The optimistic title, “Humans could survive Mars visit,” belies the bad news in the body of the article on BBC News. The article reports on findings announced at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, based on data from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft instrument, Mars Radiation Environment Experiment (MARIE), which, unfortunately, stopped working after October’s record solar flares (See Nov. 6 headline). It gathered enough data before its demise to characterize the risks of radiation to humans on Mars. Though the hazards are twice those experienced on the space station, scientists feel they are survivable enough to allow for limited manned exploration of the red planet.This might be rephrased as an old-fashioned bad-news, good-news joke.Bad news: Mars has no protective magnetic field, so is bombarded by deadly radiation. If you go, you would be at high risk of cancer, cataracts, nervous system damage, and other unknown health problems.Good news: You could live underground.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
(Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 How long does it take to form veins of gold in the rock? (a) millions of years; (b) less than a second.If you guessed (b), you overestimated. It might just be a few tenths of a second. So reported Richard A. Lovett in Nature News about a new study in Nature Geoscience on the relationship between heat, pressure, precipitation, and earthquakes.Scientists have long known that veins of gold are formed by mineral deposition from hot fluids flowing through cracks deep in Earth’s crust. But a study published today in Nature Geoscience has found that the process can occur almost instantaneously — possibly within a few tenths of a second.The process takes place along ‘fault jogs’ — sideways zigzag cracks that connect the main fault lines in rock, says first author Dion Weatherley, a seismologist at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.The idea is that hot fluid flashes into vapor in the fault jogs during earthquakes, causing nearly instant precipitation of the fluids within them under rapid depressurization. This is called “flash vaporization.” Small earthquakes appear to be more efficient at gold vein formation than large ones. A slip of merely 130 micrometers in a 90-centimeter fault zone can result in a 50% pressure drop, allowing the rapid precipitation of gold and quartz.The caption in a photo of a gold vein accompanying the article says, “Veins of gold, such as this one trapped in quartz and granite, may deposit when the high-pressure water in which they were dissolved suddenly vaporises during an earthquake.”Lovett still promoted the idea that large veins of gold might take hundreds of thousands of years to form out of the “tiny” veins hypothesized in the study.That, Weatherley adds, might be one of the reasons that the rocks in gold-bearing quartz deposits are often marbled with a spider web of tiny gold veins. “You [can] have thousands to hundreds of thousands of small earthquakes per year in a single fault system,” he says. “Over the course of hundreds of thousands of years, you have the potential to precipitate very large quantities of gold. Small bits add up.”Nevertheless, it’s still a “flash in the pan” to use Lovett’s clever double metaphor. Given that so many small earthquakes can occur in a few years, it would seem hundreds of thousands of years are not necessary to find gold in them thar hills. The authors of the original paper said, “Multiple earthquakes progressively build economic-grade gold deposits.”See also the 10/15/2006 entry, “Gold Can Form in a Geological Instant.”It takes a lot of findings like this to overcome the programming many students receive in school that everything on earth takes millions of years. Darwin was enamored with the idea of slow and gradual processes accumulating large changes over time. That, however, is a worldview preference, not a fact of nature.
