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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

Samsung's smartphone primacy under threat from Apple after weak Q4

Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is closer to losing its crown as global smartphone leader after posti... »

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

HIMANSHU KAPANIA,
Managing Director,
Idea Cellular

Rajesh Kurup

Idea Cellular has added nearly 22.2 users in calendar year 2014, taking its overall user-base to... »

Printvenue raises $4.5 mn from Asia-Pacific Internet Group

Our Bureau

Printvenue, an online portal for printing and personalised products, has raised $4.5 million in... »

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

Adith Charlie

Slumping oil prices and increased regulatory scrutiny have compelled energy companies to... »

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

Our Bureau

Bharti Airtel in partnership with Cisco on Thursday has launched managed Room Telepresence servi... »

News

Pricing 3G spectrum at ₹3,705 cr/MHz, Centre eyes ₹1-lakh crore mop-up

Our Bureau

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

News

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

KV Kurmanath

Top IT firms and multinationals generally demand engineering colleges to give them Day One slot... »

News

Xiaomi brings new smartphone Mi 4 at ₹19,999

Our Bureau

Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi, which has been caught in patent infringement allegations... »

Other Gadgets

A different kind of arms race

Sabyasachi Biswas

The best GPS and fitness watches that you can lay your hands on »

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

PTI

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version of Windows and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls... »

Mobiles & Tablets

BB’s re-return to form and function

R Dinakaran

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

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

Our Bureau

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

Amrit Ramakrishnan

Give your car a visible, unique makeover with vinyl wrapping. Here is the what and how of this new trend. »

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

Priyanka Pani / Thomas K Thomas

Already facing flak for their heavy discounting, poor products, and delayed delivery, e-commerce companies may be staring at regulatory hassles. They may soon be governed by regulations from as... »

Gone in 3 seconds, 10,000 Yureka handsets

Our Bureau

Micromax's fully-owned subsidiary Yu Televentures has sold 10,000 Yureka smartphones on Amazon in just 3 seconds. This is the third online sale after launching the ₹8,999 device last month.... »

Tripda raises $11 m in funding

PTI

Online car pooling app Tripda today said it has raised $11 million (about Rs 68 crore) from Rocket Internet and other investors.The US-based start-up’s app helps connect passengers with tho... »

Airtel to tie up with Kotak for payments bank licence

Our Bureau

Bharti Airtel has showed it is serious about pursuing a payments banking licence by forming a joint venture with Kotak Mahindra Bank. The bank will pick up a 19.9 per cent stake in Bharti... »

Rolls-Royce to showcase innovative propulsion systems at Aero India

Anil Urs

Rolls-Royce will present its ‘Partnership with India – Past, Present and Future’ exhibition at the 10th Aero India. The company is planning to showcase its innovative products and service... »

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

Aesha Datta

Motorola plans to set up 5-10 exclusive experience and service stores in the country in the next 5-6 months. The first of these stores are expected to come up in Bangalore. ... »

Nokia beats profit forecasts in Q4

Reuters

Finland's Nokia on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits for its core network equipment business on the back of network roll-outs for faster 4G mobile services in China and No... »

Pricing 3G spectrum at ₹3,705 cr/MHz, Centre eyes ₹1-lakh crore mop-up

Our Bureau

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a base price of ₹3,705 crore per MHz for the 3G spectrum auction. With this, the Centre has paved the way for simultaneous auctions of 3G and 2G spectrum in M... »

A different kind of arms race

Onida reworking on mobile phone biz

Grabhouse raises $2.5 m from Kalaari, Sequoia

Govt not to appeal against Bombay HC order in Vodafone case

Yahoo announces tax-free spin off of Alibaba stake

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

Apple iPhone sales top expectations; reports record profit of $18 billion

Modi’s Digital India project delayed by cable tangle

Full range of Benellis for India

R. Balaji

Italian superbike joins the fray here and is already drawing up big plans »
TEST DRIVE

Crossing over the edge of sanity on four wheels

S. Muralidhar

Not the average, 'middle-path seeking' crossover, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG is meant for thrill-seekers with deep pockets. »

Truecaller plans to more than double user base in India

Alan Mamedi, CEO and Co-Founder, Truecaller

Rajesh Kurup

Truecaller, a free global phone directory with a presence in every country in the world, expects to more than double its user base to about 120 million in India. The Stockholm-based... »

Microsoft launches Outlook for rival iOS, Android

PTI

Microsoft today launched an Outlook app for rival handsets running on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, ramping up its software services efforts. The move will allow users of iPhones, iPads... »

Start-up stakeholders in Hyderabad to create a unique platform

K V Kurmanath

The Hyderabad start-up ecosystem is doing something unique – all the stakeholders in the ecosystem are coming together to form an information sharing platform.About 80 organisations, instit... »

Docuvity launches integrated solution for finance professionals

Our Bureau

Docuvity from Praxeva India, a provider of document management services has integrated its ‘Document Management Software’ with Tally ERP to introduce T-Connect, a solution for finance professional... »

Realtycompass.com launches'Online Home Fair'

Anil Urs

Realtycompass.com, an online platform for buying homes, has launched 'Online Home Fair'. The fair is a platform which will provide exhaustive data and high quality information to buyers l... »

After US, Zomato enters Turkey with acquisition of Mekanist

Sangeetha Chengappa

Turkish start-up has a user base of 1.5 million »

Amazon WorkMail to take on Microsoft, Google services for businesses

PTI

US online giant Amazon has announced plans to offer a cloud-based email and calendar service to directly compete with Microsoft Outlook and others.The service dubbed Amazon WorkMail “enable... »

Xiaomi brings new smartphone Mi 4 at ₹19,999

Our Bureau

Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi, which has been caught in patent infringement allegations recently, launched its new flagship device Mi 4 for ₹19,999 on Wednesday. The phone, which w... »

BB’s re-return to form and function

HTC launches new smartphone

Grabhouse raises $2.5 mn from Kalaari Capital, Sequoia Capital

Redington upbeat on impact of Apple’s India expansion plans

Hike Messenger introduces free voice calling

AT&T results beat Wall Street; shares rise after market hours

Ericsson’s India revenues up 20%, highest in eight quarters

BL Ink

The retirement

Avinuo Kire

After 35 years of service under the Government of Nagaland, Guolhou woke one morning and experie... »

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