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  • IIT Kharagpur student gets Rs 1.5 crore pay package December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: In one of the fattest pay package offered to an IITian ever in campus placements, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has been offered an annual salary of over Rs 1.5 crore. IIT Kharagpur officials said the salary package was among the 163 offers made by 27 visiting...
  • Smartphone sales in India to cross 80 million in 2014: Report June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As a large chunk of Indian users is migrating to affordable smarter devices from feature phones, smartphone sales in India are expected to reach 80.57 million units by the end of this year, research firm IDC said. Also, the sales would continue to grow at a CAGR of about...
  • 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...
  • Battery life the single most important factor for smartphone buyers May 22, 2014

    London: Forget games, camera or the new friendmaking app. For most of British people, battery life of a smartphone is what concern them the most. According to a latest survey, 89 per cent of them want a longer battery life. "The fact that a longlasting battery is the leading criterion when...
  • Tablet shipment growth to slow in 2014: IDC March 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Tablet shipments will increase this year but at a much slower pace than in 2013 as consumers remain content with the devices they already own, market research firm IDC said on Thursday. Global tablet shipments are set to expand 19.4 per cent this year, compared to 51.6 per cent...
  • Global smartphone growth to fall sharply in 2014, expected to decline to 6 per cent in 2018: IDC February 27, 2014

    San Francisco: Growth in global smartphone shipments will fall sharply this year and keep slowing through 2018, with average prices dropping significantly as demand shifts to China and other developing countries, according to market research firm IDC. Annual growth in 2014 is expected to be 19.3 per cent and then decline...
  • Largescreen iPhone expected this year: IDC February 13, 2014

    New York: Apple, which posted its lowest growth in handset sales last year, may release a largescreen version of its iconic iPhone in 2014, research firm IDC said. (See: First leaked images of the iPhone 6) However, the Californiaheadquartered company will not abandon its 4inch...
  • Global smartphone shipments top one billion for first time in 2013: Report January 28, 2014

    Beijing: Global smartphone shipments topped 1 billion units for first time in 2013, climbing 38.4 per cent from the previous year to 1.004 billion units, research firm IDC said. Smartphones made up 55.1 per cent of all mobile phone shipments last year from just over twofifths in 2012, IDC said. Samsung Electronics...
  • iPads and lowend rivals propel higher tablet shipments: Report May 2, 2013

    San Francisco: Global tablet shipments more than doubled in the first quarter and while Apple remained the top seller, Asian manufacturers making lowend gadgets accounted for a major chunk of the growth, according to a report. Tablet shipments reached 49.2 million units in the JanuarytoMarch period, 142.4 per cent more than...
  • Smartphones overtake features phones worldwide: Report April 27, 2013

    New York: Research firm IDC said more smartphones than "dumb" phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide. Manufacturers shipped 216 million smartphones worldwide in the first three months of this year, compared with 189 million...
  • China smartphone shipments to rise to 460 million by 2017: Report March 7, 2013

    Hong Kong: China's smartphone shipments are expected to rise sharply to 460 million by 2017 and will make up nearly all mobile phone sales, research firm IDC said, as increasingly wealthy consumers opt for more feature-filled phones. China has more than 1 billion mobile phone subscribers, with many switching from low-end...
  • Riding on Google's Android Samsung retains smartphone crown January 26, 2013

    San Francisco: Smartphone shipments rose 36 per cent worldwide in the fourth quarter as the sleek devices supplanted personal computers and other gadgets on holiday shopping lists, according to a report released on Friday. The findings from the research firm International Data Corp. are the latest sign of the technology upheaval...
  • Mobile shipments to India up 13.8 pc in JulySep December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Mobile handset shipments to India increased by 13.8 per cent to 47 million units in JulySeptember, 2011, propelled by sales of dualSIM handsets, according to research firm IDC. On a quarteronquarter yearonyear basis, mobile phone shipments were up 12 per cent. "... The mobile...
  • 'Software piracy caused $ 866 mn tax loss in 09' June 4, 2011

    Pune: In a significant finding, a study has claimed that the government suffered revenue losses of $866 million (about Rs 3,900 crore) in 2009 on account of the high rate of software piracy in the country. Businesses, who are otherwise legitimate, use software on a large scale but they evade paying...
  • Mobile phone market growing faster than expected: IDC September 8, 2010

    Helsinki: Research firm IDC raised its mobile phone market growth forecasts on Tuesday due to strong demand for new smartphones like Apple's iPhone 4. IDC raised its 2010 smartphone sales growth forecast to 55 percent from 44 percent earlier. Citing booming smartphone demand it also lifted its forecast for overall mobile...
  • TCS best IT employer, Wipro not among top 20 August 28, 2007

    Chennai: Tata Consultancy Services retained its top position as the best IT employer in India, while software major Wipro figured nowhere among the Top 20 list, as per a survey by industry analysts. While HCL Infosystems, iGate, RMSI and Synechron occupied the next four slots after TCS, Infosys slipped four places...