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Essar Oil Sees 7-Fold Jump in Q3 Net Profit to Rs 364 Crore

New Delhi: Essar Oil on Tuesday reported a seven-fold jump in its third quarter net profit at Rs 364 crore on account of record refining margins. The company’s net profit stood at Rs 52 crore in the same period a year ago, it said in a statement. However, total revenue declined 37 per cent to Rs 13,947 crore as oil ... Read More »

PFS Q3 Net Rises 27% to Rs 69 Crore

New Delhi: PTC India Financial Services (PFS) on Tuesday said its net profit grew by 27 per cent to Rs 69.45 crore during the quarter ended December 2015. Its net profit during the corresponding quarter last year stood at Rs 54.81 crore. The company’s total revenue for the quarter ended December increased by 17 per cent to Rs 248.06 crore ... Read More »

Apollo Tyres Q3 Net Up 51% to Rs 278 Crore

New Delhi: Apollo Tyres on Tuesday reported a 51.35 per cent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 278.5 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2015. The company, which on Tuesday announced appointment of former CAG Vinod Rai and ex-CEO of Pirelli Tyres Francesco Gori to its Board of Directors, had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Has a Hidden Chess Game; Here’s How to Get Started

The Facebook Messenger app, which many of us use every day for chatting and voice calls, has a hidden chess game. The game can be played by any user in a personal chat window. It works on the Messenger app for Android and iOS, the Messenger Web client (www.messenger.com), and via messages on the Facebook Web interface. To play chess ... Read More »

Snapdeal to End Contract With Brand Ambassador Aamir Khan: Report

Snapdeal will reportedly be ending its association with brand ambassador Aamir Khan, with his contract signed March 2015 set to expire soon. According to a recent news report, which cites unnamed sources, the company decided not to renew the contract as it is looking to reduce its advertising spend and focus on its products instead. Speaking to NDTV, the actor’s ... Read More »

Chinese Turn to Carpooling Apps to Get Ride Home for Holidays

The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. Software developer Li Jin in Shanghai used one after he ... Read More »

Brands Need to Make Online Mobile Shopping Easier: Facebook

Although young shoppers are increasingly buying smartphones online, they believe brands can further improve this by providing a seamless experience across a variety of channels on the path to purchase, a new Facebook study has revealed. Shoppers are increasingly turning to mobiles for research, comparing prices and even making their final purchase. “Indeed, 45 percent of all shopping journeys today ... Read More »

Swachh Bharat Mission to Get Its Own App

The Urban Development Ministry announced on Thursday that it would launch a mobile app for citizens to post their complaints about garbage pile-up in their areas and seek timely redressal of their grievances. Named ‘Swachh City Solutions’, the proposed mobile and Web-based application will be developed in partnership with Bengaluru-based NGO ‘Janaagraha’ Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, to ensure timely ... Read More »