How big is Apple really ?

The two Steves - Jobs and Wozniak - may have been Apple's most visible founders, but were it not for their friend Ronald Wayne there might be no iPhone, iPad or iMac today. The three men incorporated Apple Computer on April 1, 1976.

However, Wayne backed out 12 days later, selling for just $500 a holding that today would be worth $72bn.

The first product the company sold was just a computer kit, Apple I, which came with a motherboard, CPU and RAM. In 2009 Apple brought in $42.91 billion in revenue.At the end of May 2010, Apple's market capitalization was measured at $222.12 billion.

This video below could amaze you and you would be pleasantly surprised to more about Apple. The video takes you through the journey of Apple and also about the company as a whole and of course about Mr. Jobs.

How did Nokia Fall ? the reality

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world, one of the strongest companies in the world. In 2008, Nokia was said to have one of the most valuable brands in the world.

However in September 2013, Microsoft's acquired Nokia for $7.5 billion. This acquisition is a sobering reminder that even the strongest companies can fall. What actually happened to Nokia ??

How did a global brand fall ? Did Apple and Android crushed it? or are there other mysterious reasons for that failure ?

After all, Nokia had been a surprisingly adaptive company, moving in and out of many different businesses.

Here's a story Nokia, from market domination to sell-off in less than 10 years. A video created by ColdfusTion.

Part 1 of 3 - The Rise and Fall of Nokia

Part 2 of 3 - The Rise and Fall of Nokia

Part 3 of 3 - The Rise and Fall of Nokia


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Some unknown facts about Samsung company

We continue to share you latest trending news updates from various Tech companies like Google, Apple, Samsung etc., thought of sharing some unknown facts about Samsung here.

Here are some to start with.. and also do check out the video at the bottom to be surprised and amazed with more fact on Samsung.

1. Samsung accounts for 17 percent of Korea's Gross Domestic Product

2. Samsung Electronics has 370,000 employees worldwide. (Apple has 80,000. Microsoft has 97,106. GE has 305,000.)

3. Samsung spent over $4 billion in advertising last year, plus an additional $5 billion in marketing. Its ad budget dwarfs everyone else.

4. Samsung Electronics' profit last quarter was $8.27 billion, much of it from smartphones. For comparison, Google's operating profit last quarter was $3.4 billion
5. Samsung shipped 215.8 million smartphones last year, which is more than the next three smartphone sellers COMBINED

Xiaomi could dominate the drone market soon.

In recent years Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company had rocked the smartphone market and became the world's 5th largest smartphone maker in 2015.
This goes to show, the company's potential to develop, adopt and deliver high-quality products. Xiaomi has now ventured into a whole new segment recently, the private drone market.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Drone, costing $460 for 4K video or $380 for 1080p.

Xiaomi's Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a 3-axis gimbal, 4K camera, and a remote control that uses your Mi smartphone as its viewfinder. The Mi Drone uses both GPS and GLONASS for positioning and has a visual positioning system on the bottom that allows it to remain stable while flying at low altitudes in environments where it cannot get a satellite signal.


Twitter moves away from 140 characters limitation

Twitter recently made a major enhancement to their service, it announced that it will move away from strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. Tweets will no longer count
media attachments and @names in replies toward your 140 allowed characters.

However, links will still be counted. “One of the biggest priorities for this year is to refine our product and make it simpler,” said Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, in a statement. “We’re focused on making Twitter a whole lot easier and faster. This is what Twitter is great at — what’s happening now, live conversation and the simplicity that we started the service with.”

Twitter did not give an exact timeframe for when the changes would go live, beyond “the coming months.”

Here is a quick list of vocabulary and terminology used on twiter.

1. Tweet: A 140-character message. (now with no 140 restrictions..)

2. Retweet (RT): Re-sharing or giving credit to someone else's tweet.

3. Feed: The stream of tweets you see on your homepage. It's comprised of updates from users you follow.

4. Handle: Your username.

5. Mention (@): A way to reference another user by his username in a tweet (e.g. @mashable). Users are notified when @mentioned. It's a way to conduct discussions with other users in a public realm.

6. Hashtag (#): A way to denote a topic of conversation or participate in a larger linked discussion (e.g. #ModiIdol, #NAMO). A hashtag is a discovery tool that allows others to find your tweets, based on topics. You can also click on a hashtag to see all the tweets that mention it in real time — even from people you don't follow.

AlphaGo and the future of Artificial Intelligence

Google DeepMind recently launched its showcase Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform named AlphaGo.

