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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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    Nintendo’s Miitomo Hits Japan on March 17

    Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile app, will launch in Japan on Thursday next week, the companyannounced via Twitter on Friday morning. (Also see: Nintendo Ignores India, Most of the World for Miitomo App Registration) The “free-to-start” app – which translates to inclusion of in-app purchases – will let you create an avatar through which you can […]

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    Jabong’s hires show focus on marketplace model

    Gurgaon-based Jabong, owned by GFG, largely runs on an inventory-led model—the company buys the stock before selling. A marketplace model is one where a firm connects customers to third-party sellers on its platform and is thus less capital-intensive. Jabong has hired Ranjan Kant as its chief marketplace officer, indicating the online fashion retailer’s plan to […]

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    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to offer start-up tips at IIT-B on 19 January

    At IIT-Bombay, Travis Kalanick will speak to entrepreneur hopefuls on how to build a business, drawing parallels from his own entrepreneurial journey, and “what it takes to build the world’s fastest-growing start-up”. Photo: AFP Mumbai: Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and chief executive officer of taxi-hailing service Uber Inc., the most valuable start-up, will be in […]

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    Android 6.0 Marshmallow Now on 2.3 Percent of Active Devices: Google

    Google’s latest publicly available version of Android mobile and tablet operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, last month finally made it to 1 percent of active devices in five months after its release to Nexus devices. The new Marshmallow version in the company’s updated Google Play distribution data for the seven-day period ending March 7 has […]

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    Google Search ‘Destinations’ Helps You Plan Entire Vacations on Mobile

    With smartphones around, it’s always easier to search for your next vacation and even plan one from the phone itself. Google’s new Destinations feature is aimed to make planning a complete vacation even easier on your smartphone. The new feature works right from the Google Search on the smartphone which will allow you to browse […]

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    Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days Sale: What’s On Offer

    Flipkart’s second ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale of the year has kicked off, where the online marketplace is offering discounts on smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets. In addition to these deals, consumers shopping on Flipkart until Wednesday can also get an additional 10 percent extra discount on every purchase made via State Bank of India (SBI) […]

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    Oppo R9, R9 Plus Camera-Focused Smartphones Set to Launch on March 17

    Oppo since last week has been teasing the Oppo R9 and the Oppo R9 Plus camera-focused smartphones in China. It has also been posting teasers on its Weibo account touting the handsets’ VOOC fast charging. However, it has finally posted an image confirming when it will be launching the duo. The Chinese tech firm, as […]

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    US Appeals Ruling on Accessing Data in New York iPhone Case

    Calling a New York judge’s ruling “an unprecedented limitation” on judicial authority, the Justice Department asked a Brooklyn federal court on Monday to reverse a decision that said Apple Inc. wasn’t required to pry open a locked iPhone. The government’s 45-page brief comes a week after US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein issued his decision in […]

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    China Criticises US Restrictions on Telecom Giant ZTE

    China on Tuesday criticised a move by Washington to slap restrictions on one of the country’s biggest telecommunications equipment companies, ZTE, for violating US trade sanctions on Iran. The US Commerce Department said ZTE Corp. and related companies set up a scheme to circumvent sanctions and “illicitly export” controlled items to Iran, violating US laws. […]

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    Flipkart bets on large appliances to power next stage of growth

    Flipkart started selling large appliances again in early 2014, nearly a year after it was forced to withdraw these products because of customer complaints about late deliveries and poor quality of products. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart Ltd is banking on sales of high-priced products such as television sets, refrigerators and […]