An 18-year-old Indian-origin girl in the US has developed a potentially revolutionary device that can charge a mobile phone in just 20 seconds, a media report said. (more…)Google+
Google India Private Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to train engineering students of Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JKC) in latest technologies like mobile and cloud computing. (more…)Google+
IT and Telecommunications Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday reiterated that the government doesn’t want to control social media but stressed the need for some regulations. (more…)Google+
The government should book Google for “violating” India’s defense regulations on maps and force the company to surrender its “illegally stored” data to the Surveyor General of India, BJP MP Tarun Vijay says. (more…)Google+
India’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Tuesday said its India and South Asia chief executive officer Sanjay Kapoor will step down from March 1. Gopal Vittal, who rejoined Airtel in April 2012 as group director, special projects, will succeed Kapoor as head of of India operations, Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and managing director of Bharti Airtel, said in a statement. (more…)Google+
No Indian economic sector hogged the limelight like the telecom industry in 2012, even as the swelling number of subscribers continued its upward mobility. The year saw it all – the Supreme Court cancelling 122 licences, failed spectrum auction, disputes over interconnect charges, spread of 3G networks, and penetration of smartphones that affected the industry. (more…)Google+
Though authorities have refused to “ban” some popular websites, thousands of mobile users here Wednesday were unable to access social media websites like Facebook and Twitter as well as video-sharing website YouTube. (more…)Google+
Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday launched a navigation application – SmartDrive – that enables users to view their location on a map and plan the route from one place to another. “SmartDrive is assisted by a voice based turn by turn navigation that gives real time information updates on traffic situation on roads around,” the company said in a statement. (more…)Google+
The total number of subscribers opting for mobile number portability (MNP) has risen to 59.31 million, with Karnataka receiving the maximum number of 7.2 million requests till the end of July, according to official data. MNP allows users to switch operators while retaining their mobile numbers.“By the end of July 2012, about 59.31 million subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said ...
Apple scored a huge victory as a federal jury in California found rival Samsung guilty of “wilful” violations of a number of Apple’s patents and awarded it more than $1 billion in damages. In giving its verdict Friday, the jury did not recommend awarding Samsung any money in its counterclaims that Apple had violated some of its patents. While Apple praised the court for “sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right”, Samsung said the verdict should be viewed &...
US technology giant Apple has become the most valuable public company in history with its market value hitting $623 billion in intraday trading eclipsing Microsoft’s record of $618.9 billion. Apple’s market value Monday topped the record set by Microsoft Dec 30, 1999, at the height of the dotcom bubble, as its stock rose to new high of $664.74 per share, CNNMoney reported citing S&P’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt. (more…)Google+
The government Friday banned bulk SMS and MMS messages for 15 days in view of the exodus of people from the northeast from cities like Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad following rumors that they would be attacked.“We will detect those who are spreading rumours. Those responsible for the exodus from Bangalore will not go scot free,” union Home Secretary R.K. Singh told reporters. He said the situation in Bangalore was in control after security forces had been deployed and authorities held meetings wit...