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

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

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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Salman offered to be a part of Sivaji biopic without knowing his part: Riteish

The Chhatrapati Sivaji Maharaj biopic to be made in Marathi will have Riteish playing the eponymous warrior. Mumbai: Salman Khan is known for his munificence, within the industry and outside of it. And Riteish Deshmukh happens to be one man who can vouch hard for it. Earlier this year, the 50-year-old superstar confirmed he will be a part of the biopic on Chhatrapati Sivaji Maharaj in Marathi, which will have…

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Former captains honoured at big Test

India’s 500th Test match was marked by a felicitation of former Indian captains. Kanpur: India’s 500th Test match was marked by a felicitation of former Indian captains before the commencement of the first in a series of three fixtures against New Zealand at the Green Park stadium, Kanpur. The former Indian captains that were felicitated include Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar, M.S. Dhoni and Kapil Dev. On the occasion,…

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Huawei to Start Smartphone Manufacturing Under Make in India

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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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