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Arjun Kharpal

Arjun Kharpal is a News Assistant for CNBC in London. He took on the role after interning at the company for three months. Arjun has previously written for the Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Mirror in London.

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Apps - Getting a package delivered to your house may seem easy and uncomplicated, but for large swathes of the world even receiving a letter is impossible.Four billion people across the world lack an address and 135 countries have...
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Cool Tech - For investors, finding the right hedge fund can be a lot like dating. Which one matches your goals? Do your personalities connect? Is it worth investing time…and money?Well, one startup is trying to make the process easier by...
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Business - Imagine sitting at home on your tablet looking for a new coffee table for the front room. You open an app, choose the piece of furniture you like, and place it in the room to see how it looks - all on your tablet. This is augmented...
wearable technology
Cool Tech - Cloud consulting firm Appirio and Blueberry Home Solutions, a plumbing, heat and air-conditioning company, are two very different firms with one thing in common: they have both started using wearables in the workplace.Wearable...
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Advice - Imagine if our period of history never existed. This fear could be a reality unless our digital information — from tweets to emails — is preserved, a top Internet pioneer has warned.Google Vice President Vint Cerf said future...
Startup Business
Op-ED - The technology start-up market is "overheated", a top venture capitalist (VC) told CNBC, although he stopped short of saying it was in a bubble."We are seeing the market overheat," Fred Destin, a partner at venture capital firm...
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Apps - What do you do if you're a 19-year-old with some time to pass on the weekend? Make a game that becomes an unexpected internet hit, according to one teen tech whiz.Gabriele Cirulli, who just turned 20 after making the game 2048...
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Advertising - Gaming app makers face a conundrum over how to monetize their product while keeping gamers plugged in. Advertising that rewards players with in-game virtual gifts could be the answer, according to a new study.Developers of free...
Can Europe Comete With US Startups
AlleyTalk - Europe's top tech officials are warning that the region's reluctance to celebrate its technological achievements could keep the region permanently in the shadow of the US."Often people in Europe are too negative. Sometimes people...