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‘A circus and a hoax’: how rightwing media are covering impeachment

The Fox News offices in New York City on 11 October 2019. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters Televised public impeachment hearings on Donald Trump start on Wednesday and are likely to grip America with a litany of damaging testimony. Transcripts of private hearings already show witnesses testifying about the same basic scenario: Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate his potential rival in the 2020 election ... Read More »

We Are In A Free-Agent Job Market: Here’s What’s Happening And What You Need To Know To Succeed

Today’s economy and job market is radically different from just a few generations ago. Back then, you could graduate from high school, get a decent job, afford a home, two cars and raise your kids in a nice, suburban neighborhood. You would work at the same company for most of your adult life and receive a pension when you retire. ... Read More »

More and more IT professionals looking for a new job

NEW DELHI: Many in leading technology services companies seem to be unhappy with the increments handed out to them in the last annual appraisal cycle (June-July), leading to a nearly 3x jump in the number of IT professionals searching for jobs, show the findings of a survey. The dipstick study, ‘The Rise in Active Job Seekers’ and conducted by staffing firm Xpheno, ... Read More »

One size fits all marketing v/s custom made: Beyond stereotypes of segments and digging deep

What is the most effective way for a brand to reach its consumer? And what defines how they build not just effectiveness but rather do so with authenticity in the consumer’s life? This is the number one question in the marketers’ mind set. And there was a time this was done in a simpler and wider form through just print ... Read More »

Take a peek at the future of media and entertainment at Disrupt SF

Where does tech end and media begin? It can be hard to find the dividing line, particularly as tech companies move into the media business, and as big Hollywood blockbusters are increasingly created on computers. So even though TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event (happening next week!!) is ostensibly a tech conference, we’ll have plenty of big names from the worlds of media and ... Read More »

Tech startups and incubators applaud FM’s tax cuts and CSR initiatives

Bengaluru: The latest corporate tax cuts announced by the finance ministry will the reduce cost of capital and incentivize more investments in the consumer Internet segment, according to tech startups and investors in the startup space. The Finance Ministry last week effectively reduced corporate taxes for domestic companies to 25%, down from around 30%. Apart from this, the ministry also widened ... Read More »

Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature

Facebook  on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The updates involve changes to live video broadcasting, Facebook’s Watch Party and Creator Studio, and they include enhancements to tools, expanded feature sets and improved analytics, among other things. The highlights include better ways ... 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 »

Job cuts in Deutsche Bank: From NYC to Bengaluru, employees’ careers end in an envelope, a hug and a cab ride

A Deutsche Bank employee in Bengaluru told Reuters that he and several colleagues were told first thing that their jobs were going. (Reuters) Summoned by HR to be handed a Deutsche Bank envelope, many of its staff across the world then left their desks for the last time on Monday, shown the door by their German employer within hours of ... Read More »

Vergecast: Recapping Code Conference and Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s difficult week

Fresh off of Code Conference, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s apology and difficult week, and consider whether there’s any viable alternative to Youtube amid all the backlash the company’s received in recent weeks. They also discuss the leaked photo of the upcoming Pixel 4 and ponder the strategy behind the leaked photo. And later, a recap ... Read More »