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  • Samsung launches Galaxy Note 510 for Rs 30,900
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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