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Jio Super App

Analyzing The Tech Stack Powering Jio

The Indian ecommerce sector is bracing itself for a summer launch by Jio. Jio has plans to launch the world’s largest Online-to-Offline (O2O) e-commerce platform. Alongside, it is also investing its energies in creating a ‘Super App’, imagine a  broad digital ecosystem that will provide over 100 services at one go. Previously, many companies, including …


Breaking Samsung Galaxy Fold: Stop Deriding, Learn Celebrating

Despite all the incredibly ‘over-the-top’ bad press, marked by condescension and some derision on the part of some of the tech reviewers of early units of Samsung Galaxy Fold that broke, Samsung is keeping up with its launch on April 26. Somewhere in the era of ‘instant gratification’, cynicism overrides everything else. The Galaxy Fold …


The New Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 Platforms from Qualcomm

Every minute, consumers post 2,083,333 snaps on Snapchat. And, each minute, there are 49,380 posts on Instagram. Photos and Videos are more important than ever before as tools for memories, made possible by nifty mobile phones. In fact, the mobile phone has become the singular tool for consumers, replacing cameras and other devices. As technology …


SK Telecom and World’s First 5G Network

Earlier this week, SK Telecom, South Korean wireless telecommunications operator, announced that it has secured the widest 5G network coverage in Korea. The company built a total of 34,000 5G base stations across South Korea. SK Telecom’s 5G roll-out will cover Seoul rolled out its 5G network in data traffic-concentrated areas, including main areas of …


Why is Reliance Jio acquiring Haptik?

Reliance Jio is reportedly planning to acquire Haptik, India’s homegrown Conversational AI platforms, in a deal worth >US $29M.   What does the Haptik acquisition portend for Reliance? How does this acquisition sit within the string of recent acquisitions by the company? What does Reliance’s moves imply for India’s e-commerce future? First, the backstory. Haptik …


What Apple Arcade Posits for the Future of Gaming?

At its Show Time keynote, Apple announced a new App Store bundle for gaming named Apple Arcade. Unlike Google’s  bet on cloud gaming via its Stadia, Apple Arcade integrates with the App Store, and enables users to subscribe to games available through the App store. Users could play games across devices, including the iPhone, iPad, …


Apple Credit Card: Reimagining Fintech for Millennials

At its Show Time keynote, Apple announced Apple Card, its credit card offering, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. Make no mistake. Apple’s fintech move is significant. The Apple Card strategy is to lure millennials  away from traditional credit card play, to new, exciting experiences in financial services, delivered on iPhone apps. Some key …


‘Subscribe Now’: Apple’s Mantra for Going Beyond iPhones

At its March 25 “Show Time” event, held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Apple showcased its new bet on digital subscriptions as a potential revenue driver across TV, Gaming, Finance, and News. The Apple announcements can, for the most parts, be termed incremental in nature, with Apple building and refining on the existing …