Myntra founder Mukesh Bansal, chief business officer Ankit Nagori quit Flipkart

By on February 10, 2016 at 9:34 PM.

Myntra founder Mukesh Bansal, chief business officer Ankit Nagori quit Flipkart

Almost a month after top-level reshuffle where co-founder Binny Bansal was elevated as the CEO of Flipkart, the company’s head of commerce and advertising business, Mukesh Bansal and chief business officer Ankit Nagori have put down their resignation. While Mukesh Bansal will continue working with the e-commerce site until March end, Nagori will stay on till May. Mukesh joined Flipkart in May 2014 when the company acquired the fashion portal Myntra for an estimated $375 million. More →
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Android Marshmallow update rolling out for Motorola Moto G (second-generation) users in India

By on February 10, 2016 at 9:11 PM.

Android Marshmallow update rolling out for Motorola Moto G (second-generation) users in India

Motorola has recently rolled out Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for the Moto G (third-generation), Moto X Play and the Moto G Turbo Edition more recently. Now, the company has turned its attention to the older Moto G, and is reportedly rolling out the update for the second-generation Moto G. The folks at GSMArena have shared a screenshot of the update screen on the Moto G.   More →
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E-commerce market to grow 5 times by 2020, will be worth $45-50 billion: Study

By on February 10, 2016 at 7:36 PM.

E-commerce market to grow 5 times by 2020, will be worth $45-50 billion: Study

E-commerce market size for goods is expected to jump about five times to $40-50 billion by 2020 from about $8-12 billion presently, says a report. While travel is expected to account for 60 percent of e-commerce sales by 2020, electronics would account for about 30 percent, said the joint report by Boston Consulting Group and Retailers Association of India.  More →
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Huawei Y6 Pro with 4,000mAh battery, 13-megapixel camera listed ahead of launch: Specifications and features

By on February 10, 2016 at 7:26 PM.

Huawei Y6 Pro with 4,000mAh battery, 13-megapixel camera listed ahead of launch: Specifications and features

Huawei has quietly listed a new smartphone on the company’s official website called Y6 Pro. It is the Pro variant of the Y6 that was launched last year. It features a metal frame and a textured back cover, which the company calls “water ripple” design. Boasting decent hardware on board, the company hasn’t mentioned anything about the launch date and pricing of the smartphone. According to the listing, the Y6 Pro will be available in White, Gold and Gray color variants. More →
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Indian smartphone market showing signs of maturing, sales likely to dip in one year: Survey

By on February 10, 2016 at 7:16 PM.

Indian smartphone market showing signs of maturing, sales likely to dip in one year: Survey

India's smartphone market is showing signs of maturity as lesser number of consumers are planning to buy new devices in the next one year, says a survey. "Smartphone market has reached maturity...the percentage of consumers planning to purchase a smartphone in the next 12 months has dropped from a peak of 80 percent in 2014 to 68 percent," a survey conducted by Accenture said. More →
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Researchers develop tiny rescue robots inspired by creepy cockroaches

By on February 10, 2016 at 6:39 PM.

Researchers develop tiny rescue robots inspired by creepy cockroaches

Taking inspiration from the creepy cockroaches that squeeze through the tiniest cracks, US researchers have developed a robot that can rapidly squeeze through cracks during a search-and-rescue mission. The robot, called CRAM, was created to help humans during search-and-rescue operations in rubble arising from natural disasters such as tornados, earthquakes and explosions. "What's impressive about these cockroaches is that they can run as fast through a quarter-inch gap as a half-inch gap, by reorienting their legs completely out to the side," said Kaushik Jayaram from University of California, Berkeley, the US. More →
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Computer onboard Google’s self-driving cars can be considered as ‘driver’, US regulator says

By on February 10, 2016 at 6:09 PM.

Computer onboard Google’s self-driving cars can be considered as ‘driver’, US regulator says

In a major boosts to technology giant Google, its self-driving car has been approved by US vehicle safety regulators, which states that the computer could be considered the driver under federal law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google in a letter approving autonomous vehicles on the roads, Reuters reports. "NHTSA will interpret 'driver' in the context of Google's described motor vehicle design as referring to the (self-driving system), and not to any of the vehicle occupants," NHTSA's letter said. More →
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Lenovo K4 Note to be available via open sale starting February 15, Pearl White variant introduced

By on February 10, 2016 at 6:03 PM.

Lenovo K4 Note to be available via open sale starting February 15, Pearl White variant introduced

Lenovo has announced that its K4 Note will be available to purchase in open sale via Amazon India starting February 15. The company has also announced a new pearl white color variant of the smartphone. Lenovo claims it has received over 1 million registrations and sold 180,000 units of the K4 Note so far. More →
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More Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks leave little to imagine for February 21 launch

By on February 10, 2016 at 5:47 PM.

More Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks leave little to imagine for February 21 launch

With 11 days to go for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge launch event at MWC 2016, the leaks don’t seem to stop. So far, we have come across live leaked photos giving a hint at the smartphone’s design, leaked benchmark results and the import-export listingpointing to the waterproofing feature of the flagships. Now, live photos of Galaxy S7 dummy unit in gold color have surfaced, courtesy of prolific leaker @stagueve. The dummy unit photos give us a gist of how the smartphone will look like in real life. More →
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It’s still early days, virtual reality will take time to develop: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

By on February 10, 2016 at 5:26 PM.

It’s still early days, virtual reality will take time to develop: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

These are still early days for the virtual reality (VR) technology’s adoption and the VR ecosystem will take time to develop globally, social media giant Facebook's top executives have predicted. Addressing a gathering at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said that turning virtual reality into a business is part of the firm's 10-year plan rather than an immediate action item. More →
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