Sunday, March 31, 2013

Facebook phone rumours may ring true on April 4/Indian IT faces difficult times ahead as Gartner cuts growth forecast

Facebook phone rumours may ring true on April 4
News PictureFacebook fueled fresh talk about its own mobile phone after the leading social network scheduled a press announcement for next week.Shortly after the Facebook invitation went out for the April 4 event, the technology news site TechCrunch reported the..more
 
Indian IT faces difficult times ahead as Gartner cuts growth forecast
News PictureAfter delivering an upbeat growth forecast for IT services in 2013 three months ago, Gartner seems to have toned down its expectations a bit. The global technology research firm on Thursday said worldwide spending on IT services is likely t..more
 
IT websites in India top targets of phishers
News PictureWhile the country is still feeling the heat of the advancement and exponential rise in phishingattacks, the latest Symantec intelligence report on phishing sites in India said that Information Technology sites were the most vulnerable ..more
 
Saudi Arabia may limit citizens‘ access to Twitter: Report
News Picture Saudi Arabia may try to end anonymity for Twitter users in the country by limiting access to the site to people who register their identification documents, the Arab News daily reported on Saturday. 
Last week, local media reported th..more
 
Tumblr goes down due to system crash
News PictureMicroblogging platform Tumblr has confirmed its entire service had been taken offline earlier this morning, but all network issues have been resolved. 
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Just four phone calls may reveal your identity: Report/ Dell buyout: All you want to know

Just four phone calls may reveal your identity: Report
News PictureJust four phone calls are enough to reveal your personal information, MIT researchers have warned. 
A new study led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that data derived from mobile phone networks, using just the location of radi..more
 
Dell buyout: All you want to know
News PictureDell said it received alternative proposals from Blackstone Group and Carl Icahn that might be superior to the $24.4 billion offer from founder Michael Dell and private equity fund Silver Lake Partners last month. 
Details of the three bids..more
 
Mahindra Stayam, Tech Mahindra merger delayed
News PictureTech Mahindra today said it has extended the proposed merger of MahindraSatyam with itself for six months.
The company in a BSE filing said that its "board of directors extended the validity of the (amalgamation) scheme by a further period ..more
 
Indian IT doubles market share in 6 years
News Picture Indian IT outsourcers have more than doubled their share in total worldwide IT spends over the past six years, and the bigger Indian IT companies have outpaced their MNC counterparts over this period. 
India IT companies accounted for..more
 
Why Google dumped Reader ‘revealed‘
News Picture Internet search giant Google could be shutting down its RSS app Google Reader in a bid to avoid problematic compliance issues related to privacy, it has been claimed. 
The US-based tech giant said it is closing the news aggregator on ..more


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

BlackBerry 10 OS not secure enough: UK government/ Google chairman Eric Schmidt: Mobile is the next big thing

BlackBerry 10 OS not secure enough: UK government
News PictureThe British government has rejected BlackBerry's new BB10 software as not secure enough for essential work.
The previous BlackBerry version, 7.1, was cleared by the country's Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG) in December 2012 for ..more
 
Google chairman Eric Schmidt: Mobile is the next big thing
News Picture Mobile is the next big thing and no company can ignore smartphones and technologies that drive mobile applications, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said. 
"In the near term, the next big thing is mobile. As it was last yea..more
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 termed ‘fastest smartphone ever‘
News PictureSamsung Galaxy S4, which was launched last week, has been named as the fastest smartphone yet.
Primate Labs, makers of GeekBench, compared the Galaxy S4 result from Android Authority to other smartphones. The new Samsung flagship smartphone topp..more
 
How Vodafone India is cutting energy costs
News PictureVodafone India is switching off the air-conditioning and improving ventilation at its telecom towers to cut energy consumption costs and carbon emission. The change, which is a work in progress, saves nearly a quarter of the energy consumed at each s..more
 
Taxiforsure.com Announces Launch of its Services in Delhi and NCR Markets
News PictureTaxiforsure.com, a leading aggregator of car rentals and taxis, today announced the launch of its services in Delhi and NCR, after having established the brand successfully in Bangalore. The company works with various operators in both the organized ..more


