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"We are bringing work to the desktops of the technology professionals. They will not need to obtain a visa and leave the country in order to cash in on their knowledge and expertise,"

- Sabeer Bhatia, Hotmail founder,

while unveiling the latest version of his Arzoo portal

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Dot-com Disclosure Draft Report Ready

Indian dot-coms will be required to disclose their accounting policies,
says the draft report prepared by the sub-committee of the Malegam
panel on disclosure and valuations for Internet companies.

Read more at:,1942,1281_546331,00.html

Source: India News


India's mobile phone firms expect 100 million subscribers by 2008

from the current level of three million thanks to the explosive demand...

Read more at technology/
afp/article.html? s=singapore/headlines/001221/technology/afp/

Source: "Asian Internet News"

Cancer fears still dog wireless industry

The threat of a barrage of high-profile lawsuits charging cell phone companies with causing brain cancer is emerging just as wireless companies gear up for 2001's new subscriber push.

Source: CNET Dispatch


2001 a turning point for wireless Internet

The year ahead will be a turning point for mobile communications, predicts IBM
network software subsidiary Tivoli. The firm believes that third-generation (3G)
telecommunications services, due to hit the market in the second half of the year, will soon prove more popular than PC access. DAILY/20001227150207849.asp?

Source: Asian WAPWire

E-Mail: "Asian Internet News"

Close-Up Is First Indian Brand Sponsor On MSN Messenger

Hindustan Lever Ltd.'s (HLL) Close-Up has become the first Indian brand to
sponsor MSN Messenger, a popular one-to-one messaging system on A banner of Close-Up appears at least three times on MSN Messenger each time an MSN messenger user logs in during the course of chatting and during log off.


Author: CT Mahabharat

New search engine by Bangalore guy

INDIAN American-founded GeoTouch may be located in Palo Alto, but it has
the ability to virtually transport its users to anywhere in the US. Bangalore-bred
Palasamudram is the man behind the interactive geographic search engine.
GeoTouchs patent-pending technology provides location-based content and
commerce services using a map interface for wired and wireless Web instruments.


Netscape Comes to India

U.S.-based Netscape Communications, best known for its Netscape Navigator Web browser, announced the launch of its India operations with an initial investment of $10 million.

Read more at:,1942,1281_543131,00.html

Source: India News


Contribute to charity while you shop, funded by the Tata's, has committed a part of the revenue from its online sales to charity. The scheme involves a number of parishes running charities for the under-privileged in and around Bangalore city, wherein the on-line shoppers can specifically contribute to their affiliated organization.


Author: S. Balamurugan, Director


Cyquator Technologies plans to set up three world class
data centres

Cyquator Technologies, promoted by media tycoon Subhash Chandra's Sons, plans to invest $18 million (approximately Rs.82 crores) in the next one year to set up three world class data centres in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore...

Source: Times of India dt Dec 25th 2000

Author: Saikat Chatterjee

Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia's Arzoo portal

would enable companies to tap information technology solutions from experts over the Internet - the portal would hook up a network of 2,200 IT professionals worldwide, allowing companies to find answers to quick-fix problems, which otherwise could take vendors days to deal with.

Read more at:
founder_to_tap_global_technology_expertise_with _new_portal.html

Source: "Asian Internet News"


World IT spending to cross one trillion-dollar threshold in 2001

International Data Corp. (IDC) has revealed. Electronic business is forecast to be the "driving force behind spending on information technology hardware, software and services" in 2001. Internet commerce is also projected to cross the 500 billion dollar mark worldwide next year, with the Asia-Pacific accounting for 18 billion dollars.

Source: "Asian Internet News"

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Spyrance is building a Net-based platform for medical transcription

The company, which is backed by a $4 million (Rs.18 crore) funding from the the World Bank, claims that it will be responsible for creating at least 10,000 jobs in the next three years. Another story from the start-up? Perhaps not. Spyrance is banking on building a technology platform for medical transcripltion that will facilitate remote working through the net...

Source: Business World, 1 January 2000

Author: Vidya Vishwanathan

HP to host the Global Summit on the next Generation Internet technology

India's first Global Summit on IPv6 will be held from January 3-5, 2001 in Bangalore. Experts and Delegates from leading international IT companies will be addressing the summit. This will replace the prevailing IPv4 version of Internet protocol. The summit is being hosted by Hewlett Packard's India Software Operations(HP ISO) and marks the launch of Ipv6 forum in India.

Source: Melcole PR

Author: Lakshmi Kanchan, HP



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