News Roundup: Telenor plans to invoke India-Singapore treaty

HC orders taking down of over 100 websites

Six of the biggest industry players: Moser Baer, Eros Entertainment, TV 18, UTV, Reliance and Yashraj Films had formed the anti-piracy cell, the Indian Cinema Rights Association (ICRA), to counter piracy. Also, film producers are employing watchdogs to monitor the web and take down pirated copies of their films or flood the web with decoy (fake) links of their own films. [source]

2G: Telenor plans to invoke India-Singapore treaty

Norway’s Telenor will seek ‘compensation for all investment, guarantees and damages’ if the Indian government fails to sort out issues related to its licence cancellation within the next six months, the company said.

“We can confirm that we have informed the government of India of our intent to invoke the provisions of the CECA between India and Singapore. While we haven’t stated any amount, we do intend to seek compensation for all investment, guarantees and damages. We are hopeful that it remains the government’s intent to protect and encourage bona fide foreign investment in the country,” the Telenor spokesperson said [source]

Cisco, Mantri to build smart homes

Mantri Developers has announced its collaboration with Cisco to develop new ICT-enabled real estate models ‘Mantri Connected Communities and Smart Homes’. This collaboration combines Cisco’s cisco_smartconnected_communitiesSmart+Connected Communities vision with Mantri’s experience as a pioneering smart urban developer to provide connected and sustainable communities and an enriched living experience to its residents.

As the Master ICT Planner, Cisco will help integrate technology into the heart of the community, to deliver citizen services such as intelligent concierge, doctor consultation, private tutoring and other digital life style solutions creating sustainable and connected communities that bring enhanced value to the residents of Mantri properties. This alliance will help integrate Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities solutions into 12 of Mantri Developers’ residential projects across South India. As part of this collaboration, Cisco is bringing together a consortium that includes Radius Infratel, BPL Technovision, Control4 and Microland.

netCORE’s email Marketing Product Crosses 100 crore Volume in a Month

Emergic MassMail, netCORE’s email marketing product, crossed a massive 100 crore email volume in February 2012, the highest in India’s Email Marketing industry so far. It has clocked a volume of 8+ billion emails from April 2011-March 2012 (via PR).

In the last 2 months, netCORE has launched 4 new crucial features, which act as the key differentiators for EMM thus enabling clients to make the most out of their marketing initiative. They include:
ROITracker: Helps tracking the total conversions/revenue generated by each email campaign
ListFix: Auto-corrects email IDs while a uploading for a campaign
ListSecure: Provides an additional security cover to prevent clients’ contacts from an unauthorized download
PreviewPlus: Enables preview of campaigns in any Inbox across email clients and mobile devices

Woodland launches online store

The company has launched an e-store to tap into the growing number of online shoppers, particularly in the footwear category. The company said it will be rolling out a slew of limited edition products exclusively for its online buyers.

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