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What’s inside Aadhaar-linked Skype Lite?

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | More »

Skype Lite, the 13MB video-calling app that works flawlessly even on a slow network, could well be the answer to the woes of scores of mobile users struggling with call drops and barely-workable data speeds in India. A lighter version of Skype, the video conferencing service from Microsoft, sits lig...


Microsoft’s India cloud plans get booster shot as Flipkart signs up

Global technology leader Microsoft and India’s top e-commerce firm Flipkart have announced a broad collaboration under which, as a first step, the latter will use Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart group CEO Binny Bansal together an...

20 February, 2017 | More »


From concierge services to mobile wallets, IRCTC is making train travel hassle-free

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the government-controlled Indian Railways, has introduced several initiatives in November and December to improve the commuting experience for millions of travellers. IRCTC, which started with 29 bookings a day in 2002, is curr...

8 December, 2016 | More »


Banking sector startups find it easiest to raise funds: Microsoft study

Banking, retail, and healthcare companies are the top adopters of startup technologies, while young firms that cater to the banking sector are most likely to raise investments, reveals a new study. According to the Ecosystem Report on Enterprise Ready Startups 2016 by Microsoft Accelerator released ...

10 November, 2016 | More »


UIDAI rolls out its website in five regional languages, more to follow

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the authority involved in issuing the Aadhaar card, has launched its multi-lingual website in five more languages with an aim to reach out to a wider population. In addition to Hindi and English, the site will now also be available in Bengali, Gujara...

20 September, 2013 | More »


Government to soon introduce Aadhaar-linked instant ID verification for mobile connections

Customers will soon be able to use their Aadhaar card for instant identity verification to get a new mobile connection. The government is finalising norms which will enable retailers selling SIM cards to take the Aadhaar credentials of the customer and match it online with that of the UID card data ...

9 September, 2013 | More »


Govt to fund mobile startups developing e-governance solutions

The government is setting up a new fund to provide financial support to mobile startups that are developing e-governance applications, an Economic Times report said, quoting sources. The new initiative is part of the national e-governance plan, announced in the Union Budget for 2013-14. However, the...

5 June, 2013 | More »

What Does Budget 2012 Say & Mean For Technoholics

Union Finance Minister (FM) Pranab Mukherjee has announced the Budget for 2012 in Lok Sabha today and it has been received with mixed reactions from both the industry people and the common man. Here’s a look at the key points of the budget from a technology point of view (also check out VCCircle...

16 March, 2012 | More »

Mobile Retail Shops Appointed Verification Outlets For Aadhaar

The Indian government’s $1.6 billion unique identification initiative Aadhaar has extended the enrollment and verification net to include mobile retail outlets across India. Previously, only the government, banks and insurance companies were designated as verification authorities but CIOL now ...

24 June, 2011 | More »


Aadhaar Presents A Plethora Of Opportunities For India Inc.

The $1.6 billion ‘Aadhaar’ initiative by the Indian government will change the lives of a billion residents very soon. Initially conceived by the Planning Commission, Aadhaar is basically a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issue for every Ind...

31 May, 2011 | More »

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