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  • 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.
  • 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”

  • 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 .

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • 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, 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”.