To insanity and back.
Manan Kakkar surveys the technology market in India.
To insanity and back.
Communications and IT minister Kapil Sibal is in discussion with tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Twitter to pre-screen user generated content so that community-sentiments are not hurt. Yeah, right!
Broadband technology GPON, indigenously developed at the govt. of India's R&D center is being shared with the private sector to enhance the country's telecom backbone.
According to Nielsen India, brands should tap into social media for creating brand awareness and offer discounts for the time users spend researching about products online.
A quick demo of Windows Phone 7's voice integration (TellMe) works with the Indian accent.
Disturbing claims from sources within India's National Informatics Center (NIC) say that the government's IT infrastructure has been compromised by foreign elements and used to attack China.
A legal notice against Accenture along with working beyond 200 Million citizen registration limit have the UIDAI in a tough place.
RIM India's MD quits, offers auto-interception of communication over BlackBerry Messenger while planning to expand into tier II and III cities. They've got major hurdles and little vision on tackling them.
Microsoft India's developer evangelist Ramaprasanna Chellamuthu has over the past few years developed a few proof of concept projects to show what can be done with Microsoft's developer tools. He works with student partners and the offline communities on Kinect and Visual Studio based projects.
In a positive Q2 report, TCS shared details about their intellectual property (520 applied patents), employees (214,349) and clients (1,010).
A web-based real time train tracking system that uses GPS has been launched by the Indian Railways. Developed by IIT Kanpur and RDSO Lucknow, the project has promise and will help Indians get better information.
Shahrukh Khan starrer Ra.One is banking on new media as a revenue stream. The movie has games for Android & iOS, an online store selling tablet PCs including other merchandise.
Focusing on telecom equipment built in India, simplifying licensing for operators, improving broadband speeds and penetration in the country, the Government of India's National Telecom Policy 2011 is set to make telecommunication better in India.
The government of India has finally launched the much talked about $35 tablet targeted at students and institutes. The tablet will also be commercially available at retail stores starting November.
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.
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