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 […]

99% of IT work being done from home: Hexaware; Revenue slows

Hexaware, the Mumbai-based mid-size IT services company, reported a rare instance of a slip in its quarterly growth rate amid the Coronavirus lockdown, and said 99% of its IT-related work is now being done by employees from their homes. The quantum of work being done from home is remarkably high for Hexaware, as, in most […]

Center wants states to include e-commerce, IT-BPO in essential services

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, has requested all state governments to include IT and BPO employees, as well as e-commerce, in their list of essential services. Several state governments, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, have announced strict curbs on the movement of people and the functioning of shops […]

L&T appoints Accenture veteran as Mindtree COO

Mid-size IT services firm Mindtree said it has appointed as Chief Operating Officer Dayapatra Nevatia, MD and Director of Delivery for Accenture’s Advanced Technology Centers in India. Dayapatra leads the delivery for Accenture’s entire portfolio, spanning system integration, digital, application outsourcing, infrastructure, and security services across industry groups, Mindtree said. “His vast industry experience along […]

Did Satya Nadella really support illegal immigration into India?

Satya Nadella, the Indian-born CEO of Microsoft, has found himself at the center of a citizenship-related debate in India after he reportedly compared his situation in the US to that of Bangladeshi immigrants in India. However, a careful reading of Satya Nadella’s comments reveal that he did not support illegal immigration into India, but did […]

After Tata Sons, TCS moves SC against NCLAT’s Cyrus Mistry order

A day after Tata Sons filed a plea in the Supreme Court against a decision by a statutory body restoring Cyrus Mistry as its chairman, subsidiary Tata Consultancy Services also filed an appeal seeking a stay on the reinstatement of Mistry as a director on the information technology company’s board. Tata Sons is the main […]

After Jio, Airtel too invests in ‘startup accelerator’ program

Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel said it was launching a new ‘start-up accelerator’ program aimed at finding and investing in promising start-ups. The company said the first investment has been made in a blue-collar job-search software from Bengaluru based tech startup Vahan. The size of the investment was not revealed. “Founded in 2016 and backed […]

IT, BPO hiring continues to be strong despite slowdown – Naukri index

New jobs posted on Naukri.com, India’s largest recruitment website, showed an increase of 8% in September compared to the same month last year. However, the headline number was boosted by strong demand for IT and BPO professionals, even as other sectors showed weakness. The biggest declines were shown in the automobile sector, which saw 20% […]

Sterlite Tech acquires UK-based datacenter builder

Sterlite Technologies Ltd said it has acquired UK-based Impact Data Solutions Group at an enterprise value of around 12 million British pounds (Rs 105 cr). Enterprise value includes non-cash costs assumed by the company, including the takeover of any debt that the target company has. The exact cash payout was not revealed, nor was the […]

Kerala to install real-time face detection system in public places

Kerala government has issued a request for proposals from artificial intelligence companies to develop a real-time mass surveillance and facial identification system to be deployed across the state. The surveillance cameras will be connected to powerful computers, and any person whose name has been entered into the system will be detected the minute he or […]