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Eliminating the Middle

Driven by economic uncertainty and technological advancements, many companies are increasingly opting to eliminate middle management positions. But chances are that without a strong middle the top may become unstable, while the bottom may feel aimless!   A recent BBC report lists a slew of layoffs: 1000 at eBay in January 2024; close to anotherRead More

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Are Stablecoins Stable

Recently, there has been increased scrutiny on the role and relevance of the near-$200 billion market of stablecoins. How stable are they really? The short answer – they’re not.   Central to this discussion is the emergence of stablecoins as a critical component of the digital asset revolution designed to mitigate the volatility inherent inRead More

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Turning the Page on Sustainability

By constantly questioning the status quo and exploring innovative solutions, the design team of this US publishing giant is finding ways to reduce waste without compromising the magic of the printed page   As the world gets hotter each year, and India burns under a severe heatwave sweeping across the country, everyone seems to beRead More

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The State of AI

The AI optimism train rages on, with both volume in AI research and investment in technical advancements rising substantially in the last few years. India, while a powerhouse of talent, lags significantly in investment. All this and more in a short primer to Stanford University’s 2024 AI Index Report.   Industry dominates AI research landscape,Read More

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The Evolution of the Metaverse

While the journey towards realising the full potential of the metaverse is fraught with challenges and complexities, the emergence of more pragmatic approaches offers renewed hope for the future of immersive digital experiences   The notion of the metaverse has long intrigued various sectors, spanning business, technology, and enthusiast communities. Envisioned as a fusion ofRead More

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How Accurate are IMD Predictions

India’s tropical climate and diverse geographical features make weather prediction challenging.While the government is heavily investing in weather technology, addressing data gaps and training meteorologists are vital steps toward more accurate predictions   The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has recently faced controversy and criticism regarding its monsoon predictions. Many believe that the IMD is notRead More

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FT Embraces GenAI

By embracing the transformative power of AI, the Financial Times is positioning itself to remain at the forefront of the news landscape, setting a new standard for the industry   OpenAI, the company behind the generative AI chatbot, ChatGPT, has created quite a turmoil in the news industry. While some publications have decided to swimRead More

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The Recruitment Battle: Balancing AI and Human Touch

The meteoric rise of online job platforms and generative AI tools is completely reshaping the landscape for job seekers and recruiters alike. This shift towards digitisation, however, comes with its own set of hurdles and complexities. Those hiring must rise to these challenges as they strive to attract top talent in this evolving digital environment.Read More

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Steady Rise of India’s Semiconductor Ecosystem

With a burgeoning market for electronics and a massive pool of technical talent, India is poised to seize the opportunities towards building a robust semiconductor ecosystem, from design to manufacturing   In recent years, India has recognised the economic potential and geopolitical significance of the semiconductor industry. The total market size was valued at overRead More

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Quality Concerns – Chinese EV

There is a long history of stigma being attached to anything made in China, but Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers are now working hard to overcome such negative perceptions and establish themselves as reliable players in the world market– and India may stand to benefit   As Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers expand their reach beyondRead More

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