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Google delivers 'return to sender' code for iOS
Code is king at Google, and a Google-made software module for iOS released on Tuesday allows you to go from third-party app to Chrome for iOS and back again with a simple tap.
The module, called OpenInChromeController class with x-callback, is the second end-run around core Apple restrictions in as many days. On Monday, Google updated Gmail for iOS with the ability to open links from Gmail in Google's other iOS apps. Once developers incorporate the new software module, it will open links from the app in Google Chrome, provided that the user has Chrome for iOS installed.
Both the Gmail update and the software module circumvent one of iOS's most-complained about and unique restrictions, which forces all links to open in the browser Safari, even when the default browser has been changed. Apple did not immediately return a request for comment, but it's hard to imagine that Apple would allow Google or any other app maker to alter such a central iOS behavior.
Current iOS behavior requires developers to either create a Web browser frame inside their app, or force their users out of their app and into Safari.
Google engineer Michele Aiello wrote in the blog post announcing the callback module that it will be not only be able to detect if Chrome for iOS is installed, but that it can open links in Chrome in a new tab or in the current tab. Developers can also choose whether they want the return button to appear.
The Indian rupee fell by 46 paise to a record low of Rs 54.17 per US dollar in early trade today, breaching the Rs 54 per dollar-mark for the first time in history on sustained foreign capital outflows and dollar gains against the euro and other rivals overseas.
The domestic currency had tumbled by 48 paise to close at a record low of Rs 53.71/72 per dollar in the previous session on strong demand for the American currency and strengthening of the dollar against its rivals overseas.
Forex dealers said in addition to continued demand for the American currency from importers and some banks, dollar gains against the euro and other currencies amid concerns over the euro zone debt crisis put pressure on the Indian rupee.
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex fell by 158.51 points, or 1 per cent, to 15,722.63 in opening trade today.
A regulation to control unsolicited commercial calls/messages on mobile phones will be finalised by this month-end, while a national broadband plan with the aim of reaching every home by 2020 will be ready by October-end, according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman J. S. Sarma.
Talking to reporters after TRAI held its first 'Open house discussion on national broadband plan' with stakeholders here on Monday, he said the TRAI finalised the report and the "necessary regulation" would be in place by September-end. It would come into effect immediately after the announcement.
He said studies have proved that broadband utilisation had tremendous effect on gross domestic product (GDP). A 10 percentage point increase in broadband penetration accounted for 1.38 percentage point increase in per capita GDP growth in developing economies.
Although the National Broadband Policy of 2004 envisaged 20 million broadband connections by 2010, only 50 per cent was achieved with the country having 10 million broadband users at present.
Mr. Sarma said TRAI had set out the idea of developing a National Broadband Plan by using different technologies to ensure broadband access to at least 100 million homes by 2014.
The plan would seek to achieve the objective through telecom, internet and cable operators.
Issues such as definition of minimum speed of broadband, the type of spectrum to be allocated for wireless broadband, separate broadband speeds for urban and rural areas, the charges being collected by municipalities for giving Right of Way (RoW) permission and the lack of power supply were discussed in the open house. Some of the stakeholders suggested the need for a national telecom infrastructure policy and wanted the proposed National Broadband Plan to be implemented in three phases up to 2020.
Replying to a question, he said number portability for mobiles would be allowed from November 1.
Wipro recognised as first Bluetooth test facility in India
Bangalore: Global software major Wipro Technologies has been recognised as India's first Bluetooth qualification test facility by the Bluetooth trade association, the IT bellwether said late Tuesday.
Bluetooth is an open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short length radio waves) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security.
The recognition makes Wipro competent to perform Bluetooth qualification conformance or compliance tests, the company said in a statement here.
"We will test products submitted by members of the Bluetooth special interest group at our test lab in the electronics city campus. The tests will also include Bluetooth protocol conformance," said Wipro vice-president C.P. Gangadharaiah.
Bluetooth qualification is the certification process required for any product using Bluetooth wireless technology and a pre-condition of the intellectual property (IP) license for Bluetooth technology.
"India is known for its strong software expert pool. Many profiles and protocol stacks of Bluetooth-enabled products were developed in India. This market is influential in the Bluetooth original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive market and in the Bluetooth mobile advertising," Bluetooth chief technology officer Andy Glass said in the statement.
Bluetooth technology has expanded beyond headset and mobile phone applications to high-growth market segments, including health and fitness and gaming.
"Gaming is the second largest application in terms of Bluetooth shipments. About 1,000 new Bluetooth enabled product designs were evolved and over 3,000 Bluetooth enabled products were tested and qualified in 2009," Glass added.
'Re-examination of jobs must in knowledge era'
COIMBATORE: Re-examination of jobs, managers and work processes is a must in knowledge era, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, Coimbatore, K. Karunakaran, said here on Thursday.
Speaking at the 'First International Conference on Intelligent Information Systems and Management', organised at RVS Group of Engineering and Management Institutions, he said, "the reassessment is necessary because knowledge will form the foundation of successful enterprises in future."
"Knowledge built on intelligent information will allow organisations to be more flexible and better able to adapt to the continuously changing and often complex environment."
This was because intelligent systems helped identify relevant causes of problems, evaluated the benefit of proposed solutions and documented them even where they involved vagueness and uncertainty.
"Intelligent systems focus on how to achieve desired result rather than simply providing data or reports that are required," he said.
Intelligent information systems, when built, should provide support to decision makers with an emphasis on semi-structured and unstructured decisions. It should support managers at all levels and provide integration between levels.
Intelligence would have to be added to the available data to adequately support complex decisions that required interpretation and evaluation to potential consequences and outcomes.
And finally, a friendlier computer interface, including visualisation and multimedia support, would be needed to be incorporated.
