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LG V30+ logo leaked, may launch alongside the V30 on August 31
LG has already announced its plans to launch the flagship V30 on August 31, and now the latest rumour hints at the unveiling of the V30+. Noted leaker Evan Blass shared an image what of appears to be that of an official logo of the V30+. Though this isn't the first time we're hearing that LG plans to launch a V30+ smartphone.
Idea, Vodafone lose customers, Airtel adds users in July: COAI
Four private telecom operators, including Idea Cellular and Vodafone, lost 43.7 lakh customers while Bharti Airtel added 6 lakh new users in July 2017, the data published by industry body Cellular Operators Association of India showed. Total mobile customer base of five COAI members that include Aircel and Telenor declined by 37.74 lakh to 82.6 crore in July from 83 crore at the end of June. The extreme financial stress being experienced by the industry currently is likely to show its impact in these numbers.
Clearing myths about matrimonial sites in India
The Indian matrimonial industry is growing at a decent pace with average growth between 20 percent-30 percent year-on-year. More and more people are now encouraged to register on matrimonial sites. Earlier, people used to believe that they will not be able to find the perfect match on such sites. The growing count successful marriages happening through Matrimonial sites, is changing the perception. This is totally wrong perception that the staff members of these matrimonial sites are too pushy to sell the paid memberships.
Strategy is to satisfy customers looking for economy products: Coolpad
With a base of 150 million 4G feature phone users, India is currently placed behind China and the US. For Coolpad, our strategy is to continue satisfying the demands coming from those looking for economy products, Du added. Since Coolpad has strong R&D capability and has the capacity to manufacture high-end products, we have also started launching high-end products. Going ahead, Coolpad is even open to rolling out 'Cool Play 6' in the offline market.
Volkswagen's electric microbus to enter markets by 2022
German automotive MNC Volkswagen has announced that it will build an electric version of its Microbus which will be launched in the market by 2022. The concept has been slightly tweaked from the original version, which was sold in North America between 1950 and 1980, with the batteries to be mounted under the floor, reports The Verge.
HTC Vive gets Rs 16,000 price-cut in India, now available at Rs 76,990
HTC Vive has announced a price-cut of Rs 16,000 for Vive in India. Now Vive will be available for Rs 76,990 instead of Rs 92,990. Vive is offering a free trial of Viveport Subscription on purchase of the Vive headset. HTC Vive uses Valve's Steam VR tracking and input technologies for its VR experience. HTC Vive headset features high quality graphics, 90 frames per second video and high audio fidelity.
Such a promising growth is a clear reflection of increasing trust in this sector. More and more people are now encouraged to register on matrimonial sites.
The Indian matrimonial industry is growing at a decent pace with average growth between 20 percent-30 percent year-on-year. Earlier people used to believe that only those who are not able to find the partner through traditional way register with these matrimonial websites. Earlier, people used to believe that they will not be able to find the perfect match on such sites. The growing count successful marriages happening through Matrimonial sites, is changing the perception.
Nandan Nilekani playing critical role in trying to clean up Infosys mess
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is learnt to be playing an active role behind the scenes to try and resolve the Infosys imbroglio. Nilekani isn't expected to take a formal position in Infosys, even in a non-executive post. He has been behind the scenes supporting N R Narayana Murthy, Infosys's first CEO. NR Narayana Murthy has sought the board's response on former CFO Rajiv Bansal's unusually high severance pay.
Sony owes Xperia owners a refund over faulty water resistance
If your hardware is recent enough to be covered under warranty, you should also get a year-long extension of that coverage. Just be sure to have records of your contact with Sony's support - owning a broken phone isn't enough to qualify by itself. If you bought one of the older phones, you've probably replaced it. Here, Sony could pay hundreds of dollars per person. It won't make up for the time spent getting your phone fixed, but it could soften the blow.
