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Anant Gupta, President & CEO, HCL Technologies

Focus on IT infra services has worked well for us: HCL chief Anant Gupta

It has been more than a year since Anant Gupta took over as CEO from Vineet Nayar, a peri... »

Hexaware Tech to focus on high-end work in expansion of BPO practice

Mid-size IT solutions company Hexaware Technologies is set to expand its nascent back-office pra... »

Nokia to buy part of Panasonic’s wireless network biz

To strengthen mobile broadband portfolio, add significant value for Japanese operators
Finnish firm Nokia will buy part of Panasonic’s network business to grow its operations in Japan... »

Samsung launches 3 new smartphones priced under 10k

Samsung has announced the launch of 3 new smartphones for the 'affordable category'.
In a bid to counter the challenge from Indian and Chinese phone brands, Samsung Electronics Co a... »

Healthcare network iClinic plans 20 speciality hubs

Develops e-com site that lets you buy doctor services
Working for Hutch and Vodafone for over a decade, Sanjoy Mukerji spotted a mismatch between the... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Celkon launches ‘lightest’ phone

Tamil actor Suriya has launched a 93-gram smartphone, Campus Evoke A43, made by Celkon Mobiles. »

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

Better, but not there yet

Is the Acer Iconia W4 any better than its predecessor?
Last year, around this time, we tested the Acer Iconia W3, and we were not impressed. We were... »

Auto Focus

Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes; range of up to 37 kms on electric power alone; combined range- up to 600 kms in Comfort mode S MURALIDHAR

Power and responsibility in one snazzy package

Polar bears can breathe easy now that the i8 is here. But is it the sportscar for you?
It wasn’t uncanny coincidence, but the scene seemed to be playing out exactly as it did in 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... »

Aircel’s plan for the visually impaired

GSM operator Aircel has launched a helpline number and a pre-paid plan for the visually impaired in Mumbai, offering a customised plan and services. Under the plan, customers with... »

Flytxt platform ‘live’ in Africa telecom markets

Flytxt, a firm that provides analytics-driven platforms to telecom companies, has gone live in three ‘MTN markets’ in Africa. MTN Group connects subscribers in 22 countries across Africa... »

HCL leads Infosys and Wipro, but lags TCS

The pecking order among the top four IT players is on expected lines going by the June quarter numbers reported by these companies. HCL Technologies delivered growth in key financial... »

Power and responsibility in one snazzy package

Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes; range of up to 37 kms on electric power alone; combined range- up to 600 kms in Comfort mode S MURALIDHAR

It wasn’t uncanny coincidence, but the scene seemed to be playing out exactly as it did in the commercial for the Audi R8, which is set in Maranello, the home turf of Ferrari. Only this time ar... »

Harvesting agri waste – the Ford way

John J. Viera, Global Director- Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental
Matters, Ford Motor Company - BIJOY GHOSH

Soy oil, rice and wheat straw, coconut husk, discarded plastic bottles and denim scrap… items one would not expect to figure on the shopping list of a global automobile manufacturer. But... »

Celkon launches ‘lightest’ phone

Tamil actor Suriya has launched a 93-gram smartphone, Campus Evoke A43, made by Celkon Mobiles. “It weighs just 68 gm without battery. It comes with a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor,” Celkon Mobiles... »

HCL Tech Q4 net profit up 53.7% to Rs 1,834 cr

Anant Gupta, President & CEO, HCL Technologies, with Anil Chanana, Chief Financial Officer (left), addressing a press conference to announce the company's fourth quarter results in Greater Noida, UP, on Thursday. Photo: Kamal Narang HCL Technologies ended its fiscal year strongly, growing across all its business segments, particular driven by large outsourcing deals in IT infrastructure management and despite a marginal blip... »  

Amazon is unleashing a comprehensive shopping experience in India

Amit Deshpande, Director and GM, Seller Services, Amazon. - G R N SOMASHEKAR Amazon is plunging headlong into India’s retail space, creating a distinct identity for itself across different segments that will help customers make better buying decisions. »

