Day: September 10, 2020

Times Internet is growing despite influx of US tech firms in India – TechCrunch

Times Internet said on Thursday it reaches more than 557 million active users in India each month and over 111 million users a day as several of its digital offerings demonstrated strong growth in the past year.

The Indian conglomerate — which operates over three-dozen properties, including on-demand streaming services MX Player and Gaana, and newspapers Times of India and Economic Times — added 107 million monthly active users in the financial year that ended in March, it said.

Its platform clocked over 67 billion page views in FY 2020, up from 47 billion from the year prior.

MX Player, which has now amassed over 200 million monthly active users, and Gaana, which now reaches 185 million monthly active users, grew 75% in the year, Satyan Gajwani, vice chairman of Times Internet told TechCrunch in an interview.

These figures put Times Internet, a subsidiary of 182-year-old Bennett Coleman and

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How to fix common Wi-Fi problems with the macOS built-in Wireless Diagnostics app

There’s no reason to turn to third-party tools for solutions to your Wi-Fi woes. macOS has a built-in tool that can scan your wireless network and make all the recommendations that a paid tool does.

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If you work from home you know how important a good Wi-Fi connection can be. You also know that the rapid expansion in remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some serious internet slowdowns and potential Wi-Fi problems, too.

If you live in a neighborhood where more people are working from home, children are going to school remotely, or neighbors are stuck in place it’s entirely possible that you’re experiencing Wi-Fi problems. The good thing is that some of them may be within your control.

SEE: Future of 5G: Projections, rollouts, use cases, and more (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Troubleshooting and fixing W-Fi problems can be done right

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Pittsburgh Passport program uses football, drag queens, and tech to sell the city to college grads

Organizers made diversity a priority and built a schedule of Zoom meetings that college students actually wanted to attend.

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How do you make a reinvigorated Rust Belt town look cool to college kids? Apply a business development lens to internship programs and make the process easier for employers and more compelling to students.

In its second summer session, the Pittsburgh Passport program attracted more than 1,700 participants from 170 universities, 41 countries, and 39 states. The program leaders successfully morphed an in-person program that included networking dinners and kayaking on the Allegheny River to an all-virtual format. The 24 Zoom sessions in June and July included:

  • A drag queen brunch
  • A conversation with Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner
  • An open mic night  
  • Cooking classes
  • A tech talk series about fintech, space missions, and startups

In 2019, 1,500 students participated in the program and this year the number

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