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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 …


Diving into Microsoft’s FY22 Q2 Earnings

Microsoft reported strong FY22 results. Driven by the continued shift to a hybrid/remote-first work and consequent solid demand for distributed computing fabric, Microsoft Cloud continued to gain momentum growing 32% YoY. Beyond Cloud, I love the razor-sharp focus of Microsoft on steering “community-centric bets” that offer strong value; drives engagement as well as long-term revenue. These …


Analysing Microsoft’s historic Activision Deal

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the maker of ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Candy Crush’,  for $68.7Bn is one the biggest-ever tech and gaming industry deals ever. Microsoft becomes the world’s third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony. Driven by the pandemic-induced uptick, gaming has taken centrestage today. The deal marks a bold bet on …


The potential of NFTs in gaming

Indian gaming platforms like Dream11, Mobile Premier League (MPL) and Nextwave Multimedia, a subsidiary of gaming company Nazara Technologies which owns the World Cricket Championship (WCC) franchise, are actively looking to launch their own non-fungible tokens (NFTs). While NFTs are being launched in various sectors, gaming NFTs have become a rage after online game Axie …


5G starts rolling out but not in India

The first trend to catch up with the smartphone makers in 2020 was 5G. With the service yet to be rolled out in the country, Realme and iQoo were the firsts to launch 5G-ready smartphones in India, as early as February 2020. Since then, almost all the major smartphone makers have added at least one …


Realizing the 5G Consumer Future in India

As a truly vibrant mobile-first nation, Indians, across demographics, who have never used a desktop or a laptop, have been able to leapfrog to the digital world through smartphones and overcome their geographic and socio-economic barriers. Today’s smartphones are the conduit for consumers to enjoy an array of connected experiences. The timeline to the launch …

Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass:  Google’s Answer to Apple Arcade

Google has launched Google Play Pass, a new curated gaming subscription service,  that is ad free, does not entail in-app purchases, and upfront payments. The Google Play Pass complements Google’s mainstreaming of gaming, and especially its upcoming cloud gaming service, Google Stadia. More importantly, the Play Pass ringfences Android users from potentially embracing Apple Arcade. …