> Sohini Mitter
  • Government cracks down on UC Browser for leaking data to remote servers in China: Report

    By about 2 hours ago.

    Government cracks down on UC Browser for leaking data to remote servers in China: Report

    The Indian government is cracking down on UC Browser — a platform owned by Chinese internet giant Alibaba — for allegedly sending user data to remote servers in China. When a mobile device is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, details including IMSI (international mobile subscriber identity) and IMEI (international mobile equipment identity) are being sent to the remote server, Business Standard reported. A government lab in Hyderabad is said to be investigating the matter. More →
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  • Smartphone sales grew 6.7% in Q2 riding on 4G demand in India, Indonesia: Gartner

    By about 5 hours ago.

    Smartphone sales grew 6.7% in Q2 riding on 4G demand in India, Indonesia: Gartner

    Global smartphone sales grew 6.7 percent to 366 million units in the second quarter of 2017, reveals a new report by Gartner. While that is a decent year-on-year growth, sales have declined if compared to the first quarter of this year. In Q1, smartphones sales had increased by nine percent. While the overall market is expected to be flat this year, whatever quarterly growth has happened seems to be the result of strong demand for 4G handsets in emerging markets like India, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia. These regions accounted for nearly half the sales in Q2 2017. More →
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  • Paytm Mall earmarks $35 million to ramp up logistics and delivery: Report

    By about 7 hours ago.

    Paytm Mall earmarks $35 million to ramp up logistics and delivery: Report

    Paytm Mall, Paytm's e-commerce division, is doing a lot lately to gain acceptance among online shoppers. In its most recent move, Paytm Mall is ramping up its logistics division by tying up with more local delivery services across 25 Indian cities. It has earmarked $35 million for the purpose, ET reported. The Noida-based firm wants to emerge as a valuable service for customers looking for same-day or one-day deliveries. More →
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  • Reliance JioPhone effect: Airtel reportedly working on Rs 2,500 smartphone

    By about 8 hours ago.

    Reliance JioPhone effect: Airtel reportedly working on Rs 2,500 smartphone

    Telecom wars in India are getting more intense by the day. First, it was about tariffs. Then, it moved to 4G speeds. And now, the action has shifted to low-cost phones. After Reliance announced its clutter-breaking 4G feature phone — JioPhone — rival telco Bharti Airtel is rumored to be working on its own low-cost device. Airtel is in talks with several handset-makers to launch an Android smartphone priced at Rs 2,500 that will bundle loads of 4G data and free voice minutes, ET reported. The device could possibly hit the market in October around Diwali. More →
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  • Flipkart launches global selling program weeks after completing eBay India acquisition

    By on August 21, 2017 at 7:26 PM.

    Flipkart launches global selling program weeks after completing eBay India acquisition

    Earlier this month, when Flipkart completed its acquisition of eBay India, one of the biggest positives to emerge was Flipkart gaining access to eBay's global marketplace. Three weeks since the deal was completed, the Bengaluru-headquartered firm has launched the 'Flipkart Global' program through which it will sell products in about 200 countries. Flipkart Global will specifically push 'Make in India' items and target hordes of non-resident Indians across the globe. 'Gold' category sellers on Flipkart would be the first to gain access, ET reported. More →
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  • Twitter’s new Explore feature allows users to sort tweets based on interest

    By on August 21, 2017 at 6:08 PM.

    Twitter’s new Explore feature allows users to sort tweets based on interest

    Twitter is grappling with stagnant user growth for a few quarters now. It is doing several little-big things to its platform to attract, retain, and engage users. In its latest update, the micro-blogging site has rolled out an Explore tab that allows users to follow tweets based on their interest areas without having to follow those handles. This is similar to Instagram's Explore tab, and throws up content based on the user's tastes and preferences, frequent interactions, and so on. The update has released on both Android and iOS, Twitter confirmed to Buzzfeed News. More →
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  • Timeline: अब तक ऐसी रही भारतीय मोबाइल और इंटनेट की यात्रा

    By on August 21, 2017 at 3:30 PM.

    Timeline: अब तक ऐसी रही भारतीय मोबाइल और इंटनेट की यात्रा

    भारत में इंटरनेट का आगमन 80 के दशक में हुआ था, लेकिन तब यह सिर्फ शैक्षणिक और अनुसंधान उद्देश्यों तक ही ही सीमित था। सार्वजनिक इंटरनेट को नई दिशआ 14 अगस्त 1 995 के दिन मिली, जब सरकार विदेश संचार निगम लिमिटेड (वीएसएनएल) के गेटवे इंटरनेट एक्सेस सर्विस (जीआईएएस) शुरू की, जिससे लोगों को वर्ल्ड वाइड वेब का जानने का मौका मिला। जाहिर है कि उस समय वीएसएनएल भारत के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संचार पर एकाधिकार था और इंटरनेट की हमारी पहली यादें इसके हस्ताक्षर डायल-अप ट्यून हैं। More →
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  • Apple drops Apple Pay support for sites selling neo-Nazi merchandise: Report

    By on August 21, 2017 at 3:04 PM.

    Apple drops Apple Pay support for sites selling neo-Nazi merchandise: Report

    Silicon Valley has taken a strong stand against White supremacists marching across Charlottesville in America. Top tech CEOs including Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook have condemned the violence, and termed it "a disgrace" to the nation. These companies are doing their bit to stand by affected communities, help them raise money, as well as oppose neo-Nazis who have disturbed the law and order in the country. More →
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  • Ex-General Electric chief Jeffery Immelt emerges as the top choice for Uber CEO

    By on August 21, 2017 at 1:23 PM.

    Ex-General Electric chief Jeffery Immelt emerges as the top choice for Uber CEO

    Ride-hailing major Uber has been scouting for a new CEO since Travis Kalanick's unceremonious exit in June. After several speculations about potential candidates — all illustrious names from Silicon Valley — the San Francisco-headquartered firm might be close to ending its search. One of the names that had been doing the rounds was that of former General Electric (GE) chief Jeffery Immelt; now, he has emerged as the "top choice of several directors" according to a report in Recode. Uber’s directors are likely to vote within the next two weeks to arrive at a decision.

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  • Timeline: अपने 13 साल के सफ़र में इन उतार चढ़ावों से गुजरा है eBay india

    By on August 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

    Timeline: अपने 13 साल के सफ़र में इन उतार चढ़ावों से गुजरा है eBay india

    2004 में अपनी शुरुआत के बाद से eBay का भारत में सफ़र काफी उतार चढ़ाव भरा रहा है, नीचे दी गई है टाइमलाइन में आप इसे करीब से जान सकते हैं। कंपनी की शुरुआत एक देसी साइट (Baazee.com) के ऑक्शन के साथ हुई थी, हालाँकि इस समय तक भारत में ई-कॉमर्स शब्द उतना चलन में नहीं आया था यानी प्रसिद्द नहीं हुआ था। इंटरनेट का इस्तेमाल करने वाली जनसंख्या कम थी, कनेक्टिविटी काफी ख़राब थी, और स्मार्टफोन बाजार में जो आज तूफान देखने को मिल रहा है वह उस समय नहीं था। More →
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