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Satya Nadella’s school in India celebrates his appointment as new Microsoft CEO

Satya Nadella’s school in India celebrates his appointment as new Microsoft CEO

The recent announcement of Satya Nadella as the new Chief Executive Officer of US software giant Microsoft has brought laurels to Hyderabad Public School (HPS) in India. Nadella is an old HPS student; and it is matter of great pride and honor for the school that he has been appointed to the top-notch post at Microsoft.

Nadella is one of Microsoft's veteran executives who previously served as the company's head of the Cloud and Enterprise Group, before being named the new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer.

India-born Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft’s new CEO

India-born Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft’s new CEO

Hyderabad, India-born Satya Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer as the Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the world's leading software firm announced on Tuesday.

Forty-six-year-old Nadella is a 22-year Microsoft veteran and cloud guru. He is well suited to the services segment of the company's recent realignment towards "devices & services," though he is not very comfortable with the devices segment of the business.

South Korea using Microsoft’s Kinect technology to protect its border

South Korea using Microsoft’s Kinect technology to protect its border

South Korea is using Microsoft's motion-control technology Kinect to monitor its border with North Korea, according to a fresh report from South Korean newspaper Hankooki.

The report, translated by Kotaku, South Korean software engineer Jae Kwan Ko created a Kinect-based software system that is now in use by South Korean border forces to scan the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries.

Wipro posts highest sequential rise in dollar revenue in 8 quarters

Wipro posts highest sequential rise in dollar revenue in 8 quarters

Indian IT-services exporter Wipro on Friday reported the highest sequential increase in dollar revenue in the last eight quarters, and expressed optimism that its sales would continue to grow in the current quarter.

The country's No. 3 software services exporter reported an increase of 2.9 per cent in dollar revenue to $1,678.4 million for the October-December quarter of 2013. The growth exceeded the lower-end of its forecast of 1.8 per cent to
3.6 per cent for the quarter under review.

TCS slips over 4% on lower-than-expected revenue growth

TCS slips over 4% on lower-than-expected revenue growth

Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) slipped more than 4 per cent in early trade on Friday after the company reported lower-than-expected for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.

India's biggest outsourcer announced that a quarter-on-quarter increase of 3 per cent in its dollar revenues to $3,438 million for the October-December quarter, lower than analysts' expectation of a rise of 3.5-4 per cent.

Nokia pulls out HERE Maps from Apple’s App Store

Nokia pulls out HERE Maps from Apple’s App Store

Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia Corp has reportedly pulled out its mapping app HERE from Apple's App Store, citing some compatibility issues.

While Nokia has yet to disclose details about the withdrawing of the app, reports suggest that HERE Maps app was pulled as the app had been experiencing compatibility issues after Apple upgraded to iOS 7.

The app has been well-known for providing access to Nokia's cloud-based mapping service, which provides various views, satellite maps and information about public transport and live traffic.

Finland urges India to resolve Nokia tax dispute

Finland urges India to resolve Nokia tax dispute

Finland's Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja has urged the Indian government to resolve the Nokia tax dispute at their earliest possible but declared that Finland was not a party to the dispute.

Finnish handset maker Nokia has already declared that the Chennai plant will not be a part of the Microsoft deal if the freeze on its assets is not lifted by 12th of December, and that the plant could be closed.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in damages

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in damages

South Korea-based consumer electronics giant Samsung suffered another defeat in its ongoing patent infringement battle with Apple on Thursday, when a Silicon Valley jury ordered it to pay $290 million more in damages to the Cupertino firm.

The South Korean firm was ordered to compensate Apple for the loss that it suffered due to copying of its iPhone and iPad features by Samsung. The recent fine pushed the total amount Samsung owe to Apple to $930 million.

Samsung’s Android 4.3 update to allow pairing of some US Galaxy handsets with Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung’s Android 4.3 update to allow pairing of some US Galaxy handsets with Ga

On Monday, Samsung disclosed in an official statement that it has readied an Android 4.3 `Jelly Bean' software update which will facilitate some US users of Galaxy smartphones to pair their handsets with the company's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Thus far, the $300-price smartwatch can be paired only with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 handset.

The announcement made by Samsung on Monday fits in with an earlier statement in which the company hinted at its plans to push the Android 4.3 update on a global scale.

Freeze of Indian assets won’t affect Microsoft deal: Nokia

Freeze of Indian assets won’t affect Microsoft deal: Nokia

Nokia claimed on Monday that the freeze of its assets by Indian authorities would not affect its deal with Microsoft as it has sufficient assets in the Asian country to meet its tax obligations.

In early September, beleaguered Finnish handset maker hit a deal to sell its phone business to Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft. But, the Indian tax authorities' last week's move of freezing Nokia's assets prompted many to predict that it would prevent transfer assets to a new owner.