Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones, to offer limited replacements

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Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones, to offer limited replacements

Amazon India has notified buyers that effective today they won't be able to return mobile phones bought from the online retailer. According to the new policy, buyers will only be eligible for getting the device replaced, that too only if the product is defective or was damaged during transit. Buyers will no longer be able to return the product by citing the "No longer needed" option. More →
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to timeline change, says live timeline will remain

By about 12 hours ago.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to timeline change, says live timeline will remain

A day after BuzzFeed reported that Micro blogging site Twitter's timelines would soon change by showing most relevant and timely tweets, the company's CEO Jack Dorsey stated that the site will remain live. Dorsey also said in a series of tweets that that he has never planned to reorder timelines by next week. More →
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Telecom operators slams TRAI for call drop test results

By on February 7, 2016 at 2:33 PM.

Telecom operators slams TRAI for call drop test results

Disputing TRAI's data that found mobile operators having failed on call-drop tests, the companies on Friday said their figures tell an opposite story and asked the telecom regulator to withdraw its test reports. The operators argued that TRAI's data, which were published on the regulator's website on Thursday, do not portray the actual performance of their networks and there was a wide divergence between the results of the tests done by them and those by the regulator. More →
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American companies asked to take advantage of Digital India initiative

By on February 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM.

American companies asked to take advantage of Digital India initiative

India's future as a technology powerhouse and its plans to connect India's 600,000 villages to the Internet through the Digital India program were the focus of a roundtable of top American and Indian companies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Startup India initiative also came up at the roundtable with Indian Minister for Communications & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad hosted by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) at Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Friday. More →
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Quick Heal raises Rs 134 crore from anchor investors

By on February 7, 2016 at 12:44 PM.

Quick Heal raises Rs 134 crore from anchor investors

Ahead of its IPO, which opens on Monday, software provider Quick Heal Technologies has raised Rs 133.9 crore through issue of shares to 10 anchor investors, including BNP Paribas Advantage and Reliance MF. Quick Heal has alloted 41.70 lakh equity shares at Rs 321 apiece, the upper end of the price band, to 10 anchor investors. More →
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Facebook blocks dispensary pages selling medical marijuana in the US

By on February 7, 2016 at 12:12 PM.

Facebook blocks dispensary pages selling medical marijuana in the US

Social media giant Facebook has blocked dispensary pages selling cannabis for medical purposes in the US state of New Jersey, even as medical marijuana has been legalized in the state, a media report said. "It seems high-handed to simply shut down important resources for sick patients without even saying why or giving organizations a way to ask for reconsideration," Digital Trends quoted Peter Rosenfeld, one of the 5,668 registered patients for medical marijuana program in New Jersey, as saying on Friday. More →
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India sitting on cusp of digital revolution: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

By on February 7, 2016 at 11:42 AM.

India sitting on cusp of digital revolution: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Asserting that India is sitting on the cusp of a digital revolution, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has exhorted senior executives of leading American IT firms to take advantage of the 'Digital India' initiative and tap the growth opportunities in the country. "India is sitting on the cusp of a digital revolution," the Union Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday told executives of top American IT firms in a round table. More →
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Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on the Moon, dies at 85

By on February 7, 2016 at 11:16 AM.

Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on the Moon, dies at 85

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, a module pilot on Apollo 14 mission that touched down the lunar surface on February 5, 1971, died in Florida this week on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing. Mitchell joined Apollo 14 commander Alan Shephard, Jr., the first American in space, in the lunar module Antares which touched down in the Fra Mauro highlands on the Moon. More →
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Industrialists attend ‘Make in India Week’ seminar in the US

By on February 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

Industrialists attend ‘Make in India Week’ seminar in the US

Leading industrialists in the US have attended a 'Make in India Week' seminar in Chicago, during which several American companies showed interest in reaping benefits of the opportunity to invest in India. 'Make in India' is one of the flagship schemes of the Indian government which is aimed at transforming Indian economy from services driven growth model to intensive manufacturing-driven growth not only to increase productivity but also to promote India as an international manufacturing hub, Consul General of Indian Consulate in Chicago Ausaf Sayeed said yesterday. More →
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India ready to offere assistance to Sri Lanka in IT sector: Sushma Swaraj

By on February 7, 2016 at 10:35 AM.

India ready to offere assistance to Sri Lanka in IT sector: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that India is ready to assist Sri Lanka in the information technology (IT) sector and set up an IT park in this island nation. "One of the issues that I discussed with (Sri Lankan Foreign) Minister (Mangala) Samaraweera was the importance of information technology for the development of both our countries, and to take advantage of the opportunities that the new digital world offers," Sushma Swaraj said while inaugurating a "Rise of Digital India" exhibition as part of "Sangam - a confluence of cultures", a festival of India in Sri Lanka 2015-16. More →
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