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Microsoft enters Google’s unwalled garden

New York, Aug. 31: In late 2009, when Microsoft introduced a downloadable application for the iPhone from Apple, it set off some excitement in the tech world. For years, Microsoft and Apple had been h

HP to pay $55mn to clear charges

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay the U.S. government $55 million to settle charges that it paid kickbacks to technology partners for recommending HP products to federal agencies.

This final agreemen

Moore’s law is still the law

New york, Aug. 31: Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are reporting this week that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization of computer memory that

US rider asks if cabbie is Muslim, then stabs him

Aug. 26: It was the first fare of the cab driver’s shift. A young man hailed him at the corner of Second Avenue and East 24th Street, wanting to go to 42nd and Second. It was 6 pm on Tuesday; the traf

Key Karzai aide in graft probe is linked to CIA

Aug. 26: The aide to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the centre of a politically sensitive corruption investigation is being paid by the CIA, according to Afghan and American officials. Moha

S. Korea: Kim visiting China by special train

Aug. 26: The South Korean authorities were checking signs that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il, was visiting China by special train on Thursday, an official in the presidential office of South Ko

Photography gets 3D fillip

I had some fun with 3D, despite my lack of enthusiasm for the not-quite-ready-for-prime-time technology. Fujifilm updated last year’s 3D camera with a new model that adds high-def 3-D video capture. T

Web access is less among sick people

Although the number of “cyberchondriacs” — people who research health information online — is at an all-time high, those who are afflicted with chronic conditions are less likely to have Internet acce

Start-up Smooth-Stone aims to slay chip goliath

New York, Aug. 16: A group of investors, including companies from the United States, Europe and the United Arab Emirates, has formed in a bid to disrupt one of Intel’s most lucrative franchises. The c

Debts go unpaid as bust erodes home equity

During the great housing boom, homeowners nationwide borrowed a trillion dollars from banks, using the soaring value of their houses as security. Now the money has been spent and struggling borrowers

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.