Twitter helping Indian brands reach global stage: Country Di...

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS Interview) There is more to Twitter than nasty exchanges and abusive trolls e it is steadily emerging as a key social media platform for Indian businesses, helping them establish themselves on the global map.With its young population, India offers great potential for Twitter. As video co

British unemployment rate hits 42-year low

London, May 18: British unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6 per cent in three months to March, hitting the lowest since 1975, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.A year earlier the figure was 5.1 per cent.The number of jobless people, who are not in work but seeking and available to wor

Pinterest acquires 'human powered' search engine Jelly

New York, March 9 : San Francisco-based Pinterest has acquired Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's "human powered" search engine start-up Jelly."This is the best decision for the future of human powered search and discovery. Jelly plus Pinterest is an exceedingly powerful match. A new adventure begins!" Stone, Co-Fou

Indian banks run risk of skipping coupon payments

Chennai, March 9 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings on Thursday said some Indian banks are at the risk of skipping coupon payments on capital instruments over next couple of years.According to Fitch, some Indian banks are at risk of skipping on obligations despite the pressure easing measures by th

HP launches 'Centre of Excellence' to support Digital India

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) In line with the government's Digital India initiative, HP Inc on Wednesday launched its first 'Centre of Excellence' (CoE) in India.The facility is dedicated to demonstrating innovative solutions developed locally that have the potential to digitally transform the country. 

Alibaba launches India-specific content platform

New Delhi, March 8 : Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday announced the launch of an India-specific content platform -- We-Media Reward Plan 2 -- with an initial investment of Rs 5 crore, as part its plan to invest Rs 200 crore over the next two years to drive content distribution in the country.The ann

Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) US tech giant Microsoft on Wednesday launched Visual Studio 2017 bringing new capabilities for developers to build any type of application for any platform.Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 is an integrated development environment (IDE), supporting developers of all types of applications, fo

Facebook launches new tool to compare campaigns

New Delhi, March 8 : Facebook is making its cross-device Atlas data available to more advertisers and has launched an "Advanced Measurement" tool that will allow them to measure the effectiveness of their campaigns across the social network and other platforms.The Atlas advertising platform features a suite of t

Samsung's Q1 operating profit likely to jump 30%

Seoul, March 8 :Riding on strong sales of semiconductors, Samsung Electronics is likely to report a 30-per cent jump in its first-quarter operating profit, market data showed Wednesday.According to a survey of earnings forecasts by market tracker FnGuide, Samsung is likely to post an operating profit of 8.7 trillion

Barbie-maker Mattel picks JDA to power supply chain

New York, March 8 : To improve efficiency and profitability in a highly competitive market, multinational toy-maker Mattel, best known for brands like Barbie, has roped in JDA Software Group to power its global supply chain.JDA will drive improvements across its end-to-end supply chain processes, including sales

Google invites entries for 'SMB Heroes' awards

New Delhi, March 8 : Google India on Wednesday invited entries for "SMB Heroes" awards, a nationwide programme designed to recognise and celebrate small and medium businesses (SMB) that have gone digital to become successful.The programme in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Indu

Symantec's new solution to protect users from 'Cloudbleed'

New Delhi, March 6 : Symantec on Monday released an automated solution to identify and resolve potential exposure to 'Cloudbleed' -- a bug that compromised millions of user accounts in cloud applications.The company has released the solution to current Symantec 'ProxySG' customers. 

Amitabh Bachchan joins OnePlus as brand ambassador

New Delhi, March 6 : Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Monday welcomed superstar Amitabh Bachchan as the first-ever "OnePlus Star" -- a select group of distinguished OnePlus users."It gives me immense pleasure to be working with the most exciting technology brand in India, OnePlus, a truly disruptive technolog

Facebook may soon broadcast original shows

New York, March 4 : After the success of its Facebook Live feature, Facebook is looking for original TV-like programmes from various genres and may pay hefty amount for it, a media report said.According to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, Facebook was interested in original content from a slew of d

Framing guidelines against misguiding investors through soci...

