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Media2india launches online research product

By : CIOL Bureau

Web Gauge from Media2india.net will facilitate Web
site evaluation and visitor analysis that would help online companies to
pinpoint visitor preferences and behavior.

Mastek down 16% on group profit warning

By : CIOL Bureau

The Mastek stock took a beating on the Bombay exchange, losing
about 16% of its value as the market reacted violently to its harsh warning that
its profit for the latest quarter could decline by as much as 60-70%.

NIIT up on institutional support

By : CIOL Bureau

NIIT’s low PE ratio of just 27 indicates that the stock has
quite a bit of headroom for appreciation. In a sign of things to come, the stock
appreciated by over 2% on Wednesday morning deals to quote at Rs 1,562.

‘Intel has restructured to become Net-centric’

By : CIOL Bureau

Keeping pace with the changes in technology has never been a
problem with Intel, a company that has been reinventing itself almost every 10
years. It’s latest mission: To provide building blocks to the Internet
economy.

Mastek Group warns of sharp drop in Q2 profit

By : CIOL Bureau

Mastek has become the first Indian technology company to have
issued a profit warning. Mastek has said that its net profit would erode by
around 60-70% for the quarter ending December 31, 2000.

Infosys declines comment on tech slowdown

By : CIOL Bureau

Infosys, which is all set to announce its third quarter results,
has refused to comment on market talk of a slowdown in the technology sector.
Earlier, Credit Suisse said that a slowing US economy will
adversely affect the Indian software industry.

Moser Baer India sets up US subsidiary

By : CIOL Bureau

The new subsidiary, Glyphics Media, will push Moser Baer’s
removable computer storage products in North America by tapping the principal
distribution channels in the region. The company will begin operations in
January 2001.

Microsoft could profit from Bush victory

By : CIOL Bureau

Is Bush troubled by the prospect of splitting Microsoft into two?
If yes, then the tide could well be turning in favor of the company. The
US President elect has already indicated that he doesn’t exactly see eye to
eye with the Justice Department.

NIIT sets up its 2000th training center

By : CIOL Bureau

The software and computer education major plans to add another
1,000 centers to its existing network in the next one year. Most of these new
centers will come up in smaller towns.

US draws attention to information warfare threat

By : CIOL Bureau

A top aide to the US President on infrastructure protection and
counter-terrorism has warned of a digital Pearl Harbor—sneak electronic
assaults from hostile governments, drug cartels and drug lords that could
paralyze vital services in the US.

Software firms’ profits to increase by 50% in 2000-01

By : CIOL Bureau

The shakeout among Internet firms in the US is expected to have
some impact on Indian information technology companies. Compared to a 100%
bottomline growth last year, India’s top software firms are expected to see
just a 50% plus growth in 2000-01.

Do not restrict cross media ownership: CII

By : CIOL Bureau

A CII study on international DTH regulations shows no restriction
on cross media ownership. But, not so in India. The imposition of 20% equity
ceiling is not going to help the cause of convergence, says the industry
association.

Pentamedia acquires 3 content firms

By : CIOL Bureau

Pentamedia has said that it has acquired Media Dreams, Mayajaal and
Krish Srikkanth Sports and Entertainment through a Rs 1.75 billion preferential
allotment of 3.5 million equity shares at Rs 500 a share.

Netkraft, NID tie up for Web usability research

By : CIOL Bureau

Netkraft and the National Institute of Design will
set up a Web Usability Research Lab at the NID premises in Ahmedabad for
conducting research in Web user experience and interactive design.

Bulk payphone subscription can increase teledensity

By : CIOL Bureau

India’s teledensity remains pathetically low, at about one
payphone per 3,500 people. One way of tackling this could be allowing companies
to subscribe to bulk phone lines on the BSNL and MTNL networks.

Infosys stock may fall further

By : CIOL Bureau

The overall bearish sentiment in the market plus a sliding GDR didn’t
help the Infosys stock much on Tuesday. But, analysts warn that the worst is not
over yet as intense selling pressure could force the stock lower.

Importance of Data Storage: Part I

By : CIOL Bureau

Information or data is an important aspect for an effective and efficient management of any enterprise.. The bulk of information that computers can store and interact is mind-boggling and those units, which store the information or data, are nothing but data storages. Many people tend to ignore these elementary aspects and here is a brief intro of these storages, which comes in various types and their importance.

Importance of Data Storage – Part II

By : CIOL Bureau

Continuing our discussion on data storages where we discussed about earliest type of storages like magnetic tapes, here we will examine the latest kinds in this genre incorporating new technologies of lasers which can store large capacities of storage such as CD’s and DVD’s.

Sony, other chipmakers to boost 2001-02 spending

By : CIOL Bureau

While Sony will invest 100 billion yen in the next business year,
Matsushita, Fujitsu and Toshiba too are planning big investments in chip
production. The demand for chips is expected to be driven by the growing
popularity of sophisticated devices.

Web turns into consumer products design shop

By : CIOL Bureau

In a stagnant market with crawling sales growth, customization
could work wonders. And, this is exactly what makers of household products are
out to do—turning to the Web to let customers design their products.