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Digital India plan to get more expensive; cost likely to jump nearly 40%

Digital India plan to get more expensive; cost likely to jump nearly 40%

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' initiative scould get a tad more expensive for the government as the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) project is likely to see a nearly 40% cost-overrun, up from the originalRs 20,100 crore estimate to nearly Rs 28,000 crore, a top telecom department (DoT) official toldET. The NOFN will be the main highspeed internet backbone for delivering...more
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Get Ready to Look ‘Beyond the Box’ CASBAA Convention 2014 firms up speaker line-Up
Hong Kong, 10th September, 2014 – An impressive line up of heavyweight speakers from the global broadcast industry has been confirmed for this year’s CASBAA Convention 2014(#casbaacon). Taking place at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.... more
Microsoft launches XBox One gaming console in China
US technology giant Microsoft on Monday launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted a 14-year ban. The launch, which was delayed a week for reasons.... more
Ziffi.com raises Rs. 15 cr from Orios Venture Partners
Ziffi.com, a platform that allows users to book appointments with doctors, salons and other health & wellness related services, has raised Rs. 15 crore in Series A from Orios Venture Partners. Started in 2010 by three IITians, Ziffi had earlier raised.... more
ZyXEL Offers “One Network” --Discover, Initialize and Manage your Network with Integrated Experience
Global IT conglomerate ZyXEL nowintroduces ZyXEL One Network’ (ZON) utilityfor small and medium size businesses which breaks the common approach with an user-friendly interface to help administrators to easily deploy and.... more
Handset
Micromax Canvas 4 Plus Android KitKat smartphone with 5 inch display listed online for Rs 16750
Micromax will soon launch the Canvas 4 Plus Android KitKat smartphone in the Indian market. The device is currently listed on e-commerce websites for Rs. 16,750. However, there are no announcements by Micromax about the..... more
BlackBerry launches Passport at Rs. 49,990
BlackBerry India on Monday launched its new smartphone — Passport — priced at Rs. 49,990. The Passport is available for pre-booking at Amazon.in and all BlackBerry exclusive stores from Monday till October 10. Customers pre-booking their..... more
Technology
Braham: A `made in India’ medical search engine
A hotel management professional has found a dire need for an online source for medical and healthcare information in India. He spent all his savings, hired three techies and keyed in scientific data himself to build, what he claims... more
Reports
Snapdeal, Flipkart and Amazon may spend up to Rs 200 crore this festive season
Some mobile phone retailers have threatened to boycott Apple's much-awaited iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models after their expected pre-Diwali launch because they are miffed that the iPhone 5S is being offered at heavily discounted prices on popular.... more
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