Tag Archives: Amazon

Hardware by Google

Google recently announced a slew of hardware products at an event on Oct 4. You can view the full video of the event and the announced products here. In this post, we delve into Google’s history of making consumer hardware products and how this time things could be different.   A Brief History Google’s foray into consumer hardware […]

The Great Indian Holiday Shopping Battle of 2016 featuring Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal

I am in India for a few weeks which happens to coincide with the busiest shopping season of the year, Diwali (Oct 29/30). And this year, it is not just any shopping season. It is the shopping season where three e-commerce giants are duking it out for the mind and wallet share of the Indian […]

Movers and Shakers in Tech in 2015 – Part 2

Last week, I wrote the first part of a two-part series on how the tech industry fared in 2015. In this second and concluding segment, I take a look at the big incumbents- the Goliaths in their respective domains and how they fared in 2015. This also serves as a good setup to my next post- key […]

Movers and Shakers in Tech in 2015 – Part 1

We are a week away from saying goodbye to 2015 and now would be a good time to look back at everything that happened in tech in 2015. This was an interesting year with a lot of interesting efforts from various tech behemoths and startups. Incumbents consolidated their respective positions of strength while upstarts continued […]

Working at Amazon – Five years and counting

By now, you have read the NY Times article on life at Amazon. You have also read the many LinkedIn and Medium posts supporting it and also passionate rebuttals from current and ex-employees. As a regular blogger, I had the urge to publish this as soon as the NY Times article hit the press. But […]

The Dawn of a new day for Drones

There has always been a vision for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in cities and fields and industrial areas across the world doing the things that are challenging for humans to do. Some of it has been happening for a while now like automated seed dispersers in fields, disaster response and more. Thanks to Jeff Bezos […]

Nadella’s Microsoft: His first year as CEO

Microsoft has been one of the most successful and profitable companies in the world for the past two decades. Over the past few years though, Microsoft’s supremacy has been brought to severe question by Google, Apple, Amazon and a bunch of nimbler competitors. From being one of the earliest leaders in the smartphone business, they […]

The Nexus 7 and the iPad 7

The Nexus 7 I just got my hands on a Google Nexus 7 and wanted to share my thoughts on it right away. The unboxing was a pleasant experience. Apple has definitely taught the entire industry a thing or two in making simple and cool packages for their products. The Nexus 7 booted up pretty […]

The Stickiness Factor

I recently moved from an iOS phone to an Android phone. The move was by and large painless but for one big hassle- lack of iTunes on Android. On a completely unrelated note, I have been trying to use Google + about the same as Facebook. Part of it is driven by my personal preference […]

Its all about the cloud

The Cloud computing paradigm