20 million handsets to go defunct from Dec 1[IMEI]

Tomorrow is December 1st and as we covered earlier, close to 20-25 million handsets will go defunct from tomorrow as DoT has instructed operators to block cellphones without a valid IMEI number.

InfiBeam : Amazon – Is Something Cooking?

We have been hearing ‘some’ rumours about Amazon acquiring InfiBeam to enter the Indian ecommerce space. Leaving the rumor aside, InfiBeam’s new logo/interface speaks of a potential dance.

Tech & Startup Event Guide [December 2009]

Tech & Startup Event Guide [December 2009]

Tech/Startup Event Guide for December 2009.

Domain Names in Hindi by June 2010

ICANN launched Fast Track process on November 16th, enabling countries to apply for Internet extensions reflecting their name – and made up of characters from their national languages. India will be ready to to have internationalized domain names in Hindi by June 2010 and will expand to other languages in a phased manner.

CAT Fiasco and Rise of Smart Managers!

CAT Fiasco and Rise of Smart Managers!

“Unfortunately, the particular viruses and malware that attacked the test delivery system were not detected by the anti-virus software at the testing centres” – Prometric on CAT fiasco (CAT Servers Fails to take the Load [Server Crash]) Lame excuse? Because…

Weekly Recap – CAT Server, Government Sites Hacked, Telecom Tariff War..and more

An interesting week – India unveiled it’s ambitious solar plans, and sadly, 692 Indian government websites have been hacked just in one month! To top this all, Indian government now plans to setup a centralized system to automatically monitor communications on mobiles, landline phones and Internet.

CAT aspirants faced severe challenges as CAT servers crashed on the very first day of exam, questioning the preparedness of authority and ofcourse, their partners.

In technology front, PC sales in India showed signs of recovery (PC sales in India – 24% Growth Recorded), while Microsoft launched it’s transliteration tools and plans to launch Windows7 in 14 Indian languages.

As far as Telecom Industry is concerned, 3G Auction to be Delayed [Again?] and SMS is Telecom Operator’s next Turf for Price War – now that Reliance has started the sms turf war, do expect others to follow the herd. Question for you – are you talking more owing to the recent tariff war? Has it really impacted your billing? (or you spend half the time saying ‘Hello! Hello?’). QoS,i.e. Quality of Service has taken a hit owing to the tariff war, but then who cares (16.67 million subscribers were added in the month of October!)

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List of plugins that will will help you build mobile version of your wordpres blog in a few minutes.

CAT Servers Fails to take the Load [Server Crash]

We raised the question earlier ‘Online Exams – Can they Survive the Load?’ and there are reports that CAT servers in few centers faced overload problem and even though CAT Convenor do not want to accept the word ‘crash’, they…