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Line Gets Group Voice Calling for Up to 200 Users

Line Corporation, better known for its instant messaging application Line, has rolled out group voice calling to its Android and iOS apps (with v5.11), and desktop app for Windows (with v4.5). Although one-on-one video and voice calling have been there in the Line app for some time, the update now lets users voice call more than one person at a ... Read More »

Direct Tax Mop Up at Rs 5.54 Lakh Cr, Indirect at Rs 5.69 Lakh Cr: Government

New Delhi: Government has collected Rs 5,54,179 crore from direct tax as on February 29 and Rs 5,69,056 crore from indirect tax as on January 31 this fiscal, Parliament was informed today. According to revised estimate, Rs 7.52 lakh crore was estimated to come from direct taxes (corporate, and income tax) and another Rs 7.03 lakh crore from indirect taxes (customs, ... Read More »

Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp. Microsoft’s new database product will work with the Linux operating system. The move is the latest to show Microsoft’s increasing ... Read More »

WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Fix for Bug That Took Up Unused Storage Space

WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for its iPhone app that brings crash fixes, as well as a fix for an issue that caused extra storage to be used. Redmond pie reports that an earlier WhatsApp for iPhone update added ability to send and receive PDFs though the same update also had an issue as some users noticed the ... Read More »

White Bread, Corn Flakes Intake Push Up Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming foods and beverages with a high glycemic index, such as white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice, is linked with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, says a study. Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the quality of dietary carbohydrates, defined by how quickly blood sugar levels are raised following a meal. The link between ... Read More »

Wall Street Snaps Up Shares in Late-Day Scramble

Wall Street moved higher on Thursday, adding momentum to a recent recovery as the energy and financial sectors emerged into positive territory for the year. The S&P 500’s increase was the most recent in four weeks of mostly steady gains that have left the index down 2.5 percent in 2016 after the worst January since 2009. It was the second ... Read More »

Honda Increases Prices Across Range by Up to 79,000

Following the Union Budget 2016, now Honda has also announced a price hike across its range in India. Effective from March 1, 2016, the levy of ‘Infrastructure Cess’ announced in Union Budget 2016 – 17 translates into an increase of up to 79,000 for Honda cars in India. One must note, Tata Motors, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki have already announced ... Read More »

Uber Racked Up Big International Losses During 2014 Expansion

The international business of Uber, the US-based ride-hailing service, lost $237 million in 2014, a big increase on a deficit of $31.9 million the previous year, as the company expanded around the globe. The figures, the latest available, were disclosed in an official filing lodged with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce last month. Uber’s international headquarters are in Amsterdam. Although ... Read More »

Levelled Up in a Game? Kiip Wants to ‘Reward’ You for It

Feeling happy after completing a gruelling workout or levelling up in a mobile game? Mobile advertising startup Kiip is looking to capitalise on that moment, by offering you a discount coupon. Kiip, which expects to be valued at $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,729 crores) in the next two years, offers companies the choice to reward people who use some gaming, ... Read More »

Lava Planning to Set Up R&D Facility in Hyderabad

Domestic mobile handset manufacturer Lava plans to set up a research and development (R&D) facility in Hyderabad. A company official on Thursday said this would be their second facility and would be bigger than the existing one in Bengaluru, which employs 400 people. Sandeep Dongre, senior vice president and hub head, east, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, told reporters that they ... Read More »