SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Diya TV) — TiE Silicon Valley has announced the organization’s 2017 conference, a celebration that will commemorate the body’s 25th anniversary, the event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. on May 5 and 6. At the convention, a multitude of roundtables and discussions are scheduled to take ..
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 ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Facebook said it won’t punish employees who take time off to join pro-immigrant protests on May 1. And, in a nod to security staff, janitors, shuttle-bus drivers and others who work for Facebook contractors on campus, the company also said it will investigate if any of its vendors illegally crack down ..
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 ..
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 ..
WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — India’s Finance Minister arrived in the U.S. Thursday for the beginning of a five-day trip, the topic of the future of the H-1B visa program is on Arun Jaitley’s itinerary of discussions. Jaitley delivered the message during a news conference, saying the concerns of Indian technology companies will be shared with U.S. ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Shares of Snap Inc. fell nearly two percent Monday after the company’s chief executive faced backlash for comments allegedly made about not prioritizing growth in India and Spain because they were “poor” countries. The decline put Snap on track to close at its lowest level in nearly a month, a sharp ..
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 ..
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 ..
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, ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — An Indian-American professor at Stanford University has developed a whirligig centrifuge that has the potential to reinvent the separation of blood plasma from red blood cells. Here’s how to build a whirligig: Thread a loop of twine through two holes in a button. Grab the loop ends, then rhythmically pull. ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — In the U.S., women are paid 20 percent less than men in the workforce. According to the American Association of University Women, at the current rate, national pay equity will not be achieved until 2152. Earnings ratios of course vary from state to state, and student debt has been contributing to the ..
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 ..