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  • Time and again I recall the garment industry to get a better perspective on India’s IT industry because there are tectonic shifts in the industry that makes some pessimists look askance at the future of the industry.
  • Jun 29, 2015 01:32 IST

    Analytics sunrise will strengthen Indian IT

    Time and again I recall the garment industry to get a better perspective on India’s IT industry because there are tectonic shifts in the industry that makes some pessimists look askance at the future of the industry.

  • Jun 22, 2015 13:19 IST

    Xiaomi shows inclusive, informal marketing style

    I had an interesting evening last week, attending a session that showcased Xiaomi's Mi4 smartphone .

  • Jun 15, 2015 14:12 IST

    Handle US visa curbs with courage, clarity

    The big question is whether India's media or govt should accuse the US of "visa terrorism".

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.