Tag Archives: Years:

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 »

WhatsApp on New Year’s Eve: 20 Billion Messages Sent in India, 75 Billion Worldwide

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says this is the highest-ever user activity on a single day More than 13 billion images, 5 billion videos were shared worldwide Interestingly, WhatsApp suffered an outage late on New Year’s eve WhatsApp users in India sent over 20 billion messages on December 31 as they ushered in 2018 with wishes to family and friends. In a release, WhatsApp ... Read More »

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and benefitting mental health – simply ... Read More »

How to Ace This Year’s Back-to-School Email Marketing Campaign: A Study Guide

The days are getting shorter, the air is becoming crisp, and despite the wishes of kids and adults alike, the sun is definitely setting on summer. While waving goodbye to a season characterized by great weather, seemingly endless vacations and relaxation is no walk in the park, the end of summer does have it perks, the most notable being back-to-school shopping. ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv Won’t Be Getting Last Year’s Android Nougat Update

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry Priv, launched in 2015, is company’s first Android phone The move is a blow to BlackBerry, a security-first company Most recent flagships will get Android Oreo this year Iconic phone company BlackBerry has said that it won’t be rolling out last year’s Android Nougatsoftware update to the BlackBerry Priv smartphone in a blow to the customers and to its own image, as it ... Read More »

Digital Advertising Spends To Triple In Next 3 Years

Thanks to explosive growth in smart phones, rapid internet penetration and cheaper data rates, there is some good news for all digital platforms. Digital advertising spends are set to triple very quickly to cross Rs 23,790 crore by 2020 from Rs 6,830 crore in 2016. Also, as the percentage share of the overall advertising pie, the share of digital advertising ... Read More »

Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai start-ups received nearly 80% of funding deals in last 5 years

Key highlights: Over the last five years, 79% of the funding deals went to start-ups based in these three cities Bengaluru and Delhi claiming the majority of the country’s 10 unicorns Bengaluru had the greatest number of deals over the past five years in India at 30% Start-ups in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai together claim three-fourths of India’s start-up deals. Over the last five ... Read More »

How long can you live? New study claims human lifespan can exceed 115 years

Have you ever wondered how long can one live? How old was the oldest man on earth? Is there a limit to which human beings can age? These questions often hover in the mind, don’t they? A recent research paper by a team of American researchers claimed that “maximum longevity has hit a ceiling of 114.9 years”. After it garnered ... Read More »

McDonald’s ends Olympic advertising partnership three years early: Report

McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee have agreed to part ways three years earlier than expected, CNNMoney reported Friday. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger chain has been an official sponsor of the games since 1976. The partnership was supposed to come to a close in 2020, but both the international sporting body and the fast-food giant agreed to end it early, CNNMoney said. While the ... 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 »