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  • Xiaomi narrows gap with Samsung as India’s smartphone market grows at 12% in Q1 2017: Canalys

    By on April 28, 2017 at 4:15 PM.

    Xiaomi narrows gap with Samsung as India’s smartphone market grows at 12% in Q1 2017: Canalys

    Research firm Canalys has released its latest data on the Indian smartphone market. According to its report, India’s smartphone market grew by 12 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, with shipments of more than 27 million units. No Indian smartphone brand has made it to the top-five list though. While Samsung leads the table with 22 percent share, Xiaomi is closing on with 14 percent share and also happens to be at the second spot. More →
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  • Amazon is the fastest growing marketplace in India: Jeff Bezos

    By on April 28, 2017 at 11:12 AM.

    Amazon is the fastest growing marketplace in India: Jeff Bezos

    Amazon has started reaping benefits from its persistent focus on the Indian market. The company posted strong first quarter earnings, which is attributed to its massive growth in India. Amazon registered revenue of $35.7 billion, which is more than earlier expectations of $35.3 billion. Its earnings per share were at $1.48, against the expected $1.12. More →

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  • Moto X Pure Edition aka Moto X Style gets Android 7.0 Nougat update

    By on April 27, 2017 at 10:54 AM.

    Moto X Pure Edition aka Moto X Style gets Android 7.0 Nougat update

    Motorola has announced the roll out of Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto X Pure Edition. The smartphone, which launched in 2015, is known as the Moto X Style in the markets outside the US. The announcement comes shortly after Motorola began a soak test for the Android 7.0 Nougat for the smartphone. More →

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  • Reviews

    Micromax Evok Note E453 Review: It ain’t the Redmi Note 4 slayer

    By on April 27, 2017 at 10:29 AM.

    Micromax Evok Note E453 Review: It ain’t the Redmi Note 4 slayer

    Almost one year ago, Micromax announced that it is reinventing itself by launching a wide range of devices. Under the new tagline ‘Nuts. Guts. Glory.’, Micromax seemed all set to regain its dominance in the Indian smartphone market, where the competition has continued to intensify. One year later, we are still talking about Micromax’s ‘comeback’. This time around, Micromax isn’t using any outrageous catchphrases, but delivering smartphones like Bharat, Evok and Canvas Dual 5, strategically targeted at different price points. More →
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  • Opinion

    TV ads just went digital, and this could have far reaching impact on the industry

    By on April 25, 2017 at 5:43 PM.

    TV ads just went digital, and this could have far reaching impact on the industry

    The internet has changed the way we consume multimedia content. The shift to smaller screens is very much evident, especially in a ‘mobile-first’ market like India. Availability of faster connectivity options such as 4G and Wi-Fi hotspots have only accelerated this trajectory. Current media such as TV broadcasters are obviously bleeding. Fortunately, a lot of them are evolving and embracing the digital age as we know it. Though sporadic in nature, the evolution of the traditional media has begun. More →

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  • Apple could launch satellite-based internet services

    By on April 24, 2017 at 2:49 PM.

    Apple could launch satellite-based internet services

    Tech giants like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have been working on different and innovative ways to provide internet connectivity to people. Interestingly, all three have taken the aerial route through Project Loon, Aquila and White Space respectively. One of the missing names in this initiative has been Apple. But it appears Apple also wants to explore this segment and is reportedly going to invest in satellite-based internet services. More →
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  • Apple iPhone 8 dummy model leak hints at edge-to-edge display, no rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

    By on April 24, 2017 at 11:28 AM.

    Apple iPhone 8 dummy model leak hints at edge-to-edge display, no rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

    Apple is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its iPhone this year. Though the company is months away from launching the new iPhones, a spate of leaks and rumors have continued to hint at what the final devices will look like. Based on the rumors so far, the talking points of the upcoming iPhone 8 are the radical design changes, including the return of glass back, removal of the front home button and ‘bezel-less’ display. A new leak now adds more fuel to fire with regards to the design changes. More →

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  • Google’s ad blocking feature comes under scanner of EU’s antitrust body

    By on April 21, 2017 at 4:34 PM.

    Google’s ad blocking feature comes under scanner of EU’s antitrust body

    Google has opened a new leaf of controversy after reports emerged that it would be soon integrating native ad-blocking feature in its mobile and desktop browser. The move is likely to have a wide impact across blogs and even publications that rely on advertisements for revenues. Even though Google is yet to announce the feature, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has said the body is monitoring the issue. More →
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  • Opinion

    Punishing WhatsApp, Facebook group admins for offensive posts may be a harsh move, but necessary

    By on April 21, 2017 at 1:38 PM.

    Punishing WhatsApp, Facebook group admins for offensive posts may be a harsh move, but necessary

    If you're an avid social media user, you’d probably know what anything going ‘viral’ means. Some of them are adorable dog or cat videos or some funny meme or anything that will make you guffaw while scrolling through Facebook NewsFeed or chatting in a WhatsApp group. But then there are some ridiculous things that go viral and unfortunately, they hold no truth. With no proper fact verification method in place, people are triggered by fake stories, which at times are deliberately spread to create fear, outrage and even hate. More →

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  • Hands On

    Amazon Fire TV stick first impressions: What’s in the box, how to set up, is it better than Chromecast, and more

    By on April 20, 2017 at 7:20 PM.

    Amazon Fire TV stick first impressions: What’s in the box, how to set up, is it better than Chromecast, and more

    Amazon is quite serious about its India foray. While it is scaling up its e-commerce operations in India, the company is equally focused on India’s growing OTT segment with its Amazon Prime Video service. Already, international players like Netflix have joined the segment, and so are competing the Indian players like Hotstar. To further bolster its ecosystem of content, Amazon has launched its Fire TV dongle in India. Priced at Rs 3,999, the device competes with Google’s Chromecast. More →
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