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  • Original Apple computer sells for $365,000 at New York auction 5 days ago

    New York: A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 sold for $365,000 at Christie's on Thursday. The Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its original owner Charles Ricketts, is the only known surviving Apple-1 documented as having been...
  • Ebay plans to cut thousands of jobs next year: Report 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Online retailer eBay is mulling over a plan to cut thousands of jobs early next year, as it readies to spin off its PayPal unit, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's thinking. "We are focused on running the business and setting eBay and PayPal up...
  • Three years after his death, Steve Jobs gives video testimony in Apple trial December 6, 2014

    New York: Three years after the tech world mourned his passing, Apple mastermind Steve Jobs was back from the dead giving posthumous testimony in a video at a US antitrust trial. Jurors in an Oakland court have been submerged since the beginning of the week in a debate over whether consumers...
  • Emails reveal Steve Jobs' determination to keep non-iTunes music away from Apple's iPods December 4, 2014

    Oakland: Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices. "We may need to change things here," Jobs said in a...
  • Muslims face worst job discrimination in Britain: Study November 30, 2014

    London: Muslims in Britain constitute the worst off community when it comes to employment opportunities, a new research has found, according to media reports on Sunday. Muslim men in Britain were up to 76 per cent less likely to have a job of any kind compared to white, male British Christians...
  • Natalie Portman to feature in Steve Jobs' biopic? November 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Natalie Portman is in early talks to be cast in a biopoc on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. If she signs on the dotted lines, the actress would co-star alongside Michael Fassbender, who is currently attached to star in the film, hollywoodreporter.com. Portman and Fassbender nearly worked together on another...
  • Refusal of deputation to debar babus from foreign jobs: Centre November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The refusal of IAS officers to come on central deputation will debar them from foreign postings, the Centre has said. The move comes after it was noticed that many state governments and cadre controlling authorities were withdrawing the names of proposed IAS officers when their cases were being...
  • AAP's Arvind Kejriwal woos youth, promises 8 lakh jobs, WiFi across Delhi November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched the party's Delhi Dialogue campaign and wooed the national capital's youth by promising 800,000 jobs, vocational training, stadia, new colleges and Wi-Fi across the city. Delhi is headed for elections after the assembly was dissolved in November. The polls are...
  • Factors likely to determine polling pattern in Jharkhand November 11, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand is well known for two things: rich mineral wealth and oldest tribes. Much has been said about the development of this backward region but no party has come up with a clear vision to take the state forward. We spoke to students, young executives, writers and people from all...
  • The whys and whats of India's rural jobs scheme November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was enacted in September 2005. It promises up to 100 days of employment per rural household to all adults at the minimum wage. Any adult residing in rural areas could demand work and was entitled to get it within 15 days...
  • Delhi University holds job fair for undergraduates November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Offering an opportunity to over 5,000 students to secure employment, Delhi University conducted a job fair for the students graduating in 2015. "Three companies came to hire around 100 students during the first placement drive of the session. 35 students have successfully secured jobs for themselves," JM Khurana,...
  • Michael Fassbender to replace Bale in Steve Jobs biopic? November 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Michael Fassbender is reportedly in talks to replace Christian Bale in Apple's founder Steve Jobs' biopic. Bale, after much deliberation, came to the conclusion that he was not right for the part and withdrew, said The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, Leonardo DiCaprio was in line to play Jobs before moving...
  • Apple-1: A fully operational Apple computer from 1976 to be auctioned in December; could fetch $600,000 November 4, 2014

    New York: A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 will hit the auction block in December, where it is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars, Christie's said on Monday. The so-called Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer,...
  • Factory activity expands at a modest pace in October: survey November 3, 2014

    Bengaluru: Indian factory activity expanded at a modest pace in October, as stronger demand led manufacturers to add jobs for the first time in four months and allowed them to raise prices, a business survey showed on Monday. The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), compiled by Markit, rose to 51.6...
  • Wage disclosures could lead to salary cuts, job change: Study October 29, 2014