It is designed to play the ancient Chinese game ‘Go’. AlphaGo beat world champion Lee Sedol 4-1 in the five-game match, reshaping our perceptions of artificial intelligence.

So what is so different about AlphaGo ? Well its is a Self Learning A.I.

Play the below video to understand Google Deepmind and AlphaGo in detail



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Reliance enters the Indian digital wallet market with JioMoney

Reliance recently launched its digital wallet offering to an already saturated market of digital wallets. The service is called JioMoney and it can be already used in all of Reliance’s own retail businesses, like Reliance Digital, Reliance Fresh etc.

As per Reliance announcement they have already partnered with nearly 50,000 merchants to accept JioMoney and believes this to be the wallet for the masses.
Just like the other digital wallet, JioMoney can be used to pay bills, recharge DTH, mobiles and a large number of online shopping websites, including Reliance’s own fashion website AJIO.com.

JioMoney can be downloaded from Google Play Store or Apple Appstore on to your smartphone and just like any other digital wallet. JioMoney users also can be able to transfer money from one wallet to another for free, just like a bank transfer. However for a wallet-to-bank transfer, a fees of upto 2.5% is applicable.

JioMoney will now compete with some very well settled players like Paytm, Freecharge and Oxigen wallets who are already growing at a exponential rate and have been in the industry for very long.

To be very honest, I believe JioMoney is quite late to enter this market and really has to bring something very unique to its customers to stay ahead of the competition.

You can download the JioMoney via Google Play-store or via Apple app-store

Technology News Update - 9th April 2016

Senco Gold Ltd. Partners With Flipkart; To Sell Jewellery Online

 

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08 April 2016, India :

One of India's finest jewellers Senco Gold & Diamonds has tied up with etailer Flipkart to sell a wide variety of light-weight, gold and diamond jewellery priced between Rs 7,000 and Rs 1,50,000.

"Gradually, customers are getting more acquainted to online shopping. Ecommerce sites have made it easier for shoppers to select from the varieties available," said Suvankar Sen, executive director of Senco Gold & Diamonds. "Customers have the preference to shop from anywhere and need not visit the store physically to purchase the product of their choice. Hence, we took the decision of joining hands with Flipkart to reach out to all the segment of customers."

0357Premjit Sengupta, chief marketing officer at Senco, said, "Tying up with etailers like Flipkart not only provides us with a virtual showroom, which is almost equivalent to another store for us, but also help us reach consumers in places where we don't have a store."
Rishi Vasudev, vice-president for fashion at Flipkart,
said,"With Indians increasingly browsing and shopping for precious jewellery online, this has emerged as one of the fastest growing category on Flipkart. This exclusive partnership with Senco Gold & Diamonds will offer shoppers a wider portfolio of well-crafted jewellery to shop from. Known for purity, intricate designs and craftsmanship, we are confident that this range from Senco will be a hit among customers."

Source : ET

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Whatsapp's Encryption Move Might Make It An Illegal App India


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8 April, 2016, New Delhi: Following the trail of FBI and Apple's encryption case, Whatsapp made an announcement recently that it will encrypt chats and calls of its one billion customers across the globe. This move of the messaging app might make it an illegal application in India.

In India, according to the 2007 rule issued by the Department of Telecommunication, private companies can use encryption upto 40-bits and if they want to go beyond the set limit, they need to seek permission from the government. In case of Whatsapp, it encrypts the messages using a 256-bit key which is way higher than the set limit.

Brain Acton and Jan Koum, Founders, Whatsapp jointly said, "No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us. End-to-end encryption helps make communication via WhatsApp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation."

To seek the permission from the Indian government for using higher keys, the party needs to submit the decryption keys to the government. WhatsApp says it doesn't have the capability because the encryption has been implemented without WhatsApp possessing these keys and even it can't check what users are communicating over its platform.

However, till now, the government has not made any statement over the Whatsapp's decision but might take some action later, if the officials want.

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Till Now, $2.3 Billion Has Been Taken Away By Fraudsters By Tricking Company's Staff


Till Now, $2.3 Billion Has Been Taken Away By Fraudsters By Tricking Company's Staff


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8 April, 2016, USA: Technology is advancing and so does the modes of crime, in today's world when technology claims that its security cannot be breached, here comes the crime which put a big question mark on the claims. According to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's report, businesses have lost billions of dollars to fast-growing scams where fraudsters impersonate company executives in emails that order staff to transfer to accounts controlled by criminals.

