Tag "Newsmakers"

Snapchat acquires Facebook

By : CIOL Writers

In a reversal of sorts, four-year-old photo and video sharing app Snapchat have finalized a deal to buy social networking giant Facebook. Snapchat refused to divulge the deal details and said that this is just the first in the line

Amazon takes over Flipkart?

By : CIOL Writers

In a mighty bid against the outreaching sovereignty for the Internet shopper’s paradise, an Arabic prince’s wealth has completely begotten the reach of Flipkart from the outside scenario by bidding all of his Lamborghini’s for the stock equivalent of Amazon.

Sony showcases new head-mount VR display device

By : Sharath Kumar

BUSAN, S. KOREA: Sony Computer Entertainment, provider of the world’s most sought-after game console device PlayStation, has showcased its head-mount VR display device called “PlayStation VR” and VR titles such as Bandai Namco’s romance game “Summer Lesson” and SEGA’s “Hatusne

SAP launches platform service for automobile

SINGAPORE: Leading system software vendor SAP on Thursday it has rolled out a cloud-based platform service that offers diverse automobile-related applications. The Germany-based company held the SAP TechEd event in Las Vegas and introduced its Vehicles Network. The service, which

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $4.3 million as cash bonus

MUMBAI, INDIA: Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, is reaping not only accolades but also cash rewards for his mobile-first cloud-first strategy and its business outcomes. As per an annual proxy statement released by the company yesterday, Nadella earned more than $18

With each `I Was Me’ tune download, you will contribute toward refugees welfare

MUMBAI, INDIA: With hundreds of thousands of refugees in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, particularly across the Middle East and Europe, Imagine Dragons and SAP are joining forces to introduce the One4 Project to support refugee relief efforts. The One4

Why did Mark Zuckerberg acquire Oculus Rift?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Any guesses, why Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, acquired Oculus Rift? Well, he wants to share his baby’s first moments by way of virtual reality. And what better option that Oculus Rift, the company FB acquired for $2 billion

Happy 18th birthday Google

MUMBAI, INDIA: As Google turns 18 today, we turn back the wheels of time and take a look at some of the key milestones co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin crossed. 1997: Some of the key highlights include: Google.com was

Smart watches are an advertising opportunity believes Facebook

MUMBAI, INDIA: Not one to miss an advertising opportunity, Facebook is seeing one even in smart watches!!! Dave Jakubowski, Head, Ad Technology, Facebook, believes that smart watches are an opportunity to show advertising to consumers. Speaking at the Collision Conference,

What if? Businesses should ask themselves

MUMBAI, INDIA: Ten days after the lives of devastated families crawl back to normalcy, a new set of despair has set in among the business community in Nepal. Most of them have lost precious customer and financial data!!! Earthquakes are devastating.

Cisco veteran Chuck Robbins is its new CEO

MUMBAI, INDIA: Networking major Cisco has appointed veteran Chuck Robbins as new CEO. Current CEO John Chambers will be the Executive Chairman of the company. The appointment is in sync with Chamber’s indication that the company would scout for a new

13 stars who stole the show at CIOKLUB awards

MUMBAI, INDIA: The evening was pleasant. The evening glowed. More than 100 IT heads and CIOs from all over India had gathered at the convention center of BSE to commemorate the World CIO Day, and celebrate the eighth birthday of

Here’s how Google will determine your website’s mobile friendliness

MUMBAI, INDIA: With an aim to enable organizations’ smooth transition toward a mobile friendly website, Google that started rolling out its new mobile friendly algorithm today, has released an exhaustive list of FAQs. While the company said that the new algorithm

Dr BR Ambedkar Creates Yet Another History

MUMBAI, INDIA: He has risen like the sphinx. He has created yet another history. Fans of the late Dr BR Ambedkar, who celebrate his 184th birthday today, will be thrilled to note that their icon has become the third most

Missing Report from Boardrooms: Seen a woman?

By : Pratima Harigunani

Pratima H INDIA: This may cause some of you to shift in their seats and others

Google’s Doodle For Dr BR Ambedkar

MUMBAI, INDIA: To mark the 124th birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian constitution, Google

Infosys strategic sales head quits, to join Dell

By : Sharath Kumar

Thrikutam takes over from Ashutosh Vaidya, who will move into a full-time position as head of Global Delivery for Dell Services






Vimal Kapur is president of Honeywell Process solutions

By : Sharath Kumar

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader






Anil Sethi is Dell India’s new channel head

By : Sanghamitra Kar

He has over 24 years of experience in P and L management, business strategy, operations excellence, channel management and sales in both direct and indirect sales






Apple close to buy Beats

By : Sanghamitra Kar

On the verge of buying for a record of $3.2 billion