Markets

  • Jun 04, 2011 00:45 IST

    Lenovo acquires German computer seller for $666 mn

    Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group has agreed to buy Germany’s Medion AG in a deal valuing the electronics retailer at up to $900 million, to boost its marketshare in Europe.

  • Macbook Air laptop
    Jun 14, 2011 08:32 IST

    Apple to sell new Macbook Air late June

    Apple Inc will start selling its latest Macbook Air in late June with 380,000 units as the first shipment, Taiwan's Economic Daily said today quoting industry sources.

  • Mark Zuckerberg
    Jun 14, 2011 16:00 IST

    Millions shut Facebook account globally

    Privacy threats and fatigue has led one lakh Britons and six million users in the US to shut down their Facebook accounts, with the same pattern expected to follow in other countries too.

  • Myspace
    Jun 29, 2011 11:23 IST

    End of an era, MySpace to be sold

    With the rise of Facebook, the future Myspace looks bleak. And its no surprise that the owners are likely to sell off the site by the end of this week. The bidders in the running are...

  • Google+
    Jul 23, 2011 11:46 IST

    Google+ crosses 20mn users in 3 weeks

    The new social networking site Google+ has already drawn 20 million users around the world, figures have revealed. Despite criticisms, Google’s social network has been well received since its launch a few weeks ago.

  • Google+
    Jul 26, 2011 12:04 IST

    India second biggest user of Google+

    India is home to the second largest group of Google+ visitors in any country, accounting for 2.8 million, or 27%, of the world's 20 million Google+ visitors. The largest number of users are from...

  • Jul 27, 2011 00:00 IST

    India has highest number of Gmail users

    Many Indian government departments tend to use Google’s free Gmail accounts and its security agencies have demanded access to Gmail user data in the country. This makes sense.

  • Jul 27, 2011 10:48 IST

    5 mn new-model Galaxy handsets sold : Samsung

    South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's second-largest mobile phone maker today said it had sold five million Galaxy S II smartphones worldwide since the device debuted in April.

  • HTC's EVO 4G Plus and tablet Flyer 4G
    Aug 11, 2011 14:39 IST

    HTC to buy stake of Beats Electronics for $309mn

    Smartphone maker HTC will buy a 51 percent stake of U.S. company Beats Electronics for $309 million, it said on Thursday, its latest move to fend off rising competition and enhance its branding.

  • Pic: Motorola XT531
    Aug 15, 2011 17:53 IST

    Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 bn

    Search giant Google is buying phone company Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion in cash, making this its biggest acquisition yet, if approved. The deal will boost Android, Google’s operating system for mobile devices. Yashwant Raj reports. Advancing android

  • Motorola
    Aug 16, 2011 14:53 ISTgoogle's googly

    Asian brands edgy on Motorola buy

    Google's $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola Mobility this week could see Asian handset makers scramble for alternatives to its Android's operating system (OS) to hedge their positions, though an immediate shift is unlikely, say industry analysts. Vivek Sinha reports. Growing viral?

  • 4
    Aug 16, 2011 14:59 IST

    NIIT Tech acquires Spanish firm

    IT firm NIIT Technologies today said it has acquired Madrid-based software services firm Proyecta Sistemas de Informacion SA for an undisclosed amount.

  • gadgets and gizmos
    Aug 18, 2011 00:30 IST

    Four titans in race for digital crown

    Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has called them the "gang of four." They are the four titans of tech: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. Four titans of tech

  • Blackberry torch
    Aug 18, 2011 22:45 IST

    It's not official: Free email has uneasy holes

    Web-based email is free and easy -- but are they safe enough for government communications? The jury is out, but there could be shortcomings in the free email services that increase vulnerability to hackers or spammers, especially when used for official communications. Vivek Sinha reports. The web of deceit

  • Skype WiFi
    Aug 22, 2011 08:56 IST

    Skype buys messaging startup GroupMe

    Skype, the internet communications group set to be acquired by Microsoft, announced plans on Sunday to buy the mobile messaging startup firm GroupMe for undisclosed terms.