Tags:#Analysis#enterprise klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Forrester released today a report called Caution: IT Investment May Be Hurting US Job Growth. The report’s authors – Andrew Bartels, Christopher Mines and Sarah Musto – note that despite record corporate profits, unemployment remains unchanged. Forrester notes that poor job growth both causes and is caused by poor economic growth. It’s a vicious cycle.The report suggests that corporations are investing in IT instead of hiring workers. The analysts looked at research from 62 industries to find out what’s going on. The report says that the industries with the highest IT investment are also the ones with the biggest decline in jobs. The analysts conclude that there is a causal connection between IT investment growth and the lack of employment growth.Forrester is not the first to suggest this. Gartner VP and fellow Tom Austin’s blog post on the same subject lead us to ask last year “What Can IT Do To Stimulate the Job Market?” And AMI Partners claimed last year that cloud computing would result in 200,000 – 250,000 job losses over the next decade.Here’s some of what Forrester found:In 2/3 of industries raised IT investment while cutting jobs.In 1/5 of industries cut deep into employment while investing heavily in IT.In 1/4 of industries, IT investment was up and job losses were small.In 1/3 of industries both IT investment and employment were down.In five industries, IT investment was reduced and employment was increased.In 1/10 of industries, federal stimulus increased both IT investment and employment.“Looking across these 62 private sector industries, we found a modest but statistically significant inverse or negative correlation between IT investment and employment,” the report says. The effect was most pronounced in manufacturing.The industries that cut IT spending and boosted employment were: social assistance, computer systems design and related services, transit systems, performing arts and spectator sports and waste management.Industries that were able to raise both IT spending and employment were: ambulatory healthcare, education, nursing and residential care, hospitals, oil and gas extraction, mining support activities, petroleum, pipeline and utilities.What can be done? Forrester’s report is aimed at vendors who need to avoid the stigma of being bad for jobs. Forrester also warns that the perception that IT could be bad for jobs could cause political problems as well. “While the Republican takeover of the US House of representatives does reduce the risk of congressional hearings, resolution, and legislation on technology as a killer of jobs, republicans will be none too happy if the tax incentives for new business investment that they support end up in companies buying more technology instead of hiring more workers.” Therefore, Forrester’s advice for vendors is to tone down rhetoric about cost savings and emphasize technology’s ability to grow top-line revenues.But changing rhetoric won’t necessarily solve the actual problem. Forrester suggests that technology will lead to new jobs. That’s very likely – but will it lead to enough jobs to make up for the ones we lose? As Austin wrote, it’s 50 years since the IT revolution began. “Where all the new jobs for the ones displaced?”Photo by Daniel Lobo. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s a gradual move that we see people make to the cloud. It may seem slow at times but it is happening. What moves it along are the incremental changes to applications that make the services just a little bit easier to use.Here are three news items from this week that demonstrate how this shift is occurring. These news items have a common thread. All represent how Web operating systems (OS) flatten document formats for universal use and collaboration.Google Docs Supports 12 New FormatsHeavy Google Docs users know that not all file types can be imported into Google Docs. There’s always some way around the problem but the formatting is usually lost in some manner.Google Docs now supports 12 new file types that should lessen the issue to some extent.The new file types include:Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)Apple Pages (.PAGES)Adobe Illustrator (.AI)Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)PostScript (.EPS, .PS)TrueType (.TTF)XML Paper Specification (.XPS)Turn Your Tablet into a PCThis week, the Laptop Magazine blog reviewed a service designed for the new Honeycomb tablets. Quickoffice for Honeycomb uses the wide screen capabilities of the tablet as it runs the Android 3.0 operating system.The Quickoffice service abstracts the formats in Microsoft Office, allowing documents to be edited on mobile devices. A lot of talk at the Mobile World Congress was about the Web operating system for mobile devices. My view is that formats are an example of the breakdown in hierarchical systems that has lead us to the new Web operating systems such as Hewlett-Packar’s WebOS