Technology Sector

Microsoft confirms release of Windows 7 RC on schedule – April 30

Microsoft Windows 7 Launch ConfirmedAccording to Microsoft’s late Friday confirmation, the much-awaited Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 will be released to early adopters on its schedule – April 30.  

Giving the latest news about the stable and completed code for Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system, manager Brandon Le Blanc said in an official blog posting that while mass availability of the OS will begin from May 5, users who subscribe to Technet or Microsoft Download Network (MSDN) will be able to download the release candidate on April 30 itself.

3i Infotech arm inks deal with Emax to provide IT solutions

3i Infotech arm inks deal with Emax to provide IT solutions   Part of the US$ 2.5 billion plus Landmark Group, Emax, notified that it has selected Orion Enterprise solution, a subsidiary of 3i Infotech for providing IT solutions.

India-based 3i Infotech provides a range of information technology solutions for insurance, banking & finance, Capital Markets, Mutual Funds, e-Governance, manufacturing, and retail & distribution.

Trivitron ties knot with BioSystems

Trivitron ties knot with BioSystemsMedical technology products manufacturer Trivitron Group of Companies, has formed an alliance with BioSystems, Spain, to manufacture in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) reagents.

It should be noted that this is the third manufacturing joint venture for Trivitron in recent times. Earlier, the firm has signed joint ventures with Brandon Medical for making operation theatre bulbs and Aloka of Japan for portable ultrasound scanners.

3i Infotech Q2 net profit grows 85.29%

3i Infotech 3i Infotech, a global Information Technology company, has registered 85.29 growth in its net profit to Rs 90.46 crore for the quarter ended March 31. The company had a net profit of Rs 48.82 crore in the same quarter ended March 2008.

Further, the company's net sales also rose to Rs 606.76 crore in the quarter, up by 73.25% from Rs 349.86 crore in the previous year-ago quarter. Apart from the announcement of results, 3i Infotech Ltd has recommended an equity dividend of Rs 1.50 per share having face value of Rs 10/- each.

T-Mobile’s G1 Android smartphone sales touch ‘one million’ mark!

T MobileWithin six months of its October 2008 launch, T-Mobile's Google Android smartphone - which already makes up nearly two-third of the 3G devices available on the T-Mobile network - finds itself amid and enviable milestone; that of touching the noteworthy 'one million' mark in US sales!

Going by a T-Mobile announcement earlier this week, the G1 smartphone handset has thus far sold a million units, and has had quite a few updates to enhance functionality and fix bugs in the operating system. T-Mobile also intends shifting more smartphones over to the Android OS.

More than 10% of full-time retail workers laid-off by Apple

AppleDespite having posted the quite favorable 2009 second quarter results, there are indications that Apple is cutting costs in order to battle out the impact of the still-ongoing financial meltdown - laying-off full-time retail employees being one of the practical measures undertaken by the company.

In its 10-Q form filed with the SEC, Apple has made a mention of 14,000 full-time retail employees at the end of the last quarter; though the number of employees mentioned in the same document, for the December 2008 quarter, was 15,600.