Freecharge COO Deap Ubhi joins Amazon Web Services in San Francisco

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Comment

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Deap Ubhi, the chief operating officer of Sequoia-backed online mobile recharge platform FreeCharge.in and founder of Burrp.com, a local search site, has joined Amazon US. Accordin...

Now expect ‘made in India’ devices from Micromax; company starts manufacturing smartphones in the country

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Comment

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Home grown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax has started manufacturing handsets at its Rudraprayag manufacturing plant in Uttarakhand. The facility was already being used to...

Internet TV service provider YuppTV names Subroto Bhattacharya as its VP for customer acquisition

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Comment

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US-based Global Takeoff Inc., which owns and operates an internet TV service called YuppTV, has appointed Subroto Bhattacharya as its vice president (global) for customer acquisiti...

Why engineers make great CEOs

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Comment

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Corporate titans leading Australia’s top 50 companies are as likely to have degrees in engineering as commerce or economics, a LeadingCompany analysis has found. And, it’s not ...

Apple’s Q2 revenues rise 4.58% to $45.6B; iPhone sales in India up 55%

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Comment

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Technology giant Apple Inc reported 4.58 per cent rise in its global revenues for the second quarter ended March 29, 2014, to $45.6 billion over the year-ago period, led by 17 per ...

Zynga’s founder Mark Pincus steps down as products chief; Q1 revenue down over 30%

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Comment

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Mark Pincus, founder of social gaming company Zynga Inc, has stepped down as its chief product officer, as the company reported an over 30 per cent decline in revenues for the quar...

Facebook Q1 revenues up 72% to $2.5B; mobile brings over half of ad revenue

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Comment

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Social networking giant Facebook saw its revenues shoot up 72 per cent to $2.5 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, over the same period the previous year, mainly du...

Do earnings announcements matter? Not to smart CEOs

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Comment

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Every quarter I have to be reminded that “earnings season” is again upon us.  The ritual of public companies announcing their sales and profits from recent quarters that gener...

Social music sharing app Nwplyng shutting down

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Comment

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#nwplyng, a social music-sharing app with a gamification feature that enabled users to check in while listening to music and share it with friends on social networking sites, is sh...

One in 10 WhatsApp users in India; company claims half a billion monthly active users globally

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Comment

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WhatsApp, the cross-platform instant messaging app claims to have reached the 500 million monthly active users mark. Out of this, a fifth or 100 million users were added in the las...

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