Technology

Twitter To Forge Ahead On Its Own As No Buyers Stake Claim

twitEveryone who has an access to the internet would certainly be familiar with Twitter. The micro-blogging site has several millions of users who log in daily to share their tweets or posts of 140 characters. Despite an ever growing user base, twitter is still struggling to meet ends. The company is looking for ways to increase its growth in revenue. Salesforce the popular cloud platform took part in a negotiation with Twitter Inc. However, the deal failed to turn fruitful as Salesforce failed to take up Twitter’s offer on the sale.

Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce in a press release earlier stated that Twitter is an unpolished jewel and the company openly signaled interest for a tie up with the social media site. It is to be noted other popular firms like Google’s Parent company Alphabet and Walt Disney have expressed interest in the deal with Twitter.

The removal of Salesforce sent twitter shares further plummeting downwards. The shares of the micro-blogging site were already down due to the impediment of the sale. The failed sales further sent them down. The further increase in the share price will occur only when another company expresses interest in the micro-blogging site.

twit1Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter however is hopeful that he can steer the firm in the right direction. He hopes to increase revenue by generating further advertisements on the site. Twitter currently holds a record of 313 million users and the numbers are further expected to rise in the next quarter. Also staff cuts are on the hold until twitter can get back its footing.

Twitter still holds a few cards up its sleeve. It has plans to join along with BuzzFeed, the online news platform and they plan to cover the presidential election minute by minute in November. However, investors seem to be losing faith and this is reflected in the downfall of the stocks by a further 33%.

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Education

Are Children In The US Getting Their Dollar’s Worth When It Comes To Education?

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$139,000 dollars – this is the average amount spent by the government for the education of a child in the US right from kindergarten to graduating out of high school. This amount is dismal and fares poorly when compared to several other developed nations, especially those countries in the Scandinavian Peninsula.

This is the result of a study done by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which was involved in the study of education systems in forty-six countries all over the world. The study was undertaken to gain a better understanding on the factors that impact and contribute to education. The United States achieved a rank of twelve when it comes to the average amount spent on education for a single student. Australia ranks right behind US by spending $142,000 for each student. Luxembourg ranks first among the countries surveyed and they spend a whopping $248,000 dollars for each student.

child1The Organization’s chief executive who was a key part of the project stated that though the world has changed rapidly when it comes to education, there are huge more things to be done. It was found out that most developed nations spend slightly more than 5% of their GDP for education. The US was found to have spent somewhere near 6% of its GDP on education. This places it seventh on the list right behind other first world countries like the UK, Costa Rica and Colombia.

The study found out that nations should take more effort to make education equitable and inclusive for all irrespective of their socio-economic status. Also steps should be taken to instill the sense and pride in lifelong learning to attain the global sustainable development goals by 2030. Kids in the US spend on an average 9000 hours in the classroom right from kindergarten to high school. That is higher than the time spent by kids in the classroom in other countries.

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Education

Kids Of UK Immigrants More Likely To Go To University

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For many immigrants in the UK, these are the good times they have been waiting for. The result of all their hard work has finally paid off. They were the ones who were denied better opportunities in their native land. They were the ones who vowed they would do all in their power to see that the same fate would not befall their children. And it is with a sense of pride that these people have finally seen the fruit of their hard work.

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In a recent study conducted in the United Kingdom, it was found that the children of immigrants were the ones who were most likely to go in for further education, then the children of British-born parents. Nearly 60% of people in the age group of 20-40 with parents who were born abroad were found to have been accepted at Universities across England. The researchers feel that this may have a lot to do with the value system being followed in most immigrant homes, where parents extol the virtues and benefits of education. In such homes, education is seen as the means to fight the many injustices that were meted out to them. A degree is often likened to a passport in these homes- a passport to a better future.

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