Ravichandran Sinnannan

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Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of others -- know that the all-important …

Flattr Adds Support for Funding in Bitcoin

Swedish startup Flattr, which offers an ‘online tipjar’ service, has announced it has added partial support for Bitcoin: you can now fund your account with the virtual currency. Furthermore, the company is considering adding the option to withdraw in Bitcoins too, but it first wants to gauge its …

Facial blood vessel-scanning could be the next form of biometric ID

We’ve certainly been hearing a lot about facial recognition as a means of identification, although the technology could – conceivably – be thwarted …

How India lost $14 billion worth of foreign investment in two days

India’s hopes of attracting foreign investments has taken a $14 billion hit.<p>The world’s largest steel company, ArcelorMittal, abandoned plans on Wednesday to build an $8.5 billion steel plant in the eastern state of Odisha. That came just a day after South Korea’s Posco scrapped a $5.3 billion plan …

The 147 Companies That Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues …

India angel funds to see more tax benefits, easier exit opportunities

The securities exchange has outlined various measures such as reducing the amount of administration and red tape, which will help grow the startup …

Why is China ahead of India ? A fascinating analysis by Amartya Sen

I had the wonderful opportunity to listen to my former professor Amartya Sen at the World Bank who attempted to answer this very pertinent question …