Stories by John Ribeiro

New CEO and CFO at beleaguered outsourcer Satyam

Troubled Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services announced the appointment of a new CEO and chief financial officer (CFO) on Tuesday. The two are former executives of Mahindra Group, the business group in the process of acquiring a majority stake in Satyam.

Written by John Ribeiro23 June 09 22:52

Dell bundling open source applications for SMBs

Dell is planning to offer small and medium businesses (SMBs) globally pre-configured bundles of hardware and open source software to run their businesses, according to an executive at the company.

Written by John Ribeiro10 June 09 04:23

Google adds editing tools to online translation

Google has brought out a translator toolkit that combines the company's machine translation technology with online tools for manually editing content.

Written by John Ribeiro10 June 09 04:35

New search tool Google Squared goes live

Google Squared, a new search tool that Google described last month, is now live. Squared pulls information about members of a category from all over the Web and presents it in a table with rows and columns, instead of the series of page links typically returned by search engines.

Written by John Ribeiro04 June 09 19:02

Digg users can now vote on both ads and news

Social news site Digg is introducing an advertisement platform that will allow its users to vote advertisements up and down as they now do with news stories.

Written by John Ribeiro04 June 09 19:10

Facebook blocked in Iran ahead of elections

Social networking site Facebook has been blocked in Iran since Saturday, according to the country's opposition, as opposition voters increasingly turn to online tools like social networking to promote their candidates.

Written by John Ribeiro26 May 09 08:29

India moves to boost engineering prowess

IEEE, an association of technical professionals, plans to launch a training and certification program in India in tandem with industry and educational institutions, to get around the problem of falling standards at the country's engineering colleges.

Written by John Ribeiro22 May 09 21:26

Yahoo brings social news site Buzz to India

Yahoo introduced on Thursday to India its <a href="">Buzz social news site</a>, which identifies the top news stories and blog posts based on user votes and search patterns.

Written by John Ribeiro21 May 09 20:42

Global PC software piracy up because of China, India

PC software piracy was on the upswing in 2008 for the second year in a row, because PC shipments grew fastest in high-piracy countries like China and India, according to a study released Tuesday by the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

Written by John Ribeiro12 May 09 22:50

Ballmer: IT has opportunities from economic recovery

Growth will have to come from higher productivity and innovation when the economy begins to recover, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told developers gathered Wednesday in Hyderabad for the company's India edition of the Tech Ed conference.

Written by John Ribeiro14 May 09 04:24

Sony posts annual loss, as economic downturn bites

Sony reported Thursday a loss for its fiscal year ended March 31, hit by the slowdown of the global economy, the appreciation of the yen, and a decline in the Japanese stock market.

Written by John Ribeiro15 May 09 04:46

HP recalls 70,000 laptop batteries

Hewlett-Packard has recalled Lithium-Ion batteries used in some of its laptops, as they pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Thursday.

Written by John Ribeiro18 May 09 04:27

Nortel sets up network operations center in India

Nortel Networks has set up a Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) in Bangalore, to help remotely manage and support the networks of its carrier and enterprise customers in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Written by John Ribeiro15 May 09 09:46

India is losing its share of offshoring market, says Gartner

The growth rate of offshore outsourcing to India is expected to come down considerably, as new clients are increasingly including other countries in their evaluation, according to research firm Gartner.

Written by John Ribeiro21 April 09 06:00