Harvard student Neil Davey invited to TEDx for diagnostic tool innovation

Harvard student Neil Davey invited to TEDx for diagnostic tool innovation

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Neil Davey, and Indian American student at Harvard University, has developed a device that can diagnose malaria in a more cost effective and time efficient way. Davey and a fellow student, Miraj Shah, have developed a small hand-held device to detect malaria named UniDX, which brings a more effective solution to identifying malaria at ..

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expected to debut new net neutrality plans on Wednesday

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expected to debut new net neutrality plans on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai will kick off the process to scrap the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules on Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the matter. In Pai’s latest moves to relax regulations in the telecom industry, he will use an upcoming speech in the nation’s capital to repeat his opposition ..

Ascend Pinnacle hosts Inaugural Awards Dinner

Ascend Pinnacle hosts Inaugural Awards Dinner

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — Ascend Pan-Asian, a leadership group comprised of 20,000 members and 28 student chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, hosted the organization’s inaugural awards dinner on Friday, bringing together the South Asian community’s best and brightest from the technology, manufacturing and industrial sectors. Since the organization’s founding in 2005, Ascend ..

How President Trump’s ‘Hire American’ order could impact Silicon Valley

How President Trump’s ‘Hire American’ order could impact Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that directs federal agencies to review employment immigration laws to promote “Hire American” policies. While the order has no immediate impact on the nation’s visa programs, it does instruct the Departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to study existing laws and procedures and ..

Tech CEO Himanshu Bhatia to pay $135,000 to former domestic employee in settlement

Tech CEO Himanshu Bhatia to pay $135,000 to former domestic employee in settlement

IRVINE, Calif. (Diya TV) — The chief executive of an IT staffing company with California offices will pay $135,000 to settle claims she mistreated a former domestic employee. The U.S. Labor Department filed a complaint Aug. 22 against Himanshu Bhatia, the chief executive of Rose International. The company is headquartered in Chesterfield, Mo., but has an office ..

CSU Fullerton Professor Kiran George wins Shields Award

CSU Fullerton Professor Kiran George wins Shields Award

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Kiran George, an engineering professor from California State University, Fullerton, has been recognized as a transformational force in innovative research. From his development of a brain-controlled robotic arm for people who lose mobility in limbs, to an electronic communication system to aid patients who can no longer speak, George was selected as this ..

President Trump eyes H-1B visa reform to combat ‘fraud and abuse’

President Trump eyes H-1B visa reform to combat ‘fraud and abuse’

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — President Donald Trump has begun dialogues to retool the America’s H-1B skilled worker visa program, a White House official said Monday. These time-limited work permits are typically reserved for the world’s best and brightest from the scientific, engineering and technology sectors. India consistently ranks among the highest recipients of the visas. According ..

Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel in hot water over alleged comment maligning India

Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel in hot water over alleged comment maligning India

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — During a 2015 meeting to discuss Snapchat’s creative growth, Anthony Pompliano says he expressed concern that the app was not taking off overseas. Pompliano, who had just been recruited away from Facebook to join the company, insists that he presented ample methods to address the issue, but that Evan Spiegel, the company’s ..

Two Indian Americans Dakshi Agrawal and Sridhar Muppidi named IBM Fellows

Two Indian Americans Dakshi Agrawal and Sridhar Muppidi named IBM Fellows

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Thursday IBM named 11 new fellows, the company’s highest technical honor. The new Fellows are being celebrated for leading innovative work in cognitive computing, cloud, security and design. The IBM Fellow honor is conferred to IBMers in recognition of exceptional and sustained technical achievements and leadership in engineering, programming, services, science, ..

DOJ indicts Russian agents for the 500M user Yahoo hack

DOJ indicts Russian agents for the 500M user Yahoo hack

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The Justice Department on Wednesday indicted four men, including two Russian spies charging them with directing a criminal conspiracy that broke into 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014. According to federal prosecutors, the Russian government then used the information obtained from the intelligence officers and two others named in the indictment — a ..