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Archive for March, 2008.

BMC buys BladeLogic

Business Service Management company BMC (“90% improvement in IT efficiency in 90 days”) has announced that it is buying data-center automation startup BladeLogic for $800 million. More analysis here. Both BMC and BladeLogic have a significant presense in Pune.

InfoBeanz: Free web-based platform for “digital signage”

Have you seen the TV screens at McDonalds or Inox that are showing advertisements? Have you ever wondered what exactly it takes to set up a system like this – in terms of software, hardware, and how much it costs? Well, I don’t know the general answer to that question, but Pune-based company InfoBeanz is […]

Badmash.tv: Pune-based animation studio

Badmash.tv is a Pune-based animation studio that has just launched with the intention of developing animated content (think flash-based movies like The Singhsons, a parody of The Simpsons), that will be distributed through websites they create, and also mobiles, iPhones etc. Their first project is Dishoom 2008, about Amitabh Bachchan’s historic bid to become the […]

Upcoming Events: Pune Bloggers Meet, VC Forum

Pune Bloggers Meet, March 15, 4pm Indiblogger is arranging a bloggers meet in Pune (sponsored by Microsoft). To get an idea of what the meet is likely to be like, see reports of their previous blogger meets at Hyderabad and Bangalore. So far, it appears that about 30 bloggers have confirmed attendance (although I suspect […]

Persistent delays IPO due to adverse market sentiment

Persistent systems’ IPO which was expected “any day now” has been

NIT & MIT beat VIT and IIT in Robocon India

Sorry, couldn’t resist that headline. Robocon, India was conducted in MIT, Pune this weekend and Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad won the event with a team consisting of a “combination of students from mechanical, computers, electrical and other engineering streams”. MIT, Pune were the runners up. IIT Delhi and Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune were […]

Fairchild Pune to design next generation MOSFETs and IGBTs

Fairchild Semiconductors recently opened a design center in Pune. According to their press release, this center: will be responsible for designing and developing the company‚Äôs new generation of power MOSFETs and IGBT technology to support popular applications such as solar inverters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), automotive, lighting and ballast applications. The Indian R&D design center […]

CaptainPad: Automating restaurant order processing

You must be the change you wish to see in the world — Mahatma Gandhi Pune based brothers Abhay and Vijay Badhe appear to have taken this quote to heart. They got tired of the long delays in restaurants in getting tables, food and even the bills. So, instead of just whining about it, they […]

MyJobsInPune.com to expand to other cities

MyJobsInPune.com launched last September and is already considered a major success. Within seven months of going live, myjobsinpune.com has emerged as the leading website in Pune, as regards jobseeker traffic emanating from Pune. The site is attracting more than 5,000 visitors daily with 10000 new jobseekers registering every month. It has on average 3,000 clients […]

Pune IT salary hikes highest in country

IT Salaries in Pune increased by 20% over the last 12 months, compared to 12% for Bangalore and the country average of 14%. Bangalore continues to have the highest salary levels in the country, and I think is 12% higher than Pune (can’t say for sure, since the article is a little unclear). This according […]