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Why Thinking Digital Equals Thinking Vernacular

By | February 15th, 2015|Categories: Digital Inclusion|Tags: |

Every marketer and ad agency knows that in order to engage with a mass Indian audience ads need to be translated into local languages. At least seven languages form a part of a pan-Indian media plan – Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada – and more, if specific states become important to a brand’s [...]

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The eCommerce Revolution : Eliminate the middleman, benefit the producer!

By | February 8th, 2015|Categories: Ecommerce|Tags: |

eCommerce is about much more than the sale of expensive gadgets and luxury goods like fashion, décor accessories and jewellery. At the heart of the matter, eCommerce is a tool to bring producers of goods and services into direct contact with a huge potential buyer base, local, national and even global. Thereby, it is a means [...]

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Expanding mobile payment services — the role of vernacular language applications

By | February 4th, 2015|Categories: Banking|Tags: , |

With 90% of India’s 250 million Internet subscribers accessing Internet through mobile (source: TRAI Data, June 2014), it is inevitable that the mobile payments landscape in the country is heating up. There are more than 20 mobile wallet services in the market as per the RBI website. Typically, such services allow a registered customer to top up [...]

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The language of commerce is your native tongue

By | February 1st, 2015|Categories: Digital Inclusion|Tags: , |

We are used to hearing that English is the language of business. As the global economy evolves and buyers and sellers reach each other across national borders and continents, they need to be able to communicate in a common language. However, in my opinion, the language of commerce is your native tongue. It is the language [...]

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Inclusive app development : a new definition of net neutrality

By | January 8th, 2015|Categories: Digital Inclusion, Technology|Tags: , |

When BlackBerry CEO John Chen issued an open letter to the US Senate and President Obama, asking for ‘app neutrality’, he faced a lot of flak. Chen’s argument was straightforward – content and application providers (he cited the example of Netflix) refuse to provide applications for BlackBerry OS, preferring to concentrate on the larger customer base [...]

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Digital Inclusion in the USA – mobile innovation for non-English speakers

By | November 17th, 2014|Categories: Digital Inclusion|Tags: |

At Anant, when we speak about digital inclusion and the need for vernacular language apps, we are thinking of nearly 1 billion Indians who are not conversant in English. However, it’s important to remember that India is not the only country where digital inclusion is a challenge. The USA has an estimated 25 million individuals who [...]

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Making digital inclusion a reality – addressing the vernacular language barrier

By | January 17th, 2014|Categories: Digital Inclusion, Technology|Tags: , |

2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web. The father of the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, did not create it for personal profit – he was driven by a vision of his creation as a powerful force for social change and expression of individual creativity.  To quote the World Wide Web Foundation, for the Web [...]

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Breaking the Language Barrier

By | January 8th, 2014|Categories: Press|

M Rajendran Hindustan Times, New Delhi Wednesday, January 08 2014.   Ideating India: Two software engineers dreamed of taking multimedia applications to vernacular languages. All that stood between them and success: disbelieving companies. After months of getting knocked down and standing up again, they are now on the verge of making it big. We tell their [...]

Indian developers design vernacular OS

By | October 18th, 2013|Categories: Press|

Published by: Rang De India This article was published on: 18/10/2013 Source: http://www.rangdeindia.jp/detailnews/sitenews/telecom/indian-developers-design-vernacular-os/47245 New Delhi, Oct 17 (RDI IBNS) Move over Windows and Android! For a majority of non-English speaking Indians, a team of Indian developers have designed an operating system (OS) that works in Indian vernacular languages. The system is expected to give fillip to the [...]

Engineers design OS that works on Indian languages!

By | October 17th, 2013|Categories: Press|

AHMEDABAD, OCT 17:   Business Line Move over Windows and Android! For a majority of non-English speaking Indians, a team of Indian developers have designed an operating system (OS) that runs on cloud and works in Indian vernacular languages. The system is expected to give fillip to the development of digital applications for non-English speaking users. “The [...]

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