Uber, Bangalore Metro partnership brings Uber Kiosks to 12 metro stations

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Uber has teamed up with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to launch Uber Kiosks at 12 metro stations in Bangalore. Commuters can now book a ride from exclusive booking counters at 12 metro stations. Continue reading “Uber, Bangalore Metro partnership brings Uber Kiosks to 12 metro stations”

Over 180 Million Indians are watching videos on mobile, says YouTube

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YouTube has announced that more than 180 million Indians are watching videos on mobile phones. The video sharing service revealed that 2016 was the year of online creators in India with 14 creators hitting 1 million subscribers every month. Continue reading “Over 180 Million Indians are watching videos on mobile, says YouTube”

Flipkart to reportedly acquire eBay India

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Earlier this week it was reported that Flipkart has raised $1 billion from a new and existing investors and is planning for another $1 billion. Now, a latest report from Factory Daily suggests, the homegrown e-tailer is set to acquire eBay India as part of its fresh funding round of around $2 billion. The report adds that the round will stay open until it reaches $2 billion in total. Continue reading “Flipkart to reportedly acquire eBay India”

Airtel to acquire Tikona’s 4G business for Rs. 1600 crore

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Bharti Airtel today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Tikona to acquire Tikona’s 4G Business including its Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for Rs. 1,600 crores. Continue reading “Airtel to acquire Tikona’s 4G business for Rs. 1600 crore”

Xiaomi sold over 250,000 units of Redmi 4A within 4 minutes in first sale in India

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A budget smartphone in India at Rs. 5999 earlier this week. It went on sale for the first time in India today exclusively from Amazon.in and Mi.com. Xiaomi said that it sold more than 250,000 units within 4 minutes the sale started on Amazon.in and Mi.com today noon.
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Micromax Spark Vdeo with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4499

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Micromax just launched Spark Vdeo, its latest budget smartphone with 4G VoLTE support. Since it belongs to the Vdeo series, it comes pre-loaded with Google Duo. It supports text in 12 regional languages, including Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi, Kannada, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Marathi. Continue reading “Micromax Spark Vdeo with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4499”

LG Stylus 3 with 5.7-inch display, Android 7.0, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE launched in India for Rs. 18500

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LG has launched Stylus 3, the company’s latest smartphone with a stylus pen in India. It was introduced ahead of CES 2017 and packs a 5.7-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display and has a 1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus that promises feel and feedback of an actual pen when writing on the screen. It also has a fingerprint scanner and enhanced UX with Pen Pop 2.0 as well as the popular Pen Keeper and Screen-off Memo.

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Zen Admire Swadesh with 5-inch display, 22 regional languages, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4990

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Zen Mobile has launched Admire Swadesh, the company’s latest budget 4G smartphone with VoLTE and support for 22 region languages. It also has  twin WhatsApp feature that will enable users to set up two WhatsApp accounts and the Lefty feature lets you access Weather, Apps, Videos, Games, Cricket updates and more easily. It has a 5-inch display, but the company has not mentioned the resolution. Continue reading “Zen Admire Swadesh with 5-inch display, 22 regional languages, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4990”

OPPO F3 Plus with 16MP + 8MP Dual front cameras, 6-inch 1080p display launched in India for Rs. 30990

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OPPO just launched F3 Plus, the company’s latest selfie-focused smartphone in the ‘F Series’ at an event in India, as it had promised. The main highlight of the smartphone is its 16-megapixel front-facing camera  with 1/3.1-inch sensor and f/2.0 aperture along with an 8-megapixel secondary front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens for capturing better group selfies. It also has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX398 sensor and dual phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) technology.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A will go on sale for the first time in India today

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Earlier this week Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A budget smartphone in India at Rs. 5999. As promised at the launch, the smartphone will go on sale today exclusively from Amazon.in and Mi.com. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 4A will go on sale for the first time in India today”

Lava Z10 and Z25 with 8MP front camera with flash, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 11500 and Rs. 18000

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Lava today launched Z10 and Z25, the company’s latest smartphones in the new ‘Z series’.  Both the phone have 8-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash. The Z10 has a 5-inch HD display with 1.9mm narrow bezel and the Z25 comes with a 5.5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display and 2mm narrow bezel. Z25 also has a fingerprint sensor on the back for unlocking  the phone in 0.16 seconds. Continue reading “Lava Z10 and Z25 with 8MP front camera with flash, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 11500 and Rs. 18000”

Samsung Pay launched in India officially, has Paytm and UPI integration

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After taking registrations for early access a few weeks back, Samsung today officially launched Samsung Pay mobile payments service in India. It has partnered with Visa, MasterCard and American Express, who act as gateways. It currently supports Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards and Standard Chartered Bank cards, and will soon support Citibank India.

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Here’s Ookla’s response to Reliance Jio’s claims regarding Airtel speedtest issue

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Update: Jio has responded again saying:

With reference to the issue of the fundamental flaw in Ookla’s Speedtest methodology which Jio has pointed out repeatedly, we note that Ookla has now admitted to ‘limitations’ in its application, and that it “does not always indicate the actual data provider in devices with multiple SIMs.” This admission by Ookla reinforces Jio’s submission that there is a clear contamination in primary data collected by Ookla in India, where nearly 90 percent of smartphones are dual SIM devices. Any results that are based on incorrect and contaminated primary data cannot be definitive, only probabilistic. It is a travesty that such results are being passed off as “official” results by a market-leading operator. We will continue to expose such misleading practices and raise it at suitable forums.

Earlier this week Reliance Jio approached Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) against Airtel saying that the claim of Airtel as India’s fastest network in its Ads are false, misleading and incorrect. Continue reading “Here’s Ookla’s response to Reliance Jio’s claims regarding Airtel speedtest issue”

Apple iPad Mini 4 128GB storage variant now starts at Rs. 34900, other models discontinued

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Apple launched iPad mini 4 in India back in October 2015 in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. Today Apple has announced that it will only be available in 128GB version from now and other versions have been discontinued.

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