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3D printing is building a new world

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BusinessLine Where? I don’t see anyone using it among us. Well, you’re not scanning in the right dimensions. Just this morning, I was chatting with a friend from a remote village in Kerala who’s been using a super cool 3D printer to make cycle parts and severa... More »

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A world full of waste

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BusinessLine Can’t agree more? Look at the mess around. Well, in case you’re being metaphorical, this is a fact quite literally as well. Latest analysis from a World Bank report that looked into waste generation and management practices in 217 countries and 36... More »

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Why workers of the world cannot unite

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BusinessLine Karl Marx, arguably one of the most influential social and political thinkers of all time, was born 200 years ago. At the height of his influence, people believing in Marxist ideology, in some form or the other, ruled in Russia (the largest landma... More »

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An ‘all European’ World Cup

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BusinessLine The business end of the World Cup began last week. The most interesting match was that between Japan and Belgium which the latter managed to win with the very last kick of the match. Spain, Argentina and Portugal’s exits were the big talking point... More »

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The science of soccer at the FIFA World Cup

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BusinessLine But it’s just a game, even if it’s a royal one! Yes, but there’s a lot of game theory underlying it, and plenty of science and economic principles that go into determining which teams stand a winning chance. Much the same theorising that happens i... More »

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Playing catch-up in the digital world

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BusinessLine The M&A action is hotting up at India’s top software services companies but will that be enough to get ahead of the curve in the digital-transformation game? Last week, HCL splashed out $330 million to snap up Palo Alto-based Actian Corp, which of... More »

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Realty bites: UK’s murky property world

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BusinessLine Among the startling revelations of the 2016 Panama papers — published by the Guardian and other newspapers — was the fact that 2,800 companies appeared on a list of overseas property owners held by Britain’s Land Registry for properties worth over... 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 »

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An unwanted world | Business Line

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BusinessLine The US has a third-world problem January 21, 2018:   The US was in quite a flutter last week on the alleged use of a derogatory term by the President (which he denied) during a closed door meeting to refer to countries who are sending unwanted imm... More »

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Uncle Scrooge, and an unequal world

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BusinessLine December 20, 2017:   You mean our very own Scrooge McDuck? Yes, uncle to the naughty Donald Duck and, inarguably, the wealthiest ‘character’ in this world. Wealthy? C’mon! Well, in case you don’t know, Mr Scrooge is the richest fictional character... More »

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Russia’s actions a threat to world order, says British PM

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BusinessLine Flays Vladimir Putin over Russia’s involvement in UK’s politics London, November 14:   British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a stinging attack on Russia as she accused forces within the country of planting fake stories in an effort to “sow d... More »