Global new car sales: the key trends and what they mean for the future

In a world characterised by political uncertainties, the automotive industry provides one global constant – the onward march of China’s new car market. China overtook the US as the world’s biggest car market in 2010 and last year consolidated that position with 25.7 million cars sold – that’s eight million more than the US. Chinese car buyers are flocking to SUVs and city cars, especially … Continue reading Global new car sales: the key trends and what they mean for the future

The next billion users are the future of the internet

In the late 1990s, I moved from Delhi to Stanford for a master’s degree in computer science. Getting off the plane in San Francisco, I was ecstatic about the amazing computing power, lightning-fast internet and easy access to knowledge available at an American university. Back home, most people across Asia could only get online at an internet café or over dial-up modems, and internet speeds … Continue reading The next billion users are the future of the internet

Snapchat is beating Facebook in its fight for the future — Quartz

Facebook and Snapchat have been embattled adversaries ever since Facebook attempted and failed to acquire the messaging app in 2013. A new forecast from research firm eMarketer released Feb. 12 now shows how much that failure may come back to bite Facebook in the long run. Snapchat is still winning among US teens, despite Facebook’s relentless efforts to attract and retain young users. Facebook will … Continue reading Snapchat is beating Facebook in its fight for the future — Quartz

OnePlus has nearly solved Android’s navigation future

OnePlus has a new feature that improves navigation on Android phones by copying the iPhone X. OnePlus is in a weird place right now. It’s dealing with accusations of privacy violations, and has just made public an enormous credit card breach that affected at least 40,000 paying customers. There have been public calls to stop buying their phones. But the company continues to operate, releasing … Continue reading OnePlus has nearly solved Android’s navigation future

Faraday Future files lawsuit against ex-CFO Stefan Krause

Faraday Future is a company that often seems to be making news for the wrong reasons, and today’s announcement of a lawsuit by the company against former Chief Financial Officer Stefan Krause certainly follows that trend. The suit, filed today in Central California District Court, alleges that Krause not only stole Faraday Future trade secrets, but employees as well. The suit states that before his … Continue reading Faraday Future files lawsuit against ex-CFO Stefan Krause