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Apple Acquires PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand-Based Wireless Charging Firm

HIGHLIGHTS Apple has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi The deal amount has not been disclosed PowerbyProxi specialises in wireless charging technologies based on Qi Apple that recently introduced wireless charging to its smartphone lineup has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum. According to a report in stuff.co.nz on Wednesday, Apple bought PowerbyProxi which specialises in wireless ... Read More »

Gionee Says Firm on Manufacturing Plans Post Demonetisation

Handset maker Gionee today said it is firm on its plans manufacturing mobile phones in India despite disruptions due to demonetisation. “Yes of course, we are committed to Make in India and planning to set up a manufacturing unit spread across 50 acres in Faridabad at a cost of Rs. 500 crores,” Gionee India CEO and Country Head Arvind Vohra ... Read More »

Google Pixel Was More Popular Than iPhone 7 During Black Friday Sales, Claims Analytics Firm

Users made the most of the big discounts during the Black Friday sale last week – which extended over the weekend till Cyber Monday. Deep discounts on tech products saw users lapping up smartphones and tablets in huge numbers, and the newly released iPhone 7 and Google Pixel saw an increase in sale numbers – or specifically, new device activations. ... Read More »

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

  A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being sold in the US that transmitted personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Several such reports have emerged over the years, and conspiracy theories usually point to the Chinese government being the ultimate beneficiary of the data. The software company in ... Read More »

Samsung Electronics CEO Says Firm Must Learn From Crisis

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Chief Executive Kwon Oh-hyun on Tuesday said the South Korean tech giant must improve, as it reels from the costly withdrawal of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Without referring directly to the failure of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7s, Kwon said in a statement Samsung employees should look back and ask whether they had been complacent ... Read More »

Intel Buys Movidius, the Machine Vision Firm That Powers Google Tango

  Intel announced Project Euclid, at its Intel Developers Forum last month, based on company’s RealSense perceptual computing platform. With this announcement the company made it clear that it is serious about the concept of computer vision. Now, the company has gone ahead further and announced that it is going to acquire computer vision chipmaker Movidius. Movidius as a chipmaker ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Rush to Beat Apple Sees Firm Trip on Quality Control

  In its rush to beat rival products to market, notably Apple’s new iPhone, Samsung Electronics has accelerated new phone launch cycles, but its haste is raising concerns that it fell short on quality testing. Since last year, the South Korean firm, the world’s largest maker of smartphones, has brought forward the launch of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ... Read More »

NSE Lists Renewable Energy Firm KKVAgro Powers On SME Segment

Mumbai: Leading stock exchange NSE on Friday listed KKVAgro Powers as the 17th company on its platform for small and medium enterprise. The Tamil Nadu-based company is also the first renewable energy sector company to list on NSE’s SME segment — EMERGE. As per a statement by the exchange, the listing signifies India’s thrust and growing interests in the green ... Read More »

Samsung the Third Most Reputed Firm in the US: Report

South Korea’s No.1 tech firm Samsung Electronics Co. was named the third-most reputable company in the US, an industry tracker said on Wednesday. Samsung’s rival, the top tech giant Apple Inc., remained out of the top 100, Yonhap news agency reported. According to research conducted by US-based Reputation Institute, the South Korean tech giant came in behind Amazon.com Inc. and ... Read More »

Apple Says Not Making an Offer for GPU Firm Imagination Technologies

Apple said on Tuesday it had talked about buying its supplier Imagination Technologies but did not plan to make an offer for the British graphics chip designer at the moment. Shares in Imagination, which counts Applie amongst its top shareholders and whose technology is used in Apple devices including the iPhone and iPad, jumped earlier on Tuesday after website Ars ... Read More »