Huffington Post launches in India

Written on:December 9, 2014
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News website Huffington Post launched its India edition on Monday in association with Times of India Group.
Huffington Post launches in India
The Huffington Post is an American online news aggregator and blog which was founded by Arianna Huffington in May 2005 and launched on May 9th. On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired the Huffington Post for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group.

The Indian version is the 13th international edition.

“More and more people (in India) are going to be able to access news on their mobile devices,” Arianna Huffington, the website’s editor-in-chief, said at a Delhi launch event on Monday. “It’s a great opportunity for us.”

“We are very excited to launch Huffington Post India. Huffington Post is the first real digital-first news success story globally, and their impact is seen across the world. We look forward to bringing HuffPo’s conversational approach to news to a large section of Indian audience,” said Satyan Gajwani, CEO of Times Internet (TIL), the digital arm of The Times of India.

“We`d like to put China on the roadmap, we hope we can do business there,” said The Huffington Post chief executive Jimmy Maymann.

Maymann said The Huffington Post expected to reach a deal with a Chinese partner by early 2016.

Intel Acquires PasswordBox

Written on:December 2, 2014
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Intel has Acquired PasswordBox a Montreal-based and award-winning provider of a cross-platform identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into all of their websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords. “PasswordBox has spent the last two years building a product that people love, trust and use around the world every day,” said Daniel Robichaud, CEO and co-founder of PasswordBox. “Everyone…

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Microsoft Acquires Email startup Acompli

Written on:December 2, 2014
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Microsoft has acquired the mobile email startup Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps for iOS and Android. Acompli works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN and Live. “This acquisition is part of our company-wide effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices. This year we brought Office to the iPad and the iPhone, and we recently announced that we’re bringing…

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Tech Mahindra acquires Lightbridge Communications for $240m

Written on:November 21, 2014
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India’s largest IT services company Tech Mahindra said it will acquire US-based Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) for $240 million. Tech Mahindra Executive Vice-Chairman Vineet Nayyar said: “This partnership is another significant step towards the globalisation of Tech Mahindra as we welcome a diverse workforce of over 5,000 network professionals across five continents and more than 50 countries. We expect network services to be a major growth engine for our organisation.”…

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IBM launching web-based email service “Verse”

Written on:November 20, 2014
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International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has launched a new e-mail service ‘Verse’ for enterprises that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics to help increase productivity. “With built-in intelligence and a user-first, user-tested design, IBM Verse offers a faster, better way to manage your communications across devices, organize inbound and outbound information, and focus on what you need most”,IBM said. The company plans to offer the cloud-based software free to…

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Yahoo acquires BrightRoll

Written on:November 12, 2014
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Yahoo has announced that it’s acquiring video ad company BrightRoll for for approximately $640 million in cash. “Video, along with mobile, social, and native, is driving a surge in digital advertising. Here at Yahoo, video is one of the largest growth opportunities, and BrightRoll is a terrific, strategic and financially compelling fit for our video advertising business,” said Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO. “We believe the next step for programmatic video…

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Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device

Written on:October 20, 2014
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Microsoft is planning to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks as per Forbes report. The smartwatch, designed to passively track a user’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. The wearable gadget’s battery life will exceed two days of regular use. Apple Inc unveiled a smartwatch on Sept. 9 that will combine health and fitness tracking with communications and will go on sale in early 2015.

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Apple launches iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

Written on:October 17, 2014
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Apple has launched iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 on thursday.Both come with the fingerprint scanner and NFC technology. The iPad Air 2 is just 6.1mm thick.Other features on the iPad Air 2 include a graphics-supporting A8X chip that is two-and-a-half times faster than the one in the iPad Air. The camera has also been upgraded to an 8-megapixel iSight camera, and the device will provide up to 10 hours…

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India’s ISRO Successfully Launches Third Navigation Satellite

Written on:October 17, 2014
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INDIA – ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, has successfully launched IRNSS-1C, the third satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), on thursday (October 16, 2014) at 0132 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. According to ISRO “IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide position information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian mainland. IRNSS would provide two types…

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Facebook introduces Safety Check tool for disasters

Written on:October 16, 2014
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Facebook has launched “Safety Check” Tool to notify  your  friends so  that they know you’re OK after a major disaster. In times of disaster or crisis, people turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates. It is in these moments that communication is most critical both for people in the affected areas and for their friends and families anxious for news. During a major disaster, Safety Check…

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