Mistake no.1: You are clueless about the company … and about the person interviewing you and while we’re at it, what did they say their name was again? Open mouth, insert foot! How to avoid it: Stalk the company, stalk the founder, CEO, employees, possible colleagues, and the interviewer on LinkedIn, their blog, their website, ...

Sponsoring families in Dubai has become dearer for expatriates who must now draw a minimum individual monthly salary of Dh10,000, or Dh9,000 with accommodation. The decision to hike the eligibility level by Dh6,000 (it was Dh4,000, or Dh3,000 with accommodation before) was made last week in Dubai. It has been in force in Abu Dhabi ...

Arnoud van Doorn’s son, Iskander Amien De Vrie, was one of the 37 people who converted to Islam during the Dubai International Peace Convention. The son of Arnoud van Doorn, the famous Dutch policy maker and distributor of an anti-Islam film Fitna that caused unrest in 2008, surprised the audiences at the three-day Dubai International ...

Two Indian CEOs have been named among America’s most powerful CEOs under the age of 40 – who head publicly-traded companies with highest market values – in the Forbes magazine list that is topped by Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page. Website hosting company Endurance International Group CEO and founder Hari K Ravichandran (38) has ...

Over 1,000 workers at an IBM factory in southern China protested the company’s plan to transfer employees to Lenovo Group. The shift was caused by Lenovo’s announced plans to acquire IBM’s x86 server business early this year. Under the terms of the agreement, Lenovo purchased the business for $2.3 billion. The sale of the low-end ...

Passengers flying into India will have to fill up a new immigration form from Saturday to declare Indian currency exceeding Rs 10,000 being brought by them, among others. The ‘Indian Customs Declaration Form’ carries additional fields for declaration of dutiable goods and baggage (including hand baggage) in a separate column for passengers entering into India, ...

Facebook’s previous biggest acquisition was Instagram, which it bought for $1bn in 2012 Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth a total of $19bn (£11.4bn) in cash and shares. It is the social networking giant’s biggest acquisition to date. WhatsApp has more than 450 million monthly users and is popular with people ...

Dubai: With an ever-increasing cases of online account hacking being reported, it’s getting difficult to protect passwords and keep the accounts safe. But worry no more. A computer scientist has devised what he calls ‘geographical passwords’ to protect online accounts and keep the hackers at bay. Computer scientist Ziyad Al-Salloum of ZSS-Research in Ras Al ...

Technology giant IBM has started a restructuring process, which would see as many as 15,000 jobs being cut globally, including India, Brazil and the European region. “The estimate of jobs cut globally is 15,000,” international coordinator at the Alliance@IBM (official IBM employees union) Lee Conrad told PTI. Though the exact number of job cuts in ...

Chennai: When finance minister O Panneerselvam presents the state budget on Thursday, there’s a fact that will be troubling him — Tamil Nadu’s economic growth for 2012-13 is the lowest in the country at 4.14%, even below the national GDP of 4.9%. The continuing power problem has affected the manufacturing and services sectors, which are ...