Tag Archives: Strong

Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: Counterpoint

Lenovo brand Moto made a significant comeback in the US in the third quarter this year, almost doubling its volumes and market share annually and was the fastest growing brand, Counterpoint Research said on Saturday. The US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter. Moto, ZTE, and LG registered strong gains and Verizon remained the largest smartphone sales channel, revealed Counterpoint’s Market Monitor programme. “Motorola jumped back ... Read More »

Google Parent Alphabet Reports Strong Results on Mobile Ads, YouTube, Other Bets

Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported profit in the recently-ended quarter leapt as money poured in from ads delivered to mobile devices and returns improved on “other bets.” Alphabet profit was up 32.4 percent to $6.7 billion (roughly Rs. 43,555 crores) on in the quarter on revenue that increased 24 percent to $27.8 billion (roughly Rs. 1,80,724 crores), up 24 percent from the ... Read More »

Optimism among U.S. small businesses rises in July, helped by strong hiring

A measure of U.S. small-business confidence rose in July, boosted by strong hiring and an improving economic outlook, according to a National Federation of Independent Business report released on Tuesday. The group’s Index of Small Business Optimism USOPIN=ECI rose to 105.2 from 103.6 in June. The rise was the index’s first since January. Business owners signaled optimism in their ability ... Read More »

London hotel sector reports strong gains in March

London’s hotel sector reported strong growth in March, with occupancy up 5.7% and the average daily rate (ADR) up 8%. Based on daily data supplied by STR, London reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: +2.8% Demand: +8.7% Occupancy: +5.7% to 80.5% Average daily rate (ADR): +8.0% to GBP140.65 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +14.2% to GBP113.27 STR analysts attribute ... Read More »

Sony Sees Strong Demand for PS4 Games as Mobile Business Slumps

Sony said Tuesday its fiscal first half net profit dived owing to a sharp rally in the yen and losses linked to the sale of its battery business. The Japanese electronics giant, which has been shedding assets as part of a broad restructuring, said it had a JPY 26 billion ($248 million or roughly Rs. 1,655 crores) net profit in ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Strong 5.2 With 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 6,390

After launching the Aqua Raze II and the Aqua Pro 4G just a few days ago, Intex has again expanded its Aqua series by launching the Aqua Strong 5.2. The successor of the Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 comes with VoLTE support, 2GB RAM, and amped up internal storage. Listed on the company website, the Intex Aqua Strong 5.2 is priced ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Opening Weekend: T-Mobile, Sprint Report Strong Demand

US wireless carriers Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc said on Tuesday they received strong pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 7, sending shares of the world’s most valuable listed company up 3 percent. Sprint said pre-orders were up nearly four times, compared to last year. Pre-orders also rose nearly four times at T-Mobile, compared with its next most popular iPhone. However, ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 With 4G LTE Support, Front Flash Launched at Rs. 5,599

After launching the Aqua Power HD 4G last month, Intex has added another smartphone to its Aqua series. The Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 has been listed on the company website with a price of Rs. 5,599, however the company has not yet provided details about availability – we can expect an announcement soon. As for the specifications, the Intex Aqua ... Read More »

Strong Interest in US Cab Service Just for Women and Children

US entrepreneur Michael Pelletz’s project of a rideshare service for women and children with vehicles driven by women has prompted such interest that he is postponing the service’s launch date. Chariot For Women, fully funded by its founder and close associates, was initially set to kick off on Tuesday. Interest in the service has largely been driven by the apprehension ... Read More »

Intex Aqua 4G Strong With VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 4,499

Intex has unveiled its new 4G-enabled budget Aqua 4G Strong smartphone at a price of Rs. 4,499. The smartphone is now listed on the company’s site though no availability details are provided. Intex lately has been expanding its 4G smartphone portfolio with launches in sub-Rs. 10,000 category. Last month, the Intex Aqua Raze and Intex Aqua Wing were launched at ... Read More »