MongoDB and HCL Infosystems have announced a global partnership which will allow HCL Infosystems to further broaden its solution offerings in the emerging big data segment by developing services around MongoDB. Commenting on the partnership, Kamal Brar, Vice President APAC, MongoDB, said: “Big Data is more than just addressing increasing volume; organizations need solutions that can manage increasing data variety and velocity.
NEW DELHI: Huawei Technologies, one of the world’s top five smartphone makers, has vowed to strongly protect its intellectual property, warning handset makers against potential infringements on its patents on technologies such as 4G, amid an increasing number of patent disputes in India ending up in lawsuits. “In 4G, the largest percentage of essential patents belongs to us,” P Sanjeev, director of device sales at Huawei India, told ET on Wednesday. “As much as we respect others IPR (intellectual property rights), we will do anything that it takes to protect our own patents as well.”
MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services wants to become a top-5 player in France within the next five years and make $1 billion in revenue from that market, India’s largest IT services company told analysts at a meeting in Paris, as it continues to target expansion in Europe. Krishnan Ramanujam, global head and vice-president of enterprise solutions at the company, gave the keynote speech at the analyst event, detailing TCS’ plans for Europe.
NEW DELHI: Chinese handset maker OnePlus is likely to challenge a Delhi High Court decision that bars it from importing and selling its OnePlus One smartphone in India, even as the company said it will discontinue local production of the device which it makes with US-based operating system maker Cynogen. The court’ directive had come on a plea by Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics, which sought a temporary injunction against OnePlus saying it had infringed upon the exclusive rights that Micromax had acquired from “ambient services and application distributions agreement” with Cyanogen.
NEW DELHI: Chinese device maker OnePlus has been restrained by the Delhi High Court from marketing and selling of handsets bearing the Cyanogen mark. The court, after hearing the plea of Micromax Informatics, though allowed the Chinese company to clear its stocks through an interim order. In the case 3761/2014 between the Micromax Informatics and Shanzhen Oneplus Technology, lawyers for the former argued that they have entered into “exclusive rights” with the US software developing company Cyanogen, and alleged that OnePlus has breached its rights.
China and India are two of the most lucrative markets in the world for smartphone makers. But even though both are developing countries, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy to tackle them both. China’s massive, well-established mobile mobile market is nearing saturation, while India is just getting started.
Last week, Chinese phone maker Xiaomi was hit with a sales ban in India. Today, that has been partially lifted by the Delhi High Court, reports The Hindu. Today’s ruling allows Xiaomi to sell only Qualcomm-powered smartphones in India, and only until January 8, 2015. This allows Xiaomi to sell three of the four models it had launched in India – the Redmi Note 4G, the Mi3, and the Redmi 1S. The MediaTek-powered Redmi Note remains fully banned.
NEW DELHI: The government’s idea crowdsourcing platform MyGov.in is ready to roll out an update in the next month or so, with the new version expanding scope of activities, along with upgrade of technology tools being used to analyse data. Version 2.0 of MyGov.in will have opinion polls related to policy issues, detailed surveys to supplement field data collection, and collaborative writing for white papers across different ministries and government departments, Gaurav Dwivedi, MyGov chief executive officer told ET.
NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted temporary relief to Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, allowing it to sell its handsets in the country provided they use Qualcomm’s chipsets. The world’s third-largest smart phone maker will resume flash sales in India from December 23, the company said. The order by a division bench set aside a total ban on Xiaomi devices sale in the country issued by a single judge of the same court last week.
NEW DELHI: Growing internet penetration and a large youth population has helped world’s largest social network platform Facebook expand its userbase in India to 112 million — the second largest after the US. US-based Facebook, which had about 100 million users in April this year, saw its monthly active users (MAUs) base touching 112 million at the end of September. The number of daily active users (DAUs) from India now stands at 52 million.
NEW DELHI: Government is looking for a speedy roll out of wifi services at select public places in top 25 cities with population of over 10 lakh by June 2015. “Government has plans to empanel 3-4 wifi service provider for speedy roll out of wifi hotspots across top 25 cities in the country by June 2015. The services will be available at select public places within these cities,” according to an official source.
MUMBAI: India companies lost around $4 billion due to cyber attacks in 2013 and the amount is set for a 30% jump this year, according to experts. Vadodara-based, BSE listed Deepak Nitrite was surprised that one of its old customers didn’t pay even after receiving its consignment. It transpired that the client had received an email just a few days informing it of a change in account details.
TAIPEI — Taiwan’s Asustek Inc. (華碩) is gearing up to grab a larger market share in India after its major Chinese rival in that country, Xiaomi Inc., was barred from selling its handsets there by an Indian court last week for infringing upon technology patented by Ericsson, according to a report by the Commercial Times Sunday. With Xiaomi stopped from selling in India, the report said, Asustek is expected to surpass Xiaomi in terms of units sold in the coming months in the Indian market.
Just being a Chinese-made smartphone puts Xiaomi at a branding and security deficit on the global stage, but now a legal decision in India has further stymied the company’s growth plans in the world’s second-largest nation. Xiaomi published a note on its official Indian website, stating that the company will suspend sales of Xiaomi smartphones in this country. The Delhi High Court ruled that Xiaomi infringed a patent from Ericsson and it issued an order to suspend the sales and import of Xiaomi smartphones in India.
MUMBAI/BEIJING: The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world’s fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges. Xiaomi Technology only started selling in India in July and quickly became the country’s fastest growing smartphone brand; with minimal marketing, it is already outselling even low-cost smartphones running Google’s Android One.
FIH Mobile, the handset arm of Foxconn Electronics, will officially close its handset assembly plant in Chennai, India on December 24, 2014, according to the company. A total of 1,700 employees of the plant will be affected, and the company has promised to cooperate with the local government and labor union to lay off or hand out compensations in accordance with relevant regulations, FIH said.
BENGALURU: IBM has reshuffled its top deck in India as it focuses on newer digital imperatives like cloud, mobility and analytics and as global revenues have dropped for nine successive quarters. Rajesh Nambiar, who was till recently general manager and managing partner of IBM Asean based in Singapore, has been appointed as the head of global business services (GBS)-global delivery in IBM India effective December 1.
HYDERABAD: India is inviting technology majors like Samsung and LG to set up manufacturing facilities in the country under ‘Make in India’ programme, said communications and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. “We are promoting all the big guns like Samsung and LG to come to India in a big way under ‘Make in India’ programme,” the minister said in his address at golden jubilee celebrations of Computer Society of India (CSI).
BENGALURU: Infosys is introducing disruptive technologies, including data analytics, to offer real-time solutions to banks and will engage with some homegrown startups as it looks to transform its core banking platform Finacle under the unit’s new boss, former SAP executive vice president Michael Reh. The company will also be making “significant investments” in its main Asia-Pacific market and the US, where Finacle hasn’t been able to expand much.
Karnataka State, India this week launched Mobile One, a new app which pools together over 4000 private and government services for its citizens. Available on Android and iOS platforms, the app allows the public to access to government-to-citizen services and business-to-consumer services.Services include payment platforms for utilities, phone bills and taxes, and access to healthcare directories and transport services.