Digital

  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM for Digital Addressable System licence to TACTV July 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure Digital Addressable System (DAS) licence for the state run TV Cable Corporation that was pending with the Centre for about three years. In a letter to Modi, the contents...
  • Essential etiquette tips for the digital age July 5, 2014

    Washington: The digital age has created a host of new etiquette dilemmas. What should you do when your boss sends a Facebook friend request? Is it okay to take and share smartphone pictures at a friend's wedding? When should you take off Google Glass, rather than just turn it off? Etiquette mavens...
  • Camp Grounded: What it is like inside a 'digital detox' camp June 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Tired of the social media treadmill and hoping to unplug for a couple days? Consider this fast-growing summer camp three hours outside of San Francisco, where the first ritual involves handing over your personal electronics to volunteers in white lab coats. Camp Grounded, now in its second year, offers...
  • New media start up focussing on digital journalism June 20, 2014

    Kochi: A Kochi based new media start up, Southlive Networks, focusing on digital journalism, will go on stream from the first week of September with interactive news both in English and Malayalam. Apart from giving current news, Southlive will have web magazine, IP television and other services like e-business and...
  • Is digital the 'death of cinema'? Digital versus celluloid debate grips the movie world June 13, 2014

    Paris: Director Quentin Tarantino lambasts digital film-making as nothing less than the "death of cinema as I know it". Converts hail it as a democratising force for good that is cheaper and faster than celluloid. A debate is raging in the film world about the merits of shooting movies on 35mm...
  • Will explore possibility of having locally-made set-top boxes: Javadekar May 31, 2014

    Panaji: Information and Broadcasting ministry will consult the Finance and Commerce ministries on exploring the possibility of having locally manufactured set- top boxes for continuing the digitization process rather than depending on imports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The minister said the decision on the issue was pertinent considering...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' director Joss Whedon to release his film 'In Your Eyes' for digital download April 21, 2014

    New York: Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution. In a video announcement Sunday following the premiere of the supernatural romance 'In Your Eyes' at the Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon says the film will immediately be released...
  • Watch: Bitcoin explained in 3 minutes and 23 seconds April 19, 2014

    This short video looks at Bitcoin, the decentralised digital currency that has been making headlines and attempts to explain what Bitcoins are, how they are created, exchanged and what the future holds for the cryptocurrency.Bitcoin is an online currency that allows people to make one-to-one transactions, buy goods and services...
  • 'Candy Crush' maker King Digital to go public; could be valued as high as $7.6 billion March 25, 2014

    New York: King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week. The company could be valued as high as $7.6 billion if its initial public offering prices at $24 per share, the upper end...
  • Indian journalist beats Edward Snowden to win 2014 Google Digital Activism Award March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary is the winner of the 2014 Google Digital Activism Award. Choudhary conceptualised CGNet Swara (Voice of Chhattisgarh), a mobile-phone service that allows citizens to post and listen to local reports in their local language using basic mobile phones. Shubhranshu Choudhary is a Knight International Journalism Fellow...
  • 'Candy Crush' maker King Digital sees up to $7.6 billion IPO valuation March 13, 2014

    King Digital Entertainment, maker of hit mobile phone game Candy Crush Saga, expects to be worth up to $7.6 billion when it goes public this month in the United States, amid concerns about its over reliance on the game. King will hope to benefit from its focus on the estimated $17...
  • Newsweek's credibility, longevity hinges on bitcoin scoop March 8, 2014

    New York: A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency. It got plenty of attention, all right. Twenty-four hours...
  • 'Bitcoin founder' Nakamoto leads Los Angeles car chase, reporters in pursuit March 7, 2014

    Temple City: A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press. Satoshi Nakamoto, a name known to...
  • Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder March 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denies he had anything to do with the digital currency. In an exclusive two-hour interview with The Associated Press, Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, 64, said he had never heard of Bitcoin until his son told him he had been contacted...
  • Bitcoins simplified: Answers to 10 must-ask questions about the online currency February 26, 2014

    An explanation of what bitcoins are, how exchanges work, and why many people may have lost a lot of money: 1. Why this resurgent interest in bitcoins? Early Tuesday, the world's most established exchange for bitcoin disappeared from the Internet, sending the price of the virtual currency tumbling and prompting fears that...
  • Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox's website goes offline February 25, 2014

