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The Apple Turns Sour

The much awaited Apple iPhone 4 has disappointed the fans of Apple. The gadget, that promised users various functionalities like multi tasking, appears to be a preliminary prototype of what was originally promised. The model is shoddy, and has many ... Read More »

Wipro got highest H-1B visas in 2009

With 1,964 H-1B visas in 2009, Indian IT major Wipro has topped the list of firms that got the coveted US visas for highly skilled professionals. Microsoft with 1,318 visas came next, with Intel (723) in third place, while Google ... Read More »

Google search goes real-time

Google Inc has revamped its search engine to allow results to be refreshed with up-to-the-second data increasingly churned out by the new crop of real-time Web products. The move to integrate real-time search results directly into Google’s flagship Web search ... Read More »

Microsoft Corp, Yahoo Inc near search deal

Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc have agreed to an online search and advertising partnership, in an attempt to rival Google Inc, that will be announced within 24 hours, a source familiar with the situation said. Microsoft will not pay an ... Read More »

Bill Gates against tougher US immigration laws

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Friday warned that the US immigration laws may get tougher but he also advocated free exchange of talent. “US Congress is very tough on immigration in general. That’s unfortunate. What about making an exception for ... Read More »

Yahoo homepage gets new features

Yahoo began rolling out a promised major redesign of its homepage as the struggling Internet pioneer worked to revitalise its image and incorporate hot new online trends. The debut of the promised overhaul came several months ahead of schedule and ... Read More »

Software giant Microsoft to fire 55 India employees

Software giant Microsoft will lay off about 55 employees in India, which is one per cent of its Indian staff, as slowdown hits the sector, affecting business and profitability. The announcement on this is part of the Redmond-based company’s decision ... Read More »

Apple in talks to buy Twitter for $700m

Facebook tried to buy Twitter. Google and Microsoft have been giving the red-hot Internet-messaging startup the eye. But we hear it’s Apple that’s closest to sealing a deal, possibly for as much as $700 million. A source who’s plugged into ... Read More »

Free email providers will need to have servers in India

Indian investigating agencies dealing with cyber crime have much to cheer following recent amendments to the IT Act. The amendments passed by Parliament require internet behemoths like Google, Rediff and Microsoft — which provide free email services — to set ... Read More »