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Djubo launches Cloud PMS, adds clients across 11 countries

Djubo launches Cloud PMS, adds clients across 11 countries

New Delhi [India], Feb. 24 : India-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) player, Djubo, launched an app facilitating property management system for hotels, titled Djubo Cloud PMS.

Djubo Cloud PMS has a host of applications for hotel operations management including point-of-sale applications for managing front office, restaurant, spa, travel desk and laundry kitchen order tracking.

"The sub four-star segments of hotels globally are looking for solutions to solve all the issues around operations, intelligence, marketing and distribution through a single cloud-based application. Djubo has demonstrated the ability to churn our international standard products out of India and with great execution ability," stated Rishikesh Singh, CTO, Djubo.

Taiwanese ICT brands to help realise the 'Digital India' dream

Taiwanese ICT brands to help realise the 'Digital India' dream

New Delhi [India], Feb. 4 : To take part in the fast-growing ICT market in India, Taiwan Excellence will host a product exhibition of ICT products of several renowned Taiwan brands at Convergence India 2017 from February 8 to10 in New Delhi. The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion will showcase 36 Taiwan Excellence Award - winning products under the theme 'Taiwan ICT Technology: Connects You to the World'.

Indus Towers showcases innovative infrastructure

Indus Towers showcases innovative infrastructure

New Delhi [India], Nov 29 : India's largest telecom tower company Indus Towers is consistently working in line with its philosophy of 'Putting India First' while bringing best in class technology innovation in the country.

With sustainability and environment at the core of all initiatives, coupled with the management's approach of Design Thinking, the company is contributing to Digital India and Smart Cities dream by building new-age infrastructure.

With this focus of putting up a robust NextGen Digital services network, Indus Towers today announced their nationwide initiative of Aesthetic Sites.

RMZ Corp launches mobile app to integrate corporate community 'MyWired App

RMZ Corp launches mobile app to integrate corporate community 'MyWired App'

New Delhi [India], Nov 14 : South India's leading corporate developers, RMZ Corp, has launched 'MyWired', a unique mobile app geared towards community building and engagement amongst its corporate professionals. In a significant technology boost to its vision of creating collaborative and productive communities among its business parks, RMZ Corp has rolled out the app for all the professionals employed within their world class commercial spaces around India to serve them better and connect with them emotionally by offering more value.

Launched at RMZ Wired a three day tech fest at RMZ EcoWorld facility in Bengaluru, the mobile app is packaged with features geared to invite further collaboration and engagement both within and across companies.

Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices, Court Ruled

Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices, Court Ruled

Apple Inc., the American multinational technology company lost its latest appeal against the 2013 ruling that found the company guilty of conspiring to fix e-book prices in a bid to screw over rival Amazon.

Apple in July 2013 was found guilty of organizing a cartel involving five of the six largest book publishers in the US to fix e-book prices in a bid to undercut Amazon and break its market dominance.

Apple appealed against the ruling, saying that the accusations are false and it has done nothing wrong.

The US Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Apple's appeal on Tuesday, after the firm's shady e-book deals broke federal antitrust laws and upholding the $450m fine. $400m will go to consumers, and $50m to lawyers.

Larry Ellison announced new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform Monday

Larry Ellison announced new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform Monday

On Monday, Oracle Corp founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison said that his company is expanding its cloud-computing offerings, which is called the Oracle Cloud Platform.

The expansion is a major new step for Oracle as the company is shifting its traditional database and customer relationship management businesses to the cloud.

The cloud business is running at a rate of about US$2.3bil (RM8.6bil) a year in revenue, based on last quarter's figures. Amazon and Microsoft get about US$6.3 bil (RM23.5bil) each in cloud revenue per year.

Emotional humanoid robot sells out within a minute Saturday

Emotional humanoid robot sells out within a minute Saturday

Humanoid robot made by Japan-based mobile and telecommunications company SoftBank has finally been made available to consumers.

