Daily Digest January 22, 2015

Twitter Acquires ZipDial: Five Things You Never Knew About The Bangalore-Based Startup (Firstpost) The deal highlights that the emerging markets are coming up with unique products that the Silicon valley couldn’t have thought of.   Microsoft Is Building Software For The Future Where Interfaces Fade Away (Techcrunch) Windows Holographic and the HoloLens, operating systems that […]

Daily Digest January 20, 2015

Reverse Innovation Is A Big Opportunity For India Inc: Vijay Govindarajan, Harvard Business School (The Economic Times) Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School says reverse innovation is the single biggest opportunity for companies in India.   BASF Launches Global […]

5 Ways Fashion Retailers Are Improving Shopping

More and more people are turning to the Internet to shop. Worldwide e-commerce sales are likely to increase by 20.1% this year to reach $1.500 trillion, according to an eMarketer report. As point and click shopping gathers momentum, brick and mortar shops are feeling the heat. However, Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru feels that physical shops […]

Technology Heading Towards A Greener Tomorrow

There was a time when air pollution was considered a sign of prosperity. Industries and businesses, oblivious to the environment, could guzzle as many resources and belch out as much waste as they wished. It was in the year 1970 that the world began a movement to take a stand against environmental degradation. Since then, […]

Tech Giants Take Another Crack At Speech Recognition

Last week saw two big developments in the intelligent voice recognition space, currently dominated by Apple’s Siri for the iPhone and Google Now for Android. Apple confirmed the confidential acquisition of Novauris Technologies, and Microsoft officially entered the fray by unveiling Cortana, a digital assistant for the next round of Windows phones. Voice recognition isn’t new  – […]

Microsoft Opens Up Its Windows

Microsoft, at its annual software developer conference in San Francisco, announced a version of its Windows operating system to be licensed out for free, reports Forbes. The new OS, called Windows for Internet of Things, will only be compatible with mobile devices with a screen size of less than 9 inches. Microsoft will continue to […]

Nadella Makes Innovation Microsoft’s Motto

The new boss at Microsoft, Satya Nadella, seems fixated on the word “innovation”. He chants his mantra of innovation loud and clear, right from his first email to Microsoft employees to press releases and interviews. While he may be intent on reviving the culture of innovation, media is slyly beginning to take digs at him. “While […]