The Economic Times

Sindhu Hariharan

  • India lost $1.3bn due to 4,196 hours of no internet

    India lost $1.3bn due to 4,196 hours of no internet

    India was the third worst-hit economy worldwide after crisis-hit Iraq and Sudan thanks to state-imposed shut downs across Jammu & Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, UP and other regions, shows the report. An average of 8.4 million internet users were impacted across the multiple incidents, it said.

    IIT’s AI course as hot as Rajinikanth movies

    IIT’s AI course as hot as Rajinikanth movies

    Faculty member at IIT-Madras says artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are the two most sought-after courses/electives at IITs these days. The professor says that these two emerging technologies have gained so much interest that IIT-Madras finds itself reinventing the course structure and introducing new aspects.

    Landlines get a boost in Jammu & Kashmir as shutdown affects mobile networks

    Landlines get a boost in Jammu & Kashmir as shutdown affects mobile networks

    From around 9.9 million active subscribers in July (just before the network shutdown on August 4), the total active subscriber base of the J&K circle stood at 4.9 million in September. The landline subscriber base of J&K, which has remained stagnant in the past, saw net additions of 1,073 and 14,731 connections in August and September respectively.

    Telegram takes off in India as startups drive adoption

    Telegram takes off in India as startups drive adoption

    According to Prabhu Ram, head, Industry Intelligence Group at CyberMedia Research, businesses prefer Telegram because it marries capabilities of WhatsApp and Snapchat — it’s secure, private and accessible.

    In layoff season, outplacement firms gain traction

    In layoff season, outplacement firms gain traction

    Outplacement service firms partner with companies in case of mergers or cost-optimisation drives to assess redeployment opportunities of existing staff, train managers on layoffs, find alternate jobs for those impacted, and also play the role of career coaches, among other tasks.

    Auditors suspect fraud in 8K Miles; 2 directors exit board

    Auditors suspect fraud in 8K Miles; 2 directors exit board

    8K Miles is a cloud computing company and has been under regulatory radar and legal knots as the company claimed a broker forged promoter’s signature to offload pledged shares triggering a police complaint and cases in various judicial fora.

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