Five reasons that make Android Oreo a win-win situation
This fondness is set to transpire into the smartphone segment as well, with the introduction of the Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest release of the platform that is smarter, faster and more powerful than ever. It also helps minimize unintentional overuse of battery from apps in the background; these limits keep your battery going longer. Once powered up, Autofill on Android Oreo remembers things like logins to quickly get users signed into their favorite apps.
Deepika Padukone dons a mask for Asian Paints' new ad
Like in a twisted plot of a classic thriller film, it is almost impossible to guess which product category Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone is endorsing in the latest advertising campaign of Asian Paints. The film, created by advertising agency Contract, opens on a movie set where Padukone puts on a mask immediately after shooting a scene, leaving the crew perplexed. Here, the viewer is introduced to the product Royale Atmos, a new range of paints offered by Asian Paints Limited.
Why is there such a big clamour for Nandan Nilekani's return to Infosys?
There is a growing clamour for bringing former Infosys chief executive Nandan Nilekani back to the company. Several experts and advisory firms have said Nilekani's return could restore order at the company which is in a crisis after CEO Vishal Sikka's exit. Latest to join the chorus for Nilekani's return are leading domestic institutional investors. At this stage, Nilekani appears to be the only man who can rescue Infosys because he knows it intimately.
Scientists create reusable boron nitride foam that soaks up carbon dioxide
Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have created a reusable boron nitride foam that soaks up carbon dioxide, and may be used in air filters and as gas absorption material. Researchers at Rice University in the US discovered that freeze-drying hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) turned it into a macro-scale foam that disintegrates in liquids. Adding polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) into the mix transformed it into a far more robust and useful material.
4G smartphones demand in emerging markets spurred growth in Q2: Gartner
Strong demand for 4G devices in emerging markets like India, helped smartphone sales grow 6.7 per cent to 366.2 million units in April-June 2017 as compared to year-ago period, as per data from research firm Gartner. North America accounted for 11 per cent or 40 million smartphones in the June 2017 quarter. This is translating into higher demand for mid-priced smartphones. Gupta said there is a concern about rising component costs, as well as limited supply, due to the reduced availability of critical components.
China automaker Chery won't take M&A route for planned overseas growth: CEO
He did not give a time-frame or the investments needed to attain his overseas growth target. Chery sells electric and gasoline vehicles and also has joint ventures with Jaguar Land Rover Ltd and Kenon Holdings. It says on its website that it is the most popular Chinese automobile brand overseas, having exported 88,081 units in 2016. Chery currently has a global distribution network of over 1,100 outlets with showrooms in countries such as Turkey, Morocco, Brazil and Argentina.
Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas
Identity theft is reaching epidemic levels, according to a fraud prevention group, with people in their 30s the most targeted group. A total of 89,000 cases were recorded in the first six months of the year by UK anti-fraud organisation Cifas. ID theft accounts for more than half of fraud recorded by Cifas, a not-for-profit organisation that shares fraud prevention tips between businesses and public bodies.
India one of the top targets of web application attacks: Report
India ranks eighth among countries most frequently targeted for web application attacks and stands fifth on the list of source countries, with close to 12 million attacks sourced from the country, a new report said on Wednesday. The rise, which was followed after three quarters of decline, was mainly attributed to 'PBot' malware which emerged as the foundation for the strongest DDoS attacks.
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We will not breach trust of our users: UCWeb
Reacting to media reports of leaking mobile data of its Indian users to China, the Alibaba-owned browser UCWeb on Wednesday said it would never breach the trust of its users. According to media reports, the government was looking into allegations that Alibaba's UC Browser leaked mobile data of its Indian users. UCWeb said that it was a standard industry practice to collect user information and data in necessary scenarios to provide users with localised services.
Twitter may aid disaster response in real time: Study
Twitter and other social media platforms can help track natural disasters in real time and alert first responders of the areas that need urgent aid, scientists say. With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes. While local governments and relief organisations can measure a community's ability to respond to a disaster or measuring its impacts after, they can not monitor the effects in real time.

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