Google Maps adds traffic updates for 12 more cities in India

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: People can see traffic information for 12 new cities, including Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram and Bhopal, on Google Maps, a company statement said. Among the other cities are Coimbatore, Lucknow, Surat, Indore, Ludhiana, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, Kochi and Madurai.  This latest update to Google Maps makes traffic information available for all national highways and expressways in India, it added.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Google-Maps-adds-traffic-updates-for-12-more-cities-in-India/articleshow/47878897.cms

China Telecom, Infosys Are Among the Winners of Asia’s Best Analyst Days #cloud

APACMarket Wired — NEW YORK, NY: China Telecom, India’s Infosys and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co.are among the top-ranked companies in Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of Asia’s Best Analyst Days. To be successful, an analyst day — or capital markets day, as the events are sometimes called — must provide an opportunity for portfolio managers and sell-side researchers to get to know the executive teams of the companies they cover, learn about their short- and long-term objectives, gain a greater understanding of the business dynamics, and have their questions answered promptly and thoroughly.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3349708

Amazon Will Expand Its AWS Cloud Services To India In 2016

IndiaTech Crunch — Amazon is continuing to push its AWS business in Asia after it announced plans to expand its cloud computing platform to India next year. The AWS foray into India follows the service’s localization in China last year, and it comes at a time when India’s startup scene is growing at speed. The country’s biggest players — which include billion dollar e-commerce platforms Snapdeal and Flipkart, Alibaba-backed mobile wallet Paytm and Uber rival Ola — are scaling at rapid clip, and with that comes increasingly complicated server and infrastructure demands which Amazon hopes a localized AWS service can cover.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/29/amazon-aws-india-2016/

Government of India’s DigiLocker: How it works

IndiaTimes of India — The government has announced digital locker facility that will help citizens to digitally store their important documents like PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates. Called DigiLocker, it is aimed at eliminating the use of physical documents and enable sharing of verified electronic documents across government agencies. Operated by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), the service has been running in beta since past few months. It will be formally launched by the Prime Minister on July 1.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/how-to/Government-of-Indias-DigiLocker-How-it-works/articleshow/47860326.cms

Indians spend 47% of their time on apps like WhatsApp: Report

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Smartphone users in India spend 47 percent of their time on communication applications such as WhatsApp, We Chat, Hike and Skype which are key driver of mobile broadband usage, says a report. “Communication continues to be the dominant activity on smartphones. Communication apps are ‘always on’ and are a key driver of mobile broadband usage,” the report by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Indians-spend-47-of-their-time-on-apps-like-WhatsApp-Report/articleshow/47852496.cms

India’s stand on internet governance gets US backing

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: The US has backed India’s stand on internet governance, saying both countries share a common vision of ensuring every global citizen has a say in decision-making on the subject. “I heard about your very well-received remark at the ICANN meeting in Argentina. As democracies, India and the United States share a joint vision for ensuring every global citizen can participate in decision making regarding internet governance,” US under secretary of State Catherine A Novelli said in an e-mail to telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Indias-stand-on-internet-governance-gets-US-backing/articleshow/47840076.cms

Net neutrality report to be out soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the government will soon come out with its report on the controversial issue of net neutrality, and the telecom department is waiting for the report from sectoral regulator ​Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). “Report of net neutrality will be out very soon but we are waiting for Trai report on the issue,” telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Net-neutrality-report-to-be-out-soon-Ravi-Shankar-Prasad/articleshow/47843376.cms

India an example for world in digitization: John Chambers

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: “Call me John please,” John Chambers, 65, requested a journalist who addressed him as “Mr Chambers” at the press conference in New Delhi last week. Chambers is easily one of the most affable and engaging CEOs you will come across. At media meets, he makes it a point to go over to every single journalist in the room to introduce himself and hand over a visiting card.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/India-an-example-for-world-in-digitization-John-Chambers/articleshow/47829305.cms

iPhone maker Foxconn, Adani may tie up for manufacturing

IndiaTimes of India — BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Foxconn plans to partner with the Adani Group to set up at least four electronics manufacturing facilities in India, sources told TOI. Top executives of Foxconn, the Taiwanese company best known for making Apple devices, are said to have visited Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat earlier this month to look at possible locations for the facilities.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/iPhone-maker-Foxconn-Adani-may-tie-up-for-manufacturing/articleshow/47821723.cms

TCS’s Ignio can predict problems & automate: CEO N Chandrasekaran

IndiaTimes of India — TCS is betting big on Ignio — an artificial intelligence product that has received one of the most high-profile launches in the company’s history. TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran tells what the plans are for the platform and the kind of organization that is being put in place to speed adoption.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/TCSs-Ignio-can-predict-problems-automate-CEO-N-Chandrasekaran/articleshow/47827034.cms

India an example for world in digitization: John Chambers

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: “Call me John please,” John Chambers, 65, requested a journalist who addressed him as “Mr Chambers” at the press conference in New Delhi last week. Chambers is easily one of the most affable and engaging CEOs you will come across. At media meets, he makes it a point to go over to every single journalist in the room to introduce himself and hand over a visiting card.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/India-an-example-for-world-in-digitization-John-Chambers/articleshow/47829305.cms

