Tech

Calling from cellphone cheaper, to cellphone costlier

By : CIOL Bureau

The TRAI has finally announced, officially, the implementation of Calling Party Regime (CPP) for cellphone service from November 1, 1999. The new interim tariff structure makes incoming calls free, reduces outgoing call rates to Rs 4 per minute for metros

Merant PVCS Establishes direct presence in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Merant PVCS the worldwide standard in Software Configuration Management seeks to expand its India presence by appointing Vinod Nair as the Regional Manager, PVCS India. The $400 million, Enterprise Applications Solutions Development Company, has also announced the establishment of direct

Interplex Electronics sets up manufacturing facility in Bangalore

By : CIOL Bureau

Precision metal stamping company Interplex Industries Inc. today announced the launch of its subsidiary Interplex Electronics India Ltd. The company has set up its manufacturing facility at Electronics City, Bangalore. Interplex Electronics would produce a variety of customized metal stamped

Apple wins first i-Mac look and feel case in Japan

By : CIOL Bureau

The look-and-feel means a lot to Apple Computer and its ability to differentiate its computers from Windows-based machines. This week the company won an important court victory against Japan’s Sotec, which has been trying to market a Windows-based i-Mac look-alike

Clinton does dramatic about-face on encryption exports

By : CIOL Bureau

Over the strong opposition of his own Attorney General, President Bill Clinton has proposed sweeping reforms in the area of restrictions on the exportability of computer data encryption products and technology. After stubbornly resisting any effort at relaxing encryption export

Microsoft heads effort to halt eBay’s grip on online auctions

By : CIOL Bureau

A consortium of more than 100 companies, headed by Microsoft, announced a major assault on the market for online auction sales, which is currently dominated by eBay. The group said they are supporting eBay competitor FairMarket. Each of the companies

TI software speeds up DSP design

By : CIOL Bureau

Already the leader in the market for Digital Signal Processors (DSP), Texas Instruments said it has developed new software to dramatically cut the time needed to design DSP ICs. The ExpressDSP software allows TI customers to combine pre-written chunks of

Intel announces teacher training camp

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel announced the commencement of a Teacher Training Camp under the aegis of ‘Project Vidya’, its education initiative in India. This camp will be held in Delhi at the Intel Cyberskool in the National Science Center from 6th September till

Intel, HP reveal IA-64 instruction set architecture

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Company published the details of the IA-64 Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). This disclosure will enable software developers around the world to accelerate the development of the next generation of server and workstation applications based on forthcoming

Microsoft expands India development center operations

By : CIOL Bureau

The Microsoft India Development Center, based in Hyderabad, plans to double its operations in this financial year and further expand the team from 40 people to over 200 people by the end of next financial year. The center has been

Zenith consolidates software operations

By : CIOL Bureau

Mumbai-based Zenith Group announced that it is consolidating its software operations into a single entity to target the burgeoning software development market in the country and abroad. Zenith plans to merge its software businesses- Mumbai-based Zenith Infotech and Singapore-based Zensoft.

TVSE introduces UPS systems for banks

By : CIOL Bureau

TVS Electronics, a computer peripherals manufacturing company in India, has introduced twelve new models of On-line UPS systems to cater to the needs of the banking segment. TVSE’s MahaUPS (large autonomy) models have batteries that provide back up power up

Satyam to introduce online payment gateway

By : CIOL Bureau

Satyam Online is planning to introduce an online payment gateway within the next couple of months. Presently, for all credit card transactions, manual checking is done. With the new facility, an automatic monitoring of the credit card number and name

Airtel to provide automatic roaming facility in the US

By : CIOL Bureau

NEW DELHI, August 20: AirTel, the cellular operator in Delhi, is extending its “Smart Roam” international services in the US. Beginning with the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky, Smart Roam International will soon be extended to Boston, New

Web site on online trading community launched

By : CIOL Bureau

ServTech Systems has launched a new web site for online auctions and classifieds network called- www.elclassifieds.com. This is the first web site of its kind, which is based on online trading community thus enabling individuals, business users and companies to

VisualSoft signs MoU with UK company

By : CIOL Bureau

VisualSoft (India) Limited has signed an MoU with Contemporary Plc of UK for joint cooperation in the areas of business intelligence, web enabling technologies,e-business and e-commerce, etc, in Hyderabad recently. With this tie-up, Contemporary will offer e-commerce solutions to its

Micron introduces Designer range of PCs

By : CIOL Bureau

Micron Automation has introduced a ‘Designer Series’- the first colored computer range in India. It is available in three different types viz Designer Range – match for interiors; Designer Duo-mix-match of two colors and Sleek Crayons- plain.

‘.in’ is not the in thing yet

By : CIOL Bureau

It is strange how the saffron brigade missed out on the issue of Internet domain names during the current general elections.

Interview – Dewang Mehta

By : CIOL Bureau

In a freewheeling interview National Association of Software and Services Companies president Dewang Mehta speaks to Preethi K. of CIOL Bureau

Suvi Information to launch Hindi portal

By : CIOL Bureau

Indore-based Suvi Information Systems is launching a portal in Hindi, www.webdunia.com, on September 23 at the India Internet World, to be held in Delhi. The site will have the usual content of news, information on films, music, recipe from Tarla