Sunday, September 30, 2012

Microsoft wants 20,000 more H1B visas, green cards/ Android phones vulnerable to remote data wipes

Microsoft wants 20,000 more H1B visas, green cards
News PictureMicrosoft is pushing for legislation in the US to get 20,000 supplementary H-1B visas to be allocated for foreign personnel with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills. Along with that, it wants the US Congress to reallocate 2..more
 
Android phones vulnerable to remote data wipes
News PictureCellphones using Google's Android operating system are at risk of being disabled or wiped clean of their data, including contacts, music and photos, because of a security flaw that was discovered several months ago but went unnoticed until ..more
 
Now, enjoy Android apps on Windows
News PictureSoon many of you will have a chance to add applications from the most popular mobile operating system, Android, to the most popular desktop system, Windows and enjoy technological marvel, thanks to the Chipmaker AMD and Bluestacks. <br..more
 
BlackBerry 10 smartphones pics leaked online
News PictureThe images of Research In Motion's (RIM) upcoming smartphones, which will launch next year, have reportedly been revealed online. 

The pictures showed both the full touchscreen devices BlackBerry L Series and N series. 
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Google kills 5 features, merges Insights with Trends
News PictureGoogle trimmed news "badges" and more as part of year-long house cleaning aimed at sweeping out unpopular, outdated or unneeded features at its online properties."It is really important to focus or we end up doing too much with too lit..more


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blue Card: Opportunities for Indian IT professionals in Germany/ Bihar to set up its first IT park

Blue Card: Opportunities for Indian IT professionals in Germany
News PictureEver since the German green card scheme, that was meant to attract IT professionals from non-EU countries, was discontinued in December 2004, Indian techies have missed it badly. The scheme, which came into effect from mid-20..more
 
Bihar to set up its first IT park
News PictureBihar is in the process of setting up its first Information technology (IT) park near the state capital on the lines of Bangalore's International Tech Park and Hyderabad's Software Technology Park, officials said Monday.The IT park will be set u..more
 
Government against controlling Internet: Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal
News PictureThe government is against controlling or governing the Internet but want a consensus among stakeholders to deal with issues that may arise in future, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibaltoday said. 

"The..more
 
Apple sells over 5 million iPhone 5s, investors worry about supply
News PictureApple Inc sold out of its latest smartphone, with more than 5 million iPhone5s sold in the three days since it hit stores, the company said on Monday. 

While sales were solid, analysts were concerned that Apple was unable to..more
 
Huawei plans to launch Windows Phone 8 smartphones
News PictureChina's Huawei Technologies, the world's second-largest telecom equipment maker and No.6 handset maker, expects revenue from its consumer devices unit to grow by about 30 per cent next year from the $9 billion forecast for this year.
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Friday, September 21, 2012

FW: Samsung begins taking Galaxy Note II pre-orders/ Salesforce launches new social media software Marketing Cloud

Samsung begins taking Galaxy Note II pre-orders
News PictureSamsung  has started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note II in India on its official e-store. Buyers are required to pay a sum of Rs 5,000 in advance to book the phablet, while the rest has to be paid within fifteen days of official launch of ..more
 
Salesforce launches new social media software Marketing Cloud
News Picture Salesforce.com unveiled on Wednesday a new software suite that reflects the company's aggressive push into fields like marketing and human resources as it battles heightened competition from rivals. 

CEO and founder Marc Be..more
 
Microsoft says it has fixed security bug in Internet Explorer
News PictureMicrosoft Corp said it has fixed a security bug  in Internet Explorer that hackers exploited to attack some customers. 

The attacks prompted the German government and security experts to urge people to temporarily ..more
 
What various email styles depict about you
News PictureThe way you engage with email - checking, reading, responding - tells a lot about you, according to researchers who believe that the patterns can be matched to bird-like behaviour.

