April 18 2017: Ten years ago, there were two distinct ways to watch video: lean back on the sofa and watch it on a TV screen, or lean forward in an office chair and watch it on a PC. That distinction has vanished: And one of the innovations that drove the change flows from Indian brains.
Carlos Fernandes, ( photo above) is a Bombay University Electrical Engineering graduate , and an MBA from Chicago University. In 2006, he invented and patented the world's first Internet-based Digital Video Recorder and started a company in Singapore -- Record TV. With his InstantTV app, you could record broadcast content from 100s of TV channels around the world for free and play back at your convenience on your Android phone or tablet. There is a subscription version without ads.
Carlos was in India last month to promote the next evolution of InstantTV : Blaze Bot. Instead of making you search, it will deliver curated and trending content from around the world -- news, videos or just buzz. Expect a leading content provider to roll out BlazeBot in India very soon.