Bharti Airtel Buys The African Story: Invests $600 million In Nigeria

On Wednesday Bharti Airtel announced that it will invest $600 million in Nigeria over a time span of 3 years with the first set of $300 million being invested over the next year. The company further emphasized that it will focus on rural expansion in Nigeria.In revealing more information over its plans for Africa and Nigeria, Bharti has said that it will open up a 1,000-seater call centre in Nigeria...
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YouTube Launches ‘Life in a Day’ Initiative

You Tube has been coming up with a lot of initiatives lately to celebrate the open video platform it has developed. Lately WATBlog covered You Tube’s latest initiative You Tube Play to find the world’s 25 most creative videos.In another initiative ‘Life in a Day’, You Tube has set out to capture a snapshot of an ordinary day, July 24 as seen from the perspective of people all around the world....
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Airtel Digital TV Enables Live Recording Via Internet!

Just a few days back we covered Airtel’s launch of a mobile service that would enable subscribers of its digital TV service to record live TV shows by initiating the recording action via their mobile phones. In a further enhancement of this service the company has now launched a service that will allow the users to record live shows controlling this action via the internet.The service is available...
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iXiGo Powers Flight Search On New Delhi And Hyderabad Airport Websites

In a new win for iXiGo, the company is now powering the travel search on the official websites for the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) and the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad.This will definitely help the company to reach out to a larger audience. This move is in conformance with the views Aloke Bajpai, founder of iXiGo outlined in an online interview last...
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Mobile Number Portability Should Be Renamed Mobile Number Postponability Yet Again!

The much awaited Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will be delayed for what will be the 4th time in a row from June 30 to October 31. WATBlog has in the past covered various advantages and the impact of this much needed step and also the delayed journey of its implementation.This time the government has given the following reasons, “The Government has taken the decision after reviewing the readiness...
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Srei Sahaj And Bharat Matrimony Bring Online Matrimony To Villages

Srei Sahaj e-Village Limited in collaboration with Bharat Matrimony has launched a new service that will bring the benefits of online matrimonial websites to rural villages.Srei Sahaj e-Village Limited is a subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited which has been created under the Prime Minister Flagship National E Governance Plan. The objective of this organization is to bridge the digital...
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Mobile Web Traffic Grows 4 Times In 2 Years : AdMob Metrics Report

Amidst the usual comparisons of operating systems and the constant analysis of the biggies in the handset segment (Nokia, Apple etc), a few other things in the AdMob Mobile Metric report caught my attention.This graph basically shows a regional share of the traffic and requests that the company receives. Firstly the notable fact stated in the report is that globally the traffic has increased...
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Pakistan Announces Monitoring Of Websites

Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology announced on Friday that it will monitor websites on the internet and block any site which displays ‘anti-Islam content’. “If any particular link with offensive content appears on these websites, the link shall be blocked immediately without disturbing the main website,” the AP quoted Khurram Mehran, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority...
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Rediff Wins Domain Squatting Case Over Rediff Pakistan Domain

Rediff and Pakistan have been in quite a controversy lately. In recent charges that Rediff has filed against Daniyal Waseem of Pakistan, it has won the rights to an identical domain name which was being used illegally by him. The Pakistani citizen was using ‘rediffpk.com’ which was claimed by Rediff as being quite similar to its own website and could be easily confused with the rediff trademark....
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India’s SMBs Set To Drive Internet Spending

In a new report studying the internet usage of Indian SMBs (small and medium businesses), it has been revealed that SMBs will be one of the major forces spending and driving internet growth in the country. Based on the expenditure of these businesses in the past year and the growth in spending, it is predicted that SMBs will increase spending on Internet activities by 16%. In 2009 this expenditure...
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