Tag Archives: Consumer

RIP: Google+ is officially dead as Google pulls the plug on consumer accounts

It’s official. About eight years after it’s debut, Google has officially pulled the plug on its social network, Google+. We’ve known for quite some time that today would mark the end of Google+, and mid-day on April 2nd, the company pulled the plug on the network’s consumer version. If you head over to plus.google.com right now, you’ll no longer be greeted with ... Read More »

‘With evolving consumer demand, role of advertising has altered dynamically’

Changing consumer patterns have advertisers worried. With consumers being in control of the media they consume and how they consume it, advertisers are forced to adapt to the changing media environment. The time has come to explore options beyond traditional advertising, maintained industry experts at The Indian Society of Advertisers’ (ISA) Conference. Sunil Kataria, CEO, India & SAARC, Godrej Consumer ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Not Fully Complying With Consumer Rules: EU

The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by consumer authorities, Facebook and, more significantly, Twitter, have only partially addressed important issues about their liability and about how users are ... Read More »

China’s Consumer Watchdog Asks Apple to Respond to iPhone Fire, Explosion Complaints

Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed that their handsets caught fire or exploded, according to a Shanghai consumer watchdog which called on tech giant Apple to address the complaints. Fresh on the heels of Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, the state-run Shanghai Consumer Council said it had received eight reports in recent months of iPhones that spontaneously combusted ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Should Be Made Official, Says Consumer Reports

Samsung suspended worldwide sales of the Galaxy Note 7, following reports of explosions of the device while on charge. Samsung India also released an official statement confirming that shipments will be delayed. Around 35 handsets have exploded so far, and Samsung looks to rectify the issue before recommencement of sales, and is also reportedly considering worldwide recall. However, even after ... Read More »

Food Regulator FSSAI Launches Consumer Grievances App

Food safety regulator FSSAI has launched a mobile app through which consumers can raise their concerns related to quality of packaged food and the food served in ready-to-eat outlets. Since most of the times the form of food consumed is either packed or serviced, the app provides food safety tips and food safety laws as prescribed by the regulator through ... Read More »