Month: August 2018

Is Amazon acquiring app aggregator Tapzo?

Is Amazon acquiring app aggregator TapzoAccording to industry reports, Tapzo has been in advanced talks with Amazon for its acquisition by the latter. It is said that both Amazon and Tapzo have been in talks for over four months.

Sequoia Capital-backed Tapzo began talks with Amazon in April this year. Both the companies have given the green signal for the deal. If nothing goes wrong from here then the acquisition could be announced by the next month. However, the initial discussion didn’t take off owing to the valuation offered by Amazon to Tapzo, with fresh discussions starting only in July.

Tapzo is a super app which allows users to access more than 35 apps, such as Flipkart, Amazon, Ola, Uber, and others. As a part of its new business line, users can recharge mobile, DTH and data card, make bill payments, order cabs and food, book flight and bus tickets amongst many other things on a new technology layer that it is….Read More


$10 Billion opportunity for Digital Businesses- Breaking the Digital Barrier

$10 Billion opportunity for Digital Businesses- Breaking the Digital BarrierUniversal Acceptance for Indic Languages for Internet in India

To create a truly inclusive digital economy, Internet has to treat all domain names equally across scripts / languages. Addressing the opportunities of Universal Acceptance and the scope for adopting UA for Indic Languages, The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) supported by ICANN organized a seminar here today. Universal acceptance is the concept that all domain names and email addresses are accepted, validated, stored, processed and displayed in a consistent and effective manner.

UASG and ICANN have been actively working on realizing the importance of increasing linguistic presence on the web and encouraging developers to support all domain names and email addresses in multiple languages across the world….Read More


Dell EMC brings Enterprise Preferred Channel Program

Dell EMC brings Enterprise Preferred Channel ProgramDell EMC announced Enterprise Preferred Channel Program in association with Dell EMC enterprise sales organisation. The program is leveraging joint sales and partner planning to provide a joint approach to the market, simplifying sales engagement and specifying how sales teams and partners work tougher.

The program includes dedicated channel team members to support sales engagement in Enterprise Preferred accounts, collaboration between teams to create joint account plans, leveraging strategic partner relationships, competitive pricing as part of a new acquisition deal registration, compensation uplift for Dell EMC sales teams – protecting their commission, partner protection through an ‘earned partner or record’ model….Read More


Why there is requirement of Cost effective SD-WAN ?

Why there is requirement of Cost effective SD-WANTHE SDWAN market is experiencing explosive growth. Strong enterprise and communications service provider demand is dramatically disrupting the traditional branch-office router market and it comes with advantages by, simplify network operations. It’s adoption is easy, quick and reliable.

It is absolutely fact that, without virtualization in the network, virtualization in the cloud or data center will never be fully realized or effective. SD-WAN can help service providers increase profitability while accommodating WAN market trends. As the SD-WAN is fast moving, incorporating it into a managed service offering is particularly challenging as customer requirements and needs are changing all the time.

The growth of SD-WAN is attributed to the increasing popularity of modern telecommunications networks and datacenter infrastructure concepts such as software-defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). These technology concepts have enabled SD-WAN to provide enhanced capabilities such as agility, scalability, cost competitiveness, and reliability, as well as faster installation and provisioning times, over legacy WAN solutions. Key points for enterprise and IT decision makers considering moving from legacy WAN to SD-WAN includes on how the cloud migration and digital transformation (DX) journey of the enterprise to support existing and future business applications, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and business agility by reducing the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for the enterprise without compromising quality of service (QoS) or service-level agreements (SLA)….Read More


Foxconn increasing its Products Portfolio

Foxconn increasing its Products PortfolioHon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company, headquartered in Tucheng.

Popularly known as Foxconn has agreed to buy Los Angeles-based Belkin International for $866 million in cash. With this FIT is a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the parent company behind the Foxconn brand. Belkin is known for having a broad range of device connectivity and power products under the Belkin, Linksys, Wemo and Phyn brands. With this we expect to enrich our portfolio of premium consumer products and accelerate our penetration into the smart home by leveraging Belkin’s research and development capabilities and consumer insights operations.

The deal is also a continuation of Foxconn’s movement away from being primarily a contract manufacturer for companies like Apple and towards one that has brands of its own….Read More


Why India’s data localisation Policy an Issue to US tech giants ?

Why India's data localisation Policy an Issue to US tech giantsDigitization and urbanisation brings change in the life of a common citizen and definitely it impacts the lifestyles of the netizens. It is also fact that technology teaches everyone to have better user experience, it resulted growing demand amongst Indians for Privacy and protection of the Information they share, specifically on digital platforms.

There has been an alarming rise in cybercrimes on a global scale. With India also moving towards a digital economy with the adoption of Aadhaar and an ever-increasing dependency on information, the concerns over cyber security, data protection and privacy are the most talkative agenda.

To address the growing concerns, the Government of India had set up a Committee of Experts, headed by Justice B. N. Srikrishna, to study the challenges surrounding data protection in India and provide their valuable suggestions and principles on which to base the data privacy legislative framework. The objective is to ‘ensure growth of the digital economy while keeping personal data of citizens secured and protected’, we can say as the is the first step in India’s Data Privacy journey. The Supreme Court of India also holding ‘Right to privacy’ as a fundamental right lays the corner stone for a strong data privacy regime in India. The data protection framework, proposed by the Committee of Experts under the chairmanship of former Supreme Court judge Shri B N Srikrishna, is the first step in India’s Data Privacy journey….Read More


Flipkart launches 2GUD for refurbished products

Flipkart launches 2GUD for refurbished productsThe market for used and refurbished mobile phones has skyrocketed in the last couple of years with technology becoming a necessity with each passing day as the population as well as the penetration of phones is extensively high. The expansion of e-commerce and retail chains has made the availability of used and refurbished mobile phones easy and the easy accessibility has triggered strong growth in India too.

Experts and analysts expect the market for refurbished phones to rise by a compounded 27% over 2019 and 2020 as new players join existing online marketplaces Amazon, Cashify, Shopclues and Togofogo. In India, millions of mobile phone users still purchase second-hand phones as they prefer buying refurbished or used phones with the features they need in less price than settling for a new phone at a comparatively higher price with lower specifications. Refurbished mobile phones category is growing at 400% year-on-year and its contribution in overall mobile phone sales has almost doubled in 2017….Read More