Tag Archives: Innovation

Startups among finalists for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

The annual awards are now in their third year, and attracted over 300 submissions from 31 countries. Kenyan emergency response startup Flare and Nigerian fintech startup Kudi are nominees for the Best Social and Messaging Award, alongside US solution Juntos, South Africa’s 1Fetch and Nigeria’s Wetin Dey. Nigerian e-health startup Medsaf is nominated for the Disruptive Innovation Award. alongside the likes of South Africa’s What3Words and Tanzania’s Trend Solar, while Ghana’s Asoriba earns a nomination for ... Read More »

Technology, innovation lend a new lease of life to business cards

Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint There was a time when company executives would travel with leather-bound business card holders and have a Rolodex placed aesthetically on their desk. As professional networking sites are proliferating, card holders and Rolodexes are becoming passé. Business cards though are not going out of fashion anytime soon—they continue to evolve with the times. It is now no ... Read More »

A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. The retirement was quietly announced in rather perfunctory form as part of ... Read More »

Innovation Research Tour Might Be for You

Getting a business off the ground takes gumption, smarts and, unfortunately, some money. Getting loans and seeking out investors are perfectly viable options, but you’ll also be psyched to know that the government is offering seed funding you can grab, too. The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced plans this week for its Small Business Innovation National Road Tour, which has ... Read More »

Google, Oracle Compete for Innovation Label in Android Retrial

Oracle Corp and Google faced off on Tuesday in a $9 billion copyright retrial, with Oracle accusing Google of stealing programming to grow to be the world’s main telephone player and Google announcing it acted legally as a real innovator. Oracle claims Google’s Android cellphone working system violated its copyright on components of the Java programming language, even as Alphabet ... Read More »

Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology Inaugurated

The new Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) situated just outside Jaipur, has finally been inaugurated. The new centre was expected to open on 16 January at a cost of 450 crore. However, Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, confirmed that the new centre has in fact commanded spending to the tune of 850 crore. ... Read More »

AI-Powered CRM, Mobile QA Tool Win at HDFC’s Digital Innovation Summit

HDFC Bank announced Thursday the five winners of its Digital Innovation Summit, which saw over a 100 entries from startups in the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) sector, out of which 30 were shortlisted by the jury panel. The five winners were Bengaluru-based Senseforth Technologies, which uses AI to power a customer response system; Gurgaon-based NotifyVisitors, which provides an ... Read More »

Innovation in Smartphone Technology Has Slowed Down

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow, and 2015 was a record year for smartphone shipments. Although Samsung and Apple between them still control nearly 40 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments, the remaining 60 percent is divided between dozens of manufacturers who are slowly but certainly making their mark on the industry. However, the idea of the smartphone is anything ... Read More »

Innovation in Smartphone Technology Has Slowed Down

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow, and 2015 was a record year for smartphone shipments. Although Samsung and Apple between them still control nearly 40 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments, the remaining 60 percent is divided between dozens of manufacturers who are slowly but certainly making their mark on the industry. However, the idea of the smartphone is anything ... Read More »

Innovation in Smartphone Technology Has Slowed Down

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow, and 2015 was a record year for smartphone shipments. Although Samsung and Apple between them still control nearly 40 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments, the remaining 60 percent is divided between dozens of manufacturers who are slowly but certainly making their mark on the industry. However, the idea of the smartphone is anything ... Read More »