DIGITAL

  • 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...
  • Brand USA eyes over 1 million Indian visitors to US in 2015 September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to attract over a million visitors from India, the US is undertaking various promotional initiatives to position itself as a premier travel destination. Brand USA, established by the Travel Promotion Act 2010 as a publicprivate partnership responsible for promoting US, plans to develop online, social and digital...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: Narrow escape for users but a wake call for better cyber policing September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It might be time to change your password if you are a Gmail user. A list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was posted online on Tuesday. But while the passwords seem to be old, the leak has once again raised concerns over cyber...
  • Hyderabad: Cyient to make 3,500 engineering students jobready September 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The CSR arm of Hyderabadbased engineering services company Cyient Ltd on Tuesday announced the launch of two programmes related to skill development and digital literacy. Through the programmes, Cyient Foundation aims at skill development to make engineering graduates employable, and empower neighbourhood communities to participate actively in Digital India. It...
  • Government to appoint CIOs to drive Digital India initiatives September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will appoint nodal officers at key ministries to ensure smooth implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious over Rs 1 lakh crore 'Digital India' programme. The new posts of 'Chief Information Officers' (CIO) would be created in at least 10 key ministries to supervise the implementation. Besides, a...
  • Chandrababu Naidu wants to transform AP into a "digital state" September 5, 2014

    Guntur: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said he wants the state to be a "digital AP". "Our Prime Minister Modi has an ambition to make the country a 'Digital India'. Now I am thinking to transform Andhra Pradesh into 'Digital AP' prior to other states," he said. To...
  • After Digital India & Jan Dhan, govt to focus on rural infrastructure August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: After launching schemes to boost financial inclusion and reduce digital divide, the government is all set to begin work on developing rural infrastructure in the country in a bid to spur growth and perk up investments. The government is making a "realistic assessment" of how many rural infrastructure projects...
  • Ecuador to launch the world's first governmentissued digital currency August 29, 2014

    Quito: Ecuador is planning to create the world's first governmentissued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the US dollar, which the government cannot control. The virtual currency, which Central Bank officials say they expect will start circulating in December, does...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Smartphones may make young people emotionally stunted August 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Young people may be losing the ability to read emotions as digital devices such as smartphones, TVs and tablets are destroying their facetoface social skills, a new study has found. Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for facetoface interaction due to their increased use...
  • PM Modi to overlook Digital India Project, aims to provide all services online August 22, 2014

    The Union Cabinet has approved PM Modi's ambitious Digital India Project which aims at providing all govt services to citizens online. To ensure that it doesn't end up becoming another scheme on paper, PM Modi himself is going to oversee the execution of this ambitious project. It remains to be...
  • Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India project August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Digital India project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious egovernance initiative. The project, which has a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore, aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and help people gain benefits from the...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue August 20, 2014

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • Cabinet clears 'Digital India' project, seeks to provide all services online August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the ambitious Digital India project which aims to provide all services on Internet and bring even the remotest parts of India on the emap. Under the project, the government plans to put healthcare, property and other records like birth and death certificates online. Sources also...
  • People spend more time on mobile devices and TV than sleeping August 8, 2014

    London: Britons now spend more time using smartphones and tablets, watching television and listening to the radio than they do sleeping, thanks to the availability of broadband in the home and on the move, regulator Ofcom said on Thursday. Consuming media and communicating takes 11 hours and 7 minutes out of...
  • Motorola now lets you unlock your Moto X using a digital tattoo July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: It is believed that an average user unlocks his phone 39 times a day and it takes him 2.3 seconds every time he unlocks the device. This becomes so clumsy that more than 50 per cent users do not unlock their phones, exposing their personal data to theft....