News Roundup: Lenovo Launches PC With Rupee Symbol On Keyboard

The Indian Rupee symbol has been officially encoded in Unicode standard and Lenovo is one of the first PC players to launch a PC with Rupee Symbol On Keyboard.

ThinkCentre M60E, Lenovo’s latest desktop PC was developed in partnership with Microsoft for enabling the new Rupee symbol as stipulated in the BIS (Bureau of Industry Standards) guidelines.

Cisco plans providing education, healthcare services in rural areas

Cisco will soon launch its services of providing education and healthcare in rural areas using technology as an enabler to connect experts from cities to the beneficiaries in villages.

Cisco will launch the service as part of its ‘inclusive growth’ initiatives a few months down the line, following the success of its pilot projects of providing these services under their Rs 47 crore CSR scheme Project Samudaya [source].

MediaTek invests $20 m in Spice Digital

MediaTek Inc, a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications, on Friday announced that it has invested $20 million into B K Modi-promoted Spice Digital Ltd. Spice Digital offers mobile value-added services and has over 30 million subscribers. [source]

Infosys Dumping Videoconferencing [For Telepresence]

Companies such as L&T, Vedanta, Infosys and P&G are slowly junking videoconference systems in favour of full-fledged telepresence suites.

Engineering giant L&T upgraded from videoconferencing to telepresence at six locations a year ago. “Videoconference never managed to cut travel by executives. But with telepresence, travel has dropped sharply. [source].

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