Ishan Kavalekar

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This iPhone App Wants To Kill Badly Framed YouTube Videos Forever

Horizon is a new app that solves Vertical Video Syndrome (but only if you realize you have a problem to begin with.)<p>Smartphones have put powerful video cameras in millions of pockets, but that doesn’t mean that the people wielding them know how to make a movie. Peruse YouTube and you will find tens …

Google Will Pay A Year's Salary To Hackers Who Find One Really Bad Security Flaw In Chrome OS

As long as they tell Google how they did it.<p>It announced plans for its fourth annual hacking contest called Pwnium 4, held in March at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver. "Pwn" is geek-speak for breaking into a computer and owning it. Pwnium is a play on the full name of Google Chrome: …

Video Games Could One Day Replace Job Interviews

Forget Google-style brain busters and followup interviews, the best way to vet potential employees may just be through a video game.<p>Some companies -- like Xerox and Shell, for instance -- are considering sorting potential job candidates using a video game to compile and analyze data about …

Microsoft reports better-than-expected earnings

<b>Microsoft, the world's largest software firm, has posted better-than-expected earnings for the October-to-December quarter.</b><p>The firm reported a net income of $6.56bn (£3.94bn) for the quarter, up from $6.38bn a year earlier.<p>Its earnings were boosted by strong sales of its new Xbox game console and …

Goldman Sachs Bets Millions On uTest

On January 14, uTest – customers of its in-the-wild app testing services include Google, Microsoft, Amazon, USA Today, Rolex, Box and Runkeeper — announced that it had closed a $43 million Series E round of funding — led by Goldman Sachs — that brings its total funding to over $80 million.<p>uTest is …

Now T-Mobile Wants To Shake Up The Banking Industry

T-Mobile’s biggest goal over the last year has been to disturb the roost that rival U.S. carriers have been sitting comfortably in for years. By eliminating carrier subsidies, creating new payment plans for smartphones and allowing customers to upgrade their smartphones more frequently, its …

'Big Four' accountants' China units face US suspension

<b>A US judge has ruled that Chinese units of the so-called Big Four accounting firms should be suspended from auditing firms publicly traded in the US.</b><p>They had been charged over refusing to hand over auditing data on China-based companies which are listed in the US.<p>The judge ruled that the units had …

Toyota and Jaguar lead charge to six-year high

UK car manufacturing hit a six-year high in 2013, driven by sharp increases in production at Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota and despite a fall in the number of cars built in December. Car production rose 3.1% last year to 1.51m vehicles – the highest level since 2007 – driven by strong domestic …