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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HP announces pocket photo printer Sprocket

September 22, 2016

HP’s new pocket-sized photo printer instantly prints 2×3” sticky-back photos from smartphones. HP announces Sprocket – its new palm-sized, portable photo printer that prints 2×3” sticky-back photos directly from your smartphone via Bluetooth. The printer is available in colours: white with rose gold accents and black with silver accents. Additionally, Sprocket comes equipped with a 10-pack of HP ZINK photo paper (20 sheets per pack) which are for $9.99 each….

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Healthcare, BFSI leading our cloud adoption in India: Microsoft

September 22, 2016

Technology giant Microsoft today said sectors like healthcare, banking, financial services and insurance as well as startups are among the leading users of its local cloud services in India. The US-based company, which had launched its local data centres in India in September last year, said state governments are also experimenting with the cloud platform to solve challenges in education, healthcare and agriculture. “Healthcare, BFSI companies in the country are…

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Tinder launches Stacks for iMessage, lets users swipe on anything

September 22, 2016

The swiping gesture is a defining experience in Tinder. Tinder is now bringing ‘Swipe to like’ gesture to iMessage users with the new app called Stacks, by Tinder. To install the app, users have to navigate to the iMessage App Store, and search for Tinder, not Stacks or Tinder Stacks. The Tinder app shows the Stacks logo. The app is available in India. Users are then prompted to start a stack. A Stack…

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Snapdeal’s Diwali sale to start from October 2

September 22, 2016

This festive season will be all the more interesting and fun to witness as the three e-commerce giants of the country are going to take up the war with each other. While Amazon and Flipkart have already announced their festive sales starting from October 2, Snapdeal today also flagged off its mega Unbox Diwali Sale starting the same date. This is the first time Snapdeal is organising a Diwali Sale….

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Apple’s Latest Innovation: A New Paper Bag

September 22, 2016

Apple is known for challenging the conventions of personal technology with its computers, smartphones and tablets. But the company’s latest innovation may not be the water-spewing Apple Watch Series 2 or even the headphone-redefining iPhone 7. It’s actually the bag you use to carry them out of the store. The Cupertino, California-based company submitted a patent application last week for those white, rectangular shopping bags made from bleached sulfate paper….

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