The irrational rationality behind Facebook’s $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Another day and another acquisition — and another one that is jaw dropping and seemingly insane. Less than a week after Japan’s Rakuten acquired Viber for $900 million, Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced that he is buying WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion in cash and stock. Add…

The quality of your mobile connection could soon be linked to your phone bill.

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Imagine this scenario: You’re walking along having a video chat on your mobile phone with a friend, and you stumble into a dead zone in the network — one of those sketchy regions in between cells where speeds suffer and connections are lost. Normally, you’d be booted off your video call…

We, the people !!

Microsoft has been in the news lately and so is the Indian diaspora bustling with joy. Indeed it might be a proud moment to cherish but there is also a need for the introspection. All social media since yesterday was flowing with news over Satya Nadella’s appointment. In response I had an uncomfortable feeling. But … More We, the people !!