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Yahoo to shutter China office and cut around 350 jobs

Mar 19, 2015 at 12:42 | Source: BBC

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 ...

Ex-fashion&you CEO Pearl Uppal on what it takes to be 'successful' in male-dominated field

Mar 13, 2015 at 14:49 | Source: FirstPost

Success Quotient is a weekly feature in Firstpostthat appears every Friday,that 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 idea that helped launch a company, its hig...

Jake Bilardi: The radicalisation of an Australian teen

Mar 12, 2015 at 14:37 | Source: BBC

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: FirstPost

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: BBC

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: BBC

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... raises Rs 18 cr from IDG Ventures

Feb 11, 2015 at 16:37 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: 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, or ...

Twitter stock jumps on ad partnership with mobile apps, websites

Feb 04, 2015 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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...

SC bans Google, Yahoo, Microsoft from showing sex determination ads in India

Jan 29, 2015 at 08:13 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday directed search engines like Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt Ltd to strictly comply with Indian laws and block advertisements on sex determination of a foetus.If any advertisement exis...

Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in 4th quarter

Jan 29, 2015 at 04:30 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: BBC

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: BBC

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...

SC directs Google, Yahoo, Microsoft in India to block sex determination ads

Jan 28, 2015 at 18:50 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday directed search engines like Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt Ltd to strictly comply with Indian laws and block advertisements on sex determination of a foetus.If any advertisement exis...

Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba shares as earnings slide

Jan 28, 2015 at 12:32 | Source: BBC

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: BBC

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...

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