News Roundup: Infosys to power airtel money

airtel has selected Infosys as its technology partner for airtel money. Infosys WalletEdge will manage the mobile wallet service of Bharti Airtel

  • Agreement to jointly create an inspiring business model for mCommerce
  • Initiative to offer customers a secure environment to make payments and transfer money across the country through ‘airtel money’

Finacle Digital Commerce is at the core of this platform. It facilitates the creation of a unique ecosystem of card issuers, merchants, financial and retail institutions to offer customers a wide spectrum of payment options for their transactions. The platform will enable ‘airtel money’ customers to pay bills, recharge accounts, shop at over 7000+ merchant outlets, transact online through multiple channels including mobile phones, Interactive Voice Response, ATMs and Point of Sale.

Infosys WalletEdge is a platform capable of supporting millions of transactions annually in a secure environment. Delivered through a private Cloud, it creates a comprehensive shared services framework that allows members of the ecosystem to process payment instructions seamlessly and cost efficiently.

Four new Indian languages on YouTube: Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu

Now you can navigate Youtube in Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu, which are spoken by almost 200 million Indians. This also brings the total of available languages on YouTube to 58.

“For Telugu, we have more than 100 films of Tollywood cinema, as well as partners like vegetarian cooking channel Gayatrivantillu who make videos for the web and have a growing global audience. For Kannada, Shemaroo Kannada and Anand Audio bring you music, drama, comedy and more to your homepage guide. Fans of Malayalam cinema should check out channels like Metro Matinee Videos and Hungama Malayalam. When it comes to news, YouTube’s partners like TV 9 provide news in both Kannada and Gujarati, and TheTimesKerala offers clips in Malayalam.” [blog]

IT@School Project

IT@School Project has prepared a new ICT (Information & Communication Technology) textbook for Standard X, to be used in Kerala from the next academic year. The new ICT book is designed to help the Secondary school students to learn creation of maps using the detailed Geographical Information System (GIS) and also to create their own Animation films. The textbook has been prepared entirely on Free Software (FOSS) platform.

“The textbook includes as many as nine chapters on Website Creation, Hardware Troubleshooting, Computer Networking, Graphic Design, Database Management, ICT enabled learning, etc. According to K Anvar Sadath, Executive Director, IT@School, “The new ICT book for Std X is a continuation of the ICT enabled learning which has been established in Std 8 in year 2010 and in Std 9 in 2011. It is a notable fact that no other State in the Country has included any of the above topics in secondary school textbooks.” [source]

Times Group to launch

The Times of India Group plans to launch, a service that will enable viewers to watch the latest movies and TV shows online. [via ET]

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