Tech Market

Toptal Buys Skillbridge to Advance Freelance Tech Market

Freelance developer entity Toptal announced it has acquired Skillbridge, a firm that focuses on providing top freelance business talent to companies. Toptal, a company that provides freelance software engineers and designers for hire, has announced its acquisition of Skillbridge, an online platform for elite business freelancers, in a move aimed at creating a scalable network for top freelance developers, designers, ... Read More »

Australian stock market becomes haven for tech startups

Image Credit: Passion Images / Shutterstock.com The Asia-Pacific region has been picking up some of the slack we’ve been encountering lately within the technology merger and acquisition (M&A) landscape. While US capital markets are tightening, tech M&A activity in the Asia-Pacific region reached a three-year high during this first quarter. A growing number of early stage tech companies are setting ... Read More »

IIIT-Hyderabad starts accelerator focused on AI, deep tech

A file photo of a computer lab at IIIT Hyderabad. Photo: Mint Hyderabad: Computer science focused educational research institute International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Hyderabad is starting a new accelerator focused on technologies such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality. These technologies, incidentally, are focused around research areas of the premier educational institute. ... Read More »

7 New Tech Gadgets That Are Completely Useless

Apple Watches | Spencer Platt/Getty Images In a world where it seems like everything’s been done, it’s hard to come up with something new. This is not to say that we haven’t been impressed with some gadgets we’ve seen as of late, in fact we recently published a list of our favorite gadgets from 2015. That said, there’s been quite a few ... Read More »

Siri-Like Voice Commands Coming to More Apps and Devices, Says Nuance

Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now, and Microsoft’s Cortana are doing a reasonably great job at making our lives easier. They remind us about our meetings, help us know about the weather, and tell how bad the traffic is outside. But they still cannot make all the tasks “hands-free” just yet, and their areas of expertise reside largely to the mobile ... Read More »

Apple TV Reviews: Kinda Buggy, Kinda Great

The latest version of Apple’s streaming media set-top box, expected to hit U.S. retail stores on Friday, has gathered a bundle of mixed early reviews. Some reviewers saw great potential in the US$149 diminutive black box designed to pump movies, TV shows, games and apps from the Internet to a television set. Others found plenty to criticize. “Functionally, it’s the ... Read More »

iPad Pro: The Thrill Is Gone

Apple this week began selling its iPad Pro, but the newly introduced device is failing to evoke the enthusiasm the company’s line of tablets traditionally has seen. Reviewers gave the device high marks for its battery life, screen, speakers, light weight and Pen, but panned the keyboard, the lack of a touchpad and 3D Touch, its long charging times and ... Read More »

India has to wait for low-cost Windows 10 phones: Microsoft

 For those in India waiting for low-cost Lumia smartphones that come packed with New-Age Windows 10, there is still some time as the company is now focussed on re-branding and launching new generation smartphones to take on big players, a top Microsoft executive has said. “We are sort of re-building so we will start high. New generation smartphones first and ... Read More »

Amazon Reportedly Planning to Launch $50 Tablet

Online retailer Amazon.com plans to release a $50 (roughly Rs. 3,300) tablet in time for the holiday season, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The 6-inch screen tablet comes with a mono speaker and is priced much lower than Amazon’s Fire tablet, the cheapest variant of which is sold at $99. Amazon also plans to ... Read More »

Toshiba Posts $318 Million Loss in Wake of Accounting Scandal

Crisis-hit Toshiba said Monday it would book a $318 million loss for its latest fiscal year in the wake of a billion dollar profit-padding scandal. The vast 140-year-old conglomerate said that its annual loss for the year to March 2015 would be JPY 37.8 billion (roughly Rs. 2,121 crores), reversing a previously expected JPY 120 billion annual profit. Toshiba left ... Read More »