Americans, it would seem, can never read Ernest Hemingway's fiction without a picture of Hemingway the man in mind; the writer's mythology threatens to supplant the force of his work. If there is a comparable figure in Indian literature, it is Sadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955), whose centenary is May 11. Manto, who wrote in Urdu, was both the enfant terrible of his literary milieu and the sharpest and most disillusioned observer of the extraordinarily fascinating political currents of his age.
Apple Inc.’s iPad and other tablets may not sell as well as analysts had estimated as customers cut back spending on new technology or opt for new smartphones and laptops instead, according to Rodman & Renshaw LLC.
Synaptics Inc. surged 29 percent to a record after the touch-screen technology provider agreed to buy display chipmaker Renesas SP Drivers Inc., combining products in high demand from phone and tablet makers.
Research In Motion Ltd. , maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, plans to introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc. ’s iPad, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans.
Steve Jobs, departing as Apple Inc.’s chief executive officer after a more than 9,000-percent share gain since 1997, leaves the company he co-founded in the hands of deputies to prove they can keep building best-selling products that change how people compute and communicate.