Software

  • Amazon plans to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, to take on Google's ad business: Report 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Amazon is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google and Microsoft...
  • New software that can help prevent cyberattacks 5 days ago

    Berlin: German scientists have developed free software that can help prevent cyberattacks. Scientists at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) developed the software which they claim can thwart five western intelligence agencies using the Hacienda software to identify vulnerable servers across the world in order to control them and use them...
  • New software makes a single picture worth a thousand images 1 week ago

    Washington: A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if the image could also represent thousands of other images? A new tool intends to do so. A new software developed by computer scientists at University of California Berkeley seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world...
  • New Microsoft software claims to offer a better solution to fix shaky videos August 12, 2014

    London: If you shot a shaky video while cycling or climbing, a new software can fix that. The software analyses footage and creates new frames to smooth out camera jumps. First-person videos shot on wearable cameras such as the GoPro are popular, said Microsoft researchers, but could be "dead boring" to...
  • Explained: Why Microsoft fails to get more people in emerging markets pay for its software August 11, 2014

    San Francisco: On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China. The official asked the interpreter to double check Gates' reply as he couldn't believe the figure was so low. It's a problem that hasn't...
  • This painfully hilarious spoof of the film 'A Wednesday' is a battle cry for the lakhs of frustrated software engineers in India August 7, 2014

    "I am the one who fears eating out at expensive restaurants". "I am the one whose family members think I'm going to battle when I leave for work every morning. Who knows if he will return home on time?" Ashima Theatre Group brilliantly brings out the frustrations of a software engineer...
  • Synopsys Users Group India enters 15th year with record gathering of semiconductor design community June 27, 2014

    Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, just finished hosting its 15th Synopsys Users Group (SNUG®) conference in India to help engineers better address the productivity challenges they face when designing today's chips and electronic systems....
  • New anti-virus software NaMo available for free, helps users protect their PCs against virus attacks June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown IT firm Innovazion has named its new antivirus software NaMo, the popular short name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The software will provide free protection to PC users against malware and virus attacks. While the current version offers basic protection, the company plans to launch advanced versions of the...
  • Nokia paid millions to software blackmailers six years ago: Report June 18, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish telecoms equipment company Nokia paid several million euros to criminals who threatened to reveal the source code for part of an operating system used in its smartphones some six years ago, Finnish TV station MTV said on Tuesday. The police confirmed to Reuters that they were investigating a case...
  • Delhi: 24-year-old techie attacked, critically injured June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A 24-year-old software engineer was allegedly attacked by a father-son duo, who live in his neighbourhood, with beer bottles, leaving him critically injured here this morning, police said. The incident took place in East Delhi's Geeta Colony area where the victim, identified as Lokesh, lived with his family....
  • A new software to help find people in a crowd June 2, 2014

    London: The image of a criminal merging into a crowd to keep the cops guessing is common in movies as identifying and tracking a person in a group is difficult. Not any more. Researchers have now developed a software that enables the identification of each individual, therefore allowing their tracking within...
  • Indian software market grew 9.9 per cent to $3.78 billiion in 2013: Report May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Impending elections and lower profits from government sector investments led the software market in India to grow at a lower pace of 9.9 per cent to $3.78 billion in 2013, research firm IDC today said. "Software market in India witnessed slowed growth last year, due to multiple factors including...
  • Pakistani woman files dowry case against Indian husband May 8, 2014

    A Pakistani woman has filed a police complaint against her Indian husband alleging that she is being subjected to domestic violence over dowry demand. Iram, a Lahore resident had married Mohammed Athar, residing in Bareilly, nearly six years ago. According to the complaint, soon after marriage, Athar started to demand dowry of...
  • TCS shares up on agreement with Mitsubishi Corp April 21, 2014

    Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) surged in morning trade on Monday after the software services firm signed an agreement with Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation. TCS on Monday said it has signed an agreement with Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation to form a single IT services unit. The merger, in which TCS...
  • Infosys gives 6-7 per cent wage hike to employees April 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Country's second largest software services firm Infosys has raised salaries of its employees in the country by 6-7 per cent and by 1-2 per cent for onsite workers, effective April 1. "We have increased salaries. We have given salary hikes of 6-7 per cent for offshore and 1-2 per cent...
  • Next breakthrough app will come from India: Microsoft April 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft has said the next breakthrough software application will come from India, which develops more than 10 per cent of the apps and is home to one of the largest IT industries in the world. "The fact that more than 10 per cent of the apps are being...
  • Microsoft takes on Evernote, releases free OneNote for Macs, Windows March 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Microsoft on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote. While OneNote was available to Windows 8 users, it came bundled a...
  • Social media tools maker Jive trying to sell itself: Report March 12, 2014

