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    Reliance launches JioBrowser; Too little too late?

    The JioBrowser, as Reliance claims, is “one of the first Indian browsers that’s developed keeping the Indian users in mind.” The browser is said to be lighter than its competitors, weighing just around 5MB. Therefore, consumers on low-end devices should be able to run it smoothly. The UI of the browser is minimalist and puts […] More

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    FYI: Weather App has been selling your location data

    Weather app, which has 45 million monthly active users has been deceptively collecting and sharing the location information of millions of (American) consumers. The city attorney of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against the company. The government said the Weather Company, the business behind the app, unfairly manipulated users into turning on location tracking […] More

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    You can now access Alexa on your phone

    You can now access Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa on the go using AOP app. AOP which loosely translates to Alexa on phone helps people access Alexa, the voice assistant even when they are away from home or office where they have usually access Alexa through Amazon’s Echo range of smart speakers. With AOP app installed […] More

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    620 million transactions for UPI in Dec 2018

    UPI recorded 620 million transactions in Dec 2018 and 1,02,594 crores value – just alone in Dec, 2018.   129 banks accept UPI and the transaction volume in Dec 2018 increased by 18% (thanks to discount season?).     More

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    50 Shades of Indian Startup Ecosystem. 2018 Edition

    Mitron. I am back with the 2018 edition of startup ecosystem*. 2018 was a great year for the ecosystem, thanks to funding and in general, a lot of exuberance in the space. In no particular order, here are my observations. 2018 is a milestone year for the startup ecosystem. Not because of comeback of the […] More

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    The Indian Smartphone Market in 2018: Bigger is Better

    In 2018, 319 smartphones were launched in India and here are some key trends: About 75% of smartphones launched in India, were under Rs. 20,000 Samsung continues to launch the most models About 61% of phones were launched with screen size of 5.6 inches and above (something that was considered phablet category till last year!) […] More

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    A bit of product iteration just saved Instagram #ProductManagement

    Instagram just saved itself from a major product failure. Last evening, Instagram suddenly shifted from its vertical layout to a horizontal one and the heated response to it, led the company to undo the changes quickly. Instagram literally went “felt cute but might delete later” #instagramupdate — Basma (@basmahxmde) December 27, 2018 The feature, apparently […] More

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