Rural Technology Enhances The Life Of Farmers

Mobile Value Added Services have generally been about knowing horoscopes or getting jokes or something else which is – lets face it – useless. Sudhanshu Jain and Rajeev Ranjan, who work with Handygo Technologies (a VAS provider) realized that these services never really tried to target the rural sector, specifically farmers. After a few months of research they launched ‘Behtar Zindagi’...
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Fidelity Growth Partners Invests $15 million in Classteacher.com

Fidelity Growth Partners India (FGPI) has invested upto $15 million to acquire a minority stake in Mind Shaper Technologies, the company behind Classteacher.com. The investment would be used to expand ClassTeacher.com’s portfolio.Classteacher.com provides technology solutions to primary and secondary schools. It started 10 years ago and now has over 500 schools and more than half a million...
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Aadhar Project Expands To Various States; A Million UIDs A Day From October

A quick search on Google news for ‘UID‘ reveals pleasant information about the Aadhar number issuing process starting in various states like Karnataka, Bihar and Kerala. Most of these states are taking the assistance of the General Post Office (GPO) to allow city residents enroll for the Aadhar number.Nandan Nilakeni, the Chairman of the UIDAI had said in a press conference in Bangalore...
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Basic Aadhar Authentication API To Be Available For Free

India’s ambitious UID project named Aadhar intends to create an ecosystem of applications and services that center around the idea of authenticating users through their UID. Nandan Nilakeni, Chairman, UIDAI plans to do this by opening up the Aadhar API to third party developers.An API or application programming interface is a set of rules that software programs follow to communicate with each...
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SMSGupshup’s Platform To Remove Spam Calling And Spam Messages

The government’s crackdown on bulk messaging threatens to harm a lot of businesses which revolve around text messages. To tackle this and at the same time keep cellphone subscribers’ interest in mind SMS Gupshup has come out with an application for operators and mobile marketers to easily update their do no call list. This will ensure that messages are sent to only interested people and...
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Bolt Indic Mobile Browser Now Available As A Free Download

Bolt Indic Mobile browser which was previously available only through OEMs (Original Equipment manufactures) and carriers preloaded on phones is now been opened up for everyone to download for free. The browser is available for all java based handsets including Blackberry devices.The browser boasts of a number of features like HTML5 video streaming, webkit based engine, social network integration,...
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Tiger Global Invests $6 Million In Online Jewellery Store CaratLane

Continuing its investment in online shopping portals in India, Tiger Global has invested $6 million in CaratLane an online jewellery store according to the Economic Times. This news just comes a week after Tiger Global had invested $20 million in flipkart.CaratLane claims to be India’s largest online jewellery store. It currently supplies to 50 cities in India and hopes to expand to 100...
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Blackberry Playbook – First Impressions

So the playbook has arrived in India and we got our hands on it. The 7 inch device easily fits in one hand and hence makes it easy to carry around. On booting up the device for the first time we were prompted download an update to the OS and enter our blackberry id. The interface that greets the user upon launch is very similar to the latest blackberry phone OS.  We would skip listing the specs and...
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HP Labs India Launches App To Deliver Personalized Video To Users

HP Labs India, the research wing of Hewlett Packard has come up with an app to deliver personalized video to users based on their topics of interest. The app is in the public beta stage and is available to download for free from http://www.personalized-video.com. Windows 7 is required to run the application.Users can create ‘channels’ based on their topics of interest after which the...
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Facebook Credits Available In India From July 1st

Facebook credits which left the beta stage in January this year has announced new international payment methods in 13 countries including India. The rollout will start from July 1st which happens to be the deadline after which all Facebook applications have to process payments only through Facebook credits.Currently one dollar fetches 10 Facebook credits or one credit is almost equal to Rs. 5. Facebook...
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