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Mum’s the word for Instant Messaging apps

Our Bureau

BlackBerry Ltd on Friday announced significant changes to its instant messaging platform BBM tha... »

SAP focusing on software and cloud marketplace in India

Scott Russel, COO, SAP Asia Pacific Japan

Stanly Johny

Enterprise solutions company SAP recently announced plans to expand its operations in the Asia P... »

Increase in data usage propels Airtel’s profit to 3-year high

Our Bureau

Massive growth in mobile data usage has propelled Bharti Airtel’s profits to ₹1,383 crore for th... »

Clicks overpowered bricks in the retail war this Diwali

Priyanka Pani

Consumers clicked with e-tailers this Diwali, and how. Even as brick-and-mortar retailers ranted... »

8 years, 800 m handsets later, Nokia shutters Chennai plant

The Tamil Nadu Government asked Nokia to pay ₹2,400 crore as VAT
stating that handsets made at Sriperumbudur plant were sold in India.

TE Raja Simhan

The 800-plus remaining employees at Nokia’s Sriperumbdur plant now have no choice but to opt for... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Oppo launches N3, R5 smartphones

R. Dinakaran

OPPO on Wednesday launched the N3, the first smartphone ever to have a motorised swivel camera a... »

Auto Focus

Let’s go...in the all new Alto K10 

S Ronendra Singh

  On a rainy morning in Chandigarh, we had the first chance to drive the s... »

Other Gadgets

Kindling a very basic kind of fire

R Dinakaran

If you have used an Amazon Kindle before, the first thing that strikes you in the new basic K... »

Computers & Laptops

Cyber attack on Defence Research Lab thwarted: Quick Heal

PTI

An attempt to steal sensitive data from Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL)... »

Interiors

Pepperfry launches mobile site

Priyanka Pani

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

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... »

Social media portals apply for ‘.ooo’ domain

Our Bureau

The newly launched generic ‘.ooo’ (dot-triple-o) domain, introduced by e-commerce firm, Infibeam.com has caught the fancy of netizens. Going by the claims of the company, it has received registrat... »

Autodesk to invest $100 m on 3D printing firms

PTI

Designing software maker Autodesk will invest up to $100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund, which will be operated within Autodesk, w... »

Wipro implements CRM solutions for SRL Diagnostics

Our Bureau

Wipro has assisted SRL Diagnostics transform its customer care operations by providing new customer experiences across multiple communication channels, the Oracle Service Cloud platform. ... »

2G case: Raja, Kanimozhi charged with money laundering

PTI

Former Telecom Minister A Raja was in “connivance” with MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and other co-accused in “parking” an illegal gratification of ₹200 crore in Kala... »

Sirois is Executive Chairman, OnMobile Global

Our Bureau

OnMobile Global has informed the BSE that its board of directors on October 30 had approved the appointment of Francois Charles Sirois as Executive Chairman of the company with effect from Novembe... »

Myntra to marry fashion, tradition in Wedding Store

Sangeetha Chengappa

Fashion and lifestyle online retailer Myntra.com, which was acquired by Flipkart earlier this year, is all set to launch ‘The Wedding Store’ in early November.“We have gone beyon... »

Skoda India begins putting its house in order

In a little over two years since Sudhir Rao took charge at Skoda, there has been a lot of change with the culture evolving towards becoming more customer-centric and oriented towards greater efficiency.

Murali Gopalan

When Skoda entered the Indian market a little over a decade ago, not many people had heard of the company. Yet, it just took a single brand like the Octavia to establish the Czech automaker as... »

Yamaha revs up plans for low-cost bike

SANJEEV PAUL, Group Head, Purchase, Operation, Yamaha India

Murali Gopalan

Sanjeev Paul is not one bit amused when asked about Yamaha’s Nano bike for India. “Cheap is not the objective,” snaps the Group Head, Purchase Operation, who is spearheading the project.»

