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  • In this Era of Smartphone Confusion, with multiple brands, impressive features, competitive price-tags and innovative branding, what to keep in mind, N Madhavan explains through three simple laws.
  • A smart way to sell a smartphone
    May 31, 2015 20:39 IST

    The Three Laws of Smartphone buying

    In this Era of Smartphone Confusion, with multiple brands, impressive features, competitive price-tags and innovative branding, what to keep in mind, N Madhavan explains through three simple laws.

  • Microsoft
    May 24, 2015 23:27 IST

    Stand by for Microsoft’s big acquisition

    Satya Nadella seems set for his next big purchase -- and Microsoft has about $95 billion in cash. That is about Rs 600,000 crore! Reports came at the weekend that the software giant pulled back from acquiring Salesforce.com, arguably the biggest small-business software company located in the cloud (or the internet).

  • Flipkart CEO
    May 22, 2015 22:45 IST

    Digital native startups break rules, junk manners

    Youth, optimism and thinking big are now the defining traits in a city whose mild weather is heated up by young and restless entrepreneurs. In such a mood, reckless, impulsive talk is not just accepted. It is almost celebrated.

  • Verizon
    May 17, 2015 23:44 IST

    India effect of Verizon-AOL deal

    Just when India is warming up in a heated debate on net neutrality, here comes some interesting news. Last week, US telecom operator Verizon Communications announced it will acquire AOL (America Online) for $4.4 billion (or about Rs 28,000 crore).

  • A day with apps
    May 10, 2015 16:50 IST

    Pehele app: How programs are keeping a close watch over you

    Events over the past week show how Big Brother may watch you more and more as you shop online in India. And whether that is a good thing or not depends on you.

  • Tata Consultancy Services
    May 03, 2015 23:38 IST

    IT giants move from triple plus to triple minus

    IT SHOULD not surprise long-time watchers that India’s software service companies are facing multiple challenges. No honeymoon lasts forever.

  • Internet
    Apr 27, 2015 16:27 IST

    How the Internet of Things can help quake relief

    I sat at my computer on Saturday and felt my chair shaking. Within a minute, I was logged on to Twitter and sharing my experience, like dozens of others across India. Over the next few minutes, I had checked and shared a link from the Indian Met Department that tracks seismic events (it still had no information yet). Many others chipped in. Over the next few minutes, we got news of the epicentre being in Nepal.

  • Smartphone
    Apr 19, 2015 23:07 IST

    Why CCI must enter Net Neutrality debate

    While India saw heated protests and a debate last week over Net Neutrality -- the call to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for strictly separating content (apps) and carriage (data plans), the European Union’s Competition Commissioner took a step forward in another side of the business by charging Google with defying what is called “search neutrality”.

  • IBM
    Apr 06, 2015 20:07 IST

    Software robots: Indian IT cos’ new challenge

    Last week, IBM announced it would invest as much as $3 billion (Rs. 18,000 crore) over the next four years to set up a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit. Please remember that the giant is no longer a product company, although it makes some, and is essentially a consulting and services company that is market leader in the IT services industry.

  • Budget, mobile phone
    Apr 02, 2015 23:36 IST

    Despite successful auctions, challenges ahead for telecom sector

    The spectrum scandal that shook Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s UPA government may be over, but the successful end of auctions to sell airwaves may have just triggered a fresh round of acrimony involving the telecom sector.

  • Wipro
    Mar 22, 2015 22:47 IST

    Wipro heads for challenging changes

    There is a fresh round of reinvention ahead for Wipro, India’s third largest software exporter – and fourth largest if you count US-based Cognizant that is practically Indian.

  • Mar 15, 2015 23:09 IST

    Year 2016 may belong to e-money in India

    E-commerce companies in league with mobile-money or online coupon companies are effectively “printing” some kind of new-age cash — because anything of value between two parties or entities can be made to look like cash.

  • Mar 15, 2015 14:15 IST

    Year 2016 may belong to e-money in India

    The year 2016 may belong to e-money, with many of these fancy discount and recharge companies taking your cash and playing it with the way banks do. E-commerce players will become something like "fast-moving technology trick" companies to generate high volumes using consumer research and software.

  • Apple Macbook
    Mar 08, 2015 22:48 IST

    BYOD and SOHO need tax breaks

    When is work? When is play? A week after the Union budget I was wondering when my home laptop developed a significant problem that set me back by a decent amount.

  • tablet users
    Mar 01, 2015 20:18 IST

    How about plug-n-play projects for Indian startups?

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget for 2015-16 has allocated Rs 1,000 crore to help information technology startups. I am sceptical about the government as an investor in private companies, particularly in cutting-edge technology.