Idea to Launch 4G Services Across Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

Telecom network operator Idea Cellular announced Monday it is working on a plan to launch 4G services in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circles in early 2016. “We’ve already acquired spectrum to launch 4G services in the circle. We are going to launch it in early 2016. We are working on it,” Idea Cellular (MP and […]

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Vital to Get Net Neutrality Debate Right in India: Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Social media giant Facebook has said it’s important to get the debate on Net neutrality “right” in India as the country is home to the world’s largest population of the “unconnected”. The US-based company faced severe criticism over alleged violation of Net neutrality by Internet.org even as Facebook has continued to defend the initiative that […]

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Microsoft Launches Cloud Services Powered by Datacenters in India

Redmond-based technology major Microsoft on Tuesday launched its public cloud services from local data centres which will aid business and organisations to fuel inclusive growth and spur innovation. As part of the new launch, Microsoft will inaugurate three data centres – Chennai, Pune and Mumbai – in the country. The new centres will start operations […]

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Galaxy ‘Fossils’ Reveal the Formation, Evolution of Massive Galaxies

An international team has observed massive “dead” galaxies in the universe four billion years after the Big Bang which can reveal the formation and evolution of huge galaxies today. Furthermore, they identified progenitors of these dead galaxies when they were forming stars at an earlier cosmic epoch. This study establishes a consistent picture of the […]

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Robot Olympiad 2015 in Gurgaon Sees Over 700 Contestants Participate

Robots scoring goals and competing for titles at the Robot Olympiad 2015 held here was an amalgamation of fun and hi-tech learning. In Sunday’s competition, the robot entered by team Lionel Messi from Delhi came first by scoring the maximum number of goals. The olympiad had five different categories, Robo Soccer being one of them. […]

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EU, China Sign Landmark 5G Telecommunications Deal

The European Union (EU) on Monday announced that it has signed a key fifth generation (5G) telecommunication system agreement with China, a move aimed to seek an edge in the global digital competitiveness. “Both parties are committed to reciprocity and openness in terms of access to 5G networks research funding, market access as well as […]

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Google, Nasa Announce Installation of New D-Wave 2X Quantum Computer

Google and Nasa have announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art quantum computer, D-Wave 2X, at their Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab (QuAIL) that will solve some “impossible” calculations for them. A joint project between Google, Nasa, and the Universities Space Research Association, QuAIL is the hub for an experiment to assess the potential of quantum […]

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Public Invited to Name China’s Dark Matter Probe Satellite

China’s public will have a chance to name a dark matter probe satellite expected to be launched by the end of this year, the media reported. The competition to name the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) was announced at the Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Nanjing on Tuesday, […]

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The Digital Makeover of McGraw-Hill Education

American educational publisher McGraw-Hill, known for long in India for its books published in collaboration with the Tatas, is now independently charting out the new course of the future – in digital learning. With the international publishing market being flat for a while, McGraw-Hill, under its new owners, private equity firm Apollo Global Management, which […]

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Quikr Launches New Vertical for Entry-Level Jobs, Touts Missed Call Service

Online classifieds website Quikr on Tuesday announced the launch of its new vertical, QuikrJobs, a recruitment platform for blue collar, grey collar and entry-level jobs across India. The vertical is a rebranding of their jobs category, which already had close to 2.5 million active candidate profiles, and over 1.6 million jobs listed, said Pranay Chulet, […]

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