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Breaking Bad: Time to split Big Tech before it’s too late?

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BusinessLine Breaking up big tech companies? You heard me! The past few weeks have been way too noisy across the technology space with demands coming from politicians, activists and users for splitting up giant technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and... More »

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When big tech loses its FAANGs

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BusinessLine Pardon the uninitiated; what’s FAANG about? Expanded, it stands for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet. The FAANG stocks are the most popular and, arguably, best performing technology stocks in the world. They are traded on the Nasdaq i... More »

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Using economics and tech to ‘out’ #MeToo predators

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BusinessLine Wait, what? Outlandish though it may sound, there are economic models and technological applications that can help expose serial sexual predators and establish a cast-iron legal case against them. Aren’t victims’ testimonies enough? Victims’ testi... More »

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Lessons from Tech Mahindra on workplace diversity

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BusinessLine What’s Tech Mahindra been up to? Last fortnight, the information technology company came in for some unflattering attention on social media over issues relating to workplace diversity, and although the final resolution of the matter earned it some... More »

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Why telcos must ring in blockchain tech

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BusinessLine That telecom companies in India are under financial strain is no secret. With continued aggressive pricing by the new entrant, there has indeed been heavy disruption. In order to grow at a sustained rate, the telcos are under pressure to introduce... More »

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Vanishing jobs? Don’t blame it on tech

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BusinessLine Thus spake a Robot? Smart! But no; this is an argument being pushed, with sound reasons, by a series of investors, economists and thinkers. And the latest comes in the form of an OpEd piece on NYT last week, written by economic historian and autho... More »

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Vanishing jobs? Don’t blame it on tech

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BusinessLine Thus spake a Robot? Smart! But no; this is an argument being pushed, with sound reasons, by a series of investors, economists and thinkers. And the latest comes in the form of an OpEd piece on NYT last week, written by economic historian and autho... More »

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Indian industry must up its tech ante

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BusinessLine Picture this. In an Indore market many old shops are replaced by new types of stores. These make products on demand using 3D Printers. You enter a shoe store, select design, colour, leather type with the help of a virtual reality simulator. Order ... More »

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Tech titans are taking over the world

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BusinessLine It’s a figure beyond the dreams of avarice — and then some. A race is under way to be the world’s first trillion-dollar company and half a dozen globally famous companies are honing in on the target. In the lead is Apple, briefly valued at $903 bi... More »