Friday, August 31, 2012

FW: Non-tech companies hiring more IT professionals/ Facebook‘s oldest user is a 101-year-old woman

Non-tech companies hiring more IT professionals
News PictureHiring may be slowing down for technology companies, but hiring of technology professionals accounted for 31% of the total hiring done by the non-IT sector in the country in the first half of calendar 2012. This is up from 22% in the same p..more
 
Facebook‘s oldest user is a 101-year-old woman
News PictureA 101-year-old woman from the American state of California is Facebook's oldest official registered user, the social networking giant has revealed.Florence Detlor recently paid a visit to Facebook's headquarters in the Silicon Valley and met fou..more
 
Motorola likely to pull out of India
News Picture Motorola Mobility may shut down its business in India as part of the massive global restructuring that the company has planned. BGR India, a technology blog, reported the company didn't plan to bring additional stock of its phones and had ..more
 
Rare Apple 1 computer sold from Steve Jobs‘ garage being auctioned
News PictureOne of the first computers thatApple founder Steve Jobs sold from his parents' garage will go under the hammer here and is expected to fetch 80,000 pounds - 190 times its original price.

The iconic original Apple 1 ..more
 
Apple iPhone 5: Pay by ‘waving your handset‘
News PictureApple iPhone, which has already replaced digital cameras, MP3 players and portable game consoles for most owners, could be about to replace your wallet.The next iPhone, which is believed to launch in just two weeks time, is expected to come with..more


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FW: Ban on bulk SMSs, MMSs withdrawn/ TCS among 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in US

Ban on bulk SMSs, MMSs withdrawn
News PictureGovernment on Thursday lifted the ban on bulk SMSs and MMSs with immediate effect -- a day before the earlier stipulated deadline of August 31.

The telecom ministry had, on direction of home ministry, imposed the ban for 15 days on August ..more
 
TCS among 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in US
News PictureIndia's no. 1 IT companyTata Consultancy Services has been recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States. The annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation towards engaging thei..more
 
Infosys doesn‘t need a leadership change: KV Kamath
News PictureCalling the market's opinion of a leadership change requirement as frivolous, KV Kamath, Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys told ET Now that no change in top level management is needed. Kamath said that the Infosys board is completely a..more
 
Rural internet users to reach 45 million by December 2012
News PictureRural India is getting fast on the information superhighway. Rural India has 38 million claimed internet users and 31 million active internetusers, according to a report on 'Internet in Rural India' by the Internet and Mobile Associati..more
 
Nokia to pay Rs 67,000 for selling defective mobile
News PictureNokia India has been directed by a city district consumer forum to pay Rs 67,000 to one of its customers for selling him a "defective" cell phone and then failing to repair it or refund its price.The South-II District Consumer Dis..more


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TCS, Infosys hit by denial of US visas/ Mahindra Satyam gives 7% salary raise to its Indian employees

TCS, Infosys hit by denial of US visas
News PictureInformation technology companies are being forced to subcontract more work than ever before in the US, as the measures adopted by that country have made it harder and costlier for Indian software professionals to travel on work to their mai..more
 
Mahindra Satyam gives 7% salary raise to its Indian employees
News Picture Information technology services firm Mahindra Satyam doled out moderate hikes to its employees exercising caution on the back of a fragile economic scenario in the US and Europe, from where it gets over 80% of its revenues. 
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IT firm Wipro join hands with Google to offer cloud computing solutions
News PictureTechnology services firm Wipro has partnered with internet search engine provider Google to offer cloud computing solutions that leverage the vastcomputing infrastructure that the search major has built over the pas..more
 
HCL in search of its next big idea
News PictureIn 2005, when the Indian IT sector was focused on application development and maintenance, HCL Technologies decided to combine its traditional strength in infrastructure services with application development and maintenance and of..more
 
Western Digital to launch network solutions in India
News PictureWestern Digital, one of the world's largest computer hard disk drive makers, today said it will launch a series of networking solutions in the country to tap the burgeoning demand for connected homes market. 

According to estimates, t..more


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Top news today: Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

 
 
                             
inc.com - Exposure to non-stop negativity actually impairs brain function. Here's how to defend yourself. Do you hate it when people complain? It turns out there's a good reason: Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in...
 
