Tag Archives: 2016

Sports Direct fails to meet 2016 pledge on working condi

Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of sportwear retailer Sports Direct, at the controversial Shirebrook warehouse. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters It added that it had “taken steps to promote stability for [these groups of workers] by ensuring changes to scheduled hours by the company [were] kept to a minimum”. It said: “Our research found that in common with surveys by other ... Read More »

Amid turning tide, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN

AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report on Thursday proclaiming “the scales have tipped”. Not only are new HIV infections and deaths declining, but more people than ever are on life-saving treatment, according to data published ahead of an AIDS science conference opening ... Read More »

Chinese Firms Dominate Indian Smartphone Market in Q4 2016: IDC

Smartphone shipment in the country remained almost flat at 25.8 million units in the October-December 2016 quarter compared to the year-ago period, impacted by demonetisation and seasonal slowdown after festive sales, research firm IDC said. Compared to the July-September 2016 period, shipment in the said quarter declined sharply by 20.3 percent. “In CY Q42016, smartphone shipments clocked 25.8 million units, ... Read More »

Apple Passes Samsung to Become Biggest Smartphone Maker in Q4 2016: Strategy Analytics

After seeing a slump in sales figures for quite a while, Apple finally regained its top spot in smartphone sales in the last months of 2016. Samsung had maintained the top spot for most of the past five years, but Apple has now taken the South Korean company’s crown by garnering the highest global smartphone sales figures in the fourth ... Read More »

Google Paid Out $3 Million to Bug Researchers in 2016; Nearly $1 Million for Android

Google last year gave out $3 million (roughly Rs. 21 crores) as part of its Vulnerability Rewards Program where the company pays out researchers to find, fix, and prevent vulnerabilities specifically in Android, Chrome, and other Google products and services. In a blog post, the company updated the details and said that it nearly gave Android and Chrome researchers nearly ... Read More »

India’s Smartphone User Base Tops 300 Million in Q4 2016: Counterpoint

The smartphone user base in India – with Chinese brands dominating the market – crossed 300 million as shipments grew 18 percent annually in 2016 compared to the global smartphone market which grew only three percent, a new report said on Tuesday. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Chinese brands such as Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo and Xiaomi contributed 46 percent ... Read More »

Xiaomi India Claims Revenue Topped $1 Billion in 2016

Xiaomi, which entered the Indian market less than two years ago, says its revenue in India in 2016 has crossed $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6.800 crores). Based in China, Xiaomi forayed into India with the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone in July 2014, and has since expanded its portfolio to include speakers, earphones, power banks, air purifiers, fitness bands, VR headsets, ... Read More »

Chinese Manufacturers Capture Nearly 40 Percent of Indian Smartphone Market in 2016: IDC

Chinese smartphone vendors last year captured about 40 percent share in India, the second largest smartphone market in the world, the official media here reported. Among all, Lenovo saw its shipment volume rise to the second only after Samsung in the third quarter last year, state-run China Daily quoted global research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) survey as saying. Xiaomi ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Sees Sharp Decline In Sales In December 2016

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced that it has sold a total of 117,908 units in December 2016. This includes 106,414 units in domestic market and 11,494 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 119,149 units in December 2015. This is a sharp dip in sales and the downslide continues. The company recorded a 20 percent dip ... Read More »

Top 5 Happenings In The Indian Automotive Industry In 2016

It’s been quite an eventful year for the automotive industry in India. When asked how 2016 has been for the industry at the recent CarandBike Awards 2017 ceremony, the reactions of each and every one was unanimous when they said, “It was a mixed bag”. It’s true though, because though the sales of both two and four-wheelers have seen a ... Read More »