News Roundup: Most Trusted Brands List (Nokia slips), 1 Million To Enroll/Day for Aadhar (UIDAI)

One million people to enroll per day for Aadhaar by October:Nandan Nilekani

More than a million people will enroll for unique Aadhaar identity number per day by October which has so far been provided to 37 million people across the country. “new people are getting enrolled across the country at the rate of 6,00,000 a day in about 20,000 locations, by October the figure will be one million people per day”.[source]

Also see: Indian Government Approves UIDAI (Aadhar) To be Used For KYC Norms

Bollywood movie Mausam tests waters for PE-funded films

Vistaar Religare Film Fund, with a corpus of Rs 200 crore and co-promoted by financial services giant Religare, is the coproducer of Mausam, the Rs 30-crore Bollywood extravaganza directed by actor Pankaj Kapoor.

Mausam could well turn out to be the template on how future productions are funded. If the film does well, a lot of its success will be due to having identified the best content available, putting together the right team and marrying it with best accounting practices,” says Sheetal Vinod Talwar, the film’s producer and managing director, Vistaar Religare Film Fund.[source].

Qualcomm spectrum cancellation stayed by Indian telecoms tribunal

Giving relief to the company, the tribunal’s chairman Justice SB Sinha passed an interim order that restricted DoT from forfeiting Qualcomm’s bid amount and giving BWA airwaves meant for Qualcomm to any other operator till further orders. The tribunal also asked DoT to reply to the company’s petition within two weeks.[source]

Most Trusted Brands 2011: Nokia slips from the top spot

Nokia’s dream run at the top of the charts has come to an end. After being voted India’s Most Trusted Brand three years in a row, the Finnish cellphone manufacturer slips to No. 5 this year. While being in the Top 5 is still something that most brands would give an arm and a leg for, it nevertheless marks one of the sharpest declines from the top in the history of the survey.[source]

GlobalLogic acquires US-based consultancy firm Method

Software product development services provider GlobalLogic today said it has acquired San Francisco-headquartered global design and innovation consultancy firm Method for an undisclosed amount.
The acquisition will help GlobalLogic to better serve clients in social media, mobile commerce, IPTV, medical devices, and tablet computing segments, GlobalLogic said in a statement.

Indian Government’s $35 Tablet Is Launching On October 5th [Finally]

The much-awaited and debated “$35 tablet” will be launched on October 5th. The tablet was supposed to be launched in the month of June, but the project was delayed as HCL tender was cancelled, owing to bank guarantee related issues.[source]

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