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  • Zomato acquires Turkey's restaurant search service Mekanist 6 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Online restaurant search platform Zomato has acquired Turkey's popular eatery search service Mekanist, a company statement said. Zomato's restaurant coverage will increase from about 27,500 restaurants in Istanbul and Ankara to more than 50,000 restaurants across Turkey. "Mekanist has established itself as one of the heavyweights in the online restaurant...
  • Nickelodeon to launch stand-alone streaming service this year 8 hours 56 minutes ago

    New York: Nickelodeon, the children's cable channel known for "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer," will launch an online streaming video channel this year, parent company Viacom said Thursday. The announcement is the latest by a media group to connect directly with consumers without a cable or satellite subscription, and follows...
  • Naomi Campbell: Spreading awareness about Ebola and its prevention is crucial Yesterday

    London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell will begin London Fashion Week with her charity show Feb 19 to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The 44-year-old, who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation, would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year. She...
  • Swachh Bharat cess may be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A Swachh Bharat cess is likely to be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment in the forthcoming Annual Budget. According to sources, The Finance Ministry proposes Swachh Bharat cess seeking Rs 1 lakh crore for Swachh Bharat Mission. The government hopes to mop up Rs 1 lakh crore...
  • Motorola sells 3 million devices in India; aims to set up service centres, service vans 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the response to its smartphones and the company's growth last year, Motorola India has more aggressive plans for the Indian market this year. Motorola, which has only been concentrating on devices since it re-entered the Indian market, is now aiming to focus on service needs of consumers,...
  • Amazon WorkMail: Amazon announces email service; challenges Google, Microsoft 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Amazon.com accelerated its efforts to win over corporate clients on Wednesday by announcing an email and scheduling service that will compete with Microsoft and Google. The service, dubbed WorkMail, will launch in the second quarter and has been developed by the company's cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services (AWS)....
  • Emergency declared in New York as 'life-threatening blizzard' creates havoc 4 days ago

    New York: A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. The potentially historic storm which could affect 20 per...
  • Mass lay-off at TCS: Should the government step in? 1 week ago

    Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. ...
  • Uber applies for radio taxi licence to restart cab service in Delhi January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: US online taxi-hailing service Uber has applied for a radio taxi licence and will restart operations in India's capital, after it was banned following allegations that one of its drivers raped a female passenger, a company spokesman said. Uber will improve passenger safety by introducing additional safety measures including...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • Google planning to sell wireless Internet plans directly to consumers: Reports January 22, 2015

    San Francisco: Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better deals and services or risk...
  • Advertorial: Ola cabs, solving commuting problems through technology January 20, 2015

    First time users of the Ola mobile app can now get upto Rs 200 discount on their first ride by using the code APP200. For immediate bookings, customers can use the code NOW50 and get Rs 50 discount on Ride Now rides booked through the Ola app. Ola enables an...
  • Dense fog engulfs Delhi; road, air traffic disrupted January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog engulfed several parts of the national capital on Sunday resulted in the hampering of transport networks. Seven international flights and three domestic flights have been delayed while six domestic flights have been cancelled. Visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport has dropped to zero. Major flight...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group C wrap: Anshul Gupta ton takes Services to 219/4 against Goa January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Anshul Gupta struck an unbeaten century to guide Services to 219/4 in their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Goa here on Thursday. Responding to Goa's first-innings total of 304 all out, Services trailed by 85 runs with six wickets remaining when stumps were drawn on the third day...
  • IS video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies' January 14, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State jihadist group released a video on Monday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their alleged attempts to infiltrate...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C wrap: Goa reach 253/5 against Services on Day 1 January 13, 2015

    Skipper Sagun Kamat (81), Darshan Misal (65 not out) and Saurabh Bandekar (55 not out) scored a half-century each to guide Goa to 253 for five on the opening day on Tuesday. Kamat scored his runs off 117 balls during which he struck 14 fours and one six at the Palam...
  • Barack Obama's advance security team to arrive Delhi on January 13 January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police and other security agencies were making elaborate security arrangements for the visit of US President Barack Obama who would be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade here but security details would be finalised only after the arrival of a US advance team on January...
  • Everyone living in Britain should speak English: London mayor January 6, 2015

