Snapchat is now Snap, unveils Spectacles to record whatever you see

September 24, 2016

Snapchat is now Snap Inc, a company that plans to go beyond a multimedia messaging app, said ceo Evan Spiegel. Spiegel has also announced a new product named Spectacles, which it is essentially, but it can be likened to a fun, trendy upgrade of Google Glass. The Spectacles are sunglasses that also capture videos on the go. Snap Inc’s Spectacles are an easier way of doing what people were doing…

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Twitter Said to Be Considering Sale; Google, Salesforce Among Reported Suitors

September 24, 2016

Twitter Inc has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, signalling the start of what is likely to be a slow-rolling auction of the high-profile but money-losing social media company. A sale of Twitter has been the subject of on-again, off-again rumours for many months as the company grapples with stagnant user growth, soft advertising sales and losses…

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Samsung Galaxy Note Series Use Banned on Flights: DGCA

September 24, 2016

A high-end Samsung smartphone caught fire inside a Chennai-bound IndiGo aircraft on Friday, creating a scare among 175 passengers on-board but the plane made a safe landing. The incident, concerning Samsung Galaxy Note 2 device, prompted the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ask all airlines to ban the use of this series of smartphones inside planes, while the company officials have been summoned by the aviation regulator on…

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Huawei to Start Smartphone Manufacturing Under Make in India

September 23, 2016

Huawei today announced it will start to manufacture smartphones in India in collaboration with Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider, Flex, in October 2016. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister, Information & Technology, Law and Justice made the announcement at Huawei’s ‘Make in India’ inauguration ceremony in the Indian capital, New Delhi. Starting from the first week of October 2016, the Flex manufacturing plant in Chennai will manufacture one of the Honor…

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Government Made 139 Twitter Account Information Requests Within Six Months

September 23, 2016

Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 139 account information requests and requested for 42 accounts to be removed from the micro-blogging website, Twitter’s biannual transparency report revealed on Thursday. Twitter is, however, yet to remove any account requested by the Indian government or court order.  According to the report, the US government made 2,520 Twitter information requests — comprising 44 percent of the total requests received…

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Mega Diwali sale: Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal get ready

September 23, 2016

BENGALURU: India’s largest online retailers Flipkart, Amazon India and Snapdeal are primed for a mega clash as they each roll out their flagship annual sales in the first week of October and bid for larger shares of consumer spend in the festive season. On Thursday, Amazon India announced that it would run its sale season from October 1 to 5, giving itself a headstart as the two Indian companies launch…

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BSNL plans free voice, cheaper package than Reliance Jio

September 23, 2016

NEW DELHI: State-run BSNL will be the first to cut tariffs to better Reliance Jio ‘s offer, a top official said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a price war in the country’s crowded mobile telecom market. The public sector player is planning to follow Jio in offering free voice calling on its network, and at plans that will be cheaper than the new entrant’s. And unlike Jio’s offer that…

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Samsung working on Galaxy Pro series for C5/C7

September 23, 2016

The Galaxy C5 Pro will carry SM-C5010 code number, while the Galaxy C7 Pro will bear SM-C7010 code number. Samsung is reportedly working on new iteration of its previous handsets, named Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, launched in May this year. According to SamMobile, the new variants of Galaxy C5 and C7 will be called Galaxy C5 Pro and Galaxy C7 Pro. The report suggests that Samsung, with the launch…

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Apple acquires Hyderabad-based startup, Tuplejump

September 23, 2016

 SAN FRANCISCO: US tech giant Apple has acquired Tuplejump — a Hyderabad-based machine learning startup that helps companies to store, process and visualise big data with its unique software. Founded in 2013, Tuplejump’s two co-founders Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu have already joined Apple while third co-founder, Deepak Alur, joined Anaplan — a Cloud-based business modelling and planning platform for sales, operations and finance. According to a Tech Crunch report,…

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Airtel hits back at Reliance Jio, offers free data for 90 days to 4G users

September 23, 2016

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel has made its move to combat Reliance Jio’s free data offers, with a 90 days free data plan priced at Rs 1,494 specifically for 4G users. The country’s largest telecom services provider, said that the 90 days pack is available for Rs 1495 for existing users and new users will be able to avail it through first recharge of Rs 1494. Ajai Puri, director, operations (India…

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Micromax to launch four 4G devices with Duo pre-installed

September 23, 2016

Micromax has partnered Google to preload the latter’s video calling app, Duo, on all the 4 smartphones. Ahead of the festive season, handset maker Micromax will launch four 4G smartphones, priced under USD 100 (about Rs 5,700), to cash in on the booming demand for LTE devices. Micromax has partnered Google to preload the latter’s video calling app, Duo, on all the 4 smartphones. “Video calling is perceived to be…

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Flipkart crosses 100 million customers milestone

September 22, 2016

The Bengaluru-based company has doubled its user base over the last year and added 25 million users in the past six months alone. Homegrown e-tailer Flipkart has crossed the 100-million registered users mark, becoming the first e-commerce company in the country to hit the milestone. The Bengaluru-based company has doubled its user base over the last year and added 25 million users in the past six months alone. “This is…

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