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Budget 2017: Spend on education sector seen falling short

Sidhartha Shukla Moneycontrol Budget 2017-18 was billed as ‘no-nonsense’ by many, but its impact on the education sector is not yet clear. The government has allocated roughly Rs 80,000 crore for the sector, about 10 percent higher than last year. While the number may seem huge, one has to view it in proportion to the total expenditure. Compared to peers, India ... Read More »

Is Your Business App On Android? Here’s Why It Had Better Be

Planning a new app for your small business? Make sure you build it on Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android, since that’s where you’re most likely to find your customers. According to a new Gartner report, Android is dominating the smartphone marketplace with a whopping 86.2 percent share in the second quarter of 2016. Android Dominates Smartphone Business Android’s topnotch performance came from ... Read More »

SoftBank Loses $350 Million on India Investments Including Ola, Snapdeal

SoftBank Loses $350 Million on India Investments Including Ola, Snapdeal HIGHLIGHTS SoftBank wrote off JPY 39.28 billion in the value of shares in its India The new set of numbers are lower than the loss recorded in November The Japanese firm has so far invested close to $2 billion in India Japan’s SoftBank Corp has booked an investment loss of ... Read More »

Snapchat’s Parent Company to Spend $1 Billion on Amazon Web Services

Snap Inc, owner of the popular Snapchat app, said it expected to spend $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,689 crores) over the next five years to use Amazon.com’s cloud services, in addition to the $2 billion cloud contract it already has with Google. Snap may eventually invest in building its own infrastructure, it said on Thursday, in an amendment to a ... Read More »

20 Taboo Topics to Stay Away From on Your Company’s Social Media Channels

If you use social media to promote your business online, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into what types of posts to share. But sometimes it can be just as important to consider what NOT to post on social media. Sensitive or taboo topics that don’t really relate to your audience can actually hurt your business if you post ... Read More »

Good News for Etsy Sellers: Now You Can Accept Apple Pay on the Web

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) just announced a further simplification of it’ payment process by allowing buyers to use Apple Pay on the web. Before this announcement, Etsy customers had to use the company’s iOS app in order to use Apple Pay. This of course required having to install the app on the phone. As of now, buyers can use Apple Pay directly ... Read More »

GoDaddy Launches GoCentral for Web Design on Mobile

GoDaddy has launched GoCentral — a new service that combines a mobile friendlywebsite builder with what they are calling “an integrated set of marketing and ecommerce tools” that will ideally help you to create an audience for your business. Interestingly, the new service allows you to design a professional website in under an hour from a variety of devices including ... Read More »

The First LG Laptops Are on Their Way to the U.S. Market

LG, the Korean electronics giant known for its smartphones, appliances and tablets is bringing its first laptops to the U.S. market. The company announced the release of the Gram series of laptops in a press release recently. The machines, named Gram to highlight their light weight, are available in 13-inch and 14-inch models. The 13-inch model has 128GB of storage, ... Read More »

Budget 2017: IRCTC Service Charge Waived on Booking Tickets Online

HIGHLIGHTS IRCTC service charge has been removed permanently Service charge for online tickets was Rs. 20 for Sleeper class tickets Rs. 40 service charge was levied for AC tickets With Union Budget 2017-18, the government has permanently waived off the IRCTC service charge levied on booking railway tickets online from the website. Making the announcement, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said ... Read More »

Mozilla Lays Off Employees Working on Firefox-Powered Connected Devices: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Mozilla dissolves team behind connected devices initiative The company has reportedly laid off a team of 50 Mozilla ended development of its Firefox OS for smartphones in 2015 Mozilla, the non-profit company popular for its Firefox browser, has given up on its dream of expanding into connected devices. The company has confirmed that it is dissolving its connected devices ... Read More »