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    Nervous About Walking Alone at Night? Add a Virtual Companion

    I’m 25 years old and my mother still ends our conversations with “Make sure you text me when you get home.” Though I’m an adult, she still worries about my safety. And she’s not the only one. After an outing, close friends often ask that I let them know when I make it in. When […]

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    The Monk Who Inspired Steve Jobs, Influenced Apple’s Designs

    Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected. Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers are renowned, the tech icon recalled in his famous 2005 […]

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    Yahoo Snubs Activist Shareholder With 2 New Directors

    Yahoo has set up a battle for control of its board by appointing two directors likely to further agitate an activist shareholder threatening an attempt to oust CEO Marissa Mayer unless she bows to demands to sell the company’s Internet operations. The decision announced Thursday increases the likelihood that the unhappy shareholder, Starboard Value, will […]

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    Calligrapher monk Robert Palladino, who inspired Mac typography, dies at 83

    Father Palladino, a Roman Catholic priest who learned the art of calligraphy as a Trappist monk, inspired the transformative typefaces used in Apple’s first machines, and by extension the modern personal computer. Prior to Mac, computers and operating systems used fonts and typesets that boasted all the artistic appeal of an IBM punchcard. As reported […]

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    Private schools fill just 15% of 2.2 mn seats reserved for poor students

    Governments can spend as much as 20% of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for reimbursing schools for admitting students under this provision of the RTE act. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: Six years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act set aside 25% of seats in private schools for poor students, implementation of the plan […]

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    Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

    From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to […]

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    The teacher with a million-dollar plan

    Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Mumbai: Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016, knows what she is going to do with her million dollars if she wins—she will share it with the nine others. “They all need the […]

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    First read: Craving in a taxi and heading into rehab

    13.4K Total Views I’ve thought about that first night I chased smack so often in the nine years since that it has acquired the dull tedium of watching, in slow-motion rewind, a movie you’ve already seen. Almost a part of somebody else’s life, y’know? I smoked the first line and paused. Nothing happened. No lightning […]

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    Old is gold: How Kolkata’s greying population is feeding a new kind of business

    Photo Credit: Rana Chakraborty 31.4K Total Views A drive down Kolkata’s spine, the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass that connects the north and south, will tell you what the city is really worried about. Between signboards advertising new-age condominiums, five-star hotels and schools with “world class” facilities are a number of ads by hospitals and pharma companies […]