The adorable robot named Pepper that can feel emotion and look after its owner went on sale on Saturday morning. Customers snapped all 1,000 robots in the first wave.

They paid the equivalent of £1,000 each for the robot and then monthly insurance and data fees on top.

Pepper act as a household companion and is programmed to communicate with users, follow vocal commands. It can read human emotions and react accordingly.

Qualcomm appoints Frank Meng as its Chairman for China

Qualcomm appoints Frank Meng as its Chairman for China

Frank Meng will join the US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc as its chairman for China, a market which generates half of the overall revenues for the company. The company chose Meng for the coveted post after recently going through tough times in China.

Qualcomm also revealed that Wang Xiang would step down from the post of president of Greater China. Wang will serve as the head of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc.

Qualcomm said in April that some of its licensees in China may not be fully reporting their sales of licensed products, undercutting revenues.

Intel nears deal to acquire Altera for $15 billion

Intel nears deal to acquire Altera for $15 billion

Computer giant Intel is close to a deal of acquiring smaller chip maker Altera for about $15 billion.

The New York Post reported that the deal price could be as much as $54 a share, a 15pc premium over Altera's Thursday closing price of $46.97. According to the report, the deal will happen most probably by the end of next week. However, the talks could still fall apart.

Earlier this year, Intel signed a standstill agreement with Altera that gave the company to launch a hostile bid. The agreement will expire on June 1.

In April, Altera rejected an unsolicited $54 per share offer from Intel after months of negotiations. Earlier this month, CNBC reported that the two companies had resumed talks about a possible deal.

Jawbone Files Lawsuit against Fitbit

Jawbone Files Lawsuit against Fitbit

The battle of the wearables just took up another step forward after two of the leading companies pioneering the technology became involved in a legal dispute.

Jawbone, the maker of the UP fitness tracker band, has filed a lawsuit in a California court against Fitbit.

The lawsuit alleges rival Fitbit, which also makes health tracking devices, stating that it stole information and data about the company by poaching staff.

Lawyers for Jawbone claimed in the filing that this case has started out of concealed efforts of Fitbit to steal talent, trade secrets and intellectual property from its chief competitor, the New York Times reported.

The lawsuit's timing couldn't be worse for Fitbit which is about to embark on a $100m ($65m) IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Snapchat announces Plan to Go Public; wants to Grow as Fast as Possible

Snapchat announces Plan to Go Public; wants to Grow as Fast as Possible

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's CEO, communicated about the company's plan to soon have an initial public offering at a technology conference hosted in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California.

Spiegel spoke for an hour with Re/code co-executive editors, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher on topics like the company's growth plans and the lack of diversity in technology.

Spiegel stated, "We have to IPO. It's just another dot on the list of things to do". He added that the mandate for him is to grow as fast as humanly possible.

Memorial Day weekend brings attractive deals, discounts

Memorial Day weekend brings attractive deals, discounts

There are some attractive deals, discounts and limited period offers on the Memorial Day weekend; these are being offered to entice consumers. T-Mobile is also looking for the opportunity to sell in the Memorial Day sale; it is offering an exclusive deal for customers. In this offer, one can swap 32GB Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge for a 64GB model.

It was announced by T-Mobile on Wednesday that the offer is related to its 'free memory upgrade' promo; the carrier would offer the 64GB variant of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones and will charge the price of the
32GB model.

Validity of this T-Mobile promo is from May 23 to May 25 and current customers on the carrier's Simple Choice No Credit, postpaid or prepaid plans could avail the offer.

Hewlett-Packard’s profit exceeds analysts’ estimates

Hewlett-Packard’s profit exceeds analysts’ estimates

Hewlett-Packard Co. said that its fiscal second-quarter profit surpassed estimates of analysts. This is attributable to corporate spending on servers raised before the company prepared of partition into two companies.

The company said that profit was 87 cents a share in the period that ended in April before certain items. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts approximately had estimated 86 cents a share. Hewlett-Packard also said that it may take charges of $3 billion associated with restructuring and the separation over three years.

