smart towns: What’s in it for the aam aadmi?

    What are clever towns? A paper from the RICS’ Cobra conference, termed a smart city as one that could have a sturdy and interactive ICT (statistics and conversation generation) infrastructure. This ICT infrastructure might bespread across the metropolis. a host of every day services, inclusive of water, electricity distribution andstable waste management, could be managed […]

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    How JNU and HCU were ranked as the best universities in the country (and why it may not matter much)

    Image credit: PTI They might have been called dens of anti-nationalists and good for nothing. But on Monday, the government added another label to Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad Central University: The best educational institutions in the country. In its first-ever nationwide ranking of educational institutions and other universities, JNU and HCU came in at the […]

    Phishing emails: IT dept sends over 100 fraud links to cyber

    Taking note of the spate of phishing and cheat refund emails landing in inboxes of taxpayers, the Income Taxdepartment has referred over 100 such instances to the country’s premier cyber security agency to block thesehackers lurking in the e-world. The department is particularly worried after taxpayersrecently brought to its notice certain emails which have very […]

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    Global IT giants handhold MSMEs in Uttar Pradesh

    Global IT majors including Facebook, Amazon andMicrosoft are lending a helping hand to the beleaguered Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in Uttar Pradesh to sharpen their competitive edge. These marquee brands are offering their domain expertise to prepare the MSMEs compete at the national and international level through IT-based interventions and business processes. […]

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    Microsoft to End PC Gaming as We Know It: Gears of War Developer

    Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is a programming application for Windows 10 developers that lets them create a single version of software to run across all Windows devices including PCs, smartphones, tablets, and the Xbox One. The company is slated to unveil more UWP details at its Build event this month. However UWP has also gained […]

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    Customer support in the time of instant outrage: How start-ups do it

    At e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal (run by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd), social media is handled with a set of processes and a large team of 16 constantly monitoring the social chatter. Photo: Bloomberg Bengaluru: No online retailer escaped the backlash sparked by a recent clutch of instances in which customers ordered mobile phones online and were […]

    How Printo’s Manish Sharma lost his start-up and got it back

    A file photo of a Printo store in Bengaluru. Retail was booming at the time Sharma set up Printo. Photo: Hemant Mishra/ Mint Mumbai: Manish Sharma, 43, likes his coffee black and his conversation clear and upfront. Entrepreneurs aren’t really a fraternity, he says. “Mostly we have our head in the sand, trying to figure […]