Microsoft to commission three “hyper-scale” centres in India

IndiaIndia Times — MUMBAI: Software major Microsoft today said it will commission three “hyper-scale” data centres in India before the end of this year. “Microsoft has already started a private preview of these data centres with over 100 existing customers on board across different segments such as banking and financial institutions, government, manufacturing and start-ups,” Microsoft India chairman Bhaskar Pramanik told PTI here today.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/microsoft-to-commission-three-hyper-scale-centres-in-india/articleshow/47806038.cms

Netflix to enter India, DTH companies edgy india

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: After Singapore-based on-demand internet video provider Hooq launched operations here, the pioneer of internet TV, US-based Netflix, has firmed up plans to enter India by 2016, according to people familiar with the matter. This has sent domestic DTH players into a tizzy with some of the major ones chalking out strategies to diversify beyond television. On the cards are iconic shows including Buniyaad, Nukkad and Malgudi Days on various mobile devices across iOS and Android.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Netflix-to-enter-India-DTH-companies-edgy/articleshow/47808753.cms

Samsung India to launch 10 smartphones in next quarter

KoreaTimes of India — KOLKATA: Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest seller of smartphones, is planning its biggest blitzkrieg of launches in India in the next quarter in a bid to fend off local and Chinese rivals in the mid-segment category. The South Korean company will introduce 10 smartphones in the July-September quarter in the Rs 9,000 to Rs 18,000 segment, where it is embroiled in a fierce battle for market share with Micromax Informatics, Lenovo-Motorola and Xiaomi.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Samsung-India-to-launch-10-smartphones-in-next-quarter/articleshow/47812654.cms

Bharti takes stake in satellite firm OneWeb for $500 million

IndiaTimes of India — LONDON: In a bid to provide affordable internet access to all, Bharti has acquired a minority stake in OneWeb, which plans to offer communication services using satellites by 2019. OneWeb has received $500 million for the project from its investors and plans to launch services by 2019. OneWeb, founded in 2012, is building a communication network with an initial constellation of 648 low earth orbit satellites. Investors in the company include Qualcomm Inc, Virgin Group, Airbus Group and Coca-Cola Company.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Bharti-takes-stake-in-satellite-firm-OneWeb-for-500-million/articleshow/47815857.cms

Satya Nadella, Azim Premji among 400 to attend Digital India launch

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and Wipro chairman Azim Premji will be among 400 corporate honchos who will attend the launch of the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ initiative on July 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to launch the logo for the Rs 1.13 lakh crore project using a laser beam in front of an audience of about 10,000 people.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Satya-Nadella-Azim-Premji-among-400-to-attend-Digital-India-launch/articleshow/47813943.cms

Smart Cities for a Smarter Karnataka – Bengaluru to Belagavi

IndiaNiti Central — Karnataka it seems is doomed to suffer anything but “smart urban governance”. It has been over two years since the Congress government in Karnataka has taken office but it has shown neither the interest nor the aptitude for Urban Governance. The condition of our Garden City Bengaluru is a case study on how the Congress led Karnataka Government has squandered opportunity after opportunity to transform Urban Governance even as it passes the buck on taking responsibility for this sorry state of affairs.

http://www.niticentral.com/2015/06/24/smart-cities-for-a-smarter-karnataka-bengaluru-to-belagavi-319686.html

India not an easy market for Chinese handset makers

IndiaWant China Times — With the domestic market increasingly saturated, Chinese handset makers have turned their focus on India with its similarly huge population but it has proved a tough market to crack, according to a technology blog on web portal Sina. Although brands including ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo and Xiaomi have successfully snatched up the medium and low-end market in China from HTC and Samsung, they face tough home-grown rivals in India.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150625000023

Narendra Modi to launch three ambitious schemes to develop cities, towns

IndiaIndia Com —  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow launch three ambitious schemes aimed at developing cities and towns as “new engines for growth”, projects which will entail an investment of over Rs 3 lakh crore in the next five years. Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the launch of three projects- 100 smart cities, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and housing for all- will herald a new urban era.

http://www.india.com/news/india/narendra-modi-to-launch-three-ambitious-schemes-to-develop-cities-towns-434293/

Tech Mahindra to set up healthcare unit with US$94 million outsourcing deal

IndiaChannel News Asia — MUMBAI: IT firm Tech Mahindra Ltd is setting up a new unit to sharpen its focus on winning contracts in the healthcare industry, one of the fast-growing segments for the outsourcing services providers, a senior executive said on Wednesday. The unit, to be called nth dimension, has won an IT services project worth about 60 million pounds (US$94.48 million) from Britain-based healthcare company CircleHealth, Tech Mahindra’s Rajib Bhattacharya, who will lead the new subsidiary, told Reuters.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/tech-mahindra-to-set-up-h/1938226.html