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  • For the hundreds of startups mushrooming in India, there is a valuable lesson: Enjoy the ride, but do keep an eye on the scoreboard. They do start counting at some point.
  • MBA,Job,Bullish
    Aug 31, 2015 00:06 IST

    Some friendly caution for startup employees

    For the hundreds of startups mushrooming in India, there is a valuable lesson: Enjoy the ride, but do keep an eye on the scoreboard. They do start counting at some point.

  • Sundar Pichai
    Aug 16, 2015 21:25 IST

    Why Sundar Pichai's rise matters for India

    It was nice to see Sundar Pichai being named as the CEO of Google, the core unit of the reformed Alphabet Inc powered by tons of cash from the search engine.

  • Sundar Pichai
    Aug 11, 2015 09:50 IST

    Sundar Pichai is spicy rasam in Google's fuzzy Alphabet soup

    India-born Sundar Pichai has been named CEO of Google as part of a surprise corporate overhaul that saw the search giant forming a new parent company called Alphabet Inc.

  • 3d comp
    Aug 08, 2015 02:28 IST

    NotesGen.com: Here's an e-marketplace for flexible learning

    Delhi-based company has found a Notesgen.com on its own within months. This is not just an OLX or Quikr for discarded notes but a whole new way to perceive how students learn and grow.

  • Android smartphone
    Aug 02, 2015 23:21 IST

    Overdose? There are limitations to smartphone app mania

    Now, in the age of the internet and e-commerce, having too many apps on your handtop is the equivalent of going through a long, cramped main street rather than a shopping mall.

  • Uber
    Jul 26, 2015 23:31 IST

    Amazoned, Bangalored and Uberized: How cool things become verbs

    The controversial taxi service, Uber, has been in the news for safety-related issues, but there is no doubt that it has revolutionised the business by bringing in "ride sharing" - the business of linking unused taxi capacity with passengers through a mobile app that becomes an online marketplace.

  • A day with apps
    Jul 19, 2015 22:41 IST

    India’s app economy set to grow, but bottlenecks remain

    Putting two and two together, I can only say that the potential for growth is immense, but the app economy will likely grow in fits and starts. This is because unlike the IT services industry that saw the rise of giants such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro, apps are increasingly developed by smaller “boutiques”

  • EU Greece flag Athens Greek crisis
    Jul 13, 2015 19:00 IST

    Greece brings back India’s 1991 memories, but the tales diverge

    The India and Greek crises are quite different from each other – but both have in common a history of high government spending, a threat to foreign exchange rates and a sharp wound on national pride.

  • Bangalore IT 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.

  • Xiaomi Mi 4
    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 .

  • Passport
    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.

  • 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).

  • 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).