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”.
The close vote on Brexit makes it clear that negotiations are more important than the simple detail of the verdict. For India, it means a careful balancing act between its interests in the UK and the opportunities in the EU. read more
Mark Zuckerberg got richer by nearly $5 billion (or R 34,000 crore) overnight. Facebook’s shares surged 15.5% last Thursday, overtaking Amazon in market valuation. At $308.6 billion, Facebook was ahead of Amazon’s $296 billion. Apple is worth $519 billion... read more
Looking back at 2015, I should think the high points for me this year were meeting with the young entrepreneurs who are shaking up the way business is done in India. So I may like to call this the Year of the Unicorn. But don’t drink your New Year’s... read more
FreeBasics is to Facebook what Android is to Google. Both of them want advertising dollars buzzing in from smartphones. Google is betting on search. Facebook is betting on data analytics linked to user information. read more
Despite searching questions being raised on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to give away 99% of his $45 billion wealth to charity, there is ground to celebrate the culture of giving that it boosts. read more
Government servants are facing increasing public scrutiny – through everything from public interest litigation (PIL) and right to information (RTI) to supervision by parliamentary panels and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (not to speak... read more