Nalin K. Rai
genie has been uncorked for India in the real sense of terms
exemplified by the fact that from just one or two cellular operators
for a circle, the vie-for-pie has become so big that now four players
have stepped into the ring. With the advancements and evolution of
technology the cellular operator also has been given an option to go
in for either of the multiple technology platforms being sold by the
residents of City Beautiful
a recently conducted study among cellular users in top 10 cities, GSM
users in Kolkata shows maximum inclination to try WiLL. As high as 45
per cent of GSM users in Kolkata are "highly willing" to try
WiLL, against the average of 21 per cent at overall level (all 10
cities put together).
cellphones cook up the brain?
by their basic operation, cellphones have to emit a small amount of
electromagnetic radiation. Cellphones emit signals via radio waves,
which comprise radio frequency (RF) energy, a form of electromagnetic
radiation. A lot of talk going on whether or not cellphones emit
enough radiation to cause adverse health effects.
romantic, she says; Boring, says he
visual message is as powerful and popular as voice. Thatís what
Samsung survey on SMS has revealed. The company, after deciding to
launch SMS-friendly phones, initiated a survey, Samsung N500, covering
Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The target audience was a mix of
students, professionals across both genders.
set to take off in 2003
of the hottest topics these days is Multimedia Messaging Service
(MMS). As always, MMS is widely tipped as a key killer app that will
break the largest digital cellular segment in the world out of the
staggering voice rut and set it firmly in the direction of proper 2.5G
a child? Try robot first
kind of a familiarisation programme. Think of it. Couples uncertain
over a "kid or not" question may in the near future be able
to have a trial run with a child-like robot provided they can shell
out Aus $ 80,000. This will be a Sony gift. The Japanese technology
giant wants to follow up its success story of the Aibo robotic dog
with a 60cm humanoid robot called Sony Dream Robot, SDR4X.
the number of e-commerce providers is growing, it has yet to be
matched by the consumer growth as several hurdles are blocking its
popularity in the country, says a report. Low rate of personal
computer and the Internet base, telecom infrastructure, lack of
security and high access costs are the major hurdles for the
e-commerce sector in the country.
and producer platform
new Web portal, indoscreen.com, has been launched here to provided
simple, and effective link between the film industry and the talents
who aspire to build up a career in the industry.
For better results, perform anti-virus havan, PC puja and spam mail blockade yajna in 2003
one of the wonders of the age. You type a few words into a text box on
a screen and it ransacks the biggest index in the history of the world
and comes back - usually within a second or two - with the text and
source of a quotation, or a Web page giving advice on troubleshooting
that malfunctioning video recorder, or an article which appeared in
the Boston Globe three years ago, or a million other things about
which humans are curious.
has beaten export control restrictions by the USA to announce the
launch of the Param Padma, to date the most powerful supercomputer the
countryís scientists have indigenously produced.
calls to call centres
New Jersey Senateís decision to pass a new Bill that seeks to ban
outsourcing of government contracts overseas, particularly to
countries like India, has been received with caution by Indian IT
companies. A section of the high-profile technology industry feels the
promulgation of the law would not have an impact on profitability of
Indian firms as very few companies undertake outsourcing activities
for public enterprises in New Jersey.
e-mails provide sex products you never ordered, offer you hundreds of
gifts and freebies, and take up valuable account space ó welcome to
the annoying, fast-growing world of junk mail. Spam, as junk mail is
called, began innocuously enough some seven years ago with Internet
users receiving bogus offers like the US Green Card Lottery. Today it
has grown to be an e-menace that knows no geographical boundaries.