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NIIT Tech signs 3-yr multi-mn pound deal with British Airways

New Delhi: Software company NIIT Tech has signed a multi-million pound three-year outsourcing deal with its existing client British Airways. The deal is one of the largest ever to be signed by NIIT Tech, it said in a statement.

Google phone to cost $179, debut Oct. 22

PETER SVENSSON AP 24.09.2008
The T-Mobile G1 Android-powered phone, the first cell phone with the operating system designed by Google Inc., is shown Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — The first cell phone running Google Inc.'s mobile software looks something like Apple Inc.'s iPhone and has a large touch screen, but it also packs a trackball, a slide-out keyboard and easy access to Google's e-mail and mapping pr...


Google demos Android phone at developer day

Claudine Beaumont Telegraph 18.09.2008
Google demos Android phone at developer day

Search giant Google has shown off its new "Google phone" operating system ahead of the device's official launch in New York next Tuesday.

Microsoft opens first Canadian development centre in Vancouver suburb

VANCOUVER — Microsoft Corp. held the official opening of its first Canadian development centre in a Vancouver suburb Wednesday, adding 300 jobs and more clout to the region's growing technology sector.


NCsoft to move North American headquarters to Seattle

Austin American-Statesman 11.09.2008
NCsoft to move North American headquarters to Seattle

NCsoft Corp., the South Korean computer gaming publisher, has reorganized its local operations and is moving its North American headquarters from Austin to Seattle.

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There are not many companies whose trade names have become verbs. And there must be even fewer who would view this as a cause for concern. But when Google entered the dictionary in 2006, the directors seemed furious. Instead of celebrating their s...


GD-HK funding scheme invites applications

The 2008 Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Co-operation Funding Scheme is inviting applications for funding support for research and development projects.

Sony recalls laptops for possible overheating

TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptop computers worldwide because of a wiring flaw that could cause overheating.


Bloomberg mistakenly publishes obit for Apple CEO Steve Jobs

An obituary for Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs was mistakenly published by Bloomberg News on Thursday, according to several reports.

HTC Dream Aka G1, Android-Powered Handset Launch Date Confirmed

The HTC Dream aka G1 is the first handset of T-Mobile which is to run the Google Android as the operating system. There has been a little confusion about its launch date, but now it is confirmed on the Oct 13th.


Latest Microsoft browser challenges Google

Rob Minto Financial Times 28.08.2008
Latest Microsoft browser challenges Google

Microsoft released a web browser on Wednesday that includes a feature that could affect the advertising model of internet rivals such as Google.

China´s phone users top 960 million

Xinhua CCTV.com 28.08.2008
China´s phone users top 960 million

The number of phone users in China had exceeded 960 million as of July, including over 600 million mobile phone users, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Wednesday.


Intel cuts electric cords with wireless power system

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Intel on Thursday showed off a wireless electric power system that analysts say could revolutionize modern life by freeing devices from transformers and wall outlets.

Sony says to launch new version of PSP handheld

David Milliken Reuters 21.08.2008
Sony says to launch new version of PSP handheld

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - Consumer electronics giant Sony (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) announced a new version of its Playstation Portable handheld games console that can be used as a telephone, to go on sale in Europe and the...


Lenovo IdeaPad U8 Mobile Internet Device Gets Olympic Launch

Mike Slocombe Digital-Lifestyles 21.08.2008
Lenovo IdeaPad U8 Mobile Internet Device Gets Olympic Launch

Hoping to be heard above the clinking of Michael Phelp’s vast haul of gold medals is Lenovo’s new Lenovo IdeaPad U8, which gets an official debut at the Beijing Olympics

Indian Apple iPhone 3G launches without the 3G

As the Apple iPhone 3G gets set to launch later this week in India there remains just one small problem: India has not got an operational 3G mobile network yet...


A ‘Dream’ Come True: U.S. Approves the First Google Phone

Last week, we told you that Taiwan-based HTC, one of the largest mobile device makers in the world, was readying the first smart phone to use Google’s Android operating system.

Apple’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino. Hi-tech rival Google is based only five miles away in Mountain View. Photograph: Alamy

The sleek, touchscreen iPhone has proved so lucrative for Apple that the electronic gadgets manufacturer has unseated Google to become the most valuable company in America's cradle of technological innovation, Silicon Valley.


Gates shares in HK's vision

Alfred Liu and Mandy Lo The Standard 13.08.2008
Gates shares in HK's vision

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates met with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam- kuen in Hong Kong yesterday and spoke of how the information technology industry can help forge the city's digital future.

Apple removes I Am Rich, a $1,000 featureless iPhone application

Eight people bought the software, which has no function except to alert other people that you have money.



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