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

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...
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Dear Startups, It’s Time to Be the Best, Not Just the Biggest

Dear Startups, It’s Time to Be the Best, Not Just the Biggest

Launched in India in 2010, Ola has been one of the most successful companies here. It was the most funded startup in 2015, and it’s one of the few companies that has been able to compete with Uber. In September...
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Do Indian Startups Have a Service Problem?

Do Indian Startups Have a Service Problem?

Indians are notorious for being paranoid about spending money online. Few people even have cards to pay online in this country, and fewer still like to use them, which means that cash truly is king. Although a growing cadre of...
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I Have Five Digital ‘Personal Assistants’ and Still Can’t Get Anything Done

I Have Five Digital ‘Personal Assistants’ and Still Can’t Get Anything Done

There comes a point in every adult’s life when one stops and thinks: I could really use a personal assistant. I know I could. The Washington Post’s budget, however, doesn’t stretch to provide each reporter with a personal aide. But...
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Web Apps Like Flipkart Lite Are the Only Logical End for Apps

Web Apps Like Flipkart Lite Are the Only Logical End for Apps

Look at your phone right now, and aside from a few games and media players, you’ll find that most of the apps that are sitting in your storage eating up space are basically containers for the Web. Do we, for...
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Ola, Uber Bike Taxis Seized by Regional Transport Authority in Bengaluru

Ola, Uber Bike Taxis Seized by Regional Transport Authority in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government on Saturday seized five two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and operating without requisite permissions. “They (UberMoto and Ola Bike) did not make any applic...
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