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Meet Flipkart’s Mr Exclusive

By on September 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM.

Meet Flipkart’s Mr Exclusive

I first met him in February this year at the launch of the first-gen Motorola Moto G. It was the first big partnership for Flipkart where it was exclusively selling the Moto G in India in a first of its kind online-only sales model. The Moto G turned out to be a mega success, selling more than half-a-million units within five months. Soon after Flipkart also became the exclusive online retail partner for Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone vendor known for its sensational flash sales that have sold out in seconds in India. Meet Michael Adnani, Flipkart's vice president - retail & head - strategic brand alliances, who is responsible for spearheading Flipkart's efforts to not just be an online retailer and marketplace but also becoming the platform to enable international players enter the Indian market. More →
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Mark Zuckerberg admits to ideas where Facebook got it wrong

By on April 17, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg admits to ideas where Facebook got it wrong

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has for the first time spoken about the social networking site’s failures and achievements in recent years. In an interview with the New York Times, Zuckerberg touched on a number of topics, including the company’s perceived lack of innovation and his thoughts on new apps like Secret. More →
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Flappy Bird creator says he’s considering bringing the game back

By on March 12, 2014 at 11:41 AM.

Flappy Bird creator says he’s considering bringing the game back

For someone who shirked the attention he got due to his viral game and took it down as a result of it, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen sure doesn't mind giving long interviews to magazines. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen talked about himself, the journey of Flappy Bird, his hate for the clones that have been making money and more importantly how he is considering bringing the game back. More →
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BlackBerry CEO tells us what he and Steve Jobs have in common

By on March 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

BlackBerry CEO tells us what he and Steve Jobs have in common

John Chen has a difficult road ahead of him, something he has acknowledged repeatedly since taking on the role of CEO at BlackBerry. In his latest interview with The New York Times, he went so far as to admit that phones might not be a major part of BlackBerry’s future, depending on where the software takes the company. If BlackBerry can find a profitable way to produce new phones, it will, but otherwise the company plans to focus on embedding its software into other products, forming partnerships and even building new devices altogether. More →
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Ballmer owns up to blowing it with Windows Phone

By on March 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

Ballmer owns up to blowing it with Windows Phone

By the time Windows Phone 8 made Microsoft’s mobile platform a real competitor in 2012, the iPhone had been on the market for five years and Android-based phones had been on the market for four years. Clearly, Microsoft wasn’t nearly fast enough when it came to getting its mobile platform up to speed and now The Wall Street Journal reports that outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said this week that Windows Phone would be in a much stronger position today if he could go back in time and “re-do the last 10 years.” More →
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen says there’s a 50% chance his comeback plan fails

By on March 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says there’s a 50% chance his comeback plan fails

One of the things that’s been the most interesting about new BlackBerry CEO John Chen is that he’s been refreshingly blunt about some of the challenges facing his company, which he’s likened in the past to a sick patient in desperate need of emergency surgery. In an interview with The Financial Times, Chen says that his BlackBerry turnaround plan’s odds of success are 50 percent and that everything will come down to how well he and his team execute. More →
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Tim Cook discusses Apple’s new device, larger iPhone in sit down with ABC [video]

By on January 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM.

Tim Cook discusses Apple’s new device, larger iPhone in sit down with ABC [video]

While celebrating the Mac’s 30th birthday, Apple execs have talked to the press this week in interviews with Macworld, and ABC News. The former has already been published revealing that Apple doesn’t plan to merge iOS and OS X, but the latter will late on Friday evening on World News with Diane Sawyer. However, a short tease of the interview has already aired during Good Morning America, showing Apple’s Tim Cook, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble talking about various matters related to the company. More →
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Chen on why he wants challenge of running BlackBerry: ‘I am abnormal’

By on January 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Chen on why he wants challenge of running BlackBerry: ‘I am abnormal’

New BlackBerry CEO John Chen definitely gets points for honest self-reflection. In an interview with Re/code, Chen admits that taking on a company facing as many challenges as BlackBerry does isn’t something that a lot of other CEOs would relish. However, Chen says that he does his best work in the face of adversity and that he would feel terrible if he simply left the company while it was still in dire straits. More →
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Video: Google chairman Eric Schmidt shares his predictions for 2014

By on December 31, 2013 at 10:36 AM.

Video: Google chairman Eric Schmidt shares his predictions for 2014

Mobile, mobile and more mobile. Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt might not have a buzzy catchphrase for it like “post PC era,” but he is certainly on board with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’s line of thinking: the future is mobile, and the future is now. ”Everyone is going to have a smartphone,” Schmidt said during a segment for Bloomberg TV in which he shared some predictions for the technology space in 2014. “The fact that so many people are connected to what is essentially a super-computer means a whole new generation of applications around entertainment, education, social life… those kinds of things.” More →
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Ballmer reflects on time with Microsoft: ‘I’m big, I’m bald and I’m loud’

By on November 17, 2013 at 2:39 PM.

Ballmer reflects on time with Microsoft: ‘I’m big, I’m bald and I’m loud’

Give outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer credit: He seems to be very in touch with who he really is. In a lengthy interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ballmer said that he decided to step down from Microsoft because he wasn’t moving fast enough to get the company’s mobile products up to speed with Apple and Google. What’s more, Ballmer’s talks with Ford CEO Alan Mulally made him seriously rethink the way that he’d been running Microsoft during his tenure, which caused him to put more of an effort on teamwork and less on competitive pressure between divisions. “I’ll remake my whole playbook, I’ll remake my whole brand,” Ballmer explained. More →
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