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Truecaller crosses 100 million user base, with 45 million Indians

Helped by strong growth in number of users in India, phone directory app Truecaller said it has crossed the 100 million userbase milestone.   Truecaller allows users to identify unknown numbers, block unwanted calls, and search contact information among people and businesses.   The app has also doubled its daily new users in less than
  • 4 Dec, 2014
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Sony reportedly planning stylish watch made entirely out of e-paper

Next year could see the release of a Sony watch made out of e-paper, according to a report in Bloomberg. The watch is said to prioritize style over the functionality of complex wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch and Sony SmartWatch, using e-paper for both the face and the wristband. The precise e-paper technology is
  • 27 Nov, 2014
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Nokia comes back from the dead with a new tablet

Nokia has been teasing a new product for several days, but very few would have guessed that the product in question would be an Android-powered premium 7.9-inch tablet, and that’s exactly what it is.   The N1, revealed on Tuesday, is the Finnish firm’s first piece of hardware since it sold its phone business to
  • 19 Nov, 2014
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WhatsApp now has over 70 million active users in India

Mobile messenger service WhatsApp’s user base in India has grown to 70 million active users, which is over a 10th of its global users, its business head Neeraj Arora said on Sunday.   “We have 70 million active users here who use the application at least once a month,” Arora, a vice-president with WhatsApp, said
  • 3 Nov, 2014
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Google Launches Fitness Application

Google has launched the Fit app for Android, which works similarly to the Apple Healthkit which comes pre-installed with iOS 8 devices.   Launched yesterday, the app already has over 5,000 downloads and has a 4-star rating at the time of writing.   As stated on the Google blog, Google Fit helps users become more “active, aware
  • 29 Oct, 2014
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Softbank Group to invest Rs.3,762 crore in Snapdeal

Snapdeal on Tuesdaysaid Japanese telecom giant Softbank will invest USD 627 million (about Rs.3,762 crore) in the company, becoming the largest shareholder in the online marketplace major.   This is the largest investment made by a single investor in an e-commerce company in India. Other existing investors have also participated in this round of investment
  • 28 Oct, 2014
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Govt aims to make $15 billion IoT industry in India

Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest buzz phrase in tech and the Indian government wants to make a $15 billion industry out of it by the year 2020. Internet of Things, or IoT, can be loosely described as a network of inter-connected devices that can be accessed through the Internet. For instance, with IoT,
  • 27 Oct, 2014
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Important announcements in Apple Event

iOS 8.1 and Yosemite   Apple Pay will be out on October 20th   Apple Pay, the company’s NFC-enabled payment system, rolls out Monday, October 20th. Since its announcement last month, 500 more banks have said they will work with Apple Pay, Tim Cook said. “We believe Apple Pay is going to be huge,” he
  • 17 Oct, 2014
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New Nexus 6

The new smartphone, called the Nexus 6, boasts a nearly 6-inch screen, eclipsing the 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus that Apple began selling last month.   Google is charging a comparable price for the Nexus 6, with prices beginning at $649 for a phone without a wireless contract commitment. That’s $300 more than
  • 17 Oct, 2014
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Android 5.0 Lollipop features and its update for your device

Google unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop at its I/O Developer   In June Conference, though at the time it was referred to as Android L. The operating system is the most drastic change to Android since the release of Ice Cream Sandwich in late 2011. Lollipop features a redesigned user interface referred to as Material Design,
  • 16 Oct, 2014
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