Airtel and Samsung launch India’s first Integrated Digital TV

BANGALORE, INDIA: Airtel digital TV, the Direct-To-Home (DTH) service from Bharti Airtel, today announced its partnership with Samsung to launch India’s very first Integrated Digital TV (iDTV). As part of this innovation – Samsung’s range of SmartDirect TVs will come designed with an in-built Airtel digital satellite tuner which will enable DTH signal reception without the need for customers to install an external set-top-box (STB).

http://www.ciol.com/airtel-samsung-launch-indias-first-integrated-digital-tv/

Competition Commission of India denies media reports on imposing penalty on Google

NEW DELHI: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has denied reports that it has imposed penalty on Google.  “Media reported that the High Court of Delhi has stayed an order of the Competition Commission of India imposing a penalty of .`1 crore on Google Inc for allegedly failing to provide information in a probe into a case related to unfair trade practices in India.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/competition-commission-of-india-denies-media-reports-on-imposing-penalty-on-google/articleshow/44904527.cms

26 per cent of distributed denial of service attacks this year originated from India: Symantec

NEW DELHI: India has emerged as the top destination for origination of distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks, accounting for 26 per cent of such attacks on gaming, software and media sectors, security solutions firm Symantec today said.  Cyber criminals use DDoS attacks to disrupt sites by bombarding them with traffic from multiple sources, resulting in online service becoming unavailable for a period of time. Other countries in the list include the US (17 per cent), Singapore, Vietnam and China.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/26-per-cent-of-distributed-denial-of-service-attacks-this-year-originated-from-india-symantec/articleshow/44900739.cms

Analysts’ concern: Will Wipro be able to fend off rivals in key accounts

BANGALORE: Wipro’s ability to fire up growth momentum will be in the spotlight when it reports second-quarter results on Wednesday. The Bangalore-based software company has projected sequential revenue expansion in a wide range between 1.7 per cent and 4 per cent, and analysts will be pleasantly surprised if it meets the upper end of the forecast.  The focus will also be on CEO TK Kurien, who has said that a key measure of his success at Wipro will be hitting the 4 per cent sequential growth mark sustainably, but that seems ambitious based on the evidence so far.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/analysts-concern-will-wipro-be-able-to-fend-off-rivals-in-key-accounts/articleshow/44894044.cms

Tata Consultancy Services joins US-based IT industry body

WASHINGTON: Tata Consultancy Services, India’s largest infotech company, has joined the US-based Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, it was announced today. ITI advocates on behalf of its 60 members for global policies that advance industry leadership in technology and innovation, open access to new and emerging markets, promoting e-commerce expansion, driving sustainability and efficiency, protecting consumer choice, and enhancing the worldwide competitiveness of its member companies.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/tata-consultancy-services-joins-us-based-it-industry-body/articleshow/44891291.cms

Cyber security spend by Indian firms down 17%: PwC

NEW DELHI: Average security spend by Indian firms has come down by 17 per cent to $ 4 million this year even as information security breaches have become more frequent and damaging.  According to consultancy firm PwC, Indian companies spent an average of about $ 4.8 million on security last year.  This is despite the average cost of a security incident for Indian companies spiralling to $ 414 in 2014, from $ 194 in 2013.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/cyber-security-spend-by-indian-firms-down-17-pwc/articleshow/44889756.cms

Line reaches 30 million users in India, up from 10 million a year ago

Messaging app Line now has 30 million registered users in India, according to the Japan-based company that runs the popular service. That’s up from 10 million Indian users this time last year. The app first rolled out in the country, backed by an expensive TV ad campaign, in June 2013. Line has over 600 million registered users around the world, of whom 170 million are monthly active users.

https://www.techinasia.com/line-30-million-users-india/

$400 smartphones are major new battleground in India, and that’s bad news for Samsung

Last week, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and Apple’s new iPhone 6 models arrived in India. Everyone aspires to buy either of these premium phones, but not many can afford one, and hence, look forward to low-cost alternatives. The majority of Indian consumers are more interested in value-for-money, which is why several Indian and Chinese phone makers are challenging the likes of Nokia, Samsung, HTC, and LG in the sub-US$400 (INR25,000) category in India. They’re promising premium-feel phones for half the usual price tag.

https://www.techinasia.com/best-smartphones-in-india-for-400/

60 percent unlicensed software installed in India in 2013

BANGALORE, INDIA: Unlicensed software which is quite a common trend has not been much curbed over the years. Starting from individuals to major enterprises, the trend is well profound. Although it imposes security risks and threats, enterprises are quite reluctant to change and take the effort to put a stop to it. Yolynd Lobo, BSA India, director, explains how this usage of unlicensed software can be reduced and also how it imposes threats to the enterprises and gives details on Software Assess Management and how can it keep a check.

http://www.ciol.com/60-percent-software-installed-india-2013-unlicensed/

Toshiba in pact with UTC to strengthen strategic collaboration

NEW YORK: Toshiba Corp has entered into a pact with United Technologies Corp (UTC) to strengthen strategic collaboration through their joint venture, Toshiba Carrier Corp (TCC).  “The agreement outlines the next stage of cooperation between Toshiba and UTC in the field of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions through TCC,” Toshiba said in a statement today.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/toshiba-in-pact-with-utc-to-strengthen-strategic-collaboration/articleshow/44877325.cms

