Vic Gundotra, Google+ head leaves company

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Vic Gundotra, Google+ head leaves company

Google Senior Vice President and head of Google+, Vic Gundotra, today announced he is leaving the company. Gundotra joined Google in 2007 and started Google I/O, the company's annual developer event on the lines of Apple's WWDC. He then took on the responsibility of Google+, the company's late entry in the online social networking space to take on Facebook. Though Google claims hundreds of millions of users on Google+, it cannot really be termed as a success. Before Google, Gundotra had spent 15 years at Microsoft. More →
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Samsung denies slashing Galaxy S5 price in India, price shoots up on Flipkart

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Samsung denies slashing Galaxy S5 price in India, price shoots up on Flipkart

In a bid to set the record straight, Samsung today said it had not slashed the price of the Galaxy S5 in India. Samsung had launched the Galaxy S5 in India on April 11 for Rs 51,500 but it was widely available on online retail stores for lesser. The price for the white variant of the Galaxy S5 went below Rs 47,000 on Flipkart on the same day HTC announced the One (M8) in India for Rs 49,900, leading to reports suggesting it to be Samsung's reaction to HTC's pricing. More →
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LG’s unannounced V700 and V400 tablets spotted in FCC certification

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LG’s unannounced V700 and V400 tablets spotted in FCC certification

LG seems to be working on two new tablets, which could be the company’s next generation variants of the G Pad 8.3 launched last year. The tablet models codenamed LG V700 and an LG V400 have been spotted on FCC for approval, PhoneArena reports. As per the leaked information, the V400 will support a portrait display and is likely to resemble the G Pad 8.3 in size, while the LG V700 will come with a larger form factor, possibly with a 10-inch display. More →
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Tim Cook takes a dig at Samsung, says it means much more to Apple to get it right than to be first

By about 5 hours ago.

Tim Cook takes a dig at Samsung, says it means much more to Apple to get it right than to be first

If Apple's advertising message on Earth Day and the "powerful" ad wasn't enough to take pot shots at Samsung, CEO Tim Cook too added his two cents on the matter during last night's earnings call. Even though the question was about why Apple doesn't diversify like Amazon and Facebook, Cook hinted at how some companies are in a race to bring out a product first in the market than launching the best product for users. It is widely contended that Samsung rushed the launch of the first generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch last year in an attempt to launch it before Apple, which was rumored to be launching its iWatch along with the iPhone 5S. Of course, Apple did not announce the iWatch and the first generation Galaxy Gear flopped. More →
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Truecaller ties up with Tata Docomo to offer free premium services

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Truecaller ties up with Tata Docomo to offer free premium services

Swedish caller id firm Truecaller today announced a partnership with Tata Docomo, the first with any Indian telecom operator. Under the partnership, Tata Docomo customers will be able to access Truecaller service without having to pay mobile internet charges. The application accesses phone book of users with their permission to include their contact in its data base. More →
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Bharti Infratel Q4 net profit jumps 64 percent to Rs 472 crore

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Bharti Infratel Q4 net profit jumps 64 percent to Rs 472 crore

Bharti Airtel's tower business unit Bharti Infratel today reported a 64 per cent jump in its consolidated net profit at Rs 472 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, on the back of increased number of tenants on towers and other income. More →
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Samsung apps a turn-off according to report

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Samsung apps a turn-off according to report

The company might well be the world's most popular Android handset maker, but when it comes to offering its consumers apps they value, Samsung still has long way to go. Samsung's flagship phones come pre-installed with a host of in-house developed apps offering everything from social messaging to voice-activated search. And while ChatOn, the company's competitor to WhatsApp currently boasts 100 million active users, according to US research firm, Strategy Analytics, those users are accessing it on average for 0.1 minutes a month - that's six seconds. More →
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Updated MacBook Airs with higher speeds and more storage can be launched next week

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Updated MacBook Airs with higher speeds and more storage can be launched next week

The drought of new Apple product launches could end as early as next week. French website MacGeneration citing “reliable sources” claims that the MacBook Air lineup are in line to get a minor refresh, and could be launched as early as next week. The refreshed laptops could get a bump in speed as well as storage. More →
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Nokia Asha software update rolls out in India; brings camera improvements, MixRadio music service and power saving mode

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Nokia Asha software update rolls out in India; brings camera improvements, MixRadio music service and power saving mode

Starting from today, Nokia Asha phone users in India will be able to use the updated version of Asha software, which brings a number of improvement as well as new features to the software. The update was announced a few weeks back, and brings features like MixRadio service, camera enhancements, improved Fastlane and support for Microsoft OneDrive and will be applicable for the Asha 500, Asha 501, Asha 502, Asha 503 and Asha 230 phones. More →
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69% of targeted cyber attacks in India on large companies: Symantec

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69% of targeted cyber attacks in India on large companies: Symantec

More than two-thirds of targeted cyber attacks in India are focused on large firms, with criminals willing to wait longer to strike for bigger rewards, security software maker Symantec said today. There is a significant shift in cyber-criminal behavior, with the bad guys plotting for months before pulling off huge heists instead of quicker hits with smaller rewards, Symantec India Technology Sales Director Tarun Kaura told PTI. More →
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