India IT News Capsule - Sep 2006, Issue 2

  • Dell Plans its First Facility in India: Dell has announed its decision to open the first manufacturing facility in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Its new facility and related operations would be located on a 50-acre plot of land in the Sriperumbudur Hi-Tech Park, outside of Chennai.
  • SaReGaMa to enter music aggregation business: SaReGaMa, the entertainment content provider of the RPG group, has decided to enter the music aggregation business for different kinds of digital media. Aggregation requires music to be present in a format suitable for downloads by mobiles so that they are set as ringtones.
  • 3G testing on by mobile service providers: The country’s telecom regulator TRAI has allowed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd., Bharti Airtel and Hutchison Essar Ltd. to use 3G spectrum to test 3G equipment in anticipation of a launch later this year.
  • IBM develops Business Finder technology at its India labs: IBM has revealed the Business Finder Technology, a location-based mobile resources management technology developed at its India Research Laboratory. The technology has the potential to offer a mobile yellow page for mobile users, who will be able to locate the most highly rated and available service vendors like plumbers, electricians, carpenters or doctors in the vicinity.
  • President Kalam sees bio-implant solution to aid mentally challenged children: A bio-chip implant or some other mechanism can in the future be used to transfer certain functions of the damaged portions of the human brain to the healthy one, says President A P J Abdul Kalam, who is carrying out a research on mentally-challenged children. The President said his study also focused on use of stem cells for increasing the quality and quantity of neurons in the brain system.

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1moreITguy said…
hi vijay,

i've been following your blogspot for sometime now. really interesting stuff that u post here. i enjoyed your "Indianizing Google Desktop" a lot. i went and looked up some more gadgets that are available too.

keep up the good work!!
Vijay said…
Thank you. It is readers like you who keep me motivated !!!