Over 12 lakh businesses apply for new GST registration, says revenue secretary

Over 12 lakh businesses have applied for fresh registration under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia said. Of these, while 10 lakh applications for registration have been approved, 2 lakh are still pending approval. “The figure of new registrations approved in GST crosses 10 lakhs today. About 2 lakh applications […]

The ‘Spawn’ Movie Will Draw Inspiration From ‘Jaws,’ Todd McFarlane Says

The Spawn movie has been long gestating — presumably, in the bowels of hell — but fans of the comic book antihero were finally put at ease with news of a new Spawn film at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. With Spawn creator Todd McFarlane announced as the writer and director of the Spawn movie under Blumhouse Productions, you may be excited to […]

US considering arms to Ukraine, says envoy Volker

The new US special representative for Ukraine says Washington is actively reviewing whether to send weapons to help those fighting against Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker told the BBC that arming Ukrainian government forces could change Moscow’s approach. He said he did not think the move would be provocative. Russia warned that anything that heightened tension […]

Qualcomm CEO Says Settlement Likely in Apple Dispute

Global chip maker Qualcomm that recently filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple now expects ‘out of court’ settlement with the Cupertino-based iPhone maker. According to a Fortune report on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said during the Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, that “those things tend to get resolved out of court and there’s no reason why I wouldn’t expect […]

Imagination Tech Says No Progress on Apple Dispute, Sale Talks Continue

British chip designer Imagination Technologies said it had made no progress in its battle with its biggest customer Apple, and the sale of the company triggered by the dispute was continuing with talks with potential buyers. Imagination said in April that Apple had decided to develop its own graphics chips and would no longer use Imagination’s processing designs in 15 […]

Petya Ransomware: India Globally Seventh Worst-Affected by Cyber-Attacks, Says Symantec

India has become the worst-hit country in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region and the seventh most affected nation globally as a new ransomware ‘Petya’ hit on June 27, global cyber-security firm Symantec said on Thursday. Mumbai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the country’s largest container port and some local manufacturing units of global […]

OnePlus 5 Users Complain of ‘Jelly Effect’ When Scrolling; OnePlus Says It’s Aware of the Issue

OnePlus 5 was launched just a week ago, and early adopters have already started pointing out issues with the smartphone, specifically with the camera and Wi-Fi. Now, some OnePlus 5 users report that the smartphone goes through some sort of a ‘jelly effect’ while scrolling the Web. Users report that while scrolling through webpages or their Twitter feed, content takes a […]

Toshiba Says It’s Willing to Talk With Western Digital About Chip Unit Sale

Toshiba said it was open to talks with Western Digital in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate’s prized chip unit – an apparent olive branch after it chose another suitor as preferred bidder. The two have been feuding bitterly and Western Digital, which jointly runs Toshiba’s main semiconductor plant, has sought a […]

Paul Ryan says “death tax” hurts Wisconsin small businesses. IRS data shows otherwise

Does the estate tax really hurt small businesses? House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks so. He revived this longstanding debate in a May 17 column in the Kenosha News, in which he defended the Republican plan to abolish the levy on inherited wealth. Ryan wrote that the “death tax” can “result in double, and potentially even […]

Google Says Nik Collection Photo Editing Tools Will Longer Be Updated

Google brought ample delight to professional photographers last year as the search giant made its set of photo editing tools – Nik Collection – completely free of cost from its price tag of $150 earlier. However, it seems like the party has now ended as the search giant has now announced that it will no […]