Facebook assures users of fixing bug

Social networking giant Facebook has promised it users to fix a bug, which reportedly deleted email contacts from their mobile phones.

High-speed web connections via satellite

For consumers in remote areas, the brightest hope for quickly joining the next Internet revolution is sky-high.A handful of companies are behind an aggressive effort to use satellites to beam down web pages at speeds dozens of times faster than standard dial-up connections.

Internet opens up to Asian domain names

The master keeper of dot-com names has begun accepting non-English characters as the next step in making the world-wide web truly global.The move on Thursday evening came over the objections of some Internet engineers who fear the move is premature and could lead to a fouling of their works and a segregation of websites.

Commtouch ties up with Verisign for secure wireless email and messaging service

Commtouch (NSADAQ: CTCH), a worldwide leader in out source email and messaging solutions, announced on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) to provide secure transaction applications for wireless consumers worldwide. Commtouch is the first email and messaging services provider for Verisign's wireless developer program and is teaming with Verisign to deliver a number of secure wireless transaction services ranging from authentication services to secure payment s

Teen known as ‘mafiaboy’ to plead guilty in web attacks

A teen-ager computer hacker known as ‘mafiaboy’ has agreed to plead guilty to a series attacks on high-profile internet sites including CNN, Yahoo and others.

Global Iinfosystems plans public offering

The Rs 14 crore Online Education and it consultancy company Global Infosystems Ltd will offload 40 per cent of its equity through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to fund its Rs 20 crore expansion plan in next one year.

Curtain falls on Asia's biggest IT event

Asia's biggest Information
Technology event in cyber capital concluded in Banglore on Sunday as IT
companies wrapped up deals and some three lakh people visited it during the five-day mega show.

Discovery channel to air episodes of ‘birth of net age’

Internet buffs are in for a week of long treat starting November 19, when Discovery channel would air five episodes of the ‘birth of the net age’, the spread of the web, the information war and the future of the net.

FICCI launches Japanese edition of ficci.com

Federation of Indian Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Monday launched Japanese edition
of its website ficci.com for promoting trade and investment
flow between Japan and India.

Indians figure prominently in all three e-biz challenge wins

Three software wizards from Pune, who were part of a team that developed the world famous Param series of supercomputers, were among the three winners in the Dubai internet city e-biz challenge for world class innovative business ideas.

Patricia Hewitt's visits India to promote ties

British Minister in charge of Information Technology Patricia Hewitt embarks on a week-long visit to India from tomorrow to promote trade and investment between the two countries particularly in Information and Communication Technology Sector.

IBM launches on-line shopping facility

IBM India Limited on Tuesday announced the launch of shop IBM - its online shopping facility.

Its cyber-veggies now in a cyber garden

Busy Londoners who would love to grow their own vegetables but do not have time or space can now rent their own net garden.

Quantum launches Atlas 10k III for high performance

Quantum Corporation's hard disk drive group on Friday announced the Atlas 10k III disk drive for high performance workstations, enterprise servers and storage subsystems.

Railways to introduce Net booking

Railways will implement a project to enable booking of tickets on Internet as part of its promotion of better services.

EU Clears AOL's Time Warner Buy

The European Commission said on Wednesday that it had approved with conditions the Internet giant America Online Inc.'s $135 billion acquisition of company Time Warner Inc.

Wipro Net launches ISP services in Hyderbad

In a bid to quicken customer traffic, Wipro Net Ltd on Monday announced the launch of Internet services in Hyderabad,
offering premium services like five e-mail IDs for each connection,
free home installation and mail manager for every mail ID and 5MB space.

Low PC, Internet penetration hurdles to e-business: Andersen

Amid various reports on
encouraging infotech penetration in India, global consultant
Arthur Andersen has identified the low personal computer and
Internet base in the country as major hurdles for healthy
e-commerce growth.

Scent-sational: Send fragrances over the Net!

It would now be possible to send a loved one a
Valentine's Day screen image of roses accompanied by the
corresponding fragrance, thanks to a startling innovation to be marketed by France Telecom
next year.

Disabled-friendly Movies on Web

Movies, Broadway theatre productions, museum tours, special live events, educative programmes , all these can be now accessed by a blind person free of cost.

Japan based NTT to tie up with NIIT

The $ seven billion Japanese Systems Integrator NTT data has engaged NIIT global e-business solutions corporation to create a business-to-consumer communication portal.

Phoenix joins hands with CA

Phoenix Global Solutions (PGS), a multinational has joined hands with Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) to jointly develop and deliver mission-critical Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) solutions worldwide.

E-mail sans plug in

A software firm in Hyderabad has claimed to have produced a compact and portable electronic product that can send and receive e-mails, sans plug in.

Delhi govt to launch e-governance initiatives

Delhi State Industrial Corporation (DSIC) is to open a chain of franchisee cyber cafes across the capital which will function as centres of e-governance and an interface between the people and the various government agencies.

Making news on the Net

News is big news on the Internet. And every dot com worth its second round of VC funding, is making sure that NEWS is what they put right up front, says Rumman Ahmed.

Asia's largest Internet conference opens in India

Internet leaders from 173 companies assembled Wednesday to take stock of how the Web is transforming economies and touching poor nations like India, which has emerged as a global computer software leader.

Band-X to invest upto $10 million in India

UK-based Band-X, an online exchange for telecom and Internet capacity, would invest upto $10 million in India to launch a trading floor in Mumbai allowing Indian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to
buy capacity based on market price.

Carlson hospitality approaches FIPB to set up e-com venture

Carlson hospitality India will approach the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) soon to set up an e-commerce venture '24k gold points Pvt Ltd' with a10 to 15 million dollar foreign investment.

Godrej, Boyce launch website

Godrej and Boyce's copier business division has launched its web site www.godrejcopytech.com

Commerce One to establish regional e-market place in India

The global e-commerce solutions provider, Commerce One will soon establish a regional e-marketplace in India for facilitating direct contact between domestic buyers and sellers in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and
Maldives besides India.