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J&K may be first to bring real estate under new regime

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir may be the first state in the country to bring real estatewithin the ambit of goods and services tax (GST) when it enacts laws to integrate its indirect tax regime with other states, state finance minister Haseeb Drabu indicated. While the Centre and the states had amended the Constitution to move to GST, J&K will have ... Read More »

Elephant Goring To Internet Of Things: Tom Siebel Speaks Out

Tom Siebel is the founder, CEO and chairman of C3 IoT, an IoT platform and applications company. During the 1980s Siebel worked and was an executive at Oracle. A serial entrepreneur, Siebel founded Siebel Systems in 1993 and sold it to Oracle for $5.8 billion in 2006. Shortly after founding C3 IoT in 2009, Siebel was gored by an elephant during a ... Read More »

Relax! It’s Only Social Media: A No-Nonsense Guide to Social Networking

  If you are tired of the “social media” craze or confused by social media strategy, “Relax! It’s Only Social Media: A No-Nonsense Guide to Social Networking for You and Your Business” offers a straightforward look at the reality of social media. It’s not some new marketing “toy” or “fad:. It’s a marketing tool that you can master. “Relax! It’s ... Read More »

20 Connected Gadgets To Help You Cool Down This Summer

  Smart Gadgets To Cool Down Summer is approaching, and what’s a better way to cool down than to get connected up? The Internet of Things is enabling beachgoers, vacation travelers and barbecue throwers to enjoy a summer of convenience. With IoT, consumers can check their grills remotely from their lawn party, turn on their sprinkler system from work so ... Read More »

Snapdeal-Flipkart Sale Approval Said to Have Been Given by Nexus to SoftBank

Japan’s SoftBank has secured the crucial nod from co-investor Nexus Venture Partners (NVP) for sale of Snapdeal to India’s largest e-commerce firm, Flipkart, sources said. SoftBank – the largest shareholder in Snapdeal – had secured a go-ahead from the founders and Kalaari last month. However, NVP was not in agreement over the valuation suggested by the Japanese firm and hectic ... Read More »

4 Commercial Interior Design Trends to Consider

Long gone are the days when commercial spaces were expected to drab, basic, and generic. Today’s commercial interiors are meant to be comfortable, inviting, and even inspiring environments. Part of the way to create such spaces is to incorporate interior design trends into your plans as you rethink your indoor work and business areas. 1. Color and Texture The right ... Read More »

Where to Find the Best Deals for Your World Travels

Are you a world traveler? Or, perhaps someone who has always wanted to be? Either way, traveling can be expensive, so you have to take deals wherever you can find them. The below article details where you can find the best deals to lessen the costs of your world travels. Or, at least make your next vacation a little less ... Read More »

Outsourcing Your Customer Calls Is the Smart Way to Prioritize Your Time

Are you spending way too much time on customer calls? If half of your working day is spent answer questions, comments, and complaints from customers, you’re doing something wrong. You’re spending so much time on the phone that you aren’t able to pay an adequate amount of attention to other details that need your attention. This is very likely impeding ... Read More »

£38m for Newport foundry to make new technology behind 5G

Image copyrightREUTERS Funding of nearly £38m has been announced for a facility to make compound semiconductors – a new technology behind robotics, 5G and driverless cars. The 10 councils in the Cardiff Capital Region are set to develop the foundry in Newport, which could create about 2,000 high skilled jobs in five years. The funding follows £12m from the Welsh ... Read More »

Nissan develops mobile phone ‘prison’ to stop texting and driving

In the last two years, mobile phone use among British drivers has increased from eight to 31 per cent, according to the RAC. With stricter penalties being imposed for handling a phone while behind the wheel, British drivers are now more likely to be caught if they decide to pick up their device. Japanese car-maker Nissan has come up with ... Read More »