Smart Table Tennis ready for global launch: Amir Kamandi, Junior National Player to Startup Founder

“This market is little bit conservative. This is a time to digitalise our sport. If we do not open our minds in table tennis industry and adapt technology then will lose this sport to new generation. This is the generation that see tech everywhere. We have to do everything to keep the new generation involved in table tennis.”
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Premier League 2021/22 is back, a look at the kit and shirt sponsors as well as the changing face of fan engagement

New kit sponsors who made it, courtesy the deal they signed with Premier League teams, include Joma, Kelme and Castore.

Major deal: Teamviewer replacing Chevrolet at the heart of Old Trafford.

Other new shirt sponsor entrants : FBS Trading, Hollywood Bets, SpreadEX Sports, Lotus Automobiles and Stakes.com

Teams with Shirt Sponsors linked to Betting: 9

Adidas was the kit sponsor for 7 teams in 2020-21, now reduced to 4 teams.

Watch out for Socios – who are creating a revolution in the fan token and coin space. Continue reading Premier League 2021/22 is back, a look at the kit and shirt sponsors as well as the changing face of fan engagement

What’s Up Zoko ? Y Combinator bets on Kerala startup helping brands to grow business on WhatsApp

If chat is the channel you want to do business on then you would come to Zoko. We will work on WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, Apple iMessage and any chat platform, people will be able to message and we will be the default platform. Continue reading What’s Up Zoko ? Y Combinator bets on Kerala startup helping brands to grow business on WhatsApp

Interview of Megha Gambhir, CEO & Co Founder of STUPA Sports Analytics, predictive analytics startup

Megha said “I usually eat, drink and do everything with table tennis. At home we just talk about table tennis.”

She spoke in detail about how one of the fastest racquet sports in the world, table tennis became a part and parcel of her life. It was in 2018 that Megha along with Deepak Malik, the former national player and coach of Indian national table tennis team, decided to start a performance analytics company. Continue reading Interview of Megha Gambhir, CEO & Co Founder of STUPA Sports Analytics, predictive analytics startup

From almost out of action to the center of all action, how WaitTime timed its move to perfection?

WaitTime, the real time artificial intelligence based crowd management solution, was in the market as a solution to reduce the waiting time. Now WaitTime provides crucial data which can be used to control and make people wait before entering into any premises.

This startup had got associated with major sporting arenas and leagues like Sydney Cricket Ground, Melbourne Cricket Ground, NBA, NFL, US Tennis Association, etc. even before the start of Covid.

Now with crowd management being the key to bring back the normal days , I hope to see technology based solutions like WaitTime to aid government bodies, tourism boards, tourist attractions, public transportation, hotels, etc. to plan the phased reopening of premises. Continue reading From almost out of action to the center of all action, how WaitTime timed its move to perfection?

Supreme Court goes the Technology way: Video Conferencing helps the apex court to proceed with cases during Covid19 lockdown

Mr. K. V. Viswanthan, Senior Advocate said “Today has heralded a new era ,for the Indian Judiciary. This path breaking video conference method, though initiated under the shadow of the lockdown, has really come to stay. Necessity as they say is the mother of invention. Access to justice will acquire a new dimension. From the remote corners of the country, people will be able to access the highest court. Once institutionalised, it will reduce the cost of litigation and enhance the reach of the court.” Continue reading Supreme Court goes the Technology way: Video Conferencing helps the apex court to proceed with cases during Covid19 lockdown

UrmO – ‘German Electric Vehicle’: Redefining Urban Mobility

The UrmO can be folded to handbag-size format within seconds, thanks to the patent-pending folding mechanism. Small, handy, light: These features clearly distinguish the UrmO from all other vehicles in its segment. Urmo is light weight and measures just 6.5 kilogram (13 lbs). The e-scooter can be perfectly integrated into everyday life and can be easily stowed e.g. under the desk in the office. Continue reading UrmO – ‘German Electric Vehicle’: Redefining Urban Mobility

Alexa, Who is Aariv Modi? : “An Eleven year old Alexa Programmer building Cool Skills”

“My most recent skill, STEM Party, is my favorite. Today, no one would deny the importance of an education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students. STEM Party is a math and science quiz game where kids can increase their knowledge. I really like this skill because it is the first skill that I added APL too! Since it has buttons on certain screens, the user can respond using touch or voice. It also saves the user’s total score and highest streak to DynamoDB so the user can attempt to beat it each time they come back.” Continue reading Alexa, Who is Aariv Modi? : “An Eleven year old Alexa Programmer building Cool Skills”

Jeri Ellsworth & Tilt Five : From Dirt Track Races to Augmented Reality Games: Bringing players together & tabletop games to ‘Life’

There are games already in the market which use Virtual Reality but then you are completely cut off from the real world. With Tilt Five players can have a more social experience, and they will still be able to see the real objects around them. They’ll be able to see their friends sitting around them, as well as enjoy their pizza, chips or coke. Tilt Five also blends objects, such as playing cards, tokens, and minis, as well as hand gestures, and that’s what makes it mixed reality. Continue reading Jeri Ellsworth & Tilt Five : From Dirt Track Races to Augmented Reality Games: Bringing players together & tabletop games to ‘Life’

Start Something Priceless : Mastercard : A Brand that believes in creating lasting impressions

