Covid-19: Major IT companies to extend WFH till March 2021
Persistent to acquire US-based Capiot Software for $6.34 million
Capiot, founded in 2014, specializes in enterprise integration with expertise in MuleSoft, Red Hat and TIBCO. It also delivers enterprise modernization, with advanced proficiency in key partner platforms, frameworks and industry data models.
Revise royalty definition to include software payments by subsidiaries to parent: Developing countries tell UN tax committee
Many developing countries including India want to tweak royalty definition in upcoming tax treaties
Springworks joins hands with Cure.fit, Plum, YourDOST, Mindhouse, Clinikk, Nova, GoodHealth to launch Employee Wellness bundle for startups
Microsoft allows employees to work from home permanently
Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: Report
The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company doesn't expect to reopen its US offices until January of next year at the earliest.
Tata Technologies, GKN Automotive set up global e-mobility software engineering centre in India
The centre will leverage Tata Technologies’ expertise in electric and embedded systems to work on GKN Automotive’s next-generation e-Drive technologies. There are currently 42 engineers at the lab, which will increase to over 100 by the end of the year.
IIT Kharagpur launches telemedicine software
The system iMediX which is accessible by any standard internet browser and also from a mobile device, has been developed by researchers at IIT Kharagpurs Department of Computer Science and Engineering, an institute spokesperson said.
HCL, IBM expand alliance to help organisations with digital transformation
HCL Technologies, in a statement on Thursday, said the IBM Ecosystem Unit (IEU) at HCL will assist clients, including enterprises in regulated industries such as financial services, telecommunications, life sciences and healthcare and energy and utilities.
Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub reach 7.74 lakh learners in India via digital skills initiative
India accounted for close to 7.74 lakh learners - ranking second globally after the US that had ranked first with a reach of 2.5 million learners.
Many Apple services hit by outage, glitches
Some users were affected for a majority of the services, Apple said, adding that for two of the services — AppleCare in iOS and Apple School Manager — "all users were affected". In its latest update on the situation, the company gave the list of services that have now been restored.
India's external storage market sees 37 pc decline in growth on COVID-19 woes: IDC
The majority of the y-o-y decline is due to the impact of COVID-19 resulting in delayed demand for storage across organisations during the quarter, IDC said in a statement.
Microsoft Corp says disruption to Teams, Outlook resolved
The company said it has rolled back an update to its services, which had likely caused the disruption. Microsoft did not disclose details on how many users were impacted, but outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed that at its peak nearly 8,000 individuals reported issues with Teams and Outlook on late Monday.
Ban on Chinese apps: Indus OS turns profitable, targets new smartphone users
The company has become profitable on the basis of earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, and has an annual recurring revenue of $10 million. Indus OS claims to have more than 100 million users. It monetises the app store by charging apps for premium placement on the page as well as promotional activities.
Judge rules in favour of Oracle in Labor Department’s $400 million pay bias lawsuit
The matter dates back to 2014, when the US Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audited the California-based firm and later sued it in 2017, alleging that the company owed women and minorities $400 million in unpaid wages between January 2013 and December 2016.
Snowflake Unveils Your Data Exchange Potential
SpringPeople partners with California-based Udacity to address Indian IT industry's skill gap
The training will address accelerating digital technology adoption across enterprises through in-demand technology learning paths.
Hit by Covid, IT firm Sonata looks for new business opportunities
The company had reported a 26% drop in profits for the quarter ended June 30 on account of the impact of the global shutdowns. This was better than what the company had initially anticipated – in March it had said that it expected an impact of upto 40% on its profits in the first half of the year owing to reduction in business from the travel and retail businesses.
Actifio, Persistent Systems form global alliance for digital transformation
The company’s global resources and experience give it the ability to scale quickly to meet the needs of enterprise clients. Actifio’s multi-cloud copy data management platform will help Persistent deliver modern data protection and instant data access that reduces time to market for new applications while improving security, compliance and governance.
India won't ease ban on TikTok post Oracle deal in the US, say officials
On Monday, global media reports said Oracle had emerged the winner for TikTok’s US operations, with the company likely to be named TikTok’s ‘trusted tech partner’. The deal is unlikely to be structured as an outright sale, the reports said.
STPI plans to have 25 centres of excellence in emerging technologies
The government is planning to support 1500 startups through these CoEs and has created a budget of Rs 400 crore, said Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI, at the CII Innovation Summit. He added that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is working to create a technology startup ecosystem to promote the development of software products in the country.
Wipro, US-based ProcessMaker ink pact to deliver workflow management solutions
This collaboration will leverage Wipro's proprietary technology platform iCaaS (Intelligent Content as a Service) along with ProcessMaker's Workflow automation platform to deliver Cognitive Content Automation solutions to customers, a Wipro statement said.
PUBG Mobile's player revenue from India almost negligible
Overcoming challenges, Tamil Nadu software exports at Rs 25,000 cr in last 6 months: STPI
Over 90 per cent of employees in the Information Technology industry, working from home due to the outbreak, fulfilled the commitments made to the clients,Software Technology Parks of India Director, Sanjay Tyagi said. This figure was actually more than last year's exports during these two quarters, he said.
Business, social networking, e-learning and health top areas for Indian app developers
This is a reflection of the kind of app development happening currently in the Indian startup ecosystem, said government officials. Under a first-of-its-kind contest -- called Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge -- the government shortlisted 24 companies from close to 7,000 entries from across the country.
