BlackBerry to Launch its Q10 in India on June 6

Global smartphone maker BlackBerry is all set to launch its most waited QWERTY keyboard enabled device BlackBerry Q10 in India on June 6
Global smartphone maker BlackBerry is all set to launch its most waited QWERTY keyboard enabled device BlackBerry Q10 in India on June 6 of the current year. A private source reportedly revealed that the company is now working on the final processing, and it will soon be sending especial invites to the event very soon.

Two weeks back India’s one of the leading online shopping portal Snapdeal listed BlackBerry Q10 for pre-orders. The interested buyers need to spend Rs. 1,000 in order to pre-book the upcoming smartphone. The shopping website had mentioned that the Q10 would be released on the 4th week of May at the time of listing the product. However, now it is confirmed that the mobile handset will make its grand launch in the first week of June.

BlackBerry didn’t reveal any words whatsoever on what will be the final price for Indian market of the BlackBerry Q10.

Amazon Web Services Unveils Web Identity Service Compatible with Facebook and Google

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently unveiled a new web identity service that is fully compatible with web giants like Google and Facebook
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently unveiled a new web identity service that is fully compatible with web giants like Google and Facebook and its own AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

This new service will allow its coveted developers to grant authorization for a temporary period of time to people who will be using these three services. It will also help to simplify the development process as all the Identity Management for now of course is done by AWS itself.

This newly developed app can manage all the server-side code without any long time credentials. That’s not all; the service is also introducing a new AWS Security Token Service (STS) API, which allows for temporary identity security credentials for the users who have been authenticated by Google, Amazon or Facebook.

Google to engage in operating Wireless Networks in Afro-Asian Markets

Internet giant Google is expected to operate wireless networks in markets of Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
Internet giant Google is expected to be involved heavily in a number of key projects to engage in operating and creating wireless networks in some of the most emerging markets including the likes of Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article recently about this would be projects of Google. In the article WSJ said that this effort would be able to connect at least 1 billion (expected to be more than this) new people to the internet if everything goes according to the plan.

The article also mentioned Google’s noble efforts to create the scope of using internet by building wireless networks for a large number of people who eventually live outside the area of important and advanced major cities. These staggering cities do not have any internet connections whatsoever, not even wired networks. There all these modern technologies are scarce only, according to a latest report of News.com.au.

China’s ZTE is now the 3rd Largest Smartphone Suppliers in United States

ZTE has become the 3rd largest smartphone supplier in the United States, as its overall prepaid market share increased to huge 17 per cent in 2012.
China-based ZTE has become the 3rd largest smartphone supplier in the United States, as its overall prepaid market share in the country for the smartphone category has increased to huge 17 per cent in the first financial quarter of 2013.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published these figures in its report after studying the detailed analysis of ITG Market Research. ZTE is eventually one of the best smartphone makers of the world, and it is achieving continuous progress in various key markets in past few years.

The People's Daily, which is basically a China based state-owned daily newspaper, has also published a report on the Chinese vendor last Friday. According to that report last year ZTE earned the tag of the fastest growing smartphone vendor in the United States.

Samsung Launched Galaxy Star in India for Rs. 5,240

Samsung Electronics officially launched Galaxy Star, the cheapest smartphone of its Galaxy series in India at Rs. 5,240.
South Korea-based global mobile device maker Samsung Electronics officially launched Galaxy Star in India to hold its coveted pole position in the country’s smartphone market. Galaxy Star is eventually the cheapest smartphone of Samsung’s most popular Galaxy series, and it will cost Rs. 5,240.

Mr. Vineet Taneja, who is the current Samsung Mobile Country Head, announced an official statement about the launch in the city of dreams Mumbai. In that statement he said, “Galaxy Star is a device that provides superior value to consumers based on its features, intuitive performance and design features. We want more and more feature phone users to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Star."

Being the cheapest device on the series, Galaxy Star will mostly compete with Nokia’s most popular ‘Asha’ series of smartphones, which are perfectly suited for similar price range. ‘Star’ will also have to compete with the similar offerings (price and features) with the likes of local Indian companies like Karbonn and Micromax.