Chief executive officer Meg Whitman said that they performed well in a tough market environment and some of their businesses did very well.

Starbucks announces Partnership with Spotify

Starbucks announces Partnership with Spotify

American coffee chain Starbucks has announced a partnership with the commercial music streaming service Spotify. The announcement by Seattle, Washington-based Starbucks has come a few months after ditching the sale of CDs in its stores.

According to reports, Spotify has decided to give accounts to its premium service to workers in the United States in next few months of the year. The music streaming company will allow the employees in the nation to create their own playlists. In return, the coffee company will endorse premium service of Spotify by making the music streaming company’s playlists accessible on the Starbucks’ smartphone app.

Apple drops its plan to introduce television

Apple drops its plan to introduce television

Apple is not going to introduce an ultra-high-definition television as it thought over a year ago. According to the Wall Street Journal, this decision has been taken by the company as it could not find any gripping features in order to create such a product. According to reports, it was expected that the company was looking forward to launch a TV set with high-definition display in 2016.

General Electric Reveals Plans to Produce LED Light Compatible with Apple's Homekit Software

General Electric Reveals Plans to Produce LED Light Compatible with Apple's

An announcement has been made by General Electric (GE) about plans to produce an LED light compatible with Apple's HomeKit software.

The integration will include the capability to control the GE lights by Siri, Apple's voice-interface digital assistant. With help of GE's Align technology, the HomeKit-enabled bulbs will let users to align their lighting with their sleep cycles. Those who know about the app called f. lux are already aware of the benefits of utilizing blue lighting in the daytime and amber lighting at night.

People in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area and surrounding counties use n-word in Google searches more often

People in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area and surrounding counties use n-word

As per statistics compiled by a top data scientist, people in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area and surrounding counties make use of the n-word in Google searches more frequently as compared to the most areas of the US.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre media market was ranked 16th out of 196 nationwide for frequency of computer users looking for the word. The racial slur has been used more in online searches by residents of the media market excluding the Johnstown-Altoona media market, as per a study by a data scientist who collected the information for a 2013 report that how racial animus affected the presidential elections of Barack Obama.

Sony Forecasts Annual Profit below Analysts’ Estimates

Sony Forecasts Annual Profit below Analysts’ Estimates

Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony Corp said that it has predicted annual profit below the estimates of analysts. It is expected that operating income will increase more than fourfold to 320 billion yen in the year started April 1.

Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai aims at decreasing costs and concentrating on profitability of the electronics major. The forecast for present year involves 35 billion yen in restructuring charges. Sony shares dropped 1.3% to 3,645 yen in Tokyo before the earnings were announced. The stock has rose 47% this year compared to 13% gain for the benchmark Topix index.

European Union‘s Charges against Google will be a big mistake, say Analysts

European Union‘s Charges against Google will be a big mistake, say Analysts

According to reports, regulators of European Union could file formal charges against Internet company Google for alleged anti-competitive behavior. The charges could be filed on Wednesday, but as per some analysts, such a move could be a big mistake.

On Tuesday, some media reports stated that Margrethe Vestager, Competition Commissioner of European Union, was poised to make statement about Google. The company has been the subject of an antitrust investigation in the region. Critics of the Internet giant said that the company has been enjoying its leading position in the search engine industry. As per the European Commission, the company currently holds more than 90% of the market share.

SZ DJI Technology Co. eying valuation at US$10 billion

SZ DJI Technology Co. eying valuation at US$10 billion

The world's most innovative drone maker based in China, SZ DJI Technology Co., could be worth $10 billion.

The DJI Technology company is in the process to raise money from investors at a $10 billion valuation. The firm offers professional quality machines to consumers for around $1,000.

If it becomes successful to raise the money, its valuation would propel it into the ranks of elite tech startups. The drones of Shenzhen-based company are designed with four propellers and are easy for beginners to control.




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