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Weakness in key business segments casts a shadow of gloom on Bharat Forge’s earnings

Shares of components maker Bharat Forge Ltd have had no respite from their downhill run. The stock is down 27% from₹602 on 1 October, paling in comparison to the Nifty Midcap index, which has risen marginally since then. The stock’s descent began with news of slowdown in its key business segment, US Class 8 trucks. Latest data from Bloomberg shows that the… Read More »

Niantic just proved that Android updates have a major discoverability problem

A couple of summers ago, I went to a party hosted by my mom’s best friend. It was one of those languid, casual dos where people show up at various points of the afternoon just to drink some coffee, say hi, and leave. The age ranges varied between toddler and octogenarian, and like any party, kids were running… Read More »

A computer virus has thrown Philadelphia’s court system into chaos

Since May 21st, a virus has shut down Philadelphia’s online court system, bringing network access to a standstill. The problems started unexpectedly: suddenly, no one could seem to access the system to file documents. “It wasn’t working,” says Rachel Gallegos, a senior staff attorney with the civil legal aid organization Community Legal Services. “I thought it was my… Read More »

Why You Should Build A Brand, Not Just A Business

Once upon a time, starting a business seemed like an obscure and unachievable mission reserved only for courageous souls. But now that the barrier to entry for creating an online business has significantly lowered and opportunities for entrepreneurship continue to rise around the globe (thanks, Internet!), more people than ever before are jumping ship from their 9-5 jobs to start their own… Read More »

Huawei is just the latest in a long line of setbacks for Google’s Android

It has been a tumultuous week for Huawei, to put it mildly. Last Thursday, the U.S. added the Chinese tech titan to a trade blacklist as part of a growing effort to “secure the information and communications technology and services supply chain,” as President Trump’s Executive Order put it. While this naturally prevents any U.S. hardware company from selling components —… Read More »

5 Mind Hacks You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Starting a new business is both an exciting and daunting experience. The typical entrepreneur is racing toward the goal of being successful, but the truth is,he or she will likely struggle to get there. If you consider yourself an entrepreneur, you need to understand your customers’ psychological profile, as well as how you can manage, even manipulate, your own… Read More »

Happi Mobiles eyes a turnover of ₹500 crore

All the stores will come up in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Happi Mobiles, a mobile phone retail company, is planning to expand the chain to 150-200 stores by the year-end from its present strength of 50. It is also looking to hire 900 more employees, to take its headcount to 1,500. The number of employees representing various mobile… Read More »

Ties with China: Striking a balance between business and politics

Even as New Delhi has said it won’t act in haste following Beijing’s decision to block India’s bid to seek global terrorist tag for Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar, there have been calls for boycott of Chinese goods by various groups in India. Social media too was abuzz with similar appeals last week. On Tuesday, small traders in various cities burned Made-in-China… Read More »

China has a business-like approach to terrorism

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 2, 2018. The moment China sees that the cost of supporting Pakistan exceeds the short-term benefits, it will drop the latter like a hot potato(REUTERS) In what can be seen as a small victory for India, the United… Read More »

Every business must be a computer system innovator

There used to be a differentiation between “high technology” product companies that relied on proprietary innovative computer technology for their business success and “non-tech” businesses that viewed computer systems as the engines enabling good accounting systems. This has dramatically changed because of major advances in computer systems and software technology. Of course, we have computer technology companies selling… Read More »