Thursday 31 Oct '13Rohini Nilekani, chairperson of Arghyam, raised R163.5 crore in August by offloading part of her stake in IT major Infosys, which she wants to spend in expanding the domain of her philanthropic work. Governance, transparency and independent media are among the areas she is looking at currently.
Monday 07 Oct '13Mapping products have gained in importance for the major technology companies over the past couple of years. Maps and location-based services are increasingly becoming important in an “always connected” lifestyle
Monday 16 Sep '13Rajan Anandan, vice-president and managing director of Google India, is an angel investor for more than 20 startups in the country and 10 startups in his home country, Sri Lanka. Anandan talks to FE about about how the startup ecosystem in the country, which has evolved over the past seven years, offers immense potential for future growth
Thursday 22 Aug '13Internet giant Google, which launched Hindi handwriting support for its search engine on Wednesday, has been actively exploring Indian languages of late. In an interview, Lalitesh Katragadda, country head, India products, Google, tells Anand J and Debojyoti Ghosh that developing this handwriting tool is a ‘baby step’ towards reaching out to the country’s vast non-English speaking population.
Monday 15 Jul '13Even as the competition becomes tougher with Microsoft and Google making inroads into its marketshare, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud service of Amazon.com, continues to be the leading choice of small and medium businesses (SMBs) and start-ups.
Monday 01 Jul '13As brands and businesses look to monetise their engagement with fans on Facebook, the social network is happily obliging with products and analytics to leverage the billion people strong platform. Much like Amazon using an e-commerce platform and Google banking on search, Facebook is exploiting its social reach to get consumers into making their purchases while they are still within its ecosystem
Tuesday 18 Jun '13The R600-crore Tata Coffee plans to diversify its business to save its topline from shocks in the coffee commodity market by strengthening its presence in the instant coffee segment, while also planning to create consumer brands over the next year to expand its retail presence to take on Nestle’s Nescafe and Hindustan Unilever’s Bru.