Making the city smart

Thomas K Thomas

This Diwali, if you happen to drive into Bangalore’s Electronics City, you may be automatically g... »

We've made significant headway in returning BlackBerry to growth: CEO John Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Thomas K Thomas

John Chen took over as the Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry in November at a time when the... »

Airtel Kenya to acquire 2.7 mn Essar subscribers

Our Bureau

Bharti Airtel said that following approval from the Communication Authority of Kenya, Airtel Net... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Acer’s Liquid E700 Trio smartphone supports three SIM cards


Dual-SIM smartphones, now ubiquitous, could seem like old hat now that Acer has come out with it... »

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

Who is winning the gaming battle?

Anuj Srivas

Seven years after Apple unveiled the iPhone— and. in the process, kick-started the modern smartp... »

Auto Focus

Refreshed interiors: The cabin feels relatively plush and stays quiet at slow speeds. Under hard acceleration the engine noise does seep in

Fiat’s comeback vehicle?

S Muralidhar

The first impression after we stepped into the Fiat Punto, right after its launch in 2008, wa... »


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... »

Kerala IT companies eye New Zealand for striking partnerships

Vinson Kurian

Kerala IT, which seeks to expand its footprint in the Oceania region, is in talks with several companies for joint ventures or partnerships in New Zealand, a so far unexplored region. Pot... »

PM opens new TCS training initiative in Japan


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated TCS Japan Technology and Culture Academy, which will work towards enhancing technology and cultural knowledge between IT professionals of the two nat... »

Big data firm Teoco to hire 50

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Big data analytics firm Teoco Software Pvt Ltd is looking to hire 50-odd people mostly for its Kolkata office by December 2015. The company currently has around 370 employees across its of... »

Amazon takes on rivals through Junglee

Priyanka Pani

Global e-commerce giant Amazon, which entered the Indian market with in 2012 to provide price comparisons for consumers, has turned the latter into a marketplace. Consumers c... »

Accenture to provide IT solutions to Bharti Retail


IT firm Accenture today said it will implement SAP solutions for Bharti Retail to enable the firm to more efficiently plan, monitor and track flow of merchandise and information throughout its sup... »

Pegasystems opens registrations for developers meet

K V Kurmanath

Pegasystems Inc. has opened registrations for the second edition of the global Pega Developers Conference (PDC) 2014 slated to be held here on October 12 and 13. The event is aimed at dis... »

Nasdaq-listed Progress Software opens start-up incubator in India

KV Kurmanath

After Target and Cisco, it is the turn of Nasdaq-listed Progress Software Corporation to start a global incubator programme for start-up companies. Business apps

The co... »

Essar Kenya sells yuMobile to Safaricom, Airtel for $120 m

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Essar Telecom Kenya Ltd (ETKL) has sold its telecom business to Safaricom and Airtel for about $120 million (₹720 crore), a move that marks Mumbai-headquartered Essar Group’s exit from all telecom... »

Essar sells yuMobile to Safaricom, Airtel for about $120 mn

Rajesh Kurup

In a move that marks the exit of Essar Group from all telecom ventures, Essar Telecom Kenya Ltd (ETKL) has sold its telecom business to Safaricom and Airtel for about $120 million. ETKL, which pro... »

DoT may advance completion of NOFN project to June 2016

Getting VW’s India script in place

Spice unveils Firefox OS smartphone for Rs 2,299

Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers

Google drone drops chocolate for Australian farmer

MphasiS bags 5-year contract from PNB

DoT unhappy with slow progress of national optical fibre project

2015 BMW X3 debuts in India

Fiat’s comeback vehicle?

American Swan ropes in Yo Yo Honey Singh as brand ambassador

Bindu Menon

Online fashion brand American Swan has signed up Bollywood rapper musician Yo Yo Honey Singh as its brand ambassador. American Swan, launched in January 2013, offers authentic smart casua... »

Airtel enters mobile app space with music streaming service Wynk

Our Bureau

Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of Wynk Music — a carrier agnostic mobile application with over 1.7 million songs including Hindi, regional and international hits.  With... »

BlackBerry-Idea to offer 1GB data

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Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has partnered with GSM operator Idea Cellular to offer 1GB data plan to its customers. Under the offer, Idea users with BlackBerry OS 7 devic... »

DoT to seek regulator’s views on pricing 3G, 4G spectrum

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The Department of Telecom will ask telecom regulator to give its recommendations for pricing 3G and 4G spectrum to include it in the next round of auction in February next year. The... »

Wipro to double headcount in Oman


Country’s third largest software services firm Wipro today said it plans to double its headcount to 140 people over the next 18 months in Muscat to meet increasing business requirements in the Gul... »

Indian tablet market grows 9% in second quarter: IDC

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Micromax topples Apple »

Infy, TCS in race for Bandhan Bank deal

Chandra Sekhar Ghosh, CMD, Bandhan Financial Services

Abhishek Law

At least five IT firms are in the fray for developing core banking solutions (CBS) software application for the upcoming Bandhan Bank. Headquartered in Kolkata, Bandhan is the count... »

Women more addicted to their cellphones than men


Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and acc... »

Online shopping search trends are changing every season: Junglee report

Priyanka Pani, a comparison and price check site owned by online marketplace, has said in a report that shopping has become seasonal. The report unveiled by the search site for t... »

Diesel subsidy down, but free pricing some time away

First app to measure alcohol related tremors

Apple may launch iPhone 6, smartwatch on Sept 9

Nokia to offer maps for Samsung’s Tizen-based handsets

In expansion mode, ValueLabs eyes cloud, analytics segment

Identifying more 3G spectrum is need of the hour, says Qualcomm India’s Agarwal

Volvo unveils the XC90 SUV

Dressed for disco, dances on the streets

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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