Author: VARINDIA IT Magazine

SIITF 2015 retells Digitization story with support from SMBs

siitf-2015-lamp-lighting-ceremonyThe Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru witnessed a host of CEOs from various Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including IT & ITeS, BFSI and manufacturing companies, IT associations and VARs from the ICT sector coming together to witness the Tech Summit, 6th edition of Southern India Information Technology Fair (SIITF) – 2015. Organized by VARINDIA, the event was themed around “Digitization opening up opportunities for SMBs”. The event was designed to discuss and showcase excellence in technology innovations and entrepreneurship, while being a unique platform for SMEs and VARs to understand the scope of digitization that will open up big opportunities for them in due course of time…Read more 

Apple accepts Modi’s invite to set up Manufacturing in India

narendra-modi-tim-cook-apple-ceo-300x300Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Silicon Valley visit, has invited Apple CEO to take part in his “Make-in-India” project by setting up its manufacturing unit in the country. As per the sources, Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded positively.

Apple’s largest handset manufacturer, Foxconn has also decided to set up a manufacturing base in India.

Cook has expressed his great desire to be a partner in the Prime Minister’s Digital India initiative, which, he thought, was a transformative initiative and could be a real game-changer in India…Read more

500 Indian Railway stations to get Wi-Fi: Narendra Modi

narendra-modi-300x300While addressing a gathering which was adorned by top Silicon Valley CEOs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his plans to create more Wi-Fi hotspots. This plan includes 500 railway stations across India. It will be done in collaboration with Google.

The Indian Railways brings more than 13 million riders a day to more than 7,000 stations spread across 67,000 miles (108,000 km) of track. And that the lifeline is about to get a small digital upgrade that should help keep people connected…Read more

Microsoft to give Digital India dream a shape

satya-nadella-narendra-modi-300x300Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, has announced that his company is planning to partner with the Indian Government to take low-cost broadband technology to around five lakh villages across the country.

He also said that Microsoft believes that lost-cost broadband connectivity coupled with the scale of cloud computing intelligence can help drive creativity, efficiency and productivity across governments and businesses of all sizes. This, in turn, will drive more affordable products and services and access to opportunity to all of India…Read more

Silicon Valley eyes India with keen interest

narendra-modi-with-Facebook-CEO-Mark-Zuckerberg-300x300Touted as the first-ever visit by an Indian Prime Minster to the Facebook Headquarters, Modi’s visit has raised quite an eyebrow. The fact that top tech bosses of the Silicon Valley are taking keen interest in meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussing about his Digital India initiative is something that is being talked about.

The key Indian entrepreneurs and academicians from the USA cite several reasons as to why this sudden spotlight on Modi has garnered so much interest. One of the entrepreneurs warned that the Indian telecom companies might be staring at trouble if companies such as Google and Facebook succeed in their ambitious projects to provide Internet access all over the world, including India. The tech industry has learned from mistakes made by taxi-hailing company Uber and wants to make sure governments don’t turn in adversaries when traditional industries are disrupted, he further said…Read more

Qualcomm to invest up to 150 Million Dollar in Indian start-up companies

Dr-Paul-E.-Jacobs-Executive-Chairman-Qualcomm-Incorporated-300x300Qualcomm Incorporated has announced its intention to invest up to $150 million in Indian start-up companies across all stages as part of its commitment to India during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Digital Economy event in San Jose. Qualcomm Ventures will advise and direct Qualcomm’s activities with respect to these strategic investments.

Qualcomm has been investing in promising Indian start-ups since 2007 and there are more than 20 Indian companies as part of its global portfolio. Sectors of investment vary across the mobile ecosystem and include hardware, software platforms, e-commerce, healthcare, location-based services and retail technology…Read more

ASUS launches ZenFone Go for Indian users

asus-ZenFone-GoASUS has launched the ZenFone Go, a 3G- enabled smartphone for users in India. Starting today, users can purchase the model on Flipkart, ASUS exclusive stores and all leading retail outlets at Rs. 7,999/.

Available in 5-inch (ZC500TG), ZenFone Go is currently, one of the most competitively priced 3G handsets in the market. It boasts of a stunning LCD display with an anti-fingerprint coating, a high resolution 1280 x 720 HD IPS display, sporting a pixel density of 294ppi for an impressive visual appearance with improved clarity, brightness and vivid colours. The device will be available in 3 colours- Black, White & Red, along with 8GB storage…Read more