Tech students need to hone communication, soft-skills: TCS

MUMBAI: Country’s largest software exporter TCS, which is in the process of hiring 25,000 people from the campuses and raise it to 35,000 next fiscal, feels the education institutes must pay special attention to improve communication and soft skills of their students. “From an improvement point of view, we have been telling institutes that communications and soft skills are something that can be looked at… which will make people a bit more ready,” executive vice-president and global head for human resources Ajoy Mukherjee told PTI.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/tech-students-need-to-hone-communication-soft-skills-tcs/articleshow/44875863.cms

Videocon Infinium Graphite: Budget Android KitKat Smartphone Launched in India; Price, Specification Details

Home grown consumer electronics major, Videocon has released an affordable Android KitKat smartphone dubbed as Infinium Graphite in to the Indian market. “With the Infinium Graphite we are pushing the boundaries of affordable flagship devices, with which we aim to capture the emerging budget smartphone market of the country. Today consumers are much awake to the fact that cutting-edge features can be experienced in budget prices, and thus are preferring devices which offer them this niche,” said Jerold Pereira, CEO, Videocon Mobile Phones.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/videocon-infinium-graphite-budget-android-kitkat-smartphone-released-india-price-specification-611672

Nexus 9 Coming to India at ₹28,900; Only 2 Variants Listed on Google Play Store

The HTC Nexus 9 tablet, which was unveiled recently along with the Nexus 6, is being listed on Google Play Store in India. Google has put the price of 16GB WiFi-only model of the Nexus 9 at ₹28,900, while the 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE variant has a price tag of ₹44,900. However, the company didn’t mention the 32GB WiFi-only and the 16GB cellular variants of the device.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/nexus-9-coming-india-28900-only-2-variants-listed-google-play-store-611727

Adobe to offer industry-specific solutions to boost India business

BANGALORE: American computer software company Adobe is trying to build industry-specific design solutions in partnership with Indian IT firms Wipro, TCS and Cognizant as it seeks to boost its revenues in the country that it has found a tough nut to crack. The company is taking a “solutions selling” approach in India, said Adobe’s senior vice president David Wadhwani. “

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/adobe-to-offer-industry-specific-solutions-to-boost-india-business/articleshow/44866697.cms

Here comes Android One: Micromax Canvas A1 arrives to challenge Motorola and Xiaomi (REVIEW)

India’s budget smartphone market is now being blessed with Google’s new Android One program that was first detailed last month. Google has already partnered with three local phone-makers – Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice – to introduce Android One devices at prices starting from INR6,399 (US$105). All three unveiled a device each and made them available through leading ecommerce sites in India.

https://www.techinasia.com/micromax-canvas-a1-review/

Draft ‘Internet-of-Things’ policy sees business worth $15 billion

BANGALORE|NEW DELHI: The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) on Friday laid out a draft policy on Internet-of things in India, envisioning the IoT industry to be worth $15 billion by 2020. “We had a meeting on July 31 in Delhi where we called different stakeholders – academia, industry – and we had a discussion on what is the approach for IoT. We decided why should India lag behind and came up with this document after the workshop,” a DeitY official told ET.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/draft-internet-of-things-policy-sees-business-worth-15-billion/articleshow/44865824.cms

Enterprise S/w mkt to grow by 13%, from India

GOA, INDIA: The enterprise software market in India is projected to reach $4.2 billion in 2014, a 13 per cent increase over 2013 revenue of $3.7 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is projected to total $4.7 billion in 2015. Compounding the demand for enterprise software is the ongoing tendency for greater customer services along with the continued drive for IT cost savings.

http://www.ciol.com/enterprise-sw-mkt-grow-13-pc/

Datacenter management is important for the IT decisions makers in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: Dell announced the results of its Future Ready IT Survey conducted by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), to identify the key requirements driving IT decision making across the globe. The survey interviewed respondents about the most important IT trends, significance of hyperscale computing, workloads, data center management and converged Infrastructure and how these would play a role in shaping the data center.

http://www.ciol.com/data-center-management-important-decisions-makers-india/

Disappointing TCS, HCL numbers leave IT defenceless

Tata Consultancy Services and HCL Technologies each declined about 9 per cent on Friday, the worst daily fall in at least five years and HCL Technologies each declined about 9 per cent on Friday, the worst daily fall in at least five years, amid investor concern over growth prospects after the financial performance of both software exporters in the September quarter missed analysts’ expectations.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/disappointing-tcs-hcl-numbers-leave-it-defenceless/articleshow/44864835.cms

Messaging app LINE crosses 30 million users in India

NEW DELHI: Instant messaging and voice call app LINE Friday said that it has achieved 30 million registered user base in India.  The company has also introduced localized stickers such as ‘Diwali’ stickers to spice up the Indian users’ chat experience.  “Optimal user experience is in the heart of every feature that we bring for our users in India, as we make sure that our new features and services take our users beyond the usual messaging communication experience,” Damandeep Singh Soni, India operations head at LINE, said.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/messaging-app-line-crosses-30-million-users-in-india/articleshow/44854496.cms