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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella meets PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: World’s biggest software maker Microsoft’s chief executive officer Satya Nadella met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in the national capital. He is the third major tech executive to meet PM Modi, after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Nadella said the company is looking forward to partner with the Digital India and Make in India programmes of the government.

“It’s always fantastic for me personally to be in India and the conversation I had with the minister was wide ranging,” Nadella said here after meeting Ravi Shankar Prasad, the union minister for communications and IT.

“I have an aspiration that in this mobile and cloud world, we can empower every individual citizen of India and every business organisation and institution in India to be able to try with new technology. So, I am looking forward to be a part of both the Digital India and Make in India,” he added.

Hyderabad-born Nadella also said, “We are making huge investments in our data centres in particular, which we think can empower organizations in this country to be world class with the access to great technology.”

“I have requested him to consider electronic manufacturing in India. I have also requested that Microsoft has a great profile in the field of social services, (and) digital literacy can be promoted. We had a very purposeful exchange. I am very happy and I warmly welcome him,” Prasad told reporters after the meeting.

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LinkedIn Revealed 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

Believe it or not, 2014 is almost over and 2015 is right around the corner. With a new year comes new opportunities, and around this time we at LinkedIn are typically asked the following question: “Who’s getting hired and what are they doing?”
To get to an answer, we analyzed the skills and experience data in over 330 million LinkedIn member profiles. If your skills fit one of the categories below, there’s a good chance you either started a new job or garnered the interest of a recruiter in the past year.
Sectors like infrastructure, power, energy, manufacturing, IT, ITES, retail, e-commerce, and banking are likely to see high demand.
25 Hottest Skills in India on LinkedIn are:
1.Statistical analysis and data mining
2.Storage systems and management
3.Cloud and distributed computing
4.PR and communications
5.Network and information security
6.Social media marketing
7.Algorithm design
8.Perl/Python/Ruby
9.Web architecture and development framework
10.Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
11.User interface design
12.Data presentation
13.Economics
14.Mobile Development
15.Virtualisation
16.Public policy and international relations
17.Digital and online marketing
18.Business intelligence
19.Data engineering and data warehousing
20.Game development
21.Middleware and integration software
22.Market research and insights
23.Shell scripting languages
24.SEO/SEM Marketing
25.Electronic and electrical engineering
We took at look at the top skills in several countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, the Netherlands, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.A few skills trends stood out to us when we reviewed the results and same are mentioned below:
– Investing in STEM. 
In the ten countries we looked at, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills made up the majority of our top 25 list. While most of these could be labeled as “tech” skills, more traditional STEM skills like mechanical, electrical, and materials engineering made our list in many countries.
– Data. Data everywhere. 
We live in an increasingly data driven world, and businesses are aggressively hiring experts in data storage, retrieval, and analysis. Across the globe, statistics and data analysis skills were highly valued. In the US, India, and France, cloud and distributed computing skills were in particularly high demand.
– It pays to know a second language. 
Internationalization and localization services are valued by companies that operate globally. As such, language translation skills were among the top 25 hottest skills in many countries. But nowhere did they rank higher than in the United States, where in 2010, according to US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, only 18% of Americans claim to speak a language other than English.
– Rise of the technical marketer. 
In 2012, Gartner analyst Laura McLellan predicted that by 2017 CMO’s would be spending more on technology than their CIO colleagues. With digital, online, and SEO (search engine optimization) marketing skills in our global top 25 this year, there’s strong evidence that this prediction may be coming true.

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Hackers allegedly behind Xbox and PlayStation network shutdown set sights on Tor

The group that allegedly took down Microsoft and Sony’s gaming networks now says it’s set its sights on a new target. Lizard Squad, which took credit for denial of service attacks that kept Xbox Live and PlayStation Network offline over Christmas, tweeted earlier today that it was going after the Tor encryption service.

Earlier today, Tor’s service was flooded with new relays — the routers that users’ data is passed between in order to make it untraceable — with the name LizardNSA. “Hi, do you guys still give away shirts for relay owners? We need about 3000,” Lizard Squad bragged on Twitter. A member of Reddit’s Technology board noted the influx, and security researcher Nadim Kobeissi posted a similar shot.

Kobeissi, who developed the chat client Cryptocat, pointed to metrics that showed “LizardNSA” relays made up a significant part of the network. “Currently there’s actually almost 10,000 relays, about 3,000 to 6,000 of those seem to be Lizard Squad’s,” he said over email. Theoretically, a group that controls enough of these nodes could track the traffic over them, compromising users’ anonymity. The tactic of creating malicious relays isn’t a new one; earlier this year, Tor reported that an unknown attacker had potentially captured some user data by setting up about 100 of them.

In a conversation on Twitter, Kobeissi and security researcher Frederic Jacobs expressed some concern, but the implications of all these new nodes aren’t clear yet. “The attack won’t be effective unless Lizard Squad’s relays obtain enough consensus with the rest of the network, which is currently not happening due to the newness of the relays and their low bandwidth allowance,” says Kobeissi. According to an explanation from Tor last year, new relays are initially capped at a very low bandwidth of about 20 KB/s, which means that they get “basically no use” for the first three days.

