Orkut’s Seach Page Gets Filtered
Orkut developers have constructed a new search page for the website using Google Web Toolkit, claiming that it is faster, cleaner and easier to read, now has simpler filters, including an option that screens communities and profiles containing potentially inappropriate content. [Orkut Blog]

Fixed Line Numbers Would Be 10 Digits From 2012
At present 8 digit fixed line numbers (initially 5 and 7 digits) would become 10 digits in effect from January 2012. TRAI to migrate all fixed line numbers to 10 digits by 31st December, 2011. This would make available enough numbers for the next 30-40 years.[The Hindu Business Line]

Ybrant Digital Plans To Raise Rs. 700 Crore Through IPO
Ybrant digital is planning to raise Rs. 700 crore by an initial public offering to expand into Chinese and Brazilian markets, besides opening 100 sales offices across the globe. It is going to file a fresh draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) and has already roped in Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas as lead bankers with Yes Bank and India Infoline Limited being the co-leads.[Business Standard]

ED: Read our coverage of Ybrant’s acquisition of Lycos:
Why Ybrant Bought Lycos; Plans
Updated: Lycos Sold To India’s Ybrant Digital For $36 Million

MVL To Invest Rs. 245 Crore In Its Telecom Department
MVL Ltd has decided to invest and initial equity of Rs. 120 crore, with an additional Rs 125 crore committed to start a manufacturing facility with an annual production capacity of 20 million handsets and components, in MVL Telecom, thus acquiring a majority stake in it. [Economic Times]

Srei Infocom To Buy 60% in Millicom’s Tower Assets For Rs. 400 Crore
Srei Infocom, a telecom subsidiary of Srei Inastructure, is set to invest Rs. 400 crore in Luxembourg based Millicom’s tower assets in Tanzania, picking up 60% stake in the company. [Indian Express]

DoT To Provide Broadband Connection To Government And Government Aided Schools
Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Information and Communication Technology in Schools” BSNL plans to provide 8,88,832 wire-line broadband connections to individual users and Government Institutions, including schools, and will set up 28.672 kiosks over a period of 5 years i.e. by 2014.[PIB]

Ortel Provides VoIP Services To Its Subscribers
Ortel Communications Ltd has rolled out its Voice over Internet Protocol service to provide low cost and high-quality international call facility to its subscribers. Under this new service, the Ortel customers can talk to their near & dear ones abroad through Ortel e-phone.[Business Standard]

Google Shows PoK As Part Of Pakistan, Then Changes
The Government of India has sent a notice to Google for showing the Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir as part of Pakistan on Google Insights for Search, a tool which shows search volume patterns across specific regions. Following the notice, google has updated it to show the whole of Kashmir as part of India.
[Economic Times]

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