Smartphones in use, moving from 2.5 billion to 5 billion

Highlights from this interesting presentation by Benedict Evans about what changes we could see with the increase of the number of smartphones around the world, Read more on Smartphones in use, moving from 2.5 billion to 5 billion…

What you should know about Facebook’s acquisition of Whatsapp?

Whatsapp

#Whatsapp has been trending on Twitter and Facebook all day. Just a one line reasoning for the trending is,

Facebook acquires Whatsapp for $16 billion – $12 billion in stock, $4 billion in cash plus $3 billion in restricted stock.

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57% of mobile users in India use social media apps on their phone

Today few states in India celebrate Pongal and Sankranti. Wish  you a happy Sankranti.

Rangoli for Sankranti by artist Anisha Raghu

Rangoli for Sankranti Festival

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Can Social Media Influence Elections in India?

My article was originally posted on Thinking Aloud site.

India is set to witness a very interesting and tough election in 2014. Politicians, political parties not only have to fight it out on the traditional media but now even on the internet, particularly the social media.

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2012-13: 50% rise in Facebook users in India

Yesterday’s report from Facebook suggests that there has been an impressive increase in user base of Facebook users in India – 50% over a year. Some highlights, Read more on 2012-13: 50% rise in Facebook users in India…