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Scott Russel, COO, SAP Asia Pacific Japan
Scott Russel, COO, SAP Asia Pacific Japan

SAP focusing on software and cloud marketplace in India

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... »

Wipro expands presence in Romania, plans tie-ups with universities

Our Bureau

The country’s second largest IT services exporter, Wipro Ltd, will increase the headcount in... »

L&T Infotech buys Otis Elevator’s Information Systems Resource Centre

Our Bureau

L&T Infotech has acquired Information Systems Resource Centre (ISRC), the Pune-based softwar... »

Nokia manufacturing plant to shut on Nov 1, over 800 employees to take VRS

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... »

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... »

2G money laundering case: Court frames charges against A Raja, Kanimozhi, others

The special court here today framed charges against former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in 2G scam-related money laundering case. The court has also framed charge... »

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

Samsung spent most of the quarter without launching a new flagship device, and continued to struggle in the mid-to-low tier markets against cheaper and value-packed offerings like Xiaomi's Redmi 1S.

Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on co... »

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

Ravi Gururaj, Chairman of Nasscom Product Council and R Chandrashekhar, President of NASSCOM with Rajat Tandon, Director of 10,000 start–ups, Nasscom in Bangalore on Wednesday. GRN SOMASHEKAR

Our Bureau

India has emerged the third largest base for start-ups in the world with 3,100 of them after the US, which is home to 41,500 start-ups, and the UK, which has 4,000 start-ups. The... »

Rising cost, lower revenue keep TechM Q2 net flat

Sounding cautious Vineet Nayyar (left), Executive Vice-Chairman, Tech Mahindra, with Milind Kulkarni, CFO, announcing the company’s results in Mumbai, on Wednesday. SHASHI ASHIWAL

Our Bureau

Tech Mahindra has reported a flat change net profit, at ₹719.7 crore, for the second quarter ended September 30, compared with ₹718.4 crore in the year-ago period, on account of lower revenue and... »

‘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

Quikr partners Microsoft to launch app on Windows platform

Uninor posts highest revenue growth among all Telenor units

Loop to shut down on Nov 29; confident of deal with Bharti

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

Amrit Ramakrishnan

A Chinese inventor has developed a new type of umbrella which could spell the doom for conventional fabric ones. Called the ‘Air Umbrella’, Chuan Wang, from Nanjing, China, says the device uses th... »

Govt to provide smartphone users better access to radio services

Javadekar, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, and Secretary Bimal Julka at the launch of AIR’s free news SMS service in New Delhi. PTI

Our Bureau

To offer the growing number of smartphone users better access to radio services, All India Radio (AIR) plans to simulcast content aired on its medium wave (MW) radio stations in FM mode, t... »

Sunil Batra is new AUSPI President

Our Bureau

The Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI) has elected Sunil Batra, Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Tata Teleservices Ltd. as its new President. AUSPI is the industr... »

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

TCS, VMware to set up centre of excellence

Cognizant plans to invest Rs 500 cr in Hyderabad facility

Sitharaman warns against misusing e-commerce

BL Ink

Behind the numbers: BJP camp office allegedly ransacked by Trinamool Congress workers during a bypoll campaign in North 24 Parganas district. Photo: PT

Bloodiest of them all

Shreevatsa Nevatia

The phone rang late that Friday night in Kulberia. Saroj Chowdhury is a familiar face in this vi... »

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