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LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7; Comparing the Brand New Android Flagships

LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7; Comparing the Brand New Android Flagships

Samsung and LG have finally announced their flagships for 2016 at the Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy S7/Edge and the G5 respectively. While the former has polished the things it got wrong last year, the latter has completely altered its strategy in order to stand out. They both are powered by the best hardware available in the industry but there […]

 
     
 
 

YU Said It: Rahul Sharma on One Year of YU

YU Said It: Rahul Sharma on One Year of YU

It has been slightly more than a year since YU, the sister brand of Micromax, which was targeted at value for money seeking Indian geek consumers, was launched. And while it was a year that saw both highs and lows, it is fair enough to state that by the time the dust settled on 2015, YU had made its presence […]

 
     
 
 

BlackBerry – The Company That Changed Too Often?

BlackBerry – The Company That Changed Too Often?

The sales executive at a retail store in Delhi stopped the BlackBerry Priv in my hand and asked if he could see it – the media have the device before many retailers do. He held it in his hand, slid out the keyboard, smiled with a touch of sadness, and muttered: “What a company they were, sir. What a brand! […]

 
     
 
 

The Fight to be the Default Destination to Read News

The Fight to be the Default Destination to Read News

There’s a new trend in the tech field where every company is trying to become your default destination to consume news. This battle is a little inter-connected with every player who is trying to become the default destination having some connection or leverage over publishers. The ones that I’ll be considering in this article are Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple. […]

 
     
 
 

Demise of Smartphone Contracts and its Effect in the US

Demise of Smartphone Contracts and its Effect in the US

The American smartphone market has been relatively stable compared to India and China. Apple and Samsung have managed to hold on to the No.1 and No.2 positions in the US for quite a few years now. A big part of this has been possible because of contracts, amongst various other factors. The Contract Mafia Contracts were in some ways a […]

 
     
 
 

Can We Stop the Apple-Bitching Already?

Can We Stop the Apple-Bitching Already?

It is the uninvited guest at every media event involving a mobile device these days. Lurking in the background. Waiting to be criticised and/or cursed. Whether directly or by hint. We are talking of course, of Apple. Cometh the product presentation and cometh almost inevitably the slides proving that the product being showcased is better than a similar one from […]

     
 
 

T-Mobile Binge On and Net Neutrality: Shutting it Down Isn’t the Answer

T-Mobile Binge On and Net Neutrality: Shutting it Down Isn’t the Answer

There has been a lot of fuss in recent times over T-Mobile’s recently unveiled program, Binge ON. EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has said that Binge ON stands in violation of Net Neutrality. T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere and CFO, Mike Sievert have voraciously defended Binge ON. Image source: Digital Trends What’s Binge ON and what’s the fuss? Binge ON is basically […]

 
     
 
 

Windows Phone: the Real Casualty of the Chinese Wave?

Windows Phone: the Real Casualty of the Chinese Wave?

“We used to sell several units a day. Before the Chinese phones started coming,” the executive at a Microsoft (formerly Nokia) store in Delhi is pretty clear about what really sent his brand’s fortunes into decline. And he does have a point. For while many might talk of the impact the high-performance-at-low-price phones from (mainly) Chinese brands have had on […]

     
 
 

OnePlus 2 vs YU Yutopia vs Qiku Q Terra : The Value for Money Flagship Battle

OnePlus 2 vs YU Yutopia vs Qiku Q Terra : The Value for Money Flagship Battle

It was the year which saw high-end phones become more affordable than ever before, so it was in a way entirely appropriate that 2015 ended with three phones slugging it out for supremacy in the value for money flagship segment. It was no less appropriate that all these came from relatively new brands in the Indian market, reflecting the sheer […]

 
     
 
 

5 Key Challenges for Netflix in India

5 Key Challenges for Netflix in India

CES 2016 was pretty boring for me all along till the time Netflix took the stage. The company announced a massive expansion which would see it operate in 130 new countries across the globe. India happens to be one of them. The subscription prices of Netflix in India is very similar to their US pricing, although the content availability and […]