The Apple logo is seen at the flagship Apple retail store.
Reuters The Apple logo is seen at the flagship Apple retail store.

Apple revenue surges 27% in Q2 on iPhone sales

Reuters/ Our Bureau

Apple Inc on Monday reported better-than-expected earnings as its revenue jumped 27 per cent at... »

Amazon launches organic gardening store

Priyanka Pani

Online marketplace has launched an Organic Gardening store for customers who want to g... »

Facebook launches video calling in Messenger app

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote address at Facebook F8 in San Francisco. File image


Facebook Inc introduced free video calling in its Messenger phone app on Monday as the company s... »

HTC posts Q1 profit at $11.79 mn; matches forecasts

A person talks on a mobile phone in front of a HTC advertisement board in Taipei


Taiwan's HTC Corp today announced its net profit for the first quarter at 360 million Taiwanese... »

Tech entrepreneurs Anand Rajaraman, Venky Harinarayan join Urban Ladder

Priyanka Pani

After Ratan Tata made his personal investment in online furniture store Urban Ladder, web and te... »

Other Gadgets

Customers queue up as they wait to buy the Apple Watch at a store in Paris, France, April 24, 2015. Photo: REUTERS

Apple Watch: Software developers see more apps coming


Software developers who tried on an Apple Watch for the first time on Friday predicted a rush of... »

Computers & Laptops

Growth in the PC shipments centered on portables, particularly around emerging product categories such as Chromebooks, Bing, Ultraslims and Convertibles.

PC sales decline in Q1; mobile PCs, hybrids pick up


Global PC shipments — desktops, notebooks and laptops — witnessed a decline in the range of 5.2-... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Proportion of smartphone users above the age of 50 has quadrupled from one per cent in 2013 to 4 per cent in 2015. FIle Photo

‘Affordability, digital literacy are key barriers to mobile internet use’

Our Bureau

Even as adoption of mobile internet is becoming more widespread, affordability and digital liter... »
BL Interview

Era of offering software services alone is over: Ramco Systems

Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems Ltd

TE Raja Simhan

HR management the main area of growth, says CEO »

Flipkart eyes new strategy — single category sale

Sangeetha Chengappa

After its Big Billion Day sale fiasco last October which disappointed thousands of online shoppers, India’s largest e-commerce company, Flipkart, is now experimenting with a new kind of sal... »

Travel site targets ₹1,000-cr revenue by March 2016

Yogendra Vasupal, CEO,

Priyanka Pani

Online marketplace for budget travellers,, run by Chennai-based Inasra Technologies, expects ₹1,000 crore in revenue by March 2016. The company, founded in 2010 by Yogendra Vasup... »

Airtel Q4 net up 30%

Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Our Bureau

Operator records growth across segments »

Idea Q4 net rises 60% on higher data income

Voice realisation Idea Cellular’s voice rate realisation remained under pressure for the third successive quarter, falling sharply by 7.1% to 33.9 paise per minute from 36.5 paise per minute during the fourth quarter.

Our Bureau

Addition to subscriber base too drives GSM operator’s earnings »

Huge Apple payouts play catch-up with China growth


Apple can't pay out its readies fast enough. The $760 billion iPhone-making money machine is adding $50 billion more to its buyback plans. Throw in an increased dividend, and the total set to go b... »

Snapdeal appoints new Senior V-P, Marketing

S Ronendra Singh

Online marketplace Snapdeal on Tuesday said it has appointed Idi Srinivas Murthy as Senior Vice President – Marketing. Murthy joins Snapdeal after a string of successes in marketing at Th... »

Babajob secures $10-mn funding from SEEK

Our Bureau, a jobs marketplace, has secured a $10-million investment from Australia's SEEK Ltd. The company will use the funding to develop mobile applications and improve its services such as ‘M... »

