In Wipro, after CEO Vivek Paul's exit in 2005, Azim Premji assumed the role for three years till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, the company was led by Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani, both of them old-timers, who quit in 2011 on grounds of personal reasons. By then, Wipro's growth began to slump. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
Other platforms may be less proactive. After the 2016 election and a bruising Congressional inquiry into Facebook’s ability to control its social network, the site amassed a team of fact-checkers to flag false information (though not to take it down). Political ads, however, have an exemption when it comes to fact-checking. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees policing political information as fundamentally different from health content. In a conversation with journalists in March, he explained his perspective on this issue: “There are broadly trusted authorities . . . [that] can arbitrate which claims are conspiracy theories or hoaxes and what’s trustworthy and what’s not, which makes this a very different dynamic than trying to be referee of political speech.” He reiterated that sentiment this week when he told Fox News that he didn’t think tech platforms should be “arbiters of truth,” an apparent dig at Twitter’s decision to flag … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
Minnesota Freedom Fund. This fund pays bail for protesters, as well as those imprisoned for immigration and criminal offenses. The group sees pretrial bail requirements to be unjust, wealth-based discrimination. Donate here. The Legal Rights Center. Provides criminal defense and legal services for low-income people of color in and around Minneapolis, including arrested protesters. Donate here. Northstar Health Collective. Medics for protesters. The group of nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers was originally founded to maintain community safety during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Donate here. Black Visions Collective. “A political home for black people across Minnesota,” this Minnesota nonprofit is dedicated to safe, autonomous black communities. Donate here. Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. A GoFundMe campaign organized by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, for Floyd’s children’s care and education, as well as family … [Read more...] about How to help Minneapolis: 6 things you can do right now for the George Floyd movement
Giving details, Paul said there are eight industry candidates, of which four are ahead of others. There are six candidates from national labs of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Biotechnology, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, of which they are really hopeful of two or three candidates. … [Read more...] about Work on about 20 COVID-19 vaccines showing ‘good progress’: Report
It’s hard to say whether the uptick in cycling will outlast the closure or reduced service of public transportation. The city of Paris has already begun planning changes to its urban landscape that would increase bike lanes and decrease cars post-pandemic (though mayor Anne Hidalgo had announced a plan to reduce cars previous to the pandemic). Additional bike lanes are popping up, from Berlin to Boston to Bogota, and they will be left permanently in place. Social distancing is a pain. But at least it could change public transport for good. … [Read more...] about How social distancing could make public transportation more bike-friendly