    Washington: Publicly disclosing personal information - such as government officials' income - may result in unintended consequences, a new US study suggests. Using California as a case study, a researcher from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs showed that city managers - typically the highest-paid city...
  • Ideas that Apple stole for its Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, OS October 27, 2014

    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is widely credited for revolutionising personal computing, but then not all of the tech visionary's revolutionary ideas were original. The list of the ideas that Apple stole from others is long and it covers many of the leading products that the Cupertino technology giant has produced....
  • Apple-1, the first Apple computer from 1976, sells for $905,000 at auction October 23, 2014

    One of the few remaining examples of Apple's first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday, far outstripping expectations. The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of the first batch of 50 Apple-1 machines assembled by Apple...
  • Odisha government to recruit 50,000 youngsters by March next October 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In the wake of large vacancies in the state administration, Odisha government on Saturday decided to fill up about 50,000 posts by the end of 2014-15 financial year. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) UN Behera...
  • Will Christian Bale play Steve Jobs in a new biopic? October 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Christian Bale is in talks to portray Steve Jobs in a biopic, a role that Leonardo DiCaprio was circling earlier. Sony has started negotiations with 'The Fighter' star, who was the original choice when David Fincher was in talks to direct the movie about the Apple co-founder, according to...
  • 'The Innovators' review: The strong narrative and character portrayal makes it a must read October 16, 2014

    I remember reading, 'Steve Jobs' by Walter Isaacson with great trepidation. I thought I would get bored. I thought I would not be interested in it for long. I thought these things and a lot of other things before I invested time in the book. I loved the book at...
  • Charles Darwin's letter on sex life of barnacles, vintage Apple 1 from 1976 up for auction October 10, 2014

    New York: A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer - one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 - are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month. Buyers at the October 22 event...
  • Yahoo lays off hundreds of employees in India October 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo is reducing the size of its operations in Bangalore, India, the Internet company's largest engineering facility outside its California headquarters. The company said in a statement on Tuesday it was consolidating "certain teams into fewer offices" in Bangalore, but that it would continue to have a presence there. The...
  • Jobs galore in e-Commerce space; 1.5 lakh jobs likely in 2-3 years October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Its raining jobs in the e-commerce space as this segment could grow at 20-25 per cent over the next 2-3 years in terms of jobs, salaries and growth, which in turn could create at least 1,50,000 jobs. The current estimated size of the...
  • Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut up to 130 jobs October 3, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds brand, plans to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland, or 16 per cent of its workforce, saying growth has not been as strong as expected and it needs a simpler structure. Aiming to become an entertainment brand on a...
  • Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: Study September 23, 2014

    Washington: The fear of losing job may boost the risk of developing asthma for the first time, a new study has warned. The findings back up other epidemiological studies pointing to a link between the development of asthma and stress, particularly work related stress, researchers said. They base their findings on...
  • Rail scam: ExRailway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal appears as witness September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday appeared in a Delhi court to depose as a prosecution witness in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case in which his nephew is also an accused. Prior to recording his statement Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma asked media...
  • Coffee app turns job search into a social experience September 15, 2014

    Washington: Two Boston University graduates have developed a new smartphone app to turn job hunting into a thrilling social experience. The app called Coffee helps people build a social network quickly. Once the users sign in and enter information about them, the app automatically shows share them with other likeminded users. Using the...
  • Karnataka government stirs controversy, reserves 70 pc midlevel jobs for Kannadigas September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government has stirred a controversy by approving a policy which reserved 70 per cent of midlevel jobs for Kannadigas in Bangalore. The corporate world was not thrilled by the decision. Bangalore has employed lakhs of people in various sectors like IT, biotech, manufacturing and textiles. A large per...
  • 'Indigenisation of digitisation will help generate jobs' September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The move to indigenise the digitisation drive of television systems will help in generating employment and attracting investment, domestic Set Top Box (STB) manufacturers told the government. The manufacturers also thanked the government for extending tax benefits to them via Form 'C', at a meeting with the Information...
  • SC: 3% quota must for disabled in all government jobs including IAS September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that 3% reservation for differentlyabled persons must be provided in all government jobs including IAS. The SC has also pulled the Centre for opposing the implementation of the quota. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said the disabled persons have not got...