Now you can pay at Indian Oil petrol pumps using Paytm

By about 9 hours ago.

Now you can pay at Indian Oil petrol pumps using Paytm

Mobile wallets was among the rising tech trends in 2015, and it is easy to see why. These digital wallets are being accepted at an increasing number of outlets, and Paytm is leading the way. Speaking of which, the company today announced that car owners will now be able to pay for fuel at petrol pumps by using the Paytm Mobile wallet. Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma announced on Facebook that Indian Oil petrol pumps will now start accepting digital payments courtesy of Paytm. More →
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HTC Desire 626 Dual-SIM 4G smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 14,990: Specifications, features

By about 10 hours ago.

HTC Desire 626 Dual-SIM 4G smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 14,990: Specifications, features

HTC has added yet another smartphone to its Desire series, called the Desire 626 Dual-SIM. The smartphone is priced at Rs 14,990, and will be available in blue lagoon and white birch colors at major retailers from next week onwards. It is worth noting that the company had first launched the Desire 626 in Taiwan in single-SIM avatar a year back. While it may have retained the name, the Desire 626 launching today features dual-SIM card slots and a different set of specifications and features. More →
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One co-founder of the company Microsoft acquired for $250 million had sold his stake for a bicycle

By about 10 hours ago.

One co-founder of the company Microsoft acquired for $250 million had sold his stake for a bicycle

A couple of days back, Microsoft confirmed the acquisition of Swiftkey in a deal pegged at $250 million. The Swiftkey team of around 1,000 employees along with its co-founders Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock are set to join and work closely with Microsoft research team to continue the keyboard app’s development. However, the third co-founder, Chris Hill-Scott, wasn’t as fortunate as the other two. Months after the company was founded in 2008, Chris had sold his stakes in exchange for a bicycle, The Times reports. More →
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Opinion

At Rs 33,400, Samsung pits the Galaxy A7 (2016) against the Galaxy S6

By about 10 hours ago.

At Rs 33,400, Samsung pits the Galaxy A7 (2016) against the Galaxy S6

At the Forum 2016 event yesterday, Samsung launched two new smartphones for India -- Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016). The Galaxy A7 (2016) is priced at Rs 33,400, and its highlight is the upgraded hardware, which includes a better camera with OIS, bigger battery with fast charging feature, a fingerprint scanner and improved design with metal frame and glass back like the Galaxy S6-family and the Galaxy Note 5. More →
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Baidu’s DU Battery Saver app crosses 400 million downloads

By about 10 hours ago.

Baidu’s DU Battery Saver app crosses 400 million downloads

Leading Chinese language Internet search provider Baidu Inc. has announced that its popular battery saver app for Android phones - DU Battery Saver - has surpassed 400 million downloads worldwide. To commemorate this achievement, Baidu has released version 4.0 of the app, which is "extremely popular" in India, the US, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico, a company statement said on Thursday.  More →
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India’s Finance Ministry launches its official YouTube channel

By about 11 hours ago.

India’s Finance Ministry launches its official YouTube channel

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday launched the official YouTube channel of the Ministry with a view to disseminate information on a real-time basis. "Both at the ministerial level as well as at the level of secretaries and officials, there are a series of announcements and explanations with regard to where we stand in terms of the economy," he said after launching the platform.  More →
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Reliance Jio’s LYF Flame 1 4G smartphone with VoLTE and VoWiFi launched: Price, specifications, features

By about 11 hours ago.

Reliance Jio’s LYF Flame 1 4G smartphone with VoLTE and VoWiFi launched: Price, specifications, features

After launching the LYF Earth 1, LYF Water 1, and the LYF Water 2, Reliance Digital has quietly launched the first smartphone in its Flame series. The LYF Flame 1 is an entry-level smartphone, and it is listed on the Reliance Digital website, with a price tag of Rs 6,490. As with all the LYF smartphones, the LYF Flame 1 too will be available at Reliance Digital's offline stores.  You can also choose the on-demand shopping app Grofers to have the smartphone delivered at your doorsteps. More →
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Toshiba invests $30 million in Hyderabad factory to keep up with growing demand

By on February 5, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

Toshiba invests $30 million in Hyderabad factory to keep up with growing demand

Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) today announced completion of a major 3-billion Yen investment (around $30 million) at its Hyderabad factory, an expansion which would enable it in meeting the growing domestic and global demand. The investment has boosted production capacity for transformers up by 50 percent and established a new line for production of 'New Technology' switchgears like gas insulated switchgears and solid insulated switchgears. More →
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Opinion

Here’s how Apple could take over emerging markets with its refurbished iPhones

By on February 5, 2016 at 5:08 PM.

Here’s how Apple could take over emerging markets with its refurbished iPhones

For users in the US, Apple has a trade-in program that lets them hand over their older iPhones for store credit, which can then be used to upgrade to a newer iPhone. Apple is now believed to be making a few changes to this program. Apple Store's Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program will now let users return iPhones with damaged screens, cameras, or buttons, and still get store credits, 9To5Mac reports. The company's reasoning behind this change is to encourage iPhone users to opt for upgrades, instead of just going for repairs. More →
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Government planning to offer SIM cards to foreigners arriving in India on an e-visa

By on February 5, 2016 at 4:42 PM.

Government planning to offer SIM cards to foreigners arriving in India on an e-visa

Foreigners visiting India with e-tourist visa are likely to be given mobile SIM cards soon with the Home Ministry giving its in-principle approval to the proposal for promotion of tourism. The Tourism Ministry's proposal was discussed by the Foreigners Division of the Home Ministry threadbare and given its nod as part of the larger goal of attracting more tourists to India. More →
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