Journalism’s tech divide

The vocabulary is changing and becoming more loaded. Print and TV journalists are now called legacy media. As opposed to being part of the expanding digital dawn. New digital properties emerged over the last year and claimed mind space. Indian start-ups of international media sites such as Quartz, Scroll and The Huffington Post, India Today’s DailyO.in, Raghav…

Digital to Take Center Stage in 2015

Successful companies are ones that keep transforming and re-inventing themselves. Today, an increasingly digital world – replete with smart devices, savvy consumers, pervasive media, and ubiquitous data – is brimming with opportunities for companies and spurring them to adopt digital business models to succeed. Customers are demanding newer channels of engagement, employees want to use…

What's News Corp's game plan in India?

With two back-to-back investments in India within two months, US media and entertainment behemoth News Corpseems to have intensified its focus on the country’s digital landscape. News Corp acquired a 25 per cent stake in digital real estate firm PropTiger.com for $30 million in the last week of November 2014. The news was followed by the acquisition of…

What’s News Corp’s game plan in India?

With two back-to-back investments in India within two months, US media and entertainment behemoth News Corpseems to have intensified its focus on the country’s digital landscape. News Corp acquired a 25 per cent stake in digital real estate firm PropTiger.com for $30 million in the last week of November 2014. The news was followed by the acquisition of…

UGC to Map Universities Under Digital India Drive

Under the ambitious Digital India Initiative, University Grants Commission (UGC) would map the universities across the country, under which it would look into the internet connectivity options at a particular university in the nation. In a letter by UGC secretary Jaspal Sandhu, the universities are asked to submit their details regarding the matter within the…

Networked panchayats to bolster e-services

Panchayat offices in Idukki will soon have high-speed broadband connectivity, enabling citizens to access a wide range of e-services and e-applications and providing local bodies with a technology tool for development planning. The district is set to be the first one in Kerala to link grama panchayats under the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project.…

Govt takes e-route to cut land partition delays

The government will launch a ‘single window system for partition’ on Saturday for the Panaji deputy collector’s office at the hands of chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar. On Monday, deputy chief minister Francis D’Souza will launch the system for the Mapusa deputy collector’s office. Subsequently, the system will be rolled out at all deputy collectors’ offices…