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The Internet Comes To Fruition 17 Years After The Bubble Burst

In the last half of the 1990’s investors fell in love with internet stocks. Companies with no earnings were accorded billion dollar valuations because of their potential to change the way business is conducted. After years of failing to live up to that potential, investors lost patience and the internet bubble burst in 2000. Fast forward 17 years and the ... Read More »

John Stossel: A cheap internet prescription is not much of a threat to public health

I just got new glasses — without going to an optometrist. It’s another innovation made possible by the internet. Going to an optometrist can be a pain. You have to leave work, get to an optometrist’s office, sit in a waiting room and then pay an average of $95 (in my town). But I got a prescription for just $50 ... Read More »

TVS Emerald, ASK PIA to set up real estate platform

The platform will have an equity corpus of ₹400 crore City-based Emerald Haven Realty Limited (TVS Emerald), the real estate arm of TVS Motor Company, has joined hands with ASK Property Investment Advisors (ASK PIA), the real estate private equity arm of ASK Group, to set up a real estate investment platform. Under an agreement inked between the two, the ... Read More »

Body set up to deal with sex determination info on Internet, Centre tells SC

Section 22 of the PCPNDT Act pertains to prohibition of advertisements relating to pre-natal determination of sex and punishment for contravention. The government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it has set up a nodal agency to redress complaints seeking deletion of materials violating Indian laws prohibiting pre-natal sex determination, from search engines and websites. A Bench headed by ... Read More »

Google’s Nearby Connections 2.0 Brings Fully Offline Peer-to-Peer Communication to Android

HIGHLIGHTS Nearby Connections API v2.0 is now available to download It brings lower latency and encrypted connection support Nearby feature allows devices to communicate in proximity At Google I/O 2017, the California-based Internet colossus talked about the expansion of Contextual Apps Experiences, and this now seems to be coming to fruition. Google has now announced the version 2.0 for Nearby Connections API, with ... Read More »

Toshiba to Build Chip Plant Without Partner Western Digital

Toshiba is moving forward with plans to build a new memory chip plant without partner Western Digital, another escalation of the fight over the future of their joint venture. The electronics maker will spend JPY 195 billion ($1.8 billion or roughly Rs. 11,275 crores) on construction of Fab 6 of its Yokkaichi semiconductor facility in western Japan, the Tokyo-based company said ... Read More »

Japan Display to Cut 30 Percent of Its Workforce

Japan Display said Wednesday it would slash 3,700 jobs, or about 30 percent of its workforce, as the struggling smartphone screen maker’s chief executive warned it was the “last chance” for a turnaround. Citing intense competition, the Tokyo-based company said it would cut 3,500 positions at overseas assembly plants and another 240 jobs from its payroll in Japan. The job ... Read More »

August Android Security Update Rolling Out to Google Nexus, Pixel Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Update now available for Pixel and Nexus devices It’ll roll out over the next few days You can also side-load it manually Google has released the August 2017 security update for supported Android devices, and it is now available for three Pixel devices – the Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C – and five Nexus ones, in Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. Of those eight, ... Read More »

GST cess hike: Buyers rush to buy luxury cars, SUVs to beat price rise

Premium cars and SUVs are likely to see a sharper jump in prices after the new rates comes into effect and are consequently seeing stronger sales ahead of the hike. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: An impending hike in the cess under the goods and services tax (GST) regime on luxury cars has prompted Saurabh Deshmukh, a 43-year-old doctor in Mumbai, to book ... Read More »

Intel Unveils Movidius Myriad X VPU With Neural Compute Engine to Give Devices AI Capabilities

Intel on Monday introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel’s end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous capabilities across a wide range of product categories, including drones, robotics, smart cameras and virtual reality. Intel says Myriad X is the world’s first system-on-chip (SoC) shipping with a dedicated Neural Compute Engine for accelerating deep learning ... Read More »