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Peter Griffin
A quick backgrounder on the new Indian language top-level domains, भारत, .ভারত, .భారత్, .ભારત, .بھارت, .ਭਾਰਤ, and .இந்தியா
Tanzeel Merchant
Cyber warfare presents a new landscape of rapidly shifting allegiances, and battles being fought by anonymous warriors, sometimes within a country's own boundaries. Addressing this problem will require swifter, more innovative, and far more nimble forms of diplomacy that have yet to be tested
Peter Griffin
KPCB Internet trends 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: Some take-aways including a few relevant to the Indian reader
IBM
A huge element of data analytics, customer buying patterns and past history is making marketers arrive at a more precise conclusion on a customer’s buying pattern
IBM
WhatsApp is really only a chat system, but even so it has massively dis-intermediated SMS; in fact its chat volume is already equal to worldwide SMS volume
IBM
It allows organisations to efficiently manage multiple operations with limited resources and improve customer data analytic
IBM
Image: Shutterstock At a recent software conference in Bangalore, a co-speaker shared his first experience trying to “mobile check-in” for his flight to Bangalore. Not knowing if he would make …
Seema Singh
If 2013 proved to be good for ISRO and space enthusiasts, 2014 can prove to be even better. Mankind will get more details, pictures and data of the awesome Martian landscape
IBM
Employers who are smart enough to ask the right questions about their employees will be able to predict their employees’ behaviour, sometimes even before the employees themselves realize they would eventually decide to leave
Seema Singh
It appears that the human race is at crossroads as well as at a frontier which is as much technological as moral and philosophical.
 
 
Technology

It’s a blog about technologies, not just the ICT – information and communication technology – that often subsumes the tech space, but also the developing technologies in genetics, robotics, or of the nano scale that are changing our lives. The power of technology lies in the vistas it opens up for businesses, consumers and governments, all the same time. But in India, of a billion plus people with glaring economic disparities, it is the disruptive power of technology that will play out in the years to come. We’ll bring you all the innovation, the market shifts, trends, and stories of the people behind them.

 
 
 
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September 17, 2014 21:13 pm by Kim Prude
Great article Aniket..... and just from a woman's perspective..... I still like brick & Mortar or actually going into a store…. I am one of those people that don’t like to wait for a package to be shipped to me… impatience and anxiety…. Usually am right that the item advertised, looks so...
September 17, 2014 15:00 pm by Sudeep
Why I buy everything online? 1. Store keepers have less information. Ask them any technical thing, they go blank and manipulate 2. A lot of good stuff is available online. Retailers don't keep em coz they bring less margin. 3. Reviews ! Which retailer will tell you the truth? 4. Price !...
September 17, 2014 08:40 am by savio_freitas@infosys.com
How about personalized delivery service. I know from direct experience of india's 3rd largest fuel station( by sales volume) located on a strip of road where that are 10 other fuel stations within a mile of it. Yet it maintains a leadership in sales. The secret, selling fuel on a 'buy now pay later...
September 17, 2014 08:34 am by savio
loved the write up especially the last part is a call to action...
September 17, 2014 06:32 am by Umang Thakkar
Awesome read. I believe retailers will still continue to exist for high-value items such as designer clothing, antiques, jewelry, furniture and cars. I also believe retailers will have to work on costs saving techniques, further optimize inventory management and constantly work on their local market...
 
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