Yahoo to shutter China office and cut around 350 jobs
Mar 19, 2015 at 12:42 | Source:
Internet giant Yahoo is closing its China office as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs. The Beijing research centre is Yahoo's only remaining physical presence in the country after it sold its Chinese operations to Alibaba ...
Jake Bilardi: The radicalisation of an Australian teen
Mar 12, 2015 at 14:37 | Source:
The Australian government is investigating unconfirmed reports that an Australian teenage Muslim convert who ran away to join Islamic State (IS) has carried out a suicide attack in Iraq. Details of casualties were not immediately known. Last year, he...
57 arrested in cyber crime operations in Britain
Mar 07, 2015 at 11:18 | Source:
London:A total of 57 people were arrested across the Britain this week in a nationwide operation against cyber crime, the British National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.The NCA on Friday said the arrests took place in 25 separate operations from March ...
The mother-of-nine pushing for boardroom equality
Mar 06, 2015 at 19:22 | Source:
It's hard not to put Helena Morrissey on a pedestal. Chief executive at Newton Fund Management, the 48-year-old has made her way to the top in a notoriously male-dominated industry. This level of seniority is still relatively rare for a woman, w...
Big brother is watching: No Gmail, Yahoo or private browsing for Babus
Mar 03, 2015 at 18:28 | Source:
All private browsing of sarkari babus are now going to be monitored and public email services provided by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) have become the order of the day. In an attempt to boost the services, the Modi government has barred the ...
World Cup 2015: Jonty Rhodes picks South Africa to beat India
Feb 20, 2015 at 18:52 | Source:
New Delhi: India might have begun their World Cup campaign with a morale-boosting win over Pakistan but former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes feels that South Africa are a better all-round side and tipped them to win their high-profile clash again...
Cybersecurity: Tech firms urged to share data with US
Feb 14, 2015 at 05:02 | Source:
Private tech firms should share more information with government and with each other to tackle cybercrime, according to US President Barack Obama. We have to work together like never before Mr Obama said during a speech at a White House cybersecurity...
myNoticePeriod.com raises Rs 18 cr from IDG Ventures
Feb 11, 2015 at 16:37 | Source:
New Delhi: myNoticePeriod.com is certainly not the regular job portal. For one, it has nothing for you unless you have resigned and are already serving notice period in your current job. This is unlike the big daddies of this industry, naukri.com or ...
Twitter stock jumps on ad partnership with mobile apps, websites
Feb 04, 2015 at 01:30 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc's(TWTR.N) stock jumped more than 6 percent on Tuesday after the social media company said its promoted tweets will appear on third-party mobile apps and websites under a new advertising distribution program.The s...
Wall Street gains in choppy trading
Jan 30, 2015 at 01:30 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday as oil futures pared their losses and strong job market data helped offset weak earnings reports from companies such as Alibaba and Qualcomm.The S&P 500 hit a session high...
Wall St dips in choppy trading after two-day losses
Jan 29, 2015 at 23:48 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower in choppy trading on Thursday as earnings, including Alibaba's, and a further drop in U.S. crude futures dragged shares lower, while a strong reading in the job market gave equities some support.Alibaba Gr...
Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in 4th quarter
Jan 29, 2015 at 04:30 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales.But revenue growth was the weake...
Apple, Boeing keep Wall St afloat; energy weighs
Jan 28, 2015 at 23:48 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were buoyed on Wednesday by earnings including Apple and Boeing, but a sharp drop in energy shares cut into gains, leaving indexes little changed.The Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year is under...
India sex-test ad ban for tech firms
Jan 28, 2015 at 23:06 | Source:
India's Supreme Court has ordered internet giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to block adverts for pre-birth tests that reveal a child's sex. Such adverts are illegal in India because of the widespread underground practice of aborting femal...
Alibaba engages in harshly worded spat with Chinese watchdog
Jan 28, 2015 at 19:06 | Source:
Alibaba, China's biggest net retailer, has engaged in a rare public row with one of the country's watchdogs. The spat was prompted by the regulator's claim that Alibaba was failing to tackle illegal business being carried out on its pl...
Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba shares as earnings slide
Jan 28, 2015 at 12:32 | Source:
Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders. In creating a separate company that is made up of its stake in Alibaba, Yahoo will avoid a large tax bill. Yahoo also report...
Tumblr CEO: Focusing on storytelling and self-expression
Jan 28, 2015 at 12:32 | Source:
Is Tumblr the most expressive social platform? Founder and CEO David Karp reckons so. He says Tumblr is the place where people can reveal their true identity and creativity. And while he admits that other sites like Facebook and Twitter have been pi...