Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | That Virus Alert on Your Computer? Scammers in India May Be Behind It Supported by ByVindu Goel and Suhasini Raj Nov. 28, 2018 MUMBAI, India — You know the messages. They pop up on your computer screen with ominous warnings like, “Your computer has been infected with a virus. Call our toll-free number immediately for help.” Often they look like alerts from Microsoft, Apple or Symantec. Sometimes the warning comes in a phone call. Most people ignore these entreaties, which are invariably scams. But one in five recipients actually talks to the fake tech-support centers, and 6 percent ultimately pay the operators to “fix” the nonexistent problem, according to recent consumer surveys by Microsoft. Law enforcement authorities, working with Microsoft, have now traced many of … [Read more...] about That Virus Alert on Your Computer? Scammers in India May Be Behind It
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Marley Jay Associated Press Published 11:28 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 New York – U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days. The Turkish lira steadied as officials from Turkey and the U.S. said the countries are in talks to ease diplomatic tensions, which have resulted in high tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum. Stocks in emerging markets like Argentina, Russia and Brazil jumped. In the U.S., the biggest gains went to small and mid-size companies, which do more business domestically compared to the large multinational firms on indexes like the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial average. Retailers rose, thanks in part to strong quarterly reports. The reduced tensions with Turkey also stopped a rally in bond prices and sent yields and interest rates higher. That helped banks. Industrial and basic materials companies also rose Tuesday, but compared to other … [Read more...] about U.S. stocks rally, recover most of recent losses
Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and ask yourself "what the hell were they thinking?" Case in point, Sony's mobile division. According to a report published today, the company will launch the Sony Xperia XZ2 in India for a mind blowing 72,990 Rupees. That is equivalent to $1,062 USD at current exchange rates. The issue isn't necessarily the actual price (although it seems steep no matter how you slice it), but the fact that Sony is even asking for so much in a market that isn't overflowing with money.The Sony XZ2 features a 5.7-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 2160 resolution. That means the aspect ratio is 18:9, allowing for a 5.7-inch screen to be placed on a phone that is the same size as the Xperia XZ1 and its 5.2-inch display. The HDR display will play back your home-made 4K HDR videos and HDR videos available from YouTube. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, currently the top-of-the-line SoC from Qualcomm. The Indian variant of the phone is equipped … [Read more...] about Why would Sony try to sell a phone in India for the equivalent of more than $1,000 U.S. dollars?
Heesu Lee and Grant Smith, Bloomberg 4:43 am CDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg) Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Oil storage tanks in Cushing, Okla. Oil storage tanks in Cushing, Okla. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg) Oil falls after industry data show surprise U.S. stockpile gain 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Oil slipped in New York, approaching its lowest level in almost a month, after a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories further allayed concerns of a looming supply crunch. Futures in New York dropped as much as 1 percent. The American Petroleum Institute was said to report stockpiles rose 629,000 barrels last week, whereas government data due later Wednesday is forecast to show a drop of 4.1 million barrels. Increased output from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Russia has also given … [Read more...] about Oil falls after industry data show surprise U.S. stockpile gain
Looking into our crystal ball for the coming year, we see global factors that should inform your decisions about how – and where – to leverage global IT software outsourcing. We’ll highlight five countries (other than the U.S.) that have notable circumstances that should be examined from an IT outsourcing potential.U.S. (on the “buy side”)Economically, the United States enters strongly into 2018 as a consumer of global software development outsourcing services. The U.S. dollar looks to be strong against the typical foreign currency comparisons. U.S. businesses will enter 2018 with a double-whammy of optimism. The just-approved tax cuts have been generally received as good news to start the new year, and is viewed as an extra boost to the economic forecast for 2018. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth estimates are hovering around 2.5 percent with an additional 2 percent expected for 2019. Labor statistics show the country at – or near – full … [Read more...] about Economic and political factors affecting global software outsourcing in five supplier countries