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Shalini Pillay: Strong sense of purpose vital in a job candidate

Mumbai : The ideal job candidate would be “someone who is an effective communicator, confident yet self-aware, results oriented, a good team player, mentally agile and open to learning”, according to Shalini Pillay, head of people, performance and culture at KPMG in India. Edited excerpts from an interview: While scouting for newer talents from the various campuses, what is it ... Read More »

Emaar hires Goldman Sachs to manage IPO of real estate unit

Emaar expects to complete the initial public offering by November. Photo: Bloomberg Dubai/Abu Dhabi: Emaar Properties PJSC has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to manage the sale of shares in its United Arab Emirates real estate development business in Dubai, chairman Mohamed Alabbar said. The developer of the world’s tallest tower expects to complete the initial public offering by November ... Read More »

Apple takes 83% of global mobile profits in Q1, Samsung with 12.9%

Of the combined operating profit posted by global smartphone players in the first quarter of the ongoing year, Apple’s share stood at 83.4%, according to a new report published by market research firm Strategy Analytics. That’s up from the 79.8% figure that was reported for the Cupertino-based company during the same period last year. Samsung, on the other hand, took ... Read More »

Pros and Cons of Today’s Mortgage Rates

A mortgage can be defined as a loan that is taken to pay for a home. There are multiple components of this loan – like any loan – which include a principal amount, collateral, and an interest rate. The collateral is often the house itself – this means that if you fail to repay the loan, the bank has the ... 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 »

Nokia Phones’ India Launch Likely in First Week of June

The Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are among the most eagerly anticipated smartphones in the market right now, but HMD Global – which holds the rights to the Nokia brand name – has so far been mum about the Nokia Android phones’ India launch. However, fans may not have to wait too long, as sources at HMD Global ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Leaked Screenshot Tips Smartphone Will Sport 8GB of RAM

OnePlus recently confirmed that the company will be skipping the numeral ‘4’ and will be naming its yet-to-be-announced phone OnePlus 5. It also confirmed a Summer launch date. Now further details have emerged regarding the upcoming smartphone. Interestingly, previous rumours suggested that the phone will pack 6GB of RAM but a leaked screenshot suggests that the upcoming flagship from OnePlus ... Read More »

From Gillard to Gonski 2.0: the twists and turns of education funding explained

David Gonski and Malcolm Turnbull announce ‘Gonski 2.0’ on Tuesday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP From the Gillard government’s six-year needs-based school funding agreements to Malcolm Turnbull’s Gonski 2.0: how has the federal government proposed changing the funding of schools? How much is the federal government spending on schools? Canberra will spend $17.5bn this year on schools. With increases every year between ... Read More »

We shouldn’t approach technology from a place of fear

The World Economic Forum has forecast that five million jobs will be lost to technology before 2020, but that just over two million new ones will be created Millions of people will lose their jobs. Entire professions will be destroyed. Workers with obsolete skills will struggle to find employment. These fears have been felt with each new technological development throughout ... Read More »

Diet Pills, Apt Diet, and Exercise – Trinity of Perfect Health

Gone are the days when humans used to have parcel of physical work and they used to sweat us consistently. Today however the mental sweating is far more than yesteryears, physical sweating is by all accounts a relic of times gone by and unless we hit rec centers we are unable to locate any physical activity in our day to ... Read More »