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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…

All Eyes On Microsoft India: Will Anant Help Turn The Page?

It takes one brain to dream of change but many a handful to turn it into a reality. Satya Nadella has done exceptionally well to dream up a new and improved Microsoft and steer the company strategy accordingly. However, the…

About Time Microsoft India Delivers A Yorker

On 1 August 2016, Microsoft announced the joining of Anant Maheshwari as President, Microsoft India from 1 September 2016. Anant will be replacing current Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik who has held this position for over five years. This announcement…

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft on Monday announced a $26.2 billion deal to acquire professional networking platform LinkedIn for $196 per share. The market gave a mixed reaction to the announcement. While shares of LinkedIn surged 47 percent to near $193, Microsoft’s stock was…

Will LinkedIn be another failed acquisition for Microsoft?

In its 41 years history, Microsoft has acquired several companies but the biggest success was none other than Hotmail, which was bought from Sabeer Bhatia for $500 million in 1997. However, a repeat of Hotmail is something that Microsoft hasn’t…

What Does Microsoft Stand to Gain From its $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn?

Microsoft announced today that it bought LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion deal, the tech giant's largest acquisition in its 41-year history by a wide margin. So what value does Microsoft see in the professional social networking site? Sanchit Vir Gogia,…

Why Microsoft Acquired LinkedIn? It’s All About User Insights!

On June 13, 2016 Microsoft announced the agreement to acquire LinkedIn for USD 26.2 billion. Important to note that this is the first big deal under Satya Nadella’s leadership and LinkedIn will continue to operate as an independent company. Albeit…

Users will get to organise their information better

The acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft will help the duo assist client companies, and even individuals in the personal lives, to organise information and orchestrate their functions better. The deal is expected to give an impetus to Microsoft’s Customer Relationship…

Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 Bn

Microsoft Corp has agreed to acquire LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in a deal that will combine the world’s biggest software maker with the largest global online network of professionals. Greyhound Research Chief Analyst and CEO Sanchit Gogia said that the…

Microsoft Looking For New Source Of Revenue

By acquiring LinkedIn, Microsoft is looking at further strengthening its business from corporates in India and social networking play, an area in which it lags behind Facebook. Analysts feel that Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes as one of the three segments…

Is Microsoft truly changing under Satya Nadella?

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, is landing in the country on Monday at a time when his company is “streamlining” its troubled global smartphone hardware business even as the growth of India’s smartphone business is accelerating. Sanchit…

Mobility Cloud to define the future of Computing

Building new types of computers, constructing an intelligent cloud and helping companies increase productivity are the three “interlocking ambitions” he wants Microsoft Corp. to pursue “boldly”, CEO Satya Nadella said in a conversation on Thursday. “Satya did great justice to…

Microsoft to focus on reviving falling India mobile market share

Microsoft Corp. created quite a stir earlier this year when its employees showed up in orange trucks in 400 small Indian cities and posed a challenged for people using basic, low-end smartphones: to compare their phones with the company’s recently…

Enterprise Mobility – Value Lies In Data, Not Device

About The Author: Sanchit Vir Gogia is the Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory firm. He also serves as Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under four brands –…

In India, Microsoft Starts Global Rebranding Of Mobile Outlets

Redmond, US-based Microsoft Corp., which acquired Finnish firm Nokia Oyj’s mobile handset business for $7.2 billion last year, has started a global rebranding of its retail outlets, starting with India, which hosts nearly half of all such outlets. The rebranding…

In India, Microsoft Starts Global Rebranding of Mobile Outlets

Redmond, US-based Microsoft Corp., which acquired Finnish firm Nokia Oyj’s mobile handset business for $7.2 billion last year, has started a global rebranding of its retail outlets, starting with India, which hosts nearly half of all such outlets. The rebranding…

What Satya Nadella’s Year In Charge Meant For Microsoft’s India Unit

When Satya Nadella was named to head Microsoft Corp. on 4 February last year, there were expectations that he would boost its already strong enterprise business and research and development units in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, given his Indian roots and…

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.…

Telecom Manufacturing: Can India make it?

After spending last three years in navigating the policy landscape for telecom manufacturing, India is now ready for take-off. At the helm, is a supportive government ready to do all that it takes to facilitate the industry. However… Industry experts…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Is Microsoft axing the ‘Nokia brand’? #Press #Media #Voice&Data

Microsoft’s recent announcements of doing away with Nokia X series, Nokia Asha 40 series smartphones, Nokia McLaren and other budget phones, and over 50% layoffs in Nokia have put the handset major’s future under a question mark. When Microsoft acquired Nokia‘s…

Google Identifies Enterprise Mobility And India Key For Growth

On July 18th 2014, Google organized an analyst briefing in India. The event conveyed two messages from Google – 1) growing importance of India for their business, and 2) commitment to the enterprise business. Attended by key Google representatives from…

Budget 2014 Impact: Mobile Phone Prices May Go Up

Consumers may have to shell out more money for buying mobile phones as the government has proposed education cess on imported electronic products. The move may push up costs of handsets by up to 8 per cent, especially smartphones that are…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Budget 2014 Impact: Mobile Phone Prices May Go Up #Press #Media #SiliconIndia

Consumers may have to shell out more money for buying mobile phones as the government has proposed education cess on imported electronic products. The move may push up costs of handsets by up to 8 per cent, especially smartphones that are…

Smartphone rates likely to rise

#GreyhoundInMedia: Smartphone rates likely to rise #Press #Media #TheSangaiExpress

Budget impact: Mobile phone prices may go up

Consumers may have to shell out more money for buying mobile phones as the government has proposed education cess on imported electronic products. The move may push up costs of cell phones by up to 8 per cent, especially smartphones that…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Budget impact: Mobile phone prices may go up #Press #Media #FinancialExpress

Consumers may have to shell out more money for buying mobile phones as the government has proposed education cess on imported electronic products. The move may push up costs of cell phones by up to 8 per cent, especially smartphones that…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Budget impact: Mobile phone prices may go up #Press #Media #ZeeNews

Consumers may have to shell out more money for buying mobile phones as the government has proposed education cess on imported electronic products. The move may push up costs of handsets by up to 8 per cent, especially smartphones that are…

Budget Impact: Mobile Phone Prices May Go Up

Consumers may have to shell out more money for buying mobile phones as the government has proposed education cess on imported electronic products. The move may push up costs of handsets by up to 8 per cent, especially smartphones that are…