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LG Nexus 5X Listed on Amazon India Ahead of Launch

Google is widely expected to launch new Nexus smartphones – believed to be dubbed Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P – at its September 29 event in San Francisco. The yet-to-be-announced LG Nexus 5X however may have been leaked by an online retailer already. Amazon India has listed the LG Nexus 5X 16GB variant as ‘Currently unavailable.’ The listing potentially spills ... Read More »

Backblaze’s Cheap Cloud Storage Service to Take on Amazon, Google, and Microsoft

Backblaze, which is popular for offering unlimited backup storage services, has announced a new cloud service called Backblaze B2 that is at least 4 times cheaper than Amazon’s S3, Microsoft’s Azure, and Google Cloud Storage. The biggest pitch of the Backblaze B2 is its pricing. It costs just $0.005 per GB of storage, compared to Amazon’s S3 and Microsoft Azure ... Read More »

Gmail Gets ‘Block’ Sender Feature, Android App Adds Easy ‘Unsubscrib

Google on Tuesday introduced two much-needed features to its Gmail service that would now let users block email IDs and unsubscribe from newsletters with a few clicks. As a part of the latest Gmail update, people using Gmail on the Web would now be able to block specific email addresses in Gmail just with couple of clicks. Once blocked, all ... Read More »

Telcos Oppose Trai Proposal to Compensate Users for Call Drops

Telecom operators have opposed telecom regulator Trai’s proposal to compensate users for call drops even as consumers backed it strongly. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had earlier this month floated a consultation paper seeking public comments on a proposal suggesting service providers should compensate mobile subscribers for call drops and poor quality of services. This proposal of Trai ... Read More »

Gionee Pioneer P3S With Android 5.1 Lollipop Launched at Rs. 5,999

Gionee on Wednesday further expanded its smartphone portfolio with the launch of the new budget handset Pioneer P3S. Priced at Rs. 5,999, the Gionee P3S will be going on sale in India this week. The Gionee Pioneer P3S is an upgrade over the existing Pioneer P3 model that was launched in December 2013. The Pioneer P3S comes with slightly bigger ... Read More »

Red Dwarf Stars Giving Clues to Planet Formation

Australian astronomers have discovered disks of gas and dust around two relatively close red dwarf stars that could reveal clues about the formation of planets. A team from the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales detected the disks – which are about 380 million light years from Earth – by chance using a powerful telescope while ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone Go Price in India Announced as Rs. 7, 999

Asus ZenFone Go smartphone finally has a price tag in India, and it’s Rs. 7,999. The new ZenFone-series handset is now available via the company’s exclusive stores apart from other retail stores and Flipkart. The Taiwanese company had last month listed the Asus ZenFone Go on its official website as well as on Flipkart. The company was rumoured to be ... Read More »

Flipkart Hires Honchos From Amazon, Google, Microsoft

Leading e-retailer Flipkart on Tuesday announced it hired senior executives from its rival Amazon, search engine Google and global software major Microsoft by scouting for best talent on a global scale. “Dan Rawson from Amazon has joined as head of customer logistics and supply chain ecosystems, Ravi Byakod from Google as director of engineering and Anand Lakshminarayana from Microsoft as ... Read More »

Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P Names ‘Confirmed’ by Retail Box Leak

New leaked retail box images have claimed that the upcoming Nexus smartphones will indeed be called Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, in line with earlier leaks. We are less than a week away from Google’s September 29 event where the company is expected to reveal the new Nexus hardware. Many of the details about specifications and design of the upcoming ... Read More »

Groupon Slashing 1,100 Jobs in New Retrenchment

Online deals giant Groupon said Tuesday it was cutting some 1,100 jobs over the coming months in another sign of cooling in the once-hot sector. Groupon also said it would be ending operations in several markets around the world including Morocco, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay, following recent exits from Greece and Turkey. The streamlining aims ... Read More »