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Making the city smart

Thomas K Thomas

This Diwali, if you happen to drive into Bangalore’s Electronics City, you may be automatically g... »
BL EXCLUSIVE

We've made significant headway in returning BlackBerry to growth: CEO John Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Thomas K Thomas

John Chen took over as the Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry in November at a time when the... »

Airtel Kenya to acquire 2.7 mn Essar subscribers

Our Bureau

Bharti Airtel said that following approval from the Communication Authority of Kenya, Airtel Net... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Acer’s Liquid E700 Trio smartphone supports three SIM cards

DPA

Dual-SIM smartphones, now ubiquitous, could seem like old hat now that Acer has come out with it... »

Computers & Laptops

Lenovo offers extended warranty

Our Bureau

Lenovo has launched an ‘Onam Varnotsava’ and announced special festival offers for custo... »

Interiors

Pepperfry launches mobile site

Priyanka Pani

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

Other Gadgets

Who is winning the gaming battle?

Anuj Srivas

Seven years after Apple unveiled the iPhone— and. in the process, kick-started the modern smartp... »

Auto Focus

Refreshed interiors: The cabin feels relatively plush and stays quiet at slow speeds. Under hard acceleration the engine noise does seep in
a bit. S MURALIDHAR

Fiat’s comeback vehicle?

S Muralidhar

The first impression after we stepped into the Fiat Punto, right after its launch in 2008, wa... »

Gaming

This one bites really hard

Sabyasachi Biswas

It’s one thing to take on a game like Grand Theft Auto. It’s totally another prospect, and a... »

Airtel-Loop deal gets Law Ministry nod

Our Bureau

The Law Ministry has said that the ₹700-crore deal between Airtel and Loop can go ahead if there is no ban on a slump sale in the telecom licence conditions.The DoT has already said tha... »

Tech Mahindra to absorb Mahindra Engineering by Oct

KV Kurmanath

Tech Mahindra, which absorbed Mahindra Satyam a year ago, will complete the merger with Mahindra Engineering Services by October. The company is currently in the phase of statutory approval... »

DoT sets June deadline for BSNL-MTNL merger

The merger may help both PSUs
cut mounting losses.

Our Bureau

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has fixed June 2015 as the deadline for merging Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. The proposal has been hanging fire for three years in th... »

Domain name owners’ meet

Our Bureau

Owners of web domain names in the country have begun an exercise to spread awareness of web names and the opportunities that the industry offers. The Domain Name Owners’ Association of India (DNOAi... »

Maxis denies wrongdoing in Aircel case, to seek legal remedies

PTI

Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB), which has been named in a CBI chargesheet for alleged wrong doing in sale of Aircel, today denied charges of using illegal means to acquire the firm from Siva Ve... »

American Swan ropes in Yo Yo Honey Singh as brand ambassador

Bindu Menon

Online fashion brand American Swan has signed up Bollywood rapper musician Yo Yo Honey Singh as its brand ambassador. American Swan, launched in January 2013, offers authentic smart casua... »

Airtel enters mobile app space with music streaming service Wynk

Our Bureau

Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of Wynk Music — a carrier agnostic mobile application with over 1.7 million songs including Hindi, regional and international hits.  With... »

Students can learn smart with Samsung’s digital store

Tarun Malik

Navadha Pandey

Aiming to make educational content more engaging, Korean electronics maker Samsung on Tuesday launched its digital education store ‘Samsung Smart Learning’. The application is a cloud-bas... »

BlackBerry-Idea to offer 1GB data

Our Bureau

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has partnered with GSM operator Idea Cellular to offer 1GB data plan to its customers. Under the offer, Idea users with BlackBerry OS 7 devic... »

DoT to seek regulator’s views on pricing 3G, 4G spectrum

Our Bureau

The Department of Telecom will ask telecom regulator to give its recommendations for pricing 3G and 4G spectrum to include it in the next round of auction in February next year. The... »

Wipro to double headcount in Oman

Indian tablet market grows 9% in second quarter: IDC

Infy, TCS in race for Bandhan Bank deal

Women more addicted to their cellphones than men

Online shopping search trends are changing every season: Junglee report

Diesel subsidy down, but free pricing some time away

First app to measure alcohol related tremors

Apple may launch iPhone 6, smartwatch on Sept 9

Nokia to offer maps for Samsung’s Tizen-based handsets

Modi flags off TCS training initiative in Japan

Our Bureau

In a bid to foster understanding between Indian and Japanese IT professionals, Tata Consultancy Services has started the TCS Japan Technology and Culture Academy.Prime Minister Naren... »

Maxis may seek protection under bilateral investment treaty

C. Sivasankaran

Our Bureau

Malaysian telecom operator Maxis Communications Berhad on Tuesday dismissed allegations against it made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case relating to Aircel and said... »

Infosys’ next bet: offering IT infra management services

Vishnu Bhat

Sangeetha Chengappa

With global organisations looking to build smart infrastructure that can help drive high performance and deliver superior customer experience, Infosys has placed its bets on IT Infrastructure M... »

MAIT appoints SR Vijay Shankar as Chairman of South Chapter

S R Vijay Shankar, Chairman of South Chapter of MAIT

Our Bureau

MAIT, the body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D services sectors has appointed SR Vijay Shankar, Head of Government Affairs, Karnataka & Corporate Affairs Group Marketing... »

Kerala IT companies eye New Zealand for striking partnerships

Vinson Kurian

Kerala IT, which seeks to expand its footprint in the Oceania region, is in talks with several companies for joint ventures or partnerships in New Zealand, a so far unexplored region. Pot... »

PM opens new TCS training initiative in Japan

PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated TCS Japan Technology and Culture Academy, which will work towards enhancing technology and cultural knowledge between IT professionals of the two nat... »

Defiance Technologies renamed as Hinduja Tech

PTI

Hinduja Group company, Defiance Technologies Ltd., engaged in integrated engineering and IT services to automotive and manufacturing sectors, has been renamed as Hinduja Tech Ltd with immediate ef... »

Big data firm Teoco to hire 50

Our Bureau

Big data analytics firm Teoco Software Pvt Ltd is looking to hire 50-odd people mostly for its Kolkata office by December 2015. The company currently has around 370 employees across its of... »

Amazon takes on rivals through Junglee

Priyanka Pani

Global e-commerce giant Amazon, which entered the Indian market with Junglee.com in 2012 to provide price comparisons for consumers, has turned the latter into a marketplace. Consumers c... »

Accenture to provide IT solutions to Bharti Retail

PTI

IT firm Accenture today said it will implement SAP solutions for Bharti Retail to enable the firm to more efficiently plan, monitor and track flow of merchandise and information throughout its sup... »

Pegasystems opens registrations for developers meet

Nasdaq-listed Progress Software opens start-up incubator in India

Essar Kenya sells yuMobile to Safaricom, Airtel for $120 m

Essar sells yuMobile to Safaricom, Airtel for about $120 mn

DoT may advance completion of NOFN project to June 2016

Getting VW’s India script in place

Spice unveils Firefox OS smartphone for Rs 2,299

Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers

BL Ink

Pelf in the gloom
The lure of officialdom - the white Ambassador, the red beacon, the power. Photo: Monica Tiwari

Kill for the IAS

Nandini Nair, Priyanka Kotamraju

Sunday morning nine lakh candidates will sit for the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Aspirants give years to this exam… this cause. BLink maps their story of hope and inertia »

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