HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Business Computing

Key facts about Skype

Facebook will integrate Skype video chat with its social networking service, striking a deal to cement Facebook's role as a communications hub.

iFake: Chinese cheats clone Apple store

China's passion for iPads and iPhones has triggered widespread cloning and even brawls. Now, it has gone further with a fake Apple store so convincing even the staff think they work for Steve Jobs.

Google honours creator of mobile art

The latest Google Doodle celebrates the 113 birth anniversary of Alexander Calder, the American sculptor and artist famous for inventing the mobile sculptures and mobile art.


3G off to shaky start

The much tom-tommed 3G services are yet to deliver on promise as mobile consumers struggle with clunky performance and high tariffs. And yet, there is talk of 4G already. Rachit Vats and Anita Sharan report. Mobile track

Apple, Samsung legal tussle lands in Australia

Documents presented to the Federal Court of Australia show Apple is seeking to permanently ban the sale or promotion of the latest Galaxy Tab 10.1, which would compete with Apple's iPad, in Australia.

LinkedIn's earnings climb as growth accelerates

In its first quarterly update since its sizzling IPO, online professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. reassured investors who have been buying into the hype surrounding a promising crop of Internet companies.

Apple hits NY stores with trademark lawsuit

Apple Inc has won a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against several retail stores in the Chinatown section of Queens, New York, that sell cases and other accessories for Apple products, including the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Verizon workers strike after labor talks fail

Some 45,000 Verizon Communications Inc workers from Massachusetts to Washington, DC, went on strike today after negotiations fizzled over a new labor contract for more than a fifth of the company's work force.

Sony, Panasonic, Samsung in 3D glasses deal

The three Asian consumer electronics giants, working with European technology firm X6D Limited, said their collaboration will cover a technology called "3D active glasses", according to their joint statement.

Reliance Communications launches 3G tablet

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Tuesday launched its android 3G tablet PC, thus becoming the first 3G operator to venture into the Indian tablet market.

Details of RIM's first QNX-based "Colt" smartphone leaked

Hot on the heels of Research In Motion's BlackBerry 7 smartphone lineup announcement, technology blog has uncovered details of the company's first QNX-based device, a smartphone codenamed the BlackBerry Colt.

Apple blocks Samsung from selling Galaxy tablet in EU

Apple Inc scored its most significant victory in its intellectual property battle against Samsung Electronics after a German court temporarily barred the Korean firm from selling its flagship Galaxy tablet in most of the European Union.

Apple briefly becomes most valuable company

Technology giant Apple today briefly displaced energy major Exxon Mobil to become the country's most valuable company.

Samsung, Apple hearing on August 25

Korean company Samsung Electronics will go to a German court on Aug. 25 to try to overturn a ban on it selling flagship Galaxy tablets in most of the European Union. Read on.

Nintendo pressured to jump to iPhone

Nintendo's last acquisition was in 2007, when it bought developer Monolith Software Inc., which supplies titles including the "Xenoblade" role playing game, for an undisclosed sum, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The companies share a similar direction when developing software, Iwata said at that time.
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