Here’s What Rural India Thinks Of Nadella’s Offer

Computers in Rural India 1When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in USA, they discussed bringing 50,000 villages under the umbrella of technology. This is reportedly Modi government’s way to have more transparent governance.

“We will transform governance, making it more transparent, accountable, accessible and participative,” Modi told The Hindu.

He wants to turn the digital India movement into a mass movement, while ensuring that individuals’ privacy is not invaded. Our team went to some villages to understand what rural India thinks of this move. Here’s how they think technology will influence their lives:

“Our kids will have better education and will get access to the world happenings if internet comes to local schools,” said Sukram Pal of Shamli village in UP.

“I will order high quality seeds online and will grow better crops, “says one farmer.

There are some educated service class people who think that with everything going digital ,the corruption level may go down.

Here is what one responsible citizen (name not revealed on request) had to say about Modi’s digital India movement, “The babu culture in India will reduce. We no more have to give bribe to get our things done. I have recently learned how to pay income tax online and it was so easy.  With everything going digital everything will be easily accessible and even the siffarish culture and paper work will reduce.”

With public Wi-Fi hot spots planned soon across the Indian landscape, the country may soon advance in race to become a developed country. 

Meanwhile, TechThirsty continues to hail technology.


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Antoine Leblond Quits Microsoft After Almost 25 Years

AntoineLeBlond quits microsoftMicrosoft’s Vice President for Windows Web Services Antoine Leblond seems to be on his way out of Microsoft after spending almost 25 years there. Re/Code has reported that Leblond sent an email to his colleagues which said, “After almost 25 years, I’ve decided it’s time for me to go out and see what the non-Microsoft world has to offer.”

It is being said that this is an aftereffect of CEO Satya Nadella joining Microsoft. Leblond was working on the Microsoft Office suite for almost 20 years alongside Steven Sinofsky. Leblond was also incharge of development of Office 2010.  However, lately he was working on Windows 8 store and cloud services.… Read the rest

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The Man Called Satya Nadella—5 Facts About The Microsoft CEO You Didn’t Know

Now that the new Microsoft CEO has settled, here are a few facts about Satya Nadella you didn’t know:

Indian EE Degree: Born in Hyderabad, India, Satya earned his degree in electrical engineering and communications from Manipal University. 

Microsoft Loyalist: He did not rise to the top perch out of the blue. Nadella has been with Microsoft over the past two decades. Before being termed CEO, he was part of the Enterprise and Cloud department. 

Cricket Counts: Besides leading from the front, he is also a cricket enthusiast. He’s famously said, “There’s so many subplots in it, it’s like reading a Russian novel.”

Tweet Mongering: Interestingly, the guy who is set to lead one of the world’s biggest tech companies, Nadella has not even tweeted or browsed Twitter since July 2010.… Read the rest

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Who Is Satya Nadella?

Set to take the position of Microsoft’s CEO soon, Satya Nadella has been presently working as the executive vice president in the Cloud and Enterprise division of Microsoft. He is primarily responsible for handling computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services of the company.

Nadella is an Indian by birth and belongs to the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He was born in 1967 and has been associated with Microsoft since 1992. Nadella received his higher education from the US and did a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee as well as Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

According to people familiar with the company affairs, Satya Nadella is soon likely to replace Steve Ballmer as the new CEO of Microsoft. It’s being said that’s he’s well ahead of two other shortlisted candidates – Tony Bates and Stephen Elop. He’s being seen as the most suitable candidate because he is familiar with the company’s internal affairs as a result of his 23 years of experience at Microsoft.

The appointment of Nadella as new CEO of Microsoft is expected to receive mixed reactions from the outside world. While the company has enterprise-focussed products such as MS Office, Bing and Azure, at the same time it has faced some difficult times since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Would it be a tough time for Nadella or will he be able to turn the company around?… Read the rest

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