A Tech Billionaire and The Case of The Bumbling Blackmailers

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has a reputation as a rough place, with one of the highest levels of crime in the country. In May, a dozen local politicians received WhatsApp messages that threatened harm to their families unless they paid $14,000. Yet…

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…

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…

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…

Alibaba Arm Buys 25% In Paytm Parent For $700 M

When Jack Ma visited India in November, he said he was keen to do business with companies here. In just two months, the Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba has made good his intention by taking a 25 per cent stake…

Is India a low-cost high-quality smartphone market?

While smartphone penetration across the globe is booming, India seems to be emerging as a hot spot of low-cost-high-quality smartphones, with smartphone vendors rushing to the country in a big way to join the race. “In India, only less than…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Is India a low-cost high-quality smartphone market? #Press #Media #LightReading

While smartphone penetration across the globe is booming, India seems to be emerging as a hot spot of low-cost-high-quality smartphones, with smartphone vendors rushing to the country in a big way to join the race. “In India, only less than…