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Ticket sales fiasco leaves fans in lurch

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to sell tickets for Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test online and not at ticket counters at the venue, which has left a lot of fans disappointed. To compound problems, the highly sought-after tickets were available only on Monday, three days before the start of the match, making it difficult for fans from outside Mumbai to make plans for the Test. On Sunday, a MCA …Read More

Quantum dot displays may be the future of HDTVs

As with most electronic devices, the industry moves fast. TVs are no exception and have quickly progressed from cathode ray tubes to the popular LED displays of today. Although many have pointed to 3D technology as the next big thing, the real breakthrough might just be quantum dots. Unlike LCDs, LEDs or OLEDs, quantum dots do not rely on different chemicals to produce different colors. Alternatively, these nanoscale structures are …Read More

Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business

Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion …Read More

Rupee Continues Decline on New Evidence of Weakness in Indian Economy

The Indian rupee began slipping lower in currency markets again on Monday and Tuesday after a two-day respite, as further signs emerged of broad troubles in the Indian economy. An HSBC survey of purchasing managers at manufacturers across India, released on Monday, showed them to be their gloomiest since March 2009, at the bottom of the global economic downturn. Businesses across the country are bracing for a sharp increase in …Read More

China PC supply chain competing for orders with cheaper quotes

China-based component makers have recently started competing for orders from PC ODMs with their advantages in product quote, which is about 10-20% lower than the market’s average, and the moves could greatly impact Taiwan component makers’ performances, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Since many PC players have already turned to adopt components from China makers, Taiwan makers are currently focusing on strengthening their technologies and automation production …Read More

Verizon FiOS launches fastest Internet tier to date

Verizon on Monday launched their fastest FiOS Internet package to date for business and residential customers. It’s not quite on the same level as Google Fiber but Verizon’s new Quantum tier is capable of 500Mbps down and 100Mbps up which is still seriously fast by most standards. Naturally, an Internet package of this caliber won’t come cheap. If you’re a business, the only option at this time is a standalone Internet package that will …Read More

Rupee slide has only short-term benefit: Nasscom

HYDERABAD: The depreciating rupee against dollar has a short-term benefit for the IT industry and the sector should not depend on currency management for profits, a top functionary of industry body Nasscom said. Nasscom President Som Mittal also said the US immigration bill will have a negative impact on American companies also and hence those corporates are also demanding their government to remove some of the provisions. “While in the …Read More

Apple testing motion detection for iPhone, iPad: Report

LONDON: Apple is testing motion control feature of ‘head movements’ which will allow users to control their iPhones. The feature has been discovered in Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 7 and will be available for public update in the fall. It is an option in the accessibility menu that overrides the usual touchscreen controls, reports CNN. According to the report, the feature works by using the front-facing iPhone or …Read More

Microsoft tunes Windows Azure cloud for developers

Microsoft continues to position its Windows Azure cloud platform as a place for software developers, adding services on Thursday for mobile and Web development. At its Build 2013 developer conference in San Francisco, the company announced general availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services, for creating mobile back-end application capabilities, and Windows Azure Web Sites, for building and managing “business-grade” Web applications. Mobile Services offers native SDKs for Windows Store, Windows …Read More