Qualcomm, Broadcom and Nvidia were the only firms among the 10 largest semiconductor vendors to see revenues increase last year. Analyst outfit IDC totted up the scores from 120 semiconductor vendors and found that only 17 reported an increase in revenue during a difficult 2012 with total revenue falling 2.2 percent to $295bn. Among the stars of the show was third placed Qualcomm, which saw a ...
Twitter is tightening up its security by offering two-factor authentication for users across its social network. Following in the footsteps of Facebook, which rolled out a similar login verification scheme a while ago, Twitter wants to "make sure it's really you" logging in by rolling out an optional feature that makes users enter a six-digit code that is sent to their phone via ...
HTC announced the mid-range HTC Desire 600 handset on Thursday, an affordable alternative to its flagship One smartphone. The handset is billed as a mid-range smartphone, despite having a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.5in qHD Super LCD2 touchscreen and Google's Android Jelly Bean mobile operating system. HTC has yet to reveal whether the handset is running Android ...
Samsung has announced that it shifted 10 million Galaxy S4 handsets in less than one month, and to celebrate has introduced an additional range of ...
ASUS VivoTab Smart table as a strong machine suitable to productivity - implying that the is a 'lighter' version geared towards entertainment.The ad, entitled"Less Talking, More Doing," places an iPad next to the VivoTab Smart, showing off the latter's capabilities and its built-in office apps.A Siri voiceover highlights that the iPad does not support multiple windows at ...
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Ralph Bakshis postapocalyptic fantasy film Wizards is a mess. Despite Bakshis notable ambitions, it fails as a fantasy adventure story, it fails as a fable about the horrors of war, and it fails as an animated film. Its poorly written, and worse, its ugly to look at. Bakshi has long champi ... ...
The US-based outsourcing firm iGate is being investigated by a law firm to ascertain whether the company and its employees violated federal securities ...
Indian IT companies , remains in place despite a last minute deal reached between key Senators on certain provisions of the immigration bill. Continued presence of such a problematic provision in the bill, which was passed by a key Senate panel yesterday, industry sources said that it would not only badly hit Indian IT companies, but also disrupt operational capabilities of a large number of key ...
Google boss Eric Schmidt insisted that his company was trying to do the "right thing" as it faces criticism in Britain over the amount of tax it ...
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A tablet is a tablet and not a phone even if it allows for phone calls and shall face higher rate of import duty levied on computing devices, says the finance ...
cellphone stores and a website under the Viva Movil brand. The aim is to sell Verizon phones and services to Latinos. The first store will open in New York on June 15, with others following in Los Angeles and Miami. The stores will have bilingual staff and provide a "culturally relevant shopping experience,'' Viva Movil said. Viva Movil will be an authorized Verizon reseller, with ...
Shazam's existing song-identification app is already popular, with 300 million global users. The update released on Thursday revamps the app's old features, and includes a slate of new ones focused on location data, popular tracks, social media options and faster tagging. Some of those features are available on a new iPhone app as well, but Android users will have to ...
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Viva Movil , a self-styled "premium retailer" for Verizon Wireless products and services targeting Latino consumers. "As an entrepreneur, empowering the Latino community is at the core of what I choose to have my businesses stand for and exemplify," Lopez said during her presentation to the CTIA audience. She added that Latino smartphone customers don't have any ...
(Credit: Kent German/CNET) LAS VEGAS--Jennifer Lopez and Verizon Wireless made a little noise on Wednesday after they unveiled a partnership to create a Latino-centric shopping ...
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An international data protection forum that started in Vladivostok Thursday will focus on cybercrime and other computer issues.Other topics to be discussed at the Positive Hack Days Vladivostok forum include the safety of mission-critical information systems, government and corporate security in the era of WikiLeaks, cyber war and cyber espionage.The forum gathered 1,500 people, including ...
has released a paper confirming that a device made by a secretive Italian might be cold fusion. The paper, penned by a team of independent scientists, has yet to receive a peer review, but appears to suggest that Andrea Rossi's cold fusion device might be the business. The cold fusion device being tested has roughly 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of ...
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Microsoft Paul Allen has not done a lot with his life. He has been a philanthropist, inventor, investor, cancer survivor and author. Yesterday he tweeted that he is going to become a recording artist and put out an album. Allen shared ...
it off again. Although most PC peddlers are in the red, the company reported record PC shipments, annual sales, global market share and annual pre-tax income. In its fiscal fourth quarter, ending 31 March, Lenovo reported sales of $34 billion, up 15 percent year-on-year, as well as a record full-year pre tax income of $801 million, up 38 percent over the previous year. Better yet, ...
Cloud vendors are delivering boatloads of new tools to help enterprise IT build, buy, manage, monitor, tweak and track cloud services. These tools are designed to help IT execs free up their budgets and their staff so both can be used towards more strategic, line of business projects. [BUT ARE THEY ...
Makani Power, a start-up building power-generating cable-tethered flying wings , and is incorporating the technology within its Google X "moonshots" division. "We look forward to working with our new colleagues at Google[x] to make airborne wind a cost-effective reality," the company said on ...
