Uber integrates UPI payments in India; Here’s how it works

Uber has officially launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) integration in India in partnership with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and banking partners Axis Bank and HDFC Bank. The ride hailing service had rolled out UPI for some users in the country last month. UPI is mobile-first payment system that facilitates transactions between any two … Continue reading “Uber integrates UPI payments in India; Here’s how it works”

Uber has officially launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) integration in India in partnership with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and banking partners Axis Bank and HDFC Bank. The ride hailing service had rolled out UPI for some users in the country last month. UPI is mobile-first payment system that facilitates transactions between any two … Continue reading "Uber integrates UPI payments in India; Here’s how it works"

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 with Snapdragon 836 expected to be announced on October 5

Last year Google unveiled its Pixel smartphones on October 4th. This year it will unveil the second-generation Pixel phones powered by Snapdragon 836 on October 5th, according to @evleaks. Live images and earlier leaks of the phones already confirmed no 3.5mm headphone jack, front-facing stereo speakers, always-on display, squeezable frame, fingerprint sensor on the back and single rear camera for … Continue reading “Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 with Snapdragon 836 expected to be announced on October 5”

Last year Google unveiled its Pixel smartphones on October 4th. This year it will unveil the second-generation Pixel phones powered by Snapdragon 836 on October 5th, according to @evleaks. Live images and earlier leaks of the phones already confirmed no 3.5mm headphone jack, front-facing stereo speakers, always-on display, squeezable frame, fingerprint sensor on the back and single rear camera for … Continue reading "Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 with Snapdragon 836 expected to be announced on October 5"

Samsung Galaxy Note8 price for US, UK and Europe revealed

Samsung unveiled its flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone at its New York event few hours back. It did not reveal the price of the smartphone at the event. Now the price of the phone in the U.S., UK and Europe have been revealed.  In the U.S. it is available in Midnight Black and Orchid Gray for carrier … Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note8 price for US, UK and Europe revealed”

Samsung unveiled its flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone at its New York event few hours back. It did not reveal the price of the smartphone at the event. Now the price of the phone in the U.S., UK and Europe have been revealed.  In the U.S. it is available in Midnight Black and Orchid Gray for carrier … Continue reading "Samsung Galaxy Note8 price for US, UK and Europe revealed"

The Best Cheap Laptops of 2017

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to get a capable PC for everyday computing. Here’s what you need to know to achieve the perfect balance of price and features in a budget laptop.

You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to get a capable PC for everyday computing. Here's what you need to know to achieve the perfect balance of price and features in a budget laptop.

BrandPost: Key trends hidden in plain sight

In the beginning, there was data. Since the first census, governments (and later businesses) have been interested in collecting data. For the purposes of taxation, inventory control, logistics, etc. we have been thoroughly interested in counting things and writing the results down.

Scientists for thousands of years have been conducting experiments, using the scientific method, to determine the nature of our physical world. These trials created observable events that would be measured and recorded.  In 1790 in the United States, the census was used to determine the amount of representation in Congress for every state. All of these events relied on the same thing: data.

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In the beginning, there was data. Since the first census, governments (and later businesses) have been interested in collecting data. For the purposes of taxation, inventory control, logistics, etc. we have been thoroughly interested in counting things and writing the results down.

Scientists for thousands of years have been conducting experiments, using the scientific method, to determine the nature of our physical world. These trials created observable events that would be measured and recorded.  In 1790 in the United States, the census was used to determine the amount of representation in Congress for every state. All of these events relied on the same thing: data.

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7 goals every project manager should aspire to achieve

You may think the chief responsibility of a project manager is to deliver projects on time and on budget, but you’d be wrong. As a high-level strategic body, project management professionals first and foremost help drive, guide and execute company-identified value-added goals. Project management offices (PMOs) are more likely to be well received by company executives and stakeholders as an indispensable strategic partner once they recognize their true strategic value.

During last year’s Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit, the research firm identified seven best practices for an effective PMO. Consider them seven essential goals that every project professional should aspire to achieve.

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You may think the chief responsibility of a project manager is to deliver projects on time and on budget, but you’d be wrong. As a high-level strategic body, project management professionals first and foremost help drive, guide and execute company-identified value-added goals. Project management offices (PMOs) are more likely to be well received by company executives and stakeholders as an indispensable strategic partner once they recognize their true strategic value.

During last year’s Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit, the research firm identified seven best practices for an effective PMO. Consider them seven essential goals that every project professional should aspire to achieve.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 with 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Infinity display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras announced

Samsung just announced Galaxy Note8 smartphone at its New York event, as it had promised. It comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+  Infinity Display – an end-to-end, bezel-less screen that extends to the phone’s sides, similar to the S8 series. It is also the first flagship phone from Samsung to come with dual rear cameras. It has … Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note8 with 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Infinity display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras announced”

Samsung just announced Galaxy Note8 smartphone at its New York event, as it had promised. It comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+  Infinity Display – an end-to-end, bezel-less screen that extends to the phone’s sides, similar to the S8 series. It is also the first flagship phone from Samsung to come with dual rear cameras. It has … Continue reading "Samsung Galaxy Note8 with 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Infinity display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras announced"

How to pre-book JioPhone

Reliance Jio unveiled its JioPhone at the  40th AGM last month, and the company said that pre-booking for the phone will start on August 24th. As promised today the company has announced that the phone will be available for pre-booking through MyJio app and jio.com online as well as Jio retailers and multi-brand device retailers including the … Continue reading “How to pre-book JioPhone”

Reliance Jio unveiled its JioPhone at the  40th AGM last month, and the company said that pre-booking for the phone will start on August 24th. As promised today the company has announced that the phone will be available for pre-booking through MyJio app and jio.com online as well as Jio retailers and multi-brand device retailers including the … Continue reading "How to pre-book JioPhone"

IDG Contributor Network: CIOs: Caught in the crosshairs

There are two ways to look at the current fate of the CIO role: Either the CIO is in the perfect place and time as the worlds of business and IT converge, or they are standing squarely in the “kill zone” waiting for those same converging forces to f…

There are two ways to look at the current fate of the CIO role: Either the CIO is in the perfect place and time as the worlds of business and IT converge, or they are standing squarely in the "kill zone" waiting for those same converging forces to fell them.

I have been covering digital transformation for over three years and have watched with fascination as it has evolved from a new idea to its present state of frenzied hype. My hope was that as its mind share reached critical mass with business and IT executives, there would be a renaissance in strategy and action within executive suites.

Unfortunately, it appears that organizations have realized only the first half of that hope.

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Nokia 6 sold out in under 1 minute in first sale on Amazon India

Nokia 6 went on sale in India today for Rs. 14,999, exclusively on Amazon at 12PM today. HMD Global just announced that the phone sold out in less than a minute in the first flash sale, same thing that happened at the first sale in China. It did not reveal the number of units sold, but sold Matte … Continue reading “Nokia 6 sold out in under 1 minute in first sale on Amazon India”

Nokia 6 went on sale in India today for Rs. 14,999, exclusively on Amazon at 12PM today. HMD Global just announced that the phone sold out in less than a minute in the first flash sale, same thing that happened at the first sale in China. It did not reveal the number of units sold, but sold Matte … Continue reading "Nokia 6 sold out in under 1 minute in first sale on Amazon India"