Future of phones is in software and not hardware: YU’s Rahul Sharma

They say that change is the only constant. Just a few years ago, the industry faced a market evolution that promised to dramatically upset the status quo. Evolution to 4G required tough technology choices and investments. Service delivery was shifting from a focus on voice and messaging to a new world of data connectivity and to apps later. The newer ... Read More »

De Villiers’ future uncertain amid workload concerns

AB de Villiers has confirmed he wants to reduce his workload across all formats of the game and discussions will take place with Cricket South Africa in May as talk about his future swirled amid a report that he was considering retirement from Test cricket. De Villiers was responding to a story in the Rapport newspaper which claimed several former ... Read More »

Sell rating on Wipro: Taking baby steps into BPaaS, the future of BPO

Wipro has announced the acquisition of Viteos, a niche Business-Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) for the Alternative Investment Management industry. The rationale is sensible, but the acquisition size is too small (<0.5% of Wipro’s FY15 revenues) to matter. Wipro has a good track record of identifying emerging trends, but has so far failed to capitalise on them due to a flawed culture and ... Read More »

What Google CEO Sundar Pichai said about Android’s future in India

NEW DELHI: India is one of the largest growth markets for the search giant Google globally, said the company’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai. On a two-day visit to the country, Pichai said that by 2016 India will have more Android users than the US. Stressing on importance of internet connectivity, he said that it is critical to spread the reach ... Read More »

Kishore Biyani-led Future Consumer to consider FMCG distribution via franchisees

NEW DELHI: Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd (FCEL), led by Kishore Biyani, today said a board meeting will be held later this week to consider re-alignment of the business dealing in distribution of food and FMCG products through a franchisee arrangement. “A meeting of the Board of Directors of the company will be held on December 26, 2015 to consider and ... Read More »

Historic Climate Deal a Step to ‘Better Future’: Prakash Javadekar

PARIS:  India on Saturday hailed the adoption of a landmark climate change deal as a “historic day” which promises a “better future” and creates a “chapter of hope” in the lives of seven billion people. Noting that the agreement acknowledges and recognises the development imperatives of India and other developing countries, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the accord also supported ... Read More »

CM Siddaramaiah wants to ban astrology shows on TV, future of fortune tellers in Karnataka bleak

Bengaluru: This is one big ‘catastrophe’ they could not predict. It has now hit them hard. The astrologers who tell live astrology and predict the future on television channels in Karnataka will have to shut their shop, if Chief Minister Siddaramaiah manages to ban such shows. A few days ago, speaking at a function Siddaramaiah said, “Every television channel wants ... Read More »

Volkswagen to improve engine software development to avoid future cheats

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY: Volkswagen has agreed steps to improve oversight of engine-software development to avoid future manipulations after its admission of cheating US diesel-emissions tests caused the biggest scandal in the German carmaker’s corporate history. “No business justifies crossing legal and ethical boundaries,” Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch told a news conference at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg on Thursday. “Even though ... Read More »

Nintendo’s future lies in its ‘Super Smash Bros.’ updates

Nintendo will host the last “Direct” presentation for Super Smash Bros.(SSB) on December 15th at 5PM ET. As those that follow Directs will know, this is the third presentation dedicated solely to the brawler, alongside frequent SSB announcements through the regular Nintendo Directs. It’s been a refreshing year of experimentation and additions from Nintendo; we’ve seen eight stages and five ... Read More »

The air we deserve: Don’t just appeal, act for safer future

There is a well-known saying that “a nation gets the government it deserves”. While typically used in a derisive context, when a clearly unsuitable candidate is elected to high office (as happened in the US at the turn of the millennium), the underlying message is that when faced with an undesirable outcome, the root cause is often to be found ... Read More »