Do you remember the day when Netscape became a $2 billion company, or when Amazon upended our online expectations by introducing 1-Click shopping? How about when Napster faced down Metallica and Twitter showed us what was really happening on the streets of Tehran? These are the moments of innovation that changed our world and continue to point us to the future. advertisement advertisement 1995: The birth of the fast company It was the IPO pop heard round the world: How Netscape’s triumph signaled the arrival of a new business model—and a new mind-set. I first realized that August 9, 1995, would be a day to remember when two coworkers bet each other on the opening and closing price of a new stock issue from a Mountain View, California–based company called Netscape Communications. Their excitement was electric, and it only grew as the stock doubled its offering price from $14 to $28 that morning; by the time it started trading after 11 a.m., the stock had … [Read more...] about 20 Moments From The Past 20 Years That Moved The Whole World Forward
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The Centre has allocated more than Rs 1,600 crore under two schemes -- one of them to combat pollution in Delhi-NCR and the other to prevent stubble burning, according to an official response to an RTI query. In order to prevent stubble burning, a new scheme -- 'Promotion of Agricultural Mechanisation for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi' is being implemented from 2018-19 to 2019-20, it stated."It (the scheme) is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare with the total release from the central funds of Rs 1,178.47 crore," the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFF) stated in the reply.Also, it said the government had last year launched a separate programme 'Control of Pollution' with a total outlay of Rs 460.96 crore for 2019-20 with objectives to provide assistance for abatement of pollution to state pollution control boards and committees and for implementation … [Read more...] about Over Rs 1,600 cr central funds to combat pollution, stubble burning: RTI
It looks like Salman Khan has a new addition to his brand portfolio as the actor has been roped in by Pepsi, according to The Economic Times.The two-year deal is estimated at Rs 15 crore, as per the report.But, is this the right move by Pepsi?Close According to brand strategist Harish Bijoor, “The bet is more on Dabangg 3 than on Salman Khan. If Dabangg 3 is a hit, this decision is a hit as well.” related news Is Instagram right in testing the removal of 'Like' feature in India? Netflix tests cheaper, yearly subscription plan in India Dabangg 3, which will see the debut of actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar opposite Khan, is going to hit the theatres on December 20, and it is the third instalment of the Dabangg franchise. The first two films in the series - Dabangg and Dabangg 2 performed well at the domestic box office, with collections to the tune of Rs 193 crore and Rs 202 crore respectively.Concurring with Bijoor is Vinay Kanchan, the … [Read more...] about Pepsi signs Salman Khan just before Dabangg 3; will Chulbul Pandey work for the cola major?
Weddings in India are lavish affairs and the cost of hosting various ceremonies often run into several lakhs. Destination weddings, another popular choice of couples these days, are even heavier on the pocket. So, to plan the day of your dreams its essential that you stand on firm financial ground. Right from booking a splendid venue and hiring the right videographers to purchasing your wedding attire and booking guest accommodations, ample finance is a must. While you may have saved and invested for your marriage for years, consider the Bajaj Finserv Flexi Personal Loan to have instant financing by your side. Here’s how the Flexi Personal Loan offered by Bajaj Finance Limited, the lending and investment arm of Bajaj Finserv can help you finance your dream wedding.Manage big-ticket expenses by obtaining ample funds on simple terms Bajaj Finserv offers Marriage Loan financing of up to Rs.25 lakhs, which you can qualify for by meeting simple eligibility criteria. With a large … [Read more...] about Press Release: Use a Flexi Personal Loan to finance your dream wedding
In many respects, 2017 was an incredible year for design. Brands such as Nike took a powerful stance on inclusion. Virtual reality enabled exciting new experiences. Inventors solved some of the longstanding problems mainstream design has ignored, like better breast pumps for nursing mothers. However, there were plenty of blunders, frustrations, and annoyances, too. Simply put, these 10 design trends need to die. advertisement advertisement Opaque Algorithms Has the moment of reckoning finally come for opaque algorithms? Algorithms are the silent puppeteers of our lives, deciding how we vote, what we read, how we dress, what we watch, how we’re policed, and more. We don’t know how these algorithms work. What’s even more troublesome is that the companies that are designing and using these algorithms often don’t either. One of Facebook’s algorithms, for example, created anti-Semitic categories for users, which violated the site’s … [Read more...] about The 10 Design Trends Of 2017 That Need To Die