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Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has Barra boots to fill as global VP

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Xiaomi Inc. has elevated India head Manu Kumar Jain as global vice president at a time when the Chinese handset maker is in the middle of a purple patch in the country, emerging as the second-largest smartphone seller. “Manu, congratulations from the entire Xiaomi family on your promotion to vice ...

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Google takes on Amazon Echo, adds voice-activated shopping

Tech giant Google has added another feature to Google Assistant-powered Google Home smart speaker which would allow users to shop for products online. Google Home users can now order products from a litany of retailers including Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart and Bed Bath & Beyo...

17 February, 2017 | More »

Apple to start manufacturing in India by April with iPhone SE

Apple to start India manufacturing soon with iPhone SE

Apple India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of Cupertino-based Apple Inc., will soon start assembling iPhones in India at a plant in Bangalore being set up by its Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp, a financial daily reported on Friday. Wistron will assemble units of the iPhone SE starting April t...

17 February, 2017 | More »

Chinese brands now account for 1 in 2 smartphones sold in India

In Charts: Chinese brands now account for 1 in 2 smartphones sold in India

Chinese smartphone vendors, which have been gaining prominence in India thanks to a bevy of aggressively-priced models, continued to wrest market share from home-grown players and multinational manufacturers in the October-December quarter. Their share in the local smartphone market touched a whoppi...

17 February, 2017 | More »

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The workhorse is back: Nokia 3310 set to return this month

Finnish startup HMD Global will launch a modern version of the legendary Nokia 3310 at the Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona later this month, media reports said on Tuesday. The device will be priced at €59 (Rs 4,175), said a report in Venture Beat, which was first to report the develo...

15 February, 2017 | More »

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Paytm’s Sharma, Mahesh Murthy on cloud 9 as Musk hints at summer launch for Tesla

It was just a 23-character tweet. But it came from Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric vehicles giant Tesla Motors. And it was enough to leave the poster boys of India’s startup community euphoric. In response to a question from an apparent Tesla fan, who asked, “eagerly waiting for ...

8 February, 2017 | More »

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Will the big-battery Zenfone 3S Max power Asus’ fortunes in India?

Taiwanese handset maker Asus on Tuesday launched its Zenfone 3S Max smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 14,999, the phone will be available starting today at both retail outlets as well as e-commerce portals. With the Zenfone 3S Max, Asus is betting not only on its heavy-duty 5,000 mAh battery, but al...

7 February, 2017 | More »

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Apple set to start manufacturing in Bangalore

Apple India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of Cupertino-based Apple Inc., is set to start initial manufacturing operations in Bangalore, with the Karnataka government issuing a press release “welcoming the move.” Apple is likely to assemble iPhones at a plant being set up by its Taiwanese manuf...

3 February, 2017 | More »

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Note ban, iPhone 7 drive Apple’s India revenue to all-time high

Cupertino-based Apple Inc. posted an “all-time record revenue” in India in the October-December quarter, the iPhone-maker’s CEO Tim Cook said during a post-earnings call on Wednesday. The Apple chief added the results were especially impressive given “the demonetisation move in I...

2 February, 2017 | More »

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Samsung blames battery glitches for Galaxy Note7 explosions

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics on Monday said faulty batteries caused its popular Galaxy Note7 handsets to overheat and explode, a glitch that led to one of the biggest-ever recalls in the consumer electronics industry and put a significant dent in Samsung’s brand value. At a press con...

23 January, 2017 | More »

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