Reliance Jio to offer free Wi-Fi at 6 stadiums for T20 World Cup

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio will offer free Wi-Fi services during the T20 World Cup across six stadiums in the country. The services, under the name JioNet, would be available to the spectators of the cricket matches in Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, IS […]

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First impression: Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung’s annual refresh, the Galaxy S7, looks sexier than its predecessor, the S6. And that says a lot about the shift in Samsung’s design philosophy. The silver version, though, seemed a fingerprint magnet. In the limited time I spent with the S7, two things come to mind, the first being the camera. The rear 12-megapixel […]

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Samsung S7, S7 Edge launch could trigger price war

The fight for dominance in the smartphones market between the two global giants — Samsung and Apple — is not new. In the past two years, the battle has spread to new territories such as India. And, with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, offered at aggressive prices, Samsung on Tuesday opened another front. According to […]

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Microsoft bets big on huge SMB base in India

Global technology giant Microsoft is betting big on India’s 40 million strong small and medium business (SMB) base for the next level of growth in the country, with its ‘mobile first’ solutions. With the country moving ahead with 3G and 4G technology and most small businesses taking asmartphone first approach, Microsoft believes that it is […]

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Panasonic launches T50 smartphone at Rs 4,990

Panasonic on Thursday, introduced the T50 based on the company’s SAIL interface. It will be available at a price of Rs 4,900 in Midnight Blue, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold colour variants, the company said in a statement. The device features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it houses […]

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Uber turns to Bengaluru’s tech talent to beat Ola

San Francisco-based ride hailing company Uber was forced to develop a mechanism for accepting cash payments from customers in India, given the extremely low penetration of credit cards in the country. Seen as an inconvenience at first, the company has exported the solution to other emerging markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia. To mine the […]

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Facebook buys filters app Masquerade to counter Snapchat

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Ola to extend auto service to eight more cities

Even as rival Uber shut its auto-rickshaw service it piloted in Delhi late last year, domestic rival Ola is aggressively expanding its auto service in newer cities. The Bengaluru-based taxi aggregator which is backed by Tiger Global, Softbank and Chinese taxi hailing service Didi Kuaidi is now planning to launch the service in eight more […]

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Harry Potter Creator JK Rowling Releases First Instalment of New Web Series

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling Tuesday released the first instalment of a four-part online short-story series titled ‘History of Magic in North America’. The latest writing from the 50-year-old celebrated author tells the magical history of America and is available to read on her ‘Pottermore’ website. The first piece is titled ‘Fourteenth Century – Seventeenth […]

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