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”.
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... read more
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. read more
After a painful scandal that paralysed India\'s parliament for years, involved the Supreme Court and catapaulted a new prime minister into power, the spectrum saga reached a Bollywood-style happy ending last week when the NDA government announced it would... read more
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. read more
The year 2016 may belong to e-money, with many of these fancy discount and recharge companies taking your cash and playing it with the way banks do. E-commerce players will become something like \"fast-moving technology trick\" companies to generate high... read more
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget for 2015-16 has allocated Rs 1,000 crore to help information technology startups. I am sceptical about the government as an investor in private companies, particularly in cutting-edge technology. read more
I think back on the heady days of 1998 and 1999, when India’s internet penetration was very low and yet there were mushrooming companies aiming to go public or get acquired like their counterparts journeying from the Silicon Valley to Wall Street. read more