UK retail sales rebound as shoppers flock to January sales – business live

Time for a quick summary of the corporate news doing the rounds today: RBS said Brexit uncertainty has “gone on far too long”, as the bailed out bank reported a doubling of profits in 2018 and fresh dividend payouts that will hand the government £1bn Premier Foods has abandoned plans to sell-off Ambrosia, its custard and rice pudding brand, blaming the current business… Read More »

Starting your business? Here’s how you can use Facebook to grow

With a number of small businesses proliferating across the country, social media has emerged as a potent tool for startups to leverage its credibility to grow and expand. If done right your business can benefit a great deal from channels like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter etc. Slick and budget friendly, social media is the best way to reach… Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Update Brings Redesigned Settings Section, Network Usage Info

WhatsApp for Android has received a new beta update that introduces a redesigned ‘Settings’ menu with a slightly different layout and has also brought new icons for a variety of tools. The WhatsApp update is now live for beta testers on the app’s Android version that has the build number v2.19.45. The redesigned ‘Settings’ menu layout and the… Read More »

Captain Marvel’s official site dials up some 1990s web design

I don’t know if it’s too soon to call a film set in the 1990s a “period piece,” but Captain Marvel’s marketers are doing their damndest to earn that label with a Comic Sans-tastic throwback website that recalls the days of Adobe PageMill and HTML 1.0. It’s slam full of ultra-dated features, my favorite being the crummy RealMedia player embed (OK, so… Read More »

IIM Ahmedabad completes cluster 1 placements; Accenture Strategy offers maximum jobs

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has completed the Cluster 1 of its final placement for the postgraduate programmes on February 8. Accenture Strategy made the highest number of offers (including pre-placement offers) at 24, closely followed by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) that gave 20 offers in Cluster 1. The business school does not give out salary… Read More »

Update Now to Fix Group FaceTime on Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple just released iOS 12.1.4 and a macOS 10.14.3 patch. These updates fix the huge group FaceTime flaw that could let anyone call your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and hear audio or see video—even if you don’t accept the call. The good news is you don’t have to worry about this flaw right now. Apple says it’s permanently disabled group FaceTime on iOS… Read More »

iPhone or iPad replace LTE with 5G E? Here’s why

Here we go again… another generation of cellular technologies and another way to confuse customers in the U.S. In the latest release of iOS 12.2, Apple joined many other Android manufacturers in adding the “5G E” logo for AT&T customers. Similar to the transition to 4G LTE, where AT&T and T-Mobile misled its customers by adding a 4G logo… Read More »

Interim budget directly benefits consumption and rural businesses

Prateek Pant The Interim Budget 2019 was cleverly presented laced with populist announcements for salaried & lower middle class and focused attempts on welfare of population at the bottom of the pyramid. A significant concern remains – widening fiscal deficit which will create pressure on inflation & currency thus keeping interest rates at elevated levels. The Indian economy… Read More »

IndoStar to buy CV finance business of IIFL Finance

Mumbai: IndoStarNSE 3.49 % Capital Finance Limited today signed a binding agreement to acquire the CV finance business of India InfolineNSE -8.88 % Finance Limited (IIFL Finance), a subsidiary of IIFL Holdings Limited. The acquisition includes the entire CV finance AUM of Rs. 3,949 crore as on December 31, 2018, comprising of Rs 2,450 crore of loan portfolio and Rs. 1,499 crore of securitisation… Read More »

Apple iOS 13 could drop support for iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2: Report

The upcoming iOS 13 might drop support for iPhone handsets older than iPhone 7. iOS 13 will drop support for iPhone handsets older than iPhone 7, according to an Israeli site The Verifier. That means, the new operating system from Apple will not be available on older phones like iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s… Read More »