and the Google Chrome OS.The Laptop blog reviews a few of the capabilities that come with Quickoffice:For example, the file manager which appears when you first launch the app is a three-paned menu with a list of both local and cloud-based storage drive son the left, a list of files and folders in the center, and the files in the currently selected folder on the right.In the Quickpoint presentation editor, a panel on the left allows you to scroll through the list of slides in your presentation and reorder them by tap and dragging. In the Quickword document editor, you can see a list of thumbnails of the next and previous pages while you finger scroll and a context menu in the top bar changes to allow contextual search or formatting when you highlight a piece of text. The Quickpoint spreadsheet editor is also impressive, as it includes 140 formulas built in and the ability to handle multiple worksheets.Crocodoc Launches HTML5 ViewerCrocodoc launched an embeddable HTML5 document viewing and collaboration tool this week. The HTML5 viewer replaces its Flash-based viewer. The company is seeking to disrupt Adobe in the PDF editing and document collaboration space.Adobe is a classic example of a company that can be disrupted in this new innovation cycle. Crocodoc is further extending its reach by offering a new partner program. Yammer, for instance, will be integrating the Crocodoc service into its product.Formats for a Desktop AgeLooking at these announcements, you get the sense of what happens when older technologies become less useful. We talk a lot about the rate of change and how it takes longer than we think for trends to take footing. The online editing space has gone through a number of iterations over the past few years. In the process, the usefulness of services like Google Docs has lead to a shift that is affecting millions of people who just need an easier way to get things done.We will see formats flatten to fit the needs of users who want the simplicity of the Web OS. We’re in a different time now. It’s more about group collaboration than the singular task of creating documents for the purposes of one-way communication. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#cloud#cloud computing alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
What gets to define “passive house”?In their accompanying comments, most of the signatories seem to have no problem with PHIUS’s plan to modify criteria for the colder parts of North America, though they agree with Robinson’s contention that, should PHIUS modify its criteria, marketing the revised standard as “Passive House” would create confusion.“ ‘Passive House’ is not a trademark or brand, but it does have a recognized meaning internationally and in the U.S.,” wrote Greg Duncan, an architect and certified Passivhaus designer based in Brooklyn, New York. “I believe that if PHIUS starts certifying buildings that do not meet this standard, they should use a different term.” UPDATED 4/5/2012 with new blog linksProduct names, program names, brands, and logos can be potent symbols of identity, so much so they’re often at the center of all kinds of marketing initiatives, corporate litigation, and cultural iconography. For people in the building industry, the term “passive house” – or Passivhaus, as we call it here – has come to mean a specific performance standard, and some say that if the criteria behind the standard are loosened to accommodate, say, climate conditions, a name other than Passive House (or Passivhaus) should be used.That is the core idea of a petition that has been circulating on the Web since March 16 via SignOn, a petitioning tool sponsored by civic action group MoveOn.org. Hayden Robinson, an architect and certified Passivhaus consultant based in Seattle, launched the petition to suggest to Passive House Institute U.S. – which has been examining data from 100 PHIUS-certified projects and fielding comments from the building community about possibly relaxing the Passivhaus standard for some projects in extremely cold climates – that the group’s initiative, while worthy, should proceed with a name other than Passive House. Several of those who signed the petition are in Western Europe, a few are in the U.K. and Canada, and at least one is in Australia. Multiple standards would create confusionHere’s the text of the petition: “The Passive House building energy standard is widely recognized in North America and internationally. In the United States, the standard is used by hundreds of businesses and professionals, and its criteria are maintained by a number of certifying agencies offering services across the country. In its blog post, ’15kWh is dead. Long live 15kWh,’ PHIUS publicized a plan to create its own certification criteria and promote them using the Passive House name. PHIUS’s desire to innovate is commendable, and the larger conversation around potential improvements to the Passive House standard is healthy; however, having multiple standards