Posts From CIOL Bureau

Palm unit to go public

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Palm Inc. the Palm organizer business unit of 3Com has filed for an Initial Public Stock Offering (IPO) which is expected to raise some $100 million in capital for the new company.

Microsoft donates pirate’s loot to charity

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Microsoft will donate all proceeds from damage awards that are awarded by the courts to various charitable organizations.

Top IBM exec moves to Dell

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James Vanderstice, one of IBM’s top executives and chief architect of
IBM’s computer data storage business, resigns from his post after 30
years of service and will join Dell Computer as vice chairman.

Compaq and Samsung sign Alpha processor pact

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Compaq announces pact with Korea’s Samsung, which will manufacture the latest Alpha processors under a new $500 million joint development, marketing and manufacturing pact.

Indiaplaza.com to have 1 million products on the Net

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Indiaplaza.com is a new e-commerce portal launched in India to offer products to consumer online. The company offers around 50,000 products, and plans to increase it to 10,00,000 products by March 2000.

IT hotshots propose to take over IITs

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A group of IT hotshots including Infosys chairman N. R. Narayana Murthy and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Kanwal S. Rekhi have proposed to take over the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country.

HP announces discount offers on color printers

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Hewlett-Packard has announced discount offers on its color printers. The HP DeskJet 810C will be available at Rs 9000 and the HP DeskJet 610C at Rs 6500.

Wipro unveils on-line order tracking system at Horizons ’99

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Wipro Infotech has launched an “online order tracking system for dollar orders” for software export oriented units (EOUs) who place orders for IT products through Wipro Infotech.

ISP: Market Scenario

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ISPs in the future will have to consolidate or diversify so they can provide the demanded total solutions, writes Sun Microsystems India managing director Bhaskar Pramanik.

Y2K preparations and remedies

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With their leave cancelled, instead of planning for a New Year bash, software and hardware engineers are pruning themselves to face the much-challenged issue of the millennium – the Y2K bug.

NIIT launches i-GNIIT for Internet education

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NIIT has announced the nationwide launch of i-GNIIT program targeted towards preparing students for the Internet age.

TRAI recommends Rs 500 cr. entry fee for NLD operations

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TRAI has recommended the opening up of the National Long Distance communications to private competition on payment of an entry fee of Rs 500 crore and an annual licence fee not exceeding 5% of revenues.

PM launches venture fund of Rs 100 crore for IT industry

By : CIOL Bureau

The Rs 100-crore National Venture Fund for software and IT industry was launched by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee last week. The initial amount of the fund has been set up by the SIDBI and the MIT.

MTNL to provide telecom services by way of JVs

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MTNL has been empowered to provide telecom services within and outside India through joint venture or partnership and to fix, modify, increase or decrease tariffs for any of the services it provides.

Iridium gets $20 million funding from investors

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Iridium LLC has announced that it has obtained a funding commitment of $20 million from current investors led by Motorola.

EC Cubed, Infosys tie up to provide advanced B2B e-commerce systems

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Infosys Technologies and EC Cubed have announced a strategic partnership that will enable large companies to build and deploy e-commerce solutions.

Integra releases document management solution

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Integra Micro Systems, a Bangalore-based IT solutions and services provider has launched FIDO2001-LITE, a document management system for the benefit of small users.

DTS to slash STD tariffs by May 2000: Saran

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Department of Telecom Services will slash STD tariffs and strengthen the optical fibre backbone for long distance telephony to offer affordable and better services to the consumer, a senior official has said.

VSNL to slash Internet access rates by 10-15%

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Following MTNL’s decision to slash Net tariff, the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. has announced 10-15% cut within the next fortnight.

CVC favors common regulator for Net, telecom, broadcasting

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Chief Vigilance Commissioner N. Vittal has said that government should consider a comprehensive regulatory authority for various disciplines of communications including telecom, broadcasting and Internet.