Bezos’ Broadband Satellite Dream – Will It Ever Get off the Ground?

Amazon is joining a long list of companies planning constellations consisting of hundreds and thousands of satellites with the stated aim of…

Apple Unveils its Bouquet of Services

For a while now, innovation in Apple’s iPhones have been nothing more than incremental to the naked eye. Yes, every year iPhones get faster, bigger…

Strong Winds Loom Against the Video Codec Successor HEVC, Challenging the Licensing Model

Video content encoding is largely skewed towards AVC or H.264 at present. The need for streaming high-quality video content on networks with limited…

Facebook Needs to Bet Big on Instagram and Payments for Monetization Opportunities Ahead

Facebook reported a strong third quarter with a healthy 33% YoY growth in revenue. This was driven by regional ad growth in APAC (+38%) followed by…

Next-Gen Video Codecs – Market Dynamics Pushing HEVC, VP9 and AV1 Adoption

Overview: The report provides an overview of video codec market dynamics, as industry transitions from AVC to new-age video codecs such as…

Connected Vehicles: The Next Big Thing for Digital India?

Connected vehicles are conceivably the most exciting concept powered by IoT at this time. Cars today are already being packed with more electronics…

Uber app on smartphone in a hand

Uber and DiDi are Working on a Long-Term Vision of Human Mobility

Ride-hailing firms are moving towards attaining the ‘holy grail’ of mobility. This is the reason why ride-hailing firms are also investing heavily…

Kakao Bank

How a Messaging App Challenged Traditional Banks and Captured 45% of the Market

How KakaoBank is bringing innovation to the banking industry, at last Messaging platform KakaoTalk has successfully entered the banking industry in…

JioPhone: Accelerating India to Cross The 4G Chasm

The most disruptive 4G operator in India Jio, part of Reliance Industries, announced a category of 4G Feature Phone "JioPhone" which is essentially…

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…

WWDC 2017 : Powerful New Hardware, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning

Apple's annual WWDC 2017 kicked off today in San Jose, California. Apple’s annual WWDC 2017 conference was centred on getting its legions of…

Amazon Echo Look: playing a longer game

Amazon is introducing a new variant of the Echo voice assistant, Echo Look. It is currently available only by invitation at a cost of $199. It is…

Alexa says ‘Hi’ but Google Assistant says ‘Hello’ to the future

On October 4th Google revealed an update on the developments it’s been making in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) arena, alongside a slew of new…

Snaptacles ????

We have consistently talked about evolving business models such as "Hardware as a Distribution" model (see here) in tech space changing the…

Success of LINE- Story of platform stickiness & beyond

Tapping the untapped: South East Asian (SEA) countries became a growth engine for LINE’s business in the last two years. Monthly Active Users (MAU)…

In-Car Advertisement: Changing Landscape

The opportunity and the opportunist Ride hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Didi Chuxing are changing the commuting landscape. An average American…

The improvements and logic behind Xiaomi MIUI8

Part 1: MIUI8 is the next generation mobile internet platform On May 10, Xiaomi officially launched a new generation of Android-based phone operating…

Apple Tipping Toes into O2O Space, Invests in Didi

Apple just announced that is has invested US$1 Billion in the leading Chinese ride sharing service Didi Kuaidi. Didi is the largest app-based…