 
 
Trending within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
LinkedIn                               
 
LinkedIn
 
 
IBM                               
 
IBM
 
 
Oracle                               
 
Oracle
 
 
 
 
 
Forget Apple, Forget Facebook: Here's The One Company That Actually Terrifies Google Execs
 
 
                             
businessinsider.com - It's very easy to get caught up in the Android versus iPhone duel and Google's recruiting battles with its newly-public Silicon Valley neighbor, Facebook. But neither one of those companies worry Google executives as much as...
 
 
 
Trending within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
IBM                               
 
IBM
 
 
Cisco Systems                               
 
Cisco Systems
 
 
Amazon                               
 
Amazon
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud Services Drive Fast-Growing Outsourcing Market
 
 
                             
blogs.wsj.com - More than third of companies say they will turn increasingly to outsourcing, notably through cloud vendors, as an alternative to making new hires.
 
 
 
Trending within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
Cbeyond                               
 
Cbeyond
 
 
Informatica                               
 
Informatica
 
 
 
 
 
What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Day
 
 
                             
fastcompany.com - Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school.
 
 
 
Trending in Marketing and AdvertisingInformation Technology and Services and within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
LinkedIn                               
 
LinkedIn
 
 
Microsoft                               
 
Microsoft
 
 
JPMorgan Chase                               
 
JPMorgan Chase
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft Surface Could Be a Huge Hit at $199
 
 
                             
pcworld.com - $199? An anonymous "inside source" told Engadget that the Microsoft Surface RT tablet will sell for the amazingly low price of only $199. It would be out of character for Microsoft, but if the pricing is truly that aggressive...
 
 
 
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Samsung unveils new tablet to challenge iPad/ Did Cloud Gaming Service OnLive Really Just Fire Its Entire Staff?

Samsung unveils new tablet to challenge iPad
News PictureSamsung Electronics launched its new Galaxy Note tablet in three major markets on Thursday, hoping that a stylus-type pen and split-screen function will stand the new device apart from rival Apple Inc's iPad.The company, facing accusations that it co..more                              
 
Did Cloud Gaming Service OnLive Really Just Fire Its Entire Staff?
News PictureIt's definitely not the sort of news you want to run across on an otherwise lovely Friday afternoon: Brian Fargo, a game developer with inXile Entertainment, posted something he claims is an email received from an OnLive emp..more
 
Dell takes swipe at Indian way of doing business
News PictureA combination of power blackouts, uncertain tax rules and contracts that are not honoured make India a difficult place to do business, a senior Dell Inc(DELL.O) executive said on Friday in unusually blunt comments by a foreign investor.India's econom..more
 
Why the iPhone 5 won‘t be different
News PicturePCMag just reviewed the non-Retina version of the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro, and when it came to evaluating its design, we were stumped. It is a little thinner and a little lighter, but it is basically the same laptop design that Apple has been using..more
 
RIM plans new contact management features on BB10 devices
News PictureResearch In Motion (RIM.TO) (RIMM.O) plans to provide BlackBerry users with an easy way to tap their contacts' public profiles -- including blog posts, tweets, emails and other details -- in its latest push to regain ground in the smartphone market.T..more


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Sunday, August 19, 2012

What stops internet access from being cheaper/ 5 SMS per day limit comes into effect

What stops internet access from being cheaper
News PictureIn Dubai next month, 50-year-old telecom entrepreneurSunil Tagare will pitch a new cable project — his third — to telecom carriers from around the world.

In the late 1980s and early '90s, Tagare, then with US telecom ..more
 
5 SMS per day limit comes into effect
News PictureTo check spread of rumours which has led to exodus of northeastern peoplefrom certain states, government banned from today bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days across the country."We have banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days,"..more
 
IT, ITeS sectors to get Rs 2,000 crore investment from NRIs
News PictureA Dubai-based consortium of NRIs from various countries around the world proposed to invest over Rs 2,000 crore in Kerala to set up IT/ITES enabled business parks and life spaces projects. The investments would primarily be through Foreign Direct Inv..more
 
Government asks Internet service providers to remove hate content
News PictureGovernment has issued directions to allInternet service providers to disable any inflammatory or hateful content that targets the community for northeastern states. 

"Based on complaints regarding content that's inflammatory..more
 
Microsoft fixes bug that stopped apps from installing                            
News PictureSoftware giant Microsoft has announced that it has fixed a bug that was affecting its Windows Phone store and stopped people from installing various apps.The fault was picked up by British technology site TechRadar earlier this week.Microso..more


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