PiunikaWeb is a startup website that was launched in 2017 with an aim to offer complex (or hard-to-find) tech-related information in a way that anybody can understand it. We stand out from the crowd in the sense that we break news stories – yes, we mainly bring you stuff that you’ll not find anywhere in the mainstream tech media.
Our stories have been picked up by some of the most popular websites/media outlets in the world, including Forbes (2), The Verge, Engadget, GSMArena, The Next Web, Macrumors, NDTV Gadgets 360, 9to5mac, ZDNet, Yahoo, Cnet, and BGR. Other popular publications in the list include Android Police, Android Authority, PhoneArena, Sammobile, XperiaBlog, AndroidHeadlines, iDownloadBlog, SlashGear, Neowin, Phandroid, GadgetsNow (Times Of India), and DNA India.
Our stories that created big impact
Samsung Galaxy Note8 battery issue: After finding that a lot of people are affected and Samsung isn’t saying anything officially, we decided to highlight the problem, and soon, the news spread like wildfire. From Sammobile to The Independent, almost every major publication covered it. And finally, Samsung came up with an official statement on the matter.
Motorola Moto Z2 Force ShatterShield peeling issue: This was a genuine issue (even with brand new units), but Motorola was charging a $50 fee to fix the problem. After we highlighted users’ plight, the matter was picked by several big publications (both tech and non-tech), and finally, Motorola decided to wave off the fee.
Samsung Galaxy S9 shipments with wrong SIM: We were first to cover the story, highlighting that Samsung Support is turning a blind eye to these complaints, and users are being forced to buy a new SIM. After the news was picked up by bigger publications, Samsung officially acknowledged the issue, and promised free SIMs to affected users.
Samsung Galaxy S9 touch screen issues: We were the first to highlight these problems. The story was then picked by the likes of Forbes, Engadget, and Cnet, and finally, Samsung issued an official statement that they are looking into these issues.
Here’s the team behind the website:
Yeah, you guessed it right. I am the Piunika of PiunikaWeb. The website is my brainchild. This idea struck me while dealing with apps (like Google Photos) that gradually become part of your life, but still when something goes wrong, you don’t know whom to approach. Even if you find information on the Web, it’s hard to comprehend, especially if you are not tech savvy. So the idea is to help those in a way they are seeking it.
I am an Electronics Engineer by profession, but have worn several hats so far – be it software coding, human resource management, or technical writing, I’ve done it all. Currently, I am juggling between taking care of my three-year old son, and brainstorming on how PiunikaWeb can create even more impact. This brings me to the person who is amazingly handling all the day-to-day activities on the website, a workhorse of a researcher and writer: Aparajita.
An opportunist, if I may put so. Currently, I am pursuing Ph.D (Psychology), and have been teaching the same for past four years. Coming back to PiunikaWeb, I know its a complete switch over, but the idea was appealing enough to put in all the effort it called for.
My work involves researching, in-depth analysis, and writing the crux in an easy to understand manner. Oh, and yes, some of the photographs you see here are clicked by me. Overall, I am enjoying whatever I am doing, and hoping you’ll also feel the same reading all my articles.