Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Software

Freshworks raises $1 billion in US IPO, sells shares at prices over marketed range

Now based in California, the company retains a substantial workforce in Chennai, and at $36 a share, Freshworks has a market value of $10 billion.

Former Bengaluru techie arrested for chain-snatching has more than 70 cases against him

The Peenya Police have recovered Rs 3.7 lakh worth of gold chains and 15 SIM cards from the accused, Jayakumar, who used to work with a multinational software company.

India’s digital workforce needs secure software. Testing, not banning apps, is the answer

Modi govt's recent orders implicating digital platforms such as Zoom and WeTransfer without revealing the technical details don't address cybersecurity concerns.

From open source “antichrist”, Microsoft now one of biggest open source developers

Microsoft has persuaded customers to trust applications built using rival tools and programs to Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing service, boosting Azure's revenue and usage.

155 Air India flights face about 2-hour delays due to software shutdown

Air India said the shutdown will affect its flight schedules till around 8:30pm Saturday.

Air India operations shut down for 6 hours due to tech glitch, leaves passengers stranded

Air India's SITA software, which is responsible for check-ins, baggage & reservations, malfunctioned between 3 am and 9 am on Saturday.

After anti-stall software, Boeing 737 Max is now being inspected for engine problem

While only a small fraction of engines have been impacted, the checks add to challenges for 737 Max operators after two fatal crashes killed 346 people.

Boeing’s damage control over the 737 Max model will cost it billions

Following the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing is working in a systems upgrade for the 737 Max fleet sitting idle across the world, and will also have to compensate airlines for flight disruptions.

Tata Consultancy misses estimates as companies rein in spending

TCS is the first of India’s IT services giants to report quarterly earnings. Infosys follows on Friday and Wipro Ltd. next week.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.