Lizard Squad, which supposedly halted its gaming network attacks after being offered gift vouchers by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, has not elaborated on its intentions for Tor, although its Twitter bio currently reads “I cry when Tor deserves to die.”

The Tor Project, meanwhile, doesn’t seem all that worried. “This looks like a regular attempt at a Sybil attack: the attackers have signed up many new relays in hopes of becoming a large fraction of the network. But even though they are running thousands of new relays, their relays currently make up less than 1 percent of the Tor network by capacity,” a spokesperson said, several hours after the nodes were added. “We are working now to remove these relays from the network before they become a threat, and we don’t expect any anonymity or performance effects based on what we’ve seen so far.”

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Kodak is launching a line of Android smartphones in 2015

Kodak has announced that it’s licensing its name to a range of mobile devices that make it easier to print and share images. The company’s first smartphone will be unveiled at CES in January followed by a “4G handset, a tablet, and a connected camera” arriving in the second half of 2015. The actual hardware will be built by Bullitt Group, an English company that makes a range of ultra-rugged smartphones for construction company Caterpillar and claims to create products “using the unadulterated DNA of the brands we work with.”

THERE’S NO TALK OF MEGAPIXELS – THIS IS ALL ABOUT BRANDING

“Kodak is one of the world’s most recognizable brands. It is trusted by consumers as a marque of quality and innovation,” said Bullitt Mobile CEO Oliver Schulte in a press release. “We’ve taken that heritage and used it to inspire a range of beautifully designed devices that will let users take great pictures and edit, share, store and print them in an instant.” As Schulte suggests, the emphasis is very much on software solutions rather than quality hardware. Neither Kodak nor Bullitt mention any details about megapixels, sensor size, or the like, and instead both seem intent on selling the devices for their ease of use — even including remote management software that will let “family members and friends … provide help and support.”

Licensing its brand is a strategy in keeping with the radical restructure that helped Kodak exit bankruptcy last September. The company spun off or shut down its various consumer divisions (including its digital photography team) and is instead concentrating on commercial printing. It won’t be the only struggling firm trying to jump on the mobile bandwagon either: back in September, Panasonic unveiled the experimental Lumix CM1 smartphone, equipped with a large sensor and Leica lens. Kodak can get people interested with its name alone, but it’ll have to contribute more than just branding to actually win customers’ respect.

Sony is now offering The Interview online via YouTube, Xbox Video, and Google Play (update)

Update: It’s official — Sony will release The Interview online at 1PM ET today through YouTube, Xbox Video, and others. It’ll be $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to own.

Not only will The Interview be available in select theaters this Christmas, it’ll also be available for everyone online. First reported by CNN’s Brian Stelter and now corroborated by multiple outlets, YouTube has “tentatively agreed” to make it available as a rental. Sony is additionally in talks with other streaming outlets, so it wouldn’t be exclusive (according to Recode, that list includes Google Play store and Sony’s own website).

On Tuesday, the Alamo Drafthouse revealed that Sony Pictures would now allow the film to be played in select theaters. As the day progressed, the number of theaters playingThe Interview grew into the hundreds. Notably, however, no major US theater has joined the list.

Last Friday, President Barack Obama told the world that he thought it was a “mistake” for Sony to cancel the release of The Interview. Later that same day, the movie studio’s CEO, Michael Lynton, defended the company’s decision, saying it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas release date after all major US theater chains refused to screen the film. He also reiterated in a televised interview that “we have always had every desire to have the American public to see this movie.”

“WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD EVERY DESIRE TO HAVE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO SEE THIS MOVIE.”

The question, until today, was how Sony would get the movie in front of the public’s eyes. In that very same CNN interview on Friday, Lynton said that “there has not been one major VOD distributor [or] one major e-commerce site that has stepped forward and said they’re willing to distribute this movie for us.” He added, “we don’t have that direct interface with the American public so we need to go through an intermediate.” That statement suggested that Lynton had entirely overlooked Sony’s very own Crackle streaming video service, which is home to a number of Sony Pictures films.

The FBI has linked North Korea to the massive cyberattack that’s crippled Sony Pictures since November 24th. The hacking group, which calls themselves the Guardians of Peace, has released massive amounts of internal Sony data and demanded that the company halt the release of The Interview. During Friday’s press conference, Obama said the US “will respond” to the North Korean attack on Sony but didn’t clarify beyond saying it would be “proportional.”

