ICICI Bank has launched a new Twitter-based banking service, only the second such service in the world the bank proudly claims. That is two too many. Some things are meant to go together, but banking and social networking are not. While many news and tech sites in India reported on this feature, most outlets faithfully […]
Where is the mobile boom?
Smartphone ownership in India has grown very quickly, going from less than 10 million to over 100 million in the past three years. Additionally, there are now over three times as many wireless broadband subscribers as wired subscribers. And yet for many Web destinations in India, mobile devices, nearly synonymous with smartphones, only account for […]
After showing modest but double-digit growth in the early part of the decade, the number of fixed broadband connections in India has flatlined, and that is terrible news for the Internet industry in India and the country’s economy. Furthermore, the existing Internet connections offer some of the slowest speeds in Asia and the world, and […]
It happened! (For real, this time)
Back in May there was a lot of talk about the what and the why of the rise of mobile versus desktop Web usage in India. But then people seemed to stop paying attention. Well, it went from a flirtation then to full-on penetration now, as the chart below shows. Does this mean desktop is f**ked, or […]