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Google launches mobile internet bus in Tamil Nadu

Google launches mobile internet bus in Tamil Nadu
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First Published: Tue, Feb 03 2009. 06 16 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Feb 03 2009. 06 16 PM IST
Chennai: As part of its initiatives to spread awareness about Internet, Google India on Tuesday announced the launch of mobile internet bus to provide the experience of worldwide web to people across Tamil Nadu.
The bus project is based on four themes — information, communication, entertainment and education, and it would have useful and informative content in English and Tamil, said Google India (Research and Development) Centre Head Prasad Ram.
“We want to educate people about the benefit of Internet and this bus would make them to understand the usage of Internet in a much effective way,” he said.
The bus would be covering 15 towns across the state over a period of one-and-a-half months, he said.
Google India Product Manager Prem Ramaswami said this was like a pilot project for them and based on the response they get from this project, they would continue it in other states as well.
“It is like a pilot study (for us). More than 19% of Tamilians prefer Google Tamil for accessing the Internet and that is also one of the reasons to launch the bus project from Tamil Nadu,” he said.
Explaining about the project, Prasad Ram said it would explain a user on what all services it could offer through audio-visual format so that a user would be able to get the required information.
He said once the project was completed, they would be able to share some vital information with the state government as well.
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First Published: Tue, Feb 03 2009. 06 16 PM IST
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