Articles By Valli Meenakshi Ramanathan

From Companies Sep 09, 2012

Kindle Fire HD Ad Opt-Outs To Cost $15; Amazon Reverses Policy On Forced Ads

Amazon's Kindle Fire launched Sept.6, appears to be making news for more wrong reasons than right. After news of the device lacking FCC approval for sale hit anxious customers Friday, the company seems to offer interested parties some respite as it appears to have reversed policy on the forced ads.

From Companies Sep 09, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Rumors Update: Chinese Company Uses Leaked Photos Of iPhone 5 To Patent Design, Releases Knockoff GooPhone I5 (VIDEO)

Even before Apple (AAPL) could unveil its next-generation iPhone, the Chinese seem to be in a tearing hurry as a company by name GooPhone has released a new phone GooPhone I5 that bears strong resemblances to leaked images of the next-generation iPhone, often referred to as iPhone 5.

From Economy Sep 09, 2012

China's August Inflation Rate Rebounds To 2% As Economy Reels Under Downward Pressure

A slowdown in exports, a slump in the earnings of domestic companies and surging food prices cast downward pressure on the world's second-biggest economy in August as the China's National Bureau of Statistics reported Sunday that the Consumer Price Index rose 2 percent.

From Entertainment Sep 07, 2012

R.I.P. Joe South: Grammy Award Winner, Eminent Songwriter Dies At 72

Joe South, a well-known singer and songwriter who gained popularity with hits like "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden," "Games People Play" and "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," passed away Wednesday following a cardiac arrest.

From Companies Sep 07, 2012

Apple Vs Samsung Verdict Fallout: Apple Partners With New Firm For iPhone Chips Supply

Apple has reportedly placed some memory chip orders for its upcoming iPhone with an Asian company and has moved away from Samsung for this component.

From Companies Sep 07, 2012

AAPL: Apple Scrip Continues To Surge As New Amazon Tablet Makes Debut; iPad Mini, Ecosystem Likely To Provide Apple With Convincing Lead

As Amazon (AMZN) launched its much-awaited Kindle Fire Thursday attracting rave reviews, its top competitor Apple (AAPL) posted gains in the street ending the day at $676.27, gaining $6.04, almost 1 percent higher than the previous close.

From Companies Sep 06, 2012

FCC To Evaluate Telecom Carriers' Mobile Broadband Speed

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will commence evaluation of the mobile broadband speed to help customers know if they are getting value for money.

From Companies Sep 06, 2012

iPad Hacking: Was Obama's iPad Compromised In Antisec Hacking? Is Romney Too A Victim?

Even as the FBI denied Antisec Hacker group's claim that it stole personal identification data of millions of Apple device owners, news of Obama's iPad being compromised is making rounds in technology circuits.

From Companies Sep 06, 2012

AAPL: Apple Scrip's Marginal Loss Tests Nokia, Motorola, Samsung Phone Launches; Sept.12 Event Looks Promising With iPhone 5 Release

Apple (AAPL) scrip closed Sept.5 at $670.23 losing 4.74 points ending 0.70% lower than the previous close. In the after-hours trading, the stock witnessed another negligible dip to $670.20.

From Tech Sep 05, 2012

Cybercrime Costs US Consumers $20.7 Billion, Says Norton Study

The Norton Cybercrime Report released Wednesday pegs the total cybercrime cost for the U.S. consumers at $20.7 billion, with close to 71 million Americans falling prey to the online scam.