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Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’

Bitcoin is getting closer to looking like a traditional financial product. Japanese financial information firm Fisco announced Monday it is experimenting with the country’s first bitcoin-backed bond. The news follows other announcements in the last several weeks for bitcoin options, futures and an exchange-traded fund tracking bitcoin derivatives in the U.S. “I think it’s a very healthy and natural progression of ... Read More »

E-Commerce Smartphone Wars Are Part of a Bigger Picture

HIGHLIGHTS Over the last two years, Amazon has ramped up its phone category The company is increasingly striking exclusive deals with phone makers The phones serve as an entry point to Amazon’s marketplace Yash Agarwal, a sales man at a New Delhi-based travel firm, purchased his first smartphone from a neighbourhood mobile store about three years ago. When that phone ... Read More »

The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

The tech visionaries have redoubled their warnings about how we could destroy ourselves with technology. But they’re not talking about deliberately pushing buttons to trigger annihilation—Kennedy and Khrushchev could have done that back in ’62. They mean accidentally killing ourselves with something that we invent for our own benefit, that later acquires a mind of its own and a shirty attitude. But there’s ... Read More »

Countless purposes of steroids

Steroids use by bodybuilders and athletes are always in the news and sports headlines as they use them for sports winning performance. Steroids are hormones made by the body naturally and help organs, cells and tissues to function properly. Two kinds of steroids are corticosteroids and anabolic androgenic steroids. Adrenal gland above the kidney produces corticosteroids. These drugs such as ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

How To Avoid Making A Dick (Pic) Of Yourself On Social Media

THOMAS BARWICK “Your social media platforms are actually an extension of your own thoughts and ego.” Managing your own social media is an important skill in the world we now live in. The easiest way to look well, crazy, is to manage it badly. No-one ever gets it right all of the time, not even politicians. Managing your social media ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition to Sport 8GB of RAM, 256GB Storage: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition to sport 8GB of RAM 256GB storage variant also tipped for both models Galaxy Note 8 will be up for pre-orders in Australia starting August 25 Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is all the talk of the town these days as we approach its launch on August 23. While most rumours say that the Galaxy Note ... Read More »

Indiabulls Real Estate out of F&O ban; shares up by 6%

Indiabulls Real Estate Limited’s shares soars by over 6% intraday during Thursday’s trading session after the report of its removal from the Future and Option (F&O) ban. Generally, when the combined open interest in a stock’s derivative contracts crosses 95% of the market-wide position limit, the stock goes under the ban in F&O. The normal trading in the stock resumes only after ... Read More »

Prominent Features of Home Loans which you should know

With property prices touching the sky with every passing year, most of the buyers have to rely on home loans for purchasing their dream house. But, if you are a first-time home buyer and are contemplating to take a loan, you must have an idea about the functioning of the home loans. So, here are the top features of home ... Read More »