Manan Kakkar

Telecommunication engineer with a keen interest in end-user technology and a News junkie, I share my thoughts while preparing for my Master's in Information Management.

Caleb Garling

Caleb lives in San Francisco and comes from a non-traditional background of molecular biology research and developing products and strategy for high-tech companies. He mostly covers the developing Indian technology market for ZDNET.

Latest Posts

UID roll out in India begins September 29th

An ambitious project for the government of India headed by Nandan Nilekani (was Infosys co-Chairman and now chairman for the Unique Identification Authority of India) is all set for roll out tomorrow. The 12 digit unique identification number is much like the Social Security Number for US residents.

September 27, 2010 by Manan Kakkar

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Bharti to enter mobile handsets market with Beetel

Bharti Enterprises' subsidiary, Beetel to introduce economical feature handsets in India. Acquisition of Zain telecomm in Africa and being a part of one f the biggest telecomm carrier (Airtel) makes them a powerful competitor.

September 20, 2010 by Manan Kakkar


Cloud computing's latest battlefield: India

Earlier this year Microsoft and HP got into a strategic partnership to provide businesses with end-to-end cloud solutions. Times of India says India’s Small and Medium Business segment will be able to leverage this partnership.

September 12, 2010 by Manan Kakkar


Nokia has a niche, it's the developing market

When talking about smartphones and the mobile market there’s always a joke about Nokia’s ability---or rather inability---to penetrate into the high-end segment that Apple dominates. But there's a potentially bigger market at stake in developing countries.

September 3, 2010 by Manan Kakkar