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Windows Platform Fails To Curb Nokia’s Slide

Smartphone sales at Nokia dropped by almost a third in the fourth quarter as initial sales of the key Windows Phone platform failed to counter a slide in shipments of its older operating system. However, the sharp decline was not as bad as analysts had predicted, even if the initial relief bounce fa...

27 January, 2012 |More »

TRAI Exempts Machine-To-Machine, Person-To-Machine Messages From 200 SMS Limit

Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India (TRAI) has exempted the machine to machine and person to machine messages from the limit of 200 SMS per day per SIM. The provisions of ‘The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010’ issued by TRAI on 1.12.2010 came into force o...

25 January, 2012 |More »

Nokia Sells Media Advertising Business

Finnish group Nokia has sold its media advertising business to a US startup Matchbin as it focuses on core businesses, a company spokesman said on Friday without disclosing detail of the deal. Matchbin renamed itself as Radiate Media after acquiring the Nokia business, which employed 180 staff at a ...

25 January, 2012 |More »

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Smartphones Power Record Samsung Profit, But Apple Still Leads Q4 Sales

Samsung Electronics Co posted a record $4.7 billion quarterly operating profit, driven by booming smartphone sales, and will spend $22 billion this year to boost production of chips and flat screens to pull further ahead of smaller rivals. The South Korean firm, the world’s top technology firm...

25 January, 2012 |More »

Apple’s $100B Reserve Ripe For Spending

As Apple reaches $100bn in cash reserves, there is no shortage of suggestions about what it should do with its vast hoard. While the sum may be enough to buy Facebook or cover Greece’s debt payments for the next two years, the favourite option among analysts and investors is to start paying divide...

25 January, 2012 |More »

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Apple Returns To Form, Blows Wall Street Targets Away

Apple Inc’s quarterly results blew past Wall Street’s expectations after US. consumers snapped up near-unprecedented numbers of iPhones and iPads, sending its shares up 8 per cent into record territory. The world’s most valuable technology corporation returned to form after a rare ...

25 January, 2012 |More »

InMobi & Perform Announce Mobile Ad Sales Partnership For Goal.com In Africa

Mobile ad network InMobi has inked a mobile ad sales partnership in Africa with digital sports media group Perform, for its football news website Goal.com, the world’s largest football website which claims to have over 20 million monthly unique users. This partnership covers all African traffic to...

24 January, 2012 |More »

Snapdeal Now On Mobile; COD Also Available

Daily deals site Snapdeal has launched its mobile site. The new WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) portal works on every mobile phone (that has internet) and allows users to browse through products by selecting different categories (that also have sub categories) that include Today’s Deal (shows ...

23 January, 2012 |More »

TRAI Issues Directions To Telcos On Blocking Bulk International SMSes

For a while now the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been trying to solve the problem of SMS/call spam. Last year it came out with new guidelines for telemarketers in the hope to curb SMS spam, but that didn’t work out very well. This was because promotional SMSes were now being ro...

23 January, 2012 |More »

M-payment: What Is Holding It Back In India?

With more than 600 million active mobile phone users in the country, it is but natural to expect that mobile phone will be one of the key tools for processing electronic payments in India. However, it is yet to gain traction even among consumers who are actively paying for products and services purc...

23 January, 2012 |More »