India okays first trial for e-commerce drone delivery

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it has received regulatory approval to test drones to deliver e-commerce parcels, medical, pharma and other essential supplies. “Post trials and approvals, SpiceXpress, the dedicated cargo arm of SpiceJet, plans to use drones to provide for a quicker, faster and a cost-effective delivery,” low-cost carrier said. A SpiceXpress-led consortium had submitted […]

Nucleus Software Q4 FY 2019 revenue up by 14%, net profit after tax reports slight dip

Banking services and solutions provider Nucleus Software reported a consolidated revenue of Rs 127 crore in the fourth quarter of FY 2019, compared to the Rs 111 crore it generated in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. This is also higher than the Rs 123 crore it posted three months ago and the Rs […]

Infosys doubles investment in startup TidalScale to $3 mln

Outsourced services provider Infosys said it has made yet another investment of $1.5 mln in start-up software company TidalScale, taking the total to $3 mln. TidalScale creates software that helps ‘merge’ multiple servers (or powerful computers) into a giant and super-powerful unit. Traditionally, the need for more power has been met by ‘clustering’ servers together. […]

Videocon launches CCTV camera with built-in 4G connectivity

Videocon Wallcam has launched a CCTV solution with bundled 4G connectivity in association with Vodafone. It unveiled a 4G-enabled vehicle surveillance kit and stand-alone outdoor and indoor CCTV cameras, both with a 4G sim slot to support 4G connectivity. This ensures that the camera can be placed anywhere with 4G connectivity and only the power […]

TCS to create apps on Siemen’s IoT platform MindSphere

Tata Consultancy Services said it will create applications on MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens. IoT stands for ‘Internet of Things’ and refers to connectivity between two machines over the Internet, with zero human interface. Examples include a connection between a smart electricity meter at the customer’s home and a billing computer […]

Tata Elxsi signs up top-5 global automaker for driverless car design

Tata Elxsi, the Tata Group’s design and technology services company, said one of the top five carmakers in the world has licensed its driverless car software for use as part of its research and development in this direction. Further details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are delighted with this latest win for AUTONOMAI […]

New technology makes telecom cheaper, but hurts tower companies

A technology that has been around for almost a decade is now getting deployed on a large scale by Indian telecom operators to deploy 2G, 3G and 4G networks using the same base station. This could hit the revenue and growth prospects of telecom tower companies, while reducing the number of antennas mounted on each […]

Bots cut Wipro employee strength by 12,000

A pioneering artificial intelligence program that started getting deployed around mid-2016 has helped Wipro Ltd reduce its employee numbers by 12,000 people, the company said in its recent quarterly update. “The HOLMES platform generated productivity worth over 12,000 people,” Saurabh Govil, head of human resources for the company, said. The statistic points to a stronger-than-expected […]

TRAI’s MySpeed app pulled from Google Play Store

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s network benchmarking app MySpeed is no longer listed on the Android Play Store. The link for the app throws an error saying ‘the requested URL was not found on this server’. It is not clear whether TRAI pulled the application or whether it was taken down by Google. It […]

Govt moves to block ABS Free Dish DTH service

Government of India has moved to block the signals of ABS Free Dish, a free DTH service in India, but questions remain as to how practical the move is. “Ministry of Home Affairs mentioned that the transmission of DTH service by ABS is without any application to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and not […]

Reliance Jio carries 80% of traffic on next-gen Internet technology

Reliance Jio, the new entrant to India’s telecom landscape, is carrying nearly 80% of its traffic in the next-generation Internet technology, a senior official of the company said. Internet Protocol or IP is one of the languages used by machines to talk to each other. All machines on the Internet use this language to ‘talk’ […]

Reliance Jio’s IPv4 infrastructure under stress

Reliance Jio, the new 4G operator led by Mukesh Ambani, is coming under increasing criticism for slow connection speeds, but our latest test reveals that it is possible increase the speed by making a minor change to the access settings of client devices such as smartphones. Broadly, the issue seems to be that Jio’s IPv4 […]

Star rating for Indian mines by next month, satellite monitoring to check illegal activity

The government of India will introduce a star rating for mines by next month and start monitoring mining activity using satellite, said mining secretary Balvinder Kumar said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. “If (mines)y don’t get 4 or 5 star rating they will get 2-3 years to comply. By end of […]

Reliance Jio: 15-minute SIM activation now available in most cities

Ten days after Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Jio, promised to roll out a superfast activation procedure for new SIMs within “2-4 weeks”, the facility is now available in several small towns, suggesting that the company may be running ahead of schedule on its e-KYC roll-out. The new system has been rolled out with the […]

Need Cash Fast? Federal Bank offers loan disbursement in just 1 minute

Kerala-based privately owned Federal Bank said it has started a one-minute loan facility called Digital Personal Loans. “Customers can log into Bank’s website (www.federalbank.co.in) and avail personal loans in a minute. Upon the acceptance of the offer by the customer, the loan money is credited to his account immediately,” it said. “This facility neither requires […]

Ducon, Chinese co to market NOx catalyst for power plants in India

Ducon Infratechnologies, a technology company providing solutions in the digital and infrastructure space, signed an agreement with Zhejiang Hailiang Ecological Materials of China to market and distribute DeNOx catalyst — used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from thermal power plants. Ducon’s DeNOx systems uses catalysis technology and control engineering for easy erection in new and […]

US kids earning lakhs per month using social media – Survey

A new survey conducted by one of Canada’s biggest colleges has found that many kids and teens are making serious money by posting promotional photos and videos on their well-connected social media accounts. The research, conducted by Centennial College of Toronto, found that some minors earn as much as $10,000 to $20,000 (Rs 6.5 lakh […]

LIst of Cheapest 4K Monitors and UHD TVs in India

So you’re upgrading your TV and want to make sure that you futureproof it by buying the best available within your budget. Perhaps you’re buying a new monitor for your PC and want to ensure that it’s got at least as much resolution as your latest phone? Welcome to the world of ultra-high-definition TVs and monitors. DO […]