Delhi emerges as top-ranked state in internet readiness index

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Delhi has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of overall “internet readiness” due to better e-infrastructure and e-participation, according to a survey conducted by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm Nielsen. As per the report, titled

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus launched in India; starting price Rs 57,900

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For all you Samsung loyalists- the much awaited Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have finally hit the Indian shores. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900 while the S8 Plus is priced at Rs 64,900 and the smartphones are available

Apple reportedly to launch three iPhones this year

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of iPhone, and Apple reportedly is planning to celebrate the occasion by breaking the norm of launching two iPhones and instead launch three iPhones. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg report says, “Apple is preparing

Yahoo makes its task management bot ‘Captain’ available on Facebook Messenger

Yahoo has launched its ‘Captain’ bot for Facebook Messenger now. Launched last month as a SMS-based bot assistant to help families stay organized. The bot helps manage lists and reminders for family members via text message. While developers generally build bots for messaging

YouTube lowers the bar to 1K subscribers to livestream from smartphones

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Why wait for 10,000 subscriber base, when you can live stream your video content even with 1,000 subscribers? Yes, you read that right! YouTube has reduced the threshold of 10,000 subscribers to 1,000 subscribers for broadcasters to live stream directly to

Paytm rolls out food wallet to take on Sodexo & Ticket Restaurant

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Paytm has launched Food Wallet feature on its app, which allows companies to offer tax-free food allowance to its employees. The wallet meant precisely for corporates will compete directly with existing players like Sodexo and Ticket Restaurant which issue physical coupons

Airtel introduces Reliance Jio-like offers to retain users

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With Reliance Jio’s unstoppable offer extensions, it’s time for the incumbent operators to pull up their socks. Last month Airtel introduced a Surprise offer, giving away up to 30GB for three months. Now the company is extending the plan with

Government launches ‘BHIM-Aadhaar Pay’ app to boost digitization wave

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In a bid to further boost the digitization wave in the country, the government has launched BHIM-Aadhaar Pay, which allows payment through thumb impression. The new app links the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile application with biometric platform Aadhaar, which

New leaks reveal key details about Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus

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Though Xiaomi had already released a teaser of its upcoming Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus smartphones, but some unofficial leaks doing the rounds online seem to have added to the excitement around the new devices. Ahead of the official launch on April

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to launch on April 19 in India

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For all of you, who have been eagerly awaiting Samsung’s latest flagship devices — Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the company has confirmed its India launch date to be April 19. India, get ready to #UnboxYourPhone! Samsung #GalaxyS8 #GalaxyS8Plus, #IndiaLaunch.

Google launches food delivery & home services app- ‘Areo’ for Indian market

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Without much hullabaloo, Google has launched a new food delivery and home services aggregator called Areo for the Indian market. The Android application for hyperlocal delivery and home services provides users with one-touch access to restaurants, beauty salons, and other home maintenance or

Amazon India gets digital wallet licence; to take on Paytm and Flipkart’s PhonePe

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Online marketplace Amazon India has been granted licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate a prepaid payment instrument (PPI), becoming the latest entrant into the country’s growing FinTech segment. “We are pleased to receive our PPI license from

Going cashless may have turned easy, but not worry-proof

BANGALORE, INDIA: A brief study, by the Centre for Software and IT Management at IIM Bangalore,

Karnataka govt launches women safety app ‘Suraksha’

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In a bid to ensure better safety for women in the city, the Bangalore Police has launched a

Vodafone files complaint with TRAI claiming RJio is ‘still’ luring customers

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The raging competition in the Indian telecom sector is simply refusing to subdue. Though Reliance Jio has

Flipkart and Micromax partner to co-design mid-range smartphones

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After grabbing the much-needed investment of $1.4 billion from Microsoft, Tencent, eBay, Flipkart has now partnered

LeEco shelves plans to acquire Vizio because of ‘regulatory headwinds’

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Chinese electronics giant LeEco has abandoned its plans to acquire US-based TV maker Vizio as announced, the

‘Make in India’ hasn’t been able to uphold the domestic mobile handset brands much

Soma Tah There’s no denying of the fact that ‘Make in India’ efforts by the government

Google reportedly to invest in $880mn LG for Pixel 2’s OLED display

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For those awaiting the next iteration of Pixel range, Google is reportedly planning to invest over $880

Google adds ‘fact check’ in its search results to combat fake news

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In the face of the ever-increasing menace of Fake news, Google has added a fact check tool