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US to use fake social media to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. A USCIS statement explaining the ... Read More »

T-Hub launches angel funding programme for startups in Telangana

HYDERABAD : Hyderabad-based startup incubator T-Hub on Thursday announced the launch of its funding programme T-Angel, through which it will help startups raise capital. The three-month investment acceleration programme is a joint venture with the Telangana state government and will be executed by T-Hub and online investment platform LetsVenture. The programme is the first in a series of funding focused programmes by T-Hub, and ... Read More »

Bernie Sanders endorses a targeted advertising tax to fund local journalism

On Tuesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled a comprehensive plan to protect journalism, including revamped antitrust action against Facebook and Google and new collective bargaining powers for media companies. But Sanders also calls for a more ambitious idea that has been floating around left-wing policy circles all year: a tax on targeted advertising that would funnel money directly from ... Read More »

7th Pay Commission: No fee for government job application! These candidates to benefit

7th pay commission: Central government has taken a big decision for recruitment to posts reserved for Divyangs (Persons with Disabilities, PwD). The government has waived off the application and examination fees for entrance examinations for candidates applying under PwD quota. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the exams to fill vacancies in the central government. ... Read More »

Chennai Techie Made Women Send Nude Pics For 5-Star Hotel Job, Arrested

Over 60 nude photos of several women were found on his mobile phone, police said. (Representational) HYDERABAD:  A Chennai-based software engineer has been arrested for allegedly luring several women with a front-office job at a five-star hotel in return for their nude photos, police said on Saturday. Pradeep, an employee of reputed IT company in Chennai, was arrested on August ... Read More »

The Real Reason Sales and Marketing Teams Use AI

Did you know that only one percent of cold calls even lead to an appointment, according to a popularly cited study by Baylor University’s Keller Center for Research? The problem with cold calling is that it lacks a personal touch. Most of the time, the sales rep doesn’t offer anything the customer wants, because they don’t know what they want. You may ... Read More »

Two-thirds of job-seekers tend to distrust cos with no employer info: Survey

BENGALURU: Seventy one per cent of job-seekers would not apply for a post if there was no information about a companys employer reputation online, a survey by a job site – Indeed – has revealed. A vast majority (97 per cent) of job aspirants in the country deem it essential to have insight into an employer reputation when they are considering a new job ... Read More »

Employer Reputation Key Factor Considered By Job Seekers: Report

Employer reputation is the key factor considered by job seekers for ascertaining the genuineness of job postings as most people tend to distrust companies that have no branding information online, a report said on Tuesday. According to the report by global job site Indeed, 97 per cent of the job seekers surveyed in India deem it essential to have insight ... Read More »

BT Buzz: Jobs outlook dampens across industries as slowdown bites

Jobs are in distress. More than any secular trend – such as automation – it is the slump in credit growth and consumption that has now dampened prospects for employment across many industries. While job losses in India’s automobile industry has been the most talked about, things aren’t looking any better in real estate, in some segments of electronics, and ... Read More »

Beyond Angel Tax, what does freedom truly mean for Indian startups?

As India gets ready to celebrate its 73 years of independence, the startups in the country have also got an early gift in terms of liberation from Angel Tax. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), in its notification on August 10, made it crystal clear that startups and angel investors would not come under the purview of this dreaded tax anymore. ... Read More »