Delhi Metro Launches Reward-Based Android app

From games, newsportals to e-commerce portals, the range of apps on offer is vast and will grow in the days to come.   Starting last week, several Delhi Metro commuters would be able to download new free apps from an application, which would also offer them redeemable points for recharging their smart cards. Delhi Metro

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Mobile Commerce May Overtake E-commerce Soon

  It is estimated that the mobile app download would grow six-fold by the end of this year to 9 billion apps. Mobile commerce is likely to overtake e-commerce in the next few years, spurred by the continued uptrend in online shopping and increasing use of mobile apps, says an industry report. “It is estimated

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Are Free Apps Compromising Our Privacy?

Be careful before you push the ‘accept’ button next time while downloading a free app that asks for permission to share your personal information with a third party.   Be careful before you push the ‘accept’ button next time while downloading a free app that asks for permission to share your personal information with a

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Callers must Brace for Higher Tariffs Post Telecom Spectrum Auction: CARE

Consumers would have to bear the brunt of ongoing aggressive bidding for telecom spectrum, which would force mobile operators to hike tariff, Care Ratings said. Consumers would have to bear the brunt of ongoing aggressive bidding for telecom spectrum, which would force mobile operators to hike tariff, Care Ratings said today. “We expect that operators

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Startup Applications Spearheading the Way to Enable P2P Payments

“There is a lot of scope for innovation and disruption, both for banks and for third party technologies companies and startups,”  commented TS Anantharaman.   Making payments in India has never been easier. A handful of startup applications such as Oxigen-Wallet, Instamojo and iKaaz’s MOWA are spearheading the way to enable peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, making

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Telecom sector tops FDI with $2.83 billion

FDI in India more than doubled to $4.48 billion in January, the highest inflow in last 29 months. Telecom received the maximum FDI of $2.83 billion. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India more than doubled to $4.48 billion in January, the highest inflow in last 29 months. In January, the country had received $2.18 billion

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Gaining Business edge with IT Consumerization

Led by consumerization of IT, BYOD and BYOA are here to stay and the service providers would do well to upgrade their infrastructure to meet the changing demands of their enterprise customers The all-pervasive mobility of our times has led to an unprecedented integration of our professional and personal lives. Nexus of workplace flexibility, mobility

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Is direct carrier billing the ‘elixir’ that Digital merchants need?

Narrowing price gaps between feature phones and smartphones, and the launch of low-end, cost competitive devices led to the fast pace of smartphone adoption by consumers. The adoption rate has buoyed to the extent of increasing smartphone sales in the country three-fold to over 44 million in 2013. This resulted in the emergence of app

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The Adoption of the Internet of Things is India’s biggest trend for 2015

By Mr. Ryan Goh, Vice President of Sales, APAC, Zebra Technologies Year 2014 laid the foundation for the rapid change in technology and visions for India by the government – in particular the Digital India, Make in India and the Smart Cities campaigns. Technological advances that connect the digital world will make 2015 the year

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Mobiles, Tablets Account for 22% Online Transactions: Study

  Online shoppers are increasingly using smart devices to shop online with mobile phones and tablets accounting for 22 per cent of the transactions, a study has said. “Mobile and tablets account for 32 per cent of visits and 22 per cent of transactions on the website and the average order value through mobiles and

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