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RCom to launch IPTV services across Mumbai & Delhi !


One of the largest Mobile service provider in india, Reliance Communications ( RCom) hs planned to launch Internet Protocol Television services ( IPTV) in Mumbai & Delhi in next 3 months, a top official informed.

“We plan to start our proposed IPTV service initially in Delhi and Mumbai in the next three months. In the second phase, we also have plans to introduce it in six other cities,” RCom’s chief executive officer (DTH and IPTV) Sanjay Behl said.

IPTV operates on video signals received via the net, using a set-top box that will make TV viewing more interactive, Mr Behl said.

Moreover, IPTV will offer the largest library of national, international and regional video content, such as, movies and music, among others. Besides, customers can have a choice of over hundred TV channels, including high-definition (HD) channels and exclusive Reliance channels, Mr Behl said.

IPTV uses standard networking protocols, which promises lower costs for operators and lower prices for users. Using set-top boxes with broadband internet connections, video can be streamed to households more efficiently than current coaxial cable.

In the past, MTNL and BSNL have launched IPTV. The Asia-Pacific IPTV market revenues are projected to cross the $3-billion mark by 2013.

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A Cool Google Goggles Mobile technology !


Very cool technology by Google called Goggles was announced today for the Android phones and is available. The just released version 1.1 is immediately available for the Android phones.

The application is capable of translating foreign language text and can identify objects based on the pictures taken. Simply launch the Google Goggles application, take a picture of the text (on a menu, for example), and then Google will provide the option to translate.

Goggles is also offered in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and more languages are to be included soon.

The Android 1.6 and new smartphones support Google Goggles. This is one of the few very interesting Android Apps that has gain so much media attention and the Android OS itself is ganing much attention recently as it competes head on with Apple’s iPhone OS and also Windows mobile

You can visit the website at http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#landmark

Fizzik: A new baby in the world of browser !


You don’t see many startups these days trying to innovate with new Internet browsers. After all, that’s an area dominated by the likes of Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Apple. So, I was immediately intrigued when I bumped into a new browser which not only provides you all the features available with most of the browsers these days, but goes miles away in terms of multi tasking and smoothness. While exploring further about the company, named  Spry Hive Industries, I found that team of ex-Microsoft workers have built a new browser called Fizzik, which is entering a public beta today. Here’s the demo

As you can see in the video, the most interesting feature is the split-screen functionality which integrates content from YouTube, Twitter or other content sources. Is that enough to win you over?

Amazing Facts and Figures : You must know !


Its been said that learning never ends and one can keep on earning more if he keep on learning more. The more you have IQ, more you can engage and attrasct people. Few facts and Figures which you must know:

Indian Tech biggies in race for $38-bn outsourcing deals


Top IT firms in india like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys and Wipro are busy chasing multi-billion contracts. including China Mobile, Verizon US and Bharti Airtel, against multinational rivals as reported by ET.

As per one research done by outsourcing experts firms such as Ovum said around 500 contracts worth nearly $37.5 billion are set to expire by September this year, ranging anywhere between $1 million and $1 billion each. “It’s a long, tough summer,” said a senior official at one of the Indian tech firms exploring opportunities at telecom majors such as China Mobile and Verizon. “Coming out of recession, we are facing perhaps the toughest sales challenge ever — the deals are smaller, competition is breathing down our necks and there is this huge expectation that we are back to normal,” he added, requesting anonymity.

Larger offshore vendors, which now include the likes of HP, IBM and Accenture, are likely to bid for a number of contractual opportunities, said Jens Butler, principal analyst at Ovum. “Cost-cutting is not the only theme, it is a component of client requirements,” added Mr Butler, who is based in Sydney, Australia.

Not to forget that due to recession lots of contract which are due for renewal went on hold last year. Since the market has been stabilized, companies are looking further to renew the same but with those companies who can offer better deal than previous one’s in terms of commercial, services and flexibility. All this because of tight budget and possibilities of further negotiated T&C.

At the other hand various SMBs are also keeping an eye on these deals to get a pie. Most of the biggies who are likely to be awarded with few deals have started engagements with such SMBs to ensure the low commercials and high profit margin by outsourcing these deals to right companies in turn.

Source [ET]

Windows 7 based Project got killed !

May 5, 2010 2 comments

With the end of April, one of the most anticipated project by HP has been end, reported by TechCrunch. It has been informed by TechCrunch that Hewlett-Packard allmost killed off its much ballyhooed Windows 7 tablet computer, says a source who’s been briefed on the matter.

The device was first unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CES 2010 in January and was supposed to hit the market in mid 2010. But source from TechCrunch informed that HP is not satisfied with Windows 7 as a tablet operating system and has terminated the project (something CrunchGear mentioned months ago).

HP may also be abandoning Intel-based hardware for its slate lineup simply because it’s too power hungry. That would also rule out Windows 7 as an operating system.

So what will HP use as an operating system? Look for Google-powered devices, which have already been announced. And HP really does seem determined to make a go of the Palm WebOS. They said how important it was to them yesterday, and they will likely experiment with porting it to a slate-type device.

Will WebOS emerge as a successful operating system for tablet devices? That seems very unlikely given the dominance of the closed Apple OS and the likely success of the open Android and Chrome operating systems from Google. To get traction from third party developers with WebOS HP will need to sell a lot of units. And it’s not clear what they’d gain from all that effort, anyway. HP knows how to build and sell hardware, not operating systems.

Let us know your comments on actual story behind. Here’s the video promoting the HP Windows tablet from January:

Google a Hungry Beast !

April 29, 2010 Leave a comment

How and when Google has been turned a hungry beast. A race with few biggies in IT like Microsoft, Oracle…..Google is exploring multiple options to have some say everywhere. Few important facts which stamps my theory in this Vido. Have a look and then judge yourself. Eager to listen more towards this through comments.