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Upbeat on SMEs: Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, during an
interaction with FICCI members, in New Delhi. - RAMESH SHARMA
Upbeat on SMEs: Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, during an interaction with FICCI members, in New Delhi. - RAMESH SHARMA

Amazon to help small businesses use Net better

Our Bureau

Amazon will set up performance centres, upgrade logistics services, and develop mobile pl... »

Facebook founder Zuckerberg to visit India later this month

PTI

After Sheryl Sandberg, it's now the turn of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to visit India, the... »

RCom gearing up to launch 4G services, to bid for spectrum in auctions

Getting ready: Anil Ambani, Chairman of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, along with wife Tina Ambani and son Jai Anmol Ambani at the AGM of the group in Mumbai on Tuesday. - PAUL NORONHA

Rajesh Kurup

Reliance Communications (RCom), the country’s India's fourth-biggest mobile phone operator, is g... »

Microsoft to set up data centre in India, eyes $2-trillion cloud market

PTI

Microsoft today said it will offer commercial cloud services from local data centres in India by... »

A made-in-India medical search engine

KV KURMANATH

When he found that there’s no bankable, dedicated online source for medical and healthcar... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Not just an incremental update

Sabyasachi Biswas

When Sony launched the Xperia Z about two years ago, it was one smartphone that stood ou... »

Computers & Laptops

Hackathons: the new hotbed of innovation

Adith Charlie

Two popular features of the Kindle e-book reader — ‘Time to Read’ and ‘Vocabulary Builder’ —... »

Interiors

Pepperfry launches mobile site

Priyanka Pani

Pepperfry.com, an online furniture and home products destination, has launched a ‘mobile’ site t... »

Other Gadgets

Will Cain do what Adam couldn’t?

Sabyasachi Biswas

There are a few great 10-inch Android tablets in the market, and then, of course, there’s the... »

Auto Focus

A new Raging Bull takes centre-stage

S Muralidhar

Heading out on a bright Sunday afternoon in Bangalore, we were being put through the experien... »

Gaming

Nazara Technologies inks multi-movie deal with Fox Star Studios

Our Bureau

Nazara Technologies has signed a multi-movie deal with Fox Star Studios to develop games based o... »

Interpol opens Singapore centre to fight cyber crime

Reuters

Interpol, the world's largest police organisation, is opening a centre in Singapore focused on fighting cyber crime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain. Cyber c... »

Steady growth ahead for IT firms in Q2

Adith Charlie/Venkatesh Ganesh

A weak rupee coupled with robust demand trends in the US may propel frontline IT companies to report a 2-7 per cent rise in dollar-denominated earnings, according to top brokerage firms. <... »

Regulatory authority blocks ₹700-cr Airtel-Loop deal

Our Bureau

The ₹700-crore deal between Bharti Airtel and Loop Mobile is set to be called off, with the telecom regulator disallowing the transfer of subscribers. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TR... »

Taxi firms turn to digital wallet model

Priyanka Pani

Close on the heels of e-commerce retailers, online car rental companies are getting digitally savvy when it comes to transactions. Mumbai-based Meru Cabs and Bangalore-based Ola Cabs have both... »

Not just an incremental update

Sabyasachi Biswas

When Sony launched the Xperia Z about two years ago, it was one smartphone that stood out from the rest – glass front and back, protection from water and dust, a brilliant camera and an ev... »

It is skins against stock

Sabyasachi Biswas

We just can’t stress enough about how hot the sub-₹15,000 price segment in the smartphone market is, at the moment. Sure, we’ve got some brilliant new flagship smartphones and phablets and ther... »

Amazon may set up data centre in India

PTI

World’s largest e-tailer Amazon is evaluating setting up a data centre in India to tap into the multi-billion cloud opportunity in India.Amazon, which offers cloud services under Amazon Web... »

Hinduja Global Solutions bags contract from Danone UK

PTI

Hinduja Global Solutions, part of the diversified conglomerate Hinduja Group, would launch multi-channel consumer care line for UK-based FMCG company Danone UK to provide customer care services.»

