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Talking Metaverse with Hugo Swart, Qualcomm

The convergence of rapid technological advances and the pandemic years have contributed to a quantum leap in interest in, and the development of the metaverse. Extended Reality (XR), an umbrella term that encapsulates Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR), represents the gateway to metaverse, and to realize tremendous breakthrough transformations in …

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Unpacking the cyber risks in Metaverse

As of today, all the individual elements that constitute metaverse are in place. Take, for instance, extended reality (XR) or automated systems. As we move forward, all these isolated experiences will combine into one seamless, interoperable and interchangeable experience over the metaverse, with the digital permeating the physical world experiences. That said, we will see …

Devices

Hands-on with OPPO Air Glass at MWC 2022

At the MWC 2022, I got a hands-on opportunity to try out OPPO’s Air Glass, an AR product that OPPO terms as ‘assisted reality’ as against the full-blown augmented reality that most brands are working-on towards the metaverse. OPPO’s Air Glass was debuted at OPPO’s INNO Day event. The OPPO Air Glass is one of …

MWC 2022
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What tech themes will dominate MWC 2022

I am excited about attending the biggest global mobile tech industry show, the MWC 2022. The pandemic forced GSMA to cancel the MWC 2020, and curtail the MWC 2021 event.  At a time when the world appreciates what ubiquitous connectivity entails, this first major in-person event in the post-pandemic world is one that we are …

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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 …

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How MAAMA performed in the latest quarter?

The quarterly results of tech companies are in. While bigshots like Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft kept the markets buoyant, Meta lost $230Bn in value in one day. Additionally, relatively smaller companies like PayPal and Spotify had to take a bath after a double-digit percentage drop in the market value.  Apple’s privacy policy has had …

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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 …

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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 …