HOW SOUNDCLOUD’S BROKEN BUSINESS MODEL DROVE ARTISTS AWAY

n December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by constantly reposting their own tracks, pushing them back to the top of […]

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4 Things That Fritter Away Your Key Productivity Hours Every Day

There is only a certain amount of time during the day to finish tasks but no matter what we do, it seems that time is never enough. Sometimes at the end of the day, we accomplish nothing and feel unproductive. But maybe, the reason for it is not the time. It is because we are using […]

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Don’t Lose The First Test, Sunil Gavaskar’s Prescription for Away Tours

It’s important not to lose the first Test: Gavaskar © AFP How does a team deal with the rigours of a tough away series? “Don’t lose the first Test,” prescribed Sunil Gavaskar in his column in a leading national daily. (Shah Rukh Khan’s Wankhede Ban Lifted) An away series is always a tough assignment for […]

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LeEco Explains How It might Supply Away Unfastened Smartphones in India

HIGHLIGHTS One among the largest motives for LeEco’s success in China is its Free hardware day. LeEco should remove the cost of purchasing smartphones altogether thru content material subscriptions. The idea could be carried over in India, LeEco COO Atul Jain showed. At an event in Mumbai on Tuesday, LeEco, previously called Letv, launched its […]

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CIC Does Away With Hard Copy Requirement for Online Appeals

In a major procedural change, the Central Information Commission has done away with the mandatory provison of sending signed hard copy of appeals through post even though the appellant approached it online. Earlier, it was mandatory for an applicant, filing complaints and appeals online, to send a signed hard copy through post to the CIC, […]

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Problems galore for Punjab Congress with assembly elections less than a year away

With assembly elections in Punjab less than a year away, the state unit of the Congress had been hoping to turn the tide in its favour. Instead, it appears to be in self-destruction mode. The Congress’ chances are bleak in the assembly elections that are underway in Assam and West Bengal, and will soon be […]

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In photos: 71 dead in Pakistan and hundreds of homes washed away after flash floods

Image credit: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters Torrential rains in northern Pakistan since Saturday night have triggered floods, landslides and mudslides, killing at least 70 people apart from washing away villages and homes. According to official figures released by country’s National Disaster Management Authority, the pre-monsoon downpour between Saturday and Tuesday has left 71 dead, 53 injured and 370 […]

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