As KYC norms tighten, India’s mobile population shrinks by 30 mln

India’s mobile subscriber base, which has grown consistently for the last two decades, has fallen by 30 million in just four months, primarily due to pressure on the operators to ensure full documentation of their subscribers and deactivate zombie accounts. Starting from June, India’s mobile operators, including Tata DoCoMo, Reliance Communications, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, […]

Reliance offers unlimited Facebook Messaging for Rs 16 per month

Anil Ambani group’s Reliance Communications, one of India’s biggest telecom operators, has joined the list of operators who will offer free or cheap unlimited data access to those who use Facebook services on mobile. While many others like Aircel offer free or unlimited access to Facebook on mobile, Reliance Communications has decided to offer unlimited […]

Enterprise IT spending to grow 2.5% next year – Gartner

Worldwide enterprise IT spending is forecast to total $2.679 trillion in 2013, a 2.5 percent increase of projected 2012 spending, according to Gartner, Inc. Banking, communications, media and services (CMS) and manufacturing are expected to offer the largest volume of growth opportunities through 2016. However, given the overall economic uncertainty, the projection may have to […]

Philadelphians most generous tippers, Houstonians eat out the most: Google survey

People of Philadelphia turned out to be the most generous tippers, while those in Houston tend to eat out the most, acccording to the results of this year’s Google “America’s Top Restaurants Survey.” The survey, covering 1,822 restaurants in 46 U.S. cities and regions, also found the top-rated restaurants across the country. “Winners include perennial […]

Wikimedia developer camp in IIM Bangalore next month

Wikimedia, the non-profit behind Wikipedia, is holding a three-day developer camp in Bangalore from November 9. The camp is “a chance to participate and work alongside experts in development of PHP and JavaScript based internationalization and localization tools as well as mobile applications using Phonegap and LAMP technologies,” the organization said on the registration page. […]