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Wipro lags peers in all key areas

TCS, clear leader of top-tier IT pack
Wipro once again fell behind peers TCS and Infosys by reporting lower growth in its key... »

Mobile services market in India to touch $19.2 bn in 2014: Gartner

Mobile connections in India will grow to 815 million in 2014, an 8 per cent increase from 755 mi... »

Employees leave because of managers, says CEO Kurien

Wipro’s attrition touches 17% in Q1
Even though Wipro has lagged behind Infosys, which posted 2 per cent revenue growth, the... »

IBM, Wipro frontrunner for ₹1,300-cr RCom’s call centre outsourcing deal

Reliance Communications (RCom), the country’s fourth-largest telecom operator by subs... »

ING Vysya selects Mindtree as strategic digital partner

ING Vysya Bank has selected Mindtree as strategic digital partner for its next generation mobili... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Stellar screen The Oppo Find 7’s 5.5 inch display has a resolution of 1440 x 2560x1440 pixels, highest in its class

Is this big enough to take on the giants?

Oppo Find 7 is a device that packs enough power to challenge Samsung and HTC
It wasn’t too long ago that one would struggle to find a high-quality smartphone that wasn’t des... »

Computers & Laptops

Peter Chang

We want to cover from PCs to smartphones: Asus India

Taiwan-based Asus expanded its footprint in the country with the launch of its smartphone... »  

Interiors

Pepperfry launches mobile site

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

Other Gadgets

Escape to the unimaginable

When the reality gets too tough to handle, these upcoming games, all set in fantastic worlds and... »

Auto Focus

Is this the entry luxury car you’ve been waiting for?

Audi doesn’t skimp on features for the A3. Hope the price will be equally attractive.
Luxury car brands have seen a bit of a divergent trend amongst their cars on either end of th... »

Gaming

InMobi says `Game On!' with new monetisation solution

Creates $25 mn fund for Indie game developers
InMobi, an independent mobile advertising network, has announced its new monetisation solution f... »

Microsoft education initiative: 4 TN schools to use Windows tablets as learning aid

Microsoft India today announced that four schools in Tamil Nadu will use Windows tablet computers to teach, a step in the tech major’s drive to get on the technology-enabled learning wave and popu... »

Vodafone India's service revenues rise 10.3%

GSM operator Vodafone India's service revenues rose 10.3 per cent to 1,026 million pounds during the quarter ended June 30, 2014, driven by continued customer growth, strong data usage and improve... »

Global Cloud Xchange raises $350 mn from global markets

Global Cloud Xchange, the submarine cable subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCom), has raised $350 million through bonds in the international markets. The notes were priced at 100 pe... »

Amazon’s sales grow, but so do its losses

Amazon posted a 23-per-cent rise in second-quarter revenue Thursday, with sales at the web’s largest retailer climbing to 19.3 billion dollars.But the company’s grow-at-all-costs strategy t... »

Nissan surges ahead of ally Renault in Q1

Lesser imitation Scala, Renault's clone of the Nissan Sunny. S MURALIDHAR

 It is over 15 years since Renault played the knight in shining armour for a beleaguered Nissan.In 2008, the two set up their first global manufacturing alliance with the honour going to... »

Honda introduces refreshed colour schemes for CB Shine

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd (HMSI) has introduced a style upgrade for CB Shine, their bestselling 125cc motorcycle. The CB Shine will npw be available in two new colours... »

Is this the entry luxury car you’ve been waiting for?

Luxury car brands have seen a bit of a divergent trend amongst their cars on either end of the size spectrum. Thanks largely to the seemingly insatiable appetite of buyers in China, brands like... »

Mastek consolidated net dips 88%

IT Solutions company Mastek has reported 88 per cent dip in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.Net profit went down to Rs 85 lakh as against Rs 7.1 crore reported in... »

Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal

Buoyed by the consumer response to its tablet, handset maker Oplus Technologies today launched its smartphone, XonPhone 5, for the Indian market, priced at Rs 7,999. The company, a subsi... »

Hacking virus ‘Bladabindi’ on the prowl in Indian cyberspace

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Indian Internet users against hacking attempts of a clandestine multi-identity virus—Bladabindi—which steals sensitive personal information of a user for nefari... »

Wipro is focused on strong profitable growth: Premji

If cars could talk

Is this big enough to take on the giants?

