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  • Railway Budget 2015: No new trains, no fare hike, focus on cleanliness, tech and passenger amenities 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu played safe in his maiden Budget refusing to take the populist route of announcing a large number of new trains but also failed to take measures to increase the earnings of the public transporter by not increasing the passenger fare. With no major announcements, the...
  • Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to push Wallet service; aims to take on Apple Pay 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet. The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google Inc. and Apple Inc. is extending beyond the...
  • New WiFi-enabled Barbie can tell stories, jokes to kids 1 week ago

    London: Barbie goes digital! A new 'smart Barbie' doll that connects to the WiFi can have two-way conversations with kids, and tell them stories and jokes. Toy maker Mattel is partnering with US start-up ToyTalk to develop Hello Barbie, which will have two-way conversations with children. The doll will use a...
  • Startups look forward to service tax exemption in Budget 2015: Knowlarity February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With last year's budget release of nearly Rs 11,000 crores, the expectations of the start-up industry have definitely increased. Programs like Make in India and Digital India are great initiatives for the technology revolution, but what the IT sector and start-ups in particular are really looking forward to...
  • Budget 2015 should encourage domestic manufacturing of mobile phones: Karbonn February 18, 2015

    As India is going to achieve a 25 per cent share in global mobile phone manufacturing by 2019, the industry expects that the Union Budget will encourage domestic manufacturing with policies like tax holidays and interest subsidies and help the Indian telecom sector reach new benchmarks. The mobile segment in India...
  • 'Make in India' and 'Digital India' goals should define Budget 2015: LG February 17, 2015

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. The Budget needs to address issues of simplifying tax regulations, improve ease of doing business and accelerate the speed of big ticket...
  • Pockets: ICICI Bank's new digital banking service lets users send money to any e-mail address, mobile number, friends on Facebook February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank announced the launch of 'Pockets', what the company claims is India's first digital bank. According to the bank, anyone, including those who are not customers of ICICI Bank, can use the e-wallet to instantly send money to any e-mail id, mobile number, friends on Facebook and bank...
  • Sheetla and Dashvashmegh ghats of Varanasi get WiFi connectivity February 9, 2015

    Varanasi: The ancient ghats of Varanasi along the river Ganga - Sheetla and Dashvashmegh - were linked to WiFi Internet connectivity on Sunday. The first-of-its-kind initiative was inaugurated by the Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad, officials said while adding that the WiFi facility would be available to the people at...
  • Watch: PM Modi dedicates 'ICICI Digital Village' to nation February 1, 2015

    On the occasion of the ICICI Group's 60 years of partnering India in its progress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 'ICICI Digital Village' to the nation. ...
  • Automation to cause temporary replacement of jobs: Vishal Sikka January 21, 2015

    Davos: As companies are moving towards automation, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday said that there would be temporary replacement of jobs and lower IT costs. Sikka, who was speaking as a panelist in a session on 'Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age' at the World Economic Forum, said that...
  • India and US agree to collaborate on Digital India initiative January 17, 2015

    Washington: India and the US have agreed to collaborate on implementing the ambitious Digital India initiative ahead of American President Barack Obama's Republic day visit to New Delhi. During the two-day meeting of the US-India Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group, the Indian delegation led by RS Sharma, Information...
  • Why 2015 will be defining year for India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: If there were an annual prize for the "World's Most Hopeful Economy," it would likely go to India. After years of disappointing returns, the world's largest democracy rediscovered vigor in 2014. Stocks rose by a third; foreign investment grew by a quarter; the economy at one stage expanded...
  • Apple is turning its retail stores into galleries for iPhone, iPad artists January 9, 2015

