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Reliance Jio, ATC India sign tower-sharing pact

Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed a tower-sharing agreement with ATC India, an independent tower company, to use the latter’s infrastructure across the country. ATC has a portfolio of 11,... »

TCS inks pact with Mitsubishi to form software services firm in Japan

N Chandrasekaran (lefy), CEO & MD, Tata Consultancy Services, and Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial Officer, at a press conference in Mumbai on Monday. Photo: Shashi Ashiwal With an eye on increasing revenues from Japan, Tata Consultancy Services will merge its units in that country with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corporation. TC... »

Microsoft's $7.4-bn acquisition of Nokia to close this month

Nokia recently offered a voluntary retirement scheme to 6,600 permanent staff at its Sriperumbudur factory. Companies commit to protection of personal data; future of Chennai plant uncertain »

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature ‘Nearby Friends’

Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature launched by the company. The “Nearby Friends” feature launched yesterday must be tu... »

HCL Tech beats expectations, Q3 net profit jumps 59%

Shiv Nadar, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Technologies. (file photo) Led by application services and continued business from re-bid markets, Noida-based HCL Technologies on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of ₹1,624 crore for the third quarter ended March 31, 2014, up 59 per cent from the corresponding period last year (₹1,021 crore). »

Mobiles & Tablets

New recharges from Tata DoCoMo

Tata DoCoMo has launched customised offerings under ‘Stretch’ recharges for its pre-paid GSM subscribers. This will cater to light and medium data users who either end-up wasting a lot of data in... »

Auto Focus

Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India with the new Mrecedes-Bens SUV GL63 AMG launch in Mumbai recently. - PAUL NORONHA

Younger, upbeat Mercedes gears up for India

Company hopes to find an eager consumer base in the youth of the nation »

Interiors

Arflex

The Italians have designs on your home!

Brush up on your Italian because it looks like the country of great wine and beautiful women now has something else that India loves – great decor! »

Computers & Laptops

Sony Corp urged consumers to stop using some models of its Vaio Fit 11A personal computer because of a risk that the battery might overheat and catch fire.

Sony warns of battery fire risk in Vaio computers

Sony Corp on Friday urged consumers to stop using some models of its Vaio Fit 11A personal computer launched in February because of a risk that the battery might overheat and catch fire. ... »

Other Gadgets

Newbie for the beginners

For three years, Canon’s EOS 1100D enjoyed a good run as the most basic and least expensive camera in the manufacturer’s DSLR line-up. But three years is a long time in the gadget industry, where upgrades matter a lot. Nonetheless, »

Gaming

Glimpse at the future: NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, showcases the Pascal architecture-based module on stage at GTC 2014

It's getting way too graphic!

A look at how NVIDIA is reinventing itself to make the future of tech more interesting »

Verizon appoints Christopher Formant to head enterprise biz

Global telecom major Verizon has named Christopher Formant as President of Verizon Enterprise Solutions. In his role, Formant will be responsible for delivering business solutions to Veri... »

VMware India names Arun Kumar Parameswaran as MD

VMware India, a company into virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has appointed Arun Parameswaran as its managing director. He succeeds T Srinivasan, who has decided to step down after five ye... »
INNOVATION

Google cracks the Captcha code

Do you often get frustrated with online forms that ask you to type jumbled letters to prove that you are human? New technology can easily decipher them. Captcha (Completely Automated Public Turing... »

Nayi Disha’s 3-D Kaju to come home

Kushal Bhagia, Co-Founder of Nayi Disha

Kaju, the alien character animated by Nayi Disha for primary level students, will soon knock on your doors. Seeing interest from parents, the start-up plans to sell the product directly to... »

LinkedIn user base crosses 300 mn mark globally

Professional networking site LinkedIn has reached a 300 million milestone mark globally with about 100 million members in the US alone. LinkedIn in a statement acknowledged that it was an exciting... »

MNC tech firms ride election wave on social media

PESHKOVA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Leading multinational technology companies are taking advantage of the Lok Sabha elections to reach out to voters and build their brands.Google, Microsoft and Twitter have been early... »

‘Canvas’ set to redesign the way you do banking

Arun Jain The Financial Technology Design Centre on the outskirts of Chennai has developed a new design called Configure Once and Run Anywhere, or CORA. This will not only help banks provide more services f... »

