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…

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Of Marc, Mark and free Internet.

The Internet has been on fire for the past 24 hours after well respected Silicon Valley VC Marc Andreessen opined on the Indian regulatory ruling against Facebook’s Free Basics program. As someone who admires Marc for his global perspective, I do believe he is anti-colonialist and respects India and what the country has to offer…

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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…

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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…

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Facebook Home- First impressions

Facebook recently announced its latest and arguably biggest mobile initiative in the form of Facebook Home. I had a chance to install the service on a Galaxy S3 Android handset and here are my first impressions What is Facebook Home? Facebook Home is an Android launcher which replaced the traditional Android home screen with a Facebook…

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The Facebook Phone

There has been a lot of speculation in the last couple of weeks about Facebook making its own phone. I wanted to write a post on what this could mean to the eco-system in general and Facebook in particular. Facebook has not had a good month by any yard stick. What should have been a…

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Why is Instagram so popular?

Update: Literally minutes after this post went live, Facebook announced that it was buying Instagram. My post still stays. I am not surpised but curious to know why Facebook agreed to pay so much for an app (ok, a mobile photo sharing network). I could see Facebook integrating Instagram into its photo sharing feature. The convergence is…

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