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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

Search from over a hundred HOW TO articles, Tips and Tricks

This Week I Learned - Week #172

This Week I Learned -

Microsoft Graph is a unified API endpoint, for accessing data, intelligence, and insights coming from the Microsoft cloud.

* Pokémon Go, the "digitally enhanced bird-watching" game, has almost as many users as Twitter

Catchpoint API monitor can mimic API calls made by mobile devices

* What is Digital, anyway? - Digital means exploiting emerging technologies to create user- and customer-centric interfaces and data-driven decisions, leading to more agile, responsive, and competitive business models.

* 52% of companies from the Fortune 500 list of 2000 no longer exist

* The two-year old New Media Wing under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry mines data from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube to collect sentiments on current affairs and provide insight to senior Government officials on the mood in the social media on a daily basis. The analysis is done using Oracle's Social Relationship Manager & Meltwater

ICICI Bank website and the bank's iMobile app can fetch the latest information for services including train options and ticket availability by connecting directly with the reservation system of the Indian Railways on a real time basis. The home page of Rail ticket booking subsite is all of 6.4MB mainly due to a 4.8MB background image. A IRCTC account is required to book train tickets on this subsite.

* ICICI Bank's note to customers using unparliamentary language - "..customers found to be offensive in their interaction with us will be required to close all their relationships with ICICI Bank"

* Amazon has built nearly two dozen warehouses in India  so far. The largest one is in Kothur in Telangana.

* 67% of the Indian population lives in rural areas. Only about 35% of India’s population is connected to the internet. 65% is under age 35. 80% of the population owns cell phones. Mobile wallets already outnumber credit cards

* Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of ageing that aims to help the elderly lead a better life.

* Dressing the same way everyday saves time

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