When Satish Cadabom recently brought a pair of Korean Dosa Mastiff pups, it hit the headlines — for the Rs 2 crore he shelled out for them. He spends another Rs 30,000 a month on food and care. “Expensive breeds are in high demand,” said Satish, who has been a dog breeder for 20 years, [...]
SAN FRASNCISCO – Sales of personal computers slid for the sixth consecutive quarter at the start of 2016, falling to levels not seen since 2007, a market tracker said Monday.
A survey by research firm Gartner shows a 9.6 percent drop in PC sales in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, to 64.7 million [...]
NEW DELHI – Between an India which produces 62 million tonnes of solid waste every year and a ‘Swachh Bharat’ is an untapped waste management industry which has the potential to be worth $13 billion by 2025, according to business organisations dealing in waste management research.
Entrepreneurs are now urgng the government to franchise the ‘fragmented’ [...]
NEW YOR – A US startup says it has created the world’s first “smart” bottle which can keep wine as fresh as the day it was uncorked for up to a month.
The Boston-based Kuvee company said in a statement that the industry “has been slow to innovate beyond the glass bottle and cork.”
Kuvee’s specially designed [...]
SAN FRANCISCO – Google on Tuesday unveiled a new landline telephone service aimed at helping consumers stay connected in the Internet cloud.
The new Fiber Phone service will be made available to a few US markets and later expanded to other cities where Google offers high-speed Internet.
The new service adds a few high-tech features to the [...]
NEW DELHI – Indian business sentiment fell for the first time in three months in March as companies faced lower demand amid rising input prices adding to expectations of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, a survey has found.
The MNI India Business Sentiment Indicator, a gauge of current sentiment among BSE-listed [...]
NEW YORK – Marriott won over Starwood with a sweetened bid worth more than $14.4 billion (almost Rs 1 lakh crore) just days after a Chinese insurance company appeared to steal the deal away from the hotel chain with a more lucrative offer.
The buyout, which may still be contested by China’s Anbang, would create the [...]
SAN FRANCISCO – Confirming leaked media reports, Apple on Monday launched its first-ever cheaper and smaller yet powerful 4-inch iPhone SE, especially for the emerging markets like India and China.
The 64 GB version will come at $499, while the 16 GB model costs $399.
As powerful as iPhone 6S, it has a 64-bit A9 processor and [...]
NEW DELHI – Total investments in electronics manufacturing sector in India, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics market, has crossed Rs 1.28 lakh crore, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.
“When our government came (in 2014), the total investment in electronics manufacturing was around Rs 11,700 crore and as of two [...]
NEW DELHI – Pramod Narayan’s life changed a couple of years back, when he registered himself with Ola Cabs, the Indian replica of global taxi aggregating platform Uber. He had been a chauffeur in Pune for 18 years, during which time his best take-home was Rs 15,000 a month. But as an Ola driver, he [...]