Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Great Online Shopping Festival Saw Nearly 80 Lakh Visitors, Google

BANGALORE: Google on Saturday said that the Great Online Shopping Festival saw nearly 80 lakh visitors during the 3 day festival.

The site clocked a total of over 1.4 cr visits including the earlier promotion period. "Compared to last year, the user engagement is up by 7 times," said Nitin Bawankule, Industry Director, eCommerce Google India.

People from 220 cities in India participated in the festival. Shoppers form smaller cities like Ranchi, Guntur, Hubli and Bareilly also ended up on the site.

This Is A Typical Day For A Pampered Google Engineer

Year after year, list after list, Google consistently ranks as the best place to work in America. Great pay, fun projects, and a downright astounding number of perks make it so.

But what's it really like to work there, as in what's a typical day in the life of a Google engineer? A lot more ordinary than you might think, according to a description posted on Quora by Google software engineer Kenny Leftin.

6 C s for More Efficient IT In 2015

There’s no getting away from the inevitable round of IT predictions that mark the end of every year. Just about every research company and IT vendor has its own list — and 451 Research is no exception.
This time it comes in the shape of 6 C’s for 2015 that cover a range of issues from content management to containers to cloud and crowd working. Combined, they envisage a year that will see workers using more agile IT, largely through cloud and converged platforms. These same workers will also be more mobile and disassociated from the enterprise.

India Inc Loses dollar 4 Bn Due To Cyber Attacks

MUMBAI: India companies lost around $4 billion due to cyber attacks in 2013 and the amount is set for a 30% jump this year, according to experts.

Vadodara-based, BSE listed Deepak Nitrite was surprised that one of its old customers didn't pay even after receiving its consignment. It transpired that the client had received an email just a few days informing it of a change in account details.

The client then made the payment to this new account in Malaysia. The Vadodara cyber cell registered a complaint in this regard on August 12 and investigations are currently underway. Cyber fraudsters are increasingly targeting businesses, not just individuals.

IBM Reshuffles Top Management In India

BENGALURU: IBM has reshuffled its top deck in India as it focuses on newer digital imperatives like cloud, mobility and analytics and as global revenues have dropped for nine successive quarters.

Rajesh Nambiar, who was till recently general manager and managing partner of IBM Asean based in Singapore, has been appointed as the head of global business services, global delivery in IBM India effective December 1. This is one of IBM's biggest businesses out of India. Nambiar replaces Suhas Bhide, general manager-global delivery, who is said to have moved to an Asia-Pacific role in IBM. 

13 Revelations From The Sony Hack

Sony Pictures has had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad few weeks since November 24. That's when hackers broke in to its computer networks and leaked thousands of financial documents and emails revealing the film studio's inner secrets.

Some of the revelations have been merely interesting, a few have been shocking invasions of privacy, while others could damage individual reputations. All of the revelations have been reported previously in a variety of publications.

Here are 13 things we didn't know about Sony:

1) Men are paid more than women
Sony's 17 biggest-earning executives are predominantly white men. According to a spreadsheet called "Comp Roster by Supervisory Organization 2014-10-21," Amy Pascal, the co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment is the only woman earning $1 million or more at the studio.

Tech Companies Have the Most Rigorous Interview Processes

Tech workers have to endure the most rigorous interview processes of all professions, according to research out today.
The research comes less than a month after Google's eighth employee, Urs Hölzle, told Techworld how important it is for technology companies to hire the right talent.
The study, carried out by specialist recruiter Randstad Technologies, found that 60 percent of tech professionals went for more than one interview before being offered their current job -- significantly more than the UK average of 35 percent and the highest proportion of any sector.

5 Most Popular Frontend Frameworks of 2014

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Nowadays there is a deluge of CSS front-end frameworks. But the number of really good ones can be narrowed down to just a few.
In this article we’ll compare what I think are the five best frameworks available today. Each framework has its own strengths and weaknesses, and specific areas of application, allowing you to choose based on the needs of a specific project. For example, if your project is simple, there is no need to use a complex framework. Also, many of the options are modular, allowing you to use only the components you need, or even mix components from different frameworks.
The frameworks that I’m going to explore are presented based on their GitHub popularity, beginning with the most popular, which is, of course, Bootstrap.

Introducing Docker to a Java developer

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You might have noticed we are currently experiencing a Docker frenzy. Every day there is a new framework or service popping up that is based on Docker. A lot of people have been asking what this Docker thing is all about. I’m going to try to explain what Docker is and see how it it fits into a Java developers ecosystem.

What is Docker
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run applications. It basically allows you to create a container for your service with all its required components. Every application needs quite a few things to run correctly, which can all vary from one system to another, just think about it: the Operating System and related libraries, JDK 1.x, application server and so on.

Microsoft Launches Dedicated Online Store through Amazon India

Microsoft has planned to substantially increase retail presence in India over the coming months. The company has now taken its first step towards this plan by launching a dedicated online store dubbed the Microsoft Store through Amazon India's website.
 
This means that the company's online store is not available on a standalone website, but in partnership with Amazon. This doesn't exactly replicate the business model that we've seen in regions like the U.S., where Microsoft single-handedly manages the retail aspect of the business as well.
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