'We provide operational visibility around people, processes & tech'
Q&A with Rohit Singla, EVP, Sapience Analytics
Sonata Software partners with Treeni Sustainability Solutions
“Sonata recognizes the urgency and importance of addressing climate change, and they have shown their commitment towards effective climate action by investing in an innovative startup like Treeni. We view the synergies from this strategic relationship magnifying our ability to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our generation and future generations,” said Ankush Patel, CEO and Founder of Treeni Sustainability Solutions
Analytics for informed decisions - Innovation and insight in action
Analytics plays a vital role- it helps study patterns, understand the trends, improves the quality of decision making and helps governments fight the pandemic & businesses serve clients better.
App ban fallout: PUBG Corporation cancels India franchisee with Tencent Games
PUBG MOBILE is the mobile version of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), an intellectual property owned and developed by PUBG Corporation, a South Korean gaming company.
FAU-G: To cash in on PUBG ban? Vishal Gondal on all controversies around mobile action game
PUBG ban brings opportunity for Indian gaming firms to boost their domestic market share
The PUBG ban also opens up more opportunities in India for other global firms. It will boost the popularity of games like Sea’s Garena Free Fire and Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Mobile among India’s 628 million mobile gaming users, said the report.
FAU-G: Days after PUBG ban, Akshay Kumar announces new mobile action game
India's answer to PUBG? Akshay Kumar announces the launch of action game FAU-G
Kumar is a big supporter of PM Modi's Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and this launch is also a part of that.
How Google Maps is using AI and Machine Learning to understand post-COVID traffic
As people traverse over 1 billion kms with help from Google Maps in more than 220 countries, the company is using artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning (ML) models to predict whether the traffic along your route is heavy or light, an estimated travel time, and an estimated time of arrival.
PUBG becomes geopolitical casualty as India hardens its stand on Chinese mobile apps
American Express sets up data analytics, risk & technology lab in IIT Madras
The lab would focus on risks that originate from human behavior and decisions. The overarching goal of the lab is to engineer technologies to best manage risk by developing a science-based understanding of humans’ strengths and weaknesses.
India labs play key role in developing cloud innovations: IBM
Citing examples of work done by the India team for the US Open, SBI YONO and Watson AI, Patil said "there's a lot more innovation in the pipeline".
Indian gamers upset over PUBG ban as community faces career loss
The move is expected to severely hurt India's small but fledgling game streaming and the professional gaming community. India's top game streamers and professional players earn up to 30 to 40 lakhs per month while mid-level ones earn 2 to 20 lakhs a month.
The PUBG app ban has made Indian parents happy
Many are now looking at alternatives and some believe that it is an opportunity for Indian game developers. The PUBG app ruled the charts both at the Android play store and Apple's app store. The game has has more than 600 million downloads.
Enterprise workforce analytics provider Sapience Analytics in pact with Redington India
Sapience Analytics’ workforce analytics technology is used by more than 200,000 users worldwide. Sapience Vue is the company’s next-generation advanced business analytics platform powered by business intelligence and machine learning that provides visibility into the effort and utilization of people, processes, and technology.
After PM Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat, desi apps in top 10 on Play Store
Several indigenous apps have raced to the top 10 on Google Play Store in their respective categories after PM Narendra Modi mentioned innovative apps on Mann Ki Baat last Sunday. In ‘social’ category, the indigenous apps trending in the top 10 are - Josh, Snapchat, Sharechat, Moj, Roposo and Chingari.
Cyient to acquire Australian consulting firm IG Partners to strengthen business in energy and mining industry
Cyient said it continues to invest in expanding its footprint and creating sustainable value for stakeholders with rapid sectoral growth in the region. The acquisition will enable the development of a unique customer proposition that allows customers to take full advantage of the growing convergence between operational and information technologies, it said.
CII launches Artificial Intelligence Forum chaired by IBM's Sandip Patel
The CII AI Forum will focus on building a strong AI ecosystem in India by building awareness at scale and enhancing capabilities by skilling/reskilling workforce for the future, CII said.
COVID-19 tracing apps face privacy concerns
Considered key tools in stemming the pandemic, the rollout of Punjab's Corona Virus Alert (COVA) app and the dozens of tracing apps being used by different states has been mired in concerns over privacy issues.
ABB Turbocharging ties up with Kongsberg Digital for common data collection, analysis
"ABB Turbocharging and Kongsberg Digital have signed a cooperation agreement on edge data collection and ship engine performance analysis," an ABB statement said.
SpringRole joins Matic Developer Support Program, offers $250K boost to blockchain cos
Snowflake Enables Business Success
Himanshu Singh beats 2.52lakh+ coders to win CodeGladiators2020 crown
Small towns steal the show in Government's home-grown video-conferencing contest
The VC Solution called Vconsol will be given financial support of Rs 1 crore with additional Rs 10 lakhs towards operations and maintenance for the next three years and will be deployed by the government for its internal use through a contract. Over the last few months, the ministry of electronics and IT has launched several contents to promote home-grown companies including those for semiconductors and mobile applications.
Triller registers around 40 million downloads in India
Los Angeles-based social video app Triller has seen around 40 million downloads from Google Play Store and Apple App Store in India within a month and half of its launch, after the ban on Chinese short-video platform TikTok.