THEHINDU SEP-2016. The digital classified industry is projected to grow three times to $1.2 billion, on the back of growing smartphone penetration and Internet user base, according to a joint-report by Google and KPMG.
FIRSTPOST NOV-2016. India leads the world in the digital transformation business impact scorecard, according to a global survey conducted by CA Technologies with Coleman Parkes. It reveals that firms in India are seeing the greatest business impact from their digital transformation investments.
Also See. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/india-leads-in-business-impact-scorecard-in-digital-transformation-survey-by-ca-technologies/articleshow/55308352.cms
THEHINDU NOV-2016. The scrapping of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes has given a thrust to digital transactions with m-wallet providers such as Paytm, Freecharge and MobiKwik seeing a spike in usage within hours of the demonetisation announcement.
ECONOMICSTIMES APR-2016. Available on Android and iOS platforms, the app chronicles the milestones of the $150 billion-worth IT sector, which is today one of the major forces behind India's global identity.
LIVEMINT AUG-2016. Launched in October 2015 by a pair of Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University graduates, UltraCash was developed keeping in mind the limitations of near-field communication (NFC) wireless technology-based tap and pay mechanism.
FINANCIALEXPRESS NOV-2016. Airtel Payments Bank Limited or Airtel Bank, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited on Wednesday rolled out a pilot of its banking services in Rajasthan. The pilot is aimed at testing systems and processes ahead of a full scale pan Indian launch. With this, Airtel Bank became the first payments bank in the country to go live.
THEHINDU SEP-2016. To help parents and children access information about child safety, Enfold Proactive Health Trust, in association with UNICEF, has launched the ‘Surakshith App’.
BUSINESS-STANDARD/IANS MAY-2017 Even though the number of internet users in India is expected to reach 420 million by June, there is still lack of awareness about password management among the masses, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks, experts said on Thursday, designated as World Password Day.
LIVEMINT APR-2016.There are more than 350 million Indians online, and each month, millions more use the Internet for the first time. Whether in the big cities or villages, people across the country are excited to make the latest technology a part of their lives.
FINANCIALEXPRESS APR-2016. US enterprise software maker Oracle is very optimistic about the government’s Digital India, Make in India and Startup India initiatives. It also sees bright prospects for its cloud solutions which give governments an opportunity to re-imagine technology as an affordable, operational expense.
FIRSTPOST MAY-2016. The creation of Payment Banks in India heralds the future direction of the country’s banking industry – un-bundling of banking services. Digitalisation is a very important part of that. Soon, we will have asset-light, technology-intensive Payment Banks reaching their services to the farthest corners of the country.
From NEWINDIANEXPRESS.COM. “India stands 7th as the cheapest country to own a mobile phone as the average monthly cost is only Rs 196 in 2015 against Rs 188.5 in 2014.”
CIOL.COM 21-MAR-2016. “After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Cisco’s executive chairman John Chambers said that “India is well positioned to lead in digitisation” adding that his company will collaborate closely with state governments on strategic initiatives.”
BUSINESS-STANDARD AUG-2016. Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) major Dabur India is moving fast to open an online platform where it might sell products of other companies, along with its own. The platform might go live next year. It would sell ayuveda-based health care products, along with providing information on ailments and therapy.
THEHINDU DEC-2016. Digitisation and IT are changing the landscape of healthcare and health insurance ecosystem in the country. PM’s initiative of ‘Digital India’ has given a further boost to digitisation that will help in the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Health Information Systems in the sector, according to FICCI-QuintilesIMS study.
INDIANEXPRESS MAY-2016. Major firms, startups are lining up to invest in this lucrative convergance of healthcare & technology. According to Accenture, Internet of Things is giving way to Internet of Me for better patient care.
FINANCIALEXPRESS MAY-2016. “There is increased demand in this niche segment on account of a number of government-led initiatives, such as Digital India, Startup India, adoption of JAM (Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar, Mobile),”…
TIMESOFINDIA/TNN DEC-2016. The government's demonetisation move, and the subsequent cash crunch, has led to a surge in digital payments.
According to the government data, the number of daily transactions through e-wallet services such as Oxigen, Paytm and MobiKwik has shot up from 17 lakh — recorded on November 8 when demonetisation was announced — to 63 lakh as on December 7 (a growth of 271%).
