Microsoft, Facebook join hands for cross-Atlantic cable
The Marea subsea cable will help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers, the companies said
Rights group ACLU joins Microsoft in case against gag orders
The civil liberties watchdog has joined Microsoft in suing the US government over the use of orders that prevent the technology firm from telling customers their data has been demanded
Foxconn to replace 60,000 workers with robots
In a somewhat controversial move, the Apple and Samsung supplier has cut 60,000 jobs at its China factory, as China invests heavily in a robot workforce
Google wins court battle against Oracle over Java
A US jury ruled that Google's use of elements of Oracle's Java technology to develop its Android software did not violate copyright law
Russian firm plans 'space taxi' for moon trips
Energia company claims the proposed spacecraft, called Ryvok (Charge), could slash the cost of a lunar trip by docking at the International Space Station, midway between Earth and Moon
US okay with India's Chabahar deal as it counters China: report
Washington broadly supports India and Afghanistan signing a deal with Iran for a transport corridor opening up a new route to Afghanistan via the Iranian port of Chabahar, as it outflanks the $46-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project with Gwadar
 
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Interviews
  Is Apple following the BlackBerry road to oblivion
  Market experts are beginning to believe that Apple's total focus on hand-held screens and apps may be its undoing, as rivals – especially Google – are stealing a march on what could be the next big thing, which is artificial intelligence
  Leadership lessons from the giant skip
  A leader, Lao Tzu said, is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: "we did it ourselves", says corporate trainer Arun Rao, founder-director, Focus Adventure India
  Failing antibiotics could kill millions, says report
  Antibiotic resistance could cause one death every three seconds all around the world by the year 2050, if suitable preventive measures are not taken immediately, says a new report
  Wisdom lessons from the best leaders
  Former journalist Ashutosh Sinha talks to Swetha Amit about the inspiration behind his book, and how dealing with top leaders became an MBA lesson for him, and his future plans
  Power and telephony: how things have changed
  A generation ago, a visiting Japanese minister was flabbergasted when asked by his Indian counterpart (through the interpreter) how many tries it took him to get through to the telephone number he was dialling! Things have certainly changed since then, writes retired IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri
  Being more than a five-point someone
  Dr. Sumit D Chowdhry, founder CEO of 'Gaia Smart Cities' and Amrita Verma Chowdhury, Author and consultant in conversation with Swetha Amit on a book by various IITians that they curated- Chicken Soup for the IITian's Soul and experiences of being IITians
  The tricky question of VVIP visitors
  Budding IAS officers, returning to their training academy for the final polish after a year in the field, were asked how they coped with VVIP visitors. Their replies make interesting reading.  By Vivek K. Agnihotri, former secretary-general, Rajya Sabha, Parliament of India
  Inspirational managers may harm workers' health
  A new study suggests that a transformational leader who encourages their group to make an extra effort at work may exacerbate sickness absence, as high levels of presenteeism may result in reduced opportunities for recovery
  Cloud computing wars enter new phase
  Three of the world's most well-known companies are engaged in a ferocious battle for control of cloud computing. Estimated to be worth about a trillion dollars, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are battling it out, hoping to dominate the cloud business. Nithin Rao reports
  Catching the fast train to success
  Passionate about coaching for success, Abhishek Ratna in conversation with Swetha Amit about the pathway to career success
  Those who are (and are not) sheltered from the Panama Papers
  The effects of the leaks of the Panama Papers are not evenly spread; the documents contained far more information about the offshore activities of individuals in the developing world than in the developed world. Whatever the reasons for the imbalance, it will likely limit the papers' impact. A Stratfor analysis. Republished with permission
  Is risk-taking contagious?
  Why do we sometimes decide to take risks and other times choose to play it safe? In a new study, researchers explored the neural mechanisms of one possible explanation: a contagion effect
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