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How Watson AI allows IBM’s Advertising Accelerator to do three key things

TechRepublic’s Teena Maddox talked to Dave Neway, head of marketing at IBM Watson Advertising, at CES 2020 about how Watson can take advertising to the next level with artificial intelligence (AI). The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Dave Neway: We had a major product announcement this week. On Tuesday, I’m very proud to announce that we launched a new offering called Advertising Accelerator with Watson, which as ... Read More »

Do you have a PPF account? Here is why you should extend its tenure after 15 years lock-in period

Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the most preferred long-term savings scheme as it is not a risky investment; it also offers complete tax-free benefits. For the quarter ending December, the interest on PPF account stands at 8 per cent. The popular scheme has an initial lock-in period of 15 years but can be extended in block of five ... Read More »

5 Things You Need To Do When Starting A New Job

Getty Royalty Free The first few weeks at a new job are the most important. You need to learn not only what to do, but how to do it well. You want to make a good first impression on both your manager and you coworkers. Get yourself started off on the right foot by doing these five things. Build relationships. ... Read More »

Want to prepay your home loan? Here is how you can do it

Home loan borrowers are often in a hurry to prepay their loan. But how easy is it to clear the huge debt well ahead of schedule? Even before they bought their first house in Jaipur in 2008, investment banker Yash Jain and his wife Namrata were determined to repay the Rs 25-lakh loan well before its tenure of 20 years ... Read More »

30 Years Ago, Women Entrepreneurs Couldn’t Do This One Simple Thing

The other day, I read an article that blew me away. Writing in Forbes, entrepreneur Deborah Sweeney reminds us that until 1988, women entrepreneurs could not get business loans without a male relative as a cosigner. It didn’t matter if the male relative was even involved in the business, or if he was under 18; he was essential to experienced businesswomen getting the ... Read More »

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally lump all our scheduled activities ... Read More »

5 things you can do to cure your smartphone addiction

Smartphones have taken over our lives. Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color schemes in apps and all the “likes,” followers and in-game trophies. Our phones and apps are designed to give us short-term, ... Read More »

Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

Turns out, whooping cough is more widespread than previously known. According to a study conducted by the Public Health Ontario, whooping cough cases are happening much more frequently than previously known, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease. Whooping cough (formally known as pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. In ... Read More »

Don’t exercise 3 hours before bedtime, here’s why it will do you no good

Working out in a gym will do you no good if you are not smart about your fitness routine. Turns out, working out late can have an adverse effect on your health since it could disrupt your sleep cycle and impact your lifestyle. Contrary to popular belief that late-night workout can tire your body and help you sleep like a ... Read More »

How many drinks do you have in a week? It can predict how soon you will die

Here’s some sobering news. A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The study found that people who down more than seven drinks a week can expect to die sooner than those who drink less. “What this is saying ... Read More »