Nash David
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News & Analysis

Apple Music: Sometimes humans are better than algorithms in getting things done

Apple Music is priced at Rs 120 per month. Where you get access to the complete Apple Music library for one user. You can also opt in for a family membership for Rs 190 per month with access for up to six people.

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Apple AirPods: Feels impressive, once you overcome the fear of losing it

I initially got the pair of Apple AirPods around New Year’s. Talking about the unboxing and pairing of the device with the iPhone, all you need to do is open the AirPod case.

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OnePlus and Meizu: We have a Volkswagen moment in the gadgets world, but we need a solution

Recent reports of messing around with benchmarks by popular smartphone device makers OnePlus and Meizu has raised some concerns for me. To me, it’s no different than the Volkswagen scandal concerning emission numbers.

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Self-driving cars to Note 7: Among many things, technology has taught me to trust it and accept its flaws

Last year, among the most popular news stories was a series of device accidents involving the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Sometime towards the end of the year, I boarded a flight to the United States.

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Amazon, data isn’t everything; consider emotions to humanise business

At the outset, Amazon would need to consider customers as humans. There are no two ways about it. Customers aren't statistical entities that express growth in business.

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Demonetisation: India needs to ramp up its fintech infrastructure to realise a digital economy

Post-demonetisation, digital is clearly the way forward. We're a young nation. The banking fraternity in India has already adopted modern technology.

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Demonetisation: The dilemma of cause and effect is hampering Indian technology brands

Although the country is moving towards digital modes of transactions, the simultaneous ban on high value currency notes has hit sales in several sectors.

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Yes, there is a fake news problem, but curbing it isn't as easy as censorship

We've all read about the fake news problem. Thanks to Donald Trump being elected as the next president of the United States, and supporters of Hillary Clinton accusing fake news for the surprise, there's now a larger interest in the fake news problem.

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Fake news menace: Blame yourself, not Facebook or the rest of social media

Among the few things I've been pondering over the past couple of months is the recent spurt of stories around fake news online. It all began when the United States elected Donald Trump as its 45th President. As the world looked closely to details around counting, we were surprised at the momentum that Donald Trump was gaining.

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Facebook India believes the world is already mobile, and is working to further its growth

According to Umang Bedi, MD, India and South Asia, Facebook, the world has moved to mobile as its prefered mode of communication. For Facebook, the world is mobile. Not will be mobile. It is. Already.

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Demonetisation: To get India to trade and transact digitally, UPI needs to succeed

Depending on if you used NEFT or IMPS services, the transfer happens in real-time, or could take a couple of hours. This depends on the urgency, of course.

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Currency ban: An analysis of social media sentiment around India's latest financial regulation

As millions of Indians wrapped a normal workday and headed home for dinner, TV news channels flashed an alert. PM Modi was to address the nation. Like every other Indian, I glued myself to the television set as well.

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With Parminder Singh, MD for India, SE Asia and MENA at Twitter, an exodus has begun

According to studies, the millennials and younger generations favoured shorter messages thanks to their shorter attention spans. However, reality isn't as encouraging. It seems a larger Twitter exodus has begun.

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India needs data, but our definition of minimum Internet speeds and FUP is disappointing

It's high time we looked at the Internet as an essential commodity rather than luxury meant only for the elite. Because fundamentally, the Internet has a greater potential to uplift and empower. We need much high minimum Internet speeds.

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Twitter is failing despite bright minds and millennials

140 characters, no nonsense, makes perfect sense for the millennial demographic. So what is it, that didn't work with Twitter?

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Apple MacBook Pro: Innovation, beauty and a ‘nice finger job’

Apple has finally upgraded the MacBook. It’s happened after close to 5 years. At the onset, let me place this on record. I consider it a brilliant piece of innovation. As is the case with a lot of Apple products in the past, many would go on to say how this isn’t innovation at all.

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The Windows VR headset is a piece from the larger Microsoft puzzle

There’s now a big shift in the way Microsoft is perceived. Specifically coming to the Surface line of devices, there’s the Surface Pro, Surface Book and now Surface Studio. It showed that Windows devices could be brilliantly designed. Another product that was getting widespread attention was the HoloLens.

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Evernote focusses its attention on the core product: Ken Inoue, General Manager, APAC and Japan

Evernote has been a popular choice when it comes to synching information across devices. Back in the time, when smartphones were beginning to make their way into our workflows. I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Inoeu, General Manager, APAC and Japan on how things are looking at Evernote. Here are excerpts from the conversation.

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Google with its fact check feature will ensure it stays ahead of Facebook and Twitter

The world over, politics has a negative undertone. And given the universality of the Internet on Facebook or Twitter, it doesn’t take too long before you find yourself part of an agitated debate.

Startup

Monish Karam of Jobsenz received $40,000 from Facebook; he talks to us about his startup journey

Last week, Facebook identified Jobsenz as the product to fund under its startup programme 'FbStart.' As a result, Jobsenz received $40,000 from Facebook in credit that could be used for business promotion on Facebook.