Yahoo Inc is redesigning its Yahoo Mail services for better performance and to counter the competition from long term arch rival Microsoft and Gmail. Company is facing tough time due to rise in social networking arena where Facebook and Twitter are slowly transforming user base of Yahoo to themselves. Yahoo's recent move has been considered as a result of recent revamp by Microsoft and Gmail.
India is moving towards phenomenon growth in Internet arena. As per the latest report by Boston consulting Group, Internet penetration rate in India will increase to 19% against current 7%. Therefore, Indian will have 237 Million Internet users by 2015. The most popular websites in india are rediff.com, shaadi.com, naukri.com and cricinfo.com which has created a significant impact in Indian internet industry.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country’s biggest software exporter, is ready to bring out an ambitious project which is also being talked about as group chairman Ratan Tata’s next dream project. The ‘Nano Of IT’ as company’s senior management likes to call, is a cloud offering and is expected to be launched in mid-September. The aim of this project is to make information technology affordable to the country’s 35 million small and medium businesses (SMBs).
The digital arm and subsidiary of DB Corp (Dainik Bhaskar group), i-Media Corporation Limited (IMCL), is gearing up to launch two new websites. As per the afaqs,Gyan Gupta, business head, IMCL reveals that one will be an English language news portal and the other will be an education related website. Both sites are expected to go live by the end of this month. However, the URLs of these portals have not been finalised yet.
Ebay, an online auction and shopping website, is trying everything to keep shoppers’ interest intact in online shopping portal. With its new Rewards Program company is expecting to see some growth in sales as well as in number of shoppers. Newly launched reward program will offer 2% cash back to all eBay shoppers who will make payment through Payapl.
Microsoft Corporation feels India will play a major role in cloud computing and foresee India as a global hub in cloud services that has taken the technology world by storm. “India will not only see a surge in cloud computing services but companies all over the world will look to India to support their transition to cloud computing,’’ Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said.
In May, we have reported about IE 9.0 possible release some time next year but it seems that Microsoft is very curious to regain its supremacy in browser market. That may be the reason why company has decided to prepend the release date of IE 9.0 as 15 September in an upcoming event in San Francisco. Company is looking further to turn the market back with IE 9.0 and ensure tough time to all new released browsers like Mozila, Crome and Opera.
English has been the primary medium of communication for business executives the world over for many decades now. However due to the rise of Asian giants like China, Japan and India this is set to change. Coupled with globalization and adoption of the internet in all spheres of life this change is further likely to accelerate.A quick look at the report from Google further strengthens the argument that this will be a century where CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) and FIGS (French, Italian, German, Spanish) will dominate the internet in general and business communications specifically.
According to a new report, Amazon and IBM have emerged as the leaders in clouding computing. Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Red Hat and VMware are also among the list of heavyweights in this field.All tech vendors are embracing the cloud. Even those that don't provide public cloud services are fighting to become the top builders of infrastructures to support emerging cloud networks.
Investments in Cloud computing is set to head north as indicated by market analyst IDC. According to analysts, companies spending on server hardware (for cloud computing) will grow in next few years. A new survey by the firm predicted that there will be an investment of around $6 billion in the cloud computing technology between now and 2014 to take maximum advantage of data storage concept.
No matter what Microsoft delivers by its products, company's supremacy always remains intact in the IT world. The joy becomes more meaningful when it comes to you at the cost on your competitor. Exactly what is happening with Microsoft IE which has regained IE market share from last couple of months, mostly to the detriment of Mozilla Firefox. Seems Microsoft is working hard for major reshape in browser industry.
Can Cloud Computing drive the economic growth ? Yes, according to an annual study commissioned by Savvis Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. 68 percent of IT and businesses decision makers feel that the flexibility of cloud computing could help organisations recover from the current global economic slowdown.