Amrendra Kumar

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Why Germany is so much better at training its workers

At last, unemployment is easing. But the latest low rate—hovering below 6%–obscures a deeper, longer-term problem: “skills mismatches” in the labor force, which will only worsen in years to come. According to the most recent figures, 9.3 million Americans are unemployed, but 4.8 million jobs stand …

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HealthTap Prime lets you video call a Doctor whatever the hour

Unless you're rich, run a hospital or have medical professionals in the family, it's not likely that you have instant access to a doctor whenever you need. That's why HealthTap is joining the growing field of telemedicine apps that, for a monthly fee, will let you video chat with specialists as and …

Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time

When massive open online courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012, all too often the description of them was accompanied by an adjective: disruptive. The implication? They were clearly disruptive innovations destined to transform learning.<p>Although the three companies most associated with …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

YellowSchedule Raises €600K So That You Never Miss A Therapist Appointment Again

Dublin and Limerick-based YellowSchedule, which offers an online service to help therapists and clinics manage appointments and client records, has raised €600,000 from various angel investors, along with the taxpayer-funded Enterprise Ireland.<p>Specifically, the angel investors participating are …