Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tech:2/7/2013 8:31:50 PM

Google to buy ICG Group unit for $125 million

ICG Group said Google would acquire one of its units, Channel Intelligence, for $125 million in cash.

Government approves blocking of 306 Twitter accounts

A high-level government review committee has given its stamp of approval on a decision to block 306 Twitter accounts.

New number to deactivate unwanted mobile services

Telecom consumers can now register complaint about wrongful activation of value added services (VAS) like mobile internet and caller tunes on a new common number

GTA maker Take-Two's revenue rises in Q3

Take-Two Interactive Software reported higher revenue and earnings in the third quarter that blew past Wall Street expectations.

Nasdaq may be fined $5m over Facebook IPO: WSJ

Nasdaq OMX Group is in preliminary talks with US securities regulators over a possible settlement for the glitch-ridden stock market debut of social networking site Facebook.

Amazon launches virtual currency to lure developers

Amazon unveiled a virtual currency Tuesday to enhance the potential for developers to make real money in games and other "apps" tailored for Kindle Fire tablet computers.

Large Dell shareholders unhappy with buyout price

Some fund shareholders of Dell said they were outraged by the founder's plan to take the company private for less than $14 a share, accusing him of effectively trying to steal it.

Kids on YouTube three clicks away from explicit videos: Report

Children who watch cartoons and others kids programmes on YouTube are an average of three clicks away from videos with explicit content, a study has said.

HTC takes dig at Apple, Nokia cameras

HTC has taken a dig at rivals Nokia and Apple through an infographic that charts the history of cameras.

Instagram website frames users' photos

Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday enabled its website to serve as a gallery for images taken by users of the smartphone photo-sharing service.

Zynga surprises investors with Q4 profit, shares up

Zynga reported an unexpected fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday after embracing steep cost cuts and shifting forward deferred revenue.

Pinterest valuation may soon cross $2 billion: WSJ

Pinterest is trying to raise a new round of funding that would give it a valuation of $2 billion to $2.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Hackers attack US central bank's internal website

The Federal Reserve said that one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the US central bank were affected by the intrusion.

Why it's business as usual for Dell employees

Dell, which intends to go private in a $24.4 billion deal led by founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell, plans to stick to its current turnaround strategy

Dell buyout: Founder aims to repair struggling company

Michael Dell once gave up day-to-day control of the Dell - and everything began to go south. Now he is cementing his grip over the firm to try to restore it to its former glory.

Dell buyout: What it means for Microsoft

Microsoft is playing defense with a $2 billion loan to help Dell's founder buy back the company as it seeks to shore up support for Windows and beat back the march of Android.

How BPO sector is beating IT industry in growth

India's business process outsourcing industry is expanding at a rapid clip, a sharp contrast to the information technology services sector.

How BPO sector is beating IT industry in growth

India's business process outsourcing industry is expanding at a rapid clip, a sharp contrast to the information technology services sector.

BlackBerry Q10 with keyboard may have delayed launch

The new BlackBerry Q10 with a physical keyboard might not arrive in the US until May or June, the chief executive of the smartphone maker suggested in an interview.

Google wins landmark advertising case in Australia

Google won a landmark court case in Australia when the country's High Court ruled the internet giant was not responsible for messages conveyed by paid advertisers on its site.

Google doodles for Mary Leakey's 100th birthday

Google, today, commemorates Mary Leakey's 100th birthday anniversary with an attractive doodle.

Apple to lose iPhone trademark in Brazil: Source

The Brazilian Institute of Intellectual Property will officially announce its decision on Feb 13, the source said.

BlackBerry eyes future beyond smartphones: CEO

BlackBerry's aim is to reclaim its spot as an innovator in world where smartphones will have the processing power to replace tablets and laptops.

Dell to go private in $24.4 billion deal

Computer maker Dell Inc will go private in a $24.4 billion deal that also involves Microsoft Corp and private equity firm Silver Lake.

HCL launches 7-inch tablets starting at Rs 5,999

HCL has rolled out three budget tablets with 7-inch screens and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) priced between Rs 5,999 and Rs 11,999.

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