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SoftBank Confirms Oyo Rooms Has Acquired Zo Rooms

In an earnings presentation posted on its website on Wednesday, SoftBank-funded Oyo Rooms has officially confirmed the acquisition of its rival, Tiger Global backed Zo Rooms. Founded in 2014 by Paavan Nanda, Siddharth Janghu, Abhishek Bhutra, Tarun Tiwari, and Chetan Chauhan, Zo Rooms has a presence in 54 cities, 800 hotels and claims over 249,000 bookings made on its services. ... Read More »

Twitter Woes Deepen as User Base Fails to Grow

Twitter’s woes deepened Wednesday as the struggling messaging platform said it failed to add users in the past quarter, adding to concerns it is lagging in the fast-moving world of social networks. The San Francisco group said its base of monthly active users was 320 million at the end of last year, unchanged from the previous quarter. And excluding those ... Read More »

TSMC Says Quake Impact on Shipments Marginal

Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where a quake hit early on Saturday, affecting no more than 1 percent of first-quarter shipments. The world’s biggest contract chipmaker has one of its largest and latest 12-inch wafer production facilities in the city of Tainan, where a 6.4-magnitude ... Read More »

Imagination Tech CEO Steps Down; Warns of Operating Loss

Imagination Technologies, a supplier of graphics technology to Apple, said its chief executive Hossein Yassaie had quit, departing as the British company warned it would make an operating loss this year. Non-executive director Andrew Heath had been appointed interim chief executive, the company said on Monday, adding that it would take steps to cut operating costs, including the sale of ... Read More »

‘Moto by Lenovo’ Branded Moto G, Moto X Prototypes Spotted

Lenovo last month had confirmed plans to overhaul the Moto brand to “Moto by Lenovo”. Now, the first two possible phones of the revamped brand have been spotted in leaked images. Fan group HellomotoHK had recently shared images of the purported Moto G 2016 and Moto X 2016 prototypes. In the leaked images, the Moto G and Moto X prototypes ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Specifications Tipped in Leaked Benchmark Results

Last month, Samsung was reported to be working on a ‘Pro’ version of its Galaxy A9 smartphone. The firmware of the handset with the codename SM-A9100 was said to be under works. However, no information on its specifications or features was revealed at that time. Now the smartphone has purportedly gone through GFXBench benchmarking website revealing some specifications. As per ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Z5 Reportedly Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

Sony has reportedly started seeding the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its latest flagship model, the Xperia Z5 smartphone. To recall, the handset launched with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The OTA firmware update is said to have started reaching Sony Xperia Z5 handsets in Turkey and will soon reach the Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium models. The ... Read More »

BlackBerry Layoffs Point to Shift Away From Phones

In what appears to be part of its retrenchment from making phones, BlackBerry said Friday that it has laid off “a small number of employees” at its head office here and in Florida. John S. Chen, the company’s executive chairman and chief executive, is shifting BlackBerry to a company largely based on selling software and services to businesses and governments. ... Read More »

HTC One M10 Leaked Image Shows One A9-Like Design

More details about HTC’s Perfume, believed to be the flagship One M10 smartphone, had surfaced recently on the Internet. Now, serial tipster Evan Blass has shared an image of the One M10 aka Perfume smartphone that’s claimed to show the front panel of the device. In the image, the rumoured Perfume smartphone looks strikingly similar to the HTC One A9, ... Read More »

iPhone 5se, New MacBook and iPad to Sport Rose Gold Colour Variants: Report

Last month it was reported that the 4-inch iPhone 5se would be arriving in the same colour variants as the iPhone 6s – Silver, Space Gray, and Rose Gold. A new report now confirms the previous claims but with a small twist. Details about the upcoming MacBook, Apple Watch and iPad colour options have also been tipped. According to Japanese ... Read More »