The Next 20 Years Could Be Even Bigger And More Challenging For Google

When Google started 20 years ago, the mission was to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. That seemed like an incredibly ambitious mission at the time-even considering that in 1998 the web consisted of just…

Google Wants To Bring Everyone Online In India Through Its Next Billion Plan

If you bump into a lanky, blonde and bespectacled American at Borivali railway station during morning rush hour, don’t be puzzled. That’s Josh Woodward, and he knows more about you that you could possibly imagine! Over the past two years,…

Google Eyes Smart Feature Phones Segment Yet Again

Google is back exploring the Indian semi-urban and rural market with its revamped cheap smartphone programme. In its first attempt in 2014, the internet giant had partnered with Micromax, Karbonn and Lava to roll out the devices under its Android…

Google, Reliance Jio Developing Affordable 4G Smartphone

Google and Reliance Jio may be secretly working on an affordable smartphone that will work exclusively on the latter’s 4G network. The phone is expected to be launched before the end of this year, according to industry sources aware of…

Apple iPhone To Be Made In Bengaluru: Will Boost The Component-Manufacturing Ecosystem In India

Apple iPhones will be made in Karnataka. The government of Karnataka on Thursday said that it welcomed a proposal from Apple Inc to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign that the tech company is slowly moving forward…

Gadgets In 2016: Reminiscing The Delightful And Looking Forward To Surprises

The cheapest one came for just Rs 251 while another made global headlines for catching fire.Year 2016 has indeed been the year of smartphones -- for right reasons or wrong -- as these powerful-yet-affordable devices pushed India ahead of the…

Micromax has gone nuts and sort of admits it

You have to hand it to a company when it says that it has the "guts" to launch 19 products in one go. Or laud it when it realises the problems with its business model and, in one go, aims…

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…

Cellphone makers to set up manufacturing hub in Andhra

Three domestic mobile device makers—Micromax Informatics Ltd, Karbonn Mobile India Pvt. Ltd and Celkon Impex Pvt. Ltd—are coming together to set up the country’s first mobile phone manufacturing hub at Tirupati in southern Andhra Pradesh, giving a fillip to the…

Did differences with promoters lead to Sanjay Kapoor’s exit from Micromax?

Micromax Chairman Sanjay Kapoor has quit the company, just 15 months after he had joined the mobile phone company with a grand vision. The exit, therefore, comes as a big surprise because Kapoor had readied a blueprint for taking Micromax…

Sundar Pichai may rework Android One strategy for Indian market

Sundar Pichai, the new CEO of Google may want to introduce more products revolving around Android One devices. But, for India, he may have to rework his strategy as his earlier attempt with the product has not seen much success. Also,…

Pichai may rework Android One strategy for Indian market

Sundar Pichai, the new CEO of Google may want to introduce more products revolving around Android One devices. But, for India, he may have to rework his strategy as his earlier attempt with the product has not seen much success. Also,…

A new Window of opportunity for software pirates?

Do you have a pirated version of the Windows operating system on your computer? You may manage to get away if you try to upgrade to Windows 10 as the software cannot distinguish between legal and pirated versions. ‘’Someone who…

A New Window of Opportunity For Software Pirates

Do you have a pirated version of the Windows operating system on your computer? You may manage to get away if you try to upgrade to Windows 10 as the software cannot distinguish between legal and pirated versions. ‘’Someone who…

Windows 10: Analysts say Indian enterprises won’t jump, will wait and watch

The Windows 10 launch with availability in in 190 countries beginning today is big news, but Indian enterprises don't seem to be biting yet. This even though Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro are available for business customers as a…

Windows10: What’s Beyond The Free Upgrade

Positioning Windows as a Service, Microsoft released Windows 10 which will be available today as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets across 190 countries. Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana, an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for…

Windows-as-a-Service critical change for Windows 10

Microsoft has a renewed and sharp focus on Windows environment and how it approaches new versions. One of the critical changes the company has made is to position Windows as a platform and bring to life Windows-as-a-service. To make this…

Windows-as-a-Service critical change for Windows 10 – CIOL

Microsoft has a renewed and sharp focus on Windows environment and how it approaches new versions. One of the critical changes the company has made is to position Windows as a platform and bring to life Windows-as-a-service. To make this…

Windows 10: Analysts Say Indian Enterprises Won’t Jump, Will Wait And Watch

TheWindows 10 launch with availability in in 190 countries beginning today is big news, but Indian enterprises don't seem to be biting yet. This even though Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro are available for business customers as a…

Microsoft takes big leap forward with Windows10

"Microsoft has a renewed and sharp focus on Windows environment and how it approaches new versions. One of the critical changes the company has made is to position Windows as a platform and bring to life Windows-as-a-service. To make this…

Startups Tracking Health To Raise Big Money

Healthifyme, a nutrition and wearable technology company, announced an undisclosed second round of funding at a startup conference held by Microsoft Ventures on Thursday (18 June). Sources added that this second round was close to $1 million led by Bala…

Net Neutrality: Of The People, By The People, For The People!

By the time of writing this article, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s inbox might have already got choked with over 1.5 lakh emails as internet users from all sections of the society asking the regulator to save their…

NetNeutrality: Of The People, By The People, For The People!

By the time of writing this article, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s inbox might have already got choked with over 1.5 lakh emails as internet users from all sections of the society asking the regulator to save their…

Union Budget 2015: Phones Manufactured In India Could Be Cheaper

As promised, the 2015 Union Budget provides a big fillip to electronics manufacturing in India. Custom duty has been reduced for 22 items, but so far the details have not been shared by the government. Analysts also think the budget…

Google Takes Android One Outside India, Launches Handset In Indonesia

Google has taken its Android One initiative outside India with a launch in Indonesia in partnership with Spice Mobility's local brand Nexian and two other handset makers, Evercoss and Mito. This comes at a time when the US search giant's Indian…

Yu Vs Everyone Else

On the afternoon of January 13, YU Televentures began selling its first smartphone - Yureka - on online retailer Amazon's India site. The phone was showcased almost three weeks earlier, and the Micromax unit had been heavily advertising the device.…

MicromaxYU Vs Everyone Else

On the afternoon of January 13, YU Televentures began selling its first smartphone - Yureka - on online retailer Amazon's India site. The phone was showcased almost three weeks earlier, and the Micromax unit had been heavily advertising the device.…

Micromax YU Vs Everyone Else

On the afternoon of January 13, YU Televentures began selling its first smartphone - Yureka - on online retailer Amazon's India site. The phone was showcased almost three weeks earlier, and the Micromax unit had been heavily advertising the device.…

SanDisk in talks with Indian phone-makers to enhance memory of devices

Indian phone brands such as Micromax and Lava could soon offer devices with four times more memory. However, industry watchers feel flash memory cards are still too costly for entry-level phones. The price difference could be upwards of 10 per…