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Forbes India: “Solving for India”

iMerit was named one of the five startups tackling social problems in India. Take a peak at what Forbes India had to say below, and read the whole article here. Ask any Nasscom company if they’d hire an underprivileged person, the answer is likely to be “well, they don’t have engineering degrees” or even a [...]

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Real-Time Image Tagging for Real-Time Accuracy

Real-Time Image Tagging for Real-Time Accuracy Challenge Identify celebrities pictured in client-provided images with rapid turn around. Manage spikes (e.g. related to large events like the Academy Awards) in incoming images so that tagging is nearly real-time. Accurate image recognition algorithms have progressed rapidly in recent years, but human supervision is still key [...]

May 24th, 2016|
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Today: Biggest Tech for Development Conference

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are a key goal for reaching the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and empowering communities around the world. Starting today, leaders from tech, private industry, government and the development sector are going together to explore ways to harness cutting-edge information technology to help the world's most marginalized communities at the [...]

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USA Today: “Kolkata is India’s untold tech story, and most challenging”

As it grows at a rapid clip, India has been drawing global attention from tech companies large and small. In years past, eyes have been focused on Bangalore or Hyderabad; businesses have established outposts in Delhi or Mumbai. What of Kolkata? This piece by USA Today journalist Jon Swartz highlights the unique opportunities and challenges [...]

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Introducing Our Newest Voice

Last month, you met Joyram and Intaj, two of iMerit's Kolkata-based workers who will be contributing their expertise and perspective. Today, we welcome our newest iMerit blog voice, John Simpson. John is an American India Foundation Clinton Fellow with iMerit, and he is working with our training teams to make sure we provide relevant and [...]

February 8th, 2016|Tags: , |
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Meet the Bloggers

This new year brings new iMerit blog contributors! Intaj and Joyram are two of our young employees in Kolkata. They're both hardworking members of iMerit's Business Development Team, and now they'll be sharing their perspectives and insights on our blog. Keep an eye out next week for their first posts, and get to know [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Tags: , |
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Building Virtual Reality, One Pixel at a Time

Building Virtual Reality, One Pixel at a Time Challenge This unicorn machine vision startup faced a large task: how to get confidential images tagged, segmented, and categorized quickly and discretely. They needed a solution that was not only accurate, but secure and seamless from end-to-end. While anonymous crowds provided speed, they did not [...]

January 12th, 2016|
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1.1 Million and Counting: Keeping Users Safe & Happy

1.1 Million and Counting: Keeping Users Safe & Happy Challenge What happens when you have a huge user base – millions of users – whose safety and satisfaction are critical? What if you have millions of secure service tickets that you need processed in real-time? This on-demand economy client faced these challenges and [...]

January 12th, 2016|
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Women in Tech: The Next Generation

The drive from central Kolkata to Metiabruz, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Kolkata, should be rather quick. Instead, traffic snarls along the busy roads leading through docks along the Hoogly River. Trucks hauling shipping containers jam the roads, with men hauling goods on carts jostling for space in a mismatched battle for right [...]

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Unleashing the Power of ICTs

The effects the Internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have had and can continue to have on the world are undoubtedly huge. A decade ago, a diverse group of stakeholders came together at the UN Conference, “World Summit on the Information Society” (WSIS) to discuss just how Internet and ICTs could change our world. [...]

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