Meet the unknown companies behind Xiaomi’s most innovative smart accessories

By on May 21, 2015 at 6:06 PM.

Meet the unknown companies behind Xiaomi’s most innovative smart accessories

Xiaomi might be known for its aggressively priced smartphones but the world's largest "startup" is increasingly getting into the connected devices and Internet of Things space. Its Rs 999 Mi Band fitness tracker has been highly successful, with Xiaomi selling over a million bands in just three months. Xiaomi's Mi Power Bank is another product, batches of which gets sold out within hours of them going on sale. But few know that Xiaomi doesn't make these devices, unlike its smartphones. Instead Xiaomi ties up with other Chinese startups that at times sell them under the Mi brand and rarely under their own brand name in association with Xiaomi.  More →
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Tired of being thrown out of Google Play Store, Adblock launches its own Android browser

By on May 20, 2015 at 2:22 PM.

Tired of being thrown out of Google Play Store, Adblock launches its own Android browser

Adblock, the software company that allows users to block ads from websites, today announced it was launching its own browser for Android devices. The company earlier had the Adblock Plus for Android, but it was thrown out of the Play Store by Google for interfering with other services. More →
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RBI relaxes two-factor authentication for debit card transactions under Rs 2,000; but it won’t work on Uber

By on May 15, 2015 at 1:24 PM.

RBI relaxes two-factor authentication for debit card transactions under Rs 2,000; but it won’t work on Uber

The Reserve Bank of India yesterday announced that two-factor authentication won't be necessary for plastic transactions below Rs 2,000. This led many users to believe that they would finally be able to link their cards again on services like Uber. But that isn't the case. More →
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Housing.com CEO gives away Rs 200 crore worth of equity to employees: Reading between the lines

By on May 13, 2015 at 10:33 PM.

Housing.com CEO gives away Rs 200 crore worth of equity to employees: Reading between the lines

A 26-year-old CEO gives away his entire equity in the company, worth between Rs 150 crore and Rs 200 crore to his employees. The announcement is made at a town hall meeting and every employee would get approximately shares worth their annual salary. What could be a better story than that? A story where the young IIT dropout CEO exclaims that at 26, it is too early for him to get serious about money. Exactly this happened a couple of hours ago and the CEO is none other than Housing.com's Rahul Yadav. But is there more to it than meets the eye? More →
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Yu Yuphoria hands-on: Impressive design, superior hardware

By on May 12, 2015 at 6:46 PM.

Yu Yuphoria hands-on: Impressive design, superior hardware

Founded by Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma, Yu has been a youth oriented smartphone brand set to take on Xiaomi, Lenovo and other new aggressive rivals that have come up in India in the past few months. Its first smartphone, the Yureka, did pretty well for a new brand and now the company is ready with its second smartphone, the Yuphoria. More →
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Rahul Yadav makes up with ‘intellectually incapable’ investors, to stay as Housing.com CEO

By on May 5, 2015 at 6:06 PM.

Rahul Yadav makes up with ‘intellectually incapable’ investors, to stay as Housing.com CEO

In yet another twist to the Housing.com saga, the controversial co-founder and CEO Rahul Yadav says he will continue to be the CEO of the company after sending his resignation where he insulted his investors calling them not "intellectually capable" enough. More →
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Reviews

Xiaomi Mi Band Review: The ridiculously cheap, no nonsense activity tracker for all

By on May 5, 2015 at 1:14 PM.

Xiaomi Mi Band Review: The ridiculously cheap, no nonsense activity tracker for all

A year ago if you asked anyone about Xiaomi in India, chances were they would not be aware of its existence and even if some did know about it, probably dismiss it as yet another Chinese company. Fast forward to 2015 and not only does everyone know about it, many would even fish out a "Mi" smartphone from their pockets or tell you about how they tried to buy one in a flash sale that finished before he could click on the buy button. More →
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Housing.com CEO Rahul Yadav resigns; insults investors for not being ‘intellectually capable enough’ and doesn’t have time to waste with them

By on May 5, 2015 at 8:59 AM.

Housing.com CEO Rahul Yadav resigns; insults investors for not being ‘intellectually capable enough’ and doesn’t have time to waste with them

The drama at Housing.com seems to have finally come to an end with its CEO Rahul Yadav resigning from the startup in a dramatic fashion. In a letter to investors announcing his resignation, Yadav calls them intellectually incapable to have a sensible discussion and said he doesn't have time to waste with them. More →
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Reviews

Xiaomi Mi 4i Review: There’s no stopping the Xiaomi juggernaut

By on April 30, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

Xiaomi Mi 4i Review: There’s no stopping the Xiaomi juggernaut

In India, Xiaomi wants to be perceived as an Indian smartphone brand. The smartphone vendor has already had a great start since its India debut last July by selling over a million smartphones in less than five months and became the fifth largest smartphone brand in the country in the last quarter of 2014. However, Xiaomi is not content with that as it seeks for India domination in 2015. The Mi 4i marks the beginning of that journey, becoming the first smartphone it has launched first in India -- even before China. Priced at Rs 12,999, the Mi 4i plays on the standard Xiaomi promise -- high quality smartphones priced extremely competitively. Butdoes it deliver on the promise?  More →
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