Haven’t yet recovered your lost phone?

4TH July 2018! I am down here in the city of joy as they call it killing time with all the energy I have within me. It’s the season of thunder and lightning with water logged roads across the city. You can hardly notice a pot-hole until and unless you become a victim of it which is more likely than ever! The clock ticks slower than usual as there is no feeling of meeting deadlines for me. So I decided to lose my phone! I’m riding on a bike from…

The OTT world has just expanded that bit more with MX Player acquisition by Times Internet

Time Internet has made an acquisition. Times Internet did not want to go the hard way and create a complete OTT service for the millennial population and so the have gone after the next best option. Buy a successful streaming service that has got some premium content and just go big bang straight away. They have spent Rs. 1000 Crores doing that. They wish to start their streaming service the next quarter. Times Internet buys MX Player for Rs 1,000 Cr, to launch a OTT service next quarter https://t.co/LZe4UBkTOj @Timesinternet…

Ride sharing cycle apps – stranded?

Just as Yulu starts to take strides in the cycle ride sharing market in Bangalore, news comes along that oBike is halting Singapore Operations. [email protected]_SG halts Singapore operations due to regulatory hurdles https://t.co/a9dNE71fcn — DealStreetAsia (@DealStreetAsia) June 25, 2018 Of course, they have made arrangements that the cycle rides shall still be possible with the Grab app that’s there for cab sharing and other stuff there but let’s talk about a larger story here: There are a few objectives that cities and states are worrying about and so regulatory issues…

Jack Ryan is here on Amazon Prime from August 10th!

Jack Ryan is back. And we are creaming our pants again. Tom Clancy’s best character among all that he has managed to write thus far and trust me, he has written a lot, is this character Jack Ryan. Amazon Prime Video had signed up for this series and it’s an Amazon Original. They have casted John Krasinski as Jack Ryan among some other stellar actors and it promises to be very dishy. Watch @JohnKrasinski rise from CIA analyst to field operative in Tom Clancy’s #JackRyan, a new series streaming 8/31…

The EVs are taking over, man!

Okay, here goes. Friend of mine. On phone with his girl friend. All very well to do people. He says, “Yaar, this Audi again needs another repair. Last month, I spent about 40 grand and now they say it would cost about a lakh. Distressing, man!” I chuckle. In my place, you would too. Why would he, in this day and age of Uber and Ola and all other cab apps, spending so much dough on that kind of a car. But no, In India, you only have arrived when…

IBM Watson and how It’s taking on the world!

In the 19th century, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing were just theoretical concepts, which were slowly put into practice during the 20th century. Today, in 2017, IBM has successfully combined all three technologies into one super thinking cognitive system named “Watson”. Watson is a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM’s Deep QA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM’s first CEO, industrialist Thomas J. Watson. The computer system was specifically developed to…

The shared economic revolution is here!

Remember the days when TV used to be a new thing and suddenly the mother used to come and shut it off in the midst of something good saying it’s not good for the eye or the TV was getting hot, it would burst. And we would moan! Or now when we advise our children to keep their mobiles aside as it’s not good for health or the nonsense it is. Saw the evolution? Humans are still getting hooked as machines and eco-systems keep evolving. And we are already at…

Google’s AI lets you talk to books!

Yes, you heard it right! Search giant Google’s new AI experiment has you talking to books. Sounds kind of absurd, right? Well, this is proof that Google’s work in natural language understanding is getting better all the time! Google has been working on Artificial Intelligence for quite some time, and now it has given the world a small fun glimpse of how far they’ve reached. Google’s Research Division announced three new AI experiments under “Semantic Experiences” that lets web users fiddle with semantics and natural language processing. One of the…