India's growing focus on Internet services being provided in regional languages got a major push with W3C India getting its own space, the government releasing a Text to Speech and OCR software, for regional languages and Twitter unveiling their Hindi website.
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.
The CBI's investigations into the failure of the passenger processing system at Delhi's IGI airport on 29th June show that the incident was the result of a possible cyber attack.
Yahoo and D-Link in India are taking steps to help Indian consumers access multimedia content more easily. After launching a Hindi-cinema streaming catalogue, Yahoo has tied up with TV content distributors. D-Link on the other hand has launched their Boxee Box in India.
Google India's benevolent initiative of driving an Internet connected bus into deep villages of India has helped many Indians see what the Internet is for the first time. Yahoo India is also working with schools to setup labs that will help students learn about Internet technologies.
Local companies offering restaurant reviews, information, ability to order and book tables online are growing.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defense made a statement that state-owned electronic equipment manufacturer for the armed forces has been advised not to source critical encryption components from China.
Tata Sky is offering Internet based streaming to set top boxes and Yahoo India introduced MoviePlex—an online catalog of several Indian movies followed by YouTube introducing ad-supported movies.
Powered by Android and the Android Marketplace, operators and low-cost mobile manufacturers are introducing affordable tablets for the India consumer.
As part of an initiative to go paperless, members of the Indian Parliament are being offered tablet computers for office use. Parliamentarians will be reimbursed upto 50,000 INR ($1,000) under the updated Computer Equipment Provision rules.
Three of the top stories in the past two months have an Indian connections. An Indian who conned the tech media, HCL involved in the News International phone hacking controversy and an Indian who led S&P's decision to downgrade US credit rating.
The government of India is working on importing weapons & 3D imagery and scanning technology from the US. in addition, the government will be setting up a nation-wide network connecting all police stations for seamless information flow and communication.
Capgemini and Microsoft have come together to deploy Windows Azure based solutions in 22 countries and setup a dedicated Center of Excellence in Mumbai.
Widely used file storage websites such as Megaupload, Rapidshare, Mediafire and Putlocker are being reported as blocked by users in India.
During Hillary Clinton's visit to India, the two countries have signed an MoU to fight cyber-crime and also work together on developing the open Data.gov project.
The citizens of Mumbai come together and use the Internet to help coordinate support for victims of the 07/13 Mumbai terror attack. Crowd sourced map, helpline spreadsheet, blood requests and traffic details guide people through another tragedy.
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