Google is now called Alphabet, What does this mean

Google is now Alphabet. Why? What does this mean?

Google announced on 10 August 2015 a massive organisational overhaul that had the tech and business world caught off-guard and starting October 6, the tech giant is now called Alphabet. This announcement might come as a surprise for some and others initially thought that the company would drop the “Google” brand name. This is not the case nonetheless. […]

Why ISIS promotes sexual abuse and slavery of women

Why ISIS promotes sexual abuse and slavery of women?

Snatched from their families, hundreds of women are lined up for inspection by armed men. They are analogous to commodities. Some end up as unwilling companions of young jihadists while others are sold as slaves. All of them are forced to give men sexual favours nonetheless. Liked priced possessions, the younger and prettier, the better. […]

With Facebook and Amazon, YouTube is up for a heated competition

With Facebook and Amazon, YouTube is up for a heated competition

Google has successfully created a cultural phenomenon since it acquired YouTube in November 2006. With video contents shared on a social networking platform, the website has become popular for online entertainment and information acquisition. It has also been credited for further promoting online and citizen journalism, introducing independent content creators, and launching the careers of […]

Graduation program, Improving the lives of poor people and eradicating poverty

Graduation program: Improving the lives of the poor and eradicating poverty

A multipronged program that includes savings awareness, one-time asset transfer, skills training, life coaching, and healthcare assistance, among others could significantly help improve the lives of poor people and combat the prevalence of poverty. An extensive study conducted across three continents has validated the effectiveness of this particular anti-poverty initiative referred to as the Graduation […]

Implementing a contango strategy during global slumps in oil prices

Contango strategy during oil price slumps in the global market

While slumps in the global prices of oil might alarm oil companies and oil exporting countries, the situation brings forth opportunity for several traders and investors. They respond to these price slumps by purchasing and storing millions of oil barrels in large shipping vessels. This response is referred to as a contango strategy. By definition, […]

Cats vs cancer, These adorable cats are joining the fight against cancer

Cats vs cancer: These adorable cats are joining the fight against cancer

Without a doubt, cats dominate the Internet. There is a large community of online users dedicated to consuming contents related to these furry creatures. In fact, some of the most popular social media celebrities we have are cats—there is Nala Cat who has a sizeable Instagram following and Grumpy Cat whose Internet fame has lead […]

Play Android games on your TV via ZRRO, a touch-enabled and hover-enabled gaming console

ZRRO is bringing the entire touch-based Android gaming experience on TV

Probably, one of the reasons why Android-based gaming consoles remain unsuccessful is that most Android games are designed for devices with touch inputs. In other words, they don’t translate well to an awesome television experience. Startup company ZRRO Ltd. has nonetheless come up with a more viable solution centered on designing and developing an Android-based […]

Dell is bringing education to underserved communities using solar-powered learning labs

Dell brings education to underserved communities using solar-powered learning labs

Lack of reliable, affordable access to electricity remains a key hurdle to providing technology access to students in many areas around the world. Technology and education are not luxuries but necessities according to Dell. To resolve this issue, the multinational computer company has brought technology-enabled education through an off-grid solution. Using portable solar-powered Learning Labs, Dell […]

What is ISIS, A concise discussion about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

What is ISIS: A concise discussion about the Islamic State

Our understanding of ISIS is vague and at times, misconstrued. This is reasonable. Despite occupying a territory larger than the United Kingdom, the Islamic State remains isolated from the rest of the world. Few have gone there and returned. Its leaders are reclusive and its members along with the communities at its helm are inaccessible. […]

Prevailing challenges in cacao farming industry

Prevailing challenges in cacao farming industry

The cacao or cocoa tree is one of the most important trees of the modern industrial world. After all, this natural resource forms the foundation of a hundred-billion-dollar chocolate industry that, on the other hand, supports 3.5 million people in West Africa and provides considerable economic revenues in countries such as Belgium, Switzerland, and the […]

Sweet distraction, Cocoa shortage confusion remains

Sweet distraction? Cocoa shortage confusion remains

Forget oil. Chocolate may have a bleak future as an alleged looming cocoa shortage by 2020 threatens the future of companies built around candies and confectionaries. A warning from two of world’s biggest chocolate makers, Barry Callebaut and Mars, Inc., has sent ripples of concern and anxiety across the globe, especially the media. However, several […]

How banks earn mone

How banks earn money? A concise discussion

Several bank transactions perpetuate within the realms of banking operations. Examples of these include saving and borrowing money, cash deposit or withdrawal, credit or debit card purchases, bills payment, debt settlement, payroll management, and foreign currency exchange. From these multipronged banking services, it is interesting to know how banks earn money from being a financial […]

Crowdsourcing seen as a solution to combat migrant abuse

Crowdsourcing seen as a solution to combat migrant abuse

With horrid accounts of abuse involving migrant workers, several labor-related nonprofit organisations direct their attention toward information technology, particularly crowdsourcing as a viable solution for promoting labor rights. An effective and efficient system for obtaining and utilising information pertaining to labor conditions is critical to an active and successful enforcement of applicable labor laws. Han […]

CVS Health retains profitability despite banning sales of tobacco products

CVS Health retains profitability despite banning sales of tobacco products

Retail and drugstore giant CVS Health reported a 9.9% increase in revenues—a favourable figure considering its decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products last year. Analysts initially believed banning sales of tobacco products would hurt the company’s profitability. They had reason to say so. Tobacco products accounted for $2 billion in annual sales. […]

EPA review endorses climate concerns against Keystone XL pipeline

EPA review endorses climate concerns against Keystone XL pipeline

A review of the Keystone XL pipeline initiative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed that developing Canadian oil sands could contribute to increase in carbon emission. The Keystone XL pipeline initiative is a proposed project that involved extending the Keystone oil pipeline system of Canada and the United States. Proposed by TransCanada Corp., the […]

Asia-Pacific aviation growth strains pilot supply

Asia-Pacific aviation growth strains pilot supply

The rapid growth of the aviation industry in Asia-Pacific has stirred high demands for pilots. However, the industry is growing faster than the capacity of technical schools and aviation companies to produce highly skilled and experienced pilots. Asia-Pacific airlines currently account for one-third of global commercial air traffic according to the estimates of International Air […]

swivelCard reinvents the ‘old’ business card

swivelCard reinvents the ‘old’ business card

The humble business card gets a major facelift. In its effort to put together technology and tradition, Spokane based company has introduced the swivelCard—a premium USB-enabled paper business card that holds a sizeable amount of data and information about its owner. Of course, digital technology hasn’t completely killed off business cards. In fact, employees, entrepreneurs, […]

Why major companies are venturing into space-based Internet

Why major companies are venturing into space-based Internet

The billion-dollar investment received by space transport services company SpaceX from Google and Fidelity demonstrates the increasing interest of companies to venture into space-based Internet service provision. Although smaller and mostly localised, companies or Internet Service Providers have since dominated the industry in different parts of the globe. Nonetheless, the move of several major companies stems […]

India ventures into ‘Smart City’ initiative

India ventures into Smart Cities initiative

Worsening urban environment amid a booming economy and growing population has compelled India to develop and implement a plan involving the construction of 100 smart cities that would support socioeconomic growth without compromising environmental conservation. Massive urbanisation is currently transpiring across critical cities in India due to an ongoing economic boom. Government projections put urban […]