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Indian Smartphone Market Seen to Be Maturing With Falling Demand: Survey

Country’s smartphone market is showing signs of maturity as lesser number of consumers are planning to buy new devices in the next one year, says a survey. “Smartphone market has reached maturity…the percentage of consumers planning to purchase a smartphone in the next 12 months has dropped from a peak of 80 percent in 2014 to 68 percent,” the survey ... Read More »

Apple Set to Gain Approval to Open Retail Stores in India: Report

Apple has been lately making moves to get approval to open its own retail stores in India, as it seeks to tap the second biggest smartphone market in the world. In the meanwhile, Tim Cook, the company’s chief executive, was recently quoted saying that Apple was was looking to bring its retail stores to the country. Now, a new report ... 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Apple Asks Top US Court to Reject Samsung Appeal

Apple has asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss Samsung’s appeal in the blockbuster patent case between the two smartphone giants, saying the ruling followed “well-established” legal precedent. A filing Thursday from the California giant came in response to Samsung’s appeal seeking to overturn a $548 million (roughly Rs. 3,720 crores) award for patent infringement related to copying features from ... Read More »

Apple to Soon Accept Broken iPhones in Its Trade-In Program: Report

Apple may soon allow you to trade-in your damaged iPhone for a store gift card. According to a report, the company has updated its iPhone trade-in program to accept old iPhone models – the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus – with damaged screen, home button, and camera sensors. In the meanwhile, Apple has tied up with at ... Read More »

Tim Cook ‘Confirms’ Apple Looking to Open Retail Stores in India

Apple is getting serious about India. The iPhone maker sees the country as one of the most important growth areas, Tim Cook, company’s chief executive was cited as saying. Cook also confirmed that Apple is in early stages to bring its official retail stores in India. As Apple worries of slowing growth in its main markets, the Cupertino-based giant is ... Read More »