competing under the name Passive House would create confusion and controversy. We therefore ask PHIUS to distinguish its program by giving it a distinctive name.” RELATED ARTICLES Redefining Passivhaus The Passivhaus Institut in Germany Disowns Its U.S. Satellite The American Passive House Institute Responds to Dr. FeistRound 3: Wolfgang Feist Discusses the PHI-PHIUS SplitPassivhaus Combatants Continue To Speak OutPossible Relaxation of Passivhaus Standard Stirs Debate PHIUS Tries to Trademark ‘Certified Passive House Consultant’PHIUS Draws a Line in the SandA Bridge Over Passivhaus Waters Katrin Klingenberg respondsPHIUS director Katrin Klingenberg told GBA she regards the petition as a “pretty normal response to our proposal for change” – a response, she said, that stems in part from misunderstandings about PHIUS’s study of building science and building performance as it relates to climate zones in North America.“We haven’t been doing our best to communicate what we’re doing more clearly,” she said, noting in an e-mail that PHIUS’s data analysis “will address climates that are very different from the central European climate. Some climates might see a slight relaxation in the annual energy target (Duluth, MN, very cold), some will see a tightening (San Francisco, CA, much milder). It only makes sense to not make Passive House cost-prohibitive/impossible in very cold climates.”Klingenberg also wrote, “Modifications will be in line with critiques of Passive House from leading building scientists and energy experts in North America like John Straube, Marc [Rosenbaum], Martin [Holladay], etc.”Klingenberg pointed out that in dry, sunny climates of the sort found in New Mexico, hitting the annual energy target could lean less on superinsulation and more on the output of a solar thermal system.“Modification doesn’t change the core value of PH,” she wrote, “it only makes it more accessible and cost-effective, and enhances its chance to become mainstream (without compromising comfort and envelope). It makes it the best it can be.” Discussion heats up in the blogosphereSeveral bloggers have chimed in on this dispute, including:Mike Eliason of Brute Force Collaborative: On Peti- & Certifica- tionsLloyd Alter of Treehugger: A Plague On Both Their Passive HousesAndrew Michler of Inhabitat: Passive House Debate Heats Up Mike Eliason again: Monitoring the Petition FalloutMatt Hickman of Mother Nature Network: Active AggressiveRoger at the EdgewaterHaus blog: When is a Passive House NOT a Passive House?
Related Posts How, then, did Mint grow to 1.5 million users and sell for $170 million after just two years of operation? Because, while Mint wasn’t the first online money management software, it was the first to do most of the work for its users. Compared to Microsoft Money and Quicken, its major competitors at the time, Mint had two advantages: First, it interfaced with a wider range of financial institutions; second, it could automatically categorize expenses that users of the two other tools had to label manually. Mint’s triumph over its enterprise peers was the shot heard ‘round the software world: Not all integrations are created equal, and the company whose product has the best integrations is all but certain to win. Running the Integration RaceOf course, the bar for integrations is now much higher: All or most national banks offer their own budgeting tools, FICO scorecard, and person-to-person payments — functions that required separate apps just a few years ago. The integration trend isn’t just limited to financial services, though. Industries from healthcare to communications to marketing are increasingly dominated by the most effective integrators. To win the integration race in your industry:1. Formalize popular ad hoc integrations.Believe it or not, your users’ most wanted integrations are hiding in plain sight. Web-based tools like If This Then That and Zapier let users chain together apps without direct integrations. Look first to featured integrations: Zapier users regularly hook Gmail, for example, to Slack, Google Calendar, Dropbox, and Facebook Ads. One of Zapier’s most popular Gmail-Google Calendar integrations is to set Calendar to create an event invite whenever an email with a certain phrase or subject is received. Doesn’t that sound like an integration Google should already have? Mixmax evidently thought so. The email improvement firm has raised seven figures for trying to bring email into the 21st century. Although Mixmax’s best-known integration involves letting email recipients schedule calendar events from the body of an email, it’s also formalized other obviously helpful email integrations, such as those with SMS, Twitter, Salesforce, and Box. 2. Team up with integration partners. The best integrations, just like the best business relationships, involve partnerships. Because many brands are understandably skittish about opening their software up to the wider world, gaining API access often requires a formal