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Digest: Vodafone India, Government Websites, Dhingana, Indian Idol Junior

Vodafone India has partnered with ICICI to launch M-Pesa money transfer and payment service in Bihar and Jharkhand, reports Times of India. Using the service customers can deposit, withdraw cash from designated outlets, transfer money to mobile phone number, make payments to recharge mobile, utility bills, DTH and shop at select shops. In Bihar, the M-Pesa service will available through 2800 authorized agents.

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Minister of State for Communications & IT Milind Deora has informed that a total of 78 government website were hacked and 16,035 incidents related to spam, malware infection were reported so far this year, according to a report by The Indian Express. Comparatively, 308 government websites were hacked in the year 2011 and 371 government websites were hacked in the year 2012, according to data tracked and reported by Indian Computer Response Team (CERT-In).

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Music streaming app Dhingana has launched its app on Windows Phone 8 devices which can downloaded for free from the Windows Phone App Store. It already offers a web app, a mobile web app and native apps for iOSAndroidBlackBerrySymbian and Windows 8. In July 2013, it had launched  paid subscription model on iOS offering ad-free service called Dhingana Goldfor $1.99 (~ Rs 120) per month. Besides this, it has also revamped its website providing much cleaner look.

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Multi Screen Media (MSM) Pvt Ltd has launched an Indian Idol app on Windows Phone 8 platform. The app is already available on Smartphone platform such as Android and iOS and the company claims that around 66% of the total vote for the contest were casted using the app, which is surprisingly higher than all other voting platforms combined including SMS, online and social media.

The app allows users to cast votes, record their voice, create Indian Idol avataar, play jigsaw puzzles, play musical note game, among others.

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