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  • When Xiaomi, called the Apple of China, launches its Redmi 4G phone in India at a price of Rs 9,999, you have to pause and take note.
  • Xiaomi
    Jan 19, 2015 01:55 IST

    New smartphones shift India’s focus to app economics

    When Xiaomi, called the Apple of China, launches its Redmi 4G phone in India at a price of Rs 9,999, you have to pause and take note.

  • Infosys campus
    Jan 11, 2015 19:32 IST

    Infosys turns a new leaf, sheds risk aversion

    Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka may end the IT giants' famously risk-aversive trait with his bold gambit. Even if it is a gamble, it is a worthy one, writes N Madhavan.

  • Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad. (File Photo)
    Jan 05, 2015 05:54 IST

    Nasscom must wake up to TCS labour tangle

    The labour churn at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) signifies a new phase in the evolution of India's IT industry - and something that is of profund significance if India is not to mess up its showpiece sector, writes N Madhavan.

  • Modi in Australia
    Jan 01, 2015 15:25 IST

    Crystal ball blues: Golden Sparrow vs Black Swan

    All indications are that the India Story is ready to regain momentum and the GDP growth rate may head towards doubling itself from the dismal 4.7% in 2013/14 over the next few years. But will there be a Black Swan that comes in the way of the elusive Golden Sparrow?

  • Jeff Bezos
    Dec 28, 2014 20:37 IST

    Indian IT marks new milestones

    I met Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella within a few weeks in India – which is symbolic of the nation’s importance for these gentlemen as India is poised for a boom in smartphones.

  • Edward Snowden
    Dec 21, 2014 19:54 IST

    Sony case underlines cyber security needs for India

    Hollywood, the glamorous film industry of the world’s biggest votary of free speech, the US, has withheld the release of 'The Interview' after threats linked to North Korean hackers upset over the comedy built around the assassination of its leader, Kim Jong-un.

  • Shami witness
    Dec 14, 2014 12:46 ISTTechIT Easy

    @ShamiWitness Mehdi's arrest raises questions on online laws

    It is clear that India needs to be proactive about a new online global culture and evolve a new legal framework that guards free speech while ensuring security and responsibility, writes N Madhavan.

  • Uber smartphone
    Dec 07, 2014 23:29 ISTTech it easy

    Think global, act local: Here's what Uber can learn from McDonald’s

    Can Uber take ownership for the safety of its passengers? Be it financial or physical safety, how far can -- or should -- Uber go? There are no easy answers, writes N Madhavan.

  • facebook
    Nov 30, 2014 20:10 ISTTech IT Easy

    Social media angst needs active help

    Social media and user generated content are a complex subject. Since the content in question can be used/abused in many ways (think cut-and-paste theft, tagging, cyberstalking, intrusive advertising research), paranoia will be a frequently occurring thing.

  • Zoho
    Nov 18, 2014 15:32 IST

    Zoho shows way for software's outcasts

    I saw on Sunday 'Rang Rasiya' and that somehow that brought back memories of last week, when I was visiting software product firm Zoho in Chennai. Zoho is unlike any IT company I have seen in the past two decades or so, writes N Madhavan.

  • Galaxy Round
    Nov 09, 2014 23:15 ISTTech-it-easy

    Better support system for digital goods is the need of the hour

    I have had a difficult six months in my adventures with electronic items. My five-year old LCD TV gave up and I spent about Rs 700 to be told after two visits that its repair would cost Rs 24,000.

  • SoftBank
    Oct 28, 2014 18:38 IST

    It's Snapdeal vs Flipkart vs Amazon, but watch out for Reliance

    In the biggest investment ever by an investor in any Indian e-commerce firm, Japanese group SoftBank has put in $627 million (Rs 3,847 crore) in Snapdeal, becoming the largest shareholder in the online marketplace.

  • Android One phone
    Oct 26, 2014 22:42 IST

    The importance of Sundar Pichai

    The appointment of Sundar Pichai as head of products at Google is bigger news than it appears. True, there is no immediate move to groom the IIT, Kharagpur engineer as successor to current CEO Larry Page and his title still reads a bland 'senior vice-president'.

  • Oct 19, 2014 23:31 ISTTech-It-Easy

    Start-up culture finds new wings

    It was nice to spend a few hours at Tiecon Delhi last week, in the congregation that helps startups happen in India. Tiecon (Tie Conference) has its roots in The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a US-based network that played on the India-US (Ind-US) expression in the Silicon Valley.

  • Narayana Murthy
    Oct 12, 2014 18:57 ISTTechIT Easy

    Why Narayana Murthy is important

    I often ask myself what is the larger significance of Narayana Murthy for India. It may be this: through the 1970s and 1980s, India’s general public had questioned successful corporate figures because they thrived on political connections and the Licence Permit Raj, writes N Madhavan.