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Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider patent risk

Dec 14, 2014 at 22:15 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of...

From 'ant's pants' to 'lolcat': Here are some of the words added into the Oxford Dictionary

Dec 05, 2014 at 15:38 | Source: FirstPost

"You know that shiny bum in the office? Turns out he's the ant's pants."Do those words make any sense? As it turns out, they do. And it's the Oxford Dictionary which says so.The Oxford Dictionary has added as many as 1,000 new words and phr...

Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words

Dec 05, 2014 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to, the free online ...

Software market grows 11%

Dec 02, 2014 at 04:12 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Calcutta, Dec. 1: Improving economic sentiments and political stability have led to a 10.7 per cent growth in the Indian software market between January and June compared with the corresponding period in 2013, research firm IDC said today. The forma...

Alibaba sniffs investment scope

Nov 27, 2014 at 03:26 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Nov. 26: Jack Ma, the e-commerce whizz from China, today committed himself to invest more in India and partner local tech entrepreneurs to help them to grow. Ma, the founder of e-commerce portal Alibaba, whose $25-billion initial public o...

Facebook admits failings over emotion manipulation study

Oct 29, 2014 at 03:42 | Source: BBC

Facebook said it will change the way it does research, but stopped short of apologising for a controversial experiment it conducted this year. In June, the site was criticised for manipulating the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users without their cons...

Apple plans iPad event on October 16, sends invite

Oct 09, 2014 at 00:06 | Source: Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Wednesday sent out invitations to an October 16 event expected to spotlight updates to its line of iPad tablet computers. The gathering is set for an auditorium on Apple's main campus in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino an...

Apple plans iPad event on October 16

Oct 08, 2014 at 23:06 | Source: Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Wednesday sent out invitations to an October 16 event expected to spotlight updates to its line of iPad tablet computers. The gathering is set for an auditorium on Apple's main campus in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino an...

Samsung faces pressure from Chinese competitors; poor results keep coming

Oct 07, 2014 at 16:01 | Source: Economic Times

By Paul Mozur For Samsung Electronics, the South Korean smartphone maker, the poor results keep coming. The company said in a short statement on Tuesday that its operating profit and sales probably fell from July through September compared with the s...

Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend?

Oct 07, 2014 at 13:51 | Source: Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest selle...

Satya Nadella visits Microsoft's facility in Hyderabad

Sep 29, 2014 at 16:16 | Source: Economic Times

HYDERABAD: Software giant Microsoft's Chief Executive Satya Nadella today visited the company's office here and addressed employees. Nadella visited this morning the India Development Centre (IDC), the biggest campus outside its headquarters at Redm...

HTC confident of grabbing 10 per cent market share in India by 2015

Sep 28, 2014 at 13:40 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker HTC is confident of attaining 10 per cent market share in India by 2015 in terms of volume. "Our internal estimate shows that HTC sales volume in India has tripled. As per our assessment, we now have 5 per cent market shar...

Smartphone market in India still untapped: Intel

Sep 25, 2014 at 17:21 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Intel has said that there is huge headroom for smartphone growth in India, and that the Silicon Valley giant is working with both local and global handset vendors to create mobile computing devices. "Despite India being a large mobile mark...

Samsung laptops to be pulled from sale in Europe

Sep 25, 2014 at 00:47 | Source: BBC

Samsung has announced that it is ending sales of its laptop computers in Europe. The move includes its Chromebook model, which had previously been one of the category's best-sellers. The South Korean company's decision follows Sony's a...

Samsung reveals Gear VR headset and Galaxy Edge smartphone

Sep 25, 2014 at 00:47 | Source: BBC

Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality headset and a smartphone whose screen bends around one of its sides. The new kit was revealed at the Ifa tech show in Berlin. In addition to the Gear VR and Galaxy Note Edge, the company also showed off the four...

Blackberry's Passport to a better future

Sep 24, 2014 at 20:47 | Source: BBC

It is the company that first brought us email on the move, and seemed to be in prime position to prosper in the smartphone era. Then it all went wrong for Blackberry. But today sees the launch of a device which the Canadian company believes could win...

Jolla looking for local partners in India for Sailfish OS

Sep 23, 2014 at 17:40 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Finnish firm Jolla, founded by former Nokia employees, is looking for Indian partners to develop smartphones powered by its Sailfish operating system. The company, which has launched its maiden handset today in the Indian market with eComm...

Infosys transformation may take 2 years as the company aims to offer high-value services: Analysts

Sep 22, 2014 at 06:16 | Source: Economic Times

BANGALORE: Infosys' two-year transformational process may take at least another two years as the company aims to scale itself to offer high-value services, according to experts who got a chance to interact for the first time with Chief Executive Offi...

Sony Z3 phones and tablet stream PlayStation 4 games

Sep 17, 2014 at 16:52 | Source: BBC

Sony's latest smartphones and tablets can stream PlayStation 4 video games. Owners will be able to attach the new devices to an existing PS4 controller via a special mount to play titles powered by the console's processors. Until now this r...

Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon to battle it out for Android One market

Sep 15, 2014 at 13:32 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Competition in the booming multi billion dollar Indian smartphone market is further set to intensify with e-commerce giants Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal all set to launch Google's much-awaited sub-USD 100 (around Rs 6,000) handsets tomor...

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