Wipro came 3rd in IAOP’s Top 100 Global Outsourcing List

Wipro Ltd announced that it managed to find a name for itself amongst the top three in the '2013 Global Outsourcing 100'' list.
Wipro Ltd, which is a global outsourcing, consulting and information technology company, recently proudly announced that it managed to find a name for itself amongst the top three in the '2013 Global Outsourcing 100'' list. Surely Wipro is literally ‘applying thoughts’ and I hope it will continue to do so.

What is IAOP?
The list was compiled by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) after analyzing the performances of various companies on the annual basis. IAOP is basically a global organization, which is dedicated to set the standards of the companies that run their businesses worldwide. It is also an advocate for the ultimate profession of outsourcing.

Wipro’s improvement from the last year

Wipro was ranked 7th in the same list for the previous year, so this year it managed to improve its position by four places, as this year it has been placed in the 3rd. Wipro is doing exceptionally well businesses for past few years.

What is ‘Global Outsourcing 100’ list?

This is the 8th version of the IAOP’s list. In this list it eventually compiles the annual ranking of the world’s leading outsourcing advisors and service providers. The list is named as ‘Global Outsourcing 100’, and it includes companies across the whole world. It is easily understandable that it covers almost the full spectrum of global outsourcing service providers under its umbrella.

Yahoo acquires ‘PlayerScale’, Popular Gaming Cross-Platform Company

Internet giant Yahoo! completed yet another acquisition of a popular start up ‘PlayerScale’ on which various popular power games played on various devices
On last Thursday the internet giant Yahoo! completed yet another acquisition of a popular start up ‘PlayerScale’ on which various popular power games played on devices like tablets, consoles, smartphones or personal computers.

You all know that just a few days back Yahoo splurged $1.1 billion to acquire popular blogging platform Tumbler to attract the youth. The company added that a large part of the online audiences is belonged to the youth and teenagers, and to buy out Tumbler is a part of its well-planned move to woo them.

The news that Yahoo bought yet another company, which is Northern California-based PlayerScale, came to us just three days after the Tumbler buy-out. It looks like Yahoo is in a mood of acquiring companies to bring back its lost glory from the current internet king Google.

Yahoo eventually mailed an official statement to AFP to confirm the news. In that statement Yahoo said, Today we acquired PlayerScale. We intend to continue to support and grow PlayerScale's technology, and we look forward to building great new experiences on Yahoo! using the PlayerScale platform."

Amazon’s Appstore for Android is now available in India too

Amazon has expanded one of its most popular offerings ‘Appstore for Android’ to around 200 countries across the world including India.
Amazon has expanded one of its most popular offerings ‘Appstore for Android’ to around 200 countries across the world including the likes of India, Australia, Mexico and Brazil too. Last month Amazon announced that it will undergo a vast expansion, and now it has finally completed it.

The ‘Appstore for Android’ is already available in UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and France. This latest global expansion is just increasing its availability, as it has already proved its credibility, and received appreciations from its users.

Amazon has updated the Appstore for Android to version 5.0, the most advanced one. You can easily download Appstore on your own Android device after enabling 'installation of apps from unknown sources' settings.

The world famous company decided to celebrate this launch. For that it is bringing back the Free Apps of the Day offer. The users will be able to download "Fruit Ninja’ on May 23, and “Cut the Rope: Experiments” on May 24 for free.


Samsung already Sold 10 million Galaxy S4 Units Worldwide

Samsung Electronics announced that the overall number of sales of its latest offering Galaxy S4 have crossed 10 million mark.
The world’s largest smartphone maker Samsung Electronics announced that the overall number of sales of its latest offering Galaxy S4 have crossed 10 million mark. This smartphone was launched in late April of this year, and it earned the tag of fastest selling smartphone of the company with these solid sales outcomes.

