For long India has been handling IT backend for some of the world’s top companies, probably all of them. At the same time, most new and shiny gadgets are first released in the US and Europe before India sees them, some don’t last long enough to make it here.
Manan Kakkar surveys the technology market in India.
Caleb lives in San Francisco and comes from a non-traditional background of molecular biology research and developing products and strategy for high-tech companies. He mostly covers the developing Indian technology market for ZDNET.
I completed a diploma in Electronics before finishing a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications. End-user technologies interest me a lot. Being a news-junkie, following and writing about what's current and interesting is something I enjoy.
I’m one of the several million frustrated Indian citizens, angry at the government for their lack of effort and at the companies who come up with newer ways of providing us with service that only gets worse. There are specific examples that make me believe that the problem has a lot to do with the wrong people at the jobs, either that or they simply lack the willingness to improve things in India.
Institute of Mathematical Science (IMSc) in Chennai unveiled India's seventh fastest high performance computation cluster known as Annapurna with 1024 cores.
Dell's Alienware seeks to boost its presence in a major market in India: gaming.
The Indian government has issued another warning to RIM that its BlackBerry operations in India will be suspended unless it respects Indian security policies.
While user privacy on Facebook and Twitter downtimes are concerns much talked about, the Internet is facing a technical challenge that of depleting IPv4 addresses. Using the Internet protocol IPv4, addresses are issued to computers to communicate with each other and apparently, by 2012 the Internet service providers will be out of address space.
At Mobile World Congress earlier this year Nokia's keynote was all about farmers and the non-urban segment of developing economies like India, China and Africa. Nokia has a suite of services that would be supported on a subset of their handsets priced according to the market segment.
Hidden Reflex, a Bangalore based startup has released India’s first indigenously built web browser known as Epic. The browser is based on Mozilla’s Gecko layout engine and is being promoted as an Indian browser for India.
While many developed nations are planning 4G roll out, India is yet to see full fledged 3G across the nation. When 3G comes it will be pricey.
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