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?
Trump signed an executive order Thursday that could take away social media companies’ current exemption from civil suits stemming from harmful content posted to the platforms by users. That exemption is part of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which was written back in 1996 by Congressmen Ron Wyden of Oregon and Chris Cox of California and has been called the “internet’s First Amendment.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is a ‘mugging of the First Amendment,’ says Sen. Wyden
After the “New York on Pause” order went into effect on March 22, almost 900,000 people in New York City alone were furloughed or laid off. As New Yorkers sheltered in place, ridership on the city’s subways and buses declined by 90%. The city also saw a surge in COVID-19 cases, with over 200,000 infected and more than 20,000 deaths. … [Read more...] about Transit plan to send New Yorkers back to work: ‘Improvise’
“It was clear that the coronavirus isn’t the only thing that’s threatening our lives right now, but also fear and anxiety-fueled racism against Asians,” says Lee. “I thought to myself, ‘How did we become the face of this vicious disease? Why are we getting spat on, humiliated, and demonized in public? Why is no one stepping in to help when they witness harassment? Is this merely a bystander effect, or is there something bigger at play?'” … [Read more...] about This new Twitter bot has Asian front-line workers responding directly to COVID-19 racism
Now, with live sports largely still on hold, the brand is taking another step in helping fitness fans stay entertained by teaming with ESPN for an actual live broadcast of a celebrity Spin class. On Saturday, May 30 at 12 p.m. ET / PT, the cable sports giant will broadcast two live Peloton rides, to create a one-hour special called All-Stars Ride, featuring professional athletes from a variety of sports. Participating athletes include golfers Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward, tennis star Monica Puig, and USC women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley. … [Read more...] about Peloton goes from marketing punchline to ESPN programming with new ‘All-Stars Ride’