A Story Worth Telling Even Today!

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The prices of tech stocks are surging right now, especially being fueled by the pandemic since the whole world has moved online. But the fact that some massive tech companies like Twitter, Snapchat are still running in losses cannot be ignored. Amid these times, it is being speculated by some that we might witness Internet Bubble 2.0 soon.

In this blog, we will go back two decades to the early 2000s and take a look at the Dot Com Bubble Burst and understand why it is important to heed to lessons from it even today.

Let us first understand, what was the Dot-Com Bubble to begin with…

It was the 1990s, the…

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But how did this man-made structure manage to do so?

The Three Gorges Dam built across the Yangtze River in Hubei province was first proposed in 1919 by the provisional first president of the Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen as a measure to control the flooding of the Yangtze River. It was also to be symbolic of China’s might. Other than the fact that it took decades to build the dam, what is more striking is that the dam slowed the rotation of the earth.

But damn! How is this dam slowing the rotation of the Earth?

The dam holds water at a level that is 175 meters above sea level. The weight of the water it holds is more than 39…

Do you know why August 15 was chosen as Independence Day?

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As we usher in the 74th Independence Day today, India is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. We have come a full circle where once again the theme of a “self-reliant India” has become an imperative.
In this blog, I will discuss some lesser-known facts about India’s independence.

Why does India still have to pay royalty to the British?
Why did the British wait to announce the Partition two days after August 15?

These are a few of the questions I seek to answer with this blog. Read on to find out more.

1. The Reason Lord Mountbatten chose August 15 as Independence Day

Why was August 15 chosen…

The country with constraints! A country that might have been a topic of discussion for many of your conversations! Well, it sure has been of mine!

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You might be familiar that North Korea also known as the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) under the supreme leadership of Kim Jong-un, has a communist government at the center. And just like a regular feature of any communist government, this country too has a command economy in place which is closely supervised and controlled by the central government. In other words, it is the government and not individual enterprises that decide the production, allocation, and even the price of goods in the market.

In fact, the UN has imposed several restrictions and sanctions on North Korea. A very…

Yet another Attack by a Hacker responsible for Cyber Threats at over 44 Companies Worldwide

If you have been a Canva user for over a year now, then on the 26th of May 2019 you would have received an email from Canva notifying you about the company being at the receiving end of a security attack. Canva was very responsive throughout, be it in taking the necessary protective measures against the attack or informing the concerned cyber crime cell.

However, at that time the attack was estimated to have only minimally impacted 139 million user accounts. It was only later on the 11th of January 2020 that it was found that the attack could have…

Understanding Re-targeting of Ads

I have always wondered how does Instagram know what I am searching about on Google when I am not even signed into Instagram using my Google account. A few days ago, I got a little time to read up on how its done. So I thought I will write a small blog on the same in case there are others like me who are also wondering about how it happens. 😇

Introducing Re-targeting of Ads

So Instagram makes use of a concept called re-targeting of ads to personalize our feed.

But First, Why are Ads Re-targeted?

Let us take an example.
Suppose you are browsing through an e-commerce site looking for…

Exploring how the Tech Giants are dealing with COVID-19

The IT sector is the best performing sector of the S&P 500 excluding dividends in Q1 of 2020. It is followed by the health care sector.

While you might already be familiar with the statistics of how the leading companies are doing in the market, with this blog we will try to look deeper into what factors have led to wide differences in performance within the leading tech giants. Why have Amazon and even Microsoft been able to keep their hold on the market while their peers Facebook, Alphabet, and Twitter go down?

Just a Few Statistics for your Recapitulation

  1. Despite having sunk to $1676 on 12th March 2020, Amazon finally ended up gaining by the end of March.
  2. Average analyst expectations for Amazon were $71.6 billion at the end of 2019 and…

The story of a company dedicated to providing value.

Pinterest: The brand whose mission is to get you OFFLINE so that you can do the things you want to do.

The Great Recession was a period marked by a sharp decline in economic activity, beginning in December 2007 and lasting officially until June 2009 but its hangover lingered long after.

However, this isn’t a story about how debilitating an effect the Great Recession had. It is a story of the persistence and resilience of a brand aimed at making a difference. It is the story of a man who would never take ‘No’ for an answer.

A LeetCode Medium Level Problem

This is an interesting problem from LeetCode. It is one of the Medium level problems. It has been asked 9 times in Google and twice in the Amazon coding interview rounds.

So What Is The Problem?

We have two integer sequences A and B of the same non-zero length.

We are allowed to swap elements A[i] and B[i]. Note that both elements are in the same index position in their respective sequences.

At the end of some number of swaps, A and B are both strictly increasing.

A sequence is strictly increasing if and only if
A[0] < A[1] <A[2]< … < A[A.length — 1]

Spreeha Dutta

A blogger navigating her way through life's beautiful stories.

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