1. Recent Articles

    1. Google most attractive employer among Asia-Pacific graduates

      Internet giant Google is the most attractive employer for graduates from the Asia-Pacific region in a list of top companies which figures no Indian firm.

      According to global employer branding firm Universum’s 2014 Most Attractive Employers in Asia Pacific Ranking, Google has emerged as the most desirable employer among business, as well as engineering and IT students in the APAC region. Google is followed by Deloitte, Citi, Apple and P&G in the top-five firms for business students.

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    2. Delhi shoppers more e-commerce savvy: Survey

      Shoppers in Delhi are more e-commerce savvy compared to peers in other metros including Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, according to a survey.

      As per the Assocham survey, Delhiites recorded 67 percent rise in online trends over the regular shopping than last year — the highest compared to all other cities in India. Delhi is followed by Mumbai (60 percent), Ahmedabad (52 percent) and Bangalore (50 percent) in their preference for online shopping.

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      Mentions: Assocham D S Rawat
    3. NSIC launches MSME-focused e-commerce site; Indic Interface & CoD only

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      (By Riddhi Mukherjee & Vikas SN)

      National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) has launched a B2C e-commerce portal called msmeshopping.com, that aims to help Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country sell their products online.

      The site is being positioned as a low-cost marketing platform for MSMEs and will enable them to sell retail products as well as industrial equipment and machineries.

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      Mentions: Nsic
    4. Xiaomi is now world’s fifth largest smartphone maker

      China’s Xiaomi has become the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world. The Chinese company reached this milestone in just three years.

      The electronics firm run by billionaire Lei Jun has captured five percent of the global market share in the last three months, according to new figures from Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi edged out Korean giant LG to claim the fifth spot. It now has a share of 5.1 percent of the world’s smartphone business up from 1.8 percent last year.

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      Mentions: Samsung Lenovo Huawei
    5. Digest: MapMyIndia, TaxiForSure, Amar Ujala, RBI and others

      MapMyIndia brings NaviMaps to iOS

      MapMyIndia has released an iOS version of its navigation app NaviMaps that offers voice navigation in regional languages. The app provides regional language guidance in 10 languages, automatic traffic based re-routing and maps for Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. It also provides real-time journey updates on Facebook.

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    6. Spectrum auction for GSM and CDMA mobile services expected in February

      Spectrum auction for GSM and CDMA mobile services may be held in February from which government plans to raise at least Rs 9,355 crore.

      “In Budget Estimates for the current financial year, a projection of Rs 9,355 crore has been made from auction of 800 Mhz (CDMA), 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz (GSM) spectrum,” an official source said.

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    7. #NAMAindic: A Summary

      Perhaps the time for Indic languages is now: mobile Internet and e-commerce are driving Internet penetration to towns that earlier didn’t find much need for it. India, as someone mentioned during #NAMA Indic, is an English-tolerant country, and our devices don’t mandate Indic language support. However, we don’t understand why this country needs to wait for a generational change for more people to get access to the Internet. The language barrier needs to be addressed.

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    8. TRAI organizing seminar on regulating online services on August 5th 2014

      The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is organizing a seminar on regulatory framework for online services next week, in Delhi. According to a notice on TRAI’s website, “The seminar will have three major sessions as mentioned below:- Session 1: New Developments in OTT Session 2: Impact of OTT on TSPs and their counter measures Session 3: Legal and Regulatory framework for OTT”

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    9. India made 16 requests to Twitter for user information in the first half of 2014

      Twitter’s latest transparency report reveals the number of requests it received from governments between January and July 2014 for user related information. In this time period, the micro blogging platform received 2,058 requests for account information from 54 countries. India made 16 requests for account information, which specified 44 user accounts.

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    10. 45% of LinkedIn’s traffic & avg visiting members in Q2 2014 was mobile

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      Professional networking site LinkedIn has reported 84 million average unique monthly visiting members for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, up 2.4% from 82 million in the previous quarter and up 12% from 75 million in the same quarter last year.

      Of this, mobile unique visiting members was at 37.5 million for the quarter, up 6.5% from 35.2 million in the previous quarter and up 46.5% from 25.6 million in the same quarter last year.

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      Mentions: Comscore
    11. Google brings 76 more heritage sites, rare archives online

      After Taj Mahal and Humayun Tomb, Google and Archaeological Survey of India together have now brought online 360-degree panoramic imagery of 76 more Indian heritage sites and 30 new immersive exhibitions of arts and historical institutions from across India. The new historical sites include the Safdarjung Tomb, Ellora Caves, and Purana Quila, a statement released here said.

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    12. BSNL-MTNL ties up with ONGC to provide telcom services for 5 years

      BSNL and MTNL yesterday said they have inked a 5-year pact with ONGC to provide all telecom services to the state-owned oil firm on a pan-India basis.

      “A tripartite MoU was signed among ONGC, BSNL and MTNL on July 28 at ONGC Corporate Office for providing all telecom services such as basic telephones, mobile services, leased circuits including VSAT services to ONGC on pan India basis, including service areas of MTNL at Delhi and Mumbai,” BSNL and MTNL said in a joint statement.

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      Mentions: Ongc Bsnl MOU
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    1. The use of cloud services is often not approved because there is a feeling that cloud service security is insufficient universally.
      By Rajiv Gupta
    2. We found that our employees were using multiple file-sharing services and that many of these services posed a risk to the organization.
      By Brian Lillie
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      By Shripad Yesso Naik
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