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What Indian Mobile Congress can learn from ‘Big Brother’ Barcelona

For a technology reporter, the word “mobile” evokes automatic interest. And for a tech junkie, a Mobile Congress means a platform where you get to see new gadgets, upcoming smartphone technologies, various prototypes pertaining to Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) being showcased, and so on. In its first-ever edition, the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) ... Read More »

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means that for the first time since ... Read More »

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding HIGHLIGHTS Alibaba pumped in $680 million into Paytm’s parent One97 last year Chinese investors are looking to raise their stake to 70 percent in Paytm Paytm Bank will not engage in a rate war with rivals like Airtel Facing criticism over significant Chinese ownership, Paytm Founder ... Read More »

Indian Institutes of Technology May Soon Decide Their Own Fee Structure

Indian Institutes of Technology May Soon Decide Their Own Fee Structure Indian Institutes of Technology may soon be allowed to set fee structure without consulting apex council. NEW DELHI: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may soon be allowed to set their own fee structure without consulting the apex council governing the prestigious institution. According to sources, the move to give ... Read More »

12 Indian Hardware Startups That Are Making an Impact

Twenty four years after liberalisation, India’s prowess as an IT services and outsourcing player needs no endorsements, with aggregate industry revenues for the financial year 2015 estimated at $146 billion(approximately Rs. 9,73,242 crores). India’s EDSM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing) industry is projected to grow to $94 billion (approximately Rs. 626181 crore) in 2015, from $76 billion (approximately Rs. 506619 ... Read More »

Brexit may benefit Indian students bound for UK

Photo: AFP New Delhi: Amar Kumar, an engineer in Allahabad, does not follow global economics much, but he has been keeping a close watch on developments in the UK for the past four days. Kumar believes that Brexit—the referendum that has taken the UK out of the European Union—and the resultant depreciation of the pound may help his daughter when ... Read More »

Amazon Great Indian Sale Day 1 Deals: Our Top Picks

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon Great Indian Sale will last for 3 days It comes with early access for Prime members Deals on popular mobiles, other electronics, and more The Amazon Great Indian Sale is back, with the three-day deals marathon kicking off at the stroke of midnight on Monday. As part of the sale, Amazon India is offering deals across a wide ... Read More »

Amazon Great Indian Sale Continues: Our Top Picks for Tuesday

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon Great Indian Sale continues on Tuesday There are not a lot of new deals on mobiles today But the best ones from Monday are still available The day one of the Amazon Great Indian Sale was blockbuster by all accounts. Amazon India released a statement on Monday evening that it was the “biggest day ever” for the company ... Read More »

Indiagames Founder to Start Investing in Indian Gaming Ecosystem

HIGHLIGHTS Vishal Gondal is set to launch an early stage fund for gaming. It will focus on all aspects of the ecosystem including AR, VR, and e-sports. Gondal will take a holistic approach, providing mentorship as well. One of the Indian gaming industry’s key figures, Vishal Gondal, is set to make a return. Albeit not in game development. Rather, the ... Read More »

Housing Sales Up 7% In Eight Indian Cities: Property Consultant

New Delhi: Showing signs of revival, housing sales rose by 7 per cent in the country’s eight major cities at 1.35 lakh units during January-June period of this year, leading to a decline in unsold inventories, according to real estate consultant Knight Frank India. In the Delhi-NCR property market, however, housing sales and launches dropped by 8 per cent and ... Read More »