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Google can be fined up to $5 billion by CCI

Google can be fined up to $5 billion by CCI

Search engine giant Google Inc could be slapped with a penalty of up to $5 billion if it is found guilty of violating competition norms in India, emerging reports suggest.

The Asian country's fair trade watchdog, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), is examining if the Internet search giant has really breached competition norms of the country.

Twitter aims to raise $1.61 billion through IPO

Twitter aims to raise $1.61 billion through IPO

Micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday announced a share price range of between $17 and $20 for its initial public offering (IPO), and said it expected to raise more than $1 billion from the offering.

The company's IPO prospectus, which was recently submitted with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), stated that the company would offer 70 million shares with the aforementioned price range, and that it expected the offering to raise $1.6 billion.

The company also stated that it would issue further 10.5 million shares if the IPO produces the desired results.

Virtual Dressing Room will be Available soon on Myntra

Virtual Dressing Room will be Available soon on Myntra

Myntra - the online fashion and lifestyle products retailer said in a statement that it has acquired FITIQUETTE - San Francisco-based technology platform provider. Though, Myntra has not disclosed the amount yet, but said that the acquisition was partly done by cash and partly done by stock. The company is of the view that technology innovation offered by FITIQUETTE will be able to solve issue of online shoppers related to size and fit.

eBay Releases Annual Census Guide on Wednesday

eBay Releases Annual Census Guide on Wednesday

In the 5th edition of annual eBay Census Guide released on Wednesday, it emerged that Ahmedabad was the top buyer of the imported lingerie through the online shopping portal in the previous year.

It was further revealed that the city led in the lifestyle products among the products sold from there. In addition, the city came up as the seventh largest ecommerce hub in the country. Many other interesting facts were also revealed by the survey.

Twitter’s new user growth slows but active usage grows

Twitter’s new user growth slows but active usage grows

Micro-blogging site Twitter has been experiencing decline in the number of its new user growth but the percentage of engaged users is on the rise, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

As per the report, around 15 per cent of U. S. adult Internet users used Twitter also, as of February this year. The figure represents a slight increase from 13 per cent in May 2011. In November 2010, the figure was recorded at 8 per cent.

The new Bing, at least two-third of it, now live in US

The new Bing, at least two-third of it, now live in US

The notably revamped version of Bing search engine previewed by Microsoft last week has now been released to the US users, who can now opt in either to the banner which appears on www. Bing. com, or opt in at bing. com/new.

Microsoft Bing goes social in search war with Google

Microsoft Bing goes social in search war with Google

With Microsoft having recently made a Bing-related announcement, which underscored the company's plans to roll out an updated edition of its three-year-old Bing search engine, analysts are of the opinion that the planned boost to Bing's social networking features will apparently give a more competitive edge to Microsoft's search war with Internet search giant Google.

CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690-equipped desktop system

CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690-equipped desktop system

A CyberpowerPC-branded desktop system will integrate NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, PC firm Cyberpower Inc confirmed.

The high-end PC firm said the integration of GeForce GTX 690 graphics card in the system will offer a strong option for those who want the most state-of-the-art and high-end powerful graphics in their PCs.

The NVIDIA chip-equipped CyberpowerPC-branded desktop system will mainly target those who spend a great deal of time playing computer games.

Oracle v. Google Java Copyright Portion of Trial Now in Hands of Jury

Oracle v. Google Java Copyright Portion of Trial Now in Hands of Jury

The Oracle-Google lawsuit - a potential landmark copyright violation case which Oracle originally filed against Google in 2010 - entered Day 1 of its third week in session on Monday, April 30, with a 12-member jury beginning deliberations in the case.

It was on April 16 that the copyright and patent trial in the Oracle-Google lawsuit began in federal court. The lawsuit essentially has Oracle accusing Google of stealing parts of its Java software suite - known as application programming interfaces (APIs) - for the development of its hugely popular Android mobile operating system.

Google remembers Gideon Sundback with special doodle

Google remembers Gideon Sundback with special doodle

Google, the world's most popular search engine, never miss a chance to memorialize great events and legends. On April 24, it posted a special doodle on its homepage to pay tribute to Gideon Sundback, who revolutionized the world of fashion with the zipper.

Marking Sundback's 132nd birth anniversary, Google zipped up its homepage in the middle. Clicking on the zipper unzipped the homepage to disclose search results for the great inventor.