M. Durai Singh, Country Business Manager, HP India Sales Private Limited, Bangalore, spoke on the company's green computing initiative and also on how technology got transferred to students. K. Senthil Ganesh, Managing Trustee, RVS Educational Trust, presided over the function.
V. Gunaraj, Principal, Welcomed the gathering. K.V. Kupusamy, Chairman, was present on the occasion.
MVL Telecom introduces push mail feature
GURGAON: MVL Telecom has introduced push mail feature in its mobile handsets. According to a release, the company plans to roll out its mobile handsets under MVL brand. It is setting up its own international R&D centre for offering latest technology. It also plans to set up an L4 Service centre in Gurgaon.
L&T bags Rs. 747-crore orders
MUMBAI: Larsen & Toubro has secured orders aggregating Rs. 747 crore from various customers such as Coal India, Indiabulls Power and Hindalco Industries. The company has secured a contract for coal handling plant at Northern Coalfields, Amlohri in Madhya Pradesh. It has bagged an order from Indiabulls Power for supply and creation of coal handling plants at Amaravati and Nashik thermal power plants in Maharashtra and one from Hindalco for aluminium rolling mill complex at Hirakud, Orissa.
SBI plans Rs. 20,000 cr rights issue
NEW DELHI: State Bank of India on Wednesday announced that it had plans to raise Rs.20,000 crore through a rights issue along with another Rs.200 crore from bonds this fiscal to fund business growth.
"We are expecting to raise Rs.20,000 crore from a rights issue,'' bank Chairman O. P. Bhatt told reporters here on the sidelines of a CII event.
He said the issue might come up by this fiscal end since the bank was now talking to the government about it. "It is still at the talks stage. That is why if at all it comes up, it would be towards the end of this fiscal,'' he added. The government holds about 59 per cent stake in SBI and the rights issue is subscribed by the existing shareholders.
On the bond issue to retail investors, Mr. Bhatt said, the bank planned to raise around Rs.200 crore in the first half of this fiscal. The money would be raised from the domestic market and bonds would be offered to retail investors..
LIC to act as registrar for UID project
MUMBAI: Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to act as a registrar for the delivery of the unique 12-digit identity numbers to customers, making it the first institution other than State governments to sign up with UIDAI.
UIDAI has envisioned the UID as a number that will make it possible for Indian residents to easily establish their identity to facilitate their interaction with various public and private agencies across the country. It is to be based on demographic and biometric data, that is, photograph, fingerprints (all ten fingers) and iris scan of an individual and hence prevents duplication. The UID number has been branded 'Aadhaar' (foundation).
Addressing the media here, LIC Chairman T. S. Vijayan said, "LIC will be able to uniquely identify its customers thereby enhancing its efficiency in service delivery and achieving a high level of effectiveness in various operations. We know how to contact people and that is our strength. With over 14 lakh agents last year, we covered over six crore lives selling 3.88 crore new policies.''
UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani said, "when conceptualising UID, we took a few decisions very early on, one of which was to provide a number and not a card to all Indian residents. The big challenge is to ensure no duplication and so we will use biometrics. We also needed to have the concept of 'online authentication' where an individual comes to a service point and his identity can be verified in seconds. The only equipment required is a mobile phone with a fingerprint reader. We decided to have multiple registrars to give as many UIDs as soon as possible and LIC is appropriate as the first registrar. We are also talking to organisations like the Reserve Bank of India, the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) and the Ministry of Finance.''
He added that the two main matrices of success were the speed of getting more people to have UID numbers and the speed of having them being able to derive value from it. "Inclusion is also most important because there are a few 100 million Indians with no IDs and ID has effectively become a divide between 'haves and have-nots''. The UID project is a platform to bridge that gap.''
According to UIDAI Director General and Mission Director R. S. Sharma, the roll out of the UID numbers is on schedule and would be between August 2010 and February 2011. "We are in the process of setting up back-end business continuity centres in Bangalore and New Delhi. The software is being delivered on time and there is a whole list of empanelled agencies to choose from for data collection.''
Mr. Sharma also clarified that the UID was "as of now only for resident Indians and non-resident Indians and other categories are not covered although the government may decide at a later date to do so.''
Videocon launches GSM mobile service
The Videocon group, leading white goods manufacturer, on Friday announced the launch of its GSM mobile service in Kerala.
The launch in the State is part of the company's rollout plan to cover 100 key towns over 100 days (since its launch on March 25), said Aravind Santhanam, chief operating officer, at a press conference here.
He said the company would invest Rs.400 crore in the State and had already commissioned a network of 1,500 base transreceiver stations (BTS). This will go up to 2,500 by the year-end.
The brand will have a retail presence in over 15,000 outlets in the State and 22,500 outlets within six months.
Kerala is the sixth circle where Videocon has launched its GSM mobile services, said Justin Damodaran, business head of the company based in Kochi.
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ICICI Bank to hire up to 7,000 employees in fiscal 2010-11
ICICI Bank said it plans to increase its headcount by up to 7,000 this financial year.
"We plan to hire around 5,000-7,000 people this fiscal.
We have also declared bonus and increments for our employees," ICICI Bank Managing Director and CEO Chanda Kochhar told reporters after inaugurating the 2,000th branch of the largest private sector bank in Mumbai.
ICICI Bank has become the first private sector bank to reach this milestone, giving it a wide distribution reach in the country, Kochhar said.
The bank plans to add more branches and ATMs in the current fiscal, she said.
"The inauguration of this 2,000th branch signifies our commitment to getting closer to our customers through an enhanced branch network. Our branches are well-equipped to address customer needs through a wide range of products and services. Our branches now have dedicated service area for privilege banking customers," she added.
The bank has 33 per cent branches in metro areas, 26 per cent in other urban areas and 41 per cent in semi-urban and rural areas.