Ringing in new tunes
by Peeyush Agnihotri
next time you hear Las Ketchup Asereje jingle do not look around for
idiot box to fix responsibility on MTV or Channel V. Chances are the
tune could jolly well be emanating from your next-seat-Uncleji’s
pocket. That’s the latest fad and the music industry has found a new
partner in the cellphone industry. Down loading hip tunes from the
Websites onto the cellular phone is already a cult in the USA, Europe
and IT-advanced Asia-Pacific countries while in India, the craze has
started scaling the windward side of the curve.
a day, keeps the devil away
us this day our daily SMS. Believers in today’s frantic world can
now find inspiration on the run thanks to that omnipresent companion
— no, not a Guardian Angel but a cellular phone. Italy’s largest
mobile phone operator, TIM, has begun a service to offer clients SMS
messages with "the prayer of the day", "saint of the
day" or "gospel of the day".
zaroorat sabhi ki
Radhika Sood in the hill town of Shimla loves the mobile phone, and
for good reason. "Our teenaged children remain away for most of
the year," Sood says. "But I hardly miss them since I
frequently talk to them on the SMS service." Far away, in the
Indian capital, schoolteacher Ranjini Narayan has seen her life change
ever since she bought a mobile telephone about a year ago.
LoC in Indo-Pak cyber conflict
Pakistan-India conflict has entered the cyber realm as hackers across
the subcontinent have infected hundreds of thousands of computers in
more than 100 countries on the New Year’s Day and the virus is
up while clicking
computer is a necessity nowadays. Too much of everything is, however,
bad, and computers can cause a lot of health problems unless one is
careful. All computer based workers may face professional hazards,
especially those who spend long hours in front of the intelligent yet
dumb boxes called PCs.
He is looking for the Sun at sunshine.com
get mightier in games world
by Andy Goldberg
Trevor Thomas really wanted a bunch of new video games for his Xbox
console for Christmas. His father, who is struggling to keep his
finances afloat in the midst of the tech downturn, had other ideas. He
spent $ 50 to buy Trevor an online kit that allows him to play the
games he already owns against players from all over the world.
IPR violators resort to
by Geeta Gulati
on one hand, the Internet has evolved as a new medium to conduct
business, on the other it has also provided cyber crooks with an
opportunity to break the rules by infringing upon the intellectual
property rights (IPR) of others.
brings high hopes for Indian IT sector
high-profile IT industry saw few silver lines in an otherwise gloomy
global market in 2002 as software makers strived to explore new
avenues and cut costs to offset moribund revenues. After
the first three-year stretch of falling prices that badly affected the
profitability of companies, the software development and services
majors also saw inflows of fresh orders at comparatively higher
south India pips north
India led by IT powerhouse Karnataka topped exports of computer
software clocking Rs 21,307 crore ($ 4,467 million) for 2001-02.
Karnataka topped the list by exporting computer software worth Rs
10,500 crore ($ 2201 million), followed by Tamil Nadu, Rs 5875 crore
($ 1231 million), Andhra Pradesh, Rs 2925 crore ($ 613 million),
Kerala Rs 201 crore ($ 42 million) and Pondicherry, Rs 0.45 crore.