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mChek - Innovative mobile payment platform

mChek is an exciting new payment system that marries your credit card to your mobile phone, allowing you to make payments from your mobile phone.Currently any valid Visa / MasterCard Credit Card issued by any bank in India can be used with mChek. mChek also enables Debit Cards and other payment methods. Currently mChek can be used by Airtel users to pay post-paid bills, recharge pre-paid connections and on various ecommerce websites. The company intends to introduce a range of other utility billers, service providers and merchant payments through the system

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Frontline SMS - A free, large scale text messaging solution for NGOs

FrontlineSMS is free software that turns a laptop and a mobile phone into a central communications hub. Once installed, the program enables users to send and receive text messages with large groups of people through mobile phones. What you communicate is up to you, making FrontlineSMS useful in many different ways.

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Department of Telecemmunications to roll out subsidised broadband connections in rural areas under USO Fund scheme

DOT has signed an agreement with BSNL to provide 8,61,459 connections to individual users and government Institutions through rural and remote exchanges over a period of 5-years, i.e., by 2014.

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The citizens will get to know the progress of NeGP during the national conference on e-Governance on February 12,2009 in Goa

The citizens' dream of "anytime, anywhere" government services could be a reality by 2013 with the Centre deciding to pump in Rs 20,175 crore for as many as 27 projects for this purpose under its National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) in the next four years.

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Vivek Kundra expected to be appointed as administrator of e-Government and Information technology by president Obama

The expected appointment of Vivek Kundra to be administrator for e-government and information technology in the Office of Management and Budget would put an activist in a position that essentially functions as the government’s chief information officer.

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e-Government firm NIC of US develops mobile government application on Nation's most wanted

eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) has just launched “Most Wanted,” a FREE iPhone application dedicated to helping families of missing children and law enforcement.

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Indian mobile payment applications provider mCheck collaborates with Gemalto to address South Asian Market

This might provide a boost to acceleration of mobile government and rural banking services in developing countries. Gemalto,announced its partnership with India-based technology company mChek, to bolster the range and choice of secured mobile banking solutions.

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Tata Communications to raise 30000 million for acquisitions in US and UK

Tata Communications has approached the government, a 26% shareholder, for a rights issue to raise Rs 1,000 crore and another Rs 2,000 crore through debt to finance acquisitions in the US and the UK and bid for spectrum for wireless broadband.

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Google releases Android Open Source Code for smartphones , GPhone also launched

Google on October 21, 2008 released the open-source code which powers its Android mobile operating system and invited outside programmers to tinker with the software to develop their own features.

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Doubling of cap on mobile transactions by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will provide a boon to mGovernmrnt and mcommerce

With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) doubling the cap on mobile transactions, mobile payment companies are looking at the new opportunities to provide mobile based transactions for government servides as well as the wallet services through mobile devices. The move will benefit rural and unbanked citizens of India the most.

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Bahrain to launch mGovernment services as an extension of e-Government services

The Comprehensive National Telecommunications Centre is going to role out e-Government services that will bve available to the residents of the country through their mobile devices and a dedicated government hotline number. revelaled the Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Ali Al Qued of Bahrain e-Government Authority.

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Lee Williams from Nokia to head Symbian Foundation

The ten initial board members of the Symbian Foundation (AT&T, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Samsung Electronics, Sony Ericsson, ST-NXP Wireless, Texas Instruments and Vodafone) today announced the nomination of Lee Williams as the Executive Director for the planned foundation. Lee is currently head of the S60 organization in Nokia’s Devices business.

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300 million US $ to be contributed by The World Bank for NeGP

The World Bank will contribute US $ 300 million for project preparation facilities under National e-Governance Programme. The facility is expected to assist capacity building and knowledge management initiatives for various mission mode projects (MMPs) under NeGP

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BSNL IPO plans stuck with employees

The employee unions of public sector telco BSNL, which obtained its board’s approval to go for an IPO, have rejected the company’s and communications minister A Raja’s offer to give all the three-lakh employees 500 shares at Rs 10 each.

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Another $800 million to be invested in Pakistan by China Mobile

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani held a series of meetings with Chinese corporate leaders, including Wang Jianzhou, Chairman of China Mobile, Jin Kening, President China National Chemical and Engineering Corporation (CNCEC) and Levin Zhu, Chairman China International Capital Corporation (CICC) during his visit to China.

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Mobile Operators asked to neutralize signals in border areas of India

Stepping up security across the border, the government has asked mobile companies to install equipment to neutralise radio signals emanating from mobile phones in these areas.

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Rural India will account for 40% of telecom sector share in emerging markets

India's rural telecom sector is poised for explosive growth in the next five to 10 years, grabbing a 40 per cent share of the new market, a study released on Wednesday said.

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Vodafone acquires 70% stake in Ghana mobile firm

Vodafone has acquired a controlling stake in Ghana's third largest mobile phone company for $900m (£452m) as it continues to hunt for growth in emerging markets

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Mobile Linux Group (LiPS) merges with Limo Foundation to strengthen efforts for a Mobile Linux Platform

The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum on Thursday announced it will roll is activities and members into the Linux Mobile Foundation (LiMo) in an attempt to create a stronger entity for pushing mobile Linux.

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EU Mobile Data Market Growing Rapidly Driven By Spread of Mobile Broadband - GSMA

Usage of mobile data services, which enable people to access the Internet, email and other multimedia on the move, is growing rapidly in the European Union as mobile broadband networks proliferate and prices fall.

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