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Search for India's most secure programmer begins/H-1B visa: Bill to curb abuse introduced

Search for India‘s most secure programmer begins
News PictureA city-based information security firm is launching a nationwide hunt for India's most secure coder, an event which will see participation from students, professionals, corporates and institutions. 
EC-Council, a provider of certifications ..more
 
H-1B visa: Bill to curb abuse introduced
News PictureA top American Senator has introduced a legislation that he claims is aimed at eliminating fraud and abuse of the H-1B visa programme, but provisions of which would make it tougher for Indian-Americans to get this popular work visa.
Among other ..more
 
Facebook Confessions, the latest social media fad
News Picture"I'm a compulsive laundry room thief," says one Facebook confession. "I'm the reason the 'Public Urination is Illegal' signs were put up at Coyote Village," says another. 
"I sold books for the semester to go to Sou..more
 
Bangalore, first Indian city to get free Wi-Fi hotspots
News PictureFree wireless internet services are expected to commence in the commercial heart of India's technology capital starting next month. Mahatma Gandhi Road and Brigade Road, two of the best-known shopping destinations, will have free Wi-Fi access as part..more
 
Electronic Arts CEO quits
News PictureElectronic Arts' chief executive officer John Riccitiello has resigned after six years at the helm of the video games publisher, saying he held himself accountable for missed operational targets. 
The company behind the "Sims" and..more


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Monday, March 18, 2013

10 biggest social media irritants/ Samsung Galaxy S4: First look

10 biggest social media irritants
News PictureThe 10 most annoying types of social media updates have been revealed in a new survey. The survey by Sweatband.com has found that diet and exercise boasters are the most annoying thing about social media. 
The top 10 includes updates that m..more
 
Samsung Galaxy S4: First look
News PictureThe Galaxy S4, Samsung's latest and greatest, has a cute feature we'll probably see in a lot of phones soon: You can shoot both yourself and your surroundings at the same time, using the front- and back-mounted cameras. It's a bit like having a two-c..more
 
Facebook promotes ex-Mozilla engineer to CTO
News PictureFacebook is going rampant with its changes. It has brought on a new targeted ad interface for marketers, a new and improved timeline, support for hashtags, and now a new Chief Technology Officer. Mike Schroepfer, previously the Senior Vice President ..more
 
Sharp may not need Foxconn after all
News PictureSharp has been in a financial rut for quite a while now, and if things don't go its way, it could wind up filing for bankruptcy. Many companies have rallied to save Sharp's financial back by making generous investments. Samsung invested a..more
 
Keep Your Laptop Running Smoothly With These Simple Tricks
News PictureYour laptop has a life expectancy. Like it or not, sooner or later that stylish piece of machinery will age into a wheezing, old fossil   SEE ALSO: 5 Ways to be More Productive With Your Smartphone   If you find yourself experiencing ..more


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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Google planning to kill passwords/ How Android tablets are gaining over iPad

Google planning to kill passwords
News PictureWeb giant Google is researching to build a more secure hardware device which in future can be used to login to a computer or an online account, thus eliminating the need for a password.

Designed in the shape of rings which can be worn on f..more
 
How Android tablets are gaining over iPad
News PictureShipments of tablets running Google's Android will overtake the iPad this year for the first time, research house IDC predicted, as Apple cedes more mobile market share to hard-charging rivals around the globe. 
A growing variety of smaller..more
 
Meet former TCS CFO S Mahalingam
News PictureIn the Indian software industry where CFOs have often been mercurial and strong-willed, S Mahalingam, who retired from TCS as CFO and executive director on Saturday, is a study in contrast. He has been the careful, technically correct and, mostly, un..more
 
Samsung Galaxy S IV may fall victim to hype, shortage                             
News PictureThe success of Samsung's latest Galaxy phone, set to be launched in New York on Thursday, could hinge on a supply backup plan aimed at preventing a repeat of a costly snag for its premium smartphone last year.
Some analysts predict the new Galax..more
 
