Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys; flanked by Rajiv Bansal, CFO, and Pravin Rao, COO
Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys; flanked by Rajiv Bansal, CFO, and Pravin Rao, COO

To get back growth, Infy ramps up pay

Venkatesh Ganesh

Infosys Chief Operating Officer UB Pravin Rao took home ₹6 crore as salary and incentives whi... »

Skyscanner bets big on growing mobile use

Navadha Pandey

Global travel search portal Skyscanner is betting big on growing smartphone penetration in India... »

Flipkart plans to raise $700-m debt

Venkatesh Ganesh

Flipkart is considering raising debt worth $700 million to fuel the next round of growth.... »

eBay launches virtual perfume mall

New venture Navin Mistry at the launch of the online perfume mall,
in Chennai on Friday BIJOY GHOSH

Our Bureau

Smelling a big opportunity in the perfume space, online retailer eBay has launched a virtual... »

India’s broadband user count crosses 100 million


India’s broadband subscriber base – both wireless and wireline users – have crossed the 100-m... »

Other Gadgets

‘Apple shelved plans for TV set more than a year ago’


Apple Inc had scrapped plans of introducing an ultra-high-definition television set more than a... »

Computers & Laptops

Industry standard Apple’s new MacBook is one of the first to make use of
the port but expect others to follow suit

One port that does it all

Amrit Ramakrishnan

Here is the low-down on everything you need to know about the USB-C »

Mobiles & Tablets

Researchers said up to 630 million people do not properly wipe multimedia files

User data retrievable from old Android smartphones


Thinking of selling your old smartphone? Watch out, as its data may be retrievable even after wi... »

User data retrievable from old Android smartphones

Researchers said up to 630 million people do not properly wipe multimedia files


Thinking of selling your old smartphone? Watch out, as its data may be retrievable even after wiping it! User data is routinely retrievable from second-hand Android devices that have bee... »

Google files patent for internet toys to run the home


Google has filed a patent for internet-connected creepy-looking teddy bears and bunny rabbits which could keep a watchful eye on children, eavesdrop on anything we say and control smart home appli... »

Hitachi Solutions to expand India operations

K V Kurmanath

Hitachi Solutions India is going to expand its operations in India. The firm, which offers business applications to enterprises, is all set to launch the second phase operations in Hyderabad in Aug... »

Singapore firm teams up with Intex to launch free calling app


A Singapore-based mobile application company has entered into a partnership with Indian smartphone maker Intex Technologies to make a free calling app named ‘nanu’. Intex would be launch... »

IBM to set up second data centre in India


Technology giant IBM is planning to set up its second data centre in India to cater to the demand from various sectors, including financial services and Government. The US-based firm alre... »

Cashing in on Indians’ love for savings


Priyanka Pani

E-commerce in India is all set to be a $100-billion industry by 2020. This unprecedented growth has led to the growth and emergence of several affiliate/ancillary segments, including the... »

Tiger Global exits Just Dial; sells stake for over ₹400 crore

Our Bureau

In 2007, Tiger Global picked up about 20 per cent in Just Dial for about ₹77 crore. It recently sold a 2.5 per cent stake in the company for ₹192 crore. Last month, it sold around 3.4 per cent for ₹300 crore and had given up 5.4 per cent in tranches for ₹500 crore  »

About 75% of students go online for over 1 hour everyday: study

LN Revathy

The ‘post-millennial’ population is very social and over 75 per cent spends more than an hour online every day, notes a study by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).The survey was conducted... »

‘Nano is a smart motoring solution’

Get set go: Mayank Pareek, President, PVBU, at the launch of the new GenX Nano in Mumbai. - PAUL NORONHA


Mayank Pareek is confident GenX will do the trick »

Yamaha sales slow down in Indonesia

Masaki Asano, MD, Yamaha Sales, with the Fascino. - SHASHI ASHIWAL

Our Bureau

Stays flat in India in the first quarter »

Mercedes gets back in form as sales soar

‘We are building highways of e-commerce’

Highest paid Infoscian is COO Pravin Rao

Bengaluru-based start-up looks up to Twitter founder intends to become the ‘Google’ of home searches

‘We are trying to become the WhatsApp of local commerce’

App makers not warming up to Microsoft's plan

Content is king, but will FB be king-maker?

Rural broadband project: Centre calls states meet on May 29


The Centre will discuss with the states on May 29 the national optical fibre network project as it seeks their greater participation in the ambitious plan that aims to provide broadband connectivi... »

Tata Docomo’s new recharge plan for pre-paid users


Telecom service provider Tata Docomo has launched a special recharge for pre-paid customers which extends the validity based on the customer’s usage pattern.The new offer, RC—24, offers a d... »

Don’t entertain SMSes from unknown sources!

Be wary of SMSes that try to conceal links in the original message

K V Kurmanath

Spammers find newer ways to reach you. If your security filters screen suspicious URLs, they invented a newer method – through an SMS with a link to YouTube video. They disguise themselves as a wo... »

E-tailers log on to low-income group to tap biz opportunity

The brand has tie-ups with other multi-brand e-tailers such as Flipkart, Jabong and Myntra for sale and display of its apparel range.

Priyanka Pani

Rehan Yar Khan, founder of VC firm Orios Venture Partners, is on a new investment spree. After funding 14 e-commerce firms, Khan is on the lookout for online firms that cater to the larg... »

Former Star, Cola executives’ venture to raise $25-30 million

Our Bureau

Money will be used to fund its video programme network »

USM expands, plans to raise $10 million

M Somasekhar

USM Business Systems Inc is aggressively expanding operations in both India and the US to tap the growing opportunities in data analytics, mobility and business intelligence areas. <... »

Delhi computer traders’ body to appeal against CCI ‘clean chit’ to e-commerce majors

Our Bureau

The All Delhi Computer Traders Association (ADCTA) said it will file an appeal with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) Appellate Authority against the watchdog’s recent order that g... »

Renault throws down the gauntlet with Kwid


Made-in-India compact to take on Maruti and Hyundai »  

Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition due to hit showrooms soon

Our Bureau

Porsche has created a special series of the 911 Carrera: the Black Edition. The combination of black paintwork and black interior emphasises the timeless elegance of the sports car. ... »

Suzuki launches two roadsters for the Indian market



Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, introduced two new motorcycles today... »

Renault’s burly kid targets entry-level buyers

eBay emerges largest online perfume mall in India

Essar not interested in Nokia’s Chennai plant

Trending hashtags, the new mantra for branding

Indian firms cornered 25% of top global IT deals in 2014

PayPal to host start-up event in Chennai

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The road to Malgudi

Zac O'Yeah

A quest for RK Narayan’s fictional town — replete with old-world charm and character — leads to many interesting twists and turns, stories and discoveries »

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