands and Singapore among leaders on education research

Source: Getty Brought to book: Singapore is ranked top in reading, science and maths, according to the OECD’s PISA rating Smaller European countries such as the Netherlands and Asian city states like Singapore are among the world leaders in terms of high-quality education research, new data suggest. According to bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database of scholarly publications, research outputs ... Read More »

Digital tax among finance bill measures shelved

More than half of the finance bill has been put on hold until after the general election to allow more debate on dozens of controversial measures, including plans to force landlords and small businesses to keep digital records. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the ... Read More »

India Among Top Five Countries Using Workplace by Facebook

India Among Top Five Countries Using Workplace by Facebook Buoyed by the positive response from over 1,000 companies that are currently using Workplace (formerly known as Facebook at Work), the company has announced to make the app available to all. This means you can chat with a colleague across the world in real time, host a virtual brainstorm in a ... Read More »

Twitter, Netflix Among Services Impacted by Massive Cyber-Attack; Hacker Group Claims Responsibility

HIGHLIGHTS Friday saw a massive Internet outage in the US Major websites like Twitter, Netflix, PayPal, Spotify were down for hours A hacker group called New World Hackers claimed the attack responsibility Withering cyber-attacks on server farms of a key Internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States ... Read More »

Possible Suitors Emerge for Twitter Acquisition — Google, Microsoft, Verizon Among Them

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) isn’t just a social media network. Over the course of the last decade, the microblog site has emerged to become an integral part of global society in its own rite. Twitter is a place where anyone can find fame, elections are fought and won and news travels the globe at break-neck speed. Bearing that in mind, it’s little ... Read More »

TPG Said to Be Among Possible Bidders for Intel Security Unit McAfee

TPG Said to Be Among Possible Bidders for Intel Security Unit McAfee HIGHLIGHTS Deal could value McAfee at as much as $3 billion Intel is also talking to other potential bidders Intel’s strategy to focus on its more profitable data-center business TPG is among potential bidders for Intel Corp.’s computer-security unit McAfee, people with knowledge of the matter said. The ... Read More »

IISc Bangalore among top 30 Asian universities in THE 2016 ranking

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus in Bengaluru. Eight of the top 10 Indian universities improved their rankings Asian University Ranking 2016 by the UK’s Times Higher Education. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru found a place in the top 30 Asian universities—the best yet for an Indian institution—in the Asian University ... Read More »