Mumbai, Feb 27 : Securities market regulator SEBI on Monday said that it is in the process of framing new guidelines against misguiding investors through social media platforms.According to SEBI Chairman U.K. Sinha, the limited mandate of the securities market regulator is to stop the misuse of social media to m

Cisco, Reliance Jio to build largest all-IP services platfor...

Barcelona, Feb 28 :  Reliance Jio has announced a collaboration with networking giant Cisco to further expand Jios existing multi-terabit capacity with the first All-IP converged network in India.With this network, Jio will offer a combination of high-speed data, mobile video, VoLTE, digital commerce, media

GST to come into effect from July 1: Das

New Delhi, Feb 28 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be implemented from July 1 as all states have agreed on the implementation date, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Tuesday."GST should be implemented by July 1. All states have agreed (on the date)," Das told reporters here.Th

Amazon India sees consumables as growth driver

Kolkata, Feb 28 :  Online retail giant Amazon India expects the consumables category to be the growth driver in future for the retailer, a top company official said on Tuesday."Overall market segment is big. I think it (consumables category) continues to be a growth driver for us and it will continue to be

Inclusive growth, tax reforms remain challenges to India's g...

New Delhi, Feb 28 :  Inclusive growth and tax reforms remain key challenges to India's growth, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday, emphasising that revenue from income taxes needs to be increased."Firstly, India needs to finance access to quality public services fo

Hitachi Consulting unveils IoT experience centre in Pune

New Delhi, Feb 28 : To offer customers a real-time experience of initiatives around "Digital Operations", US-based management and technology consulting firm Hitachi Consulting on Tuesday launched its futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) experience centre at Pune.Called MIRAI which means "future" in Japanese, the

Netflix to soon support HDR technology on mobiles

Barcelona, Feb 28 : With the aim to provide great video quality while using less bandwidth, global video streaming service Netflix will soon support HDR technology on mobile devices."Starting with the LG G6 phones that support both Dolby Vision and HDR 10 streams, Netflix would be supporting HDR on mobile device

India will again be a key market for us: Nokia

Barcelona, Feb 28 :  As it aims to become one of the top three smartphone players globally, India will once again be a key market for Nokia, a top company executive has said.The company, once the undisputed leader of the mobile phone space, now operates through HMD Global and unveiled the Nokia 6, Nokia 5,

Tata Sons agrees to pay $1.18 bn to DoCoMo

Mumbai, Feb 28 :  Tata Sons on Tuesday said it has agreed to pay $1.18 billion (Rs 7,876 crore) to Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo for transfer of the latter's shares to Tata Teleservices Ltd.."The Board has agreed to pay $1.18 billion to DoCoMo as enforced by the London Court of International Arbitrati

Andhra mulls $1mn prize for best fintech startup

Chennai, Feb 28 :  The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to offer $1 million as the first prize in a competition for the best business plan submitted by a start-up in the financial technology (fintech) domain, said a senior official here."The first prize is $1 million and there will be other prizes as w

Truecaller joins Facebook, Google in 100 mn impressions club

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Mobile communication app Truecaller has become the only platform apart from Facebook and Google that delivers over 100 million impressions in a single day, a company statement said on Friday.An impression is when an ad is fetched from its source, and is countable. Whether the ad is click

Jharkhand government, Microsoft ink deal for cloud services

Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand government and Microsoft India on Friday signed an MoU at the "Momentum Jharkhand: Global Investors Summit & Trade Exhibition" to leverage cloud technology to achieve the state's digital goals.Speaking on the occasion, Umesh Prasad Sah, Director - IT, Departme

Nasscom centre at IIM-Bengaluru to groom IT leaders

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The National Association of Software Services Companies (Nasscom) on Friday announced setting up of a Leadership Resource Centre at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B) in Bengaluru to groom IT leaders."The centre at the IIM-B school will hone skills and generate industry ready talent

