Google wants its share of SHAREit’s sideloading pie

In the bylanes of Hazaratganj, in Uttar Pradesh’s capital of Lucknow, mobile phone retailer Ganpati Mobile is doing brisk business. Each day, around 300-400 customers walk into its 2,200 square foot shop. But they aren’t all there to purchase cell phones. The store is also where content—from movies to songs and even apps—is exchanged. And … Read more Google wants its share of SHAREit’s sideloading pie

Indian regulators’ mantra to check the big tech boom

India’s tech regulators aren’t exactly known for being cutting edge in their thinking or nimble in their speeds. Quite the contrary. Besides, it isn’t even clear how many regulators there are, or what exactly each one’s remit is. It’s an abundance of big egos, old bureaucrats, secretive committees, power plays and turf wars. Pharma, telecom, … Read more Indian regulators’ mantra to check the big tech boom

Home is where the heart is

Name? Date of birth? Residential address? The high-priced, full-service agent scratched my responses laboriously onto a dirty-cream-coloured application form that, when complete, would get me documentation I needed urgently. Permanent address? My silence made him look up. “Permanent address?” he asked again. *** I was three days old when my mom and dad took me … Read more Home is where the heart is