Microsoft recently announced the opening of its Cyber Security Engagement Centre (CSEC) in Gurgaon in a bid to battle the rising numbers of cyber crimes. It is one of the seven centres for Microsoft globally and will serve as a dedicated hub for Microsoft in India
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is underway at San Francisco. Apple announced Apple Pay for websites which could prove to be a competition for other online wallet services. But Indian users will have to wait for a while for the launch of the service in the country since the company is in talks with a few banks here, according to media reports
The recent 2016 Internet Trends Report by Mary Meeker says that global internet user base, as well as smartphone sales, have seen a slowdown. As per the report, the global internet users stand at around 3 billion, however, the growth in new internet users globally has been flat with a growth rate of just 9 per cent seen in 2015, which was the same as in 2014
According to latest media reports Tim Cook is scheduled to meet Narendra Modi this week. With global revenues plummeting, India is a source of hope for the Cupertino based tech company. Tim Cook’s meeting with the Prime Minister could not have been better timed than this. India is beginning to better its ‘ease to do business’ rankings and this may just be one of the reasons attracting this visit between the Apple’s CEO and the PM
Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly building a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra that will produce Apple phones in India. With global revenues falling, Indian sales figures were one of the highlights for Apple. Standing way below the current order of market share, Apple may be trying to better their hold on the Indian market
Apple App store accounted for more global app revenues than Google Play store last year but recorded lower app installations and global income. According to report released by IDC, mobile device users across the globe installed nearly 156 billion mobile applications in 2015
Apple allowed numbers to do the talking in the Indian market as it ranked 6th among the top 30 cities in the country which includes cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, etc. This spot was held by Xiaomi last year and Apple seems to have grabbed the position as of now.
Apple had launched an app that claimed to block advertisements not only in mobile applications, but also in native mobile apps, including Facebook and even Apple’s own News application. This app had been creating ripples over the internet all last week for disrupting the digital media and advertising industry