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Higher education 2018: Far from turning the page

Are we turning the page on making some fundamental shifts in the way Indian institutes of higher learning are being equipped to deliver quality education and being granted the freedom to operate? Not quite. In fact, despite all the good intentioned policy announcements, academicians and some of the business leaders involved with the running of some of the institutes argue ... Read More »

Real estate transactions for Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

Following are seller, buyer, property description and price of property. Note: price is an estimate based on revenue stamps that are bought from the county. ROCK ISLAND COUNTY WARRANTY DEEDS Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, c/o Piret, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to BPP Pristine US, New York, N.Y.; 7800 Turkey Hollow Rd., Rock Island, industrial building; $19,000,000. Franks, John and Jan, ... Read More »

iPhone XR to Account for Over Half of New Model Shipments in 2018, Apple Watch Series 4 Shipments to Reach 18 Million: Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Apple Watch Series 4 to reach 18 million shipments by 2018 end iPhone XS Max popular in China due to dual-SIM, large screen iPhone XR to account for 55-60% of total new iPhone shipments A week after the launch of the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, TF Industries analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with his shipment ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day 2018 Shopping Topped $4 Billion, Analyst Estimates

Shoppers spent $4.2 billion (roughly Rs. 28,900 crores) during Amazon.com’s Prime Day sale, up 33 percent from a year ago, according to estimates from Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. The online retailer doesn’t disclose revenue from the 36-hour event that began Monday. Pachter based his estimate on information the company did release, including that it shipped more than 100 million products and ... Read More »

WWDC 2018: iOS 12 to Bring Digital Health Features, ARKit 2.0 to Be Launched, and More Predictions

HIGHLIGHTS WWDC 2018 is now less than a week away It kicks off on June 4 in San Jose, California Here are some announcement predictions for the keynote address In recent months, Apple has been criticized for the addictive nature of its devices. Next week, the company plans to unveil software to help cure people of their iPhone habit. On Monday, Apple will hold ... Read More »

WWDC 2018: Apple Expected to Preview Siri Updates and More on Monday

Apple is expected to preview new capabilities for its Siridigital assistant and showcase other upcoming software features to help build anticipation for the next iPhones. The peek at the new software will come Monday at a gathering in San Jose, California, for thousands of app developers and other computer programmers looking to create their own features for making iPhones, iPads, Macs and ... Read More »

MediaTek to Focus on 4G Segment in India in 2018, 5G Globally: CFO

HIGHLIGHTS Globally, the company is likely to invest highest on 5G connectivity 5G is, arguably, for India as well, but not in the next year: CFO In 2018 and 2019, 5G would be pertinent for China, US, and Europe While it pushes 5G in the global markets in 2018, mobile chipset maker MediaTek will, in India, continue to focus on the 4G ... Read More »

WWDC 2018: Apple Expected to Preview Siri Updates and More on Monday

Apple is expected to preview new capabilities for its Siridigital assistant and showcase other upcoming software features to help build anticipation for the next iPhones. The peek at the new software will come Monday at a gathering in San Jose, California, for thousands of app developers and other computer programmers looking to create their own features for making iPhones, iPads, Macs and ... Read More »

Smartphone Market to Stay Cool in 2018, Reignite in 2019 Thanks to India and 5G: IDC

International Data Corporation forecast Wednesday that global smartphone sales would cool this year before heating up with help from new 5G networks and India’s vibrant market. An IDC Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker expected smartphone sales to slip two-tenths of a percent this year to total 1.462 billion in a second straight year of slight decline. But IDC predicted that the smartphone market ... Read More »

Google Home Beats Amazon Echo to Lead Global Smart Speakers Market in Q1 2018: Canalys

HIGHLIGHTS 3.2 million Google Home, Mini devices shipped in Q1 2018 2.5 million Echo devices shipped in Q1 2018 Total of 9 million smart speaker units shipped After the first quarter analysis of the wearable segment, Canalys now takes a look at the relatively new but disruptive smart speaker market globally. The total number of shipments reached 9 million in the ... Read More »