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BigData TechCon San Francisco Report: Focus on Spark

By Arun Swami, Nov 2014.<p>The conference was well attended and packed with interesting tutorials and classes. There were often multiple classes …

Marketing’s New Digital Role Is Shortchanging IT

Every revolution has its vanguard. Throughout technology’s history, that vanguard has been the part of an organization willing to invest for one or both of two reasons: it is having significant trouble with the status quo or it has a compelling vision that things could be done in a new, better …

Enjoying Monaco on a Budget - GUIDE

Monaco

India is surviving on less food than it did four decades ago

After a decade of breakneck economic growth, Indians are consuming fewer calories on average today than they were in the 1970s. Economic development scientists call it India’s calorie consumption puzzle, and it has been around for a while.<p>Even as incomes have increased over the past four decades, …

India

Steep drop in exports signals China’s GDP growth is even worse than first thought

China’s trade data for May make it increasingly clear that the country’s robust export performance of late has been distorted by faked invoicing.<p>Exports grew only 1% in May, compared with the same month in 2012; they had risen 14.7% year-on-year in April. And that 1% growth is yet another sign that …

China

America’s Economy is Outperforming Rivals Because the U.S. is Excelling at Globalization

It’s easy to blame globalization for our many economic woes. But the ability of American business—and American policy—to engage with the world is …

What I think of Salesforce’s decision to buy Exact Target for $2.5 billion

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Salesforce, the San Francisco-based company that started out as a customer …

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!

Aviation

Students are the victims and culprits of India’s broken higher education system

I recently read an article on the Kafila blog<i>—</i>more like an angry, reflective rant—written by some students from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. To quickly summarize, the piece criticized the draconian views of the principal of St. Stephen’s College regarding curfews on women’s dormitories and his …

Education