Apple recently appointed Ashish Chowdhary as its new India head. He will be joining the company from January next year (2019). Chowdhary in his previous position has served as the Customer Operations Officer (COO) at Nokia. Ashish Chowdhary has also headed Nokia Networks for the country till 2007. He joined the Finnish company in 2003. Later, he went on to become the head of Managed Services business of Nokia Siemens Network and the head of customer operations for Asia, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at Nokia Networks. Born in the year 1965, Ashish Chowdhary is a Mathematics graduate from the University of Delhi. He also holds a masters degree in Computer Science from the Emory University, Atlanta; and Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The appointment is seen in line with the Apple’s CEO Tim Cook’s vision of expanding the firm’s share in the Indian market. The company’s shares in the Indian market … [Read more...] about Who is head of Apple India?
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Abhijit Bose, the co-founder and CEO of Ezetap, has been appointed as the head of WhatsApp India. He will be joining the Facebook-owned company early next year (2019). Once, Bose joins as head of WhatsApp India, he will be based out of Gurugram, India. He along with his team will focus on helping large and small businesses connect with their customers. In the new position, Bose will also have the mandate to build an India-based team, the company’s first full country team outside US. This is for the first time that WhatsApp has appointed an India head. The messaging platform has facing heat from the Indian government since past many months on the issue of spreading of fake news via its platform. Another major challenge for WhatsApp in India is its payments business. The appointment of Abhijit Bose who has an expertise in building an end-to-end payments platform ground up indicates that the messaging platform is planning a major push into payments space. Ezetap is a … [Read more...] about Who is head of WhatsApp India?
HMD Global, the company that owns the right to manufacture and sell Nokia-branded handsets has launched the Nokia 4.2 smartphone in India. A new addition to the budget segment smartphones in the Indian smartphone market, the handset was launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress (2019) in February at a starting price of $169. Nokia 4.2 smartphone price, offers and availability The Nokia 4.2 smartphone has been launched in India in only one storage unit -- that offers 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage — priced at Rs 10,990. As part of launch offers, buyers will get Rs 500 off on the purchase of the handset till June 10. To avail this, they will have to use promo code “LAUNCHOFFER” when buying from Nokia’s official website. Buyers will also get six-month free screen replacement worth Rs 3,500 under the Nokia phone screen protection insurance. HDFC bank credit and debit card users will also receive 10% cashback — valid for both EMI and regular … [Read more...] about Nokia 4.2 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, 13+2MP rear cameras launched in India
Alibaba founder and former CEO Jack Ma has joined UCWeb‘s board of directors as the company focuses on building mobile ecosystems in India and other emerging markets. UC Browser recently surpassed Opera as the top mobile browser in India, but only by a thin margin, and UCWeb has said it plans to build relationships in different verticals in order to increase its foothold. Guangzhou-based UCWeb, which claims 400 million users worldwide, grabbed the top spot among mobile browsers in India in July, according to StatCounter. UC Browser now holds a 29.9% market share, compared to Opera’s 28.6%. UC Browser’s worldwide growth has been driven by partnerships with phone makers including HTC, Samsung, Nokia, LG, Lenovo and carriers such as Vodafone, China Mobile and China Telecom. But its lead in India is still far from secure as Opera looks to take back market share by striking agreements with Indian manufacturers. In May, for example, Opera signed partnerships with seven … [Read more...] about Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Joins Board Of UCWeb As It Builds A Mobile Ecosystem In India
NEW DELHI: Last year when Apple launched its iPhone XR it perhaps had no clue that it will start a trend that will change the dynamics of the smartphone industry. The idea behind iPhone XR was to launch an ‘affordable’ variant of the more expensive iPhone XS and XS Max. Now, almost every smartphone brand operating in the premium segment is doing the same. Samsung did it in February 2019 when it unveiled the Galaxy S10e alongside the more premium Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. At the just-concluded I/O 2019, Google announced affordable variants of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. Called the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a XL, the smartphone brings the best of Pixel (read camera) at a more affordable price. In India, the Pixel 3a will sell at Rs 39,999 whereas the bigger variant will retail at Rs 44,999. In contrast, the Pixel 3 was launched at Rs 71,000 whereas the Pixel 3 XL was launched at Rs 83,000. Soon, we will meet OnePlus’ affordable phone in all likelihood to be called … [Read more...] about From Apple iPhone XR to Google Pixel 3a: How the affordable smartphone revolution has unfolded