Tech Mahindra and Microsoft have now entered into another partnership regarding Microsoft's Mediaroom services. Their 2008 deal about integrating and deploying Mediaroom services has now extended to setting up a lab for testing Mediaroom encoders.
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.
Nokia might not be doing well as of now but given their three services around location, mobile commerce and coupons, the OEM can make a come back with an ecosystem of services around mobile for its customers.
Device drivers for both Windows and Open Source OS to be provided by the vendors and in case of open source drivers, the source code will have to be supplied as well along with relevant documentation.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India surveyed 5,000 shopper about their online retail experience and has published their observations on the growing segment.
According to an email sent out by Groupon India they have asked users to change their passwords due to a possible security breach found. The website has assured users that no financial information was leaked.
Alleging anti-competitive practices, a user has filed a complaint against Apple India with the Competition Commission of India claiming Apple is limiting users who want buy iOS devices by partnering with careers.
LinkedIn India now has 10 Million registered users from India compared to 28 Million on Facebook. The growth is significant compared to traditional job portals who have spent heavily on marketing and advertising.
A telecommunication security panel setup by the Indian government has made recommendations on banning and blocking of services like Skype, BlackBerry, Nokia mail, Gmail which have been opposed by the Home Ministry and the Information Bureau as they don't overcome current problems.
Hackers claiming to be part of Anonymous deface government websites, giving in to the public backlash restore websites and delete their online presence.
Studies from Microsoft India and Nielsen provide insights into what Indians do on the Internet and how they spend their time.
Studies conducted by the Business Software Alliance and International Data Corporation claim the government of India lost taxes of up to $866 Million due to piracy software in 2009 while close to $2.7 Billion worth of software was pirated in the country in 2010.
Facebook India is looking to hire a public policy lobbyist that will be a liaison between Facebook and the government. The individual will interact with policy makers and Facebook engineers on issues such as privacy, IP and net neutrality.
Dell is expanding their manufacturing plant in Chennai, India to increase their mobile export quantities. LG is hoping to make a dent in Samsung's dominance by coming up with 45 handsets in 2011. Dell and LG are betting on Android for their handset portfolios.
Nokia India is working on a location based recommendation service for places near you. The feature is called Search and will compete with other similar services like Yelp and Foursquare.
Updated laws and rules for internet and cybercafes in India are set to make life difficult for users and cafe owners. Open to interpretation verbiage can be used to curb freedom of speech on the Internet.