Alto automatic set to change market mindset

Our Bureau

When Maruti launched the Celerio with the AMT (automated manual transmission) version early this year, the market made a huge beeline for the product. Now with the entry car, Alto, also du... »

Satyam case deferred to Dec 23

B. Ramalinga Raju, former Chairman of the scam-tainted Satyam Computer, walks to the Metropolitan Criminal Courts in Hyderabad on Thursday. Photo: PV Sivakumar

Our Bureau

The special court trying the Satyam Computer Services scam has deferred the case to December 23. The court is likely to pronounce the judgment that day in the six-year-old case that rocke... »

Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide

India 3rd largest base for start-ups in the world

Rising cost, lower revenue keep TechM Q2 net flat

‘Enterprise will be a big growth driver for Vodafone’

Dell offers cloud-based solution targeting mid-size hospital chains

Kindling a very basic kind of fire

Panasonic to foray into Sri Lankan market

E-commerce cos set for consolidation: report

Facebook sets up India Client Council

PTI

World’s largest social networking site Facebook has set up the India Client Council to offer a forum to brands to share ideas about the future of marketing. The Council includes companies... »

Facebook starts India Client Council

K V Kurmanath

Facebook has announced the India Client Council to “serve our partners”. The forum comprises heads of businesses, including Delna Avari (Head of Marketing and Communication Services, Tata Motors),... »

IBS Soft voted ‘IT Provider of the Year’ for air cargo sector

Our Bureau

IBS Software has been voted for the third successive time as the global ‘IT Provider of the Year’ for the air cargo industry for the year 2014. iCargo, developed by IBS Software in colla... »

IPAB directs Apple Inc to respond on trademark issue

PTI

Intellectual Property Appellate Board has directed US-based Apple Inc to file its response on a plea by a company in Tamil Nadu seeking to remove ’iPhone’ trademark from the Trademark Registry in... »

Defer auctions till you get enough spectrum: telecom companies to Centre

Thomas K Thomas

The Chief Executive Officers of four telecom companies — Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications — have written to the Government seeking deferment of the next round... »

TEST DRIVE

Fiat ‘crosses-over’ with the Avventura

Debabrata Sarkar

Ever since the Ford EcoSport turned out to be a raging success, manufacturers have been scrambling to try their hand at a small crossover hatchback. Fiat joined the party last with the Avventur... »

Bosch optimistic about Indian market

Volkmar Denner, Chairman, Bosch Board of Management, feels India is poised to become the fifth largest car producer by 2020. GNR SOMASHEKAR

K Giriprakash

The world’s leading auto components’ maker, Bosch, has said that it was extremely positive about the Indian growth story and expects sales from its Asia Pacific operations to double by 2020.»

The difference between a chain, belt and shaft drive

Belt drives are easier to maintain and offer hassle-free ride.

Sabyasachi Biswas

If you’ve ever taken a closer look at big, burly cruisers of today, you must have seen a belt driving the rear wheel, instead of a chain that you see on your everyday motorcycles. In case you h... »

Airtel Q2 net shoots up to Rs 1,383 cr

PTI

Bharti Airtel, country’s largest mobile operator, today reported nearly three-fold jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,383 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014 on the back of... »

MphasiS posts Rs 160.2-cr net profit

PTI

HP-owned IT services firm MphasiS today reported a net profit of Rs 160.20 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. This is against a net profit of Rs 190.22 crore for the quarter... »

An umbrella that uses air to keep you dry

Govt to provide smartphone users better access to radio services

Sunil Batra is new AUSPI President

Telecom regulator raps DoT for delay in spectrum allocation

A to Z of the two best compact smarties of today: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Samsung Galaxy Alpha

BlackBerry’s Passport: Square peg in a round hole?

Oppo launches N3, R5 smartphones

Cigital acquires SaaS-based security testing firm iViZ

BL Ink

Death by design

veena venugopal

Public conversations about death have always been crowd-pullers. In the last few weeks though, the tone and tenor of these conversations have changed »

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