2016: Some Un-Future Tense: Containers

INDIA: In many aspects the year 2016 was a cold-turkey moment for indifference towards technologies and paradigms

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

5 startup investments by Bollywood celebs that you had no clue about!

By : CIOL Writers

Indian celebrities are often known for their restaurant deals or sports teams. Seldom do we get to know of investments made by them in new companies. Finally, some of these celebrities have taken interest in the burgeoning startup sector of

Facebook and Google lead the list of top apps in 2016

By : CIOL Writers

With more than 146 million average unique users per month, and 14 percent growth over last year, the undisputed leader, Facebook is numero uno on the list of the year’s top apps released by Nielsen. Facebook-owned Instagram, Messenger and YouTube

Twitter introduces 360-degree live videos to selected partners on Periscope

By : CIOL Writers

After the challenging phase of 2016, the micro-blogging site, Twitter is constantly releasing features and products to survive the market full of prominent players. So after debuting live video broadcast on its app, Twitter is introducing 360-degree live streams through

With growing 4G adoption, majority of Indians buying smartphones online

By : CIOL Writers

With prominent players of telecom sector pushing 4G with tempting offers, 53 percent of Indians bought their smartphones online, says Deloitte. Neeraj Jain, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP said, “With Internet becoming cheaper and higher mobile data penetration, consumers

Reliance Jio partners Snapdeal to deliver Jio SIM cards

By : CIOL Writers

Amid constant pressure from incumbent telecom operators and TRAI, Reliance Jio is yet to stop reaching to as many people as possible. Moving in the same direction, Reliance Jio has partnered with Snapdeal to deliver Jio Sim cards to customers

Tavant encourages unorthodox thinking and empowers employees to pitch new ideas

Soma Tah Tavant Technologies, a specialized software solutions and services company which is more known for its mortgage domain knowledge, technical expertise is one among those few companies which believes in nurturing a strong culture of innovation within the organization. Employees

Panasonic invests more than $256 million in Tesla’s SolarCity

By : CIOL Writers

After announcing the plan to build a $5 billion lithium-ion Giga factory east of Reno, Nevada, to produce batteries for both electric cars and energy storage products, the duo – Panasonic and Tesla – are back with the second announcement.

Microsoft to be the first tech company to achieve $1 trillion market value

By : CIOL Writers

Leaving behind major tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon the Redmond-based Microsoft is predicted to be the first tech company to achieve a market value of $1 trillion. Following LinkedIn’s acquisition, Microsoft will achieve the threshold by

Paytm will bring 5 million merchants to digital platform by 2017

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to advance digital payments in 2017, the mobile payments startup, Paytm plans to bring five million merchants closer to cashless transaction mode. Announcing a plethora of new features to enhance security and increase usability both for consumers

India saw 200pc YoY growth in mobile development courses

By : CIOL Writers

Overtaking the U.S, India currently has 220 million active devices. The growing adoption and usage rate of smartphones are, in turn, promoting a thriving interest in mobile development courses in 2016, says Google India. The company revealed that the search

TRAI wants explanation for Reliance Jio 4G Happy New Year offer

By : Riddhi Sharma

Looks like TRAI has finally taken Airtel’s petition seriously. In a December 20 letter, the regulator, which is still examining the new plan by Reliance Jio, asked why the offer of free data under the promotional scheme should not be

Indian school going kids are prone to cyber bullying

By : CIOL Writers

Cyber-bullying cases are constantly increasing and threatening the world of our children online. A survey  as part of “Telenor India WebWise” was conducted across schools in 13 cities, involving 2,727 students by Norwegian telecom giant Telenor to analyse internet usage

FreeCharge has denied any PayPal stake in the company

By : Riddhi Sharma

Last week, there was a news doing the rounds of our world regarding PayPal’s stake in Freecharge. With demonetisation, the online wallets have taken the center stage. Every since then, PayPal has been trying to find ways to compete with

Apple’s research paper on AI useful for computer vision technology

By : Riddhi Sharma

Apple Inc. has been extremely secretive about all its research initiatives, but last month they hinted on changing this for better. So, they have now decided to break their vow of secrecy and Apple researchers have published their first AI

Bangalore remains the top recruiter for cloud computing jobs in India

By : Soma Tah

Soma Tah As cloud computing continued to see an increased business acceptance and subsequent adoptions over the years, the demands for skilled resources also rose by leaps and bounds to make the transition smooth. The worldwide cloud market will grow at six times the

Most frustrating tech products of 2016: AirPods, Google Home and more

Soubhik Mukherjee The first computer I ever owned had a hard drive which could store a whopping 1.5 GB of data, and was running on a 64MB ram. It took me and my father 15 minutes to carry the UPS

Things that will breathe new life into a sluggish PC market in 2017

Global PC shipments has seen a steady decline of eighth consecutive quarters in Q3, 2016. According to Mikako Kitagawa, Principal Analyst at Gartner , the two fundamental issues that have impacted PC market are mainly the extension of the lifetime

Throwback: Major Goof-Ups That 2016 Tasted

INDIA: What a year! Just when we thought Volkswagen has pulled off the most embarrassing and most expensive technology-fiasco of the decade, quite many challengers sprung in 2016 and claimed the trophy for the banana-peel-slip-Champ. Time for a quick rewind of