‘Liar loans’: Australians overstating income to get mortgages, says analyst

UBS’s Jonathan Mott says one third of those who took out a mortgage in the past 12 months were not ‘completely factual’ with their financial information  A UBS banking analyst says ‘one quarter to one third of the mortgages on Australian banks’ books are based on factually inaccurate applications’. Photograph: […]

Facebook says Pages that regularly share false news won’t be able to buy ads

Facebook says it’s taking another step against Pages that share fabricated news stories. The company has already been working with outside fact-checkers like Snopes and the AP to flag inaccurate news stories. (These aren’t supposed to be stories that are disputed for reasons of opinion or partisanship, but rather outright hoaxes and […]

Myth buster: Fertility treatments do not spike divorce risk, says study

3 Undergoing fertility treatment does not increase divorce risk, says a study in a finding that can help in supporting patients’ commitment to the treatment. Previous studies have suggested that undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) greatly increases couples’ stress and anxiety levels. Some even claimed […]

Technical education must be imparted in regional languages, says Union minister Vijay Sampla

Technical education should be imparted in regional languages to provide a level playing field to the rural youths whose lack of knowledge of English put them at a disadvantage in comparison to their urban counterparts, Union minister Vijay Sampla said on Wednesday. “Youths in remote areas who have obtained technical […]

Is the Mobile App Already Dead? comScore Says We’re Nearing “Peak App” (INFOGRAPHIC)

Barring Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and other hugely successful names, many apps are actually rarely used or even downloaded by mobile device owners. Yet many businesses spend considerable time and resources creating apps to engage customers. A new study from comScore now says we’re nearing the “Peak App” moment, which suggests businesses […]

Amazon Says ‘Bullish’ on India Business, New Services in the Offing

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon announced its fourth quarter earnings Amazon is happy with India’s response to its offerings The company will continue to invest in the country moving forward Amazon announced its holiday quarter earnings, and even though the profit jumped during the year-end holiday shopping season, the share prices sank as […]

98% of Small Businesses Use Wireless, AT&T Poll Says

[Click for large version PDF] Nearly all (98 percent) small businesses use wireless technologies in their operations, a 2013 AT&T small business technology poll says. Details of the poll released recently also reveal how dependent upon wireless technology most small businesses have become. For example, the survey shows two-thirds (about […]

Facebook Says Data Requests From India Increased in First Half of 2016

In keeping with the global trend, the Indian government requested social networking giant Facebook for data 6,324 times in the first half of 2016 – up from 5,561 requests in the earlier July-December 2015 period, Facebook’s latest Government Requests Report revealed on Saturday. Facebook restricted access to 2,034 pieces of […]