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Using Kannada in technology made easier with smartphones

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 01, 2016 05:19 AM

With the IT revolution, many believed that the younger generation would prefer to type and communicate in English than Kannada.

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‘Entrepreneurship will become a common, respectable profession’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 25, 2016 12:40 AM

From success to status, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 25 gems and insights from the week of October 16-22 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

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Workshop on Competition Law and Policy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 23, 2016 01:51 AM

National School of Law India University and the Delegation of European Union to India jointly organized a workshop at Competition Commission of India in New Delhi from October 19 - 21, 2016. Anubha Sinha and Rohini Lakshané participated and made presentations.

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Changing Wikipedia’s (and society’s) male bias is work in progress

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 04, 2016 11:02 PM

Shyamal Lakshminarayanan was on the trail of Maude Lina West Cleghorn, a little-known amateur British entomologist who lived in Calcutta in the early 1900s.

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Indian language localization community meets in New Delhi

Indian language localization community meets in New Delhi

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 03, 2016 01:26 PM

Localization is one of the less glamorous aspects of computing. Despite the fact that less than 6% of the world speaks English, a majority of projects don't feel inclined to accommodate the rest of the population. One of the primary reasons for sticking to English is the steep learning curve and the lack of standardization in various aspects of the localization process.

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Workshop on Innovation, Economic Development and IP in India and China

Workshop on Innovation, Economic Development and IP in India and China

by Anubha Sinha and Rohini Lakshané last modified Oct 09, 2016 04:41 AM

Anubha Sinha and Rohini Lakshané presented at the SMU-JINDAL-RENMIN Workshop on “Innovation, Economic Development, and IP in India and China,” co-organised by the Singapore Management University, O.P. Jindal Global University, and Renmin University of China, in Delhi during September 27-28, 2016. Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, delivered the inaugural address at the workshop.

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To embed a tweet or not?

To embed a tweet or not?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 23, 2016 01:08 AM

Experts say it would amount to copyright infringement if the fair use clause is exploited.

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Law and Economy Policy Conference 2016 (LEPC - 2016)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 01:48 AM

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in collaboration with the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) is organising India’s first “Law Economics Policy Conference (LEPC-2016)”. The aim is to bring together legal, economic and policy thinkers to consider policy issues in a holistic manner.

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Tulu Wikipedia Goes 'Live' after 8 Years on Incubator

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 01:33 AM

Eight years after being created in the Wikimedia Incubator, the Tulu-language Wikipedia is now live as the 23rd Indic language.

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“Made in India” Innovation Policy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 01:15 AM

In this post they emphasize upon the need for data-driven IP policy making in India.

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Data Xgen launches paid Hindi email service

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 30, 2016 02:35 AM

Jaipur based Enterprise email provider Data Xgen Technologies has launched a paid email service in Hindi Devnagari script. This is especially for .bharat domain names, but can also be used for other domains. As of now, the company offers email packages starting at Rs 99, Rs 499, Rs 999 and Rs 1,499, which look like monthly plans.

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Press coverage about Punjab edit-a-thon & Telugu Wikipedia success

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 26, 2016 04:16 PM

Andhra Jyothi, one of the leading news papers in Telugu covered Punjab edit-a-thon & Telugu wikipedia success in national level with the angle of Pranaraj involvement in it.

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International Conference on Innovation for Shared Prosperity

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2016 02:40 AM

Rohini Lakshane attended a conference on IP Rights, Competition and Standard Setting in the IT industry on August 20 and 21, 2016. The conference was organized by O.P. Jindal Global University and Jindal Initiative on Research in IP & Competition.

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Tulu gets official Wikipedia page, but Mumbai linguists say more is needed

Tulu gets official Wikipedia page, but Mumbai linguists say more is needed

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2016 02:43 AM

Sitting in his Sunkadakatte home in Bengaluru, Dr UB Pavanaja still recalls the moment when he was at the WikiConference India 2016 in Chandigarh earlier this month. Academicians from all over India had gathered at the event, to share their views about issues related to India on Wikipedia. While the talks were still in progress, Katherine Maher, executive director, Wikimedia Foun-dation, USA, paused to make an announcement.

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Tulu takes a major Wiki leap, all thanks to a dedicated team

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2016 04:38 PM

Tulu is one of the five Dravidian languages but it has the least number of speakers. Though it has a script, lack of usage has made it almost obsolete, forcing Tulu writers to write in Kannada. This has, however, benefited Tulu today, allowing it to boast of its own Wikipedia

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Tulu Wikipedia Conference in Mangaluru

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:50 PM

A Tulu Wikipedia conference organized by the Times of Kudla (Tulu name for Mangaluru) newspaper was held at Malki, near Mangaluru on August 13 and 14, 2016. Dr. U.B. Pavanaja gave a presentation on Tulu Wikipedia.

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Telugu Wikipedians create Articles on Punjab in Telugu Wikipedia

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 12, 2016 02:02 PM

Telugu Wikipedians created articles on Punjab in a national level contest. Telugu Wikipedians received a trophy during the closing ceremony of Wiki conference India at Chandigarh.

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Wikipedia launches in Tulu, its 23rd Indic language

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:56 PM

Wikipedia has launched in Tulu, making it the 23rd Indian language Wiki, reports domain-b. The announcement was made at the Wikiconference India 2016 held in Chandigarh last weekend.

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India's 23rd Regional Wikipedia Launches

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 09, 2016 03:14 AM

A Tulu version has gone live on Wikipedia, making it the 23rd one in an Indian language to do so.

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