HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014


What Google search trends reveal about this election season

Lok Sabha elections 2014 can be truly termed India's first digital elections, where the online presence matters considerably for all political parties - big fish or small. Here's a look at some Google search trends.

Who's winning, losing elections on the web

Apart from hitting the campaign trail on the ground and through conventional media, politicians and parties have made an effort to be in sync with voters online for the Lok Sabha polls. After all, this is being touted as the first truly digital elections of India.

In smartphone mass-market, Samsung, Apple have margins on their minds

As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales. And that may spell trouble for already-softening margins.

Sparks fly over US plan to shift Internet role

It could be a difficult breakup between the US government and the Internet. A plan unveiled last month would see the US relinquish its key oversight role for the Internet, handing that over to "the global multistakeholder community."

Samsung and LG's sexist portrayals of women embarrass them abroad

How could an international company that wants to be seen as an innovator and spends more than $11 billion a year on advertising and promotions so badly misjudge its audience? Without too much difficulty and often it turns out.

Apple, Samsung trade barbs; debate the role of Google

Lawyers for Apple and Samsung exchanged barbs as a major new patent trial opened Tuesday, debating the role of a company not even part of the case -- Google. Apple's legal team vowed to prove that Samsung flagrantly copied iPhone features.

Apps burn hole in your pocket? Check out some of the coolest free ones

Imagine if your smartphone helped you at every step of your entire day. There's practically nothing an app can't do today. Here's our list of some of the best free apps, across health and fitness, travel, money, productivity, entertainment and the social networking categories.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: pricey but note-worthy

If you’re not used to handling tablets, the first thing you notice about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is that it’s big, very big.

Samsung makes quiet push for new mobile OS

Most mobile phone users have never heard of Tizen. Neither have car owners or anyone with a fridge. Samsung Electronics Co. wants to change that.

Big ads atop Google results point to broken promise

Google on Wednesday confirmed that it is dabbling with putting large ads atop search results for brand names in a move seen by some as breaking an old promise.

Adobe hacked, 2.9 million accounts compromised worldwide

Adobe Systems, which makes softwares like Photoshop and Acrobat, on Friday said credit card information of 2.9 million customers have been stolen from its website in a cyber attack.

Special training for students to reduce cyber security gap

"Teaching computer-age or industrial-age courses in colleges will not help students get job in the information-age. Our vocational programs are geared towards preparing the facebook denizens for careers that will shape our society in coming decade."

Vodafone offers Twitter services for 3 months

Vodafone India has tied up with the Twitter to offer its subscribers free Twitter access for a period of three months starting Monday.

IT firm turns franchise dealers into entrepreneurs

Appin Technology Lab (ATL), with its decade-long experience has provided franchise business opportunities with expertise. A holistic performance by ATL in the information age security sector and a favourable business climate that it offers makes it one of the leading businesses to associate with.

New Angry Birds to be launched on July 15

Big news about a brand new game is coming on July 15
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