The Next Horizon

I started blogging in July 2001 at a blog named Knowledge El Dorado, initially hosted on Blogger. Knowledge El Dorado was a blog on Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Communities. Social Media, as we know it today, did not exist. My job required me to figure out how knowledge management ideas and new tools like blogs can be Read More

Netcore acquires Ravience, a mobile marketing services provider

Ravience Digital, the mobile marketing technology startup I had founded 3 years ago has been acquired by Netcore Solutions. I have worked with tech entrepreneur Rajesh Jain for over 10 years, in his earlier venture IndiaWorld and then at Netcore. The announcement that was made in this regard last week: Digital real-time communications company Netcore Read More

One World One Charger

My dad recently lost the charger of his dual SIM Fly V 180 DS handset. Since the charger looked like a Micro-USB interface, I did a bit of research on the internet to check whether standard Micro-A, Micro-B, Micro-AB cables could be used as chargers. Micro-USB is the standard for the Common Charger initiative. The Read More

In our lifetime

An analysis by telecom regulator Trai on the success of lifetime validity schemes over six months revealed that in revenue proportion, lifetime schemes are no different from the general tariff plans offered by mobile operators. “The big picture emerging from the analysis based on empirical data is that the scheme has been very popular. The Read More

World Telecommunication Day

India along with 189 member countries of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will be observing the 39th World Telecommunication and Information Society Day today. This year’s theme for the day is “Connecting the Young: The opportunities of ICT“. Read “From Morse code to source download” for some historical background. Read More

3G World Congress

I’m in Hong Kong attending the 3G World Congress this week. Mobile Pundit updates will be slow, and will catch up with Indian mobility developments over the weekend. Read More

The Economist honors Sam Pitroda

Sam Pitroda, chairman of India’s National Knowledge Commission has been honored by the presitigious British weekly The Economist for pioneering India’s communications revolution. “In 1987 Mr Pitroda was asked by Rajiv Gandhi, the Indian prime minister, to help democratise access to telecommunications. His response was to deploy instantly-recognisable yellow telephone kiosks in every town and Read More

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