Ola eyes Australia and New Zealand for expansion

Homegrown cab aggregator Ola is planning to set up operations in Australia and New Zealand as it looks to explore new avenues for growth and play a part in investor Didi Chuxing’s plans to dominate the global ride-hailing ecosystem. The Indian firm has set up teams in Dhaka and...
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2017 – A year when bollywood stars failed to shine

Bollywood ends another lacklustre year with fewer box office hits and no solution in sight to address falling theatre footfalls. The industry’s woes were compounded by falling data costs in a booming mobile phone market, the increasing popularity of streaming services and the crumbling of the star system used...
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TCS to focus on digital consolidation in 2018 and beyond

India’s largest information technology services company Tata Consultancy Services reckons large global customers are now using emerging technologies that the company can tap with capabilities built over the past few years. “I see tremendous opportunities in agile, intelligent, automation and cloud (services) among our existing customers and prospects. Large...
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Huawei predicts the 5G will reduce the charges substantially in telecom

With preparations on for the commercial roll-out in the telecom sector of fifth-generation technology (5G) by 2020, data prices are likely to drop quite substantially. Beside people-to-people communication, it will expand applications to connect mobiles easily and address vertical businesses. Chinese network gear maker Huawei Technologies says the early...
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Quantum computing to be a reality worldwide

Stealth Grid, a U.S.-based security, encryption, and blockchain pioneer has formally announced a partnership with MVP Asia Pacific to deliver the holy grail of data privacy and encryption. Quantum computing is on the horizon and will soon be a reality which will bring advancements in medical and environmental areas....
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BJP retains Gujarat, continues for the sixth term

The Bharatiya Janata Party fought off a strong challenge from Rahul Gandhi-led Congress to win the Gujarat assembly polls for the sixth straight time, and also wrested power from the Congress in Himachal Pradesh in a sweeping victory. The twin victories tightened BJP’s grip over the country’s politics that...
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Walt Disney’s new deal to change TV broadcast landscape

Walt Disney Co’s acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc, except for some businesses, is set to change India’s TV broadcast landscape. With the new deal in place, the entire business of Star India, which includes entertainment and sports channels as well as the Hotstar channel, will be...
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