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Monday, Feb 24, 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)
Jan 18, 2015 11:20
When Xiaomi, called the Apple of China, launches its Redmi 4G phone in India at a price of R 9,999, you have to pause and take note. read more
Jan 11, 2015 19:32
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka may end the IT giants\' famously risk-aversive trait with his bold gambit. Even if it is a gamble, it is a worthy one, writes N Madhavan. read more
Jan 05, 2015 05:54
The labour churn at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) signifies a new phase in the evolution of India\'s IT industry - and something that is of profund significance if India is not to mess up its showpiece sector, writes N Madhavan. read more
Jan 01, 2015 15:25
All indications are that the India Story is ready to regain momentum and the GDP growth rate may head towards doubling itself from the dismal 4.7% in 2013\/14 over the next few years. But will there be a Black Swan that comes in the way of the elusive... read more
Dec 28, 2014 20:37
I met Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella within a few weeks in India – which is symbolic of the nation’s importance for these gentlemen as India is poised for a boom in smartphones. read more
Dec 21, 2014 19:54
Hollywood, the glamorous film industry of the world’s biggest votary of free speech, the US, has withheld the release of \'The Interview\' after threats linked to North Korean hackers upset over the comedy built around the assassination of its leader,... read more
Dec 14, 2014 12:46
It is clear that India needs to be proactive about a new online global culture and evolve a new legal framework that guards free speech while ensuring security and responsibility, writes N Madhavan. read more
Dec 07, 2014 23:29
Can Uber take ownership for the safety of its passengers? Be it financial or physical safety, how far can -- or should -- Uber go? There are no easy answers, writes N Madhavan. read more
Nov 23, 2014 23:05
India’s IT sector faces new challenges. It is clear that quality skills are not easily available any more in India. It is time for Indian IT players to think Sri Lanka —and possibly, the beautiful eastern port city of Trincomalee, writes N Madhavan. read more
Nov 18, 2014 15:32
I saw on Sunday \'Rang Rasiya\' and that somehow that brought back memories of last week, when I was visiting software product firm Zoho in Chennai. Zoho is unlike any IT company I have seen in the past two decades or so, writes N Madhavan. read more
Nov 18, 2014 01:19
In a global economy where technological change is constant, re-skilling is critical. E-tutoring may be of help, but there is also a need for tax breaks to help individuals to evolve with the times. read more
Nov 14, 2014 22:34
It has more than 100,000 customers in over 100 countries and counts Microsoft as its leading competitor. It is possibly India\'s most untold software success story, perched at the cutting edge of cloud computing. read more
Nov 09, 2014 23:15
I have had a difficult six months in my adventures with electronic items. My five-year old LCD TV gave up and I spent about Rs 700 to be told after two visits that its repair would cost Rs 24,000. read more
Nov 03, 2014 23:29
IIT, Roorkee-educated Amit Singhal is senior vice-president at Google, leading its search initiatives. He spoke to HT on search’s new frontiers. read more
Nov 02, 2014 23:34
Many of the start-up entrepreneurs at the Nasscom Product Conclave, may not know of the 1990s, when India’s IT industry was happy to supply cheap programming skills in exchange for precious dollars. read more