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WhatsApp is now available on desktop. Does the move target publishers?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | More »

Oh, Mark Zuckerberg! Has an app ever been expected to transform into a platform that’s simultaneously intimate and expansive? Not really. When Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, the overwhelming reaction to the deal was: Why WhatsApp and for $19 billion? It appeared to be an incredulous and a...

Data centre companies ride internet boom

When Usain Bolt ran in the men’s 100m final at the London Olympic Games, there was a 30 per cent spike in demand for the BBC’s online iPlayer service, as people unable to get to a TV screen watched the event on desktop PCs and mobile devices. Much of this internet traffic came through Telecity, ...

21 August, 2012 | More »

Coding As A Second Language

Alliott Cole sees a large number of tech start-ups in his work as principal in the early-stage investment team of private equity firm Octopus. The trouble is that he often struggles to comprehend what those writing the software that underpins those companies are talking about. “For several years I...

29 March, 2012 | More »


Publishers Collaborate In Digital Drive

Publishers of newspapers and magazines are setting aside competitive differences to collaborate as they grapple with larger digital platforms and plummeting traditional advertising revenues, an industry survey has found. The Association of Online Publishers’ annual census of UK members also found ...

26 March, 2012 | More »

Zee Launches Ditto TV For Live TV Channels & Video-on-Demand On Mobile & Other Devices

Zee New Media, the digital arm of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zee), has launched Ditto TV, the Over-The-Top TV (OTT) distribution platform, to offer live TV channels and video-on-demand Video (VOD) content to consumers on their mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, entertainment boxe...

29 February, 2012 | More »

Global Media Wooing Indian Readers; BBC Set To Launch India Online Edition

Even as the Indian print media continues to be largely a local affair due to the existing foreign investment norms, global media houses have become suddenly hyperactive with their India specific content on the Internet. After New York Times and Wall Street Journal, two others have announced their mo...

3 November, 2011 | More »