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After Indian government announced demonetization last year, analysts, consultants and digirati began to frantically predict the boom in ‘digitization’ of payment sector including advent of Peer-to-peer payment apps, mobile payments etc. (link).  Also ref: India’s Cash Ban Is the Best Thing to Happen to Digital Payments. The long march towards […]

Google launches Tez P2P payment App in India, offers users ...






In a case of Set a thief to catch a thief, Indian police in Bengaluru are so impressed by the hacker they arrested last week that they have offered to hire him. Bengaluru’s Central Crime Branch police had arrested Abhinav Srivastav (31), a software engineer working in Ola’s head office […]

Police want to hire the hacker they arrested for data ...


Last week we looked at the Canadian Startup visa program to attract immigrants. Canadian Startup Visa to become Permanent A recent reCode article looks at the topic in the US. As the Trump Administration attempts to decrease the number of legal immigrants it allows into the U.S., it’s helpful to […]

Top U.S. tech companies founded by immigrants are worth over ...



A few weeks ago, I blogged about smartphone opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid.  India’s conglomerate, Reliance, is taking a leaf out of the playbook  by offering its ‘poor man’s smartphone’ for FREE. Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio), the telecom arm of billionaire Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries (RIL), has unveiled a […]

Reliance JioPhone – Exploring opportunities in Smartphone race to the ...


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Security robots are in the news a lot. Just this week the news of a MallRobot falling into fountain in an apparent suicide went viral. (ref: Security Company Is Replacing a Mall Robot That Fell Into a Fountain to the Internet’s Delight) And there is news of a pilot project […]

Robot cop: Police Robot in Indore to manage traffic


Yesterday, we posted an analytical review of “Digital Technologies helping elders and seniors.” Here is an interesting development in the filed: Students and faculty at Clemson University have developed two smartphone apps to provide practical, real-world assistance to help people with intellectual disabilities maintain employment and live independently. The ClemsonLIFE […]

Students create smartphone apps to help people who are intellectually ...



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Entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk whose Tesla is planning to design a self-driving version of the green-car leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques gave a warning to attendees at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting on Saturday. At a gathering of US governors this weekend he emphasized he stressed on the […]

Regulate AI before it becomes a danger to humanity : ...