BUSINESS-STANDARD DEC-2016. Groceries and entertainment might be Amazon’s key to making e-commerce a habit among its customers in India and score over local rival Flipkart. For Amazon, 2017 in India would be all about making e-commerce a habit among its customers. For that, it would be concentrating on daily groceries via AmazonNow and online video-streaming service Amazon Prime Video.
BUSINESS-STANDARD APR-2016. E-commerce giants are piggybacking on the government's Make in India initiative to get a foothold in rural markets and expand their merchant base.
THEHINDU NOV-2016. E-wallet companies are seeing a sudden surge in customer base and transactions following the Centre’s demonetisation move, according to netCORE Solutions, whose clients include Citrus Pay, Mobikwik and Ola Money.
BUSINESS-STANDARDMAY-2016. An analysis of the top 500 new free apps shows that these election-related apps have given a tough competition to bestseller games like Angry Birds Action, Lion Kingdom…
BUSINESS-STANDARD SEP-2016. From October 1, opening an e-insurance account has become compulsory for buyers of new policies. The insurer whom you are buying the policy from will facilitate the process of opening this account. Existing policyholders will have to initiate the process themselves.
ECONOMICTIMES MAR-2017. Ericsson and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly roll out a '5G for India' program.To this regard, Ericsson will set up a Center of Excellence with a 5G test bed and incubation center at IIT Delhi and use this facility to drive the development of the country's 5G ecosystem.
Also See. http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/ericsson-collaborates-with-iit-delhi-to-launch-5g-for-india-program-117033000513_1.html
BUSINESS-STANDARD APR-2016. Ericsson, a Sweden-based telecom equipment firm, has won its first deal in India in the utilities space. It is to install 15,000 smart meters in Assam over the next three years, for a public sector power company.
THEHINDU NOV-2016. An automated emergency response to hazardous pollution levels is needed to improve air quality in Delhi, environmentalists said on Monday — a day after the Delhi government announced several short-term measures.
YAHOO.COM APR-2017. FB is reportedly contemplating venturing into the Indian digital payments market through its Internet messaging service, WhatsApp. The company has invited applicants for the role of Digital Transactions Lead, India, on its website. WhatsApp said that it was looking for candidates with knowledge of India and its culture as well as the ability to understand and explain India’s digital payment initiatives like UPI, BHIM app and Aadhar number.
BUSINESSINSIDER APR-2016.FreeCharge's recently launched Chat-n-Pay service enables customers to connect and pay via chat with E-Rickshaw drivers in less than 5 seconds. The drivers can register themselves as a merchant at zero investment, on the Chat-n-Pay platform by simply adding their banking details.
FINANCIALEXPRESS MAY-2016. The entire business of distributing consumer packaged goods (CPG) in India is on the cusp of change being driven by digital technologies. Over the past few quarters, top line growth has been a challenge for fast moving consumer goods companies not just in India, but across other Asian markets including China and Indonesia.
LIVEMINT SEP-2016. The Google India celebrated its 18th birthday by announcing five new products tailored for the India market at its ‘Google for India’ event in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Also See. http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/google-station-could-be-the-next-big-step-towards-digital-india-337704.html
NEWS18 APR-2016. Pushing ahead its idea of offering high speed internet connectivity in the country, Google announced the launch of its free WiFi service at nine more railway stations in India.
Also See. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Google-RailTel-expand-free-WiFi-reach-cover-9-more-stations/articleshow/51839980.cms
THEHINDU/PTI SEP-2016. Cab aggregators Uber and Ola are breaking new ground as they have started providing taxi services to government departments at special rates.
SELLERS.SNAPDEAL. One part of Incredible India that has evolved into something bigger in the past few years is Digital India. If you’re reading this article, you’re a part of it.
MASHABLEMAY-2016. IBM is giving the RashtrapatiBhavan, the sprawling residence and office of India's President, a digital makeover through its smart city solutions. The company will focus on helping the estate manage its existing infrastructure and utilities, especially waste, energy, water and security, more efficiently.
Also See. http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/rashtrapati-bhavan-goes-smart-with-ibm-s-help/story-rLVMaryyIkZlC2rujjl87O.html
Other Links. http://computer.financialexpress.com/news/rashtrapati-bhavan-transformed-into-a-smart-township/17565/
TIMESOFINDIA AUG-2016. Riding on this opportunity are several Indian companies like Fiona Solitaires and auto aggregator Jugnoo who have integrated with the game to draw customers and drive sales.
