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Snapdeal Acquires Letsgomo to Strengthen Mobile Platform

Aiming to further strengthen its leadership in the mobile commerce domain, Snapdeal has acquired Letsgomo Labs, a mobility solutions company, a top official of the e-commerce major said on Monday.Mobile is one of the key growth drivers of e-commerce in the country. It has been a key focus area for Snapdeal as well. The company in a statement said that ... Read More »

Google Play Gets Its First ‘Free App of the Week’ Promotion

Following the launch of its Family section last week, Google Play has used the new section as the host of its first ‘Free App of the Week’ promotion. While other app stores, including Apple’s App Store and Amazon’s Appstore for Android, offer similar promotions, this is the first time Google has done so. The first ‘Free App of the Week’ ... Read More »

Sony Confirms Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Overheating Issues, Promises Software Fix

Another high-end smartphone featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is in the news for overheating issues. Sony’s recently launched Xperia Z3+ (launched as the Xperia Z4 in Japan) smartphone is reportedly facing overheating issues and the company has acknowledged the issue alongside announcing a possible fix coming this summer.Sony Netherlands has told GSMInfo that it “recognises the problems.” The Japanese company further ... Read More »

You Have Enough Spectrum, Now Address Call Drops: Prasad to Telcos

Doing some plain speaking on call drops, Indian Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday asked mobile operators to walk the extra mile to reinforce their systems as they have enough spectrum to provide telephony services without interruption.The minister said he has asked sectoral regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to suggest a disincentive mechanism to tackle the problem, ... Read More »

Celkon Millennia Q452 With 4.5-Inch Display Listed on Company Site

Celkon’s new Millennia Q452 smartphone is now listed on the company website with specifications. The firm is yet to announce the smartphone officially along with its price and availability details.The Celkon Millennia Q452 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device which runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. The handset features a 4.5-inch (480×800 pixels) WVGA IPS display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz ... Read More »

Intex Says Banking on Mobile Phone Business for Growth

Intex Technologies has said that it is riding on the success of its handset business to scale up its revenue. “Nearly 70 percent of our turnover comes from the mobile phone business. We have grown 100 percent from the last year to reach a turnover of Rs. 4,000 crores ($625 million) in 2014-15 and at least Rs. 2,800 crores came ... Read More »

Germany Says Grappling With Hacker Threat

Germany’s defence minister warned of the growing threat of cyber-attacks as a newspaper reported that malware had been found on the parliamentary-office computer of Chancellor Angela Merkel. The report came a few weeks after it emerged that hackers had attacked the Bundestag’s (lower house of parliament) computer system. Speaking to newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen ... Read More »

Bethesda’s E3 2015 Conference: Bethesda, and More

The biggest video game event of the year, E3 was off to a rousing start. Bethesda, the company behind franchises such as Doom, Wolfenstein, and Fallout hosted its first E3 press conference and it was solid. Over the years, most E3 events have devolved from showcasing gameplay footage and release dates to simply showing off pre-rendered, computer generated trailers that ... Read More »

Networks Must Improve for Iraq to Be Internet Transit Hub

A more reliable terrestrial broadband network could enable Iraq to become a transcontinental transit route for Internet traffic, a senior executive at one of two firms providing submarine connectivity to the war-torn country told Reuters. Iraq is ideally located to carry Internet traffic between Asia and Europe and built a submarine cable landing station at Al Faw on Iraq’s Gulf ... Read More »

Your Social Media Reading Habits Reflect Your Personality: Study

Your social media activity reveals much more about you than you imagine, a study indicates.A new study by Fractal Analytics and BuzzStream – both digital analytics platforms – establishes the connections between gender, education, political leanings, and preferred publications of Facebook users, reported. It found that across all publications studied, from the BBC and Fox News, to Wired andBuzzFeed, ... Read More »