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New RBI chief moots SMS-based fund transfers, P2P electronic money transfers & more

Raghuram Rajan, in his first interaction as the new governor for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), mentioned that RBI plans to implement a national giro-based ‘Indian bill payment system’ that will enable households to use bank accounts to pay their school fees, utility bills, medical bil...

4 September, 2013 |More »

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Nokia patent move may mean big payoff post Microsoft

Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp, but by hanging on to its valuable patent portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone makers. Microsoft agreed on Tuesday to pay 3.79 billion euros for Nokia’s handset business and ...

4 September, 2013 |More »

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Saviour or slayer? Either way, Nokia’s Elop a contender for Microsoft chief

When a British bookmaker installed Stephen Elop as favorite to take over the soon-to-be-vacant CEO slot at Microsoft Corp last week, most tech observers laughed it off as a publicity stunt. But Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s handset business, announced late on Monday, has suddenly made ...

4 September, 2013 |More »

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Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s mobile handset business for $7.2B

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it would buy Nokia’s mobile phone business for 5.44 billion euros, and the Finnish firm said its CEO, Stephen Elop, would join Microsoft when the transaction closed. Finland’s Nokia, once the undisputed leader in mobile phones, has been struggling to respon...

3 September, 2013 |More »

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Opera browser sees central role in Facebook-led Internet.org

Norwegian Internet browser maker Opera Software expects its data-light mobile phone browser will play a central role in a Facebook-led project aimed at bringing Internet access to third-world consumers, Opera’s CEO told Reuters. The project, called Internet.org, was launched last week by Faceb...

2 September, 2013 |More »

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App Tracker: Bringing out the hidden photographer in you

All of us have at one time or the other tried out our hands at some form of photography. Some of us go on to become professional photographers, while others are left taking their own ‘selfies’. And yes we can use the word selfie now, even Oxford Dictionaries online quarterly update has added it ...

30 August, 2013 |More »

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Global Payments, Dialog Axiata partner to launch mPOS solution in Sri Lanka

Global Payments Asia-Pacific Ltd, a leading card payment processor and Dialog Axiata PLC, a telecommunications service provider in Sri Lanka, have partnered to launch a mobile payment solution that turns a smartphone or tablet into a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminal. According to the company, it...

29 August, 2013 |More »

Appy-Pie

DIY app developing platform Appy Pie secures $10,000 from Kickstarter

Delhi-based ONS Interactive Solutions Pvt Ltd, which offers a cloud-based do-it-yourself (DIY) app developing platform Appy Pie, has raised $10,000 from Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects in sectors like technology, arts and films. Founded in January this year by Abhinav Girdhar, ...

29 August, 2013 |More »

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Vuclip develops new technology for buffer-free video viewing on mobile

Vuclip, the world’s largest independent mobile video and media firm, has developed a new streaming technology which it claims will offer a buffer-free video viewing on mobile devices. The company said its Dynamic Adaptive Transcoding Technology enables users to watch videos without the annoyance o...

27 August, 2013 |More »

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S Mobility improves margins but revenue down in Q4 as handset unit continues to shrink

S Mobility (formerly Spice Mobility Ltd) saw strong earnings for the fourth quarter ended June 30 as both handsets and mobile services business churned out segment profits butt overall revenues was down as handset business continued to decline. The firm saw net sales decline to Rs 445.5 crore in the...

27 August, 2013 |More »