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RIP: Google+ is officially dead as Google pulls the plug on consumer accounts

It’s official. About eight years after it’s debut, Google has officially pulled the plug on its social network, Google+. We’ve known for quite some time that today would mark the end of Google+, and mid-day on April 2nd, the company pulled the plug on the network’s consumer version. If you head over to plus.google.com right now, you’ll no longer be greeted with ... Read More »

Man, Woman Live Stream Suicide On Social Media In Punjab: Cops

Their bodies were found in the fields, police said (Representational) SANGRUR:  A young man and a woman shot themselves dead in Punjab’s Sangrur, streaming their suicide live on social media, police said Thursday. The alleged suicide took place at Gujjran village, about four kilometres away from Dirba town of Sangrur district, on Wednesday night, the police said. Their bodies were ... Read More »

Production Cuts, Job Losses on the Cards for Slowing Auto Industry

After denting the auto sector’s profitability, the consumption slowdown along with the upcoming shift to BS-VI standards will further decelerate production, leading to eventual job losses. Industry insiders point out that slowdown, which is a culmination of high GST tax rates, farm distress, stagnant wages, and liquidity constraints, has led to the month-on-month sales de-growth. Besides, inventory pile-up at the ... Read More »

Did you apply for Google CEO’s job on LinkedIn?

SAN FRANCISCO: To the surprise of millions of LinkedIn users, the high-profile job of Google CEO Sundar Pichai was up for grabs on Microsoft-owned professional networking platform and some wannabes even applied to become what would be a dream job on Earth. Later, LinkedIn accepted it was actually a security bug that let users post an official-looking job opening on ... Read More »

Signed, sealed, Delhivered: ET Startup Awards 2019 zeroes in on the best of Indian startups

ET Startup Awards Jury: Standing (L-R): Ashish Hemrajani, Satyan Gajwani, Sriharsha Majety, Rahul Mehta, Sachin Bansal, Ritesh Agarwal; Sitting (L-R): Renuka Ramnath, Uday Kotak, Amitabh Kant, Dilip Khandelwal BENGALURU: Logistics and supply chain services company Delhivery won top honours at India’s biggest awards for startups, joining peers distinguished by technical and entrepreneurial prowess. A distinguished jury led by Uday Kotak, managing director and chief executive ... Read More »

‘How could a soldier refuse job given by General’: Amarinder Singh on Navjot Sidhu

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said if his minister Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said if his minister Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it. This came hours ... Read More »

Just 6% of Small Businesses Focus on Keeping Customers

The goal of a commercial business is to increase sales, and retaining current customers is key to making this happen. But according to a new report from The Manifest, only 6% of small businesses are focused on retaining their customers. This is despite the fact their main digital marketing goal is to increase sales. The data reveals most small businesses aren’t ... Read More »

Amazon Spent $1.7 Bn On Making Original Music And Video Content In Q1 2019

Global ecommerce giant Amazon has announced in its quarterly financial filings that it has spent  $1.7 Bn on video and music content in the first quarter. Amazon said in a SEC filing, that the total capitalized costs of video, which is primarily released content, and music in the first quarter was $4.2 Bn, against $3.8 Bn in Q4 2018. It further explained ... Read More »

New perspective on changing travel conditions in Arctic communities

Snowmobile is a common mode of transport in Inuit communities. Temperature influences machine functioning, potential of getting stuck and conditions of ice and snow. Credit: Dylan Clark, McGill University, Canada Inuit communities’ travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new study. The Arctic is warming nearly twice ... Read More »

How To Save Advertising – Fewer Decisions Based On Bean Counting

Ami Hasan originally studied architecture but later switched to advertising and he is one of the few advertising people who have successfully worked as an Art Director, copywriter, account director, Creative Director, managing director and chairman. During his entrepreneurial career of about 20 years he has started two creative agencies and later sold them to big multinational advertising companies. He sat ... Read More »