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City bodies back action plan to improve mental health of their staff

Nearly half (47pc) of City workers have suffered mental health problems at their current employer, research has shown CREDIT: SHAUN CURRY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Anumber of City organisations including HSBC and the Bank of England have signed up to an action plan to tackle widespread mental health problems in the finance industry. The framework, compiled by the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), recommends a string ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s Manu Jain Hits Back After Samsung’s ‘Shipments not Sales’ Remark

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics and software company, does not have big, secret warehouses in India where it is dumping unsold inventory and is actually selling smartphones faster than any other brand in the country, Xiaomi India Managing Director and Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain has emphasised. The exponential growth of Xiaomi in India, especially in the last two quarters, ... Read More »

Micro-finance companies toughing it out. Will they find their mojo back?

The transition from operating as predominantly micro-finance lenders to being designated small finance banks was only the beginning of the challenge for some of the entities that were granted the small finance bank licence. While the usual transition pangs were known, what came as a rude surprise was the fast deteriorating operating environment. While demonetisation was the first blow for ... Read More »

Blogging idol – glancing back after a decade

I started blogging almost 10 years ago as part of IT World Canada’s “Blogging Idol” contest. While the contest rules evolved over the few years it existed, Blogging Idol started off simply enough: contestants were given a set of topics and a fixed number of weeks to post blogs, with one topic per week. The goal was to get as ... Read More »

US wireless carriers dial back discounts on new iPhones

Getty Images The new iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone 8S are displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. U.S. consumers who want Apple’s newest iPhones, including its most expensive model yet, the iPhone X, may find fewer deals as wireless carriers are less willing ... Read More »

Indian Smartphone Market Hit by GST Awareness, Should Bounce Back Next Quarter: IDC

After witnessing slow growth in the first two quarters of this year, the Indian smartphone market is preparing for a bumper period owing to the upcoming festive season, a new report said on Wednesday. According to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), 28 million smartphones were shipped to India in Q2 (April-June) – marking just 3.7 percent Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) growth and a ... Read More »

Asus teases Zenfone 4, showing the dual camera on its back

Asus has been making the rounds in social media, building up hype for the Zenfone 4. The latest is a teasing peek at the back of the phone and its dual cameras. The photo features spokesperson Gong Yoo and sets the unveiling date to August 17. Asus Zenfone 4 teaser image starring Gong Yoo This will be one of several “Zenfone 4” devices, ... Read More »

Poll: Should The Cowboys Bring Back Darius Jackson?

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports It was December 13th, 2016 when the Dallas Cowboys upset a large contingency of Cowboys Nation by waiving one of their sixth-round picks, Darius Jackson (who was subsequently picked up by the Browns). Only 170 days later, Darius is looking for an NFL home once again. View image on Twitter There are a lot of thoughts ... Read More »

Only the 5-inch iPhone 8 to have a glass back, wireless charging

Another day, another contradicting iPhone rumor – when will it end? Well, next September is a pretty safe assumption. Anyway, in today’s batch of supposed specs for the future iPhone we have a 5-inch model that will be fitted with wireless (or rather, inductive) charging capability. Based on ‘reliable sources’ from Taiwan, Japanese blog Macotacara reports that only this 5-inch ... Read More »

Common pain killer ineffective for back ache: Study

Common pain killer ineffective for back ache: Study Commonly used pain killers, such as ibuprofen, provide little benefits against back ache and cause side effects such as stomach ulcers and bleeding, a new study has warned. Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia found only one in six patients treated with the pills, also known as non-steroidal ... Read More »