‘Ambani might have the money, we have the technology and innovation’

‘Ambani might have the money, we have the technology and innovation’

Vikram Kumar – founder and CEO, Letstrack – recently relocated his India operation to Gurugram, into a swanky new office, a move that’s a reflection of how well the startup is doing. Offering real-time tracking via GPS, Letstrack currently has more than two lakh users, its customer base increasing 15% month on month. It’s all about mindset, says Kumar, who boasts 18 years of professional experience, as a consultant in the telecom industry and developer of software. “We are crazy about what we do and how we do it – it’s…

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Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission. It says there is a risk this “disconnect” means current teaching methods may become outdated. It argues technology could help stop music from disappearing from schools. The commission, led by key figures in contemporary music and set up by the Arts Council England…

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This Technology May Also Improve Hotel Staff Friendliness

This Technology May Also Improve Hotel Staff Friendliness

Coffee espressoGETTY Last month the organization YouGov polled 1,219 adults about their hotel stays. Results indicate that most hotel guests (62%) are not frustrated by a lack of fitness center, spa or a trendy bar as much as by the presence of unfriendly staff. More than a third of guests polled (38%) indicated that a source of frustration was the front desk taking too long to complete requests, while almost a third (31%) were irritated by delays in service. A cursory conclusion from these results could indicate that frustrations derive from two…

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As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy?

As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy?

GETTY As technology continues to advance, what will happen to online privacy? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Marc Groman, Former Senior Advisor for Privacy in the White House, co-host of Their Own Devices podcast, on Quora: Traditional concepts of privacy — our right to be left alone — and the basic principle that the content of our communications should remain confidential — are being challenged and eroded with advancements in digital technology. Similarly, the fundamental principle that individuals should…

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How Technology Will Change the Future of Gaming Industry

How Technology Will Change the Future of Gaming Industry

The gaming industry is a growing at a very fast rate in India. The industry’s growth is being predominantly driven by smartphone users spending more and more time on games. Smartphones and new technologies have totally transformed the gaming experience globally. According to a Google-KPMG report, the online gaming industry in India is expected to grow to $1 billion by 2021 from the current $360 million, a growth rate of 20 percent with the online gamers community reaching 310 million by 2021 Entrepreneur India spoke to few experts to find out technologies…

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The mark of technology

The mark of technology

Scott Hampton is a legend in the world of comic books and has been the illustrator creating Batman, Sandman, Black Widow, Hellraiser and Star Trek. He began his career following in the footsteps of brother and fellow comic book creator, Bo Hampton. His work on Silverheels, from Pacific Comics in 1983, is regarded as the first continuing painted comic. In the comic con in Bengaluru, Scott says, “When I began working on comic books in 1982, it was a very different world. Comic book characters have emerged as successful symbols of popular culture. Fans know more…

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Technology is taking over our lives and our 401(k)s

Technology is taking over our lives and our 401(k)s

As technology takes over more of people’s daily lives, it’s also taking over ever-bigger chunks of their retirement accounts. Surging prices for technology stocks around the world mean the industry is making up a larger proportion of global markets. In the United States, Apple, Google’s parent company and other tech companies account for nearly 24 percent of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. A decade ago, they made up less than 17 percent of S&P 500 index funds. The makeover is even more dramatic overseas, where ascendant companies like China’s…

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How technology will help fight food fraud

How technology will help fight food fraud

Food fraud is everywhere. In the aftermath of the horsemeat scandal in Europe, and with cases reported around the world, including in Canada, awareness is high. Dalhousie University recently released a study on food fraud and the results were surprising: A whopping 63 per cent of Canadians are generally concerned about food fraud. Worse still, more than 40 per cent of Canadians feel they have been victims of food fraud already. These are alarming results that can’t be ignored. Food fraud can take many forms. It can include adulteration — substituting one ingredient with a much cheaper…

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New technology means new opportunities — and anxiety for today’s workers

New technology means new opportunities — and anxiety for today’s workers

In the history of the United States, there has been an unshakable bond between the idea of hard work and prosperity, a relationship author James Truslow Adams eloquently described as “the American Dream,” a term he coined. The American dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement,” Adams wrote in 1931. However, to many people, the rapid pace of technological change appears to be eroding that linkage. Working hard is…

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The Curse of the Halfway Technology

The Curse of the Halfway Technology

Twenty years ago last spring, on a long Amtrak ride from Boston, I taught myself HTML and wrote my own website. It wasn’t so hard, actually, for someone like me, whose first professional word processing program was WordPerfect, in which you highlighted words as bold, for example, by typing “<B>” before the word and “<B>” after the word. So yeah, I had a website that I had coded with bold and italics and even a photograph in it. The photo was centered; the margins were even. I was going to be a 21st-century success…

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