Come, check yourself: Amazon denies Ocasio-Cortez’s working condition claim

A senior Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face “dehumanizing conditions” as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities. Ocasio-Cortez, a newly elected progressive Democrat who was an outspoken critic of the plans to locate Amazon’s second headquarters in a New […]

Irdai panel wants ‘sandbox committee’ for digital innovation in insurance

An expert panel has suggested to insurance regulator IRDAI to set up a core ‘Sandbox Committee’ to promote digital innovation in the sector while safeguarding the interest of policyholders. Loosely defined, a sandbox approach means experimenting and learning before finally adopting a technology or system. This approach helps in containing the impact of failures. The […]

Explained: Cognizant bribed govt officials in India, to pay $25-mn penalty

Two former high-ranking executives of technology major Cognizant have been charged by US prosecutors with allegedly paying Tamil Nadu government officials $2 million in bribes to get building permits for the company’s Chennai campus. US-based Cognizant has agreed to pay $25 million to settle charges towards violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the […]

Infosys unveils app to offer learning experience for engineering students

The country’s second-largest IT services firm Infosys on Saturday announced the launch of ‘InfyTQ’, a digital platform to offer learning and engagement experiences to engineering students in the country. InfyTQ is a free platform open to all engineering students in their third and fourth years across India, Infosys said in a statement. The platform encourages […]

Twitter is testing a ‘News Camera’ feature, which is lot like Snapchat

Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly been developing a “News Camera” functionality that would allow users to add captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts – Snapchat-style. “Twitter’s new Snapchat-style camera, codenamed ‘News Camera’ is coming soon! Posts created by the ‘News Camera’ will be called ‘Moments’,” tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted on Friday. The micro-blogging […]