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My phone is an extension of me: Saif Ali Khan

Apr 24, 2015 at 12:35 | Source: FirstPost

Gurgaon: Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan on Wednesday launched the latest Asus ZenFone 2, which is touted to be the first 4GB smartphone in India. The actor considers mobile phones as a good time pass, but doesn't call himself a gizmo freak.The new...

Google shares rise after online ad sales drive revenue higher| Reuters

Apr 24, 2015 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

(Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOGL.O) reported higher quarterly revenue and profit as rising online ad volume offset a hit from the strong dollar, sending the Internet company's shares higher in after-hours trading. Shares of the world's No. 1 Internet s...

Google first-quarter revenue jumps 12 percent, shares rise| Reuters

Apr 24, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

(Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOGL.O) reported a 12 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by a 13 percent jump in the number of ads, or paid clicks, but missed lofty Wall Street expectations.Shares of the world's No. 1 Internet search engine rose 3.8 ...

Facebook revenue growth slows, costs weigh on profit| Reuters

Apr 23, 2015 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) posted its slowest growth in quarterly revenue in two years and higher spending on research and development ate into profits.Shares of the world's largest internet social network fell as much as 3.1 percent in after-ma...

Why enterprises should take business to employee service delivery seriously

Apr 20, 2015 at 13:18 | Source: FirstPost

It was an interesting Saturday an early morning bike ride with COOs and Strategy heads of five budding organizations. They are on the verge of breaking into the big league, fighting competition that they chose to avoid so far. They spent nearly a d...

I bought a TV after I sold my first company: The many struggles of Paytm's Vijay Sharma

Apr 17, 2015 at 15:37 | Source: FirstPost

Success Quotient is a weekly feature that appears every Friday in Firstpost, which looks at the pains and joys en route to success for a head honcho - whether a CEO, MD or an entrepreneur. The column looks at the ideas that helped launch a company, i...

Twitter to crack down on abusive tweets by beefing up its safety policies

Apr 17, 2015 at 12:22 | Source: FirstPost

San Francisco: Twitter said today that it iscracking down on mean, hateful or menacing tweets that crossthe red line from free speech into abuse.Twitter is overhauling its safety policy and beefing upthe team responsible for enforcing it, along with ...

Five reasons why a modern datacenter strategy is needed for the digital world

Apr 15, 2015 at 14:11 | Source: FirstPost

As a new digital world emerges from the dual impact of the Nexus of Forces and the Internet of Things, the personality, structure and role of data centers will need to be changed or business agility and competitive strength will be compromised, accor...

Taking on competition: Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share deal

Apr 15, 2015 at 12:57 | Source: FirstPost

Finnish network equipment maker Nokia said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction that values the smaller French rival at 15.6 billion euros ($16.58 billion).Nokia will give Alcatel-Lucent shareholders 0.55 share...

Net neutrality: Telcos are misleading us by calling it an apples-oranges issue

Apr 14, 2015 at 16:23 | Source: FirstPost

Byan industry expertOne of the major arguments against net neutrality the principle where telcos and internet service providers are supposed to enable access to all content on an equal footing without favouring one or the other - is that different t...

Now Vistara brings in-flight entertainment for all, biz class even gets tablets

Apr 14, 2015 at 15:59 | Source: FirstPost

Premium passenger carrier Vistara has selected avionics major BAE Systems' in-flight entertainment (IFE) system to provide preloaded content to its passengers across all three cabin classes in its fleet of Airbus A-320 aircraft.According to the airli...

Customer insights: Paradox of the digital enterprise

Apr 14, 2015 at 12:37 | Source: FirstPost

Enterprise India is going through the most exciting and disruptive phase it have ever seen so far. Having said that, I concede having such strong similar sentiments in the year 2000 , 2003, 2007, 2010 and in 2012 ! I get excited when a radical new pi...

China curbs some travel to Hong Kong to cool tensions

Apr 13, 2015 at 10:35 | Source: FirstPost

Chinese authorities brought in curbs on travel to Hong Kong on Monday to cool tensions over the growing influx of mainland shoppers that's angering residents of the Asian financial hub.The public security bureau in neighboring Shenzhen will stop issu...

Save the internet! AIB's new video on why life will be hell without net neutrality

Apr 13, 2015 at 07:21 | Source: FirstPost

The debate over net neutrality became a huge bone of contention when telecom major Bharti Airtel announced that it will launch Airtel Zero that will give smartphone users free access to select internet sites or some organizations apps. So for instanc...

Your Internet is under threat: AIB explains why life will be hell without net neutrality

Apr 12, 2015 at 09:42 | Source: FirstPost

The debate over net neutrality became a huge bone of contention when telecom major Bharti Airtel announced that it will launch Airtel Zero that will give smartphone users free access to select internet sites or some organizations apps. So for instanc...

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad requests Apple to set up R&D facility in India

Apr 11, 2015 at 10:41 | Source: FirstPost

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked tech giant Apple to consider opening an R&D facility in India as the country offers great business opportunities.The Minister, who met Apple Head Compliance EMEIA region John Reynolds, ...

Enterprises in India seek dynamic marketing automation solutions: Frost & Sullivan

Apr 10, 2015 at 11:22 | Source: FirstPost

Increased usage of Internet and mobile media has intensified efforts from public and private enterprises to focus on digital marketing. In India, about 60 percent of companies spent 1 to 10 percent of their marketing budgets on digital media in 2014,...

Global IT spending to shrink to $3.66 trillion in 2015, rising dollar to blame

Apr 09, 2015 at 15:47 | Source: FirstPost

Worldwide IT spending is set to shrink to $3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3 percent decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (see Table 1). Gartner said that the rising dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown. "We...

'Don't kill innovation': Transport min does a u-turn, now bats for Uber and Ola

Apr 09, 2015 at 15:40 | Source: FirstPost

India's transport ministry will ask states to allow U.S.-based taxi-hailing firm Uber and its local rival Ola to operate, a senior official said, in a move that could help clear regulatory ambiguity faced by the companies in New Delhi.India in Decemb...

2015: The era of the 'Internet of Everything' begins

Apr 08, 2015 at 13:45 | Source: FirstPost

By Satoshi OkamotoSince its inception in the early 1980s, the Internet has been revolutionizing the way we live, work, learn and play. The advent of the World Wide Web (WWW), TCP/IP and the proliferation of personal computers contributed to an expone...

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