    New York: Apple is turning its retail stores into art galleries featuring the work of professional photographers and other artists who use iPads, iPhones and Mac computers to create. Travel photographer Austin Mann used an iPhone 6 to take otherworldly panoramic photos of an Icelandic glacier. Mann, who recalls mowing lawns...
  • Delhi BJP launches digital 'raths' for campaigning January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst a steady drizzle, Delhi BJP on Saturday launched digital 'raths' showing 3D images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and playing his speech as part of the campaign for the upcoming assembly elections. The saffron party plans to press into service 28 raths (chariots) and by the month end...
  • PM Modi calls for creating 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs' January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon banks to create one lakh "Swachhta Entrepreneurs" within a year, to make the "Swachh Bharat" vision a sustainable reality. "Can we create Swachhata entrepreneurs. There is immense scope in solid waste management and waste water treatment," Modi said in his address on...
  • Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube, other digital platforms December 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'The Interview', the provocative comedy that triggered a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, went straight to US consumers on Wednesday in an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas day. The film was available for rental on Google Inc's YouTube site as of early...
  • Soon we will be bigger than the US in terms of connected users: Google India MD December 12, 2014

    After Google's partnership with the government to build a digital India, lots of new online initiatives are being taken. Google India MD Rajan Anandan said,"At the end of this month India will cross 300 million internet users and over the next year, we are going to be significantly bigger...
  • DU signs MoU with UGC for uploading thesis on digital database December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University will now be able to update thesis and dissertations of its research scholars on the UGC's digital database -'Shodhganga repository'. DU has recently signed a MoU with the University Grants Commission (UGC) in this regard. 'Shodhganga', a digital repository of thesis and dissertations of research being conducted...
  • Aadhar-linked 'Digital Locker' to preserve documents in Maharashtra November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In a new Aadhar-linked facility, Maharashtra government has developed an online repository for important documents like certificates, degrees, etc which are frequently required to apply for any job and other services. The "Maha Digital Locker" will end to hassle of physically carrying important documents like education and property...
  • Next Budget should be 'output to outcome-oriented': PM Modi to Secretaries of ministries, departments November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving an idea of the nature of next year's Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that it should be "full of new ideas" with transformational and measurable deliverables. In an interaction with Secretaries of various ministries and departments, he said the Budget should be "output to...
  • With Digits, Twitter wants to do away with passwords October 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number. Jeff Seibert, director for mobile platforms at the popular social network, Wednesday introduced Digits, a free tool Twitter offers in...
  • India one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in Asia-Pacific October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The India eCommerce market will reach $6 billion in 2015, a 70 per cent increase over 2014 revenue of $3.5 billion, Gartner Inc. said. "Digital commerce is at a nascent stage in India. However, India is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in Asia/Pacific," Praveen Sengar, research director at...
  • Government to discuss tie-up with Facebook on social sector issues: Sources October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is looking to tie up with social networking site Facebook on social sector issues like Clean Ganga, female foeticide and education of girl child, sources said on Thursday. The government will convey to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerburg, who is on his first visit to India, to look...
  • Social media can generate content for advertisers: Expert October 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian advertisers can use social media as a content generator besides utilising it as a new marketing medium, says an expert. "Millions of people all over the world are sharing videos and pictures every day on a number of social media platforms. You can filter out the type of...
  • IBM keen on participating Smart Cities, Digital India projects September 29, 2014

    New York: US-based global technology giant IBM om Monday expressed keen interest in participating in India's newly-launched initiatives like Smart Cities and Digital India, as its CEO Virginia Rometty met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With a global turnover of nearly $100 billion, IBM is a major player in India and...
  • Google inks MoU with Andhra Pradesh for state's IT vision September 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Google India on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh government to support AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's vision of transforming the state of Andhra Pradesh to 'Digital AP'. Under the pact, Google India would work with the AP government to get women as well as...
  • Digital very much driving, not disrupting, profits in the media industry September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows. The study by Ernst & Young released on Monday found that media and entertainment companies "are continuing to increase their lead as one of the most...
  • Digital afterlife: How to manage your (online) life after death September 17, 2014

    New York: Sure, you have a lot to do today laundry, bills, dinner but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing...
  • Vikram's beastly look in 'I' crafted by the same Academy Awardwinning studio who designed visual effects for 'Avatar', 'Lord of the Rings' September 17, 2014

    Chennai: A New Zealand based studio known for its stunning visual effects in Hollywood movies has done the make up for the hero in ace director Shankar's upcoming mega budget Tamil film "I." The hero, Vikram, also plays the role of an eyesorish man and makeup for the character was done...
  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the National Optical Fibre Network project, which aims to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats, may finally be ready by a year in advance at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants it rolled out in early 2016. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had...