Ishaan Gera

Articles By Ishaan Gera

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Facebook needs to share gains if it wishes to go further

Facebook can start compensating its users for monetisation of their data by paying them back in Libra.

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Facebook can’t back out of digital currency initiative, has too much skin in the game

Facebook has got too much skin in the game to back out of its digital currency initiative (Libra); partners can’t risk Facebook growing by itself

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DigiLocker may limit storage options, here’re some safe alternatives

DigiLocker may limit storage options, here are a few safe and secure alternatives.

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Apple Series 5 smartwatch is more than just a fitness tracker

In continuation of its previous studies, Apple has launched Apple Research, where volunteers can share their health data with research organisations.

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Formula 1 Racing: F1 is safer than ever, Anthoine Hubert’s was one of case

During the 1950s and 1960s, Formula racing lost more drivers than the next three decades. Instead, in the 1980s, accident-related deaths were four, which is still higher than the last three decades of Formula racing.

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Tech giants can follow the YouTube model to distribute gains

Dialling back could be one thing. But ask those who logged into Hi5, Orkut and, finally, Facebook. There was no turning back; every thing on these platforms had them hooked.

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Humanity’s Tony Stark moment

Tom Chivers in his book The AI does not hate you: Superintelligence, rationality and the race to save the world deals with such scenarios.

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Google Keep, OneNote, Ever Note: Take note of these apps

OneNote, EverNote, and Google Keep are fighting for phone space, as smartphone goes beyond entertainment.

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How the internet is changing rural and developing countries

The internet is as much an agent of change for the rural and developing countries as it is for the rich and western world.

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F1: Change of rulers to spending limits would make the sport more competitive

Change of rules to spending limits would make the sport more competitive

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+: Worthy of considerable Note

Samsung’s new powerhouse can dazzle you with its specs and features, and of course, the S-Pen

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Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google are all ears

What is different about today's scenario is that tech companies are well within their confines to listen to your conversations. It's just that they are being obscure about the way they do it.

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Mumbai coastal road project: Financial capital may become less congested; here’s how

As Manish Agarwal, partner, (infrastructure), PwC, explained, for a city like Mumbai, this is the only way to get a ring-road type structure.

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Robots are coming! How work would change in a hyper automated society

Baldwin takes great care in detailing the future of work, and how we can adapt to this and keep ourselves relevant.

Although that is true of the computer age, what many do not take into account is that machines, then, could not reason. News

The Big Nine | How tech titans and their machines could warp humanity

Amy Webb focuses on the AI efforts of nine internet companies and two countries in her new book

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Budget 2019: Govt plans ISRO’s commercial arm to tap huge potential in space industry

Union Budget 2019 India: The enterprise launched in May this year will help private players partner with NSIL at a time when Isro was looking at more private partnerships for the production of its PSLV and Small Satellite Lau

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Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook catastrophe by Roger McNamee

Robert McNamee’s book Zucked is a testament to how big corporations are willfully ignoring responsibility by simply resorting to, “That’s not our mandate”.

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A Secret History of Compassion | A confusing tale of everything

Paul Zacharia presents an exciting yet confounding view of the world

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Democracy Hacked | Growing influence of social media and idea of democracy

As the world turned digital, Indian politics has also taken that turn. Last election, only the incumbent Prime Minister and his party had recognised the importance of social media.

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Evolution| Decoding India’s disruptive tech story

An attempt to decode India’s tech story is far from the unravelling tale it could have been

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Unsocially social: Full lowdown on the dangers of social media

Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life details every aspect of one’s life that social media has touched.

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Integrating Artificial Intelligence for rebooting the future

Government’s efforts in AI augur well; the country needs further consolidation and a similar push in robotics

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Book Review: ‘Game Changers: How a Team of Underdogs and Scientists Discovered What it Takes to Win’ by Joao Medeiros

Game Changers is a look at the effort of analysts who changed sport for good

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Human heroes: What makes some people achieve the impossible? The answer is not about genetics

There is a fascination about superhero movies, not just because these take us to a world where anything is possible, but also because these films help us dream of what we wish to be or what we can be some day.

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Book review: Frederic Martel’s ‘Smart: The Digital Century’

A book talks about the many internets and the change they are bringing to society.

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Power play: An account of the rapidly evolving new world marvels at the ability of social media

Is social media neutral? The answer to the question may depend on who you ask and when you ask the question.

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The art of science: A book that makes compelling case for amalgating humanities and sciences

Scott Hartley, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is one such person, who believes that the real test of our creation lies not only in advancing techies around the world, but also in bringing in more ‘fuzzies’ (humaniti

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