Business

Bank strike to hit operations on Friday

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:18

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Banking operations will be impacted across the country on Friday with around 10 lakh bankers of 40 private and state-run banks striking work in protest against the central government's banking policies, a union leader said on Thursday.

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Cost of data breach increased in 2016: IBM-led study

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:08

Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) The cost of data breach for companies has gone up from Rs 88 million to Rs 97.3 million in 2016 in India and if they do not opt for top-of-the-line protection now, the companies will bear significant losses in the near future, a new study has revealed.

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OLED to soon take over LCD display in smartphones

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:56

New York, July 28 (IANS) Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays will replace liquid crystal display (LCD) screens as the leading smartphone display technology in 2020, a media report has said.

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Firm domestic cues swell equity markets

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:18

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Indian equity markets traded in the green on Thursday supported by increased chances of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Bill clearing parliament during its ongoing monsoon session and a firm rupee.

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Route Mobile acquires Cellent Technologies

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:14

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Route Mobile Limited, a messaging and voice API company, on Thursday announced it has acquired Mumbai-based Cellent Technologies, a mobile marketing solution company that offers SMS and VAS (value-added service) solutions for enterprises and multinational corporations.

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Now book Uber from Snapdeal app

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:10

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Online marketplace Snapdeal on Thursday launched an in-app integration with Uber that will enable Snapdeal customers directly book a cab.

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This monsoon, get a leakage audit done to protect your home

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:06

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) As the rain started lashing his house in south Bengaluru, Ujjawal Kumar, 42, found that a big pipe had burst, causing the water to seep through the tiles and the walls of his house. Fortunately, help was at hand via a home-services provider, who also conducted a leakage audit to prevent further damage.

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A first: Himachal breeds mahseer fish in hatchery

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:32

Shimla, July 28 (IANS) The population of the golden mahseer, a popular freshwater sport and food fish, is going to prosper in the rivers of Himachal Pradesh, with the state fisheries department succeeding in breeding it in captivity for the first time.

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With strong quarter growth, Facebook hits 1.71 bn monthly users

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:02

New York, July 28 (IANS) Showing strong revenue and profit growth, social networking giant Facebook has added 60 million monthly users in the second quarter of 2016 to reach 1.71 billion users while scoring $6.44 billion in revenue -- blowing the earlier estimates of $6.02 billion.

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Samsung beat Apple in smartphone shipments amid positive results

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:52

Seoul, July 28 (IANS) Riding on the strong sales of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, Samsung Electronics on Thursday declared 8.14 trillion won ($7billion) year on-year operating profit - 18 per cent - in the second quarter results.

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Sun Pharma in $50 million deal with Spanish firm

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:52

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Indian drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it entered into $50 million licensing agreement with Spanish firm Almirall for the development and commercialisation of tildrakizumab for psoriasis in Europe.

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With strong quarter growth, Facebook hits over 1 bn users

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:46

New York, July 28 (IANS) With a strong revenue and profit growth, social networking giant Facebook has added 60 million monthly users in the second quarter of 2016 to reach 1.71 billion users while scoring $6.44 billion in revenue - blowing the earlier estimates of $6.02 billion.

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