agreement. To establish those partnerships, firms have essentially two choices: one-to-one negotiations or network membership. One of the most well-known integration networks in the computing space, for example, is the Technology Alliance Partnership, whose members include Intel, Microsoft, Dell, SAP, Oracle, and more. The partnership’s goal, according to the prior link, is to create “end-to-end solutions that work.” Because larger firms tend to see integrations with less popular products as one-sided, smaller companies often have to offer other services in return. Time-tracking tool Hubstaff, which claims integrations are the secret to its growth, closed integration relationships with Basecamp and Trello through co-marketing proposals, social media shout-outs, and blog guest posts. 3. Tap into open APIs. An open API, or public API, provides universal access to a program’s integration point to consumers of the given software. Why would companies want to provide open access? Because it benefits both parties: The API owner gains greater traffic and brand recognition, while the API user adds functionality to its own product. Not sure where to start? A GitHub user has put together quite the list of public APIs, with a table of contents that sorts them by industry. Don’t be afraid to look beyond your own industry, though. If your brand has a YouTube channel, for example, you might be interested in YouTube’s open API that millions of sites use to embed videos, display metrics, schedule live streams, and facilitate channel subscriptions. Should you open-source your own API? Doing so is a good way to expand your user base, but be careful: Insecure APIs can give hackers access to user data or act as a foothold for further attacks. In 2018 alone, Venmo, Panera, USPS, and more were all breached via poorly secured APIs. Mint may no longer be the golden child of the finance industry, but its tenure taught the software industry that integrations alone can be a brand differentiator. The stakes may be higher, but Mint’s strategy still stands: In an age when companies spend millions developing and marketing new products, integrations might be the easiest way for software firms to get ahead. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#api#integrated technology#integration#Software#technology Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… Before industry giant Intuit bought Mint in 2009, the personal finance tool was, frankly, pretty basic. Despite syncing with a user’s bank accounts, it couldn’t send or receive money; it couldn’t extend credit. Heck, it couldn’t even deposit a check.
Eight stories in the news for Tuesday, Nov. 28———PM TRUDEAU SET TO APOLOGIZE TO LGBTQ COMMUNITYPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver an apology in the House of Commons today for discrimination faced by members of the LGBTQ community. The Canadian Press has learned that the Trudeau government will also earmark more than $100 million to compensate members of the military and other federal agencies whose careers were sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation. Several thousand people are expected to be eligible for the compensation.———REPORT CALLS FOR PRIVATIZATION OF HYDRO COMPANIESThe Toronto Region Board of Trade calls for wider privatization of electricity distribution companies in a report to be released today. The report, obtained by The Canadian Press, says the move would increase competitiveness in an attempt to drive down costly Ontario electricity prices. Board CEO Jan De Silva says a key recommendations is to privatize — by a maximum of 10 per cent initially — portions of hydro distribution companies now run by municipalities.———CANADIANS TRAPPED IN BALI AS VOLCANO ERUPTSSome Canadians are trapped in Bali after Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee from an erupting volcano that prompted the closure of the international airport. Global Affairs Canada said 403 Canadians in Bali have registered with its Registration of Canadians Abroad service but a spokesperson says registration is voluntary, so more Canadian may be there. Mount Agung has been spewing clouds of white and dark grey ash since the weekend.———MARIJUANA BILL CLEARS COMMONSBill C-45, the federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana by next summer, has received final approval in the House of Commons by a vote of 200-82. The bill now travels to the Senate, where Conservative senators are threatening to hold up passage. Some provinces have complained they can’t be ready to implement and enforce the legislation by next July.———CANADIAN ACCUSED IN YAHOO HACK TO APPEAR IN U.S. COURTA Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails is set to appear in court today in San Francisco. Court records show Karim Baratov is scheduled to attend a change of plea hearing this afternoon. Baratov was sent to face charges to the U.S. this summer after waiving his right to an extradition hearing in Canada.