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Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
N Madhavan

N Madhavan


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”.

articles by N Madhavan (407 results)
Jun 24, 2016 10:24
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
Mar 08, 2016 07:01
It is great to see the national carrier honour women. It is also time it changed its regressive mascot and make flights arrive on time read more
Feb 14, 2016 11:55
The competition is uneven but the opportunity is for Twitter to lose. read more
Feb 06, 2016 19:10
The lessons from Yahoo, BlackBerry and Nokia companies is clear: A brand cannot survive in a position of leadership unless it changes the product underneath. read more
Feb 01, 2016 14:07
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
Jan 25, 2016 03:15
The increased bundling of apps like Netflix as part of smart TVs would make it even more attractive from the content side for people to go for them. read more
Jan 17, 2016 12:47
For India, where money-laundering, corruption and shell companies are part of the folklore, it is important that startups are defined properly. read more
Jan 11, 2016 10:06
Technology is pushing itself in manners where the smartphone boom may be past its prime. Crazy gizmos are the ones that will shape the market in the coming years. read more
Dec 28, 2015 00:44
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
Dec 20, 2015 10:11
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
Dec 07, 2015 18:59
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
Dec 06, 2015 15:03
As floods ravaged Chennai last week, throwing the city of 4.9 million into turmoil, communications were among the worst hit. read more
Nov 30, 2015 11:39
If India wants its abilities to dovetail with the needs of the market, it will have to mould itself in line with the dynamic present, not the static past. read more
Nov 16, 2015 22:49
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