Urban census & health and well being : Kapil Khandelwal, EquNev Capital, www.equnev.com
cmyk cmyk PAGE 11 NEW DELHIMONDAY 31 | OCTOBER 2011 Video wars Google is taking a low key Nokia says it is targeting over approach in revealing our new 50% of mobile/smartphone products: Larry Page market share in India by 2012 TECHNOMICSYOUTUBE’S PURSUITTO ENTERTAINYouTube is making a boldstep into original program- Microsoft works out how Kapil Khandelwal to play Skype the right way A dose of IT ming in an entertainment venture with some 100 con- tent creators, It’s time for BDA to from Madonna to The Wall Seattle, Oct. 30: Wall Street is Street Journal. warming up to Microsoft Corp’sThe Google-owned video $8.5 billion purchase of onlinesite islaunching more than100 new video channels. chat service Skype. But there are still concerns the world’s biggest software compa- wake up to reality iProblems ny — with a patchy record on pleasing consumers and making of its planning powers. L ast week Bengaluru acquisitions work — can really celebrated three mile- Interestingly half of theiPHONE 4S HAS A pull it off. stones as a city. First, top thirty cities of the “It’s got huge potential. It pulls it ranked amongst the top- world are going to be fromFEW PROBLEMS them directly into the telecoms five of India’s most populat- India. The corollary to area and they need to diversify,” ed cities based on the 2011 such planning policies thatUser tests said Nick Landell-Mills at Indigo population census. Second, compel higher densitysuggest Equity Research. “But they it became one of India’s few inorder to save resourcesthat bug haven’t really made a lot of cities to boast an ‘opera- such as energy and cutin iOS 5 acquisitions. And Microsoft has tional’ metro transport sys- down on greenhouse gasmay be noticeably failed so far on con- tem. Finally, with the latest emissions is not true. Norpolling sumer. They are essentially an population and growth sta- are we planning for healthmobile enterprise organisation.” tistics pouring in, the city and well being issues formast data Microsoft’s headquarters in will be amongst the top 20 the highly dense popula-too fre- Redmond, Washington, and richest cities in the world tion.quently Skype’s U.S. base in Silicon by 2025 – the silicon valley A simplistic frameworkand run- Valley are buzzing as the two of the east, ahead of for the health and wellning down battery. A flaw in companies start the process of Mumbai and Chennai, pro- being for Bengaluru in fourApple’s location services working together. vided it continues to grow key segments would be:system in its new iOS 5 soft- Microsoft has not said what it Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (left) shakes hands with Skype CEO Tony Bates during a news conference at the current pace in mon- First at the individual levelware is increasingly suspect- plans for Skype except to say it is announcing Microsoft purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion on May 10, 2011 in San Francisco, California. etary terms. and how the city will posi-ed of being the cause of “incredibly excited” about get- I would like to raise some tively or negatively affectrapid battery drain for some ting the service into its products. and video-conferencing, which it “You can sit at your Xbox and be and give Microsoft scalability key issues from my experi- their health and well being.owners of the iPhone 4S. Most expect Skype video chat is pitching strongly to business- able to talk to other people way beyond what they can do ence on Mumbai First Secondly at the social and messaging will start to es. through the camera in Kinect.” now, as many companies already Healthcare Committee and infrastructure and commu- Phone Scan appear soon on Xbox game con- soles, Windows phones and Microsoft is hoping Skype will enrich its own programs and Microsoft will then look to introduce Skype as an app on its use Skype.” Analysts expected Skype to add the way Mumbai City and Maharastra State Admin- nity health networks that are created in line with the Windows Live messenger, and platforms and become a vehicle Windows Phones and make it $250 million to $400 million to istration have moved for- population’s growth and later as an expansion to its Lync for ads, without frightening off complementary to its PC soft- that unit’s sales for the remain- ward to restore the balance affluence. Thirdly, the messaging and video chat service Skype’s loyal customers. ware, analysts said, helping it der of this fiscal year, pushing in their Master Plan for Development Authorities for businesses. The most likely first step will be battle rival services Google Talk the total to about $10.6 billion, 2042. Firstly, Bengaluru ability to create and