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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)
Apr 12, 2015 19:26
A furore has erupted over the Airtel Zero plan from Bharti Airtel – which aims to take the Internet to the masses by making it affordable. read more
Apr 06, 2015 20:07
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
Apr 02, 2015 23:36
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
Mar 29, 2015 17:50
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
Mar 24, 2015 23:25
He is the world’s newest media baron — and in a way among its biggest. He doesn’t think he is one. But Dick Costolo’s words and actions seem to suggest otherwise. read more
Mar 22, 2015 22:47
There is a fresh round of reinvention ahead for Wipro, India’s third largest software exporter – and fourth largest if you count US-based Cognizant that is practically Indian. read more
Mar 15, 2015 23:09
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
Mar 15, 2015 14:15
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
Mar 08, 2015 22:48
When is work? When is play? A week after the Union budget I was wondering when my home laptop developed a significant problem that set me back by a decent amount. read more
Mar 01, 2015 20:18
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
Feb 28, 2015 23:29
Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s speech can go only so far in guessing factors that might stem from the realms of politics, sociology, ecology and technology. read more
Feb 22, 2015 23:03
Last week came the news that WhatsApp, the popular group messaging service acquired by Facebook, is testing a voice-calling feature for Android users and is set to widen its scope to others. read more
Feb 15, 2015 18:44
Apparently a drone was flying over 1,600 delegates at the annual India Leadership Forum of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) last week. read more
Feb 08, 2015 22:35
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
Jan 19, 2015 01:55
When Xiaomi, called the Apple of China, launches its Redmi 4G phone in India at a price of Rs 9,999, you have to pause and take note. read more