Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pune’s DIAT ties up with IIT-Madras for M.Tech. course in Marine Science

Pune’s Defence Institute of Armament Technology (DIAT), a top university in defence studies and armament, funded by the Government of India has tied up with IIT-Madras to introduce a two-year joint M.Tech. course in underwater marine sciences and imaging systems, … Continue reading

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An Online Python/Haskell Course by Pune Faculty in running for MOOC Fellowship

Germany’s iversity is teaming with leading German think-tank Stifterverband to award ten €25,000 (about $31K) fellowships to professors around the world hoping to produce their own MOOC. The organizers hope the competition will help “fuel technological innovation” in European higher … Continue reading

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GE to expand its $200M wind turbines / aircraft engines plant in Chakan #Pune

GE Vice Chairman John Rice spoke to the media on Friday about their plans to expand their manufacturing facilities in Chakan near Pune. Excerpt: Rice said the company has been very successful in manufacturing engineering products at Chakan. Therefore, it … Continue reading

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.@pricebaba raises a round of funding from 500-Startups and Pune’s @jimkarter

Mumbai based PriceBaba, a local price discovery engine has raised a second round of seed funding from Silicon Valley based 500-startups, and existing investors Karamveer Singh (also known online as @jimkarter) and Tirthesh Ganatra. Karamveer Singh had led PriceBaba’s first … Continue reading

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Pune has more “product” based teams doing high value dev. than Bangalore – Zinnov

IT Advisory company Zinnov has just released a survey of “product” companies/teams in India and points out that 12% of product teams in Pune work on high value development work, compared to just 8% in Bangalore. Excerpts: Product teams based … Continue reading

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BMC Software to go private; to aggressively focus on cloud

BMC Software Inc. (BMC) agreed to be taken private in a $6.9 billion deal by Bain Capital LLC and Golden Gate Capital after struggling to compete with newcomers better equipped to handle the shift toward cloud computing. One of BMC’s … Continue reading

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Talk at #ChefConf by Pune’s @Cheezo on #Knife cloud plugins for #VMWare #VCloud

Chef is an open source configuration management tool written in Ruby and Erlang.It is a DevOps tool used for configuring cloud services or to streamline the task of configuring a company’s internal servers. Chef automatically sets up and tweaks the … Continue reading

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