Monday 21st April 2014

Apple sells 9 m 5s, 5c iPhones in first three days

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  519 views  |  

REUTERS – Apple Inc said it sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in the first three days after their launch on Friday. Shares of Apple rose 3.6% in premarket trade on Monday following the news. Demand for the iPhone 5s has exceeded initial supplies, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks, the company said in a statement. The sales far outpaced the figures from last September, when Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, selling more than 5 million in the first three days after its launch. On Friday, long lines formed outside stores in Tokyo, New York, San Francisco and other cities for Apple’s new top-of-the-line 5s and the less-expensive 5c. It was the first... 


Deconstructing Apple’s iPhone 5s

Published : 1:01 am  September 23, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  560 views  |  

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Leapset urges local IT industry to “shift to product innovation”

Published : 12:59 am  September 23, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  971 views  |  

Leapset urged Sri Lankan IT professionals to start focusing on product innovation lastweek . The Silicon Valley developer of an end-to-end digital platform for the restaurant industry bases its entire engineering muscle in Colombo, and suggested that focusing on new product development is the future of IT. This call to action challenges the local ICT sector, which has been primarily driven by a consulting centric business models for years. Leapset’s CEO Mani Kulasooriya and MD for Sri Lanka Shanil Fernando were the key speakers at the session. They described ‘creative technology’ as developing products and solutions that solve business and real life problems, in better and more innovative... 


BlackBerry unveils the Z30 as its new flagship smartphone

Published : 12:59 am  September 23, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  570 views  |  

REUTERS: BlackBerry Ltd. launched its new Z30 flagship smartphone on Wednesday, as it battles to win back market share despite uncertainty around its future. Once a pioneer in the smartphone arena, BlackBerry said last month it was weighing options that could include an outright sale, in the face of lacklustre sales for its new devices that run on the BlackBerry 10 operating system. The long-rumoured Z30 device, which is first being unveiled at an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be BlackBerry’s new top-of-the-line device, taking the crown from the smaller Z10 that was launched early this year. The new touchscreen device, which boasts a five-inch display and a 1.7 gigahertz processor,... 


India goes for mega IT zone near Hyderabad

Published : 12:59 am  September 23, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  373 views  |  

REUTERS: The Cabinet on Friday approved a plan to build an information technology investment zone near Hyderabad, aiming to attract Rs. 2.19 trillion worth of investments over more than two decades. The project, to be built over 202 sq km, will be implemented in two phases spread over 25 years, the Government said in a statement. The first phase will be completed by 2018. The cabinet had earlier approved a broad plan to set up mega IT zones in different states to help boost investments in information technology and electronic hardware manufacturing. Hyderabad is the second major Indian information technology hub after Bangalore. Google Inc and Microsoft Corp  have campuses in the city.  Read More →


BlackBerry warns of big loss, 4,500 job cuts

Published : 12:58 am  September 23, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  368 views  |  

Reuters: BlackBerry Ltd warned on Friday it expects to report a huge quarterly operating loss next week and that it will cut more than a third of its global workforce, rekindling fears of the company’s demise and sending its shares into a tailspin. The company, which has struggled to claw back market share from the likes of Apple Inc’s Phone and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Galaxy phones, said it expects to report a net operating loss of between $950 million and $995 million in the quarter ended August 31, due to writedowns and other factors. The results will put more pressure on BlackBerry to find a buyer for either some parts of the company, or for all of it. It said last month it is... 


Leading Spanish consulting company LKS Group partners with IFS

Published : 12:58 am  September 23, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  419 views  |  

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has signed a partnership agreement with LKS Group, one of the leading providers of professional consulting services in Spain. The companies will collaborate on joint sales opportunities, as well as implementation and support projects centred on the IFS Applications software suite. With more than 1,000 employees, LKS Group is one of the leading reference points in the professional services sector in Spain. Providing extensive coverage throughout Spain, the company is also present on the global scene with offices in France, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, India and China. Through the partnership, IFS and LKS... 


Celebrated technology show INTEROP globally launched in Colombo

Published : 12:58 am  September 23, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  284 views  |  

The INTEROP technology show which was held on 4 and 5 September at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, had an overwhelming response, not just from the technology leaders but also from key associations and media representatives. The show witnessed the presence of more than 500 technology enthusiasts from across industries. Key representatives from ISACA, SLASSCOM, FITIS, FCCISL, BICSI and iSPA generously supported the event. INTEROP Colombo, a conference plus expo, gave the Sri Lankan technology business leaders the platform to hear from worldwide technology leaders, learn about new products, and meet technology vendors from across borders. The conference program was designed around key themes that are... 


ICTA opens 21 Nenasalas in north

Published : 2:32 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  423 views  |  

Minister Siyambalapitiya says President wants all to benefit from ICT Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that President Mahinda Rajapaksa is very keen that the benefits of ICT are accrued to all. The Minister said so while inaugurating 21 new Nenasalas (Wisdom Outlets) in the North recently.  Speaking further on the occasion the Minister emphasised that the President desired that every child develops his/her talents to the utmost. The Nenasalas set up island-wide including the 21 set up in the North on 16 and 17 September were proof of this. “Every child irrespective of his place of birth, language spoken, religion practised or any other such... 


SLT connects over 350,000 households with optical fibre-based broadband access

Published : 2:30 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  2 Comments  |  977 views  |  

 Enabling nearly 1.5 m home and business internet consumers Company enhances customers’ broadband experience through bringing fibre optic deployment closer to the customers Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the nation’s no. 1 telecommunication services provider, announced that the company has set the benchmark for high quality and reliable broadband experience in the country by connecting over 350,000 households and businesses with fixed broadband enabling nearly 1.5 million users to access its network. Strengthening its technology leadership in the country’s evolving broadband footprint, SLT enables its customers to experience the true potential of Broadband, with the best service that a telco-operator... 


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