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Archive for March, 2012.

Global Mining Giant to invest $80 million on mining tech innovation center in Pune

Rio Tinto, one of the biggest mining companies in the world, announced the opening of an innovation center at iGate Patni in Pune, which will work towards developing next-generation technologies for mining. Rio Tinto expects to invest about $80 million on this initiative over the next five years. Just to be clear, we are talking […]

QuickOffice Launches ‘Connect’ – Frontend Developed in Pune

QuickOffice, the mobile office/documents software company, has recently launched Connect by QuickOffice, which is an ambitious platform which allows users to synchronize their documents across all their devices (multiple mobiles), clouds (Dropbox, Google Docs, Microsoft SkyDrive), and computers (office computer, laptop, home desktop). QuickOffice has an offshore development center in Pune (in Pune-based Synerzip), and […]

Pune based RainingClouds (AppSurfer) get 1cr Angel Funding

Pune based software startup RainingClouds Technologies has just raised Rs. 1cr in angel funding from Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of One97 Communications. RainingClouds makes AppSurfer, which allows people to access any android app from any browser. The funding happened as part of the Finale of the Super Angels show of ET Now. (We’ll update this […]

Event Report: “Innovate or Die” – Suhas Kelkar, CTO-APAC, BMC Software

(This is a live blog of Suhas Kelkar’s talk at the SEAP Breakfast Meet. Suhas talked about his experience of building an incubator at BMC Software.) Background Suhas joined BMC Pune and was given the job of creating an innovation incubator within the company. This was the second attempt at creating an incubator in BMC. […]