On this Thursday, Samsung announced that it will expand the sales of Galaxy S4 to 327 carriers in 155 countries BY June 2013. The Korean tech firm is giving the full priority on the global role out plan of action to its best device till date. S4 released in India 26th April with a price tag of Rs 41,500. Eventually it is selling in the markets of around 60 countries including the likes of United States, United Kingdom, and some leading European countries.

Samsung launched S4 to counter the popular iPhone series of Apple Inc., and till now it has been able to keep an upper edge to its competitor. The demand for this smartphone device is increasing with every day, even the distributors are pushing the suppliers for more and more units. In fact the supply issues have also snarled the US role out procedure through some of the carriers of the company.

Internet Connections in India Likely to Surpass 380 Million by 2017: Study

A recent study revealed that the total number of Internet connections in India is very much likely to surpass at least 380 million by the year of 2017.
A recent study revealed that the total number of Internet connections in India is very much likely to surpass at least 380 million by the year of 2017. Now days Indians are very much comfortable with the Internet World, and they are very much active in social media sites like Facebook, Twitter too.

The study added that it is growing with a very steady rate (35%) annually, which is great indeed. Indians are coping up with the leading countries, as currently they are also making full use of the advantages of the Internet.

The study was conducted by Assocham and Yes Bank, it mainly focused to the Driving Growth of New Media. The following is a very small excerpt from the published study paper of Assocham-Yes Bank.

“Growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 35 percent, total number of Internet connections in India is expected to surpass 380 mn by 2017 from the current level of 168 mn."

Facebook and Twitter Unveiled Applications for Google Glass

World’s top two social networking websites Facebook and Twitter both unveiled especially designed applications for Google Glass.
World’s top two social networking websites Facebook and Twitter both unveiled especially designed applications for Google Glass. For your information, Google is developing Google Glass, which is basically a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD). Google Glass can show information in a smartphone like hands free format. And it can also be able to connect with the internet via voice commands.

Google Glass is such a product, which is first of its kind. Eventually this Google’s product already received recognition by Times Magazine as one of the ‘Best inventions of 2012’. Google is trying to get into partnerships with leading Sunglass retailers like Ray-Ban, and it may also come up with its own retails stores to allow the interested customers to own the device.

On May 2013, Google itself unveiled the grand release of seven new apps, which are fully compatible with the Google Glass. Some of these apps are fashion news from Elle, news alerts from CNN, and reminders from Evernote. Now Facebook and Twitter have also decided to join the league by developing these new apps for the users of the Google Glass.

LinkedIn Surpasses 20 Million Users Mark in India

The most popular professional networking site LinkedIn claimed that now it has more than 20 million users in India only.
The most popular professional networking site LinkedIn claimed that now it has more than 20 million users in India only. Eventually almost 9% of its total users worldwide are situated in India only, which is pretty large indeed.

It has to be mentioned here that the United States has the most number of LinkedIn users in the world. As per recent calculation, the US has around 74 million active users in LinkedIn. India is currently holding the 2nd position in terms of total memberships, and the growth of our country is pretty huge. Indians are developing their professional outlook at higher rate now, which might be helpful for the overall economic growth of our country.

Last week LinkedIn published a statement on it, and it has acknowledged that India is going to be one of the largest economic powers in the coming decades. The followings are a small excerpt of that statement.

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Update Won't Cost

The tech giant Microsoft has recently announced that a planned update to its newly launched Windows 8 operating system will cost nothing.
The tech giant Microsoft has recently announced that a planned update to its newly launched Windows 8 operating system will cost nothing. It has decided to make the whole update available for free later this year.

The proposed update will address some issues, which troubling its users a lot since they chose to shift to the Windows 8 platform. Many users had lodged some serious complaints at the official forum of the Microsoft. There are so many confusions in that operating system, and so it had been also blamed for deepening a slight slum in the sales of personal computer worldwide.

Microsoft has not yet revealed what kind features or changes will be introduced to the user with the launch of the new system i.e. the update. Microsoft is also planning to build a customized preview version to make it available within next month. As per speculations around the web, the final version is very much likely to go live just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

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