In its annual List of The Top 100 Global Thinkers Making A Difference In The World in 2014, Foreign Policy magazine has listed Harvard University researcher and scientist Sangeeta Bhatia along with 10 other Indians, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This year's list actually includes 131 individuals or organizations. About 51 of them are women, about 39 percent, according to the magazine.
BOSTON—Sixteen entrepreneurs are working with the Harvard Business School (HBS) community this year as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR). Sponsored by the School's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, now in its ninth year, invites experienced entrepreneurs to HBS to advise MBA students interested in starting companies and work with faculty on research and course development.
While poor posture is long-proven to cause a litany of adverse medical issues, one less tangible yet critical aspect is often overlooked: our personal image. Just look around any public venue and you'll notice that nearly everyone tends to slouch, making them far less alluring and seemingly less confident than if they were simply sitting up straight. Indeed, those with good posture exude a greater air of elegance, self-assurance, poise and, in a work environment, professionalism and a stronger presence overall.
TEWKSBURY, MA—Altiostar, founded by veteran tech entrepreneur Ashraf M. Dahod, unveiled its complete portfolio of carrier-grade, cloud-based, software-intensive radio access network (C-RAN) solution with Ethernet fronthaul that is designed to improve the quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency, and significantly reduce Total Cost of Ownership of LTE access networks.
Aereo, whose innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology made watching television simple and user-friendly but ran into legal trouble, has filed for bankruptcy. Using Aereo's technology, consumers can pause and rewind any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.
BEDFORD, MA — S4 Inc. has been awarded a prime contract to provide U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Systems and Missions Support (USAMS). The USAMS III contract vehicle will provide support to Headquarters USSTRATCOM at Offutt AFB, NE, its subordinate and supporting agencies, component commands, and supported agencies worldwide.
WALTHAM, MA—Paresh Motiwala has joined Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, as SQL Solutions Architect. He has been a database specialist for about 15 years. At Actifio, Motiwala will help the sales team with the SQL needs for their customer and tailor the solutions based on ideal marriage of Microsoft SQL Server and Actifio's Copy Data Management Technology.
WASHINGTON, DC—US President Barack Obama took a controversial but a bold step on immigration last night when he addressed the nation. Immigration being a big issue in the Asian and South Asian community, INDIA New England News here produces excerpts from his speech:"For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations
BOSTON--- Wayfair Inc. , one of the world's largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor, reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. "We are very pleased with the third quarter results and Wayfair's growth trajectory," said Niraj Shah, Wayfair CEO, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder.
NEW DELHI--The U.S.-India Business Council financial sector member companies and investment funds concluded their delegation last week that included a meeting with the Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley to discuss opportunities for deeper collaboration in capital markets, banking, payments, insurance, and asset management. In the meeting, USIBC reconfirmed its commitment to further strengthening the India-U.S. investment corridor.
ALBANY, N.Y.--Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled, "Medical Tourism Market (India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, Turkey, South Korea, Costa Rica, Poland, Dubai and Philippines) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 — 2019".
CHICAGO---Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., announced that it has hired Simi Gupta, CPA, MBA as its new Chief Accounting Officer for Brite Energy, Powered by Protection 1. Brite Energy is Protection 1's recently formed entity that will bring added services to its customers in the form of solar energy.
In previous years we suggested purchasing Virginia Land Preservation Credits. A dollar of tax credit could be purchased for 75 or 80 cents, saving a significant amount of money on state taxes. In recent years, however, some of these credits were challenged. Some of the people who purchased them had to redo their tax returns. Now, 88 cents is one of the best prices available. You still have to pay short-term capital gains on what you save. As a result, we are not recommending them this year.
In December 2009, Tristina Elmes owed more money than she could pay in taxes and found herself in tax court. The IRS wanted to collect as much as they could as quickly as possible. During an IRS summons, Elmes chose to plead the Fifth Amendment because she didn't trust the IRS in its fishing expedition.