Researchers at the University of Glasgow&nb..more
 
HCL Technologies inks multi-million dollar deal with Freescale Semiconductor
News PictureTechnology player HCL Technologies has entered into a five-year, multi-million dollar deal with Freescale Semiconductor, a provider of embedded processing solutions. Under the pact, HCL will serve as an exclusive technology partner for Free..more


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Infosys to increase salaries in October?/ TechM buys 51% stake in Comviva for Rs 260 cr

Infosys to increase salaries in October?
News PictureIn a move that will bring cheer to over one lakh employees, software major Infosys is evaluating a salary hike and this could come into effect from the third quarter, according to people familiar with the development. 
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TechM buys 51% stake in Comviva for Rs 260 cr
News PictureTech Mahindra today said it has acquired 51 per cent stake in Gurgaon-based mobile application firm Comviva from Bharti Group and other shareholders  for Rs 260 crore. 

Tech Mahindra, which offers software and..more
 
Google searches for SMBs ignored by Indian IT companies like Infosys, Wipro
News Picture Google is eating into the market of Indian IT services providers by aggressively selling its products and technology solutions to small and medium businesses, which are estimated to spend $15 billion (Rs 80,000 crore) on technology by..more
 
BSNL to launch ‘Fibre to Home‘ for high speed internet
News Picture BSNL here would launch by this month-end 'Fibre to Home' (FTH) facility for customers seeking internet, telephone and TV channels' access. 

A high speed up to 100 mbps on internet would be given with FTH ..more
 
See, what‘s coming to Microsoft phones
News PictureEngineers are developing a new technology which would allow you to 'smack' the screen of your mobile and silence its ringing.

Software giant Microsoft has patented the idea, suggesting it will find its way onto Windows Mobile pho..more


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Saturday, September 15, 2012

iPhone 5 first lot sold out, waiting list growing/ Sistema to buy Aircel for $3 billion

iPhone 5 first lot sold out, waiting list growing
News PictureApple today began taking pre-orders for the recently launched iPhone 5, the latest iteration of its iconic smartphone. Within a few hours, the Apple Store website showed shipping time of two weeks for all variants of the device -- 16, 32 and 64G..more
 
Sistema to buy Aircel for $3 billion
News PictureMalaysian billionaire of Indian origin T Ananda Krishnan has held direct talks with Russian telecom giant Sistemato sell 74% stake in his mobile telephony company Aircel, said sources aware of the development. Sources said Ananda Krishnan, or TA..more
 
Microsoft detects new malware on PCs
News PictureA customer in Shenzhen, China, took a brand new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, the computer began taking on a life of its own. The machine, triggered by a virus hidden in its hard drive, began sea..more
 
Passwords for online banking, email could be replaced with wave of a hand
News PicturePasswords for online banking, social networks and email could be replaced with the wave of a hand if prototype technology developed byIntel makes it to tablets and laptops. 

Aiming to do away with the need to remember p..more
 
‘Dell India‘s strategy is to focus on mid-market‘
News PictureOnce a game-changer, always a game-changer.Michael Dell changed the rules of the personal computing (PC) industry with his disruptive direct-selling model and lean manufacturing. Now he's at it again. While the previous model worked well for ove..more


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BPO company Hinduja Global to hire 4,000 in 2012/ Google fights to unseat Amazon as the top online mall

BPO company Hinduja Global to hire 4,000 in 2012
News PictureHinduja Global Solutions, the BPO arm of the diversified Hinduja Group, plans to hire about 3,000-4,000 people in the current fiscal. 

The company, which sees the global economic slowdown opening up more opportunities for the sector, ..more
 
Google fights to unseat Amazon as the top online mall                            
News PictureWhether you are looking to buy a power tool or neon jeans online, chances are you start your search onGoogle or Amazon.com. But which one? 

Behind the scenes, the two companies are waging a war to become the pre-eminent online ma..more
 
Wipro eyeing investments in Omani IT market: Premji                             
News PictureWipro is looking at making Oman its next largest strategic market in the Gulf region and is looking forward to making biginvestments in the country, its chairman and managing director Azim Premji has said.

Dur..more
 
Sachin joins Facebook, gets 4.42 lakh Likes
News PictureSachin Tendulkar has signed up for Facebook! The batting maestro now has his offical page on Facebook, which will be managed by Seven3Rockersm, a digital VAS company. At the time of the writing this copy, the page had generated over 4.42 lakh 'L..more
 
Eastman Kodak to cut 1,000 more jobs
News PictureBankrupt Eastman Kodak said it will cut 1,000 additional jobs by the end of this year and may cut more as it focuses on its commercial packaging and printing business. 

