Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Meet founders of tech superstar Google

If their fathers had realized their original dreams, both founders of tech superstar Google would have become university professors, likely toiling on complex math and computer problems in academic obscurity. ...

Shell, the oil major at the centre of a corporate crisis over its proven reserves, plans to move thousands of jobs to India in an attempt to cut its huge Information Technology budget by 475 million pounds, a spokesman of the company said. [Expressindia - Breaking News]

Back at Work for quite some time ...

I guess I didn't tell that I was back at work from Apr-20. Have been catching up on a lot of things. Will have to sit down some time to write about the vacation trip. Dunno when though !

Nokia sets up R&D unit in India. And, launched two of its CDMA handsets - Nokia 3125 and Nokia 2112 - in the Indian market. [Rediff Business]

Unisys Corporation on Wednesday announced the expansion of its Indian operations with the launch of a new technology development centre in Bangalore with an initial investment of $180 million. [Rediff Business]

Cisco to Host Audio Web Cast to Update Press and Industry Analyst on its Wireless Strategy [Headlines and News Releases]

Netgear debuts on the NW200 with distinction as the most productive company. [Cisco news from Network World Fusion]

Friday, April 23, 2004

Legislation is being drafted in California to prevent Google from releasing Gmail because of concerns that the e-mail service violates privacy rights by searching incoming e-mail for keywords, which it then turns into advertising. [Wired News: Business]

Thursday, April 22, 2004

The world's second largest chip maker AMD is to set up a design centre in Bangalore in India. [BBC News | Technology]

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Vacation time

Have been away from office for about a week and will still be away for another. Have been spending time at XLRI for about a week on account of the on-campus component of my PGCBM course.

More on XLRI in future posts.

At the moment, I'm looking forward to my "real" vacation :) Planning to travel to Calutta, Darjeeling, Gangtok, ... Except for the train tickets for the major sections of the journey and a return ticket to Chennai by air, we haven't got any other bookings (for travel or stay) done. Given that this is the tourist season, we can expect some amount of crowds in all those locations !! Lucky us if we happen to get any form of decent accomodation in moderate prices.

Should hopefully be posting my experiences on this trip here (if not during travel, at least after coming back) !!

Friday, April 02, 2004

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Infosys, Wipro team up for bank deal [Hindustan Times: Business]

HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi seems to be in no mood to listen but when the head of the world's top B-school gives advice gratis, it's perhaps worth it to put it on record. That, too, when the HRD Ministry itself flaunts Harvard to justify its IIM fee-cut. [The Indian Express]

Search player Google is getting into the e-mail game. The company is testing Gmail, a free Web-based e-mail service that leverages the company's dominance in search. [Google Top Stories]