Amazon Has Ambitious Plans To Earn From Virtual Assistant Alexa

Amazon is working with brands across sectors to enable them to build skills on its Alexa platform. From daily news updates to smart-home integrations, banking services, food ordering and cab hailing, Alexa has been equipped with skills as the service expands.…

Indian Travellers Are Chasing Cheap Chills This Winter

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OYO Already Had The Bucks. Now It Has A CEO Who Can Use Them.

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How 5-star Hotels Are Using Tech To Improve Customer Relations

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The Weird, Wild World of Live Streaming

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research believes that live streaming is a profitable business and more startups will come to the fore in the future. But he also warns that individual users should be more careful about how much…

The Rise Of Virtual Assistants

Search is now moving towards voice commands and giants like Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are trying their best to bring in the change in consumer behaviour. “You have all the information at your fingertips,” is soon going to be replaced by, “You just…

Google, Apple, Amazon Bet On Virtual Assistants: Voice Could Be The Next Big Tech Revolution; Here’s Why

Voice could be the next big technology revolution in the world, and tech giants like Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others are investing heavily in it. There are already several tools that listen to people and respond like a human being and the growing…

Luxury Apartments Get Smarter With Alexa

Now, homebuyers in India will be able to play music, control appliances and even place online orders on Amazon even without moving their fingers as luxury apartment maker Embassy Group is launching smart homes fitted with Alexa in India. These…

Amazon To Take On Google With Mobile Browser #GreyhoundStandpoint

Online retail giant Amazon has launched an Android-based mobile browser with limited availability in an apparent bid to take on Google in the Internet game. The new product ‘Internet’ is a 2MB browser that currently works only on limited Android…

Oyo builds tech arsenal to cope with expansion

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Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus Alexa-Powered Smart Speakers Launched in India; Prime Music Coming Soon

Amazon said it is bringing Alexa as well as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus smart speakers to India, its fastest growing marketplace, as the company looks to extend its lead over Google Assistant-powered Google Home, and Apple's Siri-powered…

Hybrid IT Expected To Help Deliver On The Digital Transformation Promise

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Can a former OYO Rooms executive build a rival hotel aggregator that lasts?

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Hungama: From Bust To India’s Largest Digital Entertainment Firm

In 2001 internet businesses around the world started falling apart. Hungama Digital, which streamed Bollywood songs on the internet, too, was struggling. Neeraj Roy and Hungama’s four other co-founders decided to start another business vertical, which would help brands engage with…

Is it stupid to end surge pricing by Ola and Uber in India?

The business models of major online taxi aggregators may be headed for a test in India.  On April 6, the southern Indian state of Karnataka announced a ban on surge pricing—the practice of raising fares when demand for taxis is…

Apple's Error 53: How, why and what it means to iPhone users

In case you've not realised, Apple is disabling iPhones that have not been repaired through official Apple service centres. This problem even applies to phones that were earlier repaired and were working fine. But now suddenly after the latest update…

Net neutrality debate enters final stages, deadlock continues

Telecom service providers and net neutrality activists stuck to their stands at an open session hosted by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on differential pricing on Thursday. The debate has entered its final stage with Trai giving parties until…

PHD CCI to debate Net Neutrality and Free basics today

On a cold Thursday afternoon, arguments and counter arguments on Net Neutrality and Facebook’s ‘Free Basic’ could well heat up the Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium in the Capital. It is here that the telecom regulator’s open house is scheduled to discuss…

The Rise Of Practo Technologies

The healthcare industry has been dominated by technology providers like Dell, Philips, Siemens and GE. As important as their systems and machines were in capturing ailments and creating healthcare records, patient information was not meticulously maintained. Data was still being…

Preventive Healthcare For Your Pet

Founded in 2012, PetPace brings you preventive healthcare for pets through a smart collar with sensors, which monitors vital parameters of your pet. The collar records data and sends this data using low power, long range communication (not WiFi) to a…

Disturbed Sleep Now A Thing Of The Past With Rest Bed Elements Of Rest

Unveiled on 6 January 2015 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, The ReST Bed is a smart mattress that customises your sleep experience. The ReST Bed’s main components include a patented pressure sensing smart fabric, below which are embedded 18…

Convert Your Home Into A Smart Home With Home Seer

Looking to convert your home into a smart home? Consider home control systems from a company called HomeSeer. The company uses Z-wave technology to automate almost everything in your home right from lights, appliances, garage doors, water valves to irrigation systems. You…

Smart Collar For Your Smart Dog Buddy By Squeaker

Created by Squeaker, a pet products company in Australia, Buddy is a smart collar to track your dog’s activity and ensure its safety. Buddy integrates GPS, Bluetooth and a range of sensors to enable you to track the location of…

What Ola cabs is doing to keep its competitors at bay

The  list of those betting on the future of Ola, India’s largest taxi aggregator, keeps getting longer. After having mopped up close to $900 million from more than a dozen investors since 2011 when it was set up, Ola (formerly…

Partners In Sleep, You And Beddit

In May 2015, Beddit announced the launch of Beddit Smart, its new low energy compatible sleep monitor. The Beddit Smart sensor is based on Ballistocardiography (BCG). Stick it to your mattress, and its ultra-thin force sensors will measure your sleep…

Track Them Paws And Keep Them Healthy: WhistleLabs Tagg GPS Plus Pet Tracker

In Jan 2015, Tagg (now acquired by Whistle) announced the launch of Tagg GPS Plus Pet Tracker. Attach it to your pet's collar or harness to track location (uses GPS and cellular network in the US) and monitor activity. You can set safe…

Next Level Is Banking By Video-Conferencing

Visiting your neighbourhood bank branch may soon be a thing of the past. With technology advancement taking place in leaps and bounds, banks are now following customers away from the 9 to 5 shift. Though video banking is making life…

Ola’s Buy Signals Early Shakeout In The Taxi Segment

The country’s organised taxi industry has shown first signs of consolidation at a time when a majority of companies in the segment are losing money. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research, this clearly points to…

Ola’s Buy Signals Early Shakeout In The Taxi Segment

The country’s organised taxi industry has shown first signs of consolidation at a time when a majority of companies in the segment are losing money. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research, this clearly points to…

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services…