Anyone with Passion to Game Can Have a Gaming Career in India: Ubisoft Pune MD

Game development and designing is not just a growing, viable career in India, but is one that can be pursued by anyone that has enough passion in the field, says Jean-Philippe Pieuchot, managing director of Ubisoft Pune. Speaking to News18 at the sidelines of a closed preview of the soon-to-launch Ghost Recon Breakpoint in the newly opened Ubisoft Mumbai studio, Pieuchot sounded strongly upbeat regarding the potential of the gaming industry in India, and for those who aim to pursue a career in it. “Gaming today is a career anywhere…

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Disruption Starts with Unhappy Customers, Not Technology

For eight years I’ve visited leading companies in more than 20 industries around the world that claimed to be in the process of being disrupted. Each time, I’d ask the executives of these incumbent companies the same question: “What is disrupting your business?” No matter who I talked to, I would always get one of two answers: “Technology X is disrupting our business” or “Startup Y is disrupting our business.” But my latest research and analysis reveals flaws in that thinking. It is customers who are driving the disruption. In…

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James Haskell calls time on stellar career with regrets and a warning

 James Haskell hangs up his boots at Northampton. He was capped 77 times for England during an illustrious career. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images For James Haskell the prospect of life after rugby is terrifying. Having announced he will bring an end to a stellar 17-year career at the end of the season, said a teary goodbye to his Northampton teammates and confirmed that we should not expect to see him on Strictly Come Dancing any time soon, Haskell is daunted by the blank canvas he faces. It is a surprising admission because…

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JSW Group enters paints business with ‘Any Colour, One Price’ USP

The $13 billion Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Group, operating in the core sectors of steel, energy, cement and infrastructure, is entering into paints business in India with JSW Paints. Claimed to be the first Indian conglomorate to enter into the paint business in the country dominated by domestic major Asian Paints, Kolkata-based Berger Paints or Japanese major Nippon, JSW Paints will manufacture and market both industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. In industrial coatings, JSW Paints commences operations with coil coatings and in the decorative paints segment, the company will…

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Hungarian Roma designer fights stereotypes with fashion

Hungarian Roma fashion designer and founder of ‘Romani Design’ Erika Varga looks at her creations at her workshop on March 6, 2019 in Budapest. (AFP/Attila Kisbenedek) Hungarian Roma fashion designer Erika Varga says her label is about stitching together cultural traditions and snipping through stereotypes as much as it’s about dressmaking. “Fashion is a branch of art that interests and connects people, non-Roma and Roma,” the founder of Romani Design said. Often blamed for petty crime, the Roma, Hungary’s largest ethnic minority, face widespread discrimination, poverty and exclusion from mainstream…

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Aamir Khan on remaking Forrest Gump, career regrets and spending time with his kids

Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao on his birthday on March 14 in Mumbai.The Telegraph picture It’s become a tradition of sorts for Aamir Khan to spend the first half of his birthday with the media — cutting multiple cakes, posing for pictures and chatting with a handful of journalists. And his 54th birthday celebration in Mumbai last Thursday was no different. Aamir spent the morning at a football game with his youngest son Azad before interacting with the media. Aamir, who was last seen in the disastrous Thugs of Hindostan last year, took…

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Kim Kardashian’s love-hate relationship with fast fashion, explained

Kim Kardashian has the power to turn just about anything into a trend. Her Instagram posts to her 128 million followers about waist training helped bring back the outdated product. Her makeup routine turned contouring into a lucrative global beauty category. Her role as a Yeezy muse helped make her husband Kanye West’s fashion line as covetable as many legacy brands, and her cachet revived the once-sleepy French fashion house Balmain. She can even drive trends in the gaming world; her video game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, debuted in June 2014 and made more than $70 million its first…

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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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Automatad founder Vijay built a Rs 25 crore business with less than Rs 12 lakh in his pocket

Automatad founder Vijay Ram Kumar and his team have pivoted to build a programmatic ad-engine to help content publishing websites host ads to make money. Technology that is ahead of its time is often the key to success; it is also a recipe for failure – something Vijay Ram Kumar learnt in his entrepreneurial journey. Vijay started up in Bengaluru in 2012 in digital advertising. His idea was to tag user-generated content with ecommerce websites, helping content publishers earn money. The idea was a win-win. Content publishing websites made money…

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Qatar Airways Buys Into Fast-Growing Chinese Market, With One Eye On The Future

Qatar Airways has taken a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in China, in a potentially significant new development for the Gulf airline’s global investment strategy. The Qatari carrier announced the purchase on January 2, saying it had bought the shares just before the turn of the year. The deal gives it a useful foot-hold in what is expected to become the largest aviation market in the world in the coming decade. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade body for the world’s airlines, predicts 1…

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