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UTI MF launches UTI Mobile

UTI Mutual Fund, along with its mobile solutions partner, mCheck, today announced the launch of 'UTI Mobile', which would enable an investor to initiate payment instructions for investing in the fund schemes from a mobile phone.

What is 3G?

3G refers to the third generation of mobile telephony technology. It comes with enhancements over previous wireless technologies, like high-speed transmission, advanced multimedia access and global roaming

The Year Of The Mega Data Breach

In 2009, a small number of data leaks exposed more personal information than ever before. Glance at 2009's data breach statistics, and you might think the IT world had scored a rare win in the endless struggle against cybercrime.

Mere paas Mac hai

It might surprise those who swear by market trends where Windows is the clear winner. But we — Mac users — have no qualms about it. We are a small, happy family, which takes pride in quality and doesn’t shout from the rooftops about innovations. Rajiv Arora gives details...

Sony to unveil new PS3 game title in theaters

Video gaming will hit the big screen next month when Sony Corp unveils a new game title for its Playstation3 game console at movie theaters.

Revisit your EMIs

The finance Minister has hinted at a rate cut by the public sector banks. State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and other banks have also indicated that there would be rate cut soon, reports Sandeep Singh.

Robot brings hope to kids with learning difficulties

A robot named Cosmo has become six-year-old Kevin Fitzgerald's unlikely ally in his uphill everyday battle with developmental difficulties. At a strip mall clinic in suburban Maryland, Kevin is at the unlikely intersection of new efforts to treat symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders with robotics and computer work.

Hot season for electronics

The Indian Premier League may have shifted locations but consumer electronics, an industry that thrives on both product sales and ads linked big cricketing events, is not missing its chance, reports Ruchi Hajela.

Philips set to go rural with solar products

Philips Electronics India is set to launch made-in- India products like solar and battery powered lanterns, rechargeable and fuel efficient wooden stoves and torches that run without a battery to cater to the rural population, Ruchi Hajela reports

High returns possible, but at very high risk

With a market that has halved in 2008, equities as an asset class suddenly looks attractive. More so for those who were disappointed that they could not invest in 2005 — at 9,534, the Sensex is exactly where it was three years ago. Sandeep Singh tells more...

Crisis to steal glitz from gadget show

The International Consumer Electronics Show opens this week in Las Vegas with a full slate of giant televisions and inventive gadgets, despite the pall of a recession hanging over the industry.

HUL shifts services biz to Lakme Lever

HUL has decided to license its Lakme and Lever Ayush brands to its subsidiary Lakme Lever Ltd, which will manage the beauty and wellness services businesses through Lakme salons and Ayush Therapy Centres.

'Telecom sector more resilient than other sectors'

The booming Indian telecom industry that boasts of the world's second largest mobile network is more resilient than others in combating crises such as the current economic slowdown.

Moser Baer launches media players at Rs. 2,999

Compact disc and player maker Moser Baer today launched a new range of media players 'IVO' with prices ranging between Rs. 2,999 and Rs. 4,999.

Google’s PowerMeter to help families reduce electricity use

Internet search engine Google seems all set to bring power grids into the digital age, it is to soon launch a PowerMeter to help families “reduce their domestic electricity consumption”.
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