    London: The Mayor of London has said that everyone living in the UK should be able to speak English and councils should drop the "multi-culty" practice of translating information into other languages, a proposal that could hit non-English speaking immigrants residing in the country. Mayor Boris Johnson said he agreed...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Assam take first-innings lead against Services January 6, 2015

    After a five-wicket haul by Arup Das, Assam rode on Sibsankar Roy's fine half-century to take the first-innings lead over Services on the second day. Bundling out Services for a meagre 113, Assam ended the day two on 211 for eight with J Syed Mohammad unbeaten on 32 and Arup Das...
  • Dish unveils Sling TV video streaming service January 6, 2015

    Las Vegas: Dish Network took the wraps off its long-anticipated video streaming service, named Sling TV, targeted to younger consumers who shun pricey cable and satellite subscriptions. The $20 a month service, the first from a distributor, will be available through Internet-connected devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Google...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Assam reduce Services to 102-8 on Day 1 January 5, 2015

    Guwahati: Medium pacers Arup Das and Krishna Das shared seven wickets between them as Assam reduced Services to 102 for eight on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Monday. The 23-year-old Arup wreaked havoc on the Services' batsmen as he dismissed the top-order batsmen...
  • Twitter's upcoming video service will run videos of up to 10 minutes January 4, 2015

    Washington: Twitter has revealed more features about its native video service as part of its bigger strategy to position itself as a media platform. The Twitter Video Player will host videos of up to 10 minutes with no limit on file size, initially supporting MP4 and mov files, Techcrunch reported. There will...
  • 22 arrested for Mumbai train mayhem January 3, 2015

    Thane: Police have arrested 22 people for violence and arson during an agitation that caused a major disruption of suburban train services on Central Railway on Friday and left lakhs of commuters stranded at multiple places. Mumbai came to a halt for over six hours when angry commuters staged a protest...
  • Delhi government decides to continue with ban on Uber January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in the national capital before seeking revocation of punitive action. The Transport Department had given a hearing to the US-based cab service...
  • Amazon draws 10 million new Prime members over holidays December 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon.com said it drew more than 10 million new members to its Prime shipping and digital content service over the holidays and intends to offer one-hour shipping to more cities in 2015. Amazon considers its $99-a-year Prime membership, which confers free two-day shipping and streaming of select movies and songs,...
  • Uber taxi services introduces 5 new checks in a bid to get the ban lifted December 27, 2014

    Uber taxi services has been banned in Delhi after one of its drivers was arrested for allegedly raping a woman passenger. In a bid to remove the ban, Uber has come up with an 'India specific security narrative'. It includes all the new safety initiatives that Uber is introducing. Following is...
  • India likely to have 10-15 million 4G subscribers by December 2015: Report December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With more operators launching the super-fast fourth-generation mobile services next year, the 4G subscriber base is expected to reach 10-15 million by December 2015 in the country, consultancy firm PwC has said. "We expect 4G LTE subscribers to reach 10-15 million by December 2015 driven by competitive pricing, superior...
  • Special court verdict in Satyam case likely on December 23 December 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Days after Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju was convicted in SFIO cases, a special court is expected to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday in the multi-crore accounting fraud in the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL), capping a nearly six-year trial. Satyam's former chairman Raju, along with his brother and...
  • Goods and Services Tax Bill introduced in Lok Sabha after nod by states, TMC sounds caution December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Aimed at creating a single tax for goods and services across the country, the Centre on Friday introduced the long-pending Constitution Amendment Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for rollout of the new regime from April 2016 subsuming various levies like entry tax and...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 2: Andhra close in on win against Kerala on Day 3 December 16, 2014

    Andhra raised hopes of an outright win after staging a fightback by ending Kerala's second innings at 129 in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match. By stumps on the third and penultimate day at Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex, Andhra cruised to 55 for no loss in just eight...