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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…

Part-II- The Growing Mobile Payment Market in India

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The current digital…

How Oxigen is positioning itself in Indian mobile payment ecosystem?

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile-centric internet penetration. The current digital…

Glimpse Of Next Big Thing-Automatic Speech Recognition

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) has been in development for decades. However significant progress and widespread adoption has only recently been…

Growing Mobile Payments Market in India (Part-I)

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The current digital…

Growing Mobile Payment Market in India (Part-I)

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy  driven by mobile centric internet penetration. The Reserve Bank…

Evolving Business Models – HaaD – Hardware As A Distribution Model

The mobile hardware industry has evolved  from the then elephant in the room and vertically integrated Nokia's dominance in the 2000 decade to rise…

Mobile Wallet War Ramping up in India

Mobile commerce in India has evolved rapidly to become a huge trend in recent years. It will continue to gain traction with rising smartphone…