Tag Archives: Launches

BoJ Launches Negative Rates, Already Dubbed a Failure by Markets

Tokyo: The Bank of Japan’s negative interest rates came into effect on Tuesday in a radical plan already deemed a failure by financial markets, highlighting Tokyo’s lack of options to spur growth as global markets sputter. The central bank, which announced the shock decision on January 29, will charge banks 0.1 per cent for parking additional reserves with the BoJ ... Read More »

Samsung Launches Exynos 7 Octa 7870 SoC for Mobile Devices

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its latest Exynos mobile processor – the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 (aka Exynos 7870). Some might find the name familiar as the processor was spotted in a recent benchmark result listing for the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphone. Samsung announced it will mass produce the SoC in Q1 of 2016. The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 ... Read More »

Line Shuts Down MixRadio; Launches Foodie Photography App

Line Corporation, better known for its messaging app Line, on Tuesday made couple of major announcements. The company said it would be shuttering its MixRadio music streaming service in the “coming weeks” and also launched a new app for Android and iOS dubbed as Foodie – Food Photography. The company in a blog post on Tuesday said that it carefully ... Read More »

ICICI Bank Launches Appathon With Visa, NPCI, and IBM

ICICI Bank on Tuesday announced the launch of a virtual mobile app development challenge, and is calling on India’s developer community to create the next generation of banking apps on mobile. Announced in partnership with Visa and NPCI, and hosted on the IBM Bluemix platform, ‘ICICI Appathon’ offers over 50 APIs from the BFSI sector (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) ... 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 Launches Windows 10 Update History Portal to Highlight Changes

Microsoft on Tuesday released a new update (build number 10586.104) for Windows 10 to fix a number of bug fixes including security vulnerabilities in its Edge Web browser. The Redmond-based company also launched a dedicated portal on which it now showcases all the features and changes it seeds with the new Windows 10 update. Since the release of Windows 10 ... Read More »

BitTorrent Launches Peer-to-Peer Streaming App for Apple TV and iOS

c If you were disappointed with the absence of BitTorrent apps on iOS device or Apple TV, things are finally starting to turn in your favour. OnAir Live Developers has released OTT News for Apple’s digital media device as well as iOS that utilises BitTorrent’s signature peer-to-peer technology. This is the first app on Apple TV and iOS to use ... Read More »

Canonical Launches BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet

As the world embraces the power of two-in-one computers, Canonical is also not sitting behind. On Thursday, the company, best known for providing commercial support to the open-source Ubuntu Linux distribution, unveiled the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet that can also serve as a full-fledged desktop computer when connected to a keyboard and mouse. Made by Spanish manufacturer BQ, ... Read More »

Tech Mahindra Launches Mobile Gaming-Focused Twitch Rival, mSportz

Tech Mahindra Ltd has launched a mobile gaming live streaming platform called mSportz. According to the service’s official website, the platform aims be the “leading live streaming platform for mobile gaming, aiming to connect the world’s 1 billion mobile gamers.” Essentially, the app will let you share gameplay from your smartphone or tablet with others the world over. This isn’t ... Read More »