    Shares in Jive Software Inc, a maker of social media tools for companies, rose 7 per cent after a technology blog reported that the company has been seeking a buyer for months. Jive has hired Qatalyst Partners, the investment bank led by Silicon Valley dealmaker Frank Quattrone, to find a buyer,...
  • Mumbai techie murder: Main suspect arrested, police claim breakthrough March 4, 2014

    The Mumbai Crime Branch has finally made a breakthrough in the murder case of a 23-year-old software professional as it arrested one person from Nashik on Monday morning. The suspect was produced before magistrate court in Mumbai in the afternoon and sent to police custody till March 15. ...
  • Mumbai techie murder: One suspect arrested, sent to police custody till March 15 March 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch has finally made a breakthrough in the murder case of a 23-year-old software professional as it arrested one person from Nashik on Monday morning. The suspect was produced before magistrate court in Mumbai in the afternoon and sent to police custody till March 15. Mumbai CP...
  • Apple promises fix 'very soon' for Macs with failed encryption February 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc said it would issue a software update "very soon" to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data from Mac computers. Confirming researchers' findings late Friday that a major security flaw in iPhones and iPads also appears in...
  • New software can fix broken links on the Internet February 15, 2014

    Dubai: Researchers claim to have developed a new software that can fix 90 per cent of broken links in the web of data - provided the resources are still on the site's server. Everyone knows the frustration of following a link to an interesting web site only to discover the...
  • New software reads your emotions, detects a fake smile February 2, 2014

    New York: A US company has developed a new software that can analyse a human face to tell if a person is feeling joy, sadness, anger and disgust among other emotions - and it can even catch a fake smile. The software, called Facet, uses a simple digital camera to...
  • Charred body of a 23-year-old Hyderabad woman found in Mumbai January 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The burnt body of a 23-year-old woman was recovered from Bhandup in the suburbs of Mumbai on Thursday. The 23-year-old, who was a software engineer, had left Hyderabad 10 days ago to come to Mumbai. The family claims they could only identity her by the ring on her finger....
  • Android to Nest: Google's forays beyond the search box January 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc announced plans to acquire smart thermostat maker Nest Labs Inc for $3.2 billion, signalling the Internet company's intention to expand into a broader array of devices and bringing valuable hardware design expertise in-house. The Internet giant has in recent years ventured further afield from its roots in...
  • Infosys struggles to retain talent as top level executives quit January 10, 2014

    Already facing an exodus of top management, Infosys is also struggling to retain talent at mid and junior levels, with 1,823 people leaving the firm in the October-December quarter. The country's second-largest software exporter added 6,682 employees on gross level in the reported quarter, but the total headcount was lower by...
  • Smart TVs, security cameras vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals: Report December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Besides PCs and mobile phones, internet-connected devices like smart TVs, routers and security cameras are also now vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals, security software provider Symantec today said. With millions of devices now connecting to the Internet and in many cases, running embedded...
  • Software engineer murders wife, mother-in-law November 14, 2013

    A software engineer murdered his wife and mother-in-law for allegedly harassing him and later surrendered before police. The double murder took place at a house under Monda Market police station limits in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, late Wednesday night. Accused Sarvanand, 37, and his uncle surrendered before the police in...
  • Hyderabad: Two arrested for gangraping woman October 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: Two men were arrested for allegedly gangraping a 22-year-old software engineer in Hyderabad last week. The incident took place near a forest area on the city outskirts after abducting her in their car. Satish, a private car-driver and Venkateshwarlu, both aged around 25, were arrested for allegedly raping the...
  • HCL Tech revenue growth lags peers, but profit soars October 17, 2013

    Bangalore: HCL Technologies(HCLT.NS), India's number 4 IT services exporter, reported quarterly revenue that grew at a slower pace than that of its rivals, sending its shares lower though profit beat market expectations by rising 64 percent. HCL relies heavily on contracts to manage data centres and networks for revenue growth, whereas...