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  • IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to boost its human-like computing services 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    Seattle: International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful. The purchase is designed to boost IBM's push into more human-like computing services, based around its...
  • Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot programme that allegedly collected data on transport demand 11 hours 49 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country's laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern...
  • HBO to launch video streaming service with Apple, Google: Report 14 hours 19 minutes ago

    New York: HBO network is in talks with Apple, Google and some other companies to be its launch partner for the highly anticipated HBO Now video streaming service, according to two media reports. The service's retail price is expected to be $15 a month and will launch next month, timed to...
  • Uber buys mapping and search startup deCarta: Report Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Ride service Uber is buying mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, technology website Mashable said on Tuesday, citing an Uber representative. Uber would buy deCarta's technology and talent through the deal, which closes later this week, Mashable reported. DeCarta provides a software platform that focuses on location-based service...
  • India's online cab service Ola buys rival TaxiForSure for $200 million 2 days ago

    Mumbai: App-based cab service Ola has bought rival TaxiForSure for $200 million as it eyes a bigger share in India's fast-growing online taxi services industry, where it competes with local players as well as Uber, the U.S. based online taxi-hailing company. The deal by Ola, backed by Japan's SoftBank Corp, is...
  • TRAI asks Vodafone to stop using 'unallocated' 111 for customer care services 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sector regulator Trai today directed Vodafone to stop using '111' for offering customer care services, as it violates the national numbering plan, and submit a compliance report by March 10. In a direction to Vodafone, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said that Department of Telecom had issued...
  • Finance Ministry proposes levy of tax on all government services 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Monday proposed the levy of service tax on all services provided by the government and an enabling provision has been proposed in the Finance Bill in this regard. Although the list of services which will incur the service tax has not been decided, telecom and...
  • Ola Cabs acquires TaxiForSure in $200 million deal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Country's leading taxi service aggregator Ola Cabs has acquired its rival TaxiForSure in a cash and equity deal worth $200 million. "Furthering its mission to revolutionise personal transportation in the country, Ola announced that it has acquired TaxiForSure for $200 million in a cash and equity deal," the company...
  • Will Smith's 'Focus' opens with $19.1 million to win U.S. box office 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Will Smith's new action drama 'Focus' booted the kinky sex tale 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for its perch atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, racking up $19.1 million in ticket sales. Smith, in his first leading role since 2013's "After Earth," plays a seasoned con artist who...
  • Now, free legal advice, training at DU's legal aid clinics 4 days ago

    New Delhi: To extend free advice on questions of law and offer consultations on matters like property rights, Delhi University is hosting legal aid clinics which will not be restricted only to the varsity fraternity but open to all. The clinics, which will also impart para-legal training to DU students and...
  • Individuals get more tax benefits; but to pay more on services 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Giving with one hand and taking with the other, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday hiked tax deduction limit for individuals to Rs 4.44 lakh, but slapped an extra surcharge on super-rich and raised service tax rate. The individual taxpayers would get additional deductions of up to Rs 74,600...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Ab Tak Chhappan 2', 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', and 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' 5 days ago

    On this show of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand review Ejaz Gulab directed 'Ab Tak Chhappan 2', Sharat Kataria directed 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', and a Hollywood movie 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'. Also on the show Badlapur's director Sriram Raghavan takes on 'The Shawshank Redemption'. ...
  • Union Budget brings lottery sellers under service tax ambit 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The lottery tickets may get expensive as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget on Saturday proposed to remove service tax exemption given to the sellers and distributors of such items. The Union Budget for 2015-16, presented by Jaitley in the Parliament on Saturday,...
  • Union Budget 2015: Service tax increased 14 per cent from existing 12.36 per cent 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Eating out in restaurants, staying in hotels and other such activities will get costlier as the Union Budget 2015, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday, proposes to increase the present rate of service tax and education taxes from the existing 12.36 per cent to...
  • Union Budget 2015: What is cheaper and what is dearer 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday presented the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. The government is planning to introduce...
  • What is net neutrality? Everything you should know about FCC's new rules set to regulate Internet providers 5 days ago

