Tag Archives: 2018

2018, The Year Of Khans And Big Clashes. Excited Much?

Of Bollywood clashes (Courtesy, L: Instagram, M: Twitter) NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Salman Khan’s Eid release this year is Race 3 Aamir is releasing Thugs Of Hindostan on Diwali Shah Rukh’s Zero is releasing on Christmas Bollywood has big plans for movie buffs in 2018. “The three Khans to arrive with their movies during festivals in 2018,” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh at ... Read More »

Four Made-in-India PC Games to Look Forward to in New Year’s 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Missing: The Complete Saga has you play a trafficking victim Alter Army is being developed by two 15-year olds Raji is still in development despite a failed Kickstarter 2017 saw some interesting games from Indian developers. Asura had us crawling through mythology-inspired dungeons, we vicariously lived through the daily regimen of a Bollywood starlet in Alia Bhatt: Star Life, and we played way ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Personal Challenge for 2018: Fix Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS Zuckerberg made the announcement in a post on Thursday The Facebook CEO has made personal resolutions in the past He compared this year’s challenge to the first one he did 9 years ago Mark Zuckerberg says his “personal challenge” for 2018 is to fix Facebook. The Facebook CEO has declared a goal each year since 2009. Past challenges have included wearing a tie ... Read More »

Why Intelligent Disruption in Advertising Will Be the Most Important Trend of 2018

Intelligent disruption will change the way the ad industry functions. Getty Images As we begin another year, is there a phrase or thought that the advertising industry can focus its attention on as we enter 2018? I submit to you two words: intelligent and disruption. According to Merriam-Webster, disrupt is, “to break apart, to throw into disorder, to interrupt the ... Read More »

Digital, IPL to rule advertising in 2018

Mobile will displace desktop to become the third largest advertising category by 2020. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint In December, two significant reports projecting growth rates in advertising for the year 2018 were released. Publicis Groupe-run media agency Zenith predicted advertising expenditure (adex) in India to grow at a conservative 8.4% in 2018 compared to a more optimistic projection by IPG Mediabrands-owned ... Read More »

Here are the Indian startups that may join the unicorn club in 2018

The multi-billion-dollar funding rounds in Flipkart, Paytm and Ola in 2017 camouflaged not just the fact that overall venture capital funding for Indian startups drastically declined but also that not a single company joined the list of unicorns–a startup valued over $1 billion. It was in August 2016 that a company had last entered the country’s small club of unicorns. ... Read More »

Startup Watchlist: 11 Indian IoT Startups To Watch Out For In 2018

This article is part of Inc42’s Startup Watchlist annual series where we list the top startups to watch for 2018 from industries like AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. Explore all the stories from ‘Startup Watchlist’ series here. Once used as a tool for an application, Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the widest ecosystems today. Currently at the centre stage ... Read More »

SenseTime Plans IPO, US R&D Centre as Early as 2018

HIGHLIGHTS SenseTime says it is planning an IPO next year Qualcomm recently invested in the Chinese company SenseTime says its R&D centre will help work with partners Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) startup SenseTime Group, valued at more than $2 billion, is planning an IPO and aims to open a US research and development centre as early as next year, its founder ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch’s Online Subscription Service to Now Launch in 2018 for $20 a Year

HIGHLIGHTS Switch online service was slated for spring 2017 Free trial extended to 2018 Subscription will cost $19.99 a year in the US Nintendo has pushed back the full launch of its paid online subscription service for the Switch, while providing more details on its arrival and pricing in a few territories. While it was initially planned to launch by ... Read More »

World Cup 2018: NI manager O’Neill lauds strikers Ward and Washington

Conor Washington scored his third international goal against the Norwegians Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has hailed the impact made by goalscorers Conor Washington and Jamie Ward in Sunday’s 2-0 World Cup Group C qualifier win over Norway in Belfast. Both strikers scored in the first half to secure a vital win at Windsor Park. “They both give you that ... Read More »