In cybercrime world such crimes are marked with a terminology called 'business email compromise' and till now, these scams have generated losses of around US $2.3 million (October 2013 to February 2016). The cases involved some 17,642 businesses of all sizes scattered across at least 79 countries, according to the FBI alert posted on the website of the agency's Phoenix bureau.

Despite of continuous warning by law enforcement and cyber security experts, fraudsters still managed to pull a perfect business email compromise by tricking the company. Cyber security experts say they expect losses to grow as the high profits will attract more criminals. "It's a low-risk, high-reward crime. It's going to continue to get worse before it gets better," said Tom Brown, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

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Now Doordarshan Enters Into The World Of Smartphone; Will Offer DD Channels Without Internet

Posted: 08 Apr 2016 04:47 AM PDT

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8 April, 2016, New Delhi: India's first television channel has entered into the world of smartphones. Public broadcasted has unleashed its free offline service which will enable the users to access DD channels even without internet.

DD revealed the information in statement and stated that the Digital Terrestrial Television services of Doordarshan is available since February 25 in 16 cities including the four metros. The services are available in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi, Cuttack, Lucknow, Jalandhar, Raipur, Indore, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad.

India's smartphone market is booming right now and it has almost crossed 220 million users mark. This makes India the second largest smartphone market in the world, as per the report by Counterpoint Research. DD's move can really take its competitors for a big roller coaster ride as the national broadcaster has a wide reach compared to others. Indian digital entertainment segment is already being crowded by companies such as Spuul, Hotstar, YuppTV and with the bigger giants like Netflix also hopped in to explore the segment, DD's offline card could prove to be a game changer.

The broadcaster further stated that Prasar Bharati has created 20 free-to-air channels that can be accessed by users even without internet. DD believes that most of the companies of this segment are offering their service in online mode so, being a national broadcaster; it initiated its step to render similar services in an offline mode as most of the users in India still don't have internet facility.  In order to avail DD's service, user need to download the app called Tv-On-Go  from Google Play.

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Next Orbit Ventures invests 115 crores in Infibeam's IPO

Posted: 08 Apr 2016 02:33 AM PDT

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8 April, 2016, Mumbai: The Rs 450-crore Initial Public Offer (IPO) of Infibeam Incorporation has received 115 crore investment from Next Orbit Ventures, a Mumbai based venture capital firm. With the investment, the VC firm owns around 5 per cent of the e-commerce company. The amount has been invested from the first US $140 million (Rs. 700 crore) fund of the venture capital firm.

Showcasing confidence on the minority stake picked by the company, Ajay Jalan, Founder and Managing Partner of Next orbit Ventures said, "When other online-retail companies in the market are making losses, we are very confident about our investment on a company which is ready to IPO and will be making profits in next 6 months."

Infibeam Incorporation, the first e-commerce company to raise capital through an IPO, had set Rs 360-432 per share price band for the IPO. The proceeds of the IPO will be utilised for expansion of business, which includes setting up a cloud data center, setting up 75 additional logistics centres, purchase of software and purchase of property for shifting of the registered and corporate offices of the company.

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Petoo Acquires $1 Million Funding From Axilor Ventures And Others


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8 April, 2016, Bangalore: In its recent round of funding, Bangalore based foodtech startup Petoo has acquired US $1 million funding from Axilor Ventures and some HNIs. The firm was floated in the market in March 2015 by Kumar Setu and Ritesh Dwivedi. It deals in providing its customers mouth-watering Indian delicacies in neatly packed boxes.

Commenting on the investment, Ganapathy Venugopal, Co-Founder & CEO, Axilor Ventures said, "Petoo has one of the most experienced teams in the food delivery space in the country. We liked the integrated model, the team's focus and the strong analytical approach they bring to business."

The startup plans to utilise the raised amount in enhancing its business and backing its food research. As per the company's plans, in next few months, it will be spreading its wings to other places in Bangalore and will also be entering into the markets of Chennai and Hyderabad.

Elaborating further on the investment round, Kumar Setu, stated, "It doesn't only give us more financial bandwidth but it's also a vote of confidence by veterans like Chris and Shibu Lal themselves regarding our lean business model and deep understanding of this business."

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Verizon And Google Are Planning To Bid For Yahoo's Web Business


Verizon And Google Are Planning To Bid For Yahoo's Web Business


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8 April, 2016, USA: According to Bloomberg's report, US telecoms firm Verizon is reportedly planning to make a first-round bid for Yahoo's web business next week. It will be joined by Google which is also planning to bid for Yahoo's core business.

The news hit the media circle right after one hour when it was reported that the company has been circulating its financial documents to prospective buyers. A report of Re/Code stated that the documents showed the "financial situation at the Silicon Valley internet giant is becoming increasingly dire".

