January, 2015

Sidecar Patent sends Warning Signals to Uber

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In our series of blogs related to taxi services, we discussed passenger safety and we deliberated how cab drivers can be at risk. But in this melee, how do some reputed cab services companies stand to suffer serious damages, albeit economic? How can they dodge such lethal bullets? Uber is the dominant and most bullish player in the taxi industry. […]

Decoding the Value of Intellectual Property

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August 2012 – Facebook acquires Instagram for $521 million. Amount paid for Intangible assets – $138 million. October 2013 – Microsoft acquires Skype Global S.a.r.l. for $8.6 billion. Amount paid for Intangible assets – $1.648 billion. August 2014 – Google acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.4 billion. Amount paid for Intangible assets – $7 billion. This is just a sneak peek […]

Apple Pay, Google Wallet, CurrentC: It’s a new fuss in NFC

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Credit Card trashed? Check. Train ticket trashed? Check. Loyalty Cards trashed? Check. Perfect for the new wave of easing the wallet of its weight. Welcome the brave new world of NFC technology. Going are the days when you need to carry on you a hoard of cards and a mind filled with passwords. With Apple’s Apple Pay and Samsung’s potential […]

Winning the Battle against Cancer

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Numb. Devastated. Scared. That’s the emotion the word “Cancer” evokes when it comes from a doctor. “How long will I live?” While physicians didn’t quite have an answer (any answer, should I say?!) until a couple of years ago, now they can with a high level of confidence respond with a smile to many of their patients – “Your entire […]

From NASA to Pizza, Drone-Power to Pilot Future Business

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We’ve watched a transfixed Matthew McConaughey follow a surveillance drone in the blockbuster movie Interstellar. This scene was set many years into the future. However, it did pique my interest in drones and the possibilities they could create some years down the line. From the U.S. coast guards using UAVs to locate vessels suspected of carrying contraband to military personnel […]

An Uber Way to Make Cabs Safer

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Cab safety is becoming a bone of contention for passengers and drivers alike. While stakeholders are looking at several ways to make travelling by taxi a safe experience, we showcase to you a couple of interesting patented technologies that, if implemented well, can help make taxi travel safer – both for passengers and drivers. In the first of our two-part […]