late entry makes present players happy
telecom operators are once again happy over the delay in the launch of
BSNL’s cellular services. Spice and Bharti telecom have doubled
their efforts over the past few days to capture the exponentially
growing market of cellular services in Punjab and Chandigarh. They
want to capture a sizeable chunk of the market before the entry of
telecom giants — BSNL and Reliance.
not just rich man’s toys
than 55 per cent of cellphones sold in India are being purchased by
lower to middle income groups, says Alcatel, a French telecom major.
Mohit Kapoor, country manager, of the company, points out that at
present there are 20 to 25 per cent purchasers in A- segment, 35 to 40
per cent in A+ segment, 15 to 20 per cent in B/B+ segment, 5 to 10 per
cent in C segment and more than 5 per cent in D segment.
questions, Web-based solutions
Internet-based network has launched a program to link farmers across
India, allowing them to squeeze out a rich harvest by applying
technology to agriculture. The network, using humble tools like e-mail
and electronic mailing lists, has created linkages between
agricultural professionals and helped them find buyers for their
produce or access information on exotic crops and fruits.
get PC loans as employees go without salary
free laptops for legislators, Bihar will now give easy loans for
buying computers to its government officers in what is seen here as an
attempt to promote its IT friendliness. The cash-starved Bihar
government has allocated Rs.5 million in the current financial year to
give loans to its officers for buying computers.
evolves to Ogg Vorbis
has revolutionised digital music. It offers near CD quality at a small
size. But very few know about its real purpose. MP3 was actually
developed by Farunhoffer as a larger digital video and audio
broadcasting program and was never intended to be used for everyday
music. Nobody could ever have imagined the magnitude of its success.
wind of convergence is blowing. Today, the latest convergence
happening in the area of the Internet is its combination with TV. With
the integration of TV and the buying and other similar services are to
become available to TV viewer in home.
Intelligent (AI) is a relatively new field. AI began in the earnest
with the emergence of modern computer during the 40s and 50s. It was
the ability of these new electronic machines to store large amounts of
information and process it at a high speed that gave the researchers
the vision of building systems that could emulate some human
abilities. It is a field of study that seeks to explain and emulate
intelligent behaviour in terms of computational processes.
Press enter to say “I do”
old flame cyber-walks into your life...and ruins it
months ago, via the medium of friendsreunited.com, I got e-mail from
the man who completely monopolised my life for 18 long months in the
late eighties. One brief torrid affair, an introduction to the work of
The Smiths, a couple of angst-addled love letters and I was consumed
in that desperate, immense way you really only can be when you’re
size that fits all
World Standards Day falls on
ATM cards are same in size and functionally too hence can be used at
the authorised ATM machine! Any monitor can be linked to any kind of
CPU through a common cord, the cord having the same D-type connectors!
All motherboards can accommodate standard RAM. That sounds pretty
obvious nowadays. However, all that has gone to make such things
possible is as a result of many years of concerted efforts of experts
back into an almost medieval state by years of war and the repressive
rule of the Taliban regime, Afghanistan this month takes a great leap
forward, logging on at last to the Internet revolution. Previously,
the war-ravaged country’s only connections to the World Wide Web
have been via prohibitively expensive satellite links or through one
tiny, crowded internet cafe in the basement of Kabul’s largest
CREATION BY IT INDUSTRY