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News Digest: Twitter, BIG FM, 3G, Obopay, 11 Digit Mobile Numbers, OFC Project By Defense, YouTube

Twitter’s New Mobile Website

Twitter has revamped its mobile website Mobile.twitter.com,  built from scratch using only twitter APIs looking at the rising number of people that access twitter from mobile phones. According to their blog, the web client is compatible with Android, iPhone, Nokia S60 series and Palm Web OS based handsets but still needs to be fine tuned to work better on BlackBerry.

India To Move  To 11 Digit Mobile Number

If DoT has its way, then all mobile numbers in the country will have an extra 9 as a prefix. At present India has 488.40 million mobile phone users and at this rate 10 digit phone numbers which can accommodate 1 billion numbers would run out as India adds an average of 15 million users per month. The prefix will allow Indian telecom operators to issue up to 10 billion individual mobile numbers. (Read more at The Economic Times)

BIG FM 92.7 To Be Listed On BSE & NSE

ADAG”s Reliance Media World that runs BIG FM 92.7, is going to be listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange on November 4th. Reliance Media World was demerged from Reliance MediaWorks (previously Adlabs) in August. (Read more at Moneycontrol)

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Optic Fibre Cable Network For Armed Forces Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the Rs 10,000 Crore project of building an optic fibre cable network for the Armed Forces. At present the defense occupies a bulk of 3G spectrum that it will vacate for the upcoming auction and use the new optic fibre cable network.   (Read more at The Economic Times)

Obopay Named ‘Technology Pioneer’

Nokia-owned Obopay, a mobile payments service, has been included with Twitter and Playfish as one of the 26 companies named Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum. Obopay had raised around $70 million from Nokia as reported in Medianama in March. (Read more at Tech Crunch)

Feather Feature On YouTube India

Google is experimenting with a new ‘Feather Feature’ for You Tube which makes the interface lighter and the video faster to load. With this, the videos default to standard quality, and the page only shows limited number of comments, and related features. (Read more at think digit)

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