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Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal joins club of India-born US tech captains

Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet are among the highest-profile leaders of US firms of Indian origin.
Twitter Inc. logo. | Bloomberg

3 things new CEO Parag Agrawal should do to spark a turnaround for Twitter

It’s possible Agrawal has the skills to grow the platform to expand beyond its core users. He must fundamentally change the way the company does product development.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal | Linkedin

Who is Parag Agrawal, IIT-Bombay & Stanford graduate taking over as Twitter CEO

Agrawal, the youngest person to run a company in the S&P 500, is still a relative unknown who has spent no time in the limelight at the controversial social media company.
Jack Dorsey | Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg File Photo

Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO, IIT alum Parag Agrawal picked successor

Dorsey said he decided to leave the company as Twitter is 'ready to move on from its founders'. He had earlier stepped down as CEO of Twitter in 2008, but returned in 2015.
Illustration: Prajna Ghosh, Manisha Yadav | ThePrint

From ‘I had idli’ to political megaphone, how tiny Twitter punches above its weight in India

Twitter has far less reach than WhatsApp or even Facebook, so why do political parties think it’s so important?
Owners can keep updating the pet’s photo regularly so that the ForPAWS app can better identify the dog as it ages | Representational image: Commons

Live in Bengaluru & lost your dog? New app could help with facial recognition, online network

Released on 3 November, dog lovers can use this facial recognition app to find missing pets. The app already has over 10,000 downloads despite being available only in the city of Bengaluru.

Do you use predictive text? It could be slowing you down

Functions such as autocorrect and predictive text are designed to make typing faster and more efficient. But research shows this isn’t necessarily true.

Parliamentary panel recommends new regulator to oversee Facebook, Twitter

The high-level committee is asking for tighter rules because current laws treating social media platforms as intermediaries have not done enough in terms of regulation.
Illuminated application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining devices and power units in a rack at the cryptocurrency mining farm | Representatiional image | Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

Govt lists bill to ‘prohibit’ pvt cryptocurrencies, create RBI variant in Parliament session

Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies with 'certain exceptions to promote underlying technology'.
A branch of the Punjab National Bank in Jammu | Representational image: ANI

PNB denies cybersecurity firm’s claim that 180 million customers’ data was breached

Chandigarh-based cybersecurity firm CyberX9 said a vulnerable PNB internal server could have allowed in a hacker, and the bank fixed problem months after patch was available.

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All political talk in India is obsessing over 2024. The real deal is 2025

Much was made of Mohan Bhagwat's meeting with media editors recently, but not too many took note of his talks with book publishers a few months ago.
A tennis ball manufacturing unit at the Anand & Anand factory in Jalandhar | Shubhangi Misra | ThePrint

Jalandhar’s Rs 2,000-cr sports goods industry says Covid shut 40% units, govt says no distress

ThePrint visited Jalandhar, where workers and business owners in the sporting goods industry are sending distress signals. Government officials say concerns are overblown.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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