———PLEA EXPECTED FOR COPS WHO MOCKED WOMAN WITH DOWN SYNDROMETwo Toronto police officers who were recorded mocking a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome are expected to plead guilty to misconduct before a disciplinary committee today. Const. Sasa Sljivo is charged with misconduct related to the use of profane, abusive or insulting language, while Const. Matthew Saris is charged with misconduct related to the failure to report Sljivo’s comments, which contravened the Ontario Human Rights Code.———MICHELLE OBAMA, JOE BIDEN IN TORONTO TODAYTwo prominent figures in the U.S. Democratic Party will attend separate speaking engagements today in Toronto. Former first lady Michelle Obama will speak at a conference about education and equality for girls and women around the world. Later on, former vice-president Joe Biden will be in the city as the headline speaker for a conference on business leadership.———TORONTO SET TO CHEER CUP-WINNING ARGONAUTSA rally for the 105th Grey Cup champion Argonauts will be held today in front of Toronto City Hall. The Argos completed a remarkable worst-to-first turnaround with a 27-24 comeback victory over Calgary in Ottawa on Sunday night, capturing the franchise’s CFL-leading 17th Grey Cup championship. It was Toronto’s first Grey Cup win since beating Calgary for the 2012 CFL crown.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Scotiabank will kick of bank reporting week with its fourth-quarter and year-end results.— Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release its 2017 Rental Market Survey.— The Bank of Canada will release the Financial System Review.— Statistics Canada will update the industrial product and raw material price indexes for October.— The Institute of Governance hosts a national summit in Ottawa with Indigenous leaders.— The National Energy Board will hear from landowners in Edson, Alta., about the route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.— A court date for Oscar Arfmann, charged in connection with the shooting of Abbotsford, B.C., police Const. John Davidson.
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he enjoys a great relationship with Unai Emery but will put that aside when Tottenham face Arsenal on Sunday.Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery are familiar foes as they have faced each other numerous times in La Liga, but Sunday’s game will be the new Arsenal manager’s first North London derby.The Spurs manager is getting ready for his 10th North London derby and says Emery’s arrival at Arsenal will add a different element to the game.“It will be so different,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.“Now we are going to face a good friend in Unai Emery. It will be strange but when we start the game we are going to compete.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We always had a fantastic relationship when we faced each other in Spain. I wish him all the best here at Arsenal, after our game of course.“He is doing a fantastic job there. Arsenal have always been a very good team and they had one of the greatest managers ever, but now they have a totally different culture.“This is my fifth season here so I understand completely what it means. In the last few seasons we have increased the level against the London clubs.“But, of course, Arsenal is special and it is important to be ready with the right mentality.”
Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tags Amazon once again dominated the week’s news with a bombshell announcement Thursday that it’s backing out of plans for a New York City-based HQ2. T-Mobile and Sprint got a grilling on Capitol Hill over their planned merger and what it means for rural 5G. And we said goodnight to Opportunity, NASA’s history-making Mars rover declared dead on Wednesday. But we’re still roving. Here are a few mission-critical stories you don’t want to miss.These Android apps are tracking you, even if you’ve said stopPotentially breaking Google’s rules, advertisers are gathering data that can help them skirt an Android privacy feature. SOPA Images In a New York minute, Amazon’s HQ2 plans for the Big Apple are kaput. Here’s whyA “perfect storm” destroys the most sought-after development project in years. