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Samsung launches Galaxy Note 510 for Rs 30,900

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 510 for Rs 30,900

Friday May 03, 2013, New Delhi

The 3G-enabled tablet is powered by Android Jelly Bean OS and runs on 1.6 GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB (RAM).

Companies expand background check on jobseekers

Companies expand background check on jobseekers

Sunday May 05, 2013

Amid growing risks of staff-driven security threats and corporate frauds, companies have begun conducting regulatory, compliance and criminal record checks of people seeking jobs with them and are also scanning the social media platforms for due diligence, say experts.

Hiring activity improved in April, shows survey

Hiring activity improved in April, shows survey

Tuesday May 07, 2013, New Delhi

Job portal Naukri.com today said recruitment activities increased in April with its monthly job index rising to 1,368. The index, which provides a snapshot of hiring trends online, stood at 1,304 in March.

Nokia unveils new Asha phone at $99

Nokia unveils new Asha phone at $99

Thursday May 09, 2013, Helsinki

The company said the Asha 501 will start shipping in June, and will be available through around 60 operators and distributors in over 90 countries.

One wrong employee choice costs Indian companies over Rs 20 lakh: survey

One wrong employee choice costs Indian companies over Rs 20 lakh: survey

Sunday May 12, 2013

When it comes to companies making a wrong choice in hiring an employee, India figures among the top-four countries worldwide and the cost of one single bad recruitment could be over Rs 20 lakh, says a survey.

Samsung retains top spot, Nokia slips further in global phone race: Gartner

Samsung retains top spot, Nokia slips further in global phone race: Gartner

Tuesday May 14, 2013, London

Of the different vendors, Samsung took much of the gains, remaining in the No. 1 position with a market share of 23.6 per cent, ahead of Nokia on 14.8 per cent and Apple on 9 per cent. Nokia had held a 19.7 per cent share just a year ago.

Nokia launches Lumia 925 smartphone

Nokia launches Lumia 925 smartphone

Wednesday May 15, 2013, London

The company chose London for the mystery unveiling and announced last evening that their sleek new smartphone will go on sale in Europe at around 400 pounds in June.

Blackberry to offer BBM service on rival platforms

Blackberry to offer BBM service on rival platforms

Wednesday May 15, 2013

BlackBerry long relied on BBM to keep customers tied to its own devices, so the shift recognizes a new reality where many customers have already fled.

Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Quattro in India for Rs 17,290

Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Quattro in India for Rs 17,290

Monday May 20, 2013, Mumbai

With a 4.7-inch display, the dual-SIM handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, has Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and a 5-megapixel camera. It comes with an internal memory of 8GB.

Indian-American teen invents device that can charge phone in 20 seconds

Indian-American teen invents device that can charge phone in 20 seconds

Tuesday May 21, 2013, Washington

Eesha Khare from Saratoga in California was awarded the Young Scientist Award by the Intel Foundation after developing the tiny device that fits inside mobile phone batteries that could allow them to charge within 20-30 seconds.

Ben Bernanke likely to quit Fed Reserve in January

Ben Bernanke likely to quit Fed Reserve in January

Wednesday June 19, 2013, Washington

President Barack Obama has given the clearest signal yet that Chairman Ben Bernanke will likely leave the Federal Reserve when his term ends in January.

Want a good raise? Five words that can help you

Want a good raise? Five words that can help you

Tuesday June 25, 2013, Washington

Scientists have identified five words that can increase a speaker's persuasion during meetings: yeah, give, menu, start, and meeting.

Weak rupee to make hiring decisions challenging: experts

Weak rupee to make hiring decisions challenging: experts

Sunday June 30, 2013, New Delhi

The depreciating value of rupee clubbed with a slowing global economy is making hiring decisions a "challenging" task for many companies, according to experts.

France eases visa norms for Indian students

France eases visa norms for Indian students

Thursday July 04, 2013, New Delhi

At a time when the UK is mulling hefty visa cash bond raising concerns here, France announced on Thursday a slew of India-specific measures easing visa norms for those wanting to pursue higher education, a move that is expected to increase the inflow of Indian students to that country.

Warren Buffett makes annual stock donations to charities

Warren Buffett makes annual stock donations to charities

Monday July 08, 2013, Nebraska, US

Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving five charities more than $2.6 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock as part of his overall plan to give away his fortune gradually.