Tips To Make Online Shopping A Truly Rewarding Experience

It's past midnight. Rick and Nina sit glued to their laptops, waiting to hit the ‘Buy Now’ button. The online Pre-Christmas sale will start any minute and they are hoping to buy their favourite gadgets at less than half the…

Apple Killing The Headphone Jack In iPhone 7: All You Need To Know

Brace yourselves, by around 12AM September 8, it will become abundantly clear that an iconic technology will go the way of the dodo. Of course, I am talking about the trusty old headphone jack - 3.5mm one which we all…

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…

Lifestage: Is Facebook Facing An Identity Crisis?

Is Facebook Inc. facing an identity crisis? What else could explain why the social networking company launched a stand-alone app for teenagers which does not require a Facebook account. The app called Lifestage is for those under 21, created by a…

1 Billion iPhones Sold: For The Next Billion, Apple Must Catch India’s Eye

Nine years after Steve Jobs unveiled it before the world, Apple on Thursday said it had sold a billion of its iconic iPhones. Launched in 2007, the iPhone reinvented the mobile phone market, which, until then, was mostly dominated by…

Apple Reaffirms India Retail Store Plans As iPhone Sales Stay Strong

Apple Inc.’s chief executive Tim Cook has reaffirmed the iPhone-maker’s plans to open its own retail stores in India, which he described as one of its fastest-growing markets. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research,…

Google, FB And Battle For Offline Internet In India

It is a Monday afternoon in early July. Kumar and his friends, who work at an eating joint in Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park area, have just finished their afternoon chores. Kumar’s friends huddle around him, though the centre of their attraction,…

India Plays Hard To Get As Zuckerberg , Tim Cook, Jack Ma, Nadella Come Calling

Tim Cook started his India tour with an obeisance to Lord Ganesha, the favourite deity of those in trouble, at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple. Cook did not put all his faith in religion alone, he also leaned on India’s other obsessions. The…

Dell Addresses Foundation Needs For A Digital Economy with Aarambh

Advocating the purpose of the ‘Digital India’ campaign by the Government of India, Dell India, powered by the cause of increasing PC access and adoption, in the country, announces the launch of Aarambh – a pan India initiative aimed at…

Dell India Announces The Launch Of Aarambh

Dell India announces the launch of Aarambh – a pan India initiative aimed at spearheading the use of the personal computer (PC) for education. The project is founded on the understanding that exposure to interactive methods of learning in the…

Dell Addresses Foundational Needs For a Digital Economy With Aarambh

Advocating the purpose of the 'Digital India' campaign by the Government of India, Dell India, powered by the cause of increasing PC access and adoption, in the country, announces the launch of Aarambh - a pan India initiative aimed at…

Dell Addresses Foundational Needs For A Digital Economy With Aarambh

Advocating the purpose of the 'Digital India' campaign by the Government of India, Dell India, powered by the cause of increasing PC access and adoption, in the country, announces the launch of Aarambh - a pan India initiative aimed at…

Dell Announces Initiative To Increase Use Of PCs For Education In India

Dell India has announced the launch of Aarambh, a pan India initiative that is aimed at spearheading the use of PCs for education. Through this initiative, the company aims to engage students, teachers and parents in a series of activities…

Dell Launched An Initiative To Increase Access And Adoption Of Computer In The Country

PC maker Dell has launched an initiative to increase access and adoption of computer in the country in line with government's digital India campaign . The initiative, christened Aarambh , will have a pan-India roll out whereby the company will…

What to possibly expect from Tim Cook’s India visit

Apple head honcho Tim Cook has been on a visit to neighboring China to meet the company heads of Didi Chuxing, the ride-sharing app in which Apple has invested $1 bn. But reports have been doing the rounds that he now plans to…

Docoss X1 Android phone at Rs 888: Why the price is hard to believe

Docoss X1 and Freedom 251 by Ringing Bells are two really cheap smartphones — at least on paper — that have managed to grab attention in India. Docoss X1 costs Rs 888 and offers 4-inch display with 1GB RAM with 4GB storage (32GB…

Where should Apple open its first retail store in India?

Keeping global Apple iPhone sales stats and it’s bad quarter aside, the year started on a good note for India’s Apple fans as reports about the Cupertino company opening its first exclusive retail store in the country started floating online.…

How to deal with packaging waste

As Indians start buying more things online, it is placing a lot of stress on disposal and management of packaging waste. For Kartik Subramanium, a techie, buying online was a cool thing to do. “From clothes to groceries, I shopped online,”…

iPhone SE fails to get off the ground in India

The iPhone SE failed to get off the ground during its launch weekend, with less than 2,000 units distributed across New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Steep pricing of the handset, which sees the 16GB model selling for ₹39,000 and the…

New ad: why did Flipkart go back to basics?

E-commerce major Flipkart, with 75 million registered users, has gone back to explaining the basics of online shopping to Indian shoppers with its TV ad campaign, Flipkartmatlab bilkul pakka. The two-film campaign seeks to reassure customers that they can never…

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…

Micromax to unveil revamped brand on April 13

Micromax Mobile, which is India's largest indigenous smartphone brand, is all set to unveil a new brand identity on April 13 at an event in Gurgaon. The company has sent out invites for an event with a hashtag #GutsToChange. "Another…

Don't buy Apple iPhone SE now, buy it after a month

Apple has launched the iPhone SE in India at a rather lofty price of Rs 39,000. As many will remember, when Apple originally announced the price of the iPhone SE, the press release sent to journalists said that it will…

Freedom 251 pricing explained: Just how cheap can a smartphone get?

India has just had another Tata Nano moment, with the world’s cheapest smartphone being announced here on Wednesday. While there is understandable excitement across the country over the Rs 251 price point of the Ringing Bells Freedom 251 smartphone, there…

Freedom 251: Why the phone at Rs 251 is not ringing a bell for everyone

Ringing Bells Freedom 251 could be the real democratisation of the smartphone. At this price, there should be no one in India who doesn’t own a smartphone and everyone should be online within a couple of years. That is the…

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…

It's true, consumers find smartwatches pointless

As smartphone sales show signs of slowing down, for many technology companies, wearables, particularly smartwatches, seem to be the next growth market. Tech giants like Apple, Google, Samsung are hedging big bets on wearables. Apple's Watch, which was launched back…