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The Trends That Defined Tech in 2016

The Trends That Defined Tech in 2016

Call it whatever you will, but one thing that you cannot call 2016 is predictable. One of the least likely contestants won the US presidential elections, Indians have learned the not so gentle art of lining outside ATMs at odd hours and neither Rafa Nadal nor Roger Federer even made it to the final of a Grand Slam tournament. There […]

 
     
 
 

The Top 5 Unexpected Tech Launches of 2016

The Top 5 Unexpected Tech Launches of 2016

2016 was truly one of the most baffling periods for technology teeming with a series of significant iterations and trends being instituted. While the majority of companies steered throughout the year quite conventionally and righteously followed their usual roadmap, there were a bunch of them who startled the crowd by an announcement no one was particularly expecting. Of course, we […]

 
     
 
 

Dear Facebook, Please Stop Copying Snapchat!

Dear Facebook, Please Stop Copying Snapchat!

The world knows Facebook as “The Social Network”. It is the company which has taken over various platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus VR amongst others; the company which is worth hundreds of billions of Dollars; the company whose active user base is more populous than most countries. Oh, and in recent times, it’s the company which copies its competitors. And […]

 
     
 
 

[Tech Ad-Ons] Google Maps: Not Google-ish Enough!

[Tech Ad-Ons] Google Maps: Not Google-ish Enough!    

Tech Ad-Ons is our new series in which we take a closer look at advertisements from tech companies, and analyze whether they hit or miss the mark. An ad from Google is always a special event. And Google has been doing a fair number of these in India in recent times, and mostly to highlight its Google Maps service. For […]

     
 
 

Echo, Dash, Drone… and Go: Amazon Eyeing Grocery Market Monopoly

Echo, Dash, Drone… and Go: Amazon Eyeing Grocery Market Monopoly

Once considered the preserve of the local mom and pop store, grocery delivery by Internet firms is becoming increasingly popular in recent times. There are several startups in the US trying their hand at grocery delivery such as Instacart, Din, and PlateJoy, and we have startups such as Big Basket and Grofers trying the same in India. Most of these […]

 
     
 
 

[TechTalkies] “We Just Wanted to Sell Ten Thousand Phones” – Manu Jain, Xiaomi India

[TechTalkies] “We Just Wanted to Sell Ten Thousand Phones” – Manu Jain, Xiaomi India

“It has been better than what I expected, much better than what I expected. In every possible perspective.” Manu Jain shakes his head in mild disbelief when asked how his journey with Xiaomi has been since 2014. He may be an ‘Internet entrepreneur and wannabe cartoonist’ as per his profile on Facebook, and he might also be the co-founder of […]

 
     
 
 

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 […]