Uber CEO Says Working With Airbus on Helicopter Service

    Uber Technologies Inc is working with Airbus Group SE to provide on-demand helicopter services, Uber co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick said on Tuesday. “The point is if you can push a button and can get a ride, then why not push a button and get a helicopter,” Kalanick said talking to students at the […]

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    Adele’s Hello Becomes Fastest Video to Reach a Billion Views on YouTube

    Adele has broken another record – her video for “Hello” is the quickest to reach one billion views on YouTube. “Hello,” a ballad that ended a four-year album hiatus for the British singer, entered the exclusive one billion-view club late Monday just 88 days after its release. It easily broke the speed record set by […]

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    Trello Announces Power-Ups Platform With Support for Zendesk, Giphy, and More

    Trello, a popular Web-based project management application, has just gotten more powerful. The company has announced Power-Ups Platform, a feature that enables the service to fetch information from outside sources. Some of the services that it currently supports include Zendesk, SurveyMonkey, and Giphy. Trello announced on Monday the Power-Ups Platform. The feature gleans information and […]

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    This is Arun Jaitley’s most difficult decision yet as finance minister

    Photo Credit: IANS 14.7K Total Views Economists are divided. Industry as always wants more money from the government. But the Reserve Bank of India governor and even the NITI Aayog chairman are clear that any such decision would be dangerous. Which leaves Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with his most difficult choice yet, ahead of his […]

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    Is India really behind Nepal’s economic blockade?

    Photo Credit: Diptendu Dutta/AFP 27K Total Views An economic blockade in the Terai along India’s border with Nepal has caused acute shortages and price rise in land-locked Nepal. What is the cause of this crisis, and what is India’s role? What are the demands of Madhesis protestors opposing Nepal’s new Constitution, and what is the […]

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    India’s colonial hangover: Why the police still resort to lathi-charges

    Photo Credit: AFP 21.4K Total Views A video recording of members of the Delhi Police, their faces screwed up with hate, brutally thrashing students demonstrating in support of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula on Saturday has caused a stir, at least in the media. This is probably because it occurred in Delhi, was captured on video […]

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    What’s going on at Yahoo?

    Photo Credit: Omar Torres/AFP 12.6K Total Views Spare a thought for the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer. Nearly four years on the job, the ailing internet giant is still struggling to deliver a credible path to growth. And following the US$4.3 billion loss the company reported for the year in its latest results, the Yahoo […]