Subu Subramanian rejoins Defiance

Defiance Technologies Ltd, a Hinduja Group Company, has re-appointed Subu D Subramanian as Managing Director and CEO effective April 14. He had earlier been with Defiance from its incept... »

Younger, upbeat Mercedes gears up for India

Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India with the new Mrecedes-Bens SUV GL63 AMG launch in Mumbai recently. - PAUL NORONHA

Eberhard Kern moved to India 16 months ago and continues to be amazed by its sheer diversity. And for the Managing Director & CEO of Mercedes-Benz, it is this aspect about the country that... »

India is still a million dollar question for Peugeot

There was no direct reference to India but Carlos Tavares broadly hinted that it was on his company’s radar.The new Chairman of PSA Peugeot Citroen made a detailed presentation, ‘Bac... »

Bajaj braces itself for another strike

Dismal year for auto industry

Things to remember while buying a new car

Chennai’s Aspire Systems buys Applied Development of Belgium

Syntel posts 25% rise in Q1 profit

Aircel launches special roaming recharge in Mumbai

CAG can audit accounts of private telecom firms: Supreme Court

Reliance Jio rejects Vodafone, Idea request to swap spectrum

L.K. Advani’s official website hacked

BJP leader L.K. Advani The official website of veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani was hacked today allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of “free-Kashmir” on the portal. The hacker, who called himself... »

TCS shares up on agreement with Mitsubishi Corp

Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) surged in morning trade today after the software services firm signed an agreement with Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation. TCS today said it... »

In a first, Infosys Europe revenue crosses $2-b mark

Country’s second largest IT firm Infosys has crossed the $2-billion-revenue mark in Europe for the first time, driven by strong demand for consulting and system integration (CSI) services. »

LinkedIn betting big on mobile handsets to drive growth

With over 300 million members, professional networking site LinkedIn is betting big on mobile handsets to drive growth, as 50 per cent of its traffic is expected to come from handheld devices. »

XP shutdown: Switch to free software, say FSMI activists

Worried over Microsoft shutting down support to its XP Operating System and the likely burden on your budget for migration to a newer OS version? Activists of the Free Software Movement o... »

‘If your costs are not competitive, you’re dead in this game’

TK KURIEN, CEO, Wipro

Wipro is becoming more consistent in its performance over the last few quarters indicating that its run of poor shows could be a thing of the past. However, the company’s CEO TK Kurien says... »

Karbonn plans to offload up to 20% stake

Shashin Devsare India’s third largest mobile handset vendor Karbonn Mobiles is planning to offload a 15-20 per cent stake to fund overseas expansion. According to Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Ka... »

e-commerce portal

Millennium Soft-Tech India Pvt Ltd, provider of point of sales (POS) solutions to retailers, has launched an e-commerce portal, Justransact.com. According to Bhaskar Venkatraman, D... »

TCS plans record ₹4,000-cr capex this fiscal

Rajesh Gopinathan

To keep pace with the rising demand for IT and back-office services, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has earmarked a capital expenditure of ₹4,000 crore for 2014-15, its highest till date... »

Airtel names new CTO

Bharti Airtel has appointed Abhay Savargaonkar as its Chief Technology Officer for India operations. He will also be on the company's managing board. Abhay has been at Airtel for over a decade and... »

E-retailers jump onto the designer cart

Wipro launches digital division

Rolling through a kingdom

The brightest IT star

Wipro mutes guidance on US retail slowdown

Adaptxt now available in Google Play store

Turn your mobile into a microscope

Portfolio

If there's a Modi wave, who wins, who loses

Which sectors of India Inc will stand to benefit if the market’s wildest dreams are realised and the NDA sweeps the polls? Now that the party had laid out its sector-wise agenda in its manifesto, we decided to run a reality check and find out what this could mean for investors »

BL Ink

Lonely hearts club: There are more than 30 lakh single men in Haryana. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

No bibi in Bibipur

Forced to be single, men in this village of Haryana band together as the Union of Unmarried Men and battle the scourge of female foeticide »

Catalyst

At the tap of a button

Miele has unveiled a range of built-in home appliances – Generation 6000. It is claimed that the ranges’ new user interface simplifies the use of the machines. Its highlight is the M Touch... »

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