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Why the Fitbit-Pebble Acquisition Could be the Best Thing to Happen for the Smartwatch Market

Why the Fitbit-Pebble Acquisition Could be the Best Thing to Happen for the Smartwatch Market

The smartwatch sales have been lackluster in the recent months. OEMs have failed to perceive and acknowledge what a wearable should do and why people should spend hundreds of dollars on it. As a result, manufacturers have sustained slumping quarters and are unable to mend the core issues due to the limited technology. Subsequently, Google has delayed its Android Wear […]

 
     
 
 

For Nokia, Redemption Lies in the Mid and Low Segments

For Nokia, Redemption Lies in the Mid and Low Segments

Nokia has been in the news recently as the company is slated to make a comeback in the smartphone market. Reports suggest that during the first half of 2017, we might finally see some ‘real’ Nokia-branded smartphones running on Android. This has been a dream of several smartphone enthusiasts for years. However, that dream was crushed the moment Microsoft purchased […]

 
     
 
 

5 Key Takeaways from Amazon’s AWS re:Invent Conference

5 Key Takeaways from Amazon’s AWS re:Invent Conference

Amazon Web Services, at their re:Invent developer conference, introduced a slew of advanced and computing platforms to enrich their cloud offerings. Along with the upgraded workstations and networking technologies for large-scale enterprises, Amazon also unveiled what can be considered, their biggest AI push in the recent years for third-party devs. Hence, here are top five highlights you should know about. […]

     
 
 

Why Continuing the Free Offer is More Harmful than Useful for Reliance Jio

Why Continuing the Free Offer is More Harmful than Useful for Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio officially launched its free welcome offer for public on September 5th this year, and it’s almost three months since the launch. In these three months, Jio has raked in as many as 50 million subscribers. The company’s initial plan was to offer free services till December 31st and then start charging subscribers from January 1st onwards. However, Jio […]

 
     
 
 

Xiaomi Redmi 3S vs Moto E3 Power: Battle of the Budget Stalwarts

Xiaomi Redmi 3S vs Moto E3 Power: Battle of the Budget Stalwarts

When it comes to buying a phone on a limited budget, there are many things that make a difference. Right from the availability to battery performance to build. Since two years now, the budget smartphone category has grown stiff in competition, especially with the Chinese giants selling millions of handsets online, but then what good a phone is if you […]

 
     
 
 

Conversational Computing Platforms: Google vs Amazon vs Apple vs Facebook

Conversational Computing Platforms: Google vs Amazon vs Apple vs Facebook

The primary purpose of any computing platform is to get work done. Earlier, this was done by mainframes, then came PCs and they were then followed by smartphones. With the smartphone market facing just single-digit overall growth and with almost everyone in the developed countries owning smartphones, the hunt for the next computing platform is at an all-time high. There […]

 
     
 
 

Exit Opera, Now Playing Vivaldi: Jon von Tetzchner, the Browser Composer

Exit Opera, Now Playing Vivaldi: Jon von Tetzchner, the Browser Composer

As he walks across the lobby to meet you, you are always struck by how quietly he walks for a tall person. Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner cuts a very tall and imposing figure (though he gently corrects my description of his height from “six feet seven inches” to “six feet five, please”) but he walks silently – we could […]

 
     
 
 

Content is no Longer King, it is a Sidekick

Content is no Longer King, it is a Sidekick

Almost all of us consume content in some form or the other on our smartphones, tablets or PCs. Be it for reading books, watching movies, listening to music and so on. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that the internet has destroyed value to some extent for a variety of content from news to music. A big reason for this […]

 
     
 
 

Will Unlimited Mobile Data Ever be a Possibility in India?

Will Unlimited Mobile Data Ever be a Possibility in India?

Everyone loves unlimited data except, of course, the telecom operators themselves. The ability to watch Youtube videos in Full HD or watch the latest season of Narcos on Netflix at 4K without having to worry about running into overages is a very compelling proposition. However, ever since the data revolution began in India, none of the incumbent telecom operators have […]

 
     
 
 

6 Must-Have Features Every OEM Should Include in Premium Smartphones

6 Must-Have Features Every OEM Should Include in Premium Smartphones

In the past year, OEMs have tended to shift their core focus towards budget handsets. After all, it is the most substantial category where the majority of buyers invest. Today, you can spend as low as $175 (or Rs 10,000) and still get a phenomenal handset. However, this eventually led to flagship devices lose market share and justifications as to […]