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Why top social media experts say Facebook’s News Feed change is no big deal

For nearly three days after Facebook announced perhaps its biggest change ever to its News Feed, I was glued to my social media feeds like a Wall Street broker watching the stock ticker. The responses I saw there fell into two consistent groups: page owners and publishers (PANIC!) and trusted social media experts/influencers/consultants (Stay Calm and Keep on Posting!). Why are the ... Read More »

Why fixing the Arab world’s education crisis is Queen Rania’s top priority

Urgent action needs to be taken to fix the education crisis afflicting the Arab region, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan told CNBC on Thursday. The Jordanian royal highlighted how over 15 million children in the region don’t go to school and that providing them with access to quality education could improve their lives. “Our region has had its fair ... Read More »

Samsung Beats Intel to Become Top Semiconductor Player in 2017: Gartner

With 14.6 percent market share, Samsung Electronics has replaced chipmaker giant Intel to become the top player in the global semiconductor industry in 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. This is the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992 as worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled $419.7 billion (roughly Rs. 26.6 lakh crores) in 2017 — a 22.2 percent increase from 2016. “The largest memory ... Read More »

Honda comes out on top in first-ever women’s car-buyer survey

PremonAsia, an automotive-focused consulting firm has just released details of India’s first-ever women’s automotive buyer study (WABSSM). The study is a measure of women’s satisfaction with their vehicle choice through five key areas: brand image, product performance, sales and delivery, aftersales service and cost of ownership. Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan owners emerged the most satisfied with their product choice. Whilst ... Read More »

WBJEE 2018: Your ticket to top engineering colleges in West Bengal

Cleared Class XII with science subjects? Confused about what to do next? Are you a domicile of West Bengal? If all the answers are yes then, you must head towards WBJEE 2018. This exam opens doors for all the aspirants who are interested to pursue engineering or medical courses after class XII. Controlled by state government and conducted by West ... Read More »

The top 5 tech gadgets college students really want

As summer winds down and college students ponder the return to classes, it’s time to consider what to bring to school this fall. No surprise, trendy tech gadgets often tops the list. CNBC has assembled a brief guide to the hottest choices. However, buyer (that’s you, parents) beware: If you snatch up everything on this list, it could set you ... Read More »

Amazon, Flipkart Host Back to College Laptop Sales: Here Are the Top Offers

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon India has segregated laptops based on subjects Flipkart offers Rs. 15,000 off on exchange for the Surface Pro 4 Both websites offer No Cost EMI options on varied laptops Amazon India and Flipkart are both hosting Back to College laptop sales on their respective sites. Both the e-commerce verticals are offering different deals, exchange offers, and No Cost EMI options on ... Read More »

Samsung India’s Biggest Smartphone Vendor in Q1, China’s Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo Round Up Top 5: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 percent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday. According to findings by market research firm Counterpoint, Samsung continued to retain the top spot, followed by Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo (that also includes Motorola) occupied the other three spots. Together, all these ... Read More »

Face-to-face with North Korea’s top diplomat

Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionThe vice-foreign minister said North Korean people are guaranteed their human rights   Two days ago, I stood on the edge of Kim Il-sung Square in the centre of Pyongyang and watched, with a mixture of awe and unease, as North Korea’s giant military parade passed by. Back in that same location today, the vast space of the ... Read More »

‘It’ Creeps to Top of Social Media Charts

Sony’s tentpole “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and New Line’s horror movie “It” dominated social media chatter last week with more than 251,000 and 235,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. Sony and Marvel presented footage at CinemaCon on March 27 for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” offering a far deeper look at Michael Keaton’s villainous Vulture and emphasizing Tom Holland’s ... Read More »