Tag Archives: Global

Facebook and Instagram services restored after major global disruption

Facebook, which acquired Instagram for $1bn in 2012, has not provided an official reason for the outage. Photograph: Tom Dymond/Rex Features Facebook and Instagram were offline to many users on Wednesday afternoon in what appeared to be a global connection problem. The website Down Detector suggested users of both social media sites began reporting problems at about 4pm, with Europe and North America seemingly ... Read More »

Nokia 9 FCC Listing Hints at HMD Global US Expansion Plans

Nokia 9, which has previously been spotted with the codename ‘HMD Global TA-1004’ on benchmark websites as well as on a leaked official teaser video, has now made an appearance on the FCC website. The FCC listing is a significant development since this means HMD Global – the custodians of the Nokia mobile phone brand – is looking to launch ... Read More »

Indian startups emulate global ideas. That’s killing 90% of them: IBM study

Over 90 percent of Indian startups fail within the first five years. No surprise there as that is the global average as well. The surprise lies in the most common reason for failure of startups in India: lack of innovation, according to an IBM (NYSE: IBM) study.   “Many Indian startups lack pioneering innovation based on new technologies or unique ... Read More »

GMIC 2017: How Chinese Startups Are Going Global

Last week in Beijing, the eighth edition of GMIC, China’s largest tech conference took place. Among its speakers, I was fortunate enough to be part of a panel discussion on cross-border investment including including Midas List investors Hans Tung (GGV Capital) and Dave McClure (500 Startups) as well as high-profile firms such as Qiming Ventures and Vertex (the venture arm of Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek). ... Read More »

Advertising Week Continues Global Rollout

For nine years, Advertising Week was just a New York thing. But in 2013, it arrived in Europe, marking the start of an aggressive global roll out wound up taking the event to Asia last year. Latin America is scheduled for fall 2017, then Australia in 2018. Beyond that, Africa will be the next stop in world domination — if ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Isn’t Being Sold in Flash Sales, It Just Sells Out That Fast, Clarifies HMD Global

Nokia 6, the comeback smartphone for Nokia, is selling like hot cakes in China. HMD Global, which owns rights to the Nokia brand, has now clarified that the Nokia 6 wasn’t being sold via JD.com following flash sales model. HMD Global wrote to Nokia Power User clarifying that the Nokia 6 is selling too quickly giving an impression that it ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro Spotted Again on Wi-Fi Certification Site, Global Launch Imminent

The Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro has been spotted on several occasions, and now the smartphone has arrived again on a Wi-Fi certification site, hinting at an imminent arrival. However, this new certification comes with a different model number indicating that the smartphone may also see the light of the day outside of China. In December, the Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro ... Read More »

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global VP, Is Leaving the Company in February; Senior VP Xiang Wang to Lead Global Expansion Now

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President, is leaving the Chinese smartphone brand to return to Silicon Valley after a three and a half year stint at the company. He had been the face of the company and played a crucial role in Xiaomi’s growth as a prominent name in the highly competitive smartphone market. Before joining Xiaomi, Hugo Barra was ... Read More »

Commerce Minister Says India Aspires To Reach 3.5% Of Global Trade By 2020

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s share is 2% of total global trade. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s share is 2% of total global trade. New Delhi: Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that India should reach 3.5 per cent of total global trade by 2020 from its current share of two per cent. “Our share is 2 ... Read More »

Global 4G Smartphone Shipments to Grow Over 20 Percent in 2016: IDC

Worldwide 4G smartphones are expected to show double-digit uptake at 21.3 percent year-over-year growth for 2016, to reach 1.17 billion units, up from 967 million in 2015, a new report by market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said. Much of this growth is being driven by emerging markets like Asia-Pacific excluding Japan, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and ... Read More »