Following threats of physical violence, all major theaters dropped the movie and Sony later canceled the premiere altogether. According to CNN, the hacking group last emailed Sony on Friday, threatening to release more data unless it (somehow) removes all signs that The Interview ever existed. The film’s official Facebook and Twitter pages, along with the clips from Sony Pictures’ YouTube channel, did in fact disappear for a few days. Everything returned on Tuesday, however, when independent theaters started announcing Christmas Day showtimes.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop may be coming to Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the biggest visual updates to Android we’ve ever seen. It brings a ton of UI enhancements, updated security and encryption settings, and much, much more. It’s been confirmed by many OEMs that the software update will come to most current devices on the market today, but the devices that are getting to the 2-year-old mark aren’t necessarily guaranteed the update. In fact, it’s quite standard for device manufacturers to either provide updates to their devices for roughly two years or provide at least two major software updates.

With all that said, when the official Finnish Samsung website updated their “device update” table today, it took us by surprise. The table reads that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, a device that was launched in 2012, will receive the update to Android 5.0.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to software updates, though they seem to be much more aggressive with the update to Lollipop. Either way, when we see a device that is slightly more than two years old scheduled to get a big software update like this, we have to wonder if it’s valid or not. Since this information comes to us from Samsung’s official website, we feel we need to believe it to some extent, but there are a few other factors in the table that warrant concern.

Looking through the update table, we see obvious devices that are in line for Lollipop: Galaxy Note 4,Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy Alpha. However, next to the Galaxy S5 (which has already started to see the update), they’ve listed the update as “no information.” With that said, the table obviously isn’t complete quite yet. That means theres always room for error, and the Note 2 Lollipop update could just be a simple mistake on Samsung’s part. We’ll take a look at the table in the coming days to see if any information changes, but for now, Galaxy Note 2 owners, it looks like a Lollipop update could potentially be in your future!

We’re unsure as to when the Note 2 will receive the Lollipop update, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted if we hear anything.

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Quick Comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G & Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G &. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

About Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G

  • 5.5-inch (1280×720 pixels) IPS display
  • Octa-core 1.7 GHz processor
  • 2 GB RAM | 8 GB internal memory | 32 GB expandable via microSD card
  • 13 MP primary camera | HDR | LED flash | 5 MP front camera
  • 3G | GPRS | EDGE | Bluetooth v4.0 | GPS | A-GPS | MicroUSB v2.0 | Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
  • Li-ion Polymer 3100 mAh battery
  • MIUI v5 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

About Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

  • 5.5-inch (1280×720 pixels) IPS display
  • Quad-core 1.6 GHz processor
  • 2 GB RAM | 8 GB internal memory | 64 GB expandable via microSD card
  • 13 MP primary camera | Autofocus | LED flash | HDR | 5 MP front camera
  • 3G | 4G | GPRS | EDGE | Bluetooth v4.0 | GPS | A-GPS | MicroUSB v2.0 | Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
  • Li-ion Polymer 3100 mAh battery
  • MIUI v5 Android 4.4 KitKat OS

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Note 4 and Note Edge running Android 5.0.1 shown in videos

In a shocking moment of surprise, Samsung managed to push out a Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5 just weeks after the OS build went live. This came as a dramatic shift from the past, wherein the updates were usually met with significant delays. Still, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge owners are no doubt ticked off their ticket to candy land hasn’t arrived yet.

Sammobile has managed to obtain working beta builds of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop running under TouchWiz for these two devices, as well as the Galaxy S5 Cat.6 Broadband model (aka the “Prime”). Take a look below:

Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note Edge

Galaxy S5 LTE-A

While the videos basically speak for themselves, SamMobile is reporting that these three devices will not be receiving Android 5.0.0, but instead be updated straight to 5.0.1, a build that consists largely of bug fixes but also add slow/fast motion video recording.

Despise these videos showcasing software that is rather well along the way towards release, it’s still not finished, and thus there’s a burning question on everyone’s mind: when will it drop, and who will get it when? Some reports point to a January release date for the Galaxy Note 4.

On a final note however, Google has just pushed Android 5.0.2 out to the Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi variant. Although not much is currently known about the changes included in this build, the utter fact that there is a newer version of the new OS means that the OS seen in these videos may already be out of date (assuming the 5.0.2 patch isn’t exclusive to the Nexus 7.)

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Leading is all about motivating your team members in perfect direction to complete the vision.

In business a leader play very important role. Many factors relate to the business depend on a single leader. Members of your business team working on the direction guided by a leader, they had faith and trust on a leader and that is why it’s very important for a leader to guide them well so that they can follow you.

Important factors are as below:

1. Knowing and doing both are very different

A leader knows that he has to lead but it’s very tough and challenging to lead actually. He or she needs to be very clear the way of leading a team to complete the vision of the firm.

2. Important to make relations while leading 

To become a successful and effective leader, make strong relations with your team members inside the office and outside as well. Understand the strengths of each member and bridge the working relations accordingly.

3. Leading people is not an easy task

As a leader you need to answer many thoughts of many people and therefore you need to understand the actions of your team members internally and externally.

4. Try to make successful changes for organization

Most of the leaders are trying to change some little things in the office, less than 20 percent of leaders are found to be successful in experiments.

5. Leading requires skills

Leading is all about motivating your team members in perfect direction to complete the vision. Learn something from day to day activities and improve errors you faced during leading, in the end you will get your employees working in right manner.

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