Government considering allowing 100% FDI in ‘marketplace model of e-commerce’

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Government considering allowing 100% FDI in ‘marketplace model of e-commerce’

The government is considering permitting 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the marketplace format of e-commerce retailing with a view to attract more foreign investments. The norms on FDI in the sectors of e-commerce, and IT and ITeS are expected to be part of detailed guidelines, which would be rolled out soon by the government, sources said. Last week, a group of senior officials from departments of DIPP, corporate affairs and economic affairs, among others, discussed these matters in great detail. More →
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Ravi Shankar Prasad applauds TRAI’s decision to ban Free Basics, says ‘Internet should not be monopoly of few’

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Ravi Shankar Prasad applauds TRAI’s decision to ban Free Basics, says ‘Internet should not be monopoly of few’

Lauding the telecom watchdog's decision on discriminatory pricing, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said Internet is one of the finest creations of the human mind and it should not become the monopoly of a few. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in a much-awaited regulatory order on Monday had said that no service provider would be allowed to charge "discriminatory tariffs" for data services on the basis of content. More →
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TRAI warns of stricter action on telecom operators opting for discriminatory prices on data services

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TRAI warns of stricter action on telecom operators opting for discriminatory prices on data services

Having barred discriminatory pricing of data services, TRAI on Tuesday warned of much stricter action against errant telecom operators if the existing penalty provision fails to tame them. "It's not like that, that you can violate and continue paying penalty," TRAI chairman R S Sharma said. Becoming the first telecom regulator globally to ban zero rating plans like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday backed net neutrality while issuing a new set of norms barring discriminatory prices for data services. More →
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Panasonic P66 Mega with support for 21 Indian languages launched for Rs 7,990: Specifications and features

By on February 9, 2016 at 7:51 PM.

Panasonic P66 Mega with support for 21 Indian languages launched for Rs 7,990: Specifications and features

Panasonic has launched a new smartphone, P66 Mega, in India. Priced at Rs 7,990, one of the talking points of the P66 Mega is its support for 21 Indian languages. With support for vernacular languages, users can type and text in their native language. More →
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TRAI likely to conduct next test of call quality by April

By on February 9, 2016 at 7:33 PM.

TRAI likely to conduct next test of call quality by April

The Indian telecom watchdog is likely to carry out another test drive in April to access the random call quality in various parts of the country, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman R.S. Sharma said on Tuesday. Asked about some telecom service providers' (TSP) opposition to the test drives carried out by TRAI, Sharma said: “Road tests are regularly done by TRAI. From the last time, telecom companies have started raising objections saying you (TRAI) don't consult us about the roads you are using.” More →
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Internet activists welcome TRAI ruling against discriminatory pricing, gear up for new challenges

By on February 9, 2016 at 7:17 PM.

Internet activists welcome TRAI ruling against discriminatory pricing, gear up for new challenges

On Monday afternoon, India's telecom regulator finally put to rest the fiery net neutrality debate in India -- by ruling against zero rating and differential tariffs. Zero rating lets Airtel users use Facebook, for instance, free of data levies, while charging for access to other services or websites. This violates net neutrality, which says there should be no differential pricing -- free data for one service, but priced for another -- based on the content or websites.  More →
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This ‘smart’ shirt can help improve your fitness

By on February 9, 2016 at 6:58 PM.

This ‘smart’ shirt can help improve your fitness

Two Japanese firms have developed an intelligent undershirt that can be connected to a smartphone and provide data on the health of the person wearing it, the media reported on Monday. The shirt has an ultra-fine and flexible sensor (which can be removed before the shirt is washed) that can monitor posture, heart rate, and calories consumed and burned, spokesperson of the tech firm NEC, which has developed the shirt in collaboration with Gunze Ltd., told EFE news.  More →
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Scientists developing a wearable to help people recover after a stroke

By on February 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM.

Scientists developing a wearable to help people recover after a stroke

Scientists at a British university are developing a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover with the use of their arm and hand. A team of researchers at the University of Southampton, England, will create a wireless sleeve to provide information about muscle movement and strength while patients practice every-day tasks at home, a university statement said on Monday. Led by professor Jane Burridge, the two-year project has been funded with a grant of nearly 1 million pounds from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through its Invention for Innovation (i4i) program.  More →
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Oracle’s new program focuses on partner success in Cloud segment

By on February 9, 2016 at 6:27 PM.

Oracle’s new program focuses on partner success in Cloud segment

Global software and cloud major Oracle has unveiled a new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud program to help partners accelerate the growth of their Oracle Cloud business by providing them with technical and go-to-market support. Through this new programme, partners will be able to showcase their Oracle Cloud expertise, vertical market offerings and success with customers through new tiers of recognition and progressive benefits, the company said in a statement. More →
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Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition, Moto G (third-generation) now also available via Amazon India

By on February 9, 2016 at 6:01 PM.

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition, Moto G (third-generation) now also available via Amazon India

Motorola is slowly expanding its portfolio of devices available outside Flipkart. Motorola has announced that the Moto G (third-generation), as well as Moto G Turbo Edition are now also on available on Amazon India. Currently, only the Moto G (third-generation) 16GB variant is available on the e-commerce site with a price tag of Rs 10,999. Motorola says that the 8GB variant of the Moto G will go on sale sometime later this week, while the Moto G Turbo Edition is set to go on sale from tomorrow onwards.

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