Woman Goes From Homelessness to Graduating Harvard

If you’re ever feeling dismal about your own circumstances, just take a little bit of inspiration from Norma Heath. After losing her job several years ago, Norma became depressed and entered a downward spiral that left her homeless and drug addicted without any stability to finish school. But then her prospects changed two years ago […]

Is This Malaysia-Born Author the Next International Sensation?

It is the stuff of literary dreams: Malaysia-born author Felicia Yap’s debut novel Yesterday has not even hit the shelves, and is already being called one of the most anticipated titles of 2017. The high-concept futuristic thriller, slated for August, was at the centre of a heated auction between three publishers last year, before being […]

Alipay Launches Free Health Insurance Service

Alipay has launched a free health insurance service to allow users under the age of 60 a certain amount of insurance coverage every time they make a payment with their Alipay Wallet. Dubbed Dabing Wuyoubao (welfare version) (大病無憂寶(福利版), the service is in partnership with Taikang Insurance (泰康保險) to allow users to accumulate their free insurance […]

An Interview with Photojournalist G.M.B. Akash

G.M.B. Akash is one of my favourite colour photographers of all time. He has won more than 40 international awards and his work has been published around the world. Beyond that, he is the rare breed of photojournalist who cares deeply about the people he is documenting. While many commoditize their subjects, feeling that the […]

LinkedIn Reaches the 500 Million User Mark

LinkedIn has hit a major milestone. The social media site just hit the half-billion user mark. That’s right — 500 million users. Further, there are now 9 million businesses actively on the site. The power of this community benefits a global audience, allowing businesses and their perspective employees and clients to connect like never before. […]

Google I/O 2017 – What’s New?

Google I/O (simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. I/O showcases technical in-depth sessions focused on building the web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Google I/O was inaugurated in […]

Starbucks Gives Its Baristas Free Tuition at the College

Through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan (SCAP), eligible baristas get full tuition coverage for every year of college to earn their bachelor’s degree. That’s right. FREE TUITION. I mean, how awesome is that? To put that into perspective, the average college graduate in 2016 finished with over $37,000 in debt. In fact, estimates indicate that […]

Paytm To Launch Payments Bank On 23 May

India’s leading digital wallet player Paytm has received the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and is set to launch Paytm Payments Bank on 23 May, its holding company One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd said on Wednesday. Renu Satti, vice-president of business at Paytm, will take over as the chief executive officer (CEO) […]