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OnePlus 2 Gets a Price Cut

OnePlus on Monday announced price revision for the OnePlus 2 smartphone which will now retail at $349 (approximately Rs. 23,700) for the 64GB model. Prior to this, the OnePlus 2 64GB model was priced at $389 in the US. We can expect the company to make an announcement for the Indian market shortly. Until the time, the OnePlus 2 in ... Read More »

Jack Dorsey Says He Will Make Twitter Less Confusing

Major changes are coming to Twitter. The CEO of the microblogging platform, Jack Dorsey, admitted during the company’s earnings call that the way many things on Twitter work is confusing and driving people away from the platform. But Dorsey assured the investors that Twitter will fix conversations – replies – amongst other things to make Twitter easier, less clunky, and ... Read More »

FreeCharge Launches 5 Day Shopping Festival to Promote FreeCharge Go

In a bid to boost adoption of its recently launched virtual card, Snapdeal-owned payments platform FreeCharge has gone live with its five day FreeCharge Go Shopping festival, which will be held from 11 to 15 February. As part of FreeCharge Go Shopping festival, the platform is giving away a 25 percent cash back on payments made using its Go card, ... Read More »

Microsoft Skype Teams Up With Paul McCartney for Love Mojis

Sir Paul McCartney, a musician who gained fame as one of the members of popular music band The Beatles, has helped Microsoft with the audio for the 10 new love-inspired ‘Mojis’. The new Valentine’s Day Mojis come as a part of the Skype app update that’s avaialble for Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS. Some of the Mojis included in ... Read More »

HBO Now Has 800,000 Paying Subscribers Since April Launch

HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year. The figure was revealed by HBO CEO Richard Plepler in a conference call following the release of parent Time Warner Inc.’s quarterly earnings results. The gains ... Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Update Finally Rolling Out With New Emojis

WhatsApp users on Android have finally started receiving an update that adds much-awaited new emojis to the app. WhatsApp for Android version 2.12.441 is gradually being made available to download via Google Play, adding a number of emojis with new facial expressions as well as new characters. We can expect the update with new emojis to rollout soon in India. ... Read More »

Storyful Editor to Join Facebook to Manage Journalism Partnerships

The managing editor of News Corp’s social media news agency Storyful said on Wednesday she is leaving to manage journalism partnerships at Facebook Inc, as the social network broadens its push into news. Aine Kerr said in a blog post on Storyful’s site that she would leave later this month. She linked her announcement to a separate post from Storyful ... Read More »

Twitter’s CEO Making Big Product Changes, but Users Not Wowed

Since returning to Twitter Inc in July, Chief Executive, Jack Dorsey has made a handful of dramatic changes to the micro-blogging service – and promised more. But the new features so far have been unsuccessful at doing the one thing Wall Street wants most: getting more people to use the service. Analysts say Twitter’s stock price, which has reached record ... Read More »

FarmVille Creator Zynga Says Will Release a Single Game This Quarter

“FarmVille” creator Zynga Inc forecast lower-than-expected bookings in the current quarter, as the company expects to release only one game in the period. The company forecast bookings in the range of $150 million-$165 million (roughly Rs. 1,019 crores – Rs. 1,121 crores), below the average analyst estimate of $177.3 million (roughly Rs. 1,205 crores) expected by research firm FactSet StreetAccount. ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Calls Andreesen’s ‘Anti-Colonialism’ Comments ‘Upsetting’

Marc Andreessen, a prominent venture capitalist and Facebook Inc board director, apologised on Wednesday for tweets that condemned the Indian government for banning the social media company’s free Internet service. India introduced rules on Monday preventing Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the Web, effectively dismantling Facebook’s Free Basics programme, which offers a ... Read More »