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India’s national internet registry breached, but says heist was trivial

Indian antivirus and endpoint vendor Seqrite claims the nation’s internet registry has suffered a data breach, but the registry’s parent organisation says while it was attacked the information obtained was trivial. Seqrite says its researchers noticed “an advertisement on DarkNet announcing secret access to the servers and database dump of over 6000 Indian businesses – ISPs, Government and private organisations.” ... Read More »

Real estate sentiments turn negative on RERA, GST implementation: FICCI-NAREDCO-Knight Frank India’s sentiment index

The short-term uncertainty over new policies such as RERA and the GST, have turned real estate sentiments negative for the first time since Q4 2015, according to FICCI-NAREDCO-Knight Frank India’s sentiment index Sentiments in the real estate sector, which had been positive in the last quarter, have moved into the negative zone for the first time since Q4 2015, largely ... Read More »

Monopolies, Arbitrary Prices, and Non-Existent Service: Who’s Going to Fix India’s Broadband Market?

HIGHLIGHTS Apart from a few areas of big cities, wired broadband is pretty limited In many areas, you’ll only have a single provider you can utilise Lack of competition leads to arbitrary pricing and poor service quality In India, there are barely a handful of companies that can claim to offer broadband services across the country. In the big cities, ... Read More »

61% say India’s higher education system is antiquated: IBM survey

The IBM survey analysed results of recent studies on the state of higher education globally and how start-ups and skills needs are impacting higher education in India. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Higher education in India has a long way to go to keep up with changing times, results of an IBM India survey showed. The IBM study titled Upskilling India ... Read More »

Samsung India’s Biggest Smartphone Vendor in Q1, China’s Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo Round Up Top 5: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 percent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday. According to findings by market research firm Counterpoint, Samsung continued to retain the top spot, followed by Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo (that also includes Motorola) occupied the other three spots. Together, all these ... Read More »

Airtel, Vodafone’s New Offers to Compete With Jio, India’s Cashless Push, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Airtel launches new unlimited voice calling packs Vodafone cuts 4G data tariff by 50 percent in Delhi circle Government announces measures to boost cashless transactions Today in the world of personal technology, Airtel and Vodafone announced new offers to lure customers away from Reliance Jio, government announced new steps to push cashless payments, and Pebble was shut down. Read ... Read More »

UC Browser alters India’s mobile web landscape

UC Browser claims 80 million monthly active users from India, compared with Opera’s 50 million. Photo: Bloomberg Hyderabad: Five years after starting operations in India, UC Browser commands 55% of the mobile web browser market in the country, StatCounter data for September show. How did the company pull it off in the face of competition from giants such as Google ... Read More »

Amazon India’s International Deals Day: Offers on Pebble Smartwatches, Bose Headphones, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Pebble, Fitbit and Jawbone are some International brands available The International Deals Day is for limited period Some notebooks are also available under the offer Amazon India is holding International Deals Day on Wednesday where consumers can get discounts across various electronic products. Some of international brands available under Amazon’s International Deals Day include Fitbit, Jawbone, Pebble, ION Audio, ... Read More »

India’s 23rd Regional Language Wikipedia Goes Live in Tulu

HIGHLIGHTS Wikiconference India 2016 was held at Chandigarh last week Wikipedia in Tulu can be browsed at www.tcy.wikipedia.org There are currently 1,100 articles live in Tulu The Tulu Wikipedia has just gone live, giving another boost to yet another ancient Indian language otherwise struggling to keep up with the times and speedily changing technology. The news was announced by two ... Read More »

Arun Jaitley Woos Chinese Firms To Invest In India’s Infrastructure Sector

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said India will be the only economy in the world which is poised to grow at 7.5 to 8 per cent. (PTI photo) BEIJING:  Making a strong pitch for Chinese investments in India’s expanding infrastructure sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said India will be the only economy in the world which is poised to grow ... Read More »