Archives for July 2011

Rural broadband in India could become a reality

Broadband connectivity (or should we say ‘availability’) has been reasonably good in Indian metros over the last 5 years. I do hear often from friends who are unable to get broadband connection from telcos like Airtel because of ‘non availability of ports’ in their locality. I do hope wireless broadband (BWA) does become a reality this year in India, that will ensure the availability of broadband for every home.

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Boxoffice Opening: 14% of Google+ visitors are from India

Internet companies in India usually complain about the low internet user base we have, or at least we would have wanted a faster growth in the user base. The internet user base in India estimate varies from 60 million to 100 million, depending on whom you ask. For a country with over 1 billion people it is reasonably safe to say our online user base is small.

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Karnataka Education: Is the quality sinking outside Bangalore?

Karnataka lately has been in the news for all wrong reasons (mining, corruption). We residents are tired of non-governance in the state. Every year parents across India eagerly look for the college rankings published by various magazines.

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Blackberry finally realizes the opportunity it missed, starts support for Hindi

Today I got an alert on my Blackberry for updating the Blackberry Messenger. The Release Notes of the latest version (5.0.3.22) of its messenger mentions the introduction of Hindi language support.

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Politicians in India still don’t take internet seriously

I was reading “The IT Act of India needs to make provision for constituency websites” which talks about the lack of information of the 250,000 electoral constituencies India has (parliamentary/federal/centre, assembly/state and panchayat/local).

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