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Google teams up with orchestras to target classical music

    Google teamed up with five leading orchestras Monday in a bid to draw more classical music lovers to digital music as the streaming sector booms. Dubbed Classical Live, the initiative will offer exclusive recordings through the Internet giant`s Google Play service from orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. Also involved are the Boston Symphony ... Read More »

Social media users in India reach 143 million in April

New Delhi: Social media users in the country reached 143 million by April with rapid uptake seen in rural India where user base grew by 100 per cent in last one year to 25 million. The revelations come in a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and IMRB International. “There are 143 million social media users in India ... Read More »

Black holes not arbiters of doom: Researcher

    New York: Black holes are not ruthless killers as some studies have made them out, says an Indian-origin professor from Ohio State University. According to Samir Mathur, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), the recently proposed idea that black holes have “firewalls” that destroy all they touch has a loophole. In a paper posted online to ... Read More »

Europe draws up Greek capital control plans as default is ‘all but a certainty’

21.20 Greece accuses Europe of plotting regime change as creditors draw up ultimatum That’s almost it from out live coverage tonight. A reminder of events as they played out: we started the morning with both the EU and Athens insisting they were waiting on the other side to break the deadlock over bail-out talks with pensions emerging as the sticky ... Read More »

Holiday tech: 5 travel gadgets you should not leave home without, from cameras to e-books

Holiday reading … Amazon’s latest Kindle, the Voyage, boost the screen resolution and adds a new way to turn pages.Source: Supplied GETTING away on holiday does not necessarily mean leaving technology behind. Holiday-makers should be careful about the technology they do choose, however. Some can deliver entire libraries in a tiny form, capture faraway photos straight out of your pocket, ... Read More »

Uber Gets No Interim Relief From Delhi High Court Gives in Licence Case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to grant any interim relief to app-based cab company Uber on its plea challenging rejection of application for licence to operate in the national capital, saying that it was not supposed to ply if it did not have any permit.Justice Mukta Gupta issued notice to the Delhi government and city police and sought ... Read More »

Prime Minister Launches ‘Narendra Modi’ App for Android

Stepping up his digital presence, the Prime Minister on Wednesday launched ‘Narendra Modi’ mobile app to provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him.The Android-based application, already available on the Google Play store, is also aimed at giving a chance to people to interact with him and share ideas and suggestions. “Launched ‘Narendra Modi’. ... Read More »

‘India’s Mobile Towers to Number More Than 500,000 by 2020’

Mobile towers in India are likely to grow to over 500,000 by 2020 from about 400,000 at present due to increase in demand of wireless internet services, a study said on Tuesday.”Towers are expected to grow at 3 percent CAGR for next five years and the total number of towers is expected to grow to more than 511,000 by financial ... Read More »

GSM Subscriber Base Reaches 716 Million in May: COAI

Total subscriber base of seven GSM telecom operator, including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea reached 716.24 million at the end of May, as per data released by industry body COAI.”Total number of GSM subscriber as of May 2015 stood at 716.24 million,” Cellular Operators Association of India said in a report. The subscriber base of other companies included in this data are ... Read More »

IT Department’s New Smart Database to Help Check Tax Evasion

A new “smart and intelligent” database is being set up in the Income Tax department to help check tax evasion, a “menace” that is “spoiling” compliance culture, a top CBDT official said on Tuesday.The database will immensely improve “mining” of data as it will include all financial transactions of individuals and entities. “We just don’t want to get penalty and ... Read More »