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Harvard Launches ‘Virtual Classroom’ for Students Anywhere

The newest classroom at Harvard’s business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers. In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio 2 miles from campus, class plays out like ... Read More »

19-Year-Old Entrepreneur Harsh Songra Shares Roadmap for My Child App

Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg put a Bhopal teen on the world map last week, when she posted about an Indian startup that had enrolled in the FBStart program. Harsh Songra, developer of the My Child app, was diagnosed at the age of nine with dyspraxia, a developmental coordination disorder (DCD). His parents were unable to identify problems in their son’s ... Read More »

SpaceX Delays Next Launch After Blast

SpaceX said Monday it has delayed by a couple of months the return to flight of its Falcon 9 rocket, following an explosion on the way to the space station in June. The company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, had said previously that the rocket would launch no earlier than September, after a failed strut was blamed for the rocket’s demise ... Read More »

Ashley Madison Says Site Growing, Insists Women Are Using It

Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients. The company also struck back at reports that the site had few genuine female users, saying internal data released by hackers had been incorrectly analysed. “Recent ... Read More »

Former US Secret Service Agent Pleads Guilty in Bitcoin Theft

A former US Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 (roughly Rs. 5.2 crores) worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice. Silk Road operated for more than two ... Read More »

Delhi’s DTC Buses to Have Free Wi-Fi Facility Soon: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that free Wi-Fi facility would soon be provided to commuters in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses. Kejriwal made the announcement in the presence of Transport Minister Gopal Rai, DTC managing director C.R. Garg and thousands of DTC employees while attending an awards ceremony at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. “Delhi ... Read More »

US Reportedly Weighs Sanctioning Russia and China for Cyber-Attacks

The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber-attacks against US commercial targets, several US officials said on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no final decision had been made on imposing sanctions, which could strain relations with Russia further and, if they came soon, cast a pall over ... Read More »

Google, Facebook Said to Be Interested in Delhi’s Free Wi-Fi Project

Several leading Internet and telecom sector companies have held discussions with the Arvind Kejriwal led-Delhi government regarding its ambitious city-wide free Wi-Fi project. “Several international firms including Google, Facebook and Ericsson along with some domestic firms consulted with us and showed interest in the Wi-Fi project,” a source in the Delhi government said. Kejriwal presided over the meeting held on ... Read More »

Delhi Police Launches Trial Version of Its ‘One Touch Away’ App

Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi on Friday launched a trial version of the much-awaited mobile app “Delhi Police… One Touch Away” aimed at reducing public inconvenience and dissatisfaction with police functioning. “Our endeavour has been to identify areas where newer means can help in reducing public inconvenience and consequent dissatisfaction with police functioning. One such area for the public is ... Read More »

US Prosecutors Win Fight for Indicted Paul Aide’s Gmail

Federal prosecutors prevailed Friday in their yearlong fight to force Google Inc. to turn over the emails of an indicted Republican consultant with close ties to Ron and Rand Paul. US District Judge John Jarvey rejected a request to quash a warrant ordering Google to give the FBI the contents of Jesse Benton’s Gmail account, which he used to work ... Read More »