Must read books to get hold of complex systems

  By Candidread Staff Developing a basic understanding (and a sense of intuition) around how complex systems work may be the most important things we’ve learned in the last 2 years. Complex systems are any system with many different components that interact with each other. They are characterized by the phrase “the whole is greater… Continue reading Must read books to get hold of complex systems


NASA’s lunar space station

  NASA’s goal of returning to the moon should see a major push in early 2019, when the agency awards its first contract for the lunar “Gateway” program. The Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is NASA’s planned “staging” area intended for studies of the moon and the deep-space environment. Eventually, it will function as a way station for astronauts traveling to and from… Continue reading NASA’s lunar space station

Amazon’s 2-hour delivery plans for India

Amazon India aims to deliver your orders within 2 hours Soon you will be able to order all you need from Amazon and have it delivered to your doorstep within two hours. The company’s big plans for India this year include delivering packages in two hours in four cities as an attempt to expand and broaden its… Continue reading Amazon’s 2-hour delivery plans for India

Will the car of the future sell your data?

  By Candidread Staff As smarter vehicles become troves of personal information, get ready for coupon offers at the next stoplight Picture this: You’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops… Continue reading Will the car of the future sell your data?

What Good Is ‘Community’ When Someone Else Makes All the Rules?

  By Carina Chocano Life online can offer us a sense of belonging in any number of virtual villages. But the power to control those spaces isn’t very communal at all You can tell a lot about the cultural status of capitalism by how we refer to people who buy stuff. “Customer,” with its implicit deference — its… Continue reading What Good Is ‘Community’ When Someone Else Makes All the Rules?

Why You Should Build A Small Business — Not A Start-up

  By Ayushman Pershad, Founder & CEO, Syntax We all want to do important things. We all want to work on important products, start important companies and accomplish tasks that could change the world and have an enormous impact. I see this in entrepreneurs and the tech community more than anywhere else. The question we… Continue reading Why You Should Build A Small Business — Not A Start-up

TIME 100: Most Influential people in 2018

Four Indians find their names on the list. Time and again, the world has come across people who have left an imprint on it, through their work—people who have set trends, who have questioned outlandish norms, and have stood for the truth. The TIME magazine’s 100 most influential persons list includes those who have strived to make… Continue reading TIME 100: Most Influential people in 2018

Can Blockchain save the Indian Banking System?

By Candidread Staff The banking sector is a major global growth driver. The financial crisis in 2008, which followed the bankruptcy of four major US banks, sent shockwaves across the global economy. Fortunately, India wasn’t as badly affected, thanks to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to implement preventive measures, by directing banks to refrain… Continue reading Can Blockchain save the Indian Banking System?

Identity Inclusion before Financial Inclusion

  By Husayn Kassai In a fractured world, financial inclusion is crucial to building a shared future. Open access to financial services is fundamental to giving people the tools to better their lives. In the past few years, a lot has been done to lay the groundwork for an inclusive financial infrastructure. First came internet… Continue reading Identity Inclusion before Financial Inclusion

What went wrong at Facebook?

A months long investigation uncovered concerns that Cambridge Analytica may have used improperly obtained academic data to craft its psychometric profiles. In early 2014, a couple years before a bizarre election season marred by waves of false stories and cyberattacks and foreign disinformation campaigns, thousands of Americans were asked to take a quiz. On Amazon’s… Continue reading What went wrong at Facebook?