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TestingXperts achieves ISO 27001 certification for its global delivery centre in Chandigarh

Pennsylvania [United States], Nov.9 : TestingXperts, a specialist Software Testing and QA company, is pleased to announce the achievement of 'ISO 27001:2013' certification for its state of the art global delivery centre in Chandigarh.

This achievement is a testament to TestingXperts' commitment to implementing highest standards of information management.

This adds to the existing certifications that TestingXperts has on quality and security including but not limited to ISO 9001.

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Want customer satisfaction? Hire a creative staff: Study

Washington D. C. [US], Oct. 15 : Organizations in the service sector that have more creative employees enjoy higher levels of customer satisfaction, suggests a new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

The study looked at how creativity-orientated HR practices influence customer satisfaction. The authors recommend that businesses should invest in developing the creative capabilities of their customer service employees by implementing a system of HR practices tailored towards creativity.

These could include workshops to help staff increase their creative confidence and training to provide creative thinking and problem solving techniques.

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TestingXperts appoints Madhu Murty Ronanki as Senior VP

Pennsylvania [United States], Sept.28 : TestingXperts, a leader in Software Testing Services, today announced that Madhu Murty Ronanki has joined the company as senior vice president, reporting to Manish Gupta, CEO at TestingXperts.

Madhu's responsibilities will include day-to-day operations for all aspects of delivery and presales.

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Apple iPhone 7 enters 30 more countries from Saturday

New York, Sep 24 : After a stupendous response from 28 countries in the first phase beginning from September 16, Apple's iPhone 7 ans iPhone 7 Plus will now be available in additional 30 countries, starting from Saturday.

Todaya's launch includes the following countries: Andorra, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be launched in India on October 7.

Apple also launched its new "Apple Watch Series 2", "Apple Watch Edition" and updated Series 1 models in 20 additional countries on Saturday.

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Oil prices decline

New York, July 28 : Oil prices dropped on Wednesday as government data showed US crude stockpiles gained unexpectedly, deepening market concerns on oversupply.

The West Texas Intermediate for September delivery lost $1.00 to settle at $41.92 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for September delivery erased $1.40 to close at $43.47 a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its weekly report on Wednesday that US oil inventories rose 1.7 million barrels last week to 521.1 million barrels, ending a 7-week streak of declines and beating market consensus of a 2.3-million barrels decrease.

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Verizon to acquire Yahoo’s operating business

California, July 26 : Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. on Monday announce they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments.

Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also connects advertisers with target audiences through a streamlined advertising technology stack that combines the power of their data, content and technology.

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US aircraft sales to Iran blocked by House amid security concerns

Washington, July 9 : The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure to block aircraft sales to Iran, potentially undercutting a Boeing deal with Tehran.

Two approved amendments to an appropriations bill from Representative Peter Roskam would ban the sales from Boeing and European rival Airbus amid concerns the aircraft could be used for military purposes, reports the Guardian.

The first amendment would prohibit the Office of Foreign Assets Control from using funds to authorise a license necessary to allow aircraft to be sold to Iran and a second would bar loans from US financial institutions to purchase militarily adaptable aircraft.

However, the ban would need to be approved by the Senate.

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Samsung top-selling smartphone brand globally: Report

New York, June 15 : South Korean smartphone giant Samsung sold the most number of smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of the year and is expected to sell 320 million smartphones by the end of the year, a new report said on Wednesday.

According to US-based market research company IC Insights, buoyed by the strong sales growth of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung sold 81.5 million smartphones, followed by Apple with 51.6 million smartphones -- in the first quarter.

Although the list of top 12 smartphone makers is dominated by China-based smartphone suppliers -- taking eight spots in the list -- Indian smartphone supplier Micromax broke into the list for the first time.

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Amazon will invest another USD 3 bn in India: Jeff Bezos

Washington, June 8 : The US-based global e-commerce major had pledged another USD 3 billion investment in India as it bets big on the USD 14 billion e-retail space in the country that's projected to grow to USD 55 billion by 2018.

"We have already created some 45,000 jobs in India and continue to see huge potential in the Indian economy," said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of at an gala hosted by the US-India Business council for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

"Our team is surpassing even our most ambitious planned milestones, and I'm pleased to announce today that we'll invest an additional $3 billion on top of the $2 billion that we announced in 2014, bringing our total investment in India to over $5 billion."

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Amazon CEO sees 'huge potential' in India, to pour additional $3 billion investment

Washington D. C., June 8 : Amazon Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Tuesday said his company would invest an additional $3 billion to expand its business in India, taking the leading online retailer's net investment in the country to over $5 billion.

Bezos said at the U. S.-India Business Council's Leadership Summit in Washington, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the executives from the U. S. companies. Prime Minister Modi also presented Global Leadership Awards to Bezos and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries promoter Dilip Shangvhi.

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India's biggest challenge at June 9 NSG meet will be to deal with China's two-faced nuclear policy: US experts

Washington D. C., June 5 - India's biggest hurdle at the upcoming Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) Meeting on June 9 will be to overcome China's two-faced policy of opposing India's application to join the group on the one hand and on the other violating NSG terms by supplying banned nuclear materials to Pakistan.

Analysts in the United States believe that India's NSG application is in a precarious position for several reasons, chief among them being China's assertion that if the NSG countries make an exception for India, they should do the same for Pakistan, even though Pakistan has been caught selling nuclear weapons secrets to Libya and was named and shamed globally.

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Managing work and family life not easy: Indra Nooyi

New York: PepsiCo's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has acknowledged that managing her family life and work was "not easy" and while she does not regret pursuing her career, she is filled with "heartaches" for not? spending as much time with her daughters when they were growing up.

In a candid discussion, Nooyi, among the only 4 percent women who are currently CEOs of S&P 500 companies, said she would tell her younger self to be "careful" of the choices she would make since missing out on her children growing up will eventually "hurt".

"Not easy," Nooyi said at the Women In the World Summit here when asked how it was for her balancing her personal life while moving up in her career.

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McDonald's to open 1,300 outlets in China

Washington, April 1 : Fast food giant McDonald's has planned to open approximately 1,300 fast food restaurants in China over the next five years, CEO Steve Easterbrook announced.

Easterbrook said that the firm wants to make China its second largest market worldwide, behind only the US, EFE news reported.

Easterbrook said that the aim is to open some 250 restaurants this year, and to do that the firm will seek an investing partner to participate in broadening its franchise business in China, where McDonald's currently operates some 2,200 stores.

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Starbucks gets sued for not filling cups to rim

Washington D. C., Mar. 18 : Two Starbucks fanatics filed a lawsuit against the leading cafe franchise for refusing to fill their cups to the rim.

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