Tag Archives: Turns

Simpler GST turns out to be bad business for India’s tax consultants

MUMBAI: For a newly minted partner in one of the Big Four professional services firms, becoming a stay-at-home dad had never crossed his mind. That, until last month. He had joined the company as a partner in 2016, with a 30% pay hike, from a rival firm. With an eight-figure salary, a chauffeur-driven, high-end German car and a penthouse in ... Read More »

Samsung’s New App Turns Your Hums Into Music

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a place where you see some of the geekiest and weirdest things. Sony, for instance, unveiled headphones that don’t need to be plugged into your ears. Now it is Samsung that has taken to the stage to unveil its wacky products and services. The South Korean technology showed off an Android app called Hum On ... Read More »

Russian Court Turns Down Google Appeal in Anti-Monopoly Case

The Moscow Arbitration court on Monday rejected an appeal from Google and upheld a ruling that the US firm broke anti-monopoly laws by abusing its dominant position with its Android mobile platform, Russia’s competition watchdog said. FAS, the watchdog, ruled last September that Google had broken the law by requiring pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices running on Android, ... Read More »

New App Turns Android Smartphones Into Earthquake Detectors

Researchers have developed an app that can turn smartphones into a worldwide seismic network that could eventually warn users of impending jolts from a nearby earthquake. With the help of a smartphone’s accelerometer – the motion-detection instrument – the app, called MyShake taps a phone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake. The android app, which can be downloaded ... Read More »

Kenya Taxi Rivalry Turns Violent Over Uber

When driver service Uber launched in Kenya’s tech-savvy capital, it was eagerly welcomed by many in Nairobi. But the taxi app has faced a violent backlash from traditional cab drivers angry at the new competition, with Uber drivers and cars attacked. “A car came in front of me, blocked my access from the exit. A few guys came out and ... Read More »