Infosys will focus on innovations: Sikka

Vishal Sikka

Infosys CEO-designate Vishal Sikka on Wednesday said that the company should focus more on innovation though there was no need to make any ‘grand changes’' to the existing strategy. ... »

Better, but not there yet

Last year, around this time, we tested the Acer Iconia W3, and we were not impressed. We were disappointed by its clinical white body, lacklustre (literally) display, flimsy body and overall pe... »

The One that makes sense

APSRTC in JV with MakeMyTrip for online booking of bus tickets

Flytxt platform now live in African telecom markets

Nokia Networks wins 12 deals in first half

Snapdeal.com appoints Abhishek Kumar as head of corporate development

Microsoft: Our business practices comply with law in China

Xiaomi’s Mi3 sold out in 5 seconds: Flipkart

Flipkart raises a billion dollars, may be worth $7 billion

Aircel case: Maxis counters Siva, says Board had approved sale

In a bid to counter Siva Group Chairman C Sivasankaran’s allegation that he was coerced to exit from Aircel, Maxis Communications Berhad will submit fresh document to prove its stand that... »

‘Global tech firms keen to invest in India’

Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that global technology companies such as Cisco, Facebook and Hewlett Packard (HP) are interested... »

When a beast comes of age

New looks The major cosmetic changes on the FZ-S Version 2.0 include a
new head and tail-lamp design, a split seat and a new muffler. SABYASACHI BISWAS

Yamaha excels at creating an air of excitement around its products. It takes a very regular, well-established segment, and then pumps a generous dose of adrenaline into it. The company did that... »

Fuel price hike will be acid test for Indonesia

Indonesia’s light vehicle industry has come of age and is poised to become Southeast Asia’s largest sales market by the end of this year. However, automakers and vendors rushing in with big ticket... »

Tech Mahindra profit dips 8.1% as rupee rises

Vineet Nayyar (right), Executive Vice- Chairman, Tech Mahindra, and CP Gurnani, MD & CEO. - SHASHI ASHIWAL

IT solutions company Tech Mahindra has reported an 8.1 per cent dip in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 on account of the rupee appreciation, visa expenditure and... »

Shibulal checks out Infosys, Sikka to check in tomorrow

S D Shibulal and Vishal Sikka More than three decades since its inception, India’s second largest software firm Infosys will tomorrow get its first non-founder chief executive officer (CEO) in Vishal Sikka. He replace... »

‘We are here to grow the market and be the No.1’

Amit Agarwal, Country Manager, Amazon India

For Amit Agarwal, Country Manager of Amazon India, it was indeed a very proud moment when his boss and mentor Jeff Bezos said the Indian business has surpassed the US-based online retail gi... »

Funding not the main worry for e-commerce players

While the big boys of Indian e-commerce, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon are putting big money to scale up operations, the road ahead for most of the smaller players looks uncertain. C... »

Sify invests ₹300 cr in new data centres

Nasdaq-listed Sify Technologies has invested ₹300 crore to set up two new data centres in the wake of increasing demand for such services, a top company official said.The units, one... »

Booming market, fewer choices

Over the last year, smartphone companies around the world have been pushing and shoving one another, caught up in a race to connect what they all refer to as “the next billion”. The cent... »

German firm Rheinbrucke sets up India facility

TCS official IT consultancy partner for Singapore Marathon ’14

Ankit Fadia releases 16th book

Gartner: Indian security market on pace to grow 8% in 2014

Intuit acquires KDK Softwares

Amazon goes one up on Flipkart, to invest $2 billion in India arm

New Panasonic smartphones launched

Portfolio

THE BIG STORY

Return of the ULIP

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, ULIPs are all fired up after the recent market rally. But do check the long-term track record too before rushing to buy them
After a barrage of bad news over the years, investors in Unit-Linked Insurance Plans (UL... »

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

Is that my size? Brands are losing no opportunity to target customers and communities. A Kathakali artiste at Shoppers Stop during Onam

Zen and the art of community marketing

It’s a no-brainer that brands target consumers during festivals when they are more likely to spend. But do customers who come in during celebrations remain loyal forever?
This Eid, as with other festivals, brands laid out a lavish buffet. The Western Union Compan... »

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