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Rajani Baburajan

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Home Automation Grows with the Evolution of Mobile Devices

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Worldwide home automation technology market is witnessing remarkable growth thanks to the demand for home automation and security systems that improve the efficiency of all kinds of homes. Home automation technologies not only simplify living, but also increase energy efficiency and secure lives. One of the widely used home automation and control systems is lighting, which results in significant energy savings.

Pesky Calls Give Way to Full-Fledged Mobile Display Advertising in India

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Kabil Sibal, communications minister of India, recently announced that the National Do Not Disturb (NDND) service will be fully activated from September 27th of this year. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has implemented a new set of measures including a fine of Rs. 25,000 to 250,000 (US$500 to $5000) on defaulting firms. Customers who register for the NDND services will be blocked from receiving marketing calls or SMSs.

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Do More with Google Plus

Monday, October 10th, 2011

There’s a space on the earth where you can do whatever you want: love, hate, do business, market your product, play, watch entertainment clips, sing, shoot, and whatnot. It’s social media, the most crowded space on the earth, but that which expands every second to accommodate more and more people. Yes, it’s this space on the Internet where the focus of companies is shifting. The latest to hit this space is Google.


Tablet PC Revolution in East Asia

Friday, October 7th, 2011

East Asian countries, especially China and Korea, are prepared to beat the Apple iPad. Several new manufacturers have started shipping tablets which are appealing to the masses, mainly because they are cost-effective and also because they support advanced technologies. Here’s a deeper look into the current market.

The timing would have been no better for the launch of Apple’s iPad than the current decade which is marked by mobility and social media revolution. The cute and smart tablet from Apple has created a new wave in the PC market, challenging the existence of high-end computing gadgets like laptops and desktop PCs. Following the success of iPad in the U.S., several PC/mobile manufacturers have shifted their focus to this magic device that wraps up the computer in your palm. East Asian countries, especially China and South Korea, are not behind in the race to adopt this latest gadget craze. Several tablet makers are getting their arsenal ready to beat the competition from iPad.

Google Panda: What It Means for Your Business

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

What do you see when you open your Internet browser? Well, most of us have the Google home page that opens with a search button "ready to go." What is your desire today? A decent restaurant nearby? A hotel booking? Admission to college? For anything and everything, Google is the answer. The search browser has become an inseparable companion for most Internet users. With the recently introduced Google Panda (also known as Farmer update), things are going to be even easier. There's lot more to expect from this search engine in the coming years.

Nokia-Microsoft Deal

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The Microsoft-Nokia alliance that was created towards enhancing the phone market share of these two technology giants looks set to pave the way for innovations in the mobile phone market.

To thwart competition from this alliance, Apple and Android will move to strengthen the presence of their innovative phones. Other phone majors will follow suit with new business models, with Nokia in a position to go for cost effective mass production.

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Smart Grid: Challenges and Opportunities

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

During recessionary conditions such as the recent global downturn, emphasis on cost cutting becomes dominant.

Energy efficiency is perhaps the most important aspect to be discussed in all forums as a customary way to cost-cutting. Realizing energy efficiency will be a tough task without the deployment of Smart Grid technologies.


Building Broadband for a Better Mobile World

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona gave strong indications about the future of the telecom sector.

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Tapping the Solar Potential in India

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The increased interest in renewable energy sources, including solar energy, has put India in the league of countries such as Germany, Spain and Japan, who are leaders in harnessing solar power. The UPA government of India is now committed to adding 1100 MW of grid connected solar power by the end of the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

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iGate-Patni Deal Signals Consolidation Trends

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The $1.22 billion deal between iGate and Patni Computer Systems is triggering further consolidation for small and mid-sized IT and ITES companies to move up the value chain and stay in this highly competitive business. The merger and acquisition trend in the mid-size IT space started in 2008, when MindTree acquired Aztecsoft. In 2009, the IT sector saw close to 92 M&A deals, mainly in the small and mid-sized IT space.

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Mobile Marketing: The Next Boom

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Mobile marketing is booming as many telecom service providers are actively looking for additional revenue streams in the Asia Pacific.

As this potential marketing growth is unleashed, the SMS market is growing along with it. Around seven trillion SMS texts will be sent in 2011, according to ABI Research.

What India Searched in 2010

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The Google searches made by a part of the 1 billion population reflect the true India. India is not showing too much interest in the Obama visit. Neither is it bothered about the ongoing friction between North and South Korea. Most Indians do not give attention to foreign affairs because India is an emerging nation and Indians have a lot of things to do on their own home turf.


Digital Revolution in India

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Can the Indian government declare 20102020 as the Digital Decade and achieve fresh broadband targets?

Considering the mobile phone surge in India, which boasts around 8-9 percent GDP growth, the performance of the broadband segment is dismal. Despite the known benefits of broadband, India had just 10.29 million broadband connections in the country at the end of September 2010. The main broadband growth is still coming from urban areas and the rural population is a neglected one.

$2 Billion to Avoid Pillion Ride

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The Munjals of the Hero Group took 26 years to get out of their joint venture with Honda Motors of Japan.

To go solo in the two-wheeler business, the Hero Group will pay around $2 billion to Honda to buy out the latter’s 26 percent stake. The strategy for both companies is clear: ride solo.

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$35 Laptop Revolutionizes the Classroom in India

Friday, October 1st, 2010

A small laptop designed by a team of engineers is creating news in India and around the world. In July, HR D minister Kapil Sibal unleashed the new computing device priced at only $35, initially designed for students in higher educational institutes, but which can ultimately benefit the entire student community, including the primary education sector in rural India.


High Potential for E-Readers in Asia Pacific

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The e-reader market in the Asia Pacific region is dynamic with leading players like Sony, Acer, and Hanwang Science and Technology introducing new devices with updated features. A Sony spokesperson stated that Sony would be making its e-book reader available to Asia-Pacific countries such as Japan, China and Australia as it expands its business to new markets.


India's Digital Identity Cards

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

India is getting ready for the next round of the digital revolution. The 1-billion plus population is set to get digital identity cards in phases. India may be one of the last among leading nations to join the bandwagon of digitalization. But prospects are good.

Aadhaar, India’s Unique Identification project, is here.

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Emerging HTML5 Technology & Adobe Flash

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is one of the finest markup languages available for Web pages. It is a way to develop structured documents. It also helps embed images and objects to create interactive Web pages. The latest version of HTML, HTML5, was published as a Working Draft by the WC3 on Jan. 22, 2008. The World Wide Web Consortium is the maintainer of HTMLand CSSstandards.


Emerging 3D TV Trends

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

A 3D television applies techniques of three-dimensional presentation including stereoscopic cap-ture, multi-view capture, or 2D plus depth, and a 3D display. 3D display is a special viewing tech-nology used to visualize a television program into a naturalistic three-dimensional field. 3D sequences became popular in the late 1990s. It was first demonstrated when several exhibits in the United States used this technique to attract spectators and also increase their ratings.


3G in India

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

India’s 550 million mobile customers have been waiting to enjoy live streaming videos, video con-ferencing, enterprise applications and mobile TV – all of which come with high speed.

Even without the advent of 3G, Indians experienced the mobile Internet, but without good quality and less transparent pricing. Mobile Internet – whether it’s on Vodafone Connect or Tata Teleservices’ Photon – have not reached expectations. It so far ensured connectivity with a price. It ensured poor quality, unopened videos, bill shocks to users.


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