4G may make video content viable

Salil Kapoor couldn’t have timed his move better. Last week, the chief operating officer of Essel Group’s DTH platform Dish TV joined HOOQ as managing director of its India operations. Headquartered in Singapore, HOOQ is a video-on-demand service or what’s also known as an OTT platform. OTT, or over-the-top, content in broadcasting refers to delivery…

This is what the world would look like if the map depicted each country’s internet users

Every second, internet users around the planet send more than 25 lakh emails, perform 50,000 searches on Google, send more than 10,000 tweets, upload 2,562 pictures on Instagram and transformer over 29,500 Gigabytes of data. And though in its early years, access to this resource was limited to developed countries, the world-wide web is soon going to be…

Techies turn 3 villages of Madhya Pradesh into free Wi-Fi zone

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative, four techies from Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district have turned three remote villages into first free Wi-Fi hamlets in the country without government funding. Shakeel Anjum, Tushar Barthare, Bhanu Yadav and Abhishek launched the service at Shivnathpura village on October 4 and later extended the facility to…

The age of email stress

If its followers were a country, it would be twice as populous as China. These 2.5 billion people give an hour every day to their faith—email. As with all things Internet related, email gained adherents at a prodigious rate. The first email message was sent in 1971, but widespread use began only by 1995. In…