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Freedom 251: Adcom Says It Sold Phones to Ringing Bells at Rs. 3,600 a Unit

The controversy surrounding Freedom 251, the Rs. 251 smartphone that captured the world’s attention, doesn’t seem to be dying down. After Ringing Bells, the Noida-based maker of the smartphone, earlier this week tried to reassure users by promising to refund the first phase’s 30,000 customers, now Adcom has issued a statement to dissociate itself from the company. In an emailed ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Pack a Moisture Sensor in USB Port

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge premium smartphones also feature a moisture sensor in the USB port that alerts the user when they are plugging in their charger. The company clearly points that users need to dry the USB port before plugging the charger in the user manual of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5 India Launch ‘in a Month’, Says Hugo Barra

Xiaomi at the Redmi Note 3 India launch on Thursday confirmed that the Mi 5 flagship smartphone will be “coming to India in a month.” Xiaomi’s Global VP, Hugo Barra, during the event stressed that the team in India is trying to get the handset here “in a month” without specifying an exact date. The Chinese company also announced Xiaomi ... Read More »

Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to open chic new offices in ... Read More »

Sensex, Nifty Likely to Open on a Positive Note

The Sensex and Nifty are likely to open on a positive note in trades on Friday tracking positive trading of Nifty futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange amid firm global cues. The Nifty futures traded on Singapore Exchange also known as the SGX Nifty was up 0.48 per cent or 36 points at 7,476. Meanwhile, Asian shares look set to ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Customer Engagement Platform, Gym Aggregator, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and late stage investments in Indian startups engaged in industrial robotics, fashion e-commerce, customer engagement, online test preparation, and fitness discovery. Momark Noida-based Momark Services, a mobile app-based customer engagement platform and mobile wallet aggregator, has raised a pre Series-A funding of $600,000 (roughly Rs. 4 crores) led by YourNest Angel Fund. Kolkata-based LNB ... Read More »

Ola Store to Shut Down in Less Than a Month: Source

Ola’s hyperlocal grocery delivery service, Ola Store, which operates in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon is likely to shut down its operations in less than a month, citing lack of synergy, a person familiar with the internal developments at the company told Gadgets360. Ola Store’s Android app notes that it has over 250 grocery stores providing over 16,000 products in 13 ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Baby Care Portal, Home Rental Aggregator, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in thematic investments, mom and baby care, real estate, vocational training, and marketing tech. Tauro Wealth Bengaluru-based thematic stock market investments platform Tauro Wealth has reportedly raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from TracxnLabs and a few angel investors. Incorporated in 2015 and currently in preview mode, the startup ... Read More »

LG Says Won’t Launch a Nexus Smartphone This Year: Report

LG at the ongoing MWC trade show in Barcelona has confirmed that it won’t release a Nexus phone this year. A LG spokesperson confirmed plans to CNET, and added, “LG needs to focus on its own brand.” The news may come as a surprise to LG Nexus 4, Nexus 5, or Nexus 5X users, considering that the Nexus phones made ... Read More »

Oppo’s New Super VOOC Battery Tech Can Fully Charge a Phone in 15 Minutes

Smartphones are getting more powerful everyday, but who has the time to charge them? Luckily for us, Oppo may have a solution. The Chinese company at the ongoing Mobile World Congress trade show unveiled its new battery technology dubbed Super VOOC Flash Charge, an upgrade over its VOOC Flash Charge technology. It can charge a 2500mAh battery from 0 to ... Read More »