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Indian students pose with the supercheap 'Aakash' Tablet computers which they received during its launch in  New Delhi, India in October. Pic: AP.

Aakash tablet: Overhyped, overbooked and delayed

By Wed, Jan 04, 2012 11:36AM UTC 5 Comments Indian students pose with the supercheap 'Aakash' Tablet computers which they received during its launch in  New Delhi, India in October. Pic: AP.

Remember the world’s cheapest tablet to be coming out of some factory in India? Yes, the Aakash tablet. We have got some news about it. It is making waves if we go by the mainstream media. There was news that quite a few governments have been making frantic calls to Kapil Sibal on how can...

Nokia Lumia 800 controversy: A review gone wrong, a publisher who crossed the line

By Wed, Dec 21, 2011 1:20PM UTC 5 Comments

I haven’t heard about Yogesh Sapkale until now. I wouldn’t have heard about him if it wasn’t for my Google Alerts and this Neowin article. Apparently there has been a controversy over a ‘review’ of the Nokia Lumia 800 phone on the MoneyLife magazine. Sapkale is a mini celebrity right now in the sense of...

India’s digital media: Not a fad, it’s just getting started

By Thu, Dec 01, 2011 1:23PM UTC Comments Off India’s digital media: Not a fad, it’s just getting started

Indians are taking to social media like never before. Google and Facebook have already realized it. From opening offices in India to including Indic languages and sending Internet enabled buses to India’s hinterlands, they are doing it all. At the center of all this Internet and social media craze are four companies – Google, Facebook,...

Putting some perspective on the world’s cheapest ‘tablet’

By Fri, Oct 21, 2011 2:30PM UTC 2 Comments Indian students pose with the supercheap 'Aakash' Tablet computers which they received during its launch in  New Delhi, India. Pic: AP.

If you are reading this, then the world’s cheapest tablet, Aakash, isn’t meant for you. You were not the target audience when Aakash was conceived, designed and executed. The target audience was different. Aakash was supposed to be an entry point in India for students to get access to the Internet. The critics around the...

Why India’s latest microblogging site ZaraBol is destined to #FAIL

By Fri, Oct 21, 2011 12:06PM UTC 3 Comments

Rediff, an India-based portal, has lost its way. Though it had a brief poster boy image amongst India’s web properties, it never really innovated except for a redesign of its website and pestering its users with slideshows. Now let’s see what Rediff has been up to. There is email, there’s content and there’s search. Of...

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