US regulator allows computer to drive
In a step that brings driver-less cars closer to commercial production, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google that it will interpret 'driver' as referring to the self-driving system, and not to any of the vehicle occupants
Bernie Sanders beats Hillary; Trump triumphs in New Hampshire
Apart from the results, what was remarkable about the New Hampshire campaign is that all four leading contenders Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, John Kasich and Donald Trump focussed on the need to reform the campaign funding system
Putting women on top boosts profits: study
A survey of 22,000 publicly-traded companies across 91 countries found that the presence of women in corporate leadership positions can boost a firm's performance, suggesting a reward for policies that allow women to rise to the top
100% FDI likely in ecommerce marketplace format
The government is considering permitting 100-per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the marketplace format of ecommerce retailing with a view to attracting more foreign investments
Skype users, beware of new T9000 trojan
Skype is used more and more by businesses as part of the Office suite, so there is the potential for hackers to uncover potentially lucrative information
At last, a cellphone battery with 7-day life in offing
British fuel-cell developer Intelligent energy has tied up with an unnamed phone manufacturer to make hydrogen-powered batteries that not only hold their charge for a week, but are also eco-friendly
 
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Interviews
  Pulse rate: collateral benefit
  The process of coping with scarcities can be quite trying for a bureaucrat, says Vivek K Agnihotri, former secretary general, Rajya Sabha
  What does the Chinese slowdown mean for the world?
  China's slowing economy has rattled markets around the world. Yale School of Management's Stephen Roach, the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, says it's good that China is making a much-needed transition-but other countries will need to adapt to a new normal
  That "on top of the world" feeling
  Arunima Sinha, Padmashri, the first woman amputee to scale Mount Everest talks to Swetha Amit about her expedition and how she overcame the challenge of learning to walk and climb using prosthetic limbs
  Sticking to SMART management is no longer smart
  Is 2016 the year to rethink the widely accepted SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely) school of business management? IMD business school's Professor Amit Mukherjee says the fall of hierarchy and the rise of networks in today's business environment challenge traditional management styles
  Introspecting on the purpose of life
  Dr N S Rajan, group chief human resources officer, and member, group executive council of Tata Sons,.talks to Swetha Amit about making people introspect on his two liners
  Net neutrality debate: a case for Free Basics
  It makes sense that those using greater bandwidth should pay more, but what is objectionable is the 'speeding up' or 'slowing down' of sponsored and non-sponsored bits, argues Probir Roy, co-founder PayMate
  Viewing the world through a different lens
  R Gopalakrishnan, Director of Tata Sons, distinguished business leader and author of books talks to Swetha Amit about viewing the world through a different lens
  A tale of two ministers
  The process of coping with the temperament of ministers can be quite trying for a bureaucrat, writes Vivek K Agnihotri, former secretary general, Rajya Sabha
  Achala Joshi, not just another writer
  Achala Joshi, 77, who has been awarded a string of medals and certificates in recognition of her work in education, social work, business and literature, is possibly the first woman to make and market wine in the country. Better known for her passionate involvement in the uplift of abandoned women and children, Joshi talks to Austin Lobo, about her book, An Amazing Grace, on her renowned brother, late Dr Ajit Phadke
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