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...
Twitter's acquisition of ZipDial: Good times are ahead for Indian startups
Jan 21, 2015 at 07:43 | Source:
How cool is it to take the indigenous idea of a small, humble, cost effective and convenient missed call, turn it into a business and make a hefty profit out of it. And then get snapped up by one of the biggest social networking sites around.This is ...
Desi startups: Dont look now, but global biggies are checking you out
Jan 20, 2015 at 17:20 | Source:
How cool is it to take the indigenous idea of a small, humble, cost effective and convenient missed call, turn it into a business and make a hefty profit out of it. And all this while being snapped up by one of the biggest social networking sites. T...
Samsung Electronics launches Tizen smartphone in India
Jan 15, 2015 at 00:45 | Source:
SEOUL/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd(005930.KS) has launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's aim to build a software ecosystem to rival Google Inc's(G...
Mumbai woman arrested for selling cars seized by cops
Jan 02, 2015 at 16:23 | Source:
If you were offered high end cars at a quarter oftheir regular price, would you buy it? Of course! But would you still buy it if they layin a police yard in connection with some crime?Well, four people were willingto and they fell into a trap.Accordi...
Keep calm Directioners! Niall Horan isn't quitting 1D, says report
Dec 30, 2014 at 13:48 | Source:
Los Angeles: News website Yahoo UK has clarified that the news of Niall Horan quitting boy band One Direction on their Twitter account 0was put by some hacker.The Yahoo UK tweet that read "Niall has left One Direction!!" created uproar amon...
U.S. police struggle to uncover threats on social media
Dec 27, 2014 at 00:20 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen last weekend.Pol...
Google changes 'to fight piracy' by highlighting legal sites
Dec 11, 2014 at 14:42 | Source:
Google has announced changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy. The company has long been criticised for enabling people to find sites to download entertainment illegally. The entertainment industry has argued that illegal site...
SC frowns at helplessness to curb online pre-natal tests ads
Dec 05, 2014 at 00:45 | Source:
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday scolded the government for showing helplessness in curbing the advertisement on pre-natal tests, violative of the statutory provisions prohibiting them, on internet search engines like Google India, ...