Signal messenger down after heavy rush in India, US & Europe

Signal, the open source messaging platform, has become extremely slow and even unresponsive in several parts of India after a sudden rush of new users looking for a more secure alternative to WhatsApp. Global interest in Signal app has jumped by around 50 times since WhatsApp announced changes to its terms of use last week. […]

Wipro in billion-dollar deal with Germany’s Metro AG

IT and outsourcing major Wipro said it will take over the IT division of Germany-based wholesaler Metro AG in a deal that is expected to generate revenue of over Rs 1,000 cr per year for the Indian company. A total of more than 1,300 IT staff from Germany, Romania and India belonging to the wholesaler […]

5G could spell bonanza for TechM, Wipro, TCS & Infy

A move away from traditional equipment vendors such as Ericsson and Huawei by telecom operators could open up a multi-billion dollar market for the likes of Tech Mahindra, Wipro, HCL Technologies, TCS and Infosys. Traditionally, telecom operators like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have almost completely outsourced the construction and management of their networks to […]

L&T Tech wins Rs 750 cr order from US oil & gas giant

L&T Technology Services, a provider of consulting and outsourced services in the engineering field, said it won a $100 million (Rs 750 cr) contract from a major US oil and gas company. L&T Tech will be the US company’s primary engineering partner to support two of their integrated refining and chemicals manufacturing facilities in USA, […]

L&T Tech certified to Alexa-enable devices

L&T Technology Services has been certified by Amazon to put Alexa voice technology into all kinds of devices. Alexa is a voice-interaction technology developed by Amazon, and is quickly emerging as one of the leading standards of voice-based interaction for devices. While it started out as a way to interact with Amazon devices such as […]

Wipro to eliminate divisions, simplify structure

Outsourcing major Wipro Ltd said it will replace the current way in which it has structured its business by reorienting it along two core themes — product-related services, and infrastructure-related services. Earlier, Wipro used to divide its services into seven verticals and five capabilities. The seven verticals included segments like manufacturing, telecom, consumer products, financial […]

OnePlus sales double on Nord 5G demand

OnePlus, the premium smartphone brand from Chinese manufacturer BBK Electronics, saw its India sales double during the third quarter (July to September), thanks to the launch of India’s cheapest 5G smartphone, OnePlus Nord. The phone, priced at around Rs 28,000, helped the brand double its sales in India with a growth of 104% during July-September […]

Tech Mahindra invests $3 mn in fast-growing US tele-medicine startup

Tech Mahindra, one of India’s to six IT service providers, said it has invested $3 million, around Rs 23 cr, in a fast-growing tele-medicine start-up based in Plano, Texas. The Indian company, which gets a 6% stake in exchange for the investment, has an option of raising its stake to 14% by January 2021 by […]

Google to block ads on ‘unapproved languages’ from Nov

Google has announced that starting from November, it will stop serving ads under its various networks and platforms for all web pages and apps that are not in the list of 49 approved languages. The list of 49 approved languages includes eight Indian languages — Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati and Marathi. The […]

TikTok’s case against India ban dismissed – Govt

The case filed by TikTok against its ban in India has been dismissed by the High Court of Telangana, the central government informed the Rajya Sabha today. “Tiktok had approached Honorable High Court of Telangana on 20.07.2020 challenging the ban imposed by the Government of India. The court after detailed hearing disposed the matter in […]

No security audit done on Chinese smartphones- IT ministry

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, today clarified that it has not conducted any sort of study to check if Chinese-made smartphones used in India are sending sensitive data to their country of origin. “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has not conducted any such study,” said Minister of State Sanjay […]

Bharat Matrimony wants to lure customers from ‘all tiers’

Matrimony.com, one of the largest matchmaking companies in the world, said it continue to offer discounts and special pricing to attract new internet users who are coming online via the 4G wireless data revolution. The company, which operates the Bharat Matrimony website and others, has typically charged several thousand rupees for its paid membership. Only […]

Infosys to provide workspace solution to German chemicals maker

As the Coronavirus pandemic tightens its grip over the world, Infosys has announced a long-term contract with a billion dollar Germany chemicals maker to provide a managed workspace solution for its 14,300 employees in 33 countries. “Infosys will setup an end-user centric modern workplace with globally standardized device/workplace landscape (for Office, Functional and Virtual users) […]

Full list of Chinese apps banned in India, with GoI statement

As the China’s People’s Liberation Army continues to amass weapons at the Indian border, Government of India has sought to secure the country’s IT infrastructure by banning all the major and popular Chinese apps available in India at present. The following is the full-text of the statement given by the government of India explaining the […]