RJio throws weight behind Airtel, Voda on Net neutrality

Our Bureau

Reliance Jio has thrown its weight behind Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular in asking TRAI to bring internet services companies such as WhatsApp, Skype and Google under the regulatory regime. »

Telecom companies promise to look into call drops, improve service

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Our Bureau

Flooded with complaints from customers and Parliamentarians on call drops, all the telecom service providers (TSPs) on Monday assured to take necessary measures to bring transparency into the b... »

Capgemini to buy software services firm IGATE for $4 b launches Sunday delivery

RCom closes bond sale to raise $300 mn

Cochin Chamber opposes website discrimination

Bharti Infratel Q4 profit up 18% at Rs 558 cr

Capgemini to buy US-based iGATE in $4-bn deal

Telcos offer free calls to Nepal

Telecom operators slash call rates to quake-hit Nepal

Email ID leak: Cong wants TRAI investigated

Our Bureau

Congress MP from Assam, Gaurav Gogoi, on Tuesday accused the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for “compromising” the privacy and security of over a million activists supporting net neu... »

Cash-rich Urban Ladder to scale up technology

Sangeetha Chengappa

Sitting on over $77 million raised from various investors, Urban Ladder now wants to use technology to sell furniture online. The company is also adding another 85 engineers to its e... »

One lakh Lenovo A6000 Plus sold out in 15 minutes


Chinese technology major Lenovo has sold over one lakh units of its latest smartphone A6000 Plus in 15 minutes, in the first flash sale on e-commerce site today.“Lenovo in asso... »

BSNL told to spruce up services in border areas

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday met with members of
Parliament from Bihar, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland to discuss the

Our Bureau

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has told Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) to improve services and ensure better quality of signal specially in the border and extremism affected are... »

P D Sundar to head QuikrServices

Priyanka Pani

Online classifieds business portal Quikr has appointed P D Sundar as head of the company’s soon to be launched services vertical – QuikrServices. Sundar will be responsible for further ex... »

‘Affordability, digital literacy are key barriers to mobile internet use’

Proportion of smartphone users above the age of 50 has quadrupled from one per cent in 2013 to 4 per cent in 2015. FIle Photo

Our Bureau

Even as adoption of mobile internet is becoming more widespread, affordability and digital literacy have emerged as the key barriers. According to a report released by Ericsson Consumer L... »

Microsoft Devices begins retail transition of Nokia branded outlets

S Ronendra Singh

Microsoft Devices on Tuesday said it has started transition of Nokia branded outlets to Microsoft. To begin, the first-ever 'Microsoft Priority Reseller Store' in the world was opened at... »

Apple eyes more debt for bigger share buybacks

The announcement comes after Apple reported a 27 per cent surge in quarterly revenue in the first three months of this year.


Apple will again come knocking on investors' doors to sell more debt after announcing on Monday that it has increased its share repurchase plan to $140 billion from $90 billion announced last year... » launches portal to identify ‘unfindable’ candidates

Our Bureau has launched TalentBin to identify “unfindable” talent using a stock of information and web-based recruiting tools. The candidates’ activities on social websites are monitored. Accordi... »

Capgemini to become No. 3 MNC IT employer in India

Our Bureau

The Capgemini-IGATE merger will make the French company a leading employer of Indian engineers, thereby enabling it to better compete with domestic vendors for price-sensitive IT engagements, i... »

It’s mainly about getting clients in the US: Capgemini

Hospitality firms turn to social media for marketing

Uninor to charge local rates for calls to Nepal till April 28

Rishad Premji: A quiet doer

Kaspersky offers new security package for tiny firms

Mauj Mobile to raise $30-50 million for appstore play

Aircel offers free calls to quake victims

BL Ink

It’s the time to disco: Youngsters gravitate towards Meow Meow since it often allows them to stay up for days and dance all night. Photo: K.R Deepak

Cat’s got your tongue

mohini chaudhuri

A relatively unknown party drug - Meow Meow - tightens its stranglehold on the urban youngsters of Mumbai »

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