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In ’15, technology shifts accelerate & China rules: IDC

For the last several years, IDC has published prediction reports that generally avoid the pitfalls of the genre...

Barack Obama threatens to veto $440-billion tax deal

Liberal package pushed by rival Republicans favours corporations

Arizona sues GM for $3 billion over recalls

The attorney general of Arizona said on Wednesday that the state had filed suit against General Motors...

Bulgari re-enters Indian market

Opens boutique in Delhi, sees potential for 10 stores in future...

With new app, Bezos makes his mark on Washington Post

It is the first formal collaboration between the two companies since Mr Bezos bought The Post for $250 million last year.

Vote on US pipeline defeated by one vote

By a single vote, Senate Democrats stopped a legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline...

Faulty airbags now grow into a global worry for Japan’s Takata

Eleven carmakers, including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Ford, Chrysler and BMW, have recalled more than 14 million cars worldwide...

US, China agree to cut emissions

China and the US made common cause on Wednesday against the threat of climate change, staking out an ambitious joint plan...

5 big banks fined $3.16 bn for forex market rigging

Penalty by British & US bodies unlikely to take a big hit on balance sheets

Forex manipulation: Probe widens, big banks may pay more

US body too plans action, may impose $300-m fine on each bank

An Oklahoma oilman’s billion-dollar divorce

During his nearly 50 years as an Oklahoma oil man, Harold Hamm has done everything on a huge scale..

Microsoft’s new strategy: Make Office suite free on mobile

Few golden geese in technology have survived as long as Office has for Microsoft. The suite of applications that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, first released in 1990, generated nearly a third o

Microsoft’s new strategy: Make Office suite free on mobile

Few golden geese in technology have survived as long as Office has for Microsoft. The suite of applications that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, first released in 1990, generated nearly a third o

Alibaba profit grows 16% in first earnings since IPO

Revenue rises 54%, beating analysts’ estimate

Recalled GM cars remain unrepaired

Data shows average completion rate of repair of recalled cars in US at 75% over 18 months

Europe shifts on priorities for telecommunication companies

Poor cellphone and Internet service is a fact of life in many parts of Europe. Less than a quarter of Europeans can connect to high-speed cellphone networks, compared with about 90%of Americans. And b

At Rs 371 crore, Union Bank net up 78%

Helped by a 32% rise in non-interest income, the Union Bank of India...

Ministry for use of Chittagong port to transport grain to N-E

According to sources, Cabinet secretariat has also discussed the issue with the shipping ministry and the government would take up the proposal with Bangladesh shortly

Tax talk: Foreign workers in India must mention employer’s PF No.

Vishal Kumar, HR director with a multi-national company, was shocked to see a notice from the Provident Fund...

Apple Pay faces challenge as two drug stores reject it

Mobile wallet likely to stir payments industry

Using cash & pressure, China builds chip industry

After importing $232 bn of semiconductor products in 2013, govt aims to increase investments & gain expertise from foreign chip companies

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