• Be careful of smartphones
    Oct 27, 2013 23:26 ISTTech-it-Easy

    Smartphones are the new detergents

    With the Android operating system designed to proliferate the handset and the tablet as a generic than as a brand, the industry is “commoditised” to a point where if you take out the newest patented features, an inspired manufacturer can go far in giving the average consumer good value for money.

  • New Nissan Terrano SUV variant details
    Oct 25, 2013 01:15 IST

    For hardcore Nissan fans

    Nissan wanted to make the Terrano more stylish, apart from differentiating it from the Duster. So it has new front, with more angular headlamps vis-a-vis the Duster.

  • Facebook crosses one billion active users mark
    Oct 20, 2013 23:18 ISTTech-it-Easy

    The two sides of Facebook intimacy

    Facebook has 1.2 billion users worldwide, growing at 20% a year. Facebook’s vice-president for Asia-Pacific says the company can target each individual while behaving like a huge media company. “We are onto one-on-one marketing at scale,” he says.

  • Hugh Jackman
    Oct 18, 2013 19:42 IST

    Micromax ropes in Hugh Jackman as brand ambassador

    In a casting coup of sorts, Indian mobile phone maker Micromax has roped in Hollywood star Hugh Jackman as its brand ambassador with any eye of overseas markets.

  • In order to bridge the viability gap
    Oct 02, 2013 00:30 IST

    DoT snubs Trai call on spectrum pricing

    The government may not accept Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) recommendations to reduce the reserve price for cellular radiowaves (spectrum) by up to 46% in the auction slated for January.

  • Bigger, but not necessarily better
    Sep 27, 2013 00:45 IST

    Cross Polo: Bigger, but not necessarily better

    The only two auto segments in demand in India right now are the compact sedan and the compact SUV. If you do not have a product ready for venturing into these segments, what does a company like Volkswagen do? Adopt the European concept of generate a "Cross" version of its existing small car.

  • Sep 24, 2013 23:35 IST

    CCEA gives nod for IDFs to take over bank loans

    In a move that could boost the cash-starved infrastruc­ture sector, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday gave its clearance for infrastructure debt funds (IDFs) to take over existing bank loans.

  • Sep 23, 2009 21:25 IST

    ONGC to ramp up domestic output

    State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation said on Wednesday that it has intensified its efforts to increase domestic oil and gas production to offset the natural decline in output for the last five years that has set in its existing oil and gas fields including the prestigious Mumbai High.

  • Sep 29, 2009 15:54 IST

    Ukraine rejects $624 mn bid for Odessa plant

    A disputed auction of a Ukrainian Black Sea chemical plant plunged into confusion on Tuesday with Ukraine's Nortima first being declared the winner and then being told its $624 million offer had been rejected.

  • Sep 29, 2009 17:54 IST

    Sensex ends up by 160 points; IT, pharma sectors lead rally

    The benchmark Sensex on Tuesday rose by nearly 160 points amid a rise in global stocks, which were bolstered by two major acquisitions in the pharma and IT space in the US.

  • Air-India
    Sep 29, 2009 18:46 ISTCARROT AND STICK:

    Start work at once, no pay cuts yet: Govt to Air India pilots

    The striking Air India pilots must return to work by midnight or face action, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Tuesday. But he added the proposed pay cuts that had provoked the strike were also being put on hold till discussions had been held with the pilots. AI pilots: pampered or persecuted

  • Sep 29, 2009 20:15 IST

    Govt positive towards Bharti-MTN deal: Pranab

    The government today said it has a positive approach towards the proposed $23-billion deal between Bharti and South African MTN, even as the time for exclusive talks between the two companies ends on Wednesday.

  • Oct 01, 2009 22:19 ISTBeyond the News

    Why IMF forecasts may not be right

    The world is stepping out of the deepest recession since World War II within a year of being plunged into it, thanks to the largest coordinated bailout in history, writes Gaurav Choudhury.

  • Oct 01, 2009 22:31 IST

    IRDA seeks bank data on insurance deals

    The insurance regulator has asked for information concerning payments made to banks by insurance companies to examine the impact of “bancassurance” – the term used to describe sale of policies to banks.

  • Oct 05, 2009 20:04 IST

    ‘India to grow at 6.3% in 2009-10’

    India is expected to register a growth of 6.3 per cent or even more in the current fiscal, as projected, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.