Infosys, Stanford team up for research in data science, analytics

Our Bureau

Infosys and Stanford University’s Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME) announced a strategic relationship late on Tuesday to develop curriculum in data science and ana... »

Venture capitalist, PE firms log on to realty portals

Bindu D Menon

It is not realty projects, but websites marketing them that seem to have caught the eye of private equity and venture capitalist firms. Several start-ups offering real estate services are attr... »

Promoter entity picks 9% stake in Hexaware for ₹532 cr

Smartphone-maker HTC to ramp up sales, service centres

Cab rental cos pitching on e-wallet for speedy service

Aegis secures Rs 200 cr contract from PNB

China grants licence for iPhone 6 sales after weeks of delay

Microsoft CEO Nadella enthrals colleagues at development centre

Visa to open tech centre next year

Become entrepreneurs, not merely employees: Naidu

Paytm plans to raise around $200 million

Our Bureau

Mobile marketplace and mobile & DTH recharge platform Paytm plans to raise around $200 million in another three months. Paytm, owned by Noida-based mobile Internet company One97, has... »

We want to grow the affordable smartphones segment: Microsoft Devices

Ajey Mehta, Managing Director, Microsoft Devices, during the launch of Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 in New Delhi on Wednesday. - KAMAL NARANG

S Ronendra Singh

Microsoft Devices on Wednesday launched Lumia 830 and 730 dual-SIM smartphones priced at ₹28,799 and ₹15,299, respectively. Ajey Mehta, who has been appointed recently as the Managing Direc... »

Smartphones, data plans cheapest in India

Our Bureau

Good news is that cost of smart phones and data download in India are among the lowest in the world and that India is the third largest player by number of Internet users.But bad new... »

Rural subscriber base of 6 telcos grew marginally to 30.47 cr

PTI

The rural subscriber base of six GSM operators grew marginally by about half a per cent in August to 30.47 crore, as per data released by industry body COAI today. “The total number of rura... »

Will Cain do what Adam couldn’t?

Sabyasachi Biswas

There are a few great 10-inch Android tablets in the market, and then, of course, there’s the iPad Air. However, if you don’t want either, it’s a Windows device for you. We’ve seen a few new de... »

Alactel Onetouch launches smartphone for Rs 1,990

PTI

Handset maker Alcatel Onetouch has partnered Mozilla to launch a new smartphone, priced at just Rs 1,990.Alcatel Onetouch’s claims the entry-level smartphone —— Fire C2G —— is the most affo... »

TRAI tells Loop Mobile to inform users date of closure in Mumbai

PTI

TRAI has directed Loop Mobile to inform date of closure of its services in Mumbai to all subscribers either in writing or by sending an SMS or email within 10 days.“The Authority hereby dir... »

NIIT, Microsoft join hands to attract women talent in IT sector

Navadha Pandey 

NIIT will partner with Microsoft India for ‘Women in Tech’ initiative, which would offer specialised courses to girl students and women, to attract and retain women talent in the IT industry. ... »

Microsoft: Next version is Windows 10

PTI

The next version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centred on mobile devices and... »

I’m just starting my journey … ready for challenges: Nadella

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, at the Talent India 2014 conference, in New Delhi on Tuesday. Ramesh Sharma

Our Bureau

“Fall in love with what you do, and the journey will become easy.” This is not a motivational guru, but Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaking to thousands of Indian students across the coun... »

Aegis bags 5-year deal from Punjab National Bank

Ramco solution for Kenya Air

A hackathon for IoT apps

Oracle unveils `Oracle Analytics Cloud’ for data analysis

BlackBerry tightens hold over enterprise market with smartphone Passport

Vodafone ties up with IRCTC partner

Microsoft launches Xbox One in China after govt lifts 14-year ban

BL Ink

Mammoth glories: Mahouts return with their elephants and calves in Jalpaiguri
district, West Bengal

More brain than brawn

Tarsh Thekaekara

Bharathan, the elephant, has learnt to outsmart humans. Ideas of ‘culture’ rather than Darwinian evolution help explain this confounding elephant behaviour »

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