Tag Archives: Launches

Yahoo Launches E-Sports Arena to Win Video Game Fans

Yahoo launched an online arena for eSports Wednesday in a challenge to venues hosted by YouTube and Amazon-owned Twitch. Yahoo Esports will feature live tournaments, commentary, features, interviews and more tailored for the booming trend of video games as spectator sports. “We’re approaching our coverage of eSports with the same tenacity and professionalism we always have with Yahoo Sports, News ... Read More »

WhatsApp Launches Android Beta Testing Program on Google Play

WhatsApp for years has been releasing new version of the app via its website as well as signed APK files before the release hits the Google Play store. This allowed WhatsApp to make required changes as well as fix bugs, if any, in the app ahead of a broader availability. One of the biggest disadvantages of the process was the ... Read More »

iPhone Graphics Chip Maker Launches GPU Aimed at Affordable Handsets

Imagination Technologies, the makers of graphics processors utilised in the A-series SoCs used in Apple’s iPhone models, on Monday unveiled its new PowerVR Series8XE GPU family targeted at the affordable mobile segment. The company believes that the new GPU family will set a new standard for performance, power, and area in cost-sensitive markets. “When looking at the current state of ... Read More »

MWC 2016: SanDisk Launches USB Type-C Flash Drive, New MicroSD Cards

Amidst smartphone and tablet launches, SanDisk Corporation at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2016 trade show launched its SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C flash drive for mobiles, tablets, laptops, and other compatible devices. The company also launched two new microSD cards. The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive is available to buy from Amazon and other leading retailers. The new drive ... Read More »

Truecaller Launches TrueSDK to Simplify User Registrations

At a press conference in Bengaluru on Thursday, phone directory app Truecaller announced the launch of TrueSDK, which enables third-party app users to sign up with their Truecaller profile and also verify their phone numbers. TrueSDK helps users quickly utilise their Truecaller credentials to log in to third-party apps and verify their phone numbers (if required), saving them time. The ... Read More »

Twitter Launches Gif Image Search for Tweets, Direct Messages

Twitter Inc’s introduction of a search function for moving images commonly used on social media prompted users of the website on Wednesday to tweet their own pictures expressing enthusiasm over the feature. Twitter said on Wednesday in a blog post that users could search and browse a GIF library when composing a tweet or direct message. A GIF, short for ... Read More »

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 »