Microsoft to release two Windows 10 updates in 2017

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 15:22

New York, Aug 6 (IANS) Technology giant Microsoft has announced that it would roll out two major updates for Windows 10 next year after releasing a third and final update for 2016.


Focus on best service, quality for Indian smartphone users: Oppo

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 14:50

Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Smartphone maker OPPO -- sometimes called the Apple of China -- does not bother with sales figures in India, but focuses instead on "best service and quality with beautifulness", a top company executive has said.


IBM announces MobileFirst for iOS Garage

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 14:06

Bengaluru, Aug 6 (IANS) IBM, in partnership with Apple, this week launched a global development hub called Garage for iOS apps in Bengaluru that will work with existing design locations in Atlanta, Chicago and Cupertino in the US and Toronto in Canada.


Facebook testing Snapchat-like camera feature in its app

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 14:00

New York, Aug 6 (IANS) Days after the social media giant introduced "Stories" format for its photo-sharing app Instagram that clones Snapchat's popular feature, the social media giant is now testing a Facebook app that opens to a camera, encouraging users to capture and share content.


Twitter testing new direct message button

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 12:48

New York, Aug 6 (IANS) Micro-blogging website Twitter is testing a new feature for brands that puts its "Messaging" button front-and-centre, thereby encouraging customers to start their conversations with the business via DM (direct message) instead of in public view, a media report said.


Apple buys machine learning startup Turi to make Siri better

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 10:18

San Francisco, Aug 6 (IANS) Taking another foray into the field of artificial intelligence (AI) AND machine learning and to make its digital assistant Siri better, Apple has acquired Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for nearly $200 million.


BEL board okays buy back of shares

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 23:56

Bengaluru, Aug 5 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) board on Friday approved the proposal to buy back around 16.64 million equity shares, representing 6.93 per cent of the paid-up capital at Rs 1,305 per share of Rs.10 face value for over Rs.2,171 crore.


CAG slams HUDCO for excess fund mobilisation

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 22:14

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on Friday slammed the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) for "non judicious" and "excess" mobilisation of nearly Rs 3,300 crore leading to Rs 30.39 crore additional interest burden on the firm.


Tata Chemicals net profit up 32.34% in Q1

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 21:02

Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Tata Chemicals on Friday reported a 32.34 percent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 279.65 crore for the quarter ended June 30 as compared to Rs 211.31 crore in the corresponding period last year.


LeEco to offer Le 2 in grey variant colour

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:36

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) LeEco, the Chinese internet and technology conglomerate on Friday announced that Le 2 will be available in grey variant colour in India.