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Cyber law misuse a concern, says Supreme Court

Cyber law misuse a concern, says Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over potential misuse of Section 66A of Information Technology Act which makes posting of “offensive” messages on social networking site a crime punishable with a three-year jail term saying that the term ‘offensive’ is “vague” and highly “subjective”. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Rohinton

Twitter to set up R&D facility in Bangalore

Mumbai: Social networking giant, Twitter, plans to set up a research and design centre in Bangalore, its first such facility outside the US, reported the Financial Times on Wednesday. The micro-blogging site wants to accelerate growth in major emerging markets, especially India and Indonesia, which are their two fastest-growing user markets this year. Twitter had

STPI on massive drive to promote start-up ecosystem

Bengaluru: The government seems to be going all out to push the start-up ecosystem in the country. Software Technology Park of India (STPI), which played a pivotal role in building the present day IT outsourcing services industry, is now creating massive infrastructure all across the country with an aim of incubating and promoting the start-up

Skillset a compelling need of Digital India, says Prasad

NEW DELHI: Union telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday said that a ‘skilled India’ is one of the three priority areas for the government which would compliment the ongoing ambitious Digital India and Make in India programs. “Skill India is equally compelling,” said Prasad at the Digital India Summit, organized by Times Television Network. He

NCP leader JitendraAwhad wants Maharashtra govt to allot land to Microsoft

THANE: Senior NCP leader Jitendra Awhad wants the Maharashtra government to allot land to software giant Microsoft Corporation at the proposed Central Business District (CBD) in Thane’s Kalwa area. The proposed CBD is the “best location” for Microsoft to set up its unit, Awhad said, adding that he has urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to

India, Singapore in pact to set up chip-making units here

BENGALURU: As India gets closer to setting up two semiconductor wafer fabrication plants, Singapore companies are looking at setting up manufacturing units here and tap into large engineering talent in the country. To speed up such activity , India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) is signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association

Semiconductor industry warms up to opportunities under ‘Make in India’ programme

Bengaluru: The Indian Electronics and Semiconductor industry body as well as experts on Monday emphasized on the increasing need of indigenizing critical components including core processors and electronics to help the ‘Make in India’ vision a reality. After assuming charge, Prime Minister NarendraModi has been pushing his flagship ‘Make in India’ programme which aims at

Q3 numbers mixed bag for top four IT players

Pune: The third quarter results of the top Indian IT services players have been a mix bag with many surprises. The October-December quarter is generally a slow quarter for the sector still saw players such as Infosys and HCL Technologies showing robust growth, whereas TCS that has been reporting trail blazing numbers for a few

Microsoft releases popular Word, Excel & PowerPoint for free on Android tablets

SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software. It also released an app for its popular Outlook email program to run on Apple Inc’s iPhone and