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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 »

Facebook to Pull Onavo Protect VPN App From Apple’s App Store Over Data Worry

Facebook will pull Onavo Protect virtual private network application from the App Store after getting word that it violates Apple’s data collection rules, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The free application creates an encrypted VPN connection that routes internet activity through computer servers managed and secured by Facebook. The app also alerts users when sites they visit might be malicious. Facebook is able to gather ... Read More »

Banks or NBFCs: Where should you take your education loan from?

Graphic: Mint It is said that education is the biggest wealth that one can accumulate, but getting quality higher education is increasingly becoming expensive. However, people are still going ahead and funding their children’s education, often with the help of education loans. One indicator of higher spends on higher education is the average ticket size of education loans (see graph). ... Read More »

Google Maps Uber Booking Integration Removed From Android, iOS Apps

Google Maps has now taken away a handy Uber feature that let users book rides without leaving the app. In early 2017, Google had added the ability to book Uber trips via Maps, but it appears the convenience was short-lived. Since Google has quietly pulled the feature from Maps, it is not certain when the direct Uber booking was removed. Notably, you will still see the ... Read More »

Facebook Bids to Keep Data Privacy Case From EU’s Top Court

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United States. The case, taken in Ireland by privacy activist Max Schrems, is the latest to question whether methods used by technology ... Read More »

Facebook Deleted CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Messages From Inboxes

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook deleted Zuckerberg’s messages from inboxes of people It admits to the report, citing ‘corporate security’ as a reason Facebook mentioned the Sony Pictures hack in its response Facebook has admitted that it has been deleting messages that Mark Zuckerberg had sent to a few people. While regular users can only delete messages in their own inbox and are not allowed to ... Read More »

10 cars launching in 2 months! From Jeep Compass AT to Tata Tiago JTP and Brezza petrol

The period of March-April is quite exciting for the car market. With the change of financial year, manufacturers start coming out with their new products in the market. What are the cars that will be launched in March-April 2018? Here’s a list. Ford Figo Freestyle Ford claims they have made changes to the suspension and the steering. The ride is ... Read More »

Moto C, Moto E4, Lenovo K8 Note Available With Rs. 2,000 Cashback From Airtel

HIGHLIGHTS The Moto C gets an effective price of Rs. 3,999 with the offer Moto E4 can be bought at a cashback-inclusive price of Rs. 6,499 Lenovo K8 Note, with cashback, has an effective price of Rs. 10,999 After tie-ups with Itel, Celkon, Samsung, Nokia, and Intex, Airtel has now partnered with Lenovo to offer a cashback of up to Rs. 2,000 on the purchase of the Lenovo K8 Note, Moto ... Read More »

Apple in Talks for First Order From Chinese Chipmaker: Report

Apple is in talks to buy storage chips from Yangtze Memory Technologies, a move that would mark the iPhone maker’s first buy from a Chinese memory chipmaker, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday. Apple will use these chips in new iPhone models and other products for sale in the Chinese domestic market specifically, the Nikkei reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. Both Apple ... Read More »

From Food to Streaming, We Need Aggregators for Our Aggregators

HIGHLIGHTS There are now too many apps for things like ordering food or cabs Exclusives mean that you have to look through all the different options Aggregators for aggregators are now the order of the day Having choice is a good thing. That applies to everything from airlines to restaurants to retail, and a consequence of this choice has been ... Read More »