Google Has Just Sued Uber For Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Technology

Google Has Just Sued Uber For Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Technology

Secretly installed software. Illegally downloaded designs. And a heist that could be worth billions of dollars. This sounds like a Hollywood potboiler, but if Google is to be believed, it’s played out in very real terms, and now Google wants reparations. Google has just sued Uber for stealing secrets from its self driving division, Waymo. In 2016, Uber had acquired Otto, a self driving truck company that had, in a very dramatic and public display…

Snapdeal’s Job Cuts Could Rise To 2,500: Reports

Snapdeal’s Job Cuts Could Rise To 2,500: Reports

Snapdeal’s already laid off close to 600 workers, but the number might end up being a lot higher. Moneycontrol has reported that the job cuts at Snapdeal might touch 2,500 – that would mean that a majority of its current 4,300 strong workforce would be given the sack. Snapdeal reportedly wants its monthly salary bill to fall from Rs. 48 crore to Rs. 20 crore, and the report estimates that it would be hard to achieve that with…

In Charts: How iPhones Alone Started Generating More Revenue Than Google And Microsoft

In Charts: How iPhones Alone Started Generating More Revenue Than Google And Microsoft

Apple’s meteoric rise to become the world’s most valuable company is already the stuff of legend.  But most people don’t realize how quickly it happened. In 2002, Microsoft was the big daddy of the tech world – its revenues were 28 billion, nearly 5 times those of Apple, and over 50 times those of the newly-formed Google. Through the 2000s, both Microsoft and Google grew their revenues at roughly similar cadences. Apple too, was chugging along, and the three…

Here’s How Much It Costs To Advertise On TV During IPL Games

Here’s How Much It Costs To Advertise On TV During IPL Games

The Indian Premier League attracts a lot of eyeballs – and advertisers pay a pretty penny to get their share. The IPL, over the last decade, has become one of India’s premier entertainment extravaganzas. It’s a money spinner – IPL’s revenues for increased from Rs. 400 crore in 2008, to Rs. 1,100 crore last year. The revenue comes from several sources – ticket sales, partnerships, and crucially, television ad spots.    IPL’s revenue over the years…

The Internet Speeds Of India’s Top Telecom Operators, Ranked

The Internet Speeds Of India’s Top Telecom Operators, Ranked

It’s a multibillion dollar industry, and it rests heavily on one question – internet speeds. Several independent organizations and consultancies have ranked Indian telecom operators on their speeds, but now TRAI, the government’s telecom regulatory body, has come out with its own report. It uses crowdsourced data from consumers of telecom service providers during speed tests, and aggregates it by technology and region. The data sets seems to be impressively large – for instance, the set looks at…

My Google Home Told Me To Quit My Job At Google…So I Did

My Google Home Told Me To Quit My Job At Google…So I Did

Life decisions are never easy, especially when they involve letting go of a comfortable job at an amazing company that has both a lego play area and a chef who makes you custom burritos. So I did what any confused and slightly tipsy person would do, I shouted my thoughts to my Google Home and asked, “Hey Google, should I quit Google?” I expected the standard response, “Sorry, I don’t know how to help with…

Why Do We Love To Hate Flipkart

Why Do We Love To Hate Flipkart

Flipkart is in the news. When is it not? However, this time it is a little more serious than their repeated valuation markdowns. There has been a change of guard at the very top; Binny Bansal replaced by a VC-backed CEO. As usual, pundits of the digital world are out in droves to hammer down the final nail in Flipkart’s coffin, passionately predicting its inevitable demise. Constructive analysis (by actual experts) is good, as others…

Here’s How Much Money ISRO Makes From Launching Foreign Satellites

Here’s How Much Money ISRO Makes From Launching Foreign Satellites

ISRO today made history by launching a record 104 satellites into space. It was a proud moment for the Indian space programme, which had taken hesitant steps into the space race many decades ago. ISRO today is the toast of all if India – it’s brought India laurels, accolades, and the grudging respect of its peers. And it’s made a tidy profit while doing so. Antrix, ISRO’s commercial arm, handles commercial launches for satellites. It was…

88 Of The 104 Satellites Launched By ISRO Today Belonged To This One Startup

88 Of The 104 Satellites Launched By ISRO Today Belonged To This One Startup

At 9:30 am today, all of India tuned in to watch a small strip of land at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO was sending a 104 simultaneous satellites into space, a feat that had never been attempted before – the previous best was 37 satellites that were sent by Russia in 2014. Anticipation was high, the launch was broadcast on all television channels, and streamed live on Facebook and Youtube. But thousands of miles away,…

Uber Driver Strikes Aren’t An India-only Phenomenon – Uber Drivers Have Been Striking Worldwide

Uber Driver Strikes Aren’t An India-only Phenomenon – Uber Drivers Have Been Striking Worldwide

It’s becoming an all too familiar story. Unhappy Uber drivers go on strike. There’s minor unrest when striking drivers force others off roads. There’s usually a planned protest at a prominent city park, where driver association leaders give fiery speeches. The strike fizzles out in around a week, and things are back to normal. Hyderbad, Bangalore, and now Delhi have all seen this exact version play out over the last month. Drivers were protesting reduced…

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