Daily Archives: March 7, 2018

Computex 2018 begins from Wednesday with focus on AI

In a rare coming-together of IT cognoscenti, India and Taiwan are collaborating in organising the global ICT and Internet of Things (IoT) show Computex 2018 and the Smart Asia trade expo here from Wednesday. The March 7-9 event at Convergence India 2018 will be held in Pragati Maidan here and will showcase next-generation solutions in

Blackberry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging app patents

Canadian multinational company BlackBerry Limited on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against social media giant Facebook, alleging that the platform and its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram infringed on BlackBerry messaging app patents. BlackBerry claimed that the company’s proprietary and patent-protected messaging product BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), was a cornerstone of modern mobile communications. The company is now

Apple fans finding iPhone X ‘too expensive’ for upgrade

Unlike what Apple had expected, the response to its super premium iPhone X has been lukewarm as many existing users believe that the device is too expensive, a top analyst with asset management firm Piper Jaffray has said. “According to Apple news site PED3.0, Michael Olson, a senior researcher with Piper Jaffray found that 44

Regulatory policies must change to cater to digital world: TRAI chief

Policies of the physical world cannot be simply “exported” to the digital world which is seeing rapid technological advances such as artificial intelligence (AI) and convergence of devices, Trai Chairman R S Sharma said today. Speaking at Convergence India 2018, he noted that while there is convergence of pipes as also communication devices, the advent

Samsung to export India-made phones

In a boost to the government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme, Korean major Samsung plans to start export of India-made smartphones to Europe, Middle-East and Africa very soon. The company is more than doubling its production capacity to 12 million (1.2 crore) devices per month against nearly 5 million (50 lakh) at present. The move

Telecom industry body COAI seeks apology from Reliance Jio for making ‘false allegations’

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has demanded an apology from Jio for making false allegations that, it says, have tarnished the industry body’s reputation, and warned the new telco not to threaten it with legal action without basis, escalating a bitter public spat between the two over the regulator’s predatory pricing tariff order.