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How Apple, Microsoft and Google are fuelling Inclusive Tech?

There are >1.3 billion reasons to make technology accessible. Disability could be permanent, temporary or situational. The legal, ethical and moral imperatives for accessible tech has been well-known and established. It took a black swan event to put accessibility at the core of businesses. With the advancements in technology, there is significant opportunity as well …

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Diving into the ‘Metaverse’

Over the past many months, metaverse has captured the zeitgeist. It is increasingly finding mentions from top CxOs as well as on investor calls. Wherever one looks, it is tough to escape a conversation that involves the metaverse.  There is some hype, and a whole lot of speculation around what Metaverse entails. At its most …

Audio
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Will the future be audio centric?

As a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic swept across the globe, it heralded a period of accelerated transformational change everywhere. Amidst all the uncertainty and ambiguity, in an everything-from-home context with ever-increasing blurry lines between work, learn and unwind, audio has found its moment. It is not all about listening to music only. Across my tech savvy social …

Press

How Apple wants to capitalise on online education in India?

Working professionals may have embraced the work from home — albeit grudgingly — concept rather seamlessly and perhaps are now used to it. However, classes at home has got its own set of challenges. Be it teachers, students or parents — each have their share of unique challenges and tech companies have stepped up to …

Google
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Over 20 crore 4G devices sold in India in 2018, says report

The shipments of 4G devices surpassed 20 crore units in India in 2018, growing by 50 percent from 2017, and securing a market share of 64 percent, a report by CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Thursday. While 4G-enabled mobile device shipments crossed 60 percent, 4G tablets accounted for 44 percent of the total tablet shipments …

Reliance-Jio
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Reliance Jio Working On “Super App” To Provide Over 100 Services

As Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries, prepares to officially launch world’s largest online-to-offline new e-commerce platform and give jitters to Amazon and Walmart-Flipkart, Reliance Jio is reportedly working on a “super app” that will provide over 100 services at one platform. Jio is now serving over 300 million subscribers in India as …

Smartphone Spending
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5G-enabled handset shipments to cross 140 million in India by 2025: Report

Shipments of 5G-enabled smartphones would exceed 140 million in India by 2025, a new report by technology market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday. According to CMR’s “4Ps of Mobile Handset Industry Report 2019″” that focuses on the hyper-competitive mobile industry ecosystem in India, 5G-enabled smartphone shipments are expected to grow by around …

Devices

Amazon’s 2018 Hardware Event: First Impressions

Yesterday, at an event in Seattle, Amazon announced four different categories of products, including its smart speakers, Echo; Accessories and Echo companion devices; smart home control; and smart home monitoring. In all, Amazon introduced 15-new Alexa enabled products, with expected upgrades to the Echo, and a surprising line-up of products that included microwaves (AmazonBasics Microwave), …