DIGITAL

  • Is Apple planning an iPod comeback? 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Apple's iconic iPod seemed to breathe its last after the coming of the ubiquitous and all-inclusive iPhone. However, the tech giant is now speculated to revive its portable digital music player this year. The iPod Touch has not received any major update since the end of 2012 and the...
  • COAI roots for net neutrality, access for Internet to all April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Industrial body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Sunday reaffirmed its support for 'net neutrality', but also made a strong pitch for 'net equality' that will enable access to Internet for a billion Indians as part of the governments digital India vision. In a statement on Sunday, COAI...
  • Norway spells death of FM; to complete shutdown in 2017 April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Norway is one step closer to fully drawing down the curtains on its national FM channels by moving to digital radio and the transition from the old to the modern will complete in the next two years. The Ministry of Culture announced this week that the national FM-networks...
  • Yoga, folk dances, Indian innovation, manufacturing on display at Hannover April 12, 2015

    Hannover: India's soft power yoga, folk dances, music and cuisine will be showcased alongside portraying India as a design, innovation, manufacturing and export hub at the India pavilion at Hannover Messe trade fair. Everything is in readiness for the grand inauguration of the Indian pavilion on Monday by Prime Minister Narendra...
  • A startup that sold people 'virtual immortality' has died April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A start-up that promised to provide you with a virtual presence, long after you reached the other world, closed down its own shutters soon after launch. Intellitar, startup that sold immortality service for $25 a month, hit headlines when it was founded in 2010. The company wanted to...
  • UNESCO pledges support for digital India April 10, 2015

    Paris: UNESCO on Friday pledged its support to India's endeavour to go digital even as it appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to empower children and women and create an inclusive society. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) needs Indian leadership today more than earlier, its Director General...
  • Norms for billing, issue of receipts not being complied with: TRAI March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Observing that prescribed norms for billing and issue of receipts for payments made by subscribers are not being complied with by Multi System Operators, broadcasting sector regulator TRAI has incorporated provisions to levy financial disincentives on such entities. In a statement, TRAI said that such non-compliance has resulted in...
  • Nasdaq to provide technology for trading bitcoins: Report March 24, 2015

    Bangalore: Nasdaq OMX Group Inc agreed to provide a startup the core technology to power a marketplace for trading bitcoins and related digital-currency assets, the Wall Street Journal reported. New York-based startup Noble Markets will use Nasdaq's X-stream trading system, which is used by more than 30 exchanges and marketplaces worldwide,...
  • New Delhi Municipal Council to launch city wide Wi-Fi project March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In tune with the AAP government's plan, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to convert the entire area under its jurisdiction into a free Wi-Fi zone. The civic agency plans to replace 18,500 street-light poles in its areas with 'NextGen digital poles' which will be fitted with WiFi...
  • The dark side of digital connectivity March 16, 2015

    Social media is radically changing the nature of relationships and bringing the world closer together. However, digital connectivity has a very dark side too. ...
  • Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana coming to Android, Apple devices: Report March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft, which has been running its digital assistant Cortana on Windows Phone-based smartphone for almost a year now, is now planning to bring the 'personal assistant' to Android and iOS devices, reports Reuters. According to the report, the company will first bring Cortana to the desktop with the release...
  • Google opens first 'digital garage' to help small firms fix Web problems March 15, 2015

    Leeds: Google on Friday launched its first "digital garage", a multi-million pound project it said would help 200,000 small British businesses harness the Internet to grow. The US company, which has been under fire in Europe for its dominance in search and other digital services, said last month it would train...
  • Impact of Digital Learning March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Within the last couples of decades, computers have evolved to be omnipresent, featured in every sphere of business and industry. Information and communication technology (ICT) has grown to be one of the most up and coming branches of education. Digital technology tools in education (EdTech) have presented several...
  • Railway Budget 2015: No new trains, no fare hike, focus on cleanliness, tech and passenger amenities February 26, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 22, 2015

    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...