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Apple seeks relaxed labelling laws before manufacturing in India

Apple Inc has sought relaxed labelling rules from the Indian government so that the Cupertino-based company doesn’t have to print product-related information directly onto devices, a major business daily reported on Thursday citing an unnamed official. Currently, Indian law requires that certa...

29 December, 2016 | More »

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Delhi HC bars Intex from selling Aqua smartphones

Intex Technologies, an Indian mobile, IT and consumer electronics company, has been barred by the Delhi High Court from selling its Aqua smartphones and accessories due to a trademark infringement case filed by smaller rival Aqua Mobile, a financial daily reported. The interim injunction was issued ...

28 December, 2016 | More »

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PremjiInvest-backed Cyanogen to shut down services on December 31

Cyanogen, the startup that made a popular custom version of Android, has announced that it is shutting down operations and will stop releasing nightly builds of the software by the end of the year. “As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly build...

26 December, 2016 | More »

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TCL to unveil BlackBerry devices at Consumer Electronics Show

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCT) will be unveiling the new BlackBerry devices at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). An annual trade show, CES will be held on January 4 next year in Las Vegas. With a mobile handset product portfolio that includes devices from Alcatel and...

23 December, 2016 | More »

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Apple in talks to start manufacturing in India

Apple Inc. is in talks with the Indian government to explore options for manufacturing its products in the country, a media report said on Tuesday. The company outlined its plans in a letter to the government last month and sough financial incentives, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing two sen...

20 December, 2016 | More »

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Intex appoints former Max Life executive as marketing head

Consumer electronics company Intex Technologies has hired Sumit Sehgal as its chief marketing officer, according to a press statement. Sehgal was previously heading the marketing division at Max Life Insurance. In his new role at Intex, Sehgal will lead the brand transformation and conceptualise all...

15 December, 2016 | More »

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Motorola launches all-metal body Moto M starting Rs 15,999

Lenovo-owned smartphone-maker Motorola on Tuesday announced the launch of its all-metal body Moto M for Rs 15,999 for the 32GB and 3GB RAM variant and Rs 17,999 for the 64GB variant and 4GB RAM model. The smartphone which was launched in China last month will be available in India exclusively on Fli...

13 December, 2016 | More »

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POS machines to be installed at 13K train ticket counters

To encourage cashless transaction, Railways will install card swipe machines at parcel booking offices and all ticket reservation counters in all major stations. Besides POS (Point of Sale) machines will also be installed at suburban railway stations to help people purchase seasonal and monthly tick...

10 December, 2016 | More »

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More than a quarter of users abandon wearable devices, says Gartner

Smartwatches and fitness trackers stand the risk of being abandoned rather fast. A latest survey by research firm Gartner Inc. has found that the abandonment rate of smartwatches is 29%, and that for fitness trackers is 30%, because people do not find them useful, get bored of them or they break. &#...

7 December, 2016 | More »

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Wearables market grows by 3% in Q3; Fitbit, Xiaomi beat Apple: IDC

Global wearables market grew by 3.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016 with fitness bands registering a double digit growth. The wearable shipments crossed the 23 million mark in the quarter, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device ...

7 December, 2016 | More »