Dec 24, 2019 - The biggest technology failures of 2019

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Depressed by the news? Here's how to alter your worldview

If you've only been reading news lately, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the world is falling apart. News is how adults continue learning about the world we make our home. But news also has a strong bias toward highlighting the problems we are facing, rather than noting the incremental but important progress we continue to make.

Steven Pinker has an antidote in his 2018 book Enlightenment Now. The Harvard professor and prolific author of bestselling books says that "reason, science, and humanism" - ideals of the 18th century period called the Enlightenment - can be used against the forces like populism, nationalism, and militarism that threaten to turn back human progress. The book has become a bestseller and received rave reviews from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

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Infosys grants stock incentives to CEO Salil Parekh worth Rs 3.25 crore

Bengaluru-based IT Services major Infosys has granted stock options worth Rs 3.25 crore to CEO Salil Parekh under the 2015 Incentive Compensation Plan, the company has said in a regulatory filing. The incentive has been offered in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and has a three-year equal vesting schedule. The date of grant of these units is February 27, the company informed the exchanges.



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'SaaSy' Unicorn Freshworks Strengthens Its Portfolio With Acquisition Of AnswerIQ

The move to add the US-based start-up to its portfolio will allow Freshworks to develop its artificial intelligence offerings

Google seeks US permission to work with Huawei

US government had placed Huawei on its Entity List in 2016

Twitter makes Hide Replies feature available for developers to curb online trolling

Microblogging site Twitter is set to make its ‘Hide Replies’ feature available to its developers. Twitter will let developers access its Hide Replies so that they can create tools that will help the f

Google Translate adds five new languages

Google Translate has added five more new languages to its service today, bring the total to 108 languages. This is the first time in four years, it has added new languages to its artificial intelligen

TCS Recognized as a Global Top Employer for Fifth Consecutive Year

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been recognized as a Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year by the Top Employers Institu

With the power of AI, India can reimagine delivery of public services

For India the real power of AI lies in its potential to address massive societal challenges that were traditionally considered to be beyond the purview of computing

How Amazon plans to take on Swiggy and Zomato

The food delivery platform is open to own employees for now, pilots underway across five high-density pin codes in Bengaluru

Update yourselves with newest technology, managers told

Coimbatore, Feb 27 (): With digitisation makinga revolution across the globe, managers and executives shouldbe abreast with the newest technology for growth,

Sequoia India leads $16 Mn round in healthcare startup Qure.ai

Healthcare AI firm Qure.ai has secured $16 million in a funding round led by Sequoia along with MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia (SEA) also participated. 

Tech giants eye SME segment to tap India's cloud services market, says GlobalData

The recent partnerships announced by global tech giants Microsoft and Google with Indian telcos Bharti Airtel (Airtel) and Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio),

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