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Camera exposure: Q&A with Prabir Talukdar

Prabir - Foundation Photo Award

India-based photojournalist Prabir Talukdar was the winner of the 2015 Trust Women Photo Award, a joint initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Microsoft. Prabir’s work was selected from nearly 500 submissions received from 90 countries. Photographers across the world were challenged to submit images capturing the lives and stories of remarkable women in their communities. #WomenMakeItHappen reached six million people on social media.

In March, 10 finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of experts, including: Finbarr O’Reilly, Yale World Fellow and former Reuters photographer; Carla Eid, Global Head of Social Engagement at Microsoft Mobile; Belinda Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief of the Thomson Reuters Foundation; Roger Anis, 2014 Trust Women Photo Award winner; and Laura Bates;Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.

“Prabir’s photos beautifully illustrate the strength and resourcefulness of women battling poverty, illness and discrimination in India, a country where women are constantly challenging deep-rooted views about traditional gender roles and the lower status of women,” added Belinda Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In addition to the award, Prabir will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend a week-long professional training course on Mobile Journalism organised and run by Thomson Reuters Foundation, and a Microsoft Lumia 930 phone. Prabir’s work will also be showcased at the upcoming Trust Women Conference 17-18 November in London.

We spoke to Prabir about his career and the challenges facing women in India. Read more below. (more…)

Nasdaq, then and now – Graphic of the day

As the Nasdaq closes in on the all-time high it reached in March of 2000, investors are facing a market that barely resembles the one seen 15 years ago. Today’s graphic compares the present day Nasdaq’s top 10 companies by market cap to that of 15 years ago.

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Insights into innovation from Silicon Valley

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Earlier this month Cary Burch hosted Inside Innovation: What It Takes to Win, a panel discussion and question-and-answer session featuring leading innovators across the U.S. The event was held alongside the launch of our Top 100 Global Innovators announcement. Intellectual property leaders, innovators, educators, investors and others joined Thomson Reuters colleagues at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The session featured insights from some of the most innovative minds at top firms and institutions from around the world. They spoke about how innovation fosters economic growth and prosperity and discussed what it takes to succeed in today’s economic environment.

The impressive line-up of panelists included: (more…)

Tablets compared – Graphic of the day

Yesterday Apple introduced the iPad Air 2, a faster, slimmer version of its predecessor with other modest improvements. Today’s graphic compares the new iPad to four of its major competitors on the market.

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Windows wanes with PCs – Graphic of the day

Microsoft’s Windows operating system still runs about 90% of PCs around the world, but widespread adoption of powerful phones and tablets means it now features on only 14% of computing devices. Today’s graphic shows the current market share by operating system, with projections for this year and next.

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Windows operating systems – graphic of the day

PCs running the Windows XP operating system, which is no longer supported by Microsoft, are vulnerable to a recently disclosed Internet Explorer security bug. The bug is the first high-profile computer threat to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month. That means PCs running the 13-year-old operating system will remain unprotected, even after Microsoft releases updates to defend against it. Today’s graphic is a timeline of the lifecycles of all the versions of the Windows operating systems.

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Tech in 2014: This year’s top battle fronts

For the world’s biggest tech giants, there’s a lot of turf to fight for in 2014, from your wrist to your digital wallet. Reuters’ Jon Gordon reports.

Game console sales – graphic of the day

As Microsoft releases its newest next generation console today (Xbox One) following the launch of Sony’s Playstation 4 last week, today’s graphic highlights the global sales of the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 consoles.

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Full sized tablets compared – graphic of the day

Yesterday, we posted a graphic comparing some of the most popular “mini” tablets currently on the market. In addition to a new iPad mini, Apple also announced the new iPad Air. Today’s graphic compares the iPad Air to some of its major competitors.

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An unlikely new ally for the video game giants

The mobile explosion presents a challenge to console heavyweights Sony and Microsoft – but also an opportunity. Yonggi Kang explains how the big players are creating a new kind of gaming experience.