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Drones at the border: How Trump’s wall could get eyes in the skyCompanies are hoping to cash in on millions of dollars in new border security spending as the president declares a national emergency.The AeroVironment Puma drone, already used by the military, can be launched by hand. AeroVironment You happily share your Netflix password, but there are risksOur unstoppable desire to share serves as a great example of the ways cybersecurity tips often don’t make sense in the everyday lives of internet users. James Martin/CNET Apple needs an iPhone SE 2 now more than everIt was small, had a fingerprint reader and a headphone jack. It was everything the larger iPhones weren’t and aren’t today. Angela Lang/CNET Sony’s video game boss wants fewer, bigger PlayStation gamesVideo game makers are struggling to adapt to the internet era. With the PS5 on the horizon, Sony’s Shawn Layden has a plan. Ian Sherr/CNET Valentine’s Day heartbreaks: MoviePass, Game Boy and more tech that tested our loveSometimes lousy battery life and canceled Amazon shows leave us feeling just as forlorn as our exes do. Angela Lang/CNET With smart sneakers, privacy risks take a great leapPrivacy experts are waiting for the other shoe to drop on connected kicks. After all, the smarter the object, the more likely it is to be hacked. Alfred Ng / CNET Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s chaotic interview: 6 takeaways from his tweetsIn an interview through tweets, Dorsey talks about tech responsibility, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Cheez-Its. Drew Angerer / Getty Images Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Post a comment Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 0 See All Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Android Pie Amazon Drones Jack Dorsey Privacy Google Sony Apple Tech Industry Share your voice •
Employees of Infosys Technologies Limited walk in the campus of the company’s headquarters in Bangalore on April 13, 2017.MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty ImagesUpdate at 3.17 PM: Wipro recovered from its lows to trade at Rs 525.75, down 2.05 percent while Infosys was trading 1.47 percent higher at Rs 962.60, while Biocon gained 1.26 percent to trade at Rs 1,033 after the GST Council reduced the tax rate on insulin from 12 percent to 5 percent.The BSE Sensex was down 166 points to 31,095, dragged by Tata Motors, L&T, Wipro and ICICI Bank. Wipro shares go ex-bonus from Tuesday (June 13) while the record date for the 1:1 bonus shares is June 14, 2017.Update at 10.50 AM: Wipro shares crashed almost 3 percent to hit an intraday low of Rs 521.40 in response to the company flagging off Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections as a factor affecting growth. Infosy was also down 0.81 percent to Rs 941.”On November 8, 2016, Donald J Trump was elected the next President of the United States. As a candidate, Trump expressed support for policies impacting existing trade agreements, like North America Free Trade Agreement. He also proposed trade agreements, thus, promoting greater restrictions on free trade generally and significant increases tariffs on goods imported into the United States,” Wipro said in a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).”Social, political, regulatory and economic conditions or in laws and policies governing foreign trade, manufacturing, development and investment in the territories and countries where we currently operate could adversely affect our business,” the company added. Original story:Political uncertainty in Europe, especially in the UK after election results threw a hung parliament, led to weak opening on Asian stocks markets on Monday, impacting India. The BSE Sensex opened about 150 points lower to hit 31,106 but partially recovered later to trade at 31,140, down 122 points, at around 9.45 am. Top losers were Wipro (down 2.6 percent to Rs 522), TCS and Adani Ports while stocks bucking the trend included Sun Pharma, Maruti Suzuki India and GAIL (India).The bearish opening for Indian stock market was on predicted lines. “Indian markets are likely to open flat and may trade in positive zone tracking the SGX Nifty and Asian markets,” brokerage Angel Broking said in a note on Monday morning.The government will be releasing May retail inflation data and April factory output (IIP) after markets close for the day on Monday. Finance minister Arun Jaitley will be meeting chiefs of public sector banks to discuss a slew of developments and initiatives, including NPAs.Brokerage Nirmal Bang Institutional Equities has forecast retail (CPI) inflation to come at 2.3 percent, lower than the record low of 2.99 percent posted for April.”May 2017 Consumer Price Index or CPI inflation is likely to come in at 2.3 percent, lower than the 3 percent reading for the previous month,” Teresa John, economist at brokerage Nirmal Bang Institutional Equities, said in a note on Friday.”The decline in CPI inflation can be attributed to the fall in food inflation, particularly continuous disinflation in pulses, and soft vegetable prices combined with the base effect,” she added.GST updateAfter tweaking tax rates on 66 items such as cinema tickets, cashew, insulin, incense sticks and computer printers, at its meeting on Sunday, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will be meeting on June 18 to review its preparedness for rolling out the GST rates from July 1 2017.Petrol, diesel prices for Monday, June 12(The daily price mechanism currently valid in five cities will be extended to the entire country from June 16). www.ioc.com A car enters an Indian Oil fuel station in New Delhi, August 29, 2016.Reuters file