Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tech:2/14/2013 8:08:40 PM

Google services may be shut down in Egypt

Egypt's telecommunication authority said that all Google services must be shut down to fully suspend YouTube in the country over an anti-Muslim film.

Micromax launches Canvas HD, takes on Samsung Grand

Micromax today announced the commencement of online sales for A116 Canvas HD, its first phone with a quad-core processor.

Now, a lithium-ion battery that charges in 10 minutes

Researchers have developed a new lithium-ion battery that can recharge within 10 minutes and hold thrice as much energy as its existing counterparts.

Michael Dell under pressure to raise buyout price

The opposition to Dell's buyout effort now includes the mutual fund giant T Rowe Price, which said Tuesday that it opposed the offer at its current price of $13.65 a share.

Move over Google, Wall Street's Who's Who contacts powered by India

Over the last two years, with a staff of more than 800 people, mostly in India, Relationship Science has been quietly building what it hopes will be the ultimate business Who's Who.

Dell buyout opposition grows

A shareholder rebellion against Dell's proposed $24.4 billion sale to its founder and other investors is gaining more support as T Rowe Price joined the opposition.

Global mobile phone sales fell in 2012: Gartner

Sales of mobile phones around the world fell last year for the first time since 2009 as consumers shunned cheaper feature phones, research company Gartner said.

Silicon Valley, immigrant groups demand more H-1B visas

When it comes to the sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws that Congress is considering this year, the answer is everything.

Google, Microsoft among top B-school employers: Report

According to the survey, the FMCG sector (29%) came out on top, followed by management consulting (24%), e-commerce (20%), IT product & development (19%) and large business conglomerates (16%).

Infosys inks deal with National ICT Australia

Australia's premier ICT research organisation NICTA and business consulting and technology services firm, Infosys Ltd, signed a joint research collaboration agreement.

Samsung Galaxy S IV Mini in the works: Report

A report by tech blog SamMobile, says that Samsung is developing a smaller and cheaper version of the upcoming Galaxy S IV.

Dropbox updates cloud-storage product

Dropbox unveiled the first comprehensive upgrade to its cloud-storage product aimed at corporate users.

Britney Spears turns to online dating sites: Report

The 31-year-old is said to have been surfing the internet matchmaking sites, looking for her Mr Right, reported Showbizspy.

Cognizant: Salaries to stagnate at entry level in IT

Cognizant vice chairman Lakshmi Narayanan expressed his reservations on the stagnation of wages in the IT industry, especially at the entry level.

How Aircel plans to attract users

The campaign titled 'Joy of a Little Extra' consists of three 30 second commercials depicting various slice of life situations.

Intel plans to launch TV set-top box

Intel plans to launch an internet television service this year with live and on-demand content

See why Google is paying Apple $1 billion

Google will pay Apple one billion dollars next year to keep its position as the default search engine in iOS, a report has claimed.

How YouTube is 'killing' TV ads

Getting on to TV needs humongous budgetary allocations and at a fraction of that cost...

Yahoo snaps up app maker Alike

Yahoo on Tuesday said it acquired the start-up behind an iPhone application that lets people know if nearby venues are like places that suit their tastes.

Why Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is unhappy with Microsoft deal

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said the company's search partnership with Microsoft was not delivering the market share gains or the revenue boost that it should.

Microsoft search deal disappoints: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said the company's search partnership with Microsoft was not delivering the market share gains or the revenue boost that it should.

Why Yahoo CEO plans to trim mobile apps

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer thinks the internet company will be able to please more people with fewer smartphone applications.

Can BlackBerry claim third spot in mobile market?

When interviewed just a day after an exhaustive simultaneous launch of devices powered by the BlackBerry 10 operating system, he was optimistic.

Infosys to mentor 16 start-ups in UK

Infosys said it will assign a local mentor to 16 of the United Kingdom's emerging digital, wireless, and mobile software technology companies.

Nasscom to have new governance structure

A six member Nasscom panel headed by Infosys's chairman emeritus N R Narayana Murthy has recommended ways to restructure the IT industry's apex body to bring it in line with the changing dynamics of the industry.

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