ECONOMICTIMES MAR-2017 Hewlett-Packard today unveiled its first Centre of Excellence (CoE) in India to showcase locally developed solutions that have the potential to digitally transform the country. HP has built this facility in alignment with the Government's Digital India initiative, to offer solutions that solve real life problems with technological innovations.
BUSINESS-STANDARD, FINANCIALEXPRESS, SENECAGLOBE APR-2016. Reiterating its commitment to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Digital India initiative, global printer and personal computer major HP announced it was bolstering its participation to digitally transform the country. The company is looking to “strengthen” three key digital pillars — creation of digital infrastructure, facilitating digital literacy and delivering services digitally — in the country.
Also See. http://www.financialexpress.com/article/india-news/oracle-invests-400-mn-in-bengaluru-hub-digital-india-start-up-india-schemes-lauded/233433/
Other Links. http://www.senecaglobe.com/hp-inc-nysehpq-looking-strengthen-3-major-digital-pillars-creation-digital-infrastructure-india-international-business-machines-nyseibm/320797/
ZDNET MAY-2016. Head of research at Nasscom, Achyuta Ghosh, said that while global tech spending witnessed a sluggish growth, the Indian IT-BPM (Business Process Management) industry grew in double digits and the revenues from the IT-BPM exports stood at $108 billion. India accounted for 56 percent of the global outsourcing market last year compared with 52 percent in 2012.
REUTERS NOV-2016. The Indian central bank on Tuesday doubled the balance that can be kept in prepaid wallets and cards to 20,000 rupees ($292) to help small merchants get paid electronically after the government withdrew high value bills.
BUSINESS-STANDARD OCT-2016. The government and industry have come together to prepare a road map for creating a platform for digital and cyber security products and solution companies. This includes creating a special fund for cyber security start-ups and grooming them to build local solutions to tackle internet security challenges.
IBTIMES AUG-2016. The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) application on Thursday went live for these banks, enabling customers to authorise outlets to generate bills and accept payments using "unique virtual address" created for customers by the UPI app.
EXCHANGE4MEDIA NEWS SERVICE AUG-2016. According to a latest joint study by ASSOCHAM-KPMG, India is expected to have a total of 180 million smart phones by 2019. This will contribute to 13.5 percent of the total global smart phone market as compared to 7.6 percent at present.
BUSINESS-STANDARD SEP-2016. To minimise risks amid rising cyber threats, Indian enterprises are moving from the traditional prevention approach of protecting themselves from cyber attacks to detection and response approach —detecting threats to pre-empt attacks.
ECONOMICTIMES OCT-2016. A digital wave is sweeping across the $17 billion Indian pharmaceutical industry and companies are dumping old ways of marketing for newer technology, a survey of 20 top drug makers in the country has found. This new technology ranges from scientific detailing to doctors to using newer algorithms for better insights into issues like patient compliance.
THEHINDU AUGUST-2016. The number of Internet users in India is likely to more than double to 730 million by 2020, according to a new report. As per the report ‘The Future of Internet in India’, compiled by Nasscom and Akamai Technologies, there were about 330 million Internet users in the country as of December 2015.
IANS / HINDUSTANTIMES MAY-2016. An analysis released last month, the Ficci-KPMG report on the Indian media and entertainment industry, has said India’s digital advertising spending will reach around $4 billion by 2020, translating into a 26% share of the total Indian ad market.
SCOOPWHOOP MAY-2016. In yet another feather in the cap to the Central government's Make in India as well as the Digital India campaigns, the world's first regional operating system (OS) Indus is now the second most popular, surpassing global tech giants like Apple and Microsoft.
Also See. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/indus-pips-apple-microsoft-to-take-second-spot-in-smartphone-operating-system-market/articleshow/52159072.cms
Other Links. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Firstouch-rebrands-to-Indus-OS-raises-5-million-Series-A-led-by-Omidyar-Network/articleshow/50644328.cms
THEHINDU/IANS NOV-2016. Tapping into social media posts on photo-sharing platforms like Instagram, Flickr and Panoramio can help identify people’s opinions on scenic landscapes, and preserve the spots from the effects of urbanisation, researchers say.
