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Is Cloud Gaming the future?

Through the course of the pandemic, India has seen a strong uptick in gaming. This is driven by the rise of powerful smartphones across price-tiers as well as affordable data costs. At CyberMedia Research (CMR), the CMR Gaming Practice has been tracking the gaming industry in India, both from a supply side (devices intelligence) as …


Why is Amazon acquiring MGM for US$ 8.45Bn?

Amazon has acquired MGM for USD 8.45Bn is one of its biggest since the Whole Foods acquisition for USD 14Bn in 2017. Amazon has been building-up its content library around its Prime service, a move that makes sense in the subscription economy. So, why is Amazon interested in MGM? How will the deal help Amazon …


Galaxy Unpacked: Samsung delivers on Dr Roh’s vision

Samsung Electronics hosted its first-ever, virtual Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event livestreamed from Korea to introduce a new suite of power devices. The event is significant as it comes in the midst of the global pandemic. In preparation of the neo normal, Samsung used the Galaxy Unpacked platform to focus on driving purposeful innovations, operational agility, …


India might be the last frontier for Netflix in the global streaming war

Global streaming giants – Netflix India, Amazon Prime, and Disney, which owns Hotstar, among others – all have their eyes set on India’s soon-to-be US$5 billion video-on-demand (VOD) market. So, it’s not surprising when Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, on his three-day visit to India on Thursday, said Amazon will double down on its …


Netflix vs Others: The Quest for Dominating Indian Eyeballs

As a mobile-first nation, the India OTT market provides enough head room for growth. American as well as Chinese streaming players are looking to strike it big in India. While Netflix continues to invest heavily in Made-in-India for India programming, it is under pressure from the likes of Hotstar and others. So, how would the …


FAANG Group of Tech Giants Fighting for Space in “Mobile First” Indian Market

Not so long ago, India was off the radar for the famous FAANG group of tech giants who have disrupted the way billions of people communicate, connect, shop and entertain globally. Today, the famous five — Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google — are fighting for space in the “mobile first” Indian market where digitisation …


The Apple Conundrum: From ‘Moonshots’ to ‘Me-Too’?

As a company that has been globally recognized for its excellence in innovation and product engineering, Apple has had a gold run with its trailblazing iPhones, and other category defining products. Think iPad, Apple Watch or the Macs. Each successive generation of iPhones has helped Apple grow, on the back of increasing consumer appetite. The …