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Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 percent increase over the same period last year – made $188,498 (roughly Rs. 1.2 crores) per employee, according to a report in ReCode. ... Read More »

IBM Opens First Machine Learning Hub in Bengaluru

HIGHLIGHTS IBM has opened its first Machine Learning Hub in Bengaluru, India IBM ML Hub provides a platform for like-minded enterprises to collaborate It will also provide hands-on training on machine learning Software major IBM on Thursday opened its first “Machine Learning (ML) Hub” in Bengaluru which would provide a physical space to organisations for hands-on training on machine learning. Through the ‘ML ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook made $188,498 per employee Microsoft made $52,400 and Alphabet Inc $46,610 per employee Twitter lost nearly $36,000 per employee Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 ... Read More »

Apple Said to Seek Tax Breaks for Its iPhone Suppliers in India

HIGHLIGHTS Government officials say meeting this request would require a new policy Apple submitted a list of prerequisites to make iPhones from scratch It began assembling the iPhone SE in Bengaluru in May Apple has asked the Indian government to extend tax breaks to its suppliers if India seeks to become a manufacturing hub for iPhones and its components. Government ... Read More »

Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2017

Times Higher Education has launched its first Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017 to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector. THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017 analysed universities across 38 nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The overall ranking features just over 200 universities from 13 different nations. The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the THE World University ... Read More »

Micromax Selfie 2 With Front Flash Launched in India: Price, Specifications, Features

After listing it quietly on the company website last week, Micromax on Monday launched its Selfie 2 smartphone in India officially. As you already know, the big highlight of the Micromax Selfie 2 is its front camera setup, its latest Android software, and the fingerprint scanner support at the back. The smartphone is priced in the country at Rs. 9,999 and will be made ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Bezel-Less Display, Facial Recognition Features Spotted in HomePod Firmware

Apple itself has left a clue about what you could expect in at least one of the iPhone models it plans to launch later this year, expected to be the iPhone 8. Mentioned in the smart speaker HomePod’s firmware is a face unlock feature for the iPhone, which would allow customers to get past the lock screen by just looking at ... Read More »

Jio Phone: Idea 4G Phone in the Works, Priced Around Rs. 2,500

With Jio phone as the new threat from Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular has come forward as the first telco to announce it will launch its own 4G mobile phone. The telecom operator also raised net neutrality concerns around the Jio Phone. One big difference between the Reliance handset and the Idea 4G phone will be the price: while the Jio handset ... Read More »

Fairfield Police investing in technology to make work more efficient

The city of Fairfield has invested drug forfeiture money in new technology that helps improve efficiencies in police work. Pictured is the city’s 3-D laser scanner that takes interactive images of crime scenes and serious accident scenes. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/STAFF FAIRFIELD Technology often makes work more efficient. And while Fairfield police officials say nothing will replace “good, old-fashion” police work, ... Read More »

How Social Media Is Playing An Important Role In Real Estate

To say that social media has become part of everyday life would be an understatement. From headlines of fake news stories having major social and political implications to the recent milestone that Facebook hit 2 billion monthly users (that’s over 25 per cent of the global population), social media has truly changed the way the world operates. To put these numbers into perspective, ... Read More »