TRAI may review telcos’ freedom to fix mobile rates

Software services sector to hire 6% more this fiscal

Monster.com: Gender pay gap in Indian IT industry at 29%

Monster.com: Indian IT industry shows gender pay gap of 29%

NIIT Q1 profit at ₹60 lakh

Sania launches Celkon Mobile’s Millennium Vogue Q455 priced at Rs 7,999

Sania Mirza launching Celkon's Millennium Vogue Q455 in Hyderabad on Friday. Also seen are Murali Retineni (extreme left), Executive Director, Celkon Mobiles, and Y. Guru, Chairman. -- P.V. Sivakumar Tennis player Sania Mirza launched Celkon Mobile’s Millennium Vogue Q455 phone priced at Rs 7,999 here on Friday. The Millennium range 4.5-inch phone comes with a 2000 mAH battery and 1.... »

Firstsource sales up 33%

Firstsource Solutions Ltd has seen a 33 per cent growth in sales pipeline, Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, said here. According to him, the sales as on March 31, 2014, stood at $372 million aga... »

A Disanet pilot could change the way we manage emergencies

People throng the Marina beach in Chennai on a public holiday. Photo: R. Ravindran Weekend crowds at Chennai’s Marina Beach are going to be part of a communication experiment, which is going to change the way the world responds to emergencies. The Chennai police are go... »

Self-driving cars are no longer a pipedream

New dimension Using sensor technology, driver assistance systems can monitor the
area around the vehicle, giving the driver warnings and support. It was in October 2005 when Sebastian Thrun and his team from Stanford University in the US created an autonomous robot that traversed 175 miles through the Mojave Desert. Little did they know then... »

India ops to feed Honda’s African expansion

New direction Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Company, with the recently launched
Mobilio PAUL NORONHA

 It is among the top two-wheeler brands in India which is now staging a remarkable revival in its car business.Honda Motor Company is clearly on a roll and its Managing Officer, Yoshiyuk... »

AUTO PAST

How did the galloping horse come to be?

When the Ford Motor Company was about to go into production with the first Mustang, the company believed that there was no other in North America that looked like theirs. The company, form the... »

Nokia Q2 profit at € 284 m

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia on Thursday posted a higher operating profit at € 284 million in April-June this year and said it expects net sales for the network business to grow in the s... »

Upbeat Wipro sees a better second quarter

Strong performance Chief Executive Officer TK Kurien, Wipro, at a press
conference in Bangalore on Thursday. - GRN SOMASHEKAR IT services company Wipro Ltd reported another good quarter, meeting market expectations, and gave a positive estimate for the fiscal second quarter. India’s third largest software export... »

Airtel gets 3G licence in Niger

Telecom major Bharti Airtel today said it has been granted a 3G licence in Niger, paving the way for roll-out of the latest mobile technology in the country.“The licence acquisition is also... »

Mobile ads push Facebook’s Q2 profits to $791 mn

Facebook recorded a net profit of $791 million, a 138 per cent increase over the second quarter last year, the social media network said on Wednesday. Revenue rose 61 per cent, to $2.9 b... »

Escape to the unimaginable

What’s for dinner?

Carnival group acquires KochiLeela Infopark

InMobi says `Game On!' with new monetisation solution

Aircel ties up with Micromax for Canvas Beat

Flipkart launches e-learning category

Aircel launches 3G service in Arunachal

BL Ink

Riya Sarin, 18, who likes to stay busy—spending upto four hours a day at jazz, and ballet classes—saves a rare afternoon for friends and her cat Mr Monkey

How can I be shot in jeans?

From cruises in the Mediterranean to MDMA cakes, nudies on Snapchat to eavesdropping on pilot chatter... BLink spends time with urban, affluent teenagers, and comes away heartened and afraid
Aanya and Dhruv Saluja, all of 16 and 13, have recently returned from a Mediterranean summer cru... »

Catalyst

Incurably optimistic

Ad agencies must not cut the branch on which they sit, says Ramesh Narayan
The 1980s and 1990s were exciting times for the advertising industry. A host of new agencie... »  

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