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Microsoft targets Indian Internet market

By : CIOL Bureau

In what is being touted as the biggest product launch in India,
Microsoft will introduce 6 Internet servers, or back-end network software, as part of Bill Gates’ .Net strategy.

Silverline Q2 net jumps on other income

By : CIOL Bureau

The software company’s net profit for the second quarter ended
September rose by a whopping 178% to Rs 481.92 million helped by hefty foreign
exchange gains and a steep increase in other income.

IBM, NTT in $13.8 b. service tie-up

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM Japan and NTT of Japan have said that they will cooperate in
the information technology sector in a 10-year tie-up that is worth 1.5 trillion
yen or $13.8 billion.

AMD teams with Transmeta, IBM drops Crusoe project

By : CIOL Bureau

In an effort to counter Intel’s latest low-power laptop
processors, AMD is reportedly working with Transmeta to incorporate some of the power-saving features of Crusoe into its Athlon and Duron processors.

C sharp: Microsoft’s new lingua franca

By : CIOL Bureau

A proprietary language that bears a striking resemblance to Java, C# or C
sharp, an object-oriented programming language built by Microsoft, promises to
exploit the power of XML-based Web services on the .Net platform.

Microsoft plays down hacker attack

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft CEO insists that there was no compromise of the integrity
of the source code. But, a Wall Street Journal report quoting sources in the
company says that the hackers have stolen blueprints of the latest Windows and Office versions.

Former PanAm CEO tries to revive Iridium

By : CIOL Bureau

A group of investors headed by former CEO of Pan American World
Airways, Dan Colussy, has offered $25 million to take over the struggling
communications network, Iridium.

MS may invest $1 b. in Murdoch unit

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft’s proposed investment in NewsCorp’s Sky Global is not
being seen as strategic, but purely motivated by the potential gains on
investment. The software maker is expected to get the stock at a very low price.

PurpleYogi to expand Indian presence

By : CIOL Bureau

The infrastructure software company PurpleYogi Inc. plans to
increase the number of professionals at its India Development Center from the
present 23 to 200 in the next one year.

Sun trying to keep server chip flaw under wraps

By : CIOL Bureau

The well-kept secret is out at last. Sun’s flagship Enterprise
servers are crashing! Reason: certain cache memory components, says its
executive vice president.

VisualSoft Q2 net more than doubles

By : CIOL Bureau

With the near doubling of income from software sales, VisualSoft’s
net profit for the second quarter ended September in creased to Rs 15.12 crore
from Rs 6.36 crore in the year ago period.

Wipro’s Q2 net leaps 121%

By : CIOL Bureau

Diversified information technology company Wipro has more than
doubled its net profit to Rs 261.70 crore for the second quarter ended September thanks to an all-round good performance by most of its divisions.

Introduction to XML

By : CIOL Bureau

The success of Microsoft’s .Net strategy hinges on the one
language that will knit all the products and technologies together, the
Extensible Markup Language. It is little wonder then that Microsoft is embracing the XML standard with fervor.

Introduction to XML

By : CIOL Bureau

The success of Microsoft’s .Net strategy hinges on the one
language that will knit all the products and technologies together, the
Extensible Markup Language. It is little wonder then that Microsoft is embracing the XML standard with fervor.

SSI Q1 net jumps, share falls

By : CIOL Bureau

Software services and training company, SSI, quadruples its Q1 net
profit to Rs 275.77 million. But, analysts say that its operating margins are in fact lower compared to the previous quarter if the other income is disregarded.

Daiichi Pharm, Fujitsu in genetic data tie-up

By : CIOL Bureau

The two companies along with Japanese biotechnology start-up
Celestar Lexico-Sciences will use a software jointly developed by them to
analyze genetic functions that could potentially lead to the development of
medical products.

Nortel to invest $350 m. in India

By : CIOL Bureau

A part of Nortel’s investments will go for hiring 500 R&D scientists and engineers, expanding its software development activities and in
setting up a Center of Excellence in the field of communications.

VSNL plumps for SAP R/3

By : CIOL Bureau

The finance and control module of SAP R/3 will help VSNL streamline
its financial accounting process across the country and enhance the efficiency
of its audit process.

Silverline enters global Web consulting race

By : CIOL Bureau

Silverline Technologies’ acquisition of SeraNova Inc. will create
a highly competitive global software and Internet consulting firm that is
expected to give US and European consultants a run for their money.

Wipro Q2 profit seen growing 75-90%

By : CIOL Bureau

Wipro’s second quarter net profit is expected to get a big boost
from its key software services business, thanks to a sustained
growth in billing.