DoT, TRAI differ on Airtel-Loop deal

Thomas K Thomas

Can mobile users of an operator be transferred to another without the subscribers’ consent? This... »

Indus Towers plans capex of Rs 6,000 crore

Our Bureau

Telecom tower company Indus Towers has set aside a capital expenditure of nearly ₹6,000 crore fo... »

Telecom industry to benefit from e-commerce boom: survey

Priyanka Pani

Indian e-commerce companies will be able to drive the next phase of growth for the telecom compa... »

Play It Interactive raises $1.1 million

Our Bureau

Play It Interactive, a mobile content platform for sports fans in emerging markets, has got a fu... »

Licence fee on tower firms will be counter-productive: Bharti Infratel

DS RAWAT, CEO of Bharti Infratel

Thomas K Thomas

After witnessing flattish growth over the last 2-3 years, telecom tower companies are now... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Samsung, B&N unveil Nook tablet


Retail bookseller Barnes & Noble and electronics maker Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy... »

Computers & Laptops

Lenovo offers extended warranty

Our Bureau

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


Pepperfry launches mobile site

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

Other Gadgets

Revive, recycle and rejoice

Elizabeth Mathew

Going ‘green’ is a popular buzzword today and whether you’re doing your bit to keep up with J... »

Auto Focus

Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd - PAUL NORONHA

Steering clear of scooters

Murali Gopalan

It is a question that is constantly posed to Rajiv Bajaj when he meets the media. And each ti... »


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... »

Nokia’s global CEO to visit India

Our Bureau

Nokia Corporation’s global CEO and President Rajeev Suri is scheduled to visit India next week and is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This will be Suri’s first visit... »

Taking the game a notch higher

S Muralidhar

The Hyundai i20 was a late starter when it was first launched about six years ago. Whether it was a bit early for the times or whether the market hadn’t matured enough to appreciate the space a... » buys Preburn

Our Bureau

Online recharge service company Freecharge, backed by venture capital firm Sequoia has acquired Preburn, a company that builds and distributes apps.Freecharge which provides online cellphon... »

Airtel introduces cross-network money transfer services in Tanzania


Bharti Airtel today said it has introduced a cross-network money transfer service in Tanzania by partnering with mobile operator Tigo. “The service will be available for Airtel Tanzania a... »

Alcatel sets sales target for handsets

Our Bureau

The Hong Kong-based Alcatel OneTouch plans to sell over 5 lakh units of its mobile phones in southern and western regions of the country. Country manager for APAC-India business unit... »

Social media, the new job-hunt platform

L N Revathy

While jobs are aplenty, search for quality hires has been an uphill task for companies. Besides opting for traditional recruitment platforms, companies also seek the help of consultants and loo... »

Mini cars will soon lose their flavour

Changing tastes The Tata Nano, marketed as the ‘world’s cheapest car’,
could not capture market share. S. MURALIDHAR


For several years now, automakers have focused on designing and developing low-cost cars (LCCs) to woo potential customers in emerging markets such as India. The target has been to build and sell p... »

India to be Yamaha’s 2nd largest market

Changing gears Yamaha is a marginal player by numbers in India, but is
poised to become an important centre for global sourcing. S. MURALIDHAR

Murali Gopalan

Yamaha Motor India will have cause for cheer with its India numbers overtaking Thailand in the second quarter (April-June) of this year while rapidly closing in on Vietnam. Indonesia, however,... »

Myntra-Flipkart seizes major market share in online fashion business

Sangeetha Chengappa

Two and a half years ago, Mukesh Bansal, then CEO of fashion and lifestyle portal Myntra, had predicted that the fledgling e-commerce market in India would see consolidation over the next two y... »

Cyient to buy 51% stake in US analytics start-up

Krishna Bodanapu

K V Kurmanath

Cyient Ltd (formerly Infotech Enterprises) will buy 51 per cent stake in the Atlanta (the US)-based data analytics start-up Invati Insights Private Ltd. The firm has announced th... »

BullionIndia gives e-commerce push to gold, silver sales

New device brings wireless charging to cell phones, laptops

HP sales up a tad in third quarter

Samsung, B&N unveil Nook tablet

Lenovo offers extended warranty

This social bot may watch over your home someday

iSPIRT adds 50 donor members

Revive, recycle and rejoice

ThoughtWorks office in Hyderabad

Our Bureau

ThoughtWorks, a US-based technology company, has expanded its India operations by opening an office in Hyderabad. The centre, with 20 employees, is the firm’s fifth office in the country. It has o... »

DoT extends permit period to sell intl SIM cards to 3 years


The Department of Telecom has extended permit period to sell international SIM cards to three years from one year earlier.“The No Objection Certification (NOC) shall be issued initially for... »

Top Notch Infotronix sets up R&D division to strengthen product portfolio

Our Bureau

Top Notch Infotronix has set-up an in-house research and development (R&D) division to strengthen its product portfolio. The company is a supplier of computer peripherals, consumer electronics... »

LinkedIn’s India-origin top executive to quit


Global professional network LinkedIn’s Indian-origin top executive Deep Nishar is leaving the company after a tenure of six years during which he .“transformed” the member experience and helped in... »

RCom: turnaround in the offing


After years of piling up huge amounts of debt, Reliance Communications (RCom) has started taking steps to ease the burden. The Anil Ambani-led telecom company had a debt of over... »

Steering clear of scooters

Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd - PAUL NORONHA

Murali Gopalan

It is a question that is constantly posed to Rajiv Bajaj when he meets the media. And each time the Managing Director of Bajaj Auto explains why he has no intention of getting into the scooter... »

Wipro opens centre in California

Our Bureau

Wipro has launched a customer experience centre at its office in Mountain View, California. The lab, which is the third facility that Wipro has opened with Cisco, is designed to de... »

Holcim’s data centre consolidation drive may benefit Indian IT firms

Adith Charlie

Swiss cement giant Holcim may consolidate its global data centre infrastructure in a move that presents a $200-million revenue opportunity for home-bred information technology companies.»

ThoughtWorks centre in Hyderabad

K V Kurmanath

ThoughtWorks, a US-based technology company, has expanded its India operations by opening an office in Hyderabad. The centre, with 20 employees, is fifth office for the firm in the country.... »

HCL Tech awarded life sciences outsourcing leader

Our Bureau

HCL Technologies has been recognised as a life sciences IT outsourcing leader and a star performer by advisory and research firm Everest Group in its 2014 report on "IT Outsourcing in Life S... »

HCL Technologies launches CTO Straight Talk

Porsche drives in Cayenne diesel platinum edition at Rs 86.5 lakh

TaxiForSure announces new round of funding

Cabinet clears digital India, mobile project for naxal-hit areas

Vodafone ups the ante to attract post-paid mobile users

Zomato to enter delivery business soon

Chip-maker MediaTek plans to invest $200 m on expansion

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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