    The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday set new rules to regulate Internet providers more heavily. Following are some details about the concept of net neutrality and the FCC's work to regulate Internet traffic: What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers should treat all traffic on their...
  • Noggin: Nickelodeon unveils paid streaming service for kids; to be launched on March 5 1 week ago

    New York: Viacom Nickelodeon unveiled on Wednesday a paid streaming service for children called Noggin that will launch on March 5 for $5.99 a month. The mobile subscription service will be available for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Aimed at pre-school aged children, the advertising-free app will feature shows such...
  • Uinon Budget 2015: Fiscal stimulus averaging 1 per cent of GDP will be good, says Edelweiss February 25, 2015

    It's just a few days left for the Union Budget and expectations are running high. Nirav Sheth, head of sales & strategy - Wholesale Capital Markets - Edelweiss Financial Services, feels the market would be looking at the whole package and not just one or two key announcements. According to...
  • Union Budget 2015: Fiscal reforms will determine ratings, says Moody's February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday that its assessment of India's credit ratings will be determined mainly by the extent of its fiscal reforms, not recent revisions to its economic growth data. The comments come a day after rival Standard & Poor's said India must boost growth, cut its fiscal...
  • Starting May 3, you will be able to change your mobile service provider across India February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Mobile subscribers from May 3 will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended the regulation on it. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) currently allows consumers to change their service provider while retaining the same number only within...
  • Re-imagining the Indian Foreign Service February 24, 2015

    "Aap yeh cutlery aur menu decide karma chod dijiye aur yeh sochiye ki Bharat mein investment kaise laa sakte hain." That was Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the Indian embassy in Japan on his hi-profile first trip to that country in 2014. Of all the civilian services Prime Minister...
  • Uber begins delivering food in Spain after ban on taxi service February 21, 2015

    Barcelona: US smartphone app firm Uber reappeared in Spain as a home food delivery network after a court banned it from operating its taxi service following complaints from professional drivers. It was the first launch outside the United States of Uber's food delivery application. For the moment the Spanish version of the...
  • TCS, Infosys, Wipro eye robotics, driverless cars for next round of growth February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: After decades of low-margin work like server maintenance, India's information technology services firms are moving upscale in search of lucrative contracts for driverless cars and other advanced projects as online innovation changes clients' needs. Companies from Tata Consultancy Services Ltd to Wipro Ltd are all joining Infosys Ltd in investing...
  • Concept of dowry system is not the same anymore: Kratika Sengar February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Actors Kratika Sengar and Abhishek Rawat were here on Thursday to promote their forthcoming soap opera 'Service Wali Bahu', which is aimed at depicting the harsh reality of modern Indian society where people are demanding a working woman as daughter-in-law who can support her in-laws with a steady...
  • YouTube Kids for children to be launched on February 23; will come with parental controls, big icons, minimal scrolling February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google's online video service will be available for download from February 23 and will feature kid-friendly design, with big icons and...
  • Delhi authorities give Uber deadline for licence application February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a February 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Last month,...
  • Startups look forward to service tax exemption in Budget 2015: Knowlarity February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With last year's budget release of nearly Rs 11,000 crores, the expectations of the start-up industry have definitely increased. Programs like Make in India and Digital India are great initiatives for the technology revolution, but what the IT sector and start-ups in particular are really looking forward to...
  • 'Fifty Shades' ties up a cool $93 million debut February 18, 2015

    Los Angeles: The heat on 'Fifty Shades of Grey's' blockbuster debut cooled ever so slightly as the final four-day weekend numbers were revealed on Tuesday. The R-rated movie, which cost only $40 million to produce, took in $93 million from 3,646 locations across the long President's Day holiday. Although initial estimates...
  • 'Want reduction in Service Tax in Union Budget 2015' February 16, 2015

    A first generation woman entrepreneur from Jaipur, Shipra wants a reduction in service tax leaving her with more money to invest in her 6 year old skill building company. She's also hoping for better support from the government for small and micro industries to protect their interests in an environment...