Posts in category

Technology


Sterlite Power Thursday said it has deposited bids for two storage projects in the recently concluded auction of Salt River Project utility in Arizona, USA. Bids have been deposited for a cumulative capacity of 400 megawatts (MW). “This marks the first foray of Sterlite Power into grid-connected battery energy storage systems (BESS),” the company stated …

Global flavors and fragrance makers have shown interest in purchasing a majority stake in VKL Seasoning, India’s leading manufacturer of seasonings and flavors. About six companies, covering Swiss fragrance majors Givaudan and Firmenich, German firm Symrise, Ireland-based Kerry Group, and Japanese major Takasago, have expressed interest in acquiring majority stake in True North PE-owned Vallabhdas …

Distribution platform operators (DPOs) will have to pay broadcasters based on the new pricing commencing this month, the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has said. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) before noted that only 65 percent of cable services subscribers and 35 percent of DTH subscribers have migrated to the new MRP regime, prompting it …

 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is unlikely to come on the February 25 meeting called by a panel of MPs to discuss safeguarding of citizen rights on social media and online news portals. The company’s leader of global public policy and philanthropy, Colin Crowell, is expected to represent the microblogging platform before the parliamentary standing committee on information technology, people …

Reckless innovation is a massive threat to technology companies than regulation and the ‘move fast and break rules’ mindset need to change, Accenture’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Paul Daugherty said. Countries all over the world are increasingly getting involved in regulating technology firms to avoid misuse of data. Companies have typically resisted government regulation saying it could hamper …

Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia expects 5G field trials in India to take place only in the second half of the year, coinciding with the availability of 5G chipsets and smartphones in India. It has already commenced conducting lab trials with its telecom operator partners and said planning for 5G field trials is also underway. “For the field …

PM Narendra Modi, while addressing the ET Global Business Summit 2019 said that his government’s sound economic policies were instrumental in transforming India into an engine for global growth and putting the country on track to become a $10 trillion economy. He also stated about structural reforms like GST and anti-corruption measures undertaken by his government. …

A moral reckoning in Silicon Valley, an unconventional US President, an arrogant government in Delhi, and a bunch of newly confident Indian startups have created a perfect a storm of events. The Indian technology lobby has never had it this good.  In the last 12 months, Indian technology lobby helped key policy changes: stringent rules …

Ahead of general elections, internet giant Google Thursday said it will organize training sessions for journalists in 30 Indian cities on online verification and fact-checking in a bid to curb the menace of fake news. Google has partnered DataLeads and Internews to host the training sessions, the company stated in a statement. “Google News Initiative will host training sessions in 30 cities between February 26 to April 6 in English, Hindi, …

All the ideas and technology should be focused on the people and there is a constant need to listen to people and reach out to them accordingly, said Mark D’Arcy, VP of global business marketing and chief creative officer of Facebook. In an interaction with Neeraj Roy, MD of Hungama Media Entertainments on the second day of the world congress of International Advertising Association (IAA) …

Japan and India are feverishly bridging space and repaving roads in the Indo-Pacific to establish a giant corridor that will link India’s northeast with Vietnam. The gigantic work will merge two parallel initiatives — the New Delhi-led India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway and the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) marshalled by Japan in partnership with Thailand, Laos, and …