Future of Internet in India linked to mobiles

Latest post on Technology Walla: So what will it take to make the Internet an integral part of the digital life of the Indian consumer? Will the PC be the primary device of access to the Internet for Indians? Going by trends, the mobile phone is emerging as a strong contender to becoming the main Read More

Hindi Chini bhai bhai

If Sino-Indian co-operation had taken off as intended during the 1950s, we would be reaping the benefits now. Imagine the advantage indigenous telecom manufacturing and services companies could have had with a combined market size that huge. Putting competition and comparison between these two giants aside, here is another telecom stat worth noting. According to Read More

BlogCamping

I will be BlogCamping in Chennai over the weekend. Will present on two topics: 360 degree view of the Indian BlogosphereWill share some experiences and stats from BlogStreet. Also launch the new version of BlogStreet.com Mobile Blogging in the Indian contextBeta launch of our mobile media sharing tool Mofotu. Read More

5 things your operator won’t tell you

ET has a candid piece on the fraudulent practises many operators use to make more money off the gullible user. Operators introduce greetings SMS into the system on days like Diwali, Friendship day etc. to induce users to forward them Ignorance of premium pricing for VAS services leads to inflated bills Within-network offers won’t neccessarily Read More

End of Cablewalla Raj

My latest post on Technology Walla. Even if DTH only manages to reach the projected 25% penetration of cable homes in 5 years, it would have gained a major victory for the consumer. DTH gives the consumer an alternative to the cable operator, an option which he did not have before. Read More

Helion invests $2.2 million in JiGrahak

After content aggregators, Indian mobile payment companies are attracting VC funding. Helion Venture Partners has announced an investment of $2.2 million in Bangalore-based mobile commerce company JiGrahak. JiGrahak’s product NGPay is a free downloadable mobile application which enables users to book flight tickets, buy movies tickets, to buy goods and services, and make payment through Read More

Sunday Humour

Santa & Banta got tired of mobiles. So they decide to use pigeons. One day a pigeon reaches Banta without message. Angry Banta calls Santa and asks for an explanation. Santa says “Oye, this was a missed call yaar!” Read More

Mobile Monday Mumbai – August Event

The second event of Mobile Monday Mumbai will be on the topic “Mobile User Generated Content” and will be hosted at the office of Mouthshut.com. Faisal Farooqui of MouthShut.com, Krishna Durbha of Reliance Communications and Karan Grover of Nokia will be leading the discussions. Check out MoMo Mumbai’s website for more details and registration info. Read More

Technology Walla

Starting today, I will be writing the India dispatch on CNET Asia on my blog Technology Walla. The blog is focused on the technology trends / IT lifestyle (non-enterprise, more personal tech) in India. Read the first post – Yuva India! Viva India! Other tech bloggers under the banner of Regional Dispatches are: Matsushita Shuji Read More

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