THEHINDUBUSINESSLINE 5-APR-2016. Bachelor of Vocational Education in Electronics Manufacturing Services – started in January this year.
TIMESOFINDIA.INDIATIMESMAY-2016. …the company said it is collaborating with leading device manufacturers, education digital content and publishers and education solution providers to build end-to-end solutions that promote the use of technology in India's education sector.
INC42 APR-2016. There are millions of Hindi speakers (with no or limited knowledge in English) who would like to be on the Internet. Unfortunately, there weren’t many options till a few years ago. IIT Mumbai alumnus Amitesh Mishra, along with his friends Kalpnesh Gupta and Nikhil Tiwari, chose to channel their startup aspirations in creating one such option for the unprivileged majority.
TECH FIRSTPOST APR-2016. In a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India and Digital India initiatives, Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco is eyeing a manufacturing base along with research and development centres in the country, the company’s vice chairman and co-founder has said.
BUSINESS-STANDARD MAY-2016. Korean chaebol LG Electronics is looking at building a local component base for its business in the country, even as the central government urges foreign-based entities to begin manufacturing under the Make in India programme.
ECONOMICTIMES SEPT-2016. American technology giant Microsoft is setting up a cybersecurity centre in the heart of New Delhi to arm governments and private agencies with all-round intelligence on cyber attacks within the country.
BUSINESS-STANDARD SEP-2016. Government jobs are on the minds of millions of Indians, according to search engine giant Google. There is a 48 per cent rise from last year in the number of people seeking government jobs, according to a report, Digital Classifieds in India 2020, launched on Wednesday by Google and KPMG.
THEHINDU AUG-2016. Technology is playing a big role in the ongoing Krishna Pushkarams. The tech-savvy Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has asked officials to use the latest technology for effective networking of the huge contingent of government officers and staff besides deploying scores of volunteers working round the clock for making the 12-day-long festival a success in Krishna, Guntur and Kurnool districts.
THEQUINT OCT-2016. An India-based company is letting users in the country write mails in more than one language. A company has launched the world's first free "linguistic email service" in eight Indian languages, under the name DataMail.
LIVEMINT MAY-2016. There has been a 10% year-on-year jump in mobile bookings to the current 32% this year. Indians are becoming more tech-savvy when it comes to planning their holidays.
BUSINESS-STANDARD DEC-2016. Digitisation and IT are changing the landscape of healthcare and health insurance ecosystem in the country. PM’s initiative of ‘Digital India’ has given a further boost to digitisation that will help in the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Health Information Systems in the sector, according to FICCI-QuintilesIMS study.
FINANCIALEXPRESS APR-2016. In a bid to cater to the needs of organisations that seek independence and security while transitioning to the cloud to reap its potential benefits, global software major Oracle launched a service in India to bring its public cloud in customers’ data centres and also announced a $400 mn investment in the country.
BUSINESSINSIDER MAY-2016. Gurgaon-based PayU India and Noida-based Paytm have got themselves the first in-principle approvals for operating as a Bharat Bill Payments Operating Unit (BBPOU), which would allow them to offer interoperable bill payment service to their consumers, who will now be able to pay all their bills anytime and anywhere under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS).
Also See. http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/oxigen-payu-india-receive-approval-for-bharat-bill-payment-system/257427/
Other Links. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2016-05-17/news/73151796_1_digital-india-non-bank-entities-the-reserve-bank
LIVEMINT MAY-2016. State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest lender, launched mVisa, a mobile-based payments solution. ICICI Bank Ltd and Axis Bank Ltd also offer mVisa-based payment solutions.
Also See. https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/44978/14492424/mVisa-+a+mobile-based+payments+solution.pdf/c1546809-42b3-460e-be0c-c34a3c192c9f
TIMESOFINDIA-STANDARD SEP-2016. It is in this backdrop that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call of ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, or ‘Smart Cities’, requires the entire ecosystem to move from vision to mission mode. Bearing this in mind, Project Management Institute (PMI) in association with The Economic Times organized a panel discussion as part of the CXO Round Table Series onthe theme of ‘Project Management: Indispensable for Vision India’. Discussing topics across the discipline of project management, various eminent personalities assembled to share their wealth of experience. S Radha Chauhan, President & CEO, National eGovernance Division said," Some of the things that India has done are also learnings for our global partners. For instance, the project management of elections in India.”
