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Archive for July, 2008.

IT cos find Pune rentals high-priced

The Times of India is reporting that the increasing rentals in Pune could be a significant deterrent in growth of IT in Pune. Sunil Patil, president (Pune region), UBICS, a software company of the UB group, believes that the rentals may spoil the show. “Rentals in Pune for software companies have gone up 300% in […]

UoP accepts online proposals to fund research

The University of Pune has now created a website where college and university level researchers may submit research proposals online to get them funded by UoP, which has earmarked Rs. 8 crore for this purpose. Since 2006, the UoP introduced the scheme to encourage college and varsity-level research projects by teachers and students. The university […]

Company Profile: hover.in

Go Ergo has an interview of the founders of Pune-based web startup hover.in. Excerpt: Q: Hover.in was born out of constant frustration that most bloggers and web publishers face regarding their content presentation and monetisation. Could you explain how hover bridges this gap? A:? As a professional blogger, one of my main problems has been […]

Cloud Computing and High Availability

This article discussing strategies for achieving high availability of applications based on cloud computing services is reprinted with permission from the blog of Mukul Kumar of Pune-based ad optimization startup PubMatic Cloud Computing has become very widespread with startups as well as divisions of banks, pharmaceuticals companies and other large corporations using them for computing […]

Azingo to raise Rs 200 cr for acquisitions in India

Image by mtlin via Flickr Azingo, a mobile platform development company, which provides a full Linux-based mobile stack, as well as services, (and which has a development center in Pune), is planning to raise Rs 200 cr in a Series-B funding from US-based private equity firm Garnett Helfrich Capital and a few other VCs. Azingo, […]

Pune Flex Users Group Meeting – 19 July

What: Pune Flex Users Group Meeting When: Saturday, 19th July, 11am to 12:30pm Where: SANSUI SOFTWARE PVT. LTD. Fourth Floor, Nyati Millennium, Viman Nagar, Nagar Road, Pune – 411 014, India Registration: This event is free. Please register here. For more information, see the Pune Flex Users Group wiki. Related articles by Zemanta User groups […]

OpenID – Your masterkey to the net

Image via Wikipedia OpenID is a secure, customizable, user-controllable, and open mechanism to share personal information (username/password, credit card numbers, address) on the web. It will eliminate the need to enter the same information over and over again in different websites, or to remember different username/password combinations. It will be a major improvement over the […]

Narendra Karmarkar’s recent research

After working on the Interior Point Method, Karmarkar worked on a new architecture for supercomputing, based on concepts from projective geometry. Currently, he is synthesizing these concepts with some new ideas he calls sculpturing free space (a non-linear analogue of what has has popularly been described as folding the perfect corner). This approach allows him […]

PMI meet – Process Modeling; Using NLP – 12 July

Image via Wikipedia What: Project Management Institute, Pune Chapter‘s monthly meeting, consisting of two sessions – 1. Process Modeling, a key enabler and 2. Use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for organizational effectiveness When: Saturday, July 12, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Where: Cummins Auditorium, Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh, 193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka […]

Upcoming Event: Python and Fedora Session

Image via Wikipedia What: A detailed day-long session consisting of an introduction to Python, and opportunities for contributing to the Fedora project. Organized by LinuxChix Pune. When: Sunday, 13 July, 11am to 5pm. Where: RedHat office, Kalyaninagar Registration: The event is free, but open only to the first 15 participants who register Details: Python Session […]