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Web devices arrive but read the fine print

By : CIOL Bureau

They are supposed to free users from the problems associated with
the PC. No upgrades, no crashes and no long boot-up time. But, don’t expect
these low-cost Web devices to deliver you anything more complex than surfing and
email.

TV goes interactive, at last

By : CIOL Bureau

After innumerable false starts, the interactive television market
may at last be taking shape in the US. But, there are many who are yet to be
convinced about the future of an industry that tampers with the most favorite
device of Americans—the TV.

Digital TV makes long-awaited debut

By : CIOL Bureau

Digital television and its broadband possibilities, long confined
to the spin of corporate meeting rooms, are finally breaking out into viewers’
living rooms as new services roll out of the box.

File handling in C

By : CIOL Bureau

Now that we are done with the more difficult concepts, let’s move on to
dealing with files in C. Also a program to give you an overview of all that we’ve
learnt so far.

Indian firms wake up to e-CRM goldmine

By : CIOL Bureau

If a US online buyer runs into a problem with an order during next
month’s holiday rush, chances are instant help will come from a customer
services representative half way around the world in India. Here’s a glimpse
into India’s growing CRM industry.

Tellabs sets up software R&D center in India

By : CIOL Bureau

The $2.5 million development center at Gurgaon will spearhead
Tellabs’ optical networking development efforts to deliver next generation
communication products to carriers.

Nasscom drafts IT policy for Uttaranchal

By : CIOL Bureau

Two fledgling Indian states, Uttaranchal and Jharkhand, decide to
embrace information technology. The IT policy of Uttaranchal envisages the
development of Dehradun as an IT hub and the setting up of an IIIT.

Sharp joins the printer race

By : CIOL Bureau

Sharp is all set to make a grand entry into the printer segment
with the launch of 4 printers for the high-end segment, a niche market where
even established names like Epson and Canon have been struggling to make a mark.

US consumers happier shopping online

By : CIOL Bureau

A study shows that consumer satisfaction with online shopping
experience earned 78 points out of 100, way above the 72 points scored by
department and discount stores. Among online retailers, Amazon emerged the best
with an impressive 84 points.

NEC, Hitachi to invest $1.45 b. in DRAM plant

By : CIOL Bureau

The new dynamic random access memory plant will be operated by
Elpida Memory, a joint venture between NEC and Hitachi. Elpida is currently the
fourth largest DRAM chip supplier in the world with a 13.6% share.

We don’t have monopoly power: MS

By : CIOL Bureau

Monopoly and Microsoft? No way! The company’s latest brief argues
that its Windows operating system did not even constitute a monopoly if the
market in which it operates is properly defined.

MS, Thomson to launch analogue TV Web browser

By : CIOL Bureau

Of the 197 million TV sets in Europe, Gartner says only 13 million
are digital. The huge number of analogue sets has opened up a vast market for
Microsoft’s Web browser. But, analysts say digital TV has better revenue
potential than enhanced TV.

ICICI arm to offer IT solutions overseas

By : CIOL Bureau

The financial services firm will offer its software solutions
overseas through its software arm, ICICI Infotech. It will target the US market,
where it sees a vast potential for its Web enabling services in the banking
industry.

Buy.com beats Amazon in Forrester PowerRankings

By : CIOL Bureau

Is Amazon slipping? In terms of customer service, yes, says Forrester
Research. In fact, it was customer service response that made the big difference
to buy.com, which got the top honors in the online sellers survey.

Stride Rite: stepping onto the Web

By : CIOL Bureau

A wholesaler and retailer of important footwear brands, Stride Rite sought to deploy technology and e-Business systems to improve its business. Not only does the company want to speed product development cycles in a notoriously low-tech business, it also seeks to build brand awareness while gaining expertise in doing business on the Web.…More

Japan police inspect Yahoo office in child porn case

By : CIOL Bureau

Police on Monday inspected the Tokyo office of Yahoo Japan Corporation in connection with the alleged sale of child pornography videos by a man using the company’s Web site.

Agilent will buy Objective Systems for $665m.

By : CIOL Bureau

Agilent Technologies Inc. will buy Objective Systems Integrators Inc. for about $665 million to enhance its operations-support-system software offerings for communications providers.

15 Indian firms to list on NYSE in two years

By : CIOL Bureau

Fifteen Indian companies from a a variety of sectors will list on the New York Stock Exchange over the next two years, a senior exchange official said on Monday.

Wipro to set up 2 software centres

By : CIOL Bureau

Wipro Ltd. will invest around $17 million to set up two centres which would add 2,500 employees to its 8,600-strong team of software engineers. The new centres in Mumbai and Calcutta will be ready in 2002.

TI to increase focus on broadband

By : CIOL Bureau

Texas Instruments plans to increase its focus on the broadband technology. As part of this plan, the company’s Bangalore development center has begun working on 2.5G and 3G communication areas in association with Nokia and Ericsson.