Daily Archives: August 5, 2017

Huawei to join offline expansion bandwagon in India

Riding on the success of its “Honor” sub-brand, the time is ripe for the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei to ramp up its offline presence in India, especially in tier II and III cities, says a top company executive. Xiaomi already has two exclusive retail stores Mi Home in Bengaluru while Lenovo-owned Motorola on August 3

Google testing publishing platform similar to Snapchat

Alphabet Inc’s Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat’s “Discover” platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday. Google’s project, dubbed “Stamp,” is in the early stages of testing with publishers, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Tech firms

WannaCry hero faces 40 yrs in jail for hacking, asked to pay $30k for bail

The 23-year-old British cyber security expert who was arrested in the US on charges of banking malware fraud has been granted bail under conditions that he pay $30,000 and not leave the country. However, Marcus Hutchins who was hailed as a hero after he discovered a ‘kill switch’ that put brakes on the fast-spreading ‘WannaCrypt”

Now, Facebook to slip in posts by local politicians in your News Feed

Amid allegations of fake news on Facebook affecting election results, social networking giant Facebook is testing a feature that slips “top posts” from local politician’s into your News Feed. The feature will appear not more than once per week, and only for users who follow at least one local, state or federal representative from their


To establish better communication with the people through the social media like Facebook, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met the Facebook policy programme manager (South Asia) Nitin Saluja in Dheradun on Friday. Later, Saluja had addressed a workshop attended by the Government officers on how to have effective communication with the people through social media

Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite C, its first offline-exclusive smartphone in India; priced at Rs 7,777

Coolpad on Friday launched its first offline-exclusive smartphone in India. Called the Note 5 Lite C, the smartphone is priced at Rs 7,777. It will be available for purchase from August 5 at 3,000 multi-brand stores across eight states: Delhi NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.