Paytm Payments Bank to start operations from May 23: All you need to know

Last year in December, Paytm announced that it will merge its digital wallet business with Payments Bank. The Vijay Shekhar led company received RBI’s approval to launch  the payment bank in January. Now, Paytm has announced that it is all set to launch Payments Bank on May 23. Renu Satti will be the CEO of Paytm Payments … Continue reading “Paytm Payments Bank to start operations from May 23: All you need to know”

Last year in December, Paytm announced that it will merge its digital wallet business with Payments Bank. The Vijay Shekhar led company received RBI’s approval to launch  the payment bank in January. Now, Paytm has announced that it is all set to launch Payments Bank on May 23. Renu Satti will be the CEO of Paytm Payments … Continue reading "Paytm Payments Bank to start operations from May 23: All you need to know"

Meizu M5 gets a price cut in India after 2 days of launch, now available for Rs. 9499

Meizu launched its mid-range M5 in the ‘M series’ in India earlier this month. Today the company has announced a Rs. 1000 price cut for the smartphone after just 2 days of launch. The smartphone that was launched for Rs. 10,499 is now available for Rs. 9499 after the price cut. Regarding the price cut, Leon Zhang, … Continue reading “Meizu M5 gets a price cut in India after 2 days of launch, now available for Rs. 9499”

Meizu launched its mid-range M5 in the ‘M series’ in India earlier this month. Today the company has announced a Rs. 1000 price cut for the smartphone after just 2 days of launch. The smartphone that was launched for Rs. 10,499 is now available for Rs. 9499 after the price cut. Regarding the price cut, Leon Zhang, … Continue reading “Meizu M5 gets a price cut in India after 2 days of launch, now available for Rs. 9499”

DSL Pioneer Describes Terabit Future

DSL pioneer John Cioffi described at a Paris summit concepts for driving terabit/second data rates over future twisted pair connections.

DSL pioneer John Cioffi described at a Paris summit concepts for driving terabit/second data rates over future twisted pair connections.

IDG Contributor Network: How blockchain technology applies to your company

Blockchain technology is a red-hot topic in the news these days and in many C-suite discussions. It has wide applicability to many industries and most companies. Like any emerging technology, companies that aren’t first movers tend to look for proven use cases and often wait for the technology to mature. But that may not be your best strategy with blockchain. Adoption has accelerated, and new use cases occur almost daily showing blockchain’s potential for revolutionizing a business as well as creating new markets. I believe every organization needs to consider how it might apply to their business. Let’s look at what the technology is and several examples of how your company could benefit from it.

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Blockchain technology is a red-hot topic in the news these days and in many C-suite discussions. It has wide applicability to many industries and most companies. Like any emerging technology, companies that aren’t first movers tend to look for proven use cases and often wait for the technology to mature. But that may not be your best strategy with blockchain. Adoption has accelerated, and new use cases occur almost daily showing blockchain’s potential for revolutionizing a business as well as creating new markets. I believe every organization needs to consider how it might apply to their business. Let’s look at what the technology is and several examples of how your company could benefit from it.

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IDG Contributor Network: How Docker’s new CEO plans to manage the company’s growth

Docker has appointed Concur founder Steve Singh as the company’s new CEO. Singh succeeds Ben Golub, who has taken a position on the company’s board of directors, where Singh serves as chairman. I talked to Singh to learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Managing growth

Singh sees the container technology provider facing the same challenges that any company at this stage would face — being able to manage the growth of the business.  He has set three priorities for Docker: innovation, customers and talent.

Innovation: “If you look at history, great enduring companies especially in the technology industry are always innovating ahead of the market. They are always innovating ahead of their customers. Innovation is an area that I want to make sure we have really substantive investment at Docker, both in the open-source community and in the products and services that we build internally then deliver to our enterprise customers.”

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Docker has appointed Concur founder Steve Singh as the company's new CEO. Singh succeeds Ben Golub, who has taken a position on the company's board of directors, where Singh serves as chairman. I talked to Singh to learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Managing growth

Singh sees the container technology provider facing the same challenges that any company at this stage would face — being able to manage the growth of the business.  He has set three priorities for Docker: innovation, customers and talent.

