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Tech Thursday, 10.0: Your Weekly Tech Update

Are you relatively naïve to Technology and Business? Want to get a mid-week Tech update? MyBangalore offers ‘Tech Thursday’ every Thursday which covers recent happenings in Technology and Business sectors that matters for Bangaloreans.

Android phones are coming
The Apple iPhone failed to live up to the expectations in India due to its wrong pricing strategy. Now Google’s Android powered mobile handsets, manufactured by Samsung and Motorola are gearing up to hit the Indian market by this December. Rich user interface, appstore and competitive pricing are going to be the key differentiators for Android powered phones. Get ready for Google powered mobile phones.

Check out latest applications from: http://www.android.com/

Nokia’s  Netbook
With computing becoming centered around Internet, thin computing is the next big thing that companies are betting on. With PC sales projections showing negative numbers, smaller laptops called ‘Netbooks’ are being launched by companies with greater focus towards Internet access. Now mobile phone manufacturer Nokia (yes, that’s true!) has entered the Netbook market by announcing Nokia 3G booklet. Weighing just 1.25 kgs with Windows 7 operating system, this is going to be another product competing in the same space.

Check out more details at: http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/mini-laptop

‘The Hindu’ get a new look


Followed by Internet majors like Sify and Rediff, the 130 years old ‘The Hindu’ news paper launches a revamped version of their website. Still running under beta, the new interactive Web 2.0 driven website looks much better than in terms of design and user experience. Known for its in-depth news coverage, the change was very much required for the newspaper to provide relevance for youngsters.

Here is the link to revamped beta: http://beta.thehindu.com/

Tata Indicom to distribute HyperOffice
Telecom operators distributing computing services (both hardware and software space) is catching up in India. Followed by BSNL (Nova Net PC) and Airtel (Nivio) now Tata Indicom partners for distributing HyperOffice -- an online version of office collaborative tool in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

HyperOffice website: http://www.hyperoffice.com/


ISRO’s  Bhuvan


Bhuvan -- A Geoportal launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) showcasing Indian Imaging Capabilities in Multi-sensor, Multi-platform and Multi-temporal domain. The portal gives a gateway to explore and discover virtual earth in 3D space with specific emphasis on Indian region. While there are well established killer products like Google Earth available, it is definitely commendable to see such a product launched from India.

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