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Indian Smartphone Market Hit by GST Awareness, Should Bounce Back Next Quarter: IDC

After witnessing slow growth in the first two quarters of this year, the Indian smartphone market is preparing for a bumper period owing to the upcoming festive season, a new report said on Wednesday. According to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), 28 million smartphones were shipped to India in Q2 (April-June) – marking just 3.7 percent Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) growth and a ... Read More »

Adobe Flash will die by 2020, Adobe and browser makers say

Adobe Flash, one of the most controversial elements of the web, will be phased out by 2020, Adobe said Tuesday. Browser makers, including Microsoft and Google, simultaneously announced plans for a gradual phaseout over the next few years. Adobe said that enough progress had been made within open web standards like HTML5 that it was time to phase out Flash. “Adobe and ... Read More »

Beyonce ‘breaks the internet’ by posting first picture of her twins

Beyonce shows off her twins on Instagram CREDIT: BEYONCE/INSTAGRAM There was always going to be only one photo that could inspire more excitement on the internet than the one Beyonce posted showing her baby bump – and that was one of her newly born twins. The pop star has now duly delivered, sharing a photo of herself holding her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, who were born ... Read More »

Halli Labs, a Four-Month-Old Bengaluru-Based AI Startup, Acquired by Google

Halli Labs, a Bengaluru-based company that specialises in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), has been acquired by Google. The startup came into existence barely four months ago. The Halli Labs team will be joining Google’s Next Billion Users effort, the Internet giant’s initiative to bring the next billion users from emerging markets like India online. This is said to be the first acquisition of an ... Read More »

India’s first Dalit University to be established in Hyderabad by 2018

In a first, the Telangana government has plans to set up a university only for Dalit students. A proposal is under consideration to establish an exclusive university for Dalit students in Hyderabad. Representative image In a first, the Telangana government has plans to set up a university only for Dalit students who are aiming to pursue their post-graduation in the ... Read More »

WeChat Go SIM Card Launched by KPN, Lets Users Chat on the Go in Europe

Chinese tourists can now use the popular WeChatmessaging app while soaking up the sights in Europe this summer thanks to Dutch telecom provider KPN. KPN said Thursday it has teamed up with Chinese technology giant Tencent as well as Internet video operator Sunway Culture Media “to launch the WeChat Go SIM card for Chinese tourists travelling to Europe.” WeChat, known as Weixin in ... Read More »

GATE 2018 to be conducted by IIT Guwahati, exam in February

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 will be conducted by the IIT Guwahati. The exam will be held on February 3-4 and February 10-11, 2018. The GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website will open the enrollment, application filling and application submission on September 1. The official notification is expected to release by next month. IIT Guwahati had conducted ... Read More »

NEET 2017: Telangana rank list released by KNR university, Lakkimsetti Thrinath is state topper

KNR University of Health Sciences, Telangana had declared the results for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 on June 23 and Lakkimsetti Arnav Thrinath has scored the highest among all students in Telangana. Thrinath, who is from the OBC category, has secured the rank 14 in NEET with a score of 685. Closely following in second place among Telangana ... Read More »

500 new seats added by Delhi University for non-collegiate courses

500 new seats added by Delhi University for non-collegiate courses A new teaching centre has been set up by the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) of DU, increasing the seats by 500. NCWEB offers BA and BCom courses, MSc (Mathematics) and MA in 13 subjects. DU Admissions 2017 A new teaching centre has been set up by the Non-Collegiate Women’s ... Read More »

Sony Mobile “Xperia XZ Premium” by TMW Unlimited

The Straits Times and Sony Mobile Singapore are giving away a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone worth $1,098 to one lucky winner. The Xperia XZ Premium is Sony’s flagship phone, with a 4K HDR display and a camera with an ultra slow-mo feature. To enter this contest, tell us in your own words:What’s the first feature of the Xperia XZ ... Read More »