‘Frivolous filings’ cited for visa denial plan: USCIS

USCIS officials to get discretionary powers to reject incomplete applications, without requests for information   Ritu Jha   Frivolous filings are why the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has to take a strong decision about the recent policy memorandum (PM) that gives USCIS adjudicators discretionary power to deny an application, petition, or request without […]

More power to the women

Speakers discussed the many hurdles in ensuring equality and called on men to do their bit   Ritu Jha   “Empowerment of Women” was the theme of the third annual 2018 Ideal Village conference recently held at Stanford University. The topics addressed included gender inequality, and the dearth of healthcare, education, safety, a decent livelihood […]

InMobi-Microsoft deal makes move into AI

InMobi evaluated the entire landscape and felt that Microsoft had the best technology Ritu Jha   InMobi had been doing very well in mobile-based marketing, but a recent partnership with Microsoft makes it clear it plans to target larger organizations than it has in its customer base. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, announced in a […]

Women to the fore

While recent efforts have improved the situation in tech, a lot still needs to be done, according to the industry   Ritu Jha   “MeToo has changed a lot of things at offices.” That was Shanthi Iyer, vice president, information technology, Cisco discussing the effect of recent efforts to curb sexual harassment in the workplace. She […]

TiE Inflect, an event transformed

With fewer booths, more youth and women rejuvenate 25-year-old event   Ritu Jha   Thousands of Indian techies, young students aspiring to be an entrepreneur attended The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Inflect 2018, (an annual conference formerly known as TiEcon). This year’s focus of the two days conference on May 4 and 5, was on artificial […]

First Impressions : AI@ TiE Inflect 2018

An AI expert and entrepreneur finds a lot to like at one of the hottest annual conferences on technology   Column: Piyush Malik   When does a technology concept become buzz worthy? When analysts’ hype cycles, pundits’ predictions and the marketers’ noise rise to a crescendo – almost in unison to become a deafening cacophony. When […]

A watchful eye

Anoo Nathan’s SmartMonitor detects, tracks and collects real-time data on chronic conditions – and even warns caregivers if there is a problem   Ritu Jha   Anoo Nathan still remembers the woman who drew her to healthcare. It was on one Christmas, she recalls, that a single mother reached out to her. The lady’s 17-year-old […]