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FreeCharge Partners ePaisa to Strengthen Offline Payment Network

Digital payments platform and wallet player FreeCharge announced Friday its partnership with Mumbai-based PoS (point-of-sale) software and payments solution provider ePaisa. The partnership will enable offline payments on ePaisa’s network spanning thousands of retailers, quick service restaurants, stores and home delivery companies in India, the company said. Customers paying through the FreeCharge wallet will also be able to avail of ... Read More »

Indonesia Warns Messaging Apps to Drop Same-Sex Emoticons

Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country. In a letter to the president, the New York-based group said the government should publicly ... Read More »

Uber Agrees to Settle ‘Safe Rides Fee’ Lawsuit for $28.5 Million

Uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle litigation brought by customers who alleged the ride hailing service misrepresented the quality of its safety practices and the fees it charged passengers, the company said on Thursday. The two proposed class action lawsuits said Uber charged passengers a “Safe Rides Fee” of as much as $2.30 per trip to support ... Read More »

Samsung to Bundle Free Gear VR Headset With Galaxy S7 Pre-Orders: Report

A new report from Netherlands claims that Samsung is looking to offer a free Gear VR headset to every pre-order of the Galaxy S7 as well as Galaxy S7 Edge. Android World reports that Samsung in Netherlands will offer the free Gear VR headset to all users who place the pre-orders for the new Samsung high-end Galaxy phones between February ... Read More »

BlackBerry 10 Users Start Receiving Update to Fix Android Runtime Bug

BlackBerry last month released an update for its BlackBerry 10 users that bumped the OS version number to 10.3.2.2876. Soon after updating to the new BlackBerry 10 OS version, several users claimed that they were unable to delete Android apps. “Upon uninstalling an Android application, the application icon is removed from the home screen, however, the application is still installed ... Read More »

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S Retail Box to Double as Cardboard VR Headset: Report

Alcatel is seemingly planning a major push to the nascent virtual reality technology category. The joint venture with France’s Alcatel-Lucent plans to make use of the retail box which would ship with its upcoming Android handset OneTouch Idol 4S as a VR headset, according to a report. Alcatel has found a good use for the retail box that you usually ... Read More »

Dr Lal PathLabs Q3 Profit More Than Doubles to Rs 61 Crore

New Delhi: Diagnostic services provider Dr Lal PathLabs on Saturday reported over two-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 60.82 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2015. The company had posted a net profit after taxes and minority interest of Rs 22.66 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, Dr Lal PathLabs said in a ... Read More »

Ramky Infra Q3 Loss Narrows to Rs 12 Crore

New Delhi: Ramky Infrastructure’s net loss has narrowed down substantially to Rs 12.35 crore in the quarter ended December 31, 2015, due to a high income and a low finance cost. The company had posted a net loss of Rs 133.09 crore for the corresponding period year ago. Its total income rose to Rs 349.49 crore in third quarter from Rs 304.56 crore in the ... Read More »

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note to Be Available Without Registrations From Monday

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note has been available under flash sale model since last month. On Wednesday however, Lenovo India announced that the Vibe K4 Note will be available without any registrations starting Monday. Lenovo India in a press statement confirmed the plans and added that the Vibe K4 Note received over 1.1 million registrations on Amazon India. The company also ... Read More »

HTC One M10 Tipped to Feature 5.2-Inch QHD Display

LlabTooFeR, a developer turned reliable HTC tipster, now claims that the upcoming HTC One M10 smartphone will feature a 5.2-inch display. The information contradicts the 5.1-inch display suggested by days ago by Evan Blass, another tipster. “HTC Perfume is going to have 5.2” WQHD screen instead of reported earlier 5.1” screen ;),” tweeted LlabTooFer earlier this week. Nothing else was ... Read More »