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SINGAPORE: As young, eager and ambitious students with keen interest to put their newly acquired knowledge of data analytics to good use, they are often looking for real world business problems to solve. At the same time, there are many

First Apple store in SE Asia to come up in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Apple Inc will open its first retail store in Singapore, its first ever in South East Asia, in 2016. Solar energy developer Sunseap Group said in a statement that it will provide the store with renewable energy by harnessing

Apple faces $862 million payout suit

MUMBAI, INDIA: Consumer giant Apple which created ripples globally with the launch of its latest iPhones, may have to shell-out $862.4 million toward patent infringement. Apple is alleged to have used patented technology developed by a Wisconsin university team including

How did BSE clock a median trade speed of six micro seconds?

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) today disclosed that it has become the world’s fastest stock exchange clocking a median trade speed of six micro seconds. “BSE has become the fastest exchange in the world with a median response

Customer trends that defined TCS’s strong Q2 growth

MUMBAI, INDIA: The TCS result yesterday highlighted some interesting customer trends across verticals, across geographies. We list some key trends in the services, digital and platforms. Services: BFSI: Selected as strategic partner by a large mutual life-insurance company and a

Korea to boost OLED industry

SEOUL, S.KOREA: Korea has already designated OLEDs as one of the next-generation key items. The government now plans to expand tax benefits, tariff cuts and various kinds of administrative support to LG in an attempt to expand the country’s footprint

ZenithOptimedia to set up Singapore technology hub

SINGAPORE:ZenithOptimedia, a media services firm, has announced plans to set up its first regional analytics and technology hub for Asia in Singapore. Gerry Boyle, chairman of ZenithOptimedia Asia Pacific, said, “This initiative recognises the increasing importance of creating Asia-specific data

Government owes Rs 5,000 crore in contract payments to IT services companies

MUMBAI, INDIA: Industry body NASSCOM has expressed concern over the pending dues to the IT services firms, by various government organizations. According to NASSCOM, various government departments owe about Rs 5,000 crore in contract payments to IT services companies. Large

Hockey World League begins online ticket sales

RAIPUR, INDIA: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday has started the online ticket sales for the much awaited eight-nation Hero Hockey World League (HWL) final to be held from November 27 to December 6, 2015. Priced at Rs 50, 100 for

Google, Yahoo, Bing must stop pre-natal test ads

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In a bid to fight increasing menace of female infanticide, the Center has urged the Supreme Court to direct search websites to withdraw and stop advertisements determining sex tests. The initiative is a part from the Center

OnePlus and RangDe unite to empower women entrepreneurs

BENGALURU, INDIA: OnePlus, a fast growing global technology start-up, and, India’s first Internet-based peer-to-peer micro-lending organization have announced the Power of One initiative to empower women entrepreneurs on the occasion of the Joy of Giving Week. The campaign leverages

Man befriends minor on Facebook, rapes her at party

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Mumbai police recently arrested three men on charges of raping a minor. The three accused have been identified as Kaustubh Chavan (21), Deepali Ahire (25), and Mandar (30). According to the police, Chavan befriended the victim on

Wipro accused of sexism; dragged to court

MUMBAI, INDIA: Wipro, one of the top 5 IT services companies in India, also known for ethical best practices, is defending accusations of predatory sexism in a London court. A 39-year-old former female employee, Shreya Ukil has accused Wirpo of

SEBI nod for Infibeam’s Rs 450 crore IPO

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved online shopping portal Infibeam’s proposal to raise Rs 450 crore through an initial public offer (IPO). This makes the Gujarat headquartered Infibeam, the first company in the

Now cyber criminals targeting border disputes and diplomatic affairs in India

MUMBAI, INDIA: India is fast becoming a strategic target for cyber criminals. According to experts, the WATERMAIN campaign comprising cyber criminals is targeting on-going border disputes and other diplomatic matters in India. Geopolitical tensions in the region have steadily ratcheted

Your 4G ads are misleading: ASCI to Bharti Airtel

MUMBAI, INDIA: In what can be termed as a shot in the arm to one of the teleco majors, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has issued a notice to Bharti Airtel asking it to withdraw or modify its

Is the US trying to negatively portray India’s IT services segment?

MUMBAI, INDIA: The US government’s move to open an investigation against Infosys and TCS for alleged violations of H1-B visa rules has not gone down well with industry body Nasscom. According to a report in New York Times, The Department

Don’t let restaurants swipe your credit cards

MUMBAI, INDIA: Trend Micro has found a new malware—MalumPOS malware which has the ability to steal payment data from point-of-sale systems running the Micros platform of Oracle software. Trend Micro threat analyst Jay Yaneza, Threat Analyst, Trend Micro, wrote in

PMO to DoT: Allow telecom towers in hospitals

MMUBAI, INDIA: Henceforth, hospitals in Delhi and NCR will have better connectivity. The directive has come from none other than the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), which has asked the local authorities to enable telecom operators to set up telecom towers

Soon, you will also be able to download pages faster on 2G

MUMBAI, INDIA: The next time you want to book a ticket on IRCTC, reserve seat at your favorite restaurant or transfer funds to your loved ones, the speed and ease of transactions would surprise you. But only if you have a