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Amazon announces $2 billion investment in India

A day after Flipkart announced fresh funding of a billion dollars, Amazon has said that it will... »

Flipkart raises Rs 6,013 cr, drops plans to go public

Sachin Bansal, co-founder, Flipkart
Flipkart, the country’s largest online retailer, has raised $1-billion (Rs 6,013 crore) funding... »

Flipkart’s valuation could attract offline retailers

Once touted as India’s Amazon, Flipkart has definitely gone ahead to create its own identity. <... »

Special court adjourns Satyam case to August 11

Deferred: B. Ramalinga Raju, former Chairman of Satyam Computers,
coming out of the court in Hyderabad on Monday. - PV SIVAKUMAR
The special court hearing the Satyam Computer Services scam case has adjourned the trial proceed... »

ExlService Q2 net dips 16% to $7.7 mn

BPO firm ExlService Holdings (EXL) today said its net profit has declined 16.3 per cent to $7.7... »

Mobiles & Tablets

MTN attempting India entry again?

Africa’s largest mobile operator MTN Group may still be eyeing an entry into the Indian t... »

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... »  


Pepperfry launches mobile site, 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... »


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... » appoints Abhishek Kumar as head corporate development

India's largest online marketplace has appointed Abhishek Kumar as Head, Corporate Development, responsible for inorganic expansion at the company. Kumar will be responsible... »

Microsoft: Our business practices comply with law in China

Microsoft said today it seeks to comply with Chinese law, after Beijing announced an anti-monopoly investigation of the US technology giant over its business practices. “Microsoft complie... »

New Panasonic smartphones launched

Panasonic India has unveiled three new smartphones, T41, P41 and P61, for the Kerala market. They are available at ₹7,990 (T41); ₹14,990 (P61); and ₹11,990 (P41), and come with app... »

HTC invests ₹100 crore in development centre

On expansion drive Madhava Reddy (right), President and CEO, HTC Global Services and Chary Mudumby, Executive Vice-President, at a press conference in Chennai on Tuesday. BIJOY GHOSH HTC Global Services, a US-based information technology company, has invested ₹100 crore in a new, 4,500-seat development centre in the city’s suburb. The new centre at Vandalur to the sou... »

FDI in telecom jumps manifold to $1.5 b in Apr—May

After registering a huge decline in the recent past, foreign direct investment in the telecom sector grew manifold to $ 1.5 billion in the first two-months of the 2014-15 fiscal. In 2013-14... »

Startup Village teams up with Getit Infomedia

Startup Village has teamed up with leading digital information service provider Getit Infomedia to provide technical and marketing support to start-ups aspiring to make it big in the Indian and As... »

eBay hires 100 engg graduates

eBay has recruited about 100 graduates, mainly from tier-I engineering colleges in the country, a majority of whom will work with the development centres of its division PayPal India. The remainin... »

Hexaware’s new chief formulates three-pronged strategy for growth


Almost a year after Baring Private Equity Asia picked up a controlling stake in Hexaware Technologies there has been a change of guard at the IT company.R Srikrishna, who was with HC... »

DoT Cell raises concerns over electronic development fund

The Government’s electronic manufacturing policy, which is still in its implementation stage, has hit a bump with differences cropping between the Department of Electronics and Information... »

Monster exploring acquisitions to power rural business plan

Sensing an improvement in business sentiment, online recruitment facilitator Monster is exploring acquisition opportunities as part of a business plan to push ahead in Tier II and Tier III cit... »

Wipro’s US arm launches ‘OpusPanorama’ for mortgage services

Binatone launches 3G data card priced at Rs 1,800

Mozilla: India a huge force in shaping global digital future

Hexaware appoints R Srikrishna as Chief Executive Officer

We’re on track to setting up world-class ecosystem: Nasscom’s Ravi Gururaj

Facebook launches bookmarking feature ‘Save’

Wipro chief meets KCR, Naidu

Google, IEEE offer $1 mn for laptop sized power inverter

Intuit acquires KDK Softwares

Intuit Inc today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jaipur-based KDK Softwares. The deal size was not disclosed. KDK Softwares provides professional tax solutions in India.... »

Xiaomi’s Mi3 sold out in 5 seconds: Flipkart

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which debuted in the Indian smartphone market earlier this month, today said it sold out its stock of its Mi3 smartphone within 5 seconds of going on sale.This... »

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

Prompt delivery Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal (right) and Binny Bansal at a press conference in Bangalore. GRN SOMASHEKAR Armed with $1 billion (about ₹6,000 crore) of fresh funding from a bevy of investors old and new, India’s largest e-commerce company is well positioned to fend off challenges from all comers, part... »

Game on: Flipkart-Amazon battle to intensify further

Armed with fresh funding, Flipkart is set to give its arch rival Amazon a tough fight in cornering a larger share of the Indian e-commerce space. According to analysts, Flipkart can sustain the ad... »

Data services propel Airtel to 61% profit growth in Q1

Sunil Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel Bharti Airtel has reported a 61 per cent increase in net profit to ₹1,108 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, compared with ₹689 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The... »

TaxiForSure service to have 25k cabs in 1 year

The Bangalore-based taxi aggregator TaxiForSure plans to expand the number of taxis under its umbrella from the existing 5,000 to 25,000 across India in the next one year, co-founder Aprameya Radh... »

GSM players add 2 million rural users in June

The country’s GSM operators have added 2.10 million rural users in June, taking their total to 302.73 million, with Vodafone India adding the maximum users during the month. The subscriber additio... »

Google to mentor 25 start-ups

Google will mentor 25 Indian start-ups under the 10,000 Start-ups programme announced by the Nasscom. The company will conduct the weeklong mentorship bootcamp, named Launchpad, in Novembe... »

MTN attempting India entry again?

Africa’s largest mobile operator MTN Group may still be eyeing an entry into the Indian telecom sector. If the industry buzz is to be believed that the South African company is understood t... »

Ramco Systems plans to raise up to ₹500 crore

The board of Ramco Systems has approved the company’s plans to raise up to ₹500 crore through issue of securities such as public offer or qualified institutions placement or private placeme... »

Uninor sets Guinness record

Bharti Airtel's subscriber base crosses 300 million

Knowlarity Comm raises $16 m from Sequoia Capital, Mayfield

MAIT launches e-portal for small, medium enterprises

Wipro to hire 7,000 for Vizag SEZ

Mumbaikars can soon pay MCGM bills via mobile app

Google to mentor 25 startups under Nasscom initiative



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... »


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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