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'Time for me to write the next chapter of my life': Meta's Sheryl Sandberg to step down after 14 years
World

'Time for me to write the next chapter of my life': Meta's Sheryl Sandberg to step down after 14 years

Sheryl Sandberg, 52, has been one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley and her departure comes as the social media juggernaut faces an uncertain future and fierce competition

How a businessman’s tweet ignited new Bengaluru vs Hyderabad rivalry
India

How a businessman’s tweet ignited new Bengaluru vs Hyderabad rivalry

Congress chief DK Shivakumar and Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao engaged in friendly banter on Twitter, debating which was the better IT city, after entrepreneur Ravish Naresh complained about Bengaluru’s poor infrastructure

Caste apartheid: India’s other export to the United States
India

Caste apartheid: India’s other export to the United States

Until American state and federal laws — and domestic law elsewhere — catch up to the realities of caste apartheid, the most vulnerable of Indian-origin persons will suffer

The Indian-American paradox: Indians expect them to be Indians, but they are not
World

The Indian-American paradox: Indians expect them to be Indians, but they are not

There’s a lot of excitement over Parag Agarwal becoming the Twitter CEO. But it is futile to expect Indian-American CEOs to suddenly swing their companies in directions that help India, or Hindus

The Cult of We Review: Brown and Farrell's definitive documentation of how WeWork thrived and eventually crashed
Arts & Culture

The Cult of We Review: Brown and Farrell's definitive documentation of how WeWork thrived and eventually crashed

The larger question the book addresses is: What made a startup which was once valued at close to $96 billion in September 2018 (and was on the precipice of going public) implode so quickly that its valuation was stripped down to $2.9 billion by May 2021?

How relocation choices of millennial generation over past decade are reshaping US' political geography
World

How relocation choices of millennial generation over past decade are reshaping US' political geography

The US Census Bureau this coming week is expected to formally tally this change by releasing its count of population shifts in the once-a-decade reallocation of congressional seats.

Is 'doing nothing' a response to adversity or the indulgence of a privileged few?
Arts & Culture

Is 'doing nothing' a response to adversity or the indulgence of a privileged few?

Though leisure and sloth have variously been praised and scorned, a central tension runs through the history of idleness, from the Roman Empire to today: What obligations do humans have to society? And just because you can do nothing, should you?

Anti-vaxxers to AIDS denialism, should online platforms be held accountable for the misinformation they host?
science

Anti-vaxxers to AIDS denialism, should online platforms be held accountable for the misinformation they host?

As people take to the internet to spread misinformation like cures for autism and encourage AIDS denialism, social media algorithms boost their messages.

H-1B visa suspension: Remote working during COVID-19 lockdown insulates India's IT sector; Indian talent will be in demand, say experts
World

H-1B visa suspension: Remote working during COVID-19 lockdown insulates India's IT sector; Indian talent will be in demand, say experts

Analysts and sector specialists said that the latest move by the Trump government is not expected to have much impact on the Indian tech sector which has a significant presence in the US.

Silver Lake invests an additional Rs 4,546-cr in Jio Platforms, raises stake in Reliance Industries' digital arm to 2.08 percent
Business

Silver Lake invests an additional Rs 4,546-cr in Jio Platforms, raises stake in Reliance Industries' digital arm to 2.08 percent

The deal adds to a pile of funds raised by Jio in recent months and comes close on the heels of Abu Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala Investment Company injecting Rs 9,093.6 crore on 4 June.

Facebook to permanently move to remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease: CEO Mark Zuckerberg
News & Analysis

Facebook to permanently move to remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg said that Facebook would start "aggressively opening up remote hiring" in July.

Jio Platforms attracting funds from Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity, highlight Mukesh Ambani's digital-era venture capitalist avatar
Business

Jio Platforms attracting funds from Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity, highlight Mukesh Ambani's digital-era venture capitalist avatar

In the new normal for Reliance Industries Limited, investors in Jio Platforms like Silver Lake and Vista Equity are more like knowledge and network partners.

Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who pioneered 'cut', 'copy' and 'paste' dies at 74
News & Analysis

Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who pioneered 'cut', 'copy' and 'paste' dies at 74

Tesler made using computers easier for generations as a proponent and pioneer of what he called “modeless editing.”

Nine-yr-old Shillong girl develops anti-bullying app after facing harassment at school; aspires for Silicon Valley scholarship
Tech

Nine-yr-old Shillong girl develops anti-bullying app after facing harassment at school; aspires for Silicon Valley scholarship

Distraught over repeated bullying at school, a nine-year-old girl in Shillong has developed a mobile application which would enable a person to anonymously report such incidents

TikTok's massive growth has Google, Facebook and rest of Silicon Valley worried
News & Analysis

TikTok's massive growth has Google, Facebook and rest of Silicon Valley worried

A government intervention would probably be welcome news to TikTok’s competitors, who have been working from their usual crush-the-upstart playbook.

India emerges third-largest ecosystem for successful startups behind China, US: Hurun Global Unicorn List 2019
Business

India emerges third-largest ecosystem for successful startups behind China, US: Hurun Global Unicorn List 2019

Startups leading the pack from the country are payments solutions platform One97 Communications ($10 billion), cab aggregator Ola Cabs ($6 billion), online educator Byjus ($6 billion), and travel-stay finder OYO Rooms ($5 billion).

US Congressman Ro Khanna advocates NATO equivalent status for India in bilateral defence ties
India

US Congressman Ro Khanna advocates NATO equivalent status for India in bilateral defence ties

Indian-American US Congressman Ro Khanna on Friday advocated for NATO equivalent status for India in bilateral defence ties.

Toby Walsh on why machines should become smarter than us, and why 'tech is not destiny'
News & Analysis

Toby Walsh on why machines should become smarter than us, and why 'tech is not destiny'

We should celebrate when machines execute and take over dull, repetitive jobs, Toby Walsh says. In this conversation, he speaks about the inherent biases in algorithms, holding tech companies accountable and how the fear about losing jobs to machines is misplaced

Silicon Valley wants to read your mind – here's why you should be worried
News & Analysis

Silicon Valley wants to read your mind – here's why you should be worried

Elon Musk's Neuralink is developing a brain implant to connect people’s minds directly to a computer.