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TIMESOFINDIA.INDIATIMES MAY-2016. The public cloud services market in India will grow plus-30% in 2016, according to research firm Gartner Inc.
LIVEMINT AUG-2016. While Makaan.com (Elara Technologies Pte Ltd) has already introduced such a system, Quikr.com (Quikr India Pvt. Ltd) has a basic user rating option and is planning to enhance it with more inputs. MagicBricks.com (Magicbricks Reality Services Ltd) has tied up with Crisil Ratings to come up with a broker certification system.
EXCHANGE4MEDIA AUG-2016. Over the past 24 hours, Reliance Digital stores are witnessing their own Apple moment – a phenomenon unheard of in India.
BUSINESS-STANDARD AUG-2016. Through its partnership with StoreKing and Payworld, the e-commerce player is targeting to reach 300,000 offline, high-traffic small stores in rural India over the next 18 months.
MUMBAIMIRROR MARCH-2017. Samsung has announced the launch of its flagship mobile payments service in the country. Apart from allowing users to simply tap and pay on the go using their registered cards, the service, Samsung Pay, has integrated Paytm as well as the government’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) into the application, the South Korean giant announced.
TIMESOFINDIA/TNN DEC-2016 Coca-Cola India (CCI), Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCBPL) and State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to enable 2.6 million retailers and 5,000 distributors to conduct business transactions digitally.As part of this partnership, training sessions will be arranged to help small retailers enhance their digital skills and understand the benefits of adopting cashless transactions.
BUSINESS-STANDARD OCT-2016. After fighting it out on the roads, cab aggregators Uber and Ola are set for a face-off outside railway stations. According to a proposal, users who book tickets through the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) app would be able to schedule a ride with a cab aggregator at a future date and time
FINANCIALEXPRESS JAN-2016. Google CEO Sundar Pichai hosted a tech event on January 4, in New Delhi and the focus was primarily on small and medium enterprises in India. In the event, was also present, Union minister for Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad and many senior executives from Google. Highlighting the importance of digitisation, Pichai said at the event that with the internet even small business...
TIMESOFINDIA MAY-2016. It's not just convenience that is drawing small businesses to marketplaces but also transparency in pricing.
This is how Western Digital is solving one of the most important barriers to Digital India initiative
BUSINESSINSIDER APR-2016. Western Digital, a leading American computer data storage company, is solving the problem through its personal cloud solutions called My Cloud.
VOICENDATA 5-APR-2016. The growing dependence of the state and center on e-governance projects has been paving the way for a vibrant ICT sector in the country. Digital India will allow devices to think independently and make smart decisions on their own, while connected systems will top the chart of emerging trends in 2016.
INDIANEXPRESS APR-2017. Twitter has announced Twitter Lite, which is a global product out of India, and a new partnership with Vodafone in India. Twitter Lite as the name suggests is a more data friendly version of the website, designed for mobile web, and is addressed towards markets like India where internet connectivity remains an issue. Twitter Lite is based on Google’s progressive web apps.
BUSINESS-STANDARD MAY-2016. With 5G looming over the horizon, the government is of the view that data services like 3G and 4G should be given out to the rural customers for a nominal charge.
LIVEMINT MAY-2016. Over the last one year, it (Tata Trusts) has trained over 3,000 volunteers in using tablets to collect data, conduct rural appraisal processes and make village development plans.
BUSINESS-STANDARD MAR-2017. Facing intense competition from cash-rich Reliance Jio, the Aditya Birla Group and British telecom giant Vodafone Plc on Monday announced the merger of their Indian wireless telephony businesses, creating the largest telecom operator in the country.
DNAINDIA APR-2016. State Bank of India (SBI) is fighting a long battle in the technology space. The country's largest bank has managed to migrate about a tenth of its 280 million customers to the internet platform.
ENTREPRENEUR JAN-2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to unveil the eight edition of Vibrant Gujarat, one of the biggest investment summits in India on January 9, 2017. The Summit is expected to attract participation from 9 renowned Nobel Laureates along with heads of states and governments, ministers, leaders from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world.
THEHINDU OCT-2016. The World Bank Group will bring out an ‘ease of living’ index that will rank cities globally, even as it is looking at tweaking the methodology used in its country-wise ease of doing business rankings to better capture reforms being carried out in large and diverse nations like India.