pro- Skype, which popularised the to bring Skype to the nearly 35 and Apple Inc’s FaceTime. about half what is expected for has so far thrived and suc- vide the common citizen VoIP — voice over Internet pro- million active members of Xbox The strategy will be to draw the Windows and Office units. ceeded on the young services at the cheapest tocol — method of using a com- Live, Microsoft’s online gaming more people into Skype, especial- The busiest part of the year is migrant ‘techie’ population level without creating puter as a phone, is the clear setup, allowing players to video- ly business users, pushing them coming up for Skype, as users in for growth both on the bureaucratic organisations leader in the market, with 145 chat while they play games or towards paid services. the northern hemisphere tend to numbers and GDP front. to oversee and manage million users who sign in at least watch movies. “It’s a huge installed base and use the service more during the However by 2025, our cur- them. Some of these that once a month. “They are turning the Xbox Microsoft can target them with dark winter months, especially rent rate of growth will be impact health and well Its online chat service is free, form purely a gaming device to services from Bing, ads and so during the holiday season and halved due to the high pop- being include, food supply, but it has 8.8 million customers being a communications or on,” said Jack Gold, head of J. Chinese New Year when they ulation density which will education, living environ- paying for premium services entertainment console,” said Gold Associates, a telecoms want to reach out to friends and have its own environmen- ment, employment, water such as placing calls to mobile Mark Moerdler, senior research research firm. “Skype can also relatives. tal, technological,econom- and sanitation, healthcare phones or landlines from a PC analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. plug into the Lync environment — Reuters ic, social and health and services, housing and well being issues. What I transportation. fail to understand from the In one of my columns, I master planning exercises had proposed an inclusive in urban India is that high- strategy to health and well-A HTC 1 prototype App plus Cellphone’s shelf Sony mulls pulling out of density strategy requires the Urban Development Authorities to submit a plan that increases popula- being for Bangaluru through a six- fold agenda. Its time we revisit those once again and take it onNOW PLUS FORGOOGLE APP USERS life is just 2 years LCD JV with Samsung tion density to union urban development ministries requirements, which will otherwise lead to stripping the discussion table. Kapil Khandelwal is a leading healthcare and ICT expert. Kapil@KapilKh- New Delhi, Oct. 30: Development Authorities’ andelwal.comGoogle+, the search giant’snew social network, has Mobile phones are no more just a communica- NOT JUST A PHONE REIJI MURAI TOKYO, OCT. 30 The electronics show it can reduce its expo- sure to the loss-making TVmade the site available to its tion device as an increas- Features like applica- giant needs to unit and concentrate on40 million Google Apps cus- ing number of people are tions, bluetooth, GPRS, Sony Corp , struggling with developing its strategy fortomers around the world and switching to newer hand- camera, FM radio and a loss-making television slash costs as it smartphones. CAIN AD SHINES FOCUS ON VIRAL VIDEOSadded some new features. sets within two years for MP3 player are key fac- business, is considering heads for its Last week, it announced itGoogle has also announced new applications, accord- tors influencing pur- dissolving its LCD joint will take control of its BETH FOUHY thing to appreciate abouta new trends page called ing to industry body chase of most young venture with South Korea’s eighth straight mobile phone joint venture NEW YORK, OCT. 30 viral videos is they really‘What’s Hot’, which will show Assocham. mobile phone users. Samsung Electronics in a with Ericsson as it seeks to reduce the power of tra-what content is most popu- In a survey conducted bid to cut costs, sources annual loss in exploit its music and video Before Smoking Man, ditional media gatekeep-lar on Google + at any across six major cities of familiar with the matter its television applications to help it catch there was Obama Girl. ers,” said Stephenmoment in time. