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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 […]

 
     
 
 

How OnePlus is Casually Swooping in the Premium Market

How OnePlus is Casually Swooping in the Premium Market

In April 2014, when a Chinese startup (some would prefer to have called it an “upstart” given its penchant for clever social media messaging) came out with a phone that it tagged “flagship killer,” many laughed at the notion. Not too many could have predicted that the OEM would disrupt the industry and the market in a matter of months, […]

 
     
 
 

Chinese Smartphone OEMs: Rising in the West

Chinese Smartphone OEMs: Rising in the West

Indian smartphone market has been a volatile one with smartphone manufacturers changing ranks almost every single quarter. While Samsung and Micromax have maintained their No.1 and No.2 positions for quite a few quarters, the third, fourth and fifth rankings are in a constant flux. It is difficult to predict what would happen in the Indian smartphone market, but certain themes […]

 
     
 
 

Convergence of Content and Distribution in the US

Convergence of Content and Distribution in the US

There has been a growing trend for a while in the European telecom and broadband markets where companies have been selling bundles. This phenomenon is known as Triple Play or Quad Play. These bundles generally have home broadband, Pay TV, wireless and landline, all bundled together. The US had long resisted bundles. Although some companies did provide two or more […]

 
     
 
 

Tim Cook: Too Much of a ‘Sales Person’?

Tim Cook: Too Much of a ‘Sales Person’?

The past few days have seen a section of an old Steve Jobs interview attain near viral status on the Web. Made in 1995, it features Jobs insisting that it is dangerous for “sales and marketing people” to be in charge of a company that has a near monopoly in its segment. Most tellingly, Jobs says: When you have a […]