Tata Steel looking at Myanmar, Bangladesh B2C markets

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Tata Steel is looking at building a distribution network and its brands in the Business to Consumer (B2C) markets in Bangladesh and Myanmar, a company official said on Saturday."We have great success in developing brands and distribution network in B2C markets in India. Bangladesh and Myan

Indian team in Sri Lanka to monitor progress of projects

Colombo, Feb 18 (IANS) A team from the Export-Import Bank of India was in Sri Lanka to monitor the progress of projects under India's Lines of Credit (LoC) scheme, particularly in the railway sector, media reports said.The team visited sites of the Northern Railway Rehabilitation Project, including Kankesanthura

Facebook videos to now autoplay with audio

New York, Feb 15 : Facebook is soon rolling out an update to all its users that would autoplay the sound of a video on News Feed, without users having to tap on it.In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook said that as people had begun watching more video on phones, they expected sound when the volume on their devic

Twitter reverses anti-abuse update after user feedback

New York, Feb 15 : In line with its attempts to curb online abuse and harassment, Twitter has announced an update that would not notify the users when they were added to lists, but the update was soon rolled back following user feedback.Twitter Safety account on Tuesday posted in a tweet: "We want you to get not

BHEL launches remote-controlled weapons station

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Public sector defence electronics major, Bharat Electronics Limited (BHEL) on Tuesday launched remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) for the Indian Army's Arjun tanks at Aero India, an official said."The RCWS is an improvised version of the manually operated air defence gun. It enables

Rolls-Royce reports biggest loss in its history

London, Feb 14 : British luxury carmakers Rolls-Royce on Tuesday reported a record loss of 4.6 billion pounds ($5.7 billion), the biggest in the company's history.The loss included a 4.4 billion pounds writedown on the value of financial hedges that Rolls-Royce uses to protect itself against currency fluctuation

Maruti Suzuki presents 15 new vehicles to Haryana Police

Gurugram, Feb 14 :  Aiming to assist the Haryana Police in improving road safety, India's leading passenger vehicle manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on Tuesday presented 15 new vehicles to them.The vehicles, presented under MSIL's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, include 11 E

'Online job activities up by 11% in January'

New Delhi, Feb 14 : Online recruitment activities for January were up by 11 per cent, led by banking and insurance sectors, as compared to the corresponding period a year ago, according to the Monster Employment Index."In the month of January, banking, financial services, insurance led the chart with a 54 per ce

Intex launches two new feature phones

New Delhi, Feb 14 : Domestic handset maker Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched two new feature phones -- Turbo Selfie+ and Ultra 4000i -- at Rs 1,490 and Rs 1,790, respectively.Turbo Selfie+ has a 2.4-inch thin film transistor (TFT) screen and dual camera with LED flash, while Ultra 4000i has a 2.8-inch TFT s

Severance package to ex-CFO was

Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Seeking to clear the air on corporate governance issues and the massive severance package to former CFO Rajiv Bansal, Infosys Chairman R. Seshasayee assured there is "no such issue" and that the company is on "a transformation journey" from a founder-led entity to a professionally managed one.

No taxis for fourth day, Delhi commuters face a harrowing ti...

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Commuters had to face a harrowing time on as app-based taxis remained off roads in the national capital for the fourth day on Monday. People had to walk down to the nearest metro station or shell out inflated fares demanded by autorickshaws.Alok Kaushik, a bank professional who travels f

Don't block Uber cabs, Delhi HC tells striking unions

New Delhi, Feb 13 : The Delhi High Court on Monday, granting relief to app-based taxi service provider Uber whose services had been disrupted due the recent strike by drivers, restrained anyone from stopping or blocking the running of its cabs.In an interim order, Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also issued notice to

IBM Watson now available for security operations centres

New Delhi, Feb 13 : Tech giant IBM on Monday announced the availability of Watson for cyber security, the industry's first augmented intelligence technology designed to power cognitive security operations centres (SOCs).With Watson, people can analyse and interpret all of their data, including unstructured text,

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