Software

  • Infosys gives 6-7 per cent wage hike to employees 15-04-2014 02:01 PM

    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...
  • Next breakthrough app will come from India: Microsoft 03-04-2014 01:03 PM

    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 18-03-2014 06:31 AM

    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...
  • Social media tools maker Jive trying to sell itself: Report 12-03-2014 11:23 AM

    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...
  • Mumbai techie murder: Main suspect arrested, police claim breakthrough 04-03-2014 08:34 AM

    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 03-03-2014 09:27 AM

    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...
  • Apple promises fix 'very soon' for Macs with failed encryption 23-02-2014 11:29 AM

    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...
  • New software can fix broken links on the Internet 15-02-2014 06:25 PM

    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 02-02-2014 05:10 PM

    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 17-01-2014 07:48 AM

    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 15-01-2014 10:58 AM

    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...
  • Infosys struggles to retain talent as top level executives quit 10-01-2014 03:03 PM

    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...
  • Smart TVs, security cameras vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals: Report 01-12-2013 04:05 PM

    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 operating systems like Android,...
  • Software engineer murders wife, mother-in-law 14-11-2013 12:38 PM

    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...
  • Hyderabad: Two arrested for gangraping woman 23-10-2013 10:24 AM

    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 17-10-2013 02:05 PM

    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,...
  • Sensex advances fifth day led by software makers, up 79 points 14-10-2013 04:53 PM

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Monday climbed 79 points to the highest level in more than three weeks on buying in software stocks amid negative signals from inflation and industrial output data. After gaining 633.49 points in the previous four sessions, the S~~amp;amp;P BSE Sensex rose 78.95 points, or 0.38...
  • BCCI devalued, Star-ESPN bags title rights for Rs 2 cr per game 03-10-2013 02:08 PM

    News Delhi: In light of the recent spot-fixing and betting scandal in the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) brand value has taken a serious hit, with Star India Pvt. Ltd. and ESPN Software India Pvt. Ltd. bagging the title rights for home series...
  • New software lets Skype users maintain eye contact while video chatting 28-08-2013 05:19 PM

    London: Skype users can now maintain eye contact while chatting - thanks to a new software. Researchers have developed a new software designed to correct the 'gaze' of people while video-chatting on Skype, without them having to remember to look at the camera. Lack of eye contact is said to...
  • IBM buys fraud protection software maker Trusteer 16-08-2013 11:12 AM

    New York: IBM is buying fraud protection software maker Trusteer, amid the growing threat of cyberattacks. The Armonk, New York, technology services company announced the acquisition Thursday, but didn't disclose how much it paid for Trusteer. In connection with the deal, IBM said it's forming a new software lab in...
  • New software to detect forged photos 06-08-2013 04:37 PM

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new software to detect forged photos and have used it to debunk claims that the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing photo is fake. The new method by Dartmouth College and University of California, Berkeley researchers uses a geometric algorithm to locate inconsistent shadows that are...
  • Microsoft Office comes to Android, but not tablets or BlackBerry 01-08-2013 08:57 AM

    New York: Microsoft is bringing a pared-down version of its Office software to Android phones, but it is keeping the app off Android tablets just as it isn't making a version for iPads. The company made the software available Wednesday through Google's online Play store. It requires a $100-a-year subscription...
  • I-T companies hit by AgustaWestland scandal 16-07-2013 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: The AgustaWestland chopper deal scandal has hit Indian software companies. According to the reports, many software firms are up in arms against a Defence Ministry memo which does not allow them to include research and design and software testing as part of the offset requirement. The memo comes...
  • Adobe to buy digital marketing software company Neolane for $600 mn 28-06-2013 10:23 AM

    Bangalore: Adobe Systems Incorporated said it had agreed to acquire privately held Neolane, which operates a software platform for managing digital marketing campaigns over multiple platforms, for $600 million in cash. The maker of Photoshop and Acrobat software said the move would "bring critical cross-channel campaign management capabilities to the...
  • TN: Woman software engineer commits suicide 27-06-2013 11:30 AM

    Chennai: A 25-year-old woman software engineer committed suicide on Wednesdayby jumping from a multi-storeyed building here, police said. The woman died on the spot after she jumped from the seventh floor of her office building, they said. Police said the reason behind her extreme step was yet to be ascertained....
  • Andhra Pradesh techie arrested for wife's murder 25-06-2013 03:45 AM

    Hyderabad: A software engineer allegedly got his 28-year-old wife murdered by a friend in Panjagutta area in Hyderabad, police said on Monday. Amer Mohammed Jamal, a software engineer with an IT firm in Madhapur, was arrested on Sunday along with his friend Subhamsh Netha alias Sunny, Deputy Commissioner of Police...
  • John McAfee resurfaces as ranting video star, mocks McAfee software 20-06-2013 02:04 PM

    Boston: Eccentric software pioneer John McAfee is back in the spotlight - lashing out at the anti-virus software that bears his name in a profanity-laced video. McAfee, an American who helped create the anti-virus software industry, generated a media frenzy at the end of last year when he fled his...
  • Infosys to challenge new tax demand of $ 105.3 million 20-05-2013 10:30 AM

    Bangalore: Infosys Ltd, India's No 2 software services exporter, said on Monday it would challenge a $ 5.77 billion income tax demand raised by Indian authorities earlier this month. The demand relates to certain tax benefits on income from software development done overseas at the clients' location and revenue from...