Stories by John Ribeiro

India wants Google Earth Kashmir correction

India has objected to Google's depiction of a portion of Kashmir as a part of Pakistan on Google Earth, says Rao Inderjit Singh, India's minister of state for external affairs.

Hire on merit, Bangalore IT employers told

The government in the south Indian state of Karnataka announced recently that it agreed with the view of local IT companies that recruitment to IT companies should be decided on merit and that there should be no job quotas for natives of the state.

Microsoft to increase development staff in India

Microsoft Corp. plans to double the number of staff at its Indian operations in Hyderabad and Bangalore by March next year, according to news reports over the weekend from Hyderabad, where the company has large development operations.

SAP expands offshore to cater to growth markets

SAP plans to more than double the number of staff at its software development centers in Bangalore, India, and Shanghai by 2006, and is also considering setting up a new development center in Eastern Europe, according to a company executive.

Indian train passengers to get mobile Internet access

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. (RCIL) will offer broadband Internet connectivity to passengers on running trains by October this year, according to a statement Wednesday by India's Ministry of Railways in Delhi.

SAP details India plans

SAP AG announced Tuesday that it is increasing the number of staff at its Bangalore, India, development center to 3,000 by 2006. The center currently employs 1,100 developers, and plans to increase the headcount to 1,500 by the end of this year, Henning Kagermann, chairman of the executive board and chief executive officer of SAP in Walldorf, Germany, told reporters in Bangalore.

Despite economy, India outsourcing grows

Despite a recession and growing protectionism in key markets like the US and Europe, India's exports of software and services registered robust growth of 26.3% in the year to March 31, reaching $US9.5 billion, according to estimates from the Delhi-based National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM).

Study questions Wi-Fi business model

The Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) hotspot industry could go the way of the dot.coms, unless there is grassroots market acceptance of this technology, says a new report.

Dell opens software center in Bangalore

Dell has set up a software development facility in Bangalore, India, to design, develop, and test software for enterprise-system products, company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell announced Tuesday at a press briefing here.