Posts From Riddhi Sharma

Twitter trends confirm WhatsApp is down in India and other regions

By : Riddhi Sharma

People in different parts of the world including India are complaining about failed WhatsApp services. As always #whatsappdown was trending on Twitter and users across the world were confirming the problems. However, there were no confirm announcements from the WhatsApp’s

You may now store your passwords in your shirt using ‘smart’ fabric

By : Riddhi Sharma

Storing passwords and data is always a very cumbersome task. We have come a long way from finger print to face recognitions. How about you having the ease to store your data and passwords in your shirt’s cuff or tie?

Google encourages kids to be problem solvers with ‘Code to Learn’ contest

By : Riddhi Sharma

“Love playing games on your phone? Love to video chat with your loved ones? Look around you and you’d be surprised Everything you love has some form of coding behind it”- that is how Google India describes the contest ‘Code

‘Data literacy’ can separate signal from noise

By : Riddhi Sharma

An IDC report states that by the year 2020, there will be four times more digital data than all of the grains of sand on earth. While, a McKinsey report states that about 90 percent of the digital data ever

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017: Consumers are winning the India Internet race

By : Riddhi Sharma

Mary Meeker’s Internet trends report is the most sought after slide deck in Silicon Valley. This year her slide deck included a total of 355 slides with a special section on India which says, INDIA INTERNET = COMPETITION CONTINUES TO

WhatsApp groups allow students to express themselves better: Study

By : Riddhi Sharma

In this digital era blackboards have been replaced by projector screens and now classrooms might be replaced by WhatsApp groups. A recent study entails that WhatsApp actually provides a more intimate forum than school for youths to communicate and openly

Google leading race for acquiring AI followed by Apple, Intel & Facebook

By : Riddhi Sharma

If you are a tech aficionado you would know that Artificial Intelligence, or AI as we know it, is a buzz word in the industry. Every other day we hear of one or the other AI startup acquisition by tech

Can you imagine a ‘phone cover’ that makes you coffee?

By : Riddhi Sharma

It is Monday morning and you need a cup of coffee to start the day. Suddenly, getting off the bed and reaching out for the coffee machine sounds like a humongous task. What if we told you that you don’t

Are mobile apps the next BIG thing for Bollywood celeb fan engagement?

By : Riddhi Sharma

Ever since Disciple Media launched Sonam Kapoor’s app last year, Bollywood celebrities have been entering the world of ‘personalised’ mobile apps one after another. Everyone from Sunny Leone to Remo Desouza has joined the ranks of this app brigade. Latest

Reliance Jio says Ookla results are misleading

By : Riddhi Sharma

The Airtel vs. Reliance Jio speed test war takes another turn. While both the parties have not once changed their stands. Reliance Jio continues to question Ookla’s Speedtest methods. Including their claims that Ookla is not recognised by either TRAI

Google rolling out ‘instant tethering’ feature

By : Riddhi Sharma

It is always too much hard work when you try to make your Google device a ‘hotspot.’ Not only is the process tedious, but also a bit complicated. Hence, to ease the process of tethering a mobile hotspot, Google has

What’s happening to the health of the Internet?

By : Riddhi Sharma

Mozilla has launched a new “health report” on the ‘internet’ about what’s helping (and what’s hurting) the largest global resource. It urges digital netizens to help save the internet. Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation says, “like the

Former Tiger Global exec Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the new CEO of Flipkart

In a rapid string of events Former Tiger Global executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the new Flipkart CEO. While, Binny Bansal, who took over chief executive exactly one year ago, now moves to the role of Group CEO. This being a

Olx and Quikr will now face competition from Amazon P2P

By : Riddhi Sharma

Amazon has invested a lot of interest and investment in its India unit, of around Rs 7,000 crore in this financial year. Latest move being, launching a pilot of its P2P service in Bangalore, enabling individual users to sell locally in

BHIM app tops download charts on Google Play store

By : Riddhi Sharma

On 31st December 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a UPI (United Payments Interface) based app called BHIM, short for Bharat Interface for Money. Within 48 hours of being launched, the BHIM app is now on the top of Google

Google introduces new mobile UI for recipe search

By : Riddhi Sharma

Google is always working on new things to make its user experience better. This new UI was spotted by Alex Chitu of the Google Operating System unofficial blog. He posted screenshots of the new interface taking ‘avocado mayo’ as an example. He

Lost keys? Microsoft will use AR to find it

By : Riddhi Sharma

A recently published patent application from Microsoft details how technology could be used to track the “moveable inanimate physical object.” However, there are a number of object tracking solutions like RFID tags or Bluetooth trackers, Microsoft is trying to patent

Carrier billing feature on Google Play for Vodafone and Airtel user

By : Riddhi Sharma

The direct carrier billing feature on Google Play India is now available for Vodafone and Airtel users as well. Earlier the service was only available for Idea subscribers. At present, postpaid users can avail this feature, and there is no

Internet shutdowns cost India $968mn in 2016

By : Riddhi Sharma

The year 2016 saw governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times. This happened for various reasons right from containing elections, slowing economies to limiting free speech. According to a recent Brookings Institute paper, internet shutdowns

Online shopping is catching up fast in tier II cities of India, say Flipkart & Snapdeal buying trends

By : Riddhi Sharma

Flipkart’s FlipTrends 2016 and Snapdeal’s consumer buying trends 2016 for once voiced a similar shift. Both buying trends showed that majority of Indians are going ‘mobile’. For Snapdeal 35% of ‘Mobiles & Tablets’ were sold in North India. Whereas, for