Mastercard is touching the lives of the customer at numerous expected and unexpected junctures. Brand logo sound, macarons, restaurants ( there is one in Rome International Airport as well known as Bistro), helping Girls learn technology (Girls4Tech initiative), supporting farmers (helping small scale farmers connect with buyers), coming out with global destination information with details of city wise spends (Bangkok tops the list in regard with destination & Dubai tops the list in regard with per day spend by travelers) & so on , Mastercard definitely keeps reminding people that – some things are Priceless, for everything else there is Mastercard. Continue reading Start Something Priceless : Mastercard : A Brand that believes in creating lasting impressions

60,420,900 Views & Counting: YouTube invests in this Indian EduTech Startup Don’t Memorise: Exclusive Interview with ever ‘Kyurious’ Ganesh Pai

I wanted to teach 100 kids. My dad pushed me to teach a million kids. Currently, as we speak, if I consider YouTube, Don’t Memorise website and Udemy where we have some course materials, the total views are approximately 70 Million.

When parents are struggling to keep the gadgets away from the kids and restrict the screentime, platforms like Don’t Memorise can be a sort of savior to make sure that there is some learning happening always. Continue reading 60,420,900 Views & Counting: YouTube invests in this Indian EduTech Startup Don’t Memorise: Exclusive Interview with ever ‘Kyurious’ Ganesh Pai

Global Car Sales: At Crossroads : Customer ‘Spoilt for Choice’ or Courtesy Vague Market Signals ? Automobile Industry is Drifting ?

If you have a need and have the budget to buy a car , then this might be the best time to make that decision. The discounts are at all time high, plus you can bargain and get some waivers / discount on insurance, get some free accessories ,etc. The resale value for the car you purchase now vs something you would have purchased post April 2020 will get nullified with the current upfront discount. Also consider the fact that you will be trying to sell this car by 2022-23 & by that time the market situation might have completely changed. So there is no guarantee that a car bought post April 2020 will fetch you a great resale value.

There is going to be a great transition happening in the Automotive industry in the next 5 years. By 2025 the whole world would have moved to shared cars, self driving cars or even flying cars & that too brands like Google and Apple getting into the Automotive sector.

So this might be possibly the last chance to enjoy such huge discounts while buying your ‘own’ car. Continue reading Global Car Sales: At Crossroads : Customer ‘Spoilt for Choice’ or Courtesy Vague Market Signals ? Automobile Industry is Drifting ?

Robotic Kitchen: MasterChef to HomeStyle Cooking : Moley at your service

So here comes an opportunity to save those simple cooking techniques or the special ‘secret recipes’ of cooking, get the exact same thing cooked at your place far away from home & the best part is that it can be passed on to next generations as well. Your kids can experience the taste of the special cooking styles of their grand parents or even great grand parents when they grow up.

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Spyce : Robot Restaurant by MIT engineers

What will happen when Robotics obsessed engineers get hungry and crave for quality food at affordable rates ?

Either they end up searching for new restaurants or use their passion to solve their problem.


Spyce : Affordable, Delicious & Nutritious Meals served at this Robot Restaurant by MIT engineers was one such venture started by 4 young engineers.

Spyce Boyz: Brady Knight, Michael Farid, Kale Rogers, Luke Schlueter

From wearables to hearables to flexibles, Augmented Reality to Virtual reality to Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence ; technology has impacted and enhanced all possible facets of life. 
So whenever you have a problem it is quite natural to turn to technology for help. The 4 hungry engineers from MIT were also not different in this. 
The 4 young engineers, Michael Farid, Kale Rogers, Luke Schlueter, & Brady Knight, were finding it difficult to manage quality, nutritious food at affordable cost. They were able to find places giving food at affordable price but then it was missing the quality & the restaurants which were providing quality, nutritious food were priced very high.

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PICTURE YOUR FUTURE PART 1 : Wearables to Hearables to Tearables

Before I start writing Part 2 (which will be written as a separate blog post), thought of sharing the article I had written in Sep, 2014.

My 2014 article on “Picture Your Future”:-

Capturing a Picture is always a combination of Art and Science. Photographer should have the artistic view to visualize the right moment and make use of the Science of photography to capture ‘the moment’. It is very easily said than done and when it comes to business, economics, finance and management you have to be adept in capturing ‘the right moment’.

Speed of Connectivity and Connections will be the name of the game in the coming years.

‘Connectivity’ here means the literal meaning of being connected. Speed is the key word going forward. Faster you connect to the people around you, faster you will succeed in your ventures. Speed at which customers know about the company will make or break the success story of that company.

‘Connections’ capture the importance of making use of the technology around you to get connected to your customers. You need to be at each and every place where the customer will be present. Going forward Customers will not come looking for you but Companies will have to place themselves at Customer Convenient locations. You have to make use of the all technology touch points to be ‘connected’ with your customers.

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Bitcoin – The Digital Money

In this era where everything is moving towards the Digital Platform, Bitcoin is slowly taking the place of Digital Money exchange. Bitcoin is the first implementation of Cryptocurrency, a form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and management. Bitcoin protocol was designed by pseudonymous developer or group of developers under the name Satoshi Nakamato . The Bitcoin production will be halved every … Continue reading Bitcoin – The Digital Money