E-governance fails to meet expectations in Berhampur

The present e-governance system in Berhampur Tahasil Office has failed to benefit the people as it was expected to do. Some people prefer the manual procedure instead of the electronic one. E-governance which refers to the application of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) for delivering Government services was implemented in 2012 in Ganjam district. Since…

Uniken raises Rs 12 cr from Exfinity Venture Partners

Uniken, a digital security firm, raised Rs 12 crore from Exfinity Venture Partners, a Bengaluru-based venture capital fund formed by veterans like T V Mohandas Pai, V Balakrishnan, Girish Paranjpe and Deepak Ghaisas. The funds will be used for international expansion and to establish market leadership in India. Uniken provides a digital connectivity and access…

American minds are still without fear

Free speech martyrdom ain’t what it used to be in these United States. Over the past half-century, the courts have widened and re-widened the channel through which our rights to speech flow. Smut prosecutions are largely a thing of the past (with the exception of child pornography, of course). The Postal Service hasn’t actively fished…

Micromax kicks off ecosystem plan with app investment

Mobile phone manufacturing company Micromax on Thursday said it had invested in Bengaluru-based digital fitness app HealthifyMe. The company did not disclose the investment amount but said the move was part of its plan to build an ecosystem for mobiles by tying up with start-ups that provide innovative services. The HealthifyMe app keeps track of…