Diesel cab ban: BPO sector to possibly lose $1 billion

Diesel cab ban: BPO sector to possibly lose $1 billion

The BPO sector in the country is up against heavy odds in wake of Supreme Court's order banning diesel cabs in Delhi and the National Capital Region, as per a letter written by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Hiring in IT sector may drop by 20% this year: Nasscom

Hiring in IT sector may drop by 20% this year: Nasscom

As major companies such as TCS and Infosys are putting more focus on automation, less number of people maybe hired in 2016. As per Nasscom, hiring in the IT sector may drop by 20 percent this year

Become independent of visas and hire locally: Infosys

Become independent of visas and hire locally: Infosys

Terming the debate around visa-related issues as "rhetoric", Infosys chief Vishal Sikka today said the company is working on becoming "independent of the visa issue" as much as possible and hire more locals.

Nasscom opposes states' entry tax on e-commerce sales

 IT industry body Nasscom on Thursday came out against a Bill introduced by the Gujarat government to levy entry tax on consumers for inter-state e-commerce and similar practices of some other states, saying it poses a significant challenge.

Mktplace e-com:25% cap on sales to end monopoly of few vendors

Mktplace e-com:25% cap on sales to end monopoly of few vendors

 The 25 percent limit on single-vendor sales on e-commerce marketplaces having foreign investment is aimed at ending the monopoly of a few big sellers and encouraging more small and medium players to sell their goods online, a senior official said.

Digital India should not hide big corporate interests: Rahul Gandhi

Having failed so far to come up with a coherent policy on net neutrality, the Narendra Modi government must guard against allowing Digital India to become a surrogate for the interests of big corporations, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday.

Net Neutrality: Nasscom opposes Airtel Zero, Free Basics plans

Net Neutrality: Nasscom opposes Airtel Zero, Free Basics plans

IT industry body Nasscom on Monday opposed Airtel Zero and Free Basics type platforms which it feels violate net neutrality principles by differentiating internet access for certain types of services.

Facebook ready for Free Basics scrutiny, open for Twitter, Google

Facebook ready for Free Basics scrutiny, open for Twitter, Google

Countering allegations of gatekeeping in website selection on its free internet platform Free Basics, Facebook today said it is open to the scrutiny of the process by any third party agency like IAMAI or Nasscom.

IT companies may hire about 2.75 lakh this year: Nasscom

IT companies may hire about 2.75 lakh this year: Nasscom

"Business will grow by 12 to 13 percent. We are confident about that, depending on where the dollar and Rupee would go. In terms of people, it (hiring) is 2,75,000", Nasscom said.

Baidu updates its Android app store in Hindi

China's leading Internet search providing firm Baidu on Monday launched an updated version of its third-party Android app store - MoboMarket 3.0 - in Hindi to cater to the growing Indian user-base.

India lacks enough angel investors to fund start-ups: Nasscom

A recent report by Nasscom had said that India ranks third among global startup ecosystems with more than 4,200 new-age companies.

Nasscom ropes in Facebook to build innovative apps

Nasscom ropes in Facebook to build innovative apps

 Indian IT industry's representative body Nasscom has announced roping in of social media giant Facebook for its innovation programme to make the creative developer community build the next billion applications (apps) and mobile websites in the country.

India ranks 3rd in global startup ecosystems

India ranks 3rd in global startup ecosystems

India ranks third among global startup ecosystems with more than 4,200 new-age companies, IT industry body Nasscom said Tuesday.

Karnataka may soon raise tax burden  on e-commerce companies, other states may follow

Karnataka may soon raise tax burden on e-commerce companies, other states may follow

Karnataka government may ask e-commerce companies to pay a one percent levy on the payments made by buyers to sellers. The step not only will make online shopping costlier, other states may follow suit.

India is also a partner in investment: Angela Merkel

India is also a partner in investment: Angela Merkel

Addressing the business forum organized by NASSCOM and Frauenhofer Institute here, Merkel said Germany is the most important trading partner of India in the European Union.

Indian software will revolutionise the world's hardware: PM Modi

Indian software will revolutionise the world's hardware: PM Modi

 We are working hard to create conducive conditions for business, Prime Minister Modi said addressing the Indo-German summit.

LIVE: Tremendous potential in Indo-German partnership: PM Modi

LIVE: Tremendous potential in Indo-German partnership: PM Modi

Earlier, during the day, they both visited German automotive major Bosch's facility in this tech hub for a firsthand view of its operations in India.

PM Modi arrives in Bengaluru to push 'Digital India' and talk technology

PM Modi arrives in Bengaluru to push 'Digital India' and talk technology

Both leaders will head to a business forum with German and Indian representatives jointly organised by NASSCOM and the Fraunhofer Institute, where they will deliver speeches.

Angela Merkel arrives in Bengaluru, will talk technology

Angela Merkel arrives in Bengaluru, will talk technology

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah greeted Merkel on her arrival at the Kempe Gowda international airport with a shawl and a bouquet of flowers.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive India on Sunday for three-day trip

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be visiting India from October 4-6 for the third Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) between India and Germany.