South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on January 29, 2015 that October-December profit fell 36 per cent from a year earlier, confirming the firm's first annual earnings decline in three years. The world's top smartphone maker reported a fourth-quarter profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.88 billion), compared with a 5.2 trillion won profit it guided for earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on January 29, 2015 that October-December profit fell 36 per cent from a year earlier, confirming the firm's first annual earnings decline in three years. The world's top smartphone maker reported a fourth-quarter profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.88 billion), compared with a 5.2 trillion won profit it guided for earlier this month. Photo: Reuters

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‘Idea is financially capable of taking part in spectrum auction’

Managing Director,
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Printvenue raises $4.5 mn from Asia-Pacific Internet Group

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Crude slide: TCS, Infosys hit as energy firms cut costs

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Bharti Airtel-Cisco team up to launch new video conferencing service

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The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a base price of ₹3,705 crore per MHz for the 3G spectrum au... »


Students of International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad rejoice after their convocation in this file photo.

Reverse placement: IIIT-Hyd students have own pecking order for companies

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Xiaomi brings new smartphone Mi 4 at ₹19,999

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Other Gadgets

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Computers & Laptops

A model wears the Microsoft HoloLens as he scrolls through a virtual Windows menu in this publicity photo released to Reuters January 21, 2015. Microsoft Corp on Wednesday unveiled the holographic lens device that allows users to see three-dimensional renderings of computer-generated images. The device has no wires and looks like a visor. It ups the stakes in the emerging market for virtual reality, being targeted by Facebook Inc's Oculus. Photo: Reuters/Microsoft Corp./Handout

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and HoloLens


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Mobiles & Tablets

BB’s re-return to form and function

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BlackBerry has gone back to its roots with the Classic’s design. Can it win back customers? »

Cargill opens mega Bengaluru centre

(from left) Marcel Smits, Executive Vice-President; Lalitha Indrakanti, Director & Center Leader; Kathy Fortmann, President; and Siraj Choudhury, Chairman

Sangeetha Chengappa

Cargill Inc, one of the world’s biggest privately held organizations that clocked revenues of $134.9 billion in 2014, opened its largest captive business services centre with 650 seats in... »

Tech Mahindra confident despite 20% profit drop

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IT solutions company Tech Mahindra has reported a 20 per cent fall in net profit for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014. This decline must be seen in the context of exceptional gain... »

PM to IT honchos: let’s bring the world into mobile phones

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Addressing the country via social networking site Twitter on the occasion of the 18{+t}{+h} National Conference on e-Governance on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the information tec... »

Pearson’s new app: virtual classroom

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Infibeam introduces logistics platform for online merchants

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Leading e-commerce technology solutions provider Infibeam on Friday announced the launch of yet another platform,, for sol... »

Connect optical fibre with power lines to realize India’s digital vision: Kalam  

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Eminent scientist and former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam has made a pitch for laying optical fibre for transmitting data along with power lines to help achieve India’s digital vision. ... »

Going green the Leyland way

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Smooth. That is the word that comes to mind as the 10-tonne truck pulls away from the kerb with a barely audible hum, accelerates noiselessly and settles down to a steady speed. And all this with... »

Pearson takes digital learning to classrooms with new mobile app

Vinay Kamath

A kindergarten teacher finishes her talk to the children, whips out her smart phone, and indicates on an app that a particular lesson is done for the day. The message goes out to all the parents a... »  

VW closing in on Toyota for top slot

Martin Winterkorn, CEO, Volkswagen

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Volkswagen is on track to overtaking Toyota as the world’s largest carmaker by the end of this calendar. The two were neck and neck in 2014 with the Japanese automaker reporting sales of... »

J.D.Power study points out quality problems in Indian two-wheelers

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In its first report on the two-wheeler industry in India, J.D. Power has reported high incidence of initial quality problems with issues that include engine, fit and finish, electricals and brakes... »

Wrapping up a new look

E-commerce may soon come under the lens of nine ministries, RBI

Gone in 3 seconds, 10,000 Yureka handsets

Tripda raises $11 m in funding

Airtel to tie up with Kotak for payments bank licence

Rolls-Royce to showcase innovative propulsion systems at Aero India

Motorola plans to set up exclusive stores in next 5-6 months

Nokia beats profit forecasts in Q4

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'3-pronged strategy is working for HCL'


Venkatesh Ganesh

In the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, HCL tech has outperformed all its peers such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro in terms of revenue growth of 4 per cent when compared to the previous quarter... »

HCL: Delivers all-round performance across parameters


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Hackathon in Coimbatore college

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Tech Mahindra Dec quarter net falls 20%

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Xiaomi plans to double its number of physical stores

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Xiaomi is planning to double the number of physical stores. While talking to bloggers in Bengaluru, the India head of Xiaomi, Manu Jain, said the company is in discussion with Airte... »

Modi asks IT experts to innovate for ‘m-Governance’

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Frugal innovation is more than just jugaad

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HCL beats market expectation; posts 28% jump in profits

HCL Technologies President and CEO, Anant Gupta. (file photo)

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Full range of Benellis for India

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Crossing over the edge of sanity on four wheels

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Microsoft launches Outlook for rival iOS, Android

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Undertrials — accounting for nearly 70 per cent of our prison population — often suffer a fate worse than those convicted. Now, they wait for a recent Supreme Court order directing the release of those who have served half their likely sentence to be implemented »

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