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, said on Sunday. smartphone leaders such as And who can forget Jib Farnsworth, an associate Chennai, Bengaluru and The Nikkei business business Apple Inc. Jab? A new ad featuring professor of communica- Hyderabad, nearly 39 per daily, which reported the Sony reports July- Herman Cain’s smoking tions at George Mason cent respondents said news earlier, said the September results on campaign manager Mark University in Virginia. they switch to a new Japanese electronics and A well-informed industry Wednesday. Analysts are Block is the latest politi- “The decisions of what phone in less than two entertainment giant was source told Reuters in forecasting Sony will fall cal video to become an the public could see used years for new applica- aiming to reach an agree- Seoul that such reports short of its operating profit overnight Web sensa- to be in the control of TV tions. was a factor, while 10 per ment by the end of this year seem to be “distorted” outlook of 200 billion yen tion. The ad, with Mr executives. The Web The survey covered cent said availability of to sell its nearly 50 per cent because Sony has been for the year to March 2012, Block taking a deep drag gives people the ability toSUN TO LAUNCH 1,370 responses from peo- ple in the age group of 20 the latest model influ- enced the purchasing stake in liquid-crystal dis- play joint venture S-LCD to negotiating with Samsung over its return on invest- with consumer confidence wobbling in Europe and the on a cigarette while Mr Cain flashes a Cheshire send messages horizon- tally. You see somethingNEW MOBILE APP to 30 years. Also, with prices of mobile handsets decision. For the second pur- Samsung. Sony needs to step up outsourcing to ment in the joint venture, rather than shareholdings. United States and as the strong yen bites into prof- cat grin, has had close to 1 million clicks on Mr you like, you put it on YouTube.”News International is plan- coming down and dispos- chase, quality ranked on reduce procurement costs “Under the contract on the its. Cain’s website since its Some widely dissemi-ning to launch a new Sun able incomes going up, top with 15 per cent and cope with rapidly LCD joint venture, the two The electronics giant, debut last week. It’s also nated videos have beenapp for smartphones and people are changing respondents agreeing. declining prices of LCD parties are allowed to dis- which competes with aired repeatedly on cable harmless fun such as thetablets within the next three handsets too often. The As per the survey, panels due to a global over- cuss such matters, which Samsung and LG news shows and become ad produced by digitalmonths. survey found that for friends are the single supply. outsiders could misunder- Electronics in televisions, the subject of countless studio Jib Jab in 2004 The app will use existing first time buyers, the most important source of Industry sources told stand as a step for Sony to needs to slash costs as it parodies. Online viral showing rivals GeorgeSun content presented in “a brand of phone influ- information while pur- Reuters in Tokyo that Sony withdraw from the joint heads for its eighth straight videos have become a W. Bush and John KerrySun-esque” way and will be ences the purchasing chasing a handset. hoped to dissolve the joint venture,” said the source, annual loss in its TV busi- staple of American poli- singing a hilarious rendi-available across Apple and decision with 39 per cent Youngsters are using venture quickly, but that it who spoke on condition of ness. tics. Not long ago, pricey tion of This Land.Android products. respondents agreeing. their phones for social had yet to agree terms or anonymity. In April, the Sony has already sold off paid television ads were Others have had a deep- India is the second networking, listening to timing with Samsung. two companies cut capital TV factories in Spain, the only way for candi- er impact, including fastest growing telecom music, playing games, Spokesmen for both Sony in the joint venture by $555 Slovakia and Mexico in the dates to be noticed. Now, Tina Fey’s scathing APPly yourself market in the world after reading news, surfing the and Samsung Electronics million as Sony sought to past few years and out- anyone with a good idea depiction of 2008 China, with 59.1 crore net, chatting with friends declined to comment. South slash its TV losses and sources more than half of and an Internet connec- Republican vice-presi- users in urban areas and and families and even Korean newspaper Chosun Samsung pushed ahead production to companies tion can generate buzz in dential nominee Sarah 30.1 crore users in rural checking their bank bal- Ilbo had a similar report on with next generation dis- including Hon Hai the presidential contest. Palin as an ill-informed areas. About 17 per cent ances with handsets, it the joint venture breakup plays. Precision Industry. “The most important lightweight. — AP respondents said price added — PTI in July, which Sony denied. 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