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AT&T to aid first tech park for disabled at Bhavnagar

By : CIOL Bureau

AT&T Corp. will donate Rs 10 million to set up India’s first information technology park for the disabled at Bhavnagar. The park will be in contact with renowned companies to find out maximum possibilities of employment for the disabled.

BT starts Web subscriptions for games, music

By : CIOL Bureau

BT Openworld, the retail Internet division of BT Group would start
trials for online games and music subscription services to entice its customers
to pay for higher speed access. Analysts say the telecoms company will be
looking to such media to improve margins for its residential fixed telephony
business.

What’s the mysterious "IT" invention? Ask Dean Kamen

By : CIOL Bureau

"IT," the mysterious, much-hyped invention that a
down-on-its-luck hi-tech world has seized on as a possible revolutionary
breakthrough in the realm of personal transportation, is ready to be unveiled on
Monday. IT, also known by the code-name "Ginger," is said to be some
sort of a personal Hovercraft or radical new transportation device.

Humbled tech industry bids good riddance to 2001

By : CIOL Bureau

Companies that a year ago were forecasting a quick turnaround are
now offering the more qualified view that things probably can’t get much worse.
However, they are confident that they will make their fourth quarter earnings
and sales projections. For some investors, that has the ring of good news.

Monster India surging ahead even in hard times

By : CIOL Bureau

MonsterIndia.com is one of those job portals, which has not shown
any signs of panic even in hard times. And is hoping to make profits within a
period of 18 months. In an exclusive interview to CNS correspondent, Duncan
Wakes Miller, marketing director for Asia Pacific at Monster.com expresses his
views about the company’s strategies for the near future.

Sun sees economy getting better, but still doubtful

By : CIOL Bureau

Network computer maker Sun Microsystems, Inc. has seen signs that
the economy is stabilizing but it is too early to call a recovery, Sun’s chief
operating officer Ed Zander said. Quoting Enron as an example, Sun said it is
not losing market share to competitors like IBM, but a number of its customers
have closed or gone bankrupt, resulting in a decline in overall business.

TheNewspaperToday.com to charge for news

By : CIOL Bureau

Living Media publishing group has decided to make readers pay for
its online newspaper TheNewspaperToday.com, becoming one of the first in the
country to take a plunge into subscription in a weak advertising market. The
Delhi-based group will charge between Rs 299 and Rs 899 as subscription fees for
six months to two years.

Borland’s free seminars to rock on J2EE

By : CIOL Bureau

Borland Software has announced a series of free seminars across six
key cities in India on J2EE and Web Services. The seminars will focus on
programming techniques in Java and Web services, WSDL, SOAP, UDDI, J2EE with
CORBA interoperability

TCS starts Iberoamerica operations

By : CIOL Bureau

Tata Consultancy Services said that it has started operations in
the Iberoamerican region. The new geographic focus area at TCS comprises of
Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Spain.

Compaq in multi-million dollar tech deal

By : CIOL Bureau

Compaq said it signed a 5-year, multi-million dollar deal with
American Express to provide computers and services. As per the deal Compaq
will also provide American Express locations around the world with 25,000
Thin Client computers, and 400 ProLiant server computers.

Philips to cut 300 jobs at Research unit

By : CIOL Bureau

Philips Research as part of its restructuring program to adjust to
the slumping demand for semiconductors and consumer electronics will slash 300
jobs. The cuts would not affect longer-term research investments, which are
being centrally funded, the company said

Fujitsu to lay off 670, close semiconductor plant

By : CIOL Bureau

Fujitsu has said that it will shut down a chip-making plant in
Oregon and lay off 670 people as part of its drive to combat the chip market
downturn. The Japanese computer maker has been shifting its focus to computer
software and services from its chip business.

ADC to invest $25 m in India

By : CIOL Bureau

US based ADC, Inc. will invest $25 million over the next five
years, in its Indian software development center, primarily on infrastructure
and human resources. It launched its Indian operations today. India is also the
only country in the world, where ADC has strategic partners to outsource
services.

MIT institutes Computer Literacy Excellence awards

By : CIOL Bureau

The ministry of Information Technology has instituted the first
‘Computer Literacy Excellence Awards’ for schools at national and state level.
The annual award would be given in recognition of excellent performance and
implementation of computer literacy in schools in the country.

India Chip program launched in Pune

By : CIOL Bureau

University of Pune and ICIT organized National Seminar on DSP VLSI
Design and Applications. The India Chip Program was also announced on the
occasion and speakers told about the chip industry growing into a multi-million
dollar market in India.

Nintendo sells over 5,00,000 GameCubes in first week

By : CIOL Bureau

Nintendo said it has sold more than 5,00,000 GameCube video game
consoles in the week after the console’s US launch. The Japanese game maker said
that of the 740,000 consoles shipped to North America, about 80% of it were to
the US retailers.

Dataquest holds 9th CIO panel discussion

By : CIOL Bureau

Dataquest held its ninth CIO panel discussions, aimed at IT
departments in Enterprises as business developers, in Bangalore. The role played
by the IT departments in organizations to contribute to the company’s business
was one of the key points of the discussion.

Gadget shopping: Be wise, buy safe

By : CIOL Bureau

This holiday season, with retailers slashing prices to lure
recession-wary consumers, bargains abound. But a good deal is not defined by
price alone. So, do a little homework before you shop.

Accessing metadata through Reflection

By : CIOL Bureau

Reflection is a powerful feature of C#, in fact of .NET itself,
that lets you access applications metadata at runtime. Reflection provides
objects that encapsulate assemblies, modules, and types.

Shin Sat may sell more broadband services in India, Australia

By : CIOL Bureau

Shin Satellite, a Thai satellite operator, is on the verge of
concluding deals to sell broadband services in Australia and India. If the deal
comes through, Shin Sat would be increasing pre-booking of the new satellite’s
capacity to 45% from the existing 25%.