According to the report, Verizon plans to replace Yahoo's embattled CEO, Marissa Mayer, with the AOL CEO, Tim Armstrong, and Marni Walden, Verizon's executive vice-president. Should Mayer be ousted in a sale she could land $110m in severance.

This adds more pain to Mayer's agony as already she has been criticised a lot for her failure in pumping a healthy business for Yahoo. It is been four years now since she took the charge of Yahoo's CEO and she has failed to deliver her best for the company, with the company's stock price declining 20 per cent in her tenure. Last month, Yahoo shareholder Starboard Value said it was fed up with Yahoo's leadership and called for the board to be completely replaced.

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Tesla Model 3 Zooms The Market; Orders Hit The $3 Billion Mark

Posted: 07 Apr 2016 11:05 PM PDT

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8 April, 2016, USA: Tesla's Model 3 has been riding high over the world as its orders has hit the US $3 billion mark in just one week. Elon Musk when took the covers off from his company's new product last week, never even dreamed off such high numbers.

That reservation figure totals to $14 billion (theoretical dollars) in sales, or 325,000 cars, with one big caveat: With only $1,000 down, some — perhaps many — of these orders will inevitably be adjusted or cancelled over the next few years. In any event, that's US $325 million paid in pre-orders to date for a car that basically doesn't exist yet, reports Venture Beat.

Musk unveiled the figures on twitter and tweeted-

 

Over 325k cars or ~$14B in preorders in first week. Only 5% ordered max of two, suggesting low levels of speculation.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 7, 2016

According to Green Car Reports' John Voelcker on Monday, "Not all of those reservations will convert to actual orders, of course. But even if only half of them do, 150,000 Model 3s would amount to more plug-in electric cars than General Motors, Toyota, Ford, BMW, or VW Group has sold in more than five years. Only Nissan has sold more (slightly over 200,000 as of last month)."

The robust demand for the Model 3 as well as Tesla's Model X SUV and Model S sedan, which owes its ubiquity to Hollywood early adopters like Stephen Spielberg and Jon Favreau, a close friend of Musk  is indicative of the fierce brand loyalty Musk has conjured around Tesla.

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8 April, 2016, Bangalore: Facebook, social media giant has very silently introduced its local services site in India. The site will help the customers check the best rated service provider in their area. This move is considered as a biggest threat to competitors like  UrbanClap, QuikrServices, Housejoy etc. who are neither as big as Facebook nor they have a user base like it.

Users can opt for services such as plumbing, spa, event manager etc. by logging on to facebook.com/services. According to the data from Tracxn, There are over 530 local services companies and 132 home services companies that have cumulatively raised over $180 million in funding.

In December, Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook had launched a services platform in the US, going up against service providers such as Yelp, Angie's List, Amazon, Alphabet and LinkedIn. However, when contacted by media, Facebook didn't reveal any details about its latest introduction in India. Apart from providing simple browsing option to its customer, Facebook latest introduction also provides ratings to the service provider and hence, it enables the customer to crack a perfect deal. Currently, it provides more than 80 services such as plumbers, event planners, pet groomers, spas, painters, and financial services, among others, under 10 broad categories.

"I filled in the details under the category of plumbers, created a page through a personal account. It (Facebook) asked only to upload pictures and contacts relating to the business," Mohammed Muzzamil, a hardware store owner in Bengaluru, said. He also informed that the entire process was free and he didn't spend a penny for it.

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Master Of Google 'Ranking Algorithm' Amit Singhal Joins The Board of GOQii


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8 April, 2016, New Delhi: After rendering his services to Google, Amit Singhal, master of Google 'ranking algorithm' has given his node to join the board of GOQii. After serving the tech giant Google for 15 years, Singhal retired in February this year.

While speaking to ET, Singhal revealed that he had also invested in the Vishal Gondal-founded firm as an angel investor in 2014. Being the master head of Google's ranking algorithm, he expected to use his experience and expertise in building artificial intelligence and machine learning of GOQii.

Jhansi-born Singhal added that he hopes to bring a lot of learning from his past work at Google which included deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning to make search better and faster, reports ET.

Elaborating on the idea, he said, "The idea that is most intriguing about GOQii is having a human being working with artificial intelligence to motivate the user. It is not just some bit of learning but there will be a lot of artificial intelligence going in the background. The interface to these things has not evolved to a point where a human being is fully comfortable with it, especially in an area like health and wellness so a lot of science has to be worked upon. The world needs good health and it needs to be motivated about it."

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