    Tokyo: The website of major Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is offline amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency. The URL of the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox was returning a blank page. The disappearance of the site follows the resignation Sunday...
  • A threat to print: digital book formats and availability February 20, 2014

    It is no secret that bookstores have been in dire straits for quite a while now. With digital books available legitimately and otherwise, the print media is facing an increasing threat of extinction. The fear of oblivion might not be as acute in India, but with gadgets facilitating the easy...
  • Candy Crush Saga maker King Digital plans IPO February 19, 2014

    New York: The company behind "Candy Crush Saga" is going public, hoping the popularity of its addictive online game will translate to sweet returns for itself and its investors. King Digital Entertainment PLC, which also makes lesser-known games such as "Bubble Witch Saga" and "Pet Rescue Saga," did not disclose how...
  • Digital Ration Cards to be distributed soon: Minister January 30, 2014

    The BJP government on Wednesday assured the Rajasthan Assembly that Digital Ration Cards, pending since February 2013, would be distributed to all beneficiaries soon. Replying to a question of BJP MLA Babu Singh on the delay in preparation and distribution of Digital Ration Cards, Minister of State for Food and Civil...
  • New Dish Hopper setup can record 8 shows at once January 7, 2014

    Las Vegas: Dish Network Corp. has unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once. The catch is that four of those shows have to be from the broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. The system involves Dish's Hopper digital video recorder and a new...
  • Digital music service Beats Music to be launched in January December 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: Beats Music, the digital music spinoff from the maker of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is set to launch in January. The launch date - slightly later than the late 2013 target set earlier - was announced by CEO Ian Rogers in a blog post Wednesday. He acknowledged the...
  • Removing DRM increases music sales by 10 per cent December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: DRM (Digital Rights Management), the controversial technology used to prevent copying and sharing of digital content, has also been criticised for not doing much good for the companies whose bottomlines it was meant to protect. Now a new study further reestablishes the belief. According to a study by University...
  • Bitcoin crosses $1,000 for the first time November 28, 2013

    New York: The price of the digital currency bitcoin soared above $1,000 for the first time on Wednesday, extending a surge this month after a US Senate hearing on virtual currencies. Bitcoin hit a high of $1,044 on Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox, the best-known operator of a bitcoin digital marketplace,...
  • Panasonic to launch fewer digital cameras in 2014: Report November 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corp will launch about five compact digital cameras next year, half of this year's number, as it looks to return the business to profitability by fiscal 2014, the Nikkei reported. Panasonic has been shifting its focus to products for businesses, such as automotive systems and...
  • Google defeats authors in long-running Google Books lawsuit November 15, 2013

    New York: Google on Thursday won dismissal of a long-running lawsuit by authors who accused the Internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. US Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan accepted Google's argument that its scanning of more than 20 million books, and...
  • Phone-obsessed commuters ignore gun-flaunting man till he kills one October 9, 2013

    San Francisco: A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn't notice until he randomly shot and killed a university student, authorities said. Security video footage showed the gunman pull out the .45-caliber...
  • Digital music service Rdio launches free Internet radio service October 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Digital music service Rdio is launching its free Internet radio service in the US, Canada and Australia on Thursday. The move capitalises on Rdio's tie-up with traditional radio station owner Cumulus Media and helps it compete with digital rivals Pandora and Spotify. For now, the app that works on...
  • Auto-rickshaws in Chennai to get Global Positioning System August 26, 2013

    Auto-rickshaws in Chennai will be fitted with new meters with global positioning system (GPS) and an electronic digital printer, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Sunday. She said in a statement: "For the first time in India, auto-rickshaws plying in Chennai will be fitted with GPS and electronic digital...
  • Hackers switch to new digital currency after Liberty Reserve August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Three months after a team of international law enforcement officials raided the digital currency firm Liberty Reserve, cyber experts say criminals are increasingly turning to another online currency called Perfect Money. Idan Aharoni, the head of cyber intelligence at EMC Corp's RSA security division, said that some online scam...
  • Google to help Indian SMEs adopt digital ads July 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Global search engine provider Google will train small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the southern states to grow their business by adopting digital advertising, a senior official said Saturday. "We will train our partners in the southern region to provide expertise in developing and launching digital campaigns for SME businesses,"...