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LinkedIn India User Base Doubles in 4 Years to Cross 50 Million

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on Tuesday said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country. India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US. Globally, the professional networking platform has over 562 million members. “Our members-first, localised approach has helped us cross the 50 million mark in India. We are at the beginning ... Read More »

Meizu 16 Plus front panel leaks to reveal ultra-thin bezels

Meizu CEO Jack Wong will announce the next flagship, called Meizu 16, on August 26. There is more than a month until the unveiling of the series, but a Weibo user just showcased the front panel of the Plus-sized variant of the device. The new phone will have practically no bezels on the side and extremely thin top and bottom ones. ... Read More »

Weekend PC Game Deals: A chance to build your own Telltale and Daedalic bundles

Weekend PC Game Deals is where the hottest gaming deals from all over the internet are gathered into one place, every week, for your consumption. So kick back, relax, and hold on to your wallets. The Humble Store has introduced another Build Your Own Bundle this week, and the games up for grabs are from Telltale. The offer has 19 games from the ... Read More »

IIMs face fresh threat to autonomy as HRD ministry seeks more control

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The HRD ministry is deliberating whether the government should have a say on the appointment of an IIM chairman. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The government is framing rules to partially control how the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) function to curb potential misuse of the powers accorded to the board of the elite B-schools under the ... Read More »

Surface Phone Fans Urge Microsoft to Release the Rumoured Device With Change.org Petition

Surface Phone enthusiasts are running a petition on Change.org to persuade Microsoft to reverse its reported decision to cancel its unannounced dual-screen computing device, the media reported. All the fans of Windows Phone want Microsoft to release the Surface Phone or “Surface Andromeda Phone Project” that has been leaking out lately with the phone screen that can turn into a tablet, the petition read. “The original writer ... Read More »

Love Jawa motorcycles? Anand Mahindra wants you to come to ‘Jawa Day’: Details

Every automobile enthusiast in India is pretty excited about the comeback of the Jawa brand. The Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra, Anand Mahindra is also excited about the re-launch of the brand and keeps tweeting about Jawa on Twitter. After commenting that the Jawa bikes will be launched later this year in the Indian market, Anand Mahindra has asked Jawa ... Read More »

Xiaomi Plans to Enter US Market Next Year, Says Ties Will Help Avoid Trade Tensions

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi is set to enter the US next year The company is considering the US market “very attractive” Xiaomi’s Senior Vice President Wang Xiang confirmed the development Xiaomi is aiming to enter the US a long time after gaining success in India and China. The company also recently entered Europe and the UK. The Beijing-based smartphone maker that sells its Mi and ... Read More »

HTC to Slash 1,500 Jobs for ‘More Effective and Flexible Resource Management’

HIGHLIGHTS Job cuts indicate fresh hiccups for the struggling HTC HTC employs 6,450 staff globally The layoffs will be completed by the end of September Smartphone maker HTC plans to slash around a quarter of its global workforce through job cuts at its manufacturing unit in Taiwan, in a bid to better manage resources as the company continues to battle dwindling sales. ... Read More »

2018 iPhone With 6.1-Inch Display to Cost $600: Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Apple iPhone 9 price tag to fall in the $600-700 range, analyst predicts The company will keep making iPhone models with LCD displays Apple Watch 4 expected to sport a larger screen Three new Apple iPhone models are expected to be launched this year in September, and noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (now with TF International Securities) has already been providing details ... Read More »

Facebook Patents Tech That Records Ambient Audio From Client Devices to Measure Ad Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS The patent shows tech that turns your mic on to record how you watch ads Facebook can embed high-pitched audio signals emerging from your TV The social media giant has denied the claims It is not surprising when Facebook users think that the social media giant is spying on their conversations. While a large number of people believe that Facebook secretly ... Read More »