India’s brand value increased by 19% – But what is the value of this brand?

India’s brand value has increased by 19%, or more than $400 billion this year, to $2.6 trillion. The large increase in India’s brand equity is related to the country being increasingly seen as a safe and stable place to invest, as evidenced by significant developments in new technologies such as electric vehicle production and mobile phone manufacturing, according to brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance.

Elsewhere, Russia’s brand value has dropped by nearly $150 billion year-over-year — the biggest drop in brand value among any national brands in the world this year. Ukraine has dropped $22 billion due to the Russian invasion, but global perceptions of Ukraine have increased significantly.

Why is India’s value rising?

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The assessment is not an aggregation of Indian trademarks, but rather a brand assessment of the Indian nation itself. “As such, the increased worldwide distribution of Indian cultural products is a key factor in improving international familiarity with India and an important driver of increased appreciation,” said Brand Finance.

iPhone 14 Pro Max just beat the Galaxy S22 Ultra in a major way

We’re big fans of the iPhone 14 Pro Max here at , and its 6.7-inch screen is a major factor in calling it “truly the best of everything in today’s iPhone world.”

Now, DisplayMate (opens in new tab) – the recognized authority on mobile image quality – awarded Apple’s latest flagship its highest display performance grade (A+) after the device set 15 (fifteen!) display performance records during testing.

Amazon Prime Members Can Get A Great Lord Of The Rings Game For Free This Month

The next batch of free games coming to Amazon Prime Gaming has been revealed, including a brilliant Lord of the Rings action RPG.

After Assassin’s Creed Origins shipped last month, Amazon Prime members will be able to pick up Middle-earth: Shadow of War for free on PC as part of the October lineup. As usual, subscribers will be able to claim and keep the game forever, even after their Prime membership ends.

Is Microsoft forcing Spotify on Windows 11 users?

Spotify is mysteriously installing itself on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs, showing up in the taskbar when you start your PC – and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing this myself.

When starting my PC this week, I found the Spotify icon glowing on my taskbar while other apps were also starting up. It’s an app I use on my iPhone and Mac daily, but it’s never been on my PC as it’s only used for gaming.

One of the best PS5 games could be coming to PC

New leaks suggest third-person shooter Devolution may be coming to PC sooner than you think.

The game has been exclusive to PlayStation 5 since its launch in 2021, but we may see it on our PCs in the near future. If that’s the case, we’ll see a familiar pattern of Sony releasing its games on PC a year or two after the original release in the same vein as Spider-man Remastered and Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Nvidia RTX 4090 pre-order price surprised us… in a good way

Several Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics cards are now listed for pre-order at a major US retailer, and the good news – well, in a way – is that the cards are more reasonably priced than some people expected, and indeed , MSRP for some third-party models.

Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab) pointed to the product listings that went up at Best Buy for the RTX 4090, as highlighted by one of the regular Twitter leakers we heard from, @momomo_us.

Overwatch 2 release date, time and when Overwatch ends

Overwatch 2 is launching its free early access PvP mode in early October – and bidding farewell to Overwatch.

Blizzard is splitting the release of Overwatch 2, with the long-awaited PvE arriving sometime in 2023. But free-to-play PvP is coming to consoles and PC first, on Tuesday, October 4th.

Amazon is turning its Alexa smart speaker into a Wi-Fi extender

Amazon has announced that its new Echo smart speakers with Alexa will help boost your home’s Wi-Fi signal strength. Some of your older Echo models will also get the feature.

At its September 2022 Amazon launch event, the retail and device giant unveiled a new feature called Eero in Echo, which should help its best smart speakers become even better by acting as Wi-Fi extenders.

This Extreme E-scooter Is The Craziest Thing You’ll See All Week

When does an electric scooter stop being an electric scooter? According to British manufacturer D-Fly, not even after adding four wheels, two engines and a 3.5-inch touchscreen to a carbon fiber frame.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen – if you’re looking for an all-terrain e-scooter to make viewers mistake you for Batman on the way to work, then look no further than Dragonfly.

New Amazon Echo Dot with better audio could mean you don’t need the biggest

Love Amazon’s spherical smart speakers? So today is a good day for you (sorry). Amazon has just announced the new Echo Dot 5th Gen, with enhanced audio – specifically, up to 50% less distortion and up to twice the bass at the same time.

It comes in a regular Echo Dot flavor and a new Echo Dot with Clock that has a more advanced display so it can show extra information besides the time. This includes calendar appointments or a snooze countdown.