Uber Rolls Out Its ‘Dial an Uber’ Feature to 29 Cities in India

HIGHLIGHTS Users will not need to download the app to book a cab The feature was first rolled out in August this year Dial an Uber users have to pay by cash for their rides Uber has rolled out its Dial an Uber feature – which lets users book rides without installing the app – to all 29 Indian cities ... Read More »

How Is Replacing the Boring 2D Floor Plan With VR-Ready Virtual Tours

Photo Credit: HIGHLIGHTS Makaan’s new tour option is available for select few properties You can see animated models, or a version with real pictures It works via any browser, and supports VR too One of the best things about Google Street View is the freedom offered to the user – to not just look in any direction, but also ... Read More »

Netflix Finally Adds the Ability to Download Content

HIGHLIGHTS Netflix users on iOS and Android can download content to watch offline Only select titles are available for download right now You need to be running the latest version of the Netflix app Netflix has announced you can now download select titles and watch them offline, a feature that should improve its prospects in markets like India where users ... Read More »

Government to Launch ‘E-Pashu Haat’ Portal for Livestock

To encourage more farmers and entrepreneurs to take up dairy business, the government will this week launch an online portal called ‘e-pashu haat’ where one can buy/sell livestock, frozen semen and embryos. Presently, there is no organised market for livestock. “If a farmer from Rajasthan wants to buy high milk producing cattle breed ‘Gir’ from Gujarat, how will he buy? ... Read More »

PM Modi Asks Youth of the Nation to Help Make India a Cashless Society

HIGHLIGHTS “Take pledge to be a part of a cashless society from today,” Modi said Modi wants the youth of the country to lead the campaign Youth urged to teach at least 10 families everyday how to go cashless Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the youth of India to take a pledge and make the country a cashless ... Read More »

PM Modi Asks Country to Embrace Electronic and Mobile Banking

HIGHLIGHTS The PM suggested that mobile should be used for the banking purposes All statutory 4,041 urban local bodies urged to shift to e-payments Cities and towns account for 75 percent of the 40 crore urban population Giving a push for the country to go digital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed the people, particularly the youths, to embrace ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Gets Live Video Broadcasts, Instagram Direct Gets Disappearing Messages

Instagram Stories Gets Live Video Broadcasts, Instagram Direct Gets Disappearing Messages HIGHLIGHTS Aimed at getting people to use Instagram more for casual, quirky moments Instagram live video broadcasts are not saved More than 300 million users use Direct messaging monthly Facebook-owned Instagram ramped up the pressure on Snapchat on Monday, adding ephemeral live video broadcasts and vanishing direct messages. “Send ... Read More »

Technology and Politics – What This Means for Nonprofit Managers

Over the last two decades, the greatest influence on politics has been technology. Nonprofits raising money for political campaigns must be versed on how to use this tool to benefit their candidate or proposition. The campaign landscape has changed drastically from the days of shaking hands and kissing babies. People must be reached electronically, and nonprofit organizations that fail to ... Read More »

Skype Announces Group Video Calling for Mobile

The technology used by today’s workforce is evolving at a fast rate as companies integrate a range of information and communications technologies (ICT) into their operations. The integration and processes that are being implemented are a work in progress, but one trend that is seeing wide adoption across the board is collaborative solutions. Skype is pushing that trend forward with ... Read More »

7 Statistics That Prove Mobile Apps Are Crucial For Customer Loyalty

As a small business owner, it is imperative to retain the customers you have as attracting new customers costs nearly seven times the amount it does to retain an existing one. In addition, your existing customers are fourteen times more likely to buy from you than a new customer. Here are the facts: 86 percent of consumers say loyalty is primarily ... Read More »