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Lenovo Group Ltd's bold acquisitions in its flagship PC business, a foray into mobile gadgets, and a relatively light debt load are setting it apart from PC rivals as industry shipments take their steepest fall in decades. Lenovo, a sliver away from unseating Hewlett-Packard Co as the world's top PC maker by shipments, posted on Thursday an estimate-beating 90 percent rise in quarterly ...
NEW DELHI: A Norwegian cyber security firm has alleged that a sophisticated cyber attack infrastructure appears to originate from India, conducted by private actors with no evidence of state-sponsorship. Norman Shark, Norwegian firm, has also named an Indian company that is known to work with Indian military and intelligence as one of the possible suspects behind the attacks. The Indian company, ...
SAP said that it will provide job coaches to act as mediators between autistic workers and their colleagues. In a statement, the company said that it wanted to find workers that "think different", and will recruit hundreds of people with autism within the next few years. It wants to train 650 workers with autism to become IT specialists by 2020. The figure amounts to one percent of ...
BEIJING - Computer maker Lenovo Group says its latest quarterly profit rose 90 percent as sales of smartphones and mobile computing technology expanded.Lenovo Group said Thursday it earned $127 million, or 1.22 cents per share, in the three months ending March 31. Revenue rose 4 percent over a year earlier to $7.8 billion.Lenovo ranks a close second behind Hewlett-Packard Co. as the biggest ...
It has been a tough two days for IT services firm iGate, which fired its chief executive Phaneesh Murthy for not disclosing a relationship with his ...
Abheek Anand is no ordinary product manager working out of Facebook's California headquarters. The 32-year-old, along with fellow IITian Sohan Majumdar, sold the mobile-based customer loyalty startup Tagtile, which they had jointly launched, to Facebook last year. Anand and Majumdar represent the new generation of tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. This breed thrives by soaking up the ...
Private equity and entrepreneurs form a heady mix. While private equity firms look for individuals with cracker business ideas, the latter look for capital to back their dreams. And so in their attempt to strike gold, private equity takes risks on the entrepreneur as well as on the project. London-based Apax Partners, which manages assets worth $35 billion globally, also did the same. ...
acquisition for $1.2 billion. The now-ousted iGate CEO had previously tried to acquire Satyam, but failed. Acquiring Patni involved a long and hard battle with other bidders, and he, in association with private equity firm Apax Partners, eventually emerged victorious. Today, two years after the acquisition, it's far from clear whether the acquisition will pay off. iGate had to take a $700 ...
drawn scepticism from the public . Not only had we not seen an image of an object printed by the ProDesk3D, but the company has also yet to release an actual photograph of the printer. To date, all we have seen are renders. This last part is still true, but BotObjects has now posted some images to its website of ...
Apple Inc. has been dragged front and center into the debate over the U.S. tax code, lawmakers are hoping that the spotlight on such a high-profile company could be the catalyst for Congress to take action to close loopholes or reform the law. At a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations grilled Apple ...
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Apple has asked a federal judge in Silicon Valley to add Samsung's new flagship Galaxy smartphone to the list of devices targeted in a patent lawsuit involving Siri personal assistant software. The motion to amend the lawsuit to include the Galaxy S4 will be on the agenda of a June 25 hearing before US District Court Judge Paul Grewal in the California city of San Jose. ...
(Credit: Tesla) In what could be viewed as a shot in the arm for U.S.-made electric cars, Tesla has repaid a government loan nine years early. "Today, Tesla Automotive repaid the entire remaining balance on a $465 million loan from the Department of Energy nine years earlier than originally required," the U.S. Department of Energy said in a statement Wednesday. That clean-energy ...
(Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET) Forget pricey Teslas; Chevrolet announced pricing for its Spark EV model at $27,495. If a buyer qualifies for the full federal tax credit of $7,500, that price drops to $19,995. The Spark EV goes on sale in June but will be limited to California and Oregon. California owners will be able to apply further credits up to $2,500. Oregon may be less friendly, ...
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West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron says "character and focus" are the main factors that have driven West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul to reach the milestone of 300 first class matches.
The 38-year-old achieved the rare feat appearing for Derbyshire against Sussex in the English County championship, reports CMC.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of the WICB and the entire West Indies cricket fraternity, I would like to offer my sincerest congratulations to Shiv on this momentous occasion," said Cameron Saturday.
"His character and focus have helped him to earn this landmark and he should never let those qualities fade away."
Only six men in the history of the game have reached the landmark of 300 first class appearances.
They are Denis Compton, Sachin Tendulkar, Garfield Sobers, Ranjitsinhji, Graeme Hick and Barry Richards.
"He continues to impress us all with his durability and appetite for the game, and we urge him to keep up the good work," said Cameron.
"He is a living, breathing example of determination for any young player and we salute him on reaching another milestone in his illustrious career."
The Guyanese batsman has now scored 22,139 first class runs and has a high-score of 303.
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