Ultra-fast supercomputers come closer to reality
News PictureScientists have developed ultrafast supercomputers that can operate 100 times faster than current systems. 
A team of IBM researchers working on a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded program have found a way to trans..more


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Monday, March 11, 2013

Google to revamp search/ Send SMS to charge your cellphone

Google to revamp search
News PictureGoogle has said that it is planning to give its users a new experience of searching the web, which would be like 'Star Trek'.
Google's Search Head Amit Singhal said at SXSW Interactive that 'the destiny of search is to become that 'Star Trek' co..more
 
Send SMS to charge your cellphone
News PictureOut of battery? Just send a text! People living off-grid can now power their phones simply by sending a text message.
A London-based company Buffalo Grid has introduced a solar-powered cellphone charging station that is activated by text message..more
 
Micromax reviving IPO plans
News Picture India's largest mobile phone maker Micromax Informatics Ltd is reviving its initial public offer plans to help its private equity investors to sell a part of their stake, three people with knowledge of the company's plans said. 

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Facebook COO blames women for lack of ambition
News PictureFacebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has suggested that women are responsible for holding themselves back in the workplace. 
In her newly released book Lean In, which talks about women in the workplace, Sandberg blamed women f..more
 
How technology is redefining etiquette
News PictureSome people are so rude. Really, who sends an email or text message that just says "Thank you"? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don't answer, rather than texting you? Who asks for a fact easily found on Google? 
Don't the..more


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Sunday, March 10, 2013

In Depth: 10 ways Apple changed the world/ Google Now vs Apple Siri

In Depth: 10 ways Apple changed the world
News PictureSteve Jobs believed in a simple fact: everything around you "was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that people can use."Jobs definitely practised what..more
 
Google Now vs Apple Siri
News PictureI never thought I'd be telling my phone what to do. But I often find myself talking to various digital assistants - Siri on the iPhone and Google Now on Android devices - to request driving directions, restaurant recommendations and answers to all so..more
 
Zync Z1000 review: Quite a lag
News PictureThe budget tablet market is growing and Zync has thrown in the gauntlet with its Z1000 tablet that features a 9.7-inch display and a 1.5GHz processor. When other features of the device are taken into account, the device looks nice on paper, but we ar..more
 
Is Amazon Planning to Put Kindle in Your Car?
News PictureIs Amazon Planning to Put Kindle in Your Car? is a post by Chad Kirchner from Gotta Be Mobile.When Ford developed AppLink and introduced it in the 2011 Ford Fiesta they touted the API and developer platform allowing people to create apps that would i..more
 
India makes 13 requests a day for web user data: Google
News Picture In signs of growing Internet snooping by the enforcement authorities, India made an average of 13 requests a day to Google for access to personal web details of web users during 2012.

In terms of the number of requests for web user d..more


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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kapil Sibal launches Electronics Project Proposal System/ Google Play turns one

Kapil Sibal launches Electronics Project Proposal System
News PictureCommunications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has launched the Electronics Project Proposal System (e-PPS), developed by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, through the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). <br..more                              
 
Google Play turns one
News PictureGoogle Play turned a year old on Wednesday and the Android-focussed rival to Apple's online iTunes shop celebrated with deals on books, games, music, movies and apps.The launch of Google Play on March 6 of last year marked the rebirth of Android Mark..more
 
At world‘s top IT fair, firms mull death of e-mail
News Picture"You want to get rid of e-mail? Good luck with that," smiles Tom Reuner, an IT analyst at British firm Ovum. 
But at the CeBIT, the world's biggest high-tech fair in the northern German city of Hanover, some firms are considering ..more
 
Hackers attack major Czech banks
News PictureHackers attacked the websites of the Czech central bank and major commercial banks, blocking their servers with massive numbers of requests, the banks said. 
The attack "targeted an external web server hosting the www.cnb.cz website,&q..more
 
Facebook’s plan for bored users, revenue
News Picture Facebook on Thursday plans to announce a substantial redesign of its News Feed - a makeover aimed both at keeping users glued to the social network and luring more advertising dollars. Company executives have broadly said they want to make the ..more


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