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China's Huawei reports 19% jump in sales

Jul 21, 2014 at 11:22 | Source: BBC

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has reported a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year. It said it expects to make an operating profit margin of 18.3% for the period. Huawei has traditionally ...

Dissecting Jaitley's first Budget: Does it satisfy the appetite of the IT industry?

Jul 11, 2014 at 11:33 | Source: FirstPost

Moving in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stated agenda of giving technology a high priority, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced several initiatives to boost the technology space in his maiden Union Budget. In reactions, Jaitley's Budge...

IT industry leaders, analysts cheer Modi govt's first budget

Jul 10, 2014 at 17:24 | Source: FirstPost

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled the 'Union Budget 2014-15' in the Parliament today. With the promise that the new government would put technology in the forefront, the Indian IT industry pinned hopes on the new government to push reforms and p...

Sales of high-end smartphones drop for first time as buyers not keen on minor tweaks

Jun 26, 2014 at 04:47 | Source: Economic Times

KOLKATA: Sales of high-end handsets are dropping for the first time in India because new devices priced in excess of Rs30,000 offer just incremental innovations, which aren't appealing enough for consumers to upgrade the phones they already have. "T...

India Inc's IT spends look north; to touch $47 billion

Jun 25, 2014 at 06:37 | Source: Economic Times

BANGALORE: Hero MotoCorp's Chief Information Officer Vijay Sethi has an extremely busy year ahead. The company is spending a substantial portion of its IT budget on expanding its existing IT infrastructure along with increasing investments in social ...

Amazon Fire Phone offers 3D views and gesture controls

Jun 19, 2014 at 01:12 | Source: BBC

Amazon has unveiled its first handset, offering 3D effects - thanks to four face-tracking cameras on its front - and gesture controls. The Fire Phone allows its user to change an image's perspective by moving their head, rather than creating a p...

BlackBerry's sub-Rs 12,000 'Z3' to hit Indian shores next week

Jun 18, 2014 at 12:27 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is preparing to launch its cheapest BB10 OS-powered 'Z3' smartphone in India next week, a person familiar with the matter said. BlackBerry's invitations for the launch event, titled "Today's India smar...

Micromax to launch first Windows Phone on June 16

Jun 14, 2014 at 12:47 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Micromax, the second largest smartphone vendor in the country, will launch its first Microsoft Windows Phone OS-based smartphone on June 16, people aware of the company's plans told ET Friday. The people however didn't share information on...

China s Xiaomi hires Jabong co-founder Manu Jain to head India operations

Jun 11, 2014 at 23:47 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi has hired Jabong co-founder Manu Kumar Jain to head its India operations, a person familiar with the matter said, signaling the Chinese smartphone maker's moves to kick-start operations in the highly lucrative but fragmented smartph...

NetApp secures storage solutions deal from ING Vysya

Jun 10, 2014 at 14:27 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Data storage solutions firm NetApp has entered into a deal with ING Vysya Bank for building an effective ecosystem through FAS storage system across all its branches in India. "ING Vysya has selected our FAS storage system to deliver the n...

HP expands its ConvergedSystem portfolio for SAP HANA platform in India

Jun 10, 2014 at 14:27 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Technology giant Hewlett-Packard today announced the expansion of its ConvergedSystem portfolio for SAP HANA platform in India, which will help clients manage and analyse large and diverse data sets from a single system to facilitate real-...

E3: What video games to expect for the new-gen consoles

Jun 09, 2014 at 21:33 | Source: BBC

Prepare for an onslaught of high-definition hack-and-slash, shoot-em-up, treasure hunting, sci-fi, role-playing, super-heroic, time-bending, social-racing mayhem. If last year's E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo was all about new hardware, this y...

Sony 'overtakes' rival Nintendo in console sales

Jun 09, 2014 at 15:52 | Source: BBC

Sony has overtaken Nintendo for the first time in eight years, based on the total number of game consoles sold. Sony sold 18.7 million systems in the last financial year - which ended in March - compared to Nintendo's tally of 16.3 million video...

Micromax names Bharti Airtel's ex-CEO Sanjay Kapoor as chairman of board

Jun 06, 2014 at 14:07 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Micromax on Thursday named former Bharti Airtel India CEO Sanjay Kapoor as the chairman of board. Kapoor had quit Airtel last year. "I am confident that he (Kapoor) will be able to provide required strategic direction to take our billion ...

Infosys clients signal loyalty as top executives continue to leave

Jun 06, 2014 at 14:07 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Toyota Motor Corp. is among clients showing their support for Infosys Ltd. amid a flurry of senior management exits from India's second-largest software exporter. "I'm not overly concerned as long as they do a good day- to-day job for us,...

Drugs menace: Punjab gets cracking, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 05, 2014 at 20:50 | Source: FirstPost

Chandigarh: The drugs menace in Punjab, a big talking point in the parliamentary elections, has brought huge embarrassment to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance. Opponents are openly citing the involvement of some top politicians in th...

Smartwear revolution promises healthier lives

Jun 05, 2014 at 12:37 | Source: Economic Times

TAIPEI: A new generation of wearable technology is promising not only to log data about users' health but to predict and avert crises from drivers falling asleep at the wheel to runners wearing themselves out in a marathon. But there are concerns ove...

Samsung India mobile chief Vineet Taneja joins Micromax as CEO

May 26, 2014 at 04:37 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Stepping up the battle in the Indian mobile handset market, homegrown firm Micromax has roped in Samsung India's mobile and IT business chief Vineet Taneja as its new Chief Executive Officer. Micromax, the country's second largest smartpho...

China's Lenovo sees 29% jump in full year net profit

May 21, 2014 at 20:02 | Source: BBC

The world's biggest personal computer maker has reported a 29% jump in full-year earnings while at the same time extending its position as market leader in the PC industry. Lenovo earned a record $817m (£485m) in net profit for the 12 months to...

Microsoft launches larger Surface Pro 3 to rival laptops

May 21, 2014 at 08:02 | Source: BBC

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 3 - a bigger-screened, faster Windows 8 tablet than its predecessor. The new model features a 12in (30.5cm) touchscreen, 38% larger than before. The firm boasted that at 9.1mm (0.36in) thick - without an optiona...

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