Uber is taking a page out of Ola’s playbook as it pushes to expand business in India, its largest overseas market. Months after its Indian rival introduced its “connected platform” called Ola Play, Uber is set to launch its own infotainment system across several of its cab tiers in the country.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software company, is doing the unthinkable. It is readying to deploy its new operating system (OS), Windows 10, on the cloud. Labelled “Windows as a service”, the company will provide free upgrades to users of Windows 7 and 8.1. Microsoft has also assured users that it will keep the new OS updated for the supported lifetime of a device for free. Windows 10 debuts on 29 July.
The global alliance between IBM and Apple for iPhone and iPad devices targeted at enterprises is unlikely to shake up the Indian devices market in the near term. Under this partnership, IBM will bring its new class of business apps involving big data and analytics capabilities to Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices, which will be targeted at various segments of the enterprise category.
The tablet demand in the Asia Pacific region is expected to witness a surge of 32 percent in the current according to the technology major Intel. The technology giant also points out that India alone will witness a rise of 18 percent in the demand of tablets in the year 2014 which hints for a huge potential in the tablet and mobile computing market of a country with more than 1 billion population.