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Is the Party Over for Indian IT Companies?

Information Technology

Indian IT revolution has been the driving force for the Indian economy for last 25 years.  Companies like Infosys, TCS, WIPRO, HCL etc have become really large given the outsourcing of skills and work to India and Indians. In all this H1B visas were the driving force.  All these companies …

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E-Governance and Modi Government’s Ambitious “Digital India” Program

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E-governance has often defined as the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information communication transactions, integration of various stand-alone systems and services from the Government to its customers, businesses, other governments, and also management of the entire back office processe and interactions within …

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Is Infosys on the Acquisition block?

Infosys on Acquisition Block

Economic Times suggests in an article that Infosys is a very attractive acquisition target right now.  Look at some of the facts: Infosys has Cash and cash equivalents (Rs 22,000 crore) equal to 17% of the company’s total market capitalisation of over Rs 1,34,000 crore – compared to TCS’ ratio (Cash/Market Cap) …

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Half of Instagram’s 100 mn users now use Android!

The power of Android phones vs iPhones (and others) is visible from how Android powered phones have made Instagram so pervasive.  Instagram recently said in its blog post that half of all the Instagram’s 100 mn users are using Android. One year ago today we launched Instagram for Android. In less …

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Rise of Social Media Use in India

India’s internet use is undergoing a change as the Smartphone revolution takes over.  Every urban youth is using a smartphone today and with it is coming the access to the social media.  This infographic discusses the various aspects of the use of Social media in India.

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Posterous goes out; closing on April 30th

Posterous – a blogging platform – when started, was one of the most revolutionary.  It offered a lot of new features.  The best being that you could create a blog for yourself, just by sending a blog by email.  The email to blogging interface was probably best explored by Posterous! …

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Samsung launches a new mobile OS: Tizen

As Firefox enters the market for smartphones OS, there are more entering the fray as well.  Now, Samsung has come out with Tizen.  LG recently bought WebOS from HP as well, albeit purportedly for their TVs. Tizen builds on MeeGo and LiMo to create a new experience OS for Mobile. The defining …

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India #1 traffic source for Quora ahead of US now!

Quora is a great site for Question and Answers.  People ask interesting questions and there are experts who come out with very details and informative answers.  And it seems that the Argumentative Indians have suddenly taken a lead on this site.  India is now the #1 source of traffic to …

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Indian IT companies headed for a rough future

Experts are predicting that the high profit margins experienced by the Indian IT companies will erode in the next 3-5 years.  And would settle at just around the 11-15% mark. Within the next two years, experts predict that operating margins will fall to below 20% (the average is 25% now …

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Google to earn $5 billion from its ads on Tablets!

This confirms what we have been discussing earlier.  How Google works and what its strategy is pointing to in terms of revenue earning. Google‘s ads are everywhere, but new data from Marin Software suggests that one particular sector may be earning surprisingly huge revenues for the search company: Tablet displayed …

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US student designs a Drone-Proof City

A law student Asher Kohn, 25 has come up with a futuristic design for a city to counter and foil drone attacks.  It uses the sci-fi type of design on Middle Eastern architecture.  It uses a number of ways to confuse the drone sensors and conceal the inhabitants. He is …

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