start-up giant Flipkart, often portrayed as Indian Amazon (obviously before the arrival of Amazon in India), has achieved a huge milestone of $1 Billion Sale, that too in a lesser period than Amazon did.
Yes, Flipkart has reached $1 Billion sales target almost a year ahead of planned schedule. In a joint statement, Flipkart cofounders, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, said, ”We are really proud and excited to announce that we have hit a run rate of $1 billion GMV (gross merchandise value) one year before our target”.
Bangalore-based Flipkart which was started back in 2007 has now more than 10,000 employees and on an average Flipkart ships out over 1 lakh orders a day through more than 1000 merchants. But now it has got more competition from Amazon India and Snapdeal in recent days and recent reports suggest that Retail Giant Walmart is planning to land in Indian ecommerce arena, with all these, it’d be interesting to see how Flipkart performs.
[via Economic Times]
It’s new year and new season so it’s time for new Flagship devices. As we are expecting Samsung’s next Flagship device Galaxy S5, HTC has also got one for us.
Codenamed HTC M8, the much awaited HTC One’s successor is expected to debut on March 25th as HTC has sent out invitations for two separate events, one in US and the other in UK, on March 25th.
HTC teased this invitation in twitter saying “The best is about to get better” which must be an indication of HTC’s next flagship device. HTC M8 expected specs include Twin-sensor
[via The Next Web]
We all went crazy when Jeff Bezos revealed that the company is planning to use drones for Faster delivery, but now Dubai Government is gearing up to implement Delivery drones with Fingerprint sensor in the city for delivering Government documents.
Image Courtesy: http://www.khaleejtimes.com/
Being one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Dubai has made it mandatory for “Emirates ID“, a unique id for every resident in the city and to manage the huge volume and make the delivery as fast as possible, Dubai government is planning to use Drones to deliver them.
In order to deliver the documents to the right person, Dubai Drones will be equipped with Fingerprint sensor that’ll release the document/parcel only if the scanned fingerprint is verified. And to make the program more efficient, Dubai Government is conducting a contest where participants can submit their proposal to improve the Drone Delivery Program and the perfect proposal would win them $1 Million prize money.
Despite their bad revenue, HTC doesn’t want to stay out of future trends, especially Wearables – Smartwatch which every single Tech company is betting on.
Speaking to Bloomberg, HTC Chairman Cher Wang revealed that the company is working on its own Smartwatch and has solved two most important issues of Wearables – Battery and LCD.
HTC Smartwatch Concept
“Many years ago we started looking at smartwatches and wearables, but we believed that we really have to solve the battery problems and the LCD light problems, These are customer-centric problems.” – Cher Wang
His statement makes sense because Apple is still hesitant in iWatch process because of Battery issue and Galaxy Gear has also been criticized poor battery life. Though Qualcomm tried to solve the LCD issue with its Toq Smartwatch, the ghost is still haunting the Wearable makers and if HTC, as its Chairman said, able to solve both the Battery and LCD issue, then HTC might’ve got the Next Big thing in its hand.
[Source Bloomberg | Via PhonesReview]
Google Now has been adopting different platforms since its inception – from Android to iOS and now Desktop – Windows & Mac, Yes! Google has brought the company’s Card-based Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant to desktops in Chrome.
The latest build of Google Chrome Canary browser has got the Google Now feature that show notification cards in a similar manner to iOS and Android. If you are so keen to get Google Now card Notifications in your desktop, here are the steps to follow:
- Download Google Chrome Canary Browser and Install in your Desktop
- Sign in to Chrome with your Google Credentials
- Click the bell icon () in the lower right corner of your computer screen (on Windows) or the upper right of your computer screen (on Mac) to open the Notifications Center.
- In the Notifications Center, click the gear icon on the bottom right corner (on Windows) or the upper right corner (on Mac).
- Check the box next to “Google Now“.
[Google Blog | Chrome Blog]