The company, which invented the digital camera but had ..more
 


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Photos of two Lumia smartphones leaked/ Instant messaging apps to overtake traditional SMS: Nimbuzz CEO Vikas Saxena

Photos of two Lumia smartphones leaked
News PictureLeaked photos of two new Windows Phone 8 devices from Nokia, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, hit the Web on Friday ahead of the handset maker'sNokia World event next week in New York.Two high-resolution photos popped up on the@evleaks Twitter ..more
 
Instant messaging apps to overtake traditional SMS: Nimbuzz CEO Vikas Saxena
News PictureMillions of pre-paid customers heaved a sigh of relief after the government announced it was revoking the ban on the bulk SMSes. The 15-day restriction was aimed at preventing widespread of rumours that led to the exodus of people hailing from North ..more
 
Google‘s end of summer sale: Seven apps to grab!
News PictureGoogle's End of Summer Sale is on. And just like every time, this year too there are a stack of very good apps that are now available at staggering discounts on the Google Play store.While you can see the whole list here, which has quite a..more
 
Review: BSNL Penta T-Pad IS701C
News Picture Although delayed, BSNL's entry into the budget tablet is not without reason. At Rs 4,999, its 7-inch tablet is the cheapest one in the market with a capacitive touchscreen. 

Surprisingly for the price, the tablet does not skip o..more
 
Windows 8 and the Cloud: SkyDrive
News PictureMicrosoft's cloud storage service, SkyDrive, has been around for just over 5 years—since way before Apple came out with iCloud or Google with Gdrive. But only with Windows 8 does SkyDrive become an integral part of Microsoft's operating system ..more


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Top news today: The $1.3 Trillion Price Of Not Tweeting At Work

The $1.3 Trillion Price Of Not Tweeting At Work                   
 
 
                             
fastcompany.com - On June 6, Larry Ellison--CEO of Oracle, one of the largest and most advanced computer technology corporations in the world--tweeted for the very first time. In doing so, he joined a club that remains surprisingly elite. Among...
 
 
 
Trending within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
IBM                               
 
IBM
 
 
salesforce.com                               
 
salesforce.com
 
 
 
 
 
Marissa Mayer Is Reviewing Every Single New Hire at Yahoo
 
 
                             
businessinsider.com - Back in early August, there were reports that new CEO Marissa Mayer intended to do what Google's cofounders have always done: review every single new hire the company makes. Now, according to a Yahoo executive involved in...
 
 
 
Trending in Computer SoftwareManagement ConsultingStaffing and Recruiting and within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
LinkedIn                               
 
LinkedIn
 
 
Oracle                               
 
Oracle
 
 
Cisco Systems                               
 
Cisco Systems
 
 
 
 
 
Walmart Testing iPhone Scanning to Reduce Checkout Waits
 
 
                             
reuters.com - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a Scan & Go system that would allow shoppers to scan items using their iPhones and then quickly pay at a self-checkout counter. Earlier this week, Walmart...
 
 
 
Trending within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
Walmart                               
 
Walmart
 
 
Infosys                               
 
Infosys
 
 
IBM                               
 
IBM
 
 
 
 
 
3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything
 
 
                             
inc.com - Employee fit is crucial. Here's a simple way to know if a job candidate is right for your business. Interviewing job candidates is tough, especially because some candidates are a lot better at interviewing than they are at...
 
 
 
Trending in Information Technology and Services within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
Hewlett-Packard                               
 
Hewlett-Packard                          
 
 
Unionen                               
 
Unionen
 
 
Ericsson                               
 
Ericsson
 
 
 
 
 
The truth about Goobuntu: Google's in-house desktop Ubuntu Linux
 
 
                             
zdnet.com - Most Linux people know that Google uses Linux on its desktops as well as its servers. Some know that Ubuntu Linux is Google's desktop of choice and that it's called Goobuntu. But almost no one outside of Google...
 
 
 
Trending within the following companies
 
 
 
 
 
LinkedIn                               
 
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