Marissa Mayer Hopes to Stay in Job Even if Yahoo Changes Hands

Marissa Mayer is hopeful of keeping her job leading Yahoo Inc. even if the struggling Web pioneer changes hands. Under pressure from investors and facing a potential proxy fight, the chief executive officer has pledged to do what’s best for shareholders as Yahoo reviews alternatives for separating its core Internet business from a stake in […]

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First impression: Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung’s annual refresh, the Galaxy S7, looks sexier than its predecessor, the S6. And that says a lot about the shift in Samsung’s design philosophy. The silver version, though, seemed a fingerprint magnet. In the limited time I spent with the S7, two things come to mind, the first being the camera. The rear 12-megapixel […]

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Facebook buys filters app Masquerade to counter Snapchat

A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Reuters ALSO READ Facebook Messenger, Snapchat decline in popularityFacebook most preferred social network for Hyd GenZ: TCS Youth surveyFacebook to ban private gun sales on its social networkFlipkart invests in parenting social network TinystepFacebook’s broken hearts […]

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Ola to extend auto service to eight more cities

Even as rival Uber shut its auto-rickshaw service it piloted in Delhi late last year, domestic rival Ola is aggressively expanding its auto service in newer cities. The Bengaluru-based taxi aggregator which is backed by Tiger Global, Softbank and Chinese taxi hailing service Didi Kuaidi is now planning to launch the service in eight more […]

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Harry Potter Creator JK Rowling Releases First Instalment of New Web Series

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling Tuesday released the first instalment of a four-part online short-story series titled ‘History of Magic in North America’. The latest writing from the 50-year-old celebrated author tells the magical history of America and is available to read on her ‘Pottermore’ website. The first piece is titled ‘Fourteenth Century – Seventeenth […]

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Work From Home, Lottery Scams Biggest Online Scams in India: Survey

The top three online scams in India are work from home, lottery scams and fake bank email scam, says a new multi-market survey, adding that despite the growing awareness, new online scams are being reported every day. Releasing an “Internet Scams” study on Thursday, Norway-based Telenor Group, Telenor India’s major shareholder, said that as Internet […]

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