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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 […]

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 […]

Apple’s Carrier Relationships and the new iPhone Upgrade Program

Prologue Long, long ago, or atleast what feels like an eternity today, Apple, the maker of the colorful iMacs and the recently successful iPods, decided to make a phone. They went to the biggest player in town, Verizon, which politely declined to carry it. They struck a exclusive deal with AT&T instead that would prove […]

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 […]

Technology Trends in 2015 – Part 1

Happy New Year to all my readers. 2014 was an eventful year from a technology standpoint in that a lot of pieces of the puzzle started coming together. Technology innovation continued its blistering pace and companies big and small have thrived in this growth era. 2015 will hopefully continue that streak and here is the first […]

Wearables 2.0: Impact of Android Wear on the existing wearable market

Hopefully by now, everyone has had the time to digest the news about Google’s Android Wear announced a few months ago. Google I/O is upon us and there is expectation of the unveiling of the first set of Android Wear products from LG and Moto. In the third part of my multipart series on the second […]

Wearables 2.0: Impact on social networking

This is the second part in my multi-part series on the second coming of wearables. The first wave of wearables (read watches and simple fitness trackers) were focused more on the experience and less on social interaction. The second wave of wearables spearheaded by Android Wear and the long rumored iWatch will bring more muscle […]

iOS7 and other Apple WWDC announcements: Very early thoughts

This week, Apple kicked off its annual WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple uses the keynote for WWDC to announce its annual updates to iOS and MacOSX. This year, on June 10th, Apple kicked off the conference with something rare for it in the recent years, expectation. Apple tends to be the market leader and its […]

Apple vs. Samsung: It affects you.

Like many of you, I have been following the Apple vs. Samsung case with great interest. As a mobile technologist, it affects every aspect of the business I am in and beyond that, this is one of if not the largest technology patent litigation, in, ever. On Friday evening, Judge Lucy Koh’s jury in San […]