Samsung Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ launch, InFocus Vision 3 launch, Ola acquires Foodpanda and more: Daily news wrap

Here are the top news of the day.

  • Published: December 19, 2017 9:31 PM IST

The day was full of big news, take overs and launches. Where Apple appointed a new head of India sales after the custom duty hike in the country, Infocus and Samsung launched some new smartphones. Ola also has a big share of the day’s headlines with its acquition of Foodpanda. Additionally, Reliance Jio also extended the deadline of its cash back offer. Here’s the day’s news in brief.

Apple’s new India sales head

In a sudden development, Apple India sales head Sanjay Kaul put in his papers, and the company named Michel Coulomb as new head of sales for the country.

Ola acquired Foodpanda India

Ola today announced the acquisition of Foodpanda. Neither of the companies announced what the deal is worth, but reports claim that it is likely to be a ‘stock-based acquisition at under $50 million’. Ola also committed to investing a further $200 million in the company.

InFocus Vision 3 launch

InFocus launched the Vision 3, which has become the cheapest smartphone with an 18:9 display. Priced at Rs 6,999, the smartphone will go on its first sale tomorrow at 12:00PM exclusively on Amazon India.

Reliance Jio extends cashback offer

Reliance Jio has extended its cashback offer on recharge of Rs 399 or above till December 25. Jio had announced its triple cashback offer in November, and last month announced plans to extend it until December 15.

Samsung Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ launch

Today, Samsung also unveiled the newGalaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018). The two smartphones will be available in early January, with pricing and availability varying by markets worldwide.


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  • Published Date: December 19, 2017 9:31 PM IST