Innovation: “If you look at history, great enduring companies especially in the technology industry are always innovating ahead of the market. They are always innovating ahead of their customers. Innovation is an area that I want to make sure we have really substantive investment at Docker, both in the open-source community and in the products and services that we build internally then deliver to our enterprise customers.”

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IDG Contributor Network: Enterprise analytics is about finding better problems

Enterprising Analytics

To be “enterprising” is to be eager to undertake or prompt to attempt. To show initiative and be resourceful. These are leadership traits, so to be enterprising is to lead. “Analytics” is how we use data to inform decision-making, in the context of achieving business objectives. These are management practices, so analytics is about management.

“Enterprising Analytics” is about being creative, resourceful and adventurous with decision making to achieve business objectives. It is about the set of leadership and management practices that need to be in place for an organization to make the most of it’s analytics investment

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Enterprising Analytics

To be “enterprising” is to be eager to undertake or prompt to attempt. To show initiative and be resourceful. These are leadership traits, so to be enterprising is to lead. “Analytics” is how we use data to inform decision-making, in the context of achieving business objectives. These are management practices, so analytics is about management.

“Enterprising Analytics” is about being creative, resourceful and adventurous with decision making to achieve business objectives. It is about the set of leadership and management practices that need to be in place for an organization to make the most of it’s analytics investment

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IDG Contributor Network: How Facebook is taking the fight again fake news seriously

Facebook has been making waves recently with the roll out of its campaign to tackle the influx of fake news appearing on its newsfeeds.

The contemporary political, social and economic climate is largely influenced by social media. It impacts a large cross section of the population—1.23 billion people according to Facebook’s statisticians—and, according to studies performed by the Pew Research Center, 62 percent of adults derive their news directly from social media and not from primary sources.

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Facebook has been making waves recently with the roll out of its campaign to tackle the influx of fake news appearing on its newsfeeds.

The contemporary political, social and economic climate is largely influenced by social media. It impacts a large cross section of the population—1.23 billion people according to Facebook’s statisticians—and, according to studies performed by the Pew Research Center, 62 percent of adults derive their news directly from social media and not from primary sources.

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Mint (for Android)

The Mint app for Android does an excellent job of giving you insight to how much money you have, how much you owe, and where you spend it. Mint is the best mobile app for keeping your personal finances under control.

The Mint app for Android does an excellent job of giving you insight to how much money you have, how much you owe, and where you spend it. Mint is the best mobile app for keeping your personal finances under control.

Microsoft fine-tunes WebAssembly for Edge browser

WebAssembly, the portable binary format for improving web application performance, is being tweaked by Microsoft for its Edge browser.With the browser featured in the recent Windows 10 Creators Update, the Chakra JavaScript engine defers parsing Web…

WebAssembly, the portable binary format for improving web application performance, is being tweaked by Microsoft for its Edge browser.

With the browser featured in the recent Windows 10 Creators Update, the Chakra JavaScript engine defers parsing WebAssembly functions until called; other engines parse functions at start time.

"We've observed startup time as a major headache for large web apps and have rarely seen runtime performance being the issue from our experiences with existing WebAssembly and asm.js workloads," said Limin Zhu, program manager for the Chakra team at Microsoft, this week. "As a result, a WebAssembly app often loads noticeably faster in Microsoft Edge."

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H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect

The U.S. government today said it received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year — 37,000 less than in 2016.The government will issue 85,000 visas distributed via a computer-generated lottery. The winners will be able to use…

The U.S. government today said it received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year -- 37,000 less than in 2016.

The government will issue 85,000 visas distributed via a computer-generated lottery. The winners will be able to use their visas at the start of the federal fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

Industry analysts see President Donald Trump's actions and campaign rhetoric as having had an impact on the offshore outsourcing industry, which includes the largest users of H-1B visa workers. Firms considering shipping IT jobs overseas appear now to be more cautious than in recent years.

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