Augmented Reality Mapping Out Tech’s Next Mind-Bending Trip

    Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive holograms that enlighten, entertain and empower us. The concept, known as augmented reality, looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. Think Tony Stark, the comic-book character […]

    The Next Big Thing in Phones May Not Be a Phone

    Nearly a decade after the iPhone broke the mould for mobile phones the question being asked is whether the evolution of the smartphone has finally come to an end, as even Apple now treats older, smaller 4-inch screens as something new. Industry experts believe innovation in smartphones is giving way to phone functions popping up […]

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    For Google, India to be bigger market than US by next year: Pichai

    Sundar Pichai, global chief executive at Goggle, the giant search engine, believes India will become a bigger marketfor the company than the US sometime in the middle of 2016. In an interaction with half a dozen journalists here on Wednesday, he said it was not only with regard to the use of Android-based phones that […]

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    Uber will beat Ola within the next 30 days: Eric Alexander

    Uber has grown at almost 40% month-over-month in India, says Alexander. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Eric Alexander, president of business in Asia for Uber Inc. talks about surpassing rival Ola in terms of market share in India, learnings from different global markets and about Uber’s strategy to partner with local companies to perform better locally. Edited […]

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    2016 Pinterest Trends – What’s Next This Year?

    Does Pinterest still matter? Once it was the dominant visual social media network. But now Instagram and a host of trendier platforms, like Periscope and Snapchat, have solidly dethroned Pinterest’s claim as the visual network du jour. But don’t count it out of your social media strategy just yet. Pinterest, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, remains an important space for businesses to “nurture, maintain […]

    redBus plans to expand global footprint in next three months

    redBus joins homegrown consumer Internet start-ups such as Practo and Zomato that have gone global. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Online bus ticketing platform redBus is planning to expand its global footprint by launching operations in at least four South and Southeast Asian countries in the next three months, a top company executive said. redBus, which was […]

    Flipkart bets on large appliances to power next stage of growth

    Flipkart started selling large appliances again in early 2014, nearly a year after it was forced to withdraw these products because of customer complaints about late deliveries and poor quality of products. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart Ltd is banking on sales of high-priced products such as television sets, refrigerators and […]

    What next for education start-up Simplilearn?

    Venture firms backing the Bengaluru-based start-up include Mayfield Fund, Kalaari Capital and Helion Venture Partners. Bengaluru: When Krishna Kumar started a personal blog in 2009 and posted free video lessons and a practice test there, the idea wasn’t to do business. It was to kill boredom. Six years later, the blog has become Simplilearn Solutions […]