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Despite slowdown, fewer start-ups are shutting down. Here’s why

Stayzilla, Taskbob, RoomsTonite, Eatonomist are the prominent start-ups that shutdown in 2017. Graphic: Mint Bengaluru: While the number of start-up launches has declined sharply in the first nine months of the year, the severe slowdown in entrepreneurial activity has resulted in another phenomenon that highlights the risk-averse sentiment that is sweeping through India’s internet and technology start-up ecosystem: fewer start-ups are ... Read More »

53 % Indians lack discipline to stay fit despite abundance of gyms

Despite the mushrooming of gyms and fitness centres as well as the growing popularity of fitness apps and virtual gyms, most Indians do not find time to exercise. In a pan-India study conducted by Gympik, India’s largest fitness discovery platform, 53 % of the respondents said that they lack the discipline to stay fit. Gympik conducted the market research – ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions says he’ll keep job ‘as long as appropriate’ despite Trump’s criticism

 Jeff Sessions. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said on Thursday that he would continue in his job “as long as that is appropriate”, despite Donald Trump’s barrage of criticism of him. Trump had told the New York Times in an interview published late Wednesday he regretted giving Sessions the job after Sessions recused himself from matters relating to ... Read More »

Breakout Role: Despite Growing Pains, Oman’s Tourism Is Booming

Never thought of visiting Oman? Well, you might be soon. In our Breakout Role series, we take a look at places that have seen huge increases in tourism in the last few years, and try to figure out what’s causing all the hype. Since he started leading tours to Oman in 2000, Peter Gardiner has planned trips for groups of ... Read More »

Google’s Pixel Phones Shine Despite Misgauging Demand

The Pixel phone, Google’s answer to Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy, is off to a promising start – but might have done even better had Google managed consumer demand as smartly as the device’s sleek design. Although Google hasn’t released sales figures, industry researchers say the Pixel has been a hot item since its October debut was greeted with mostly ... Read More »

Qualcomm Will Continue to Supply Chips to Apple Despite Lawsuit

Even though Apple has sued Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion over royalties, the US chip-maker reportedly does not intend to stop doing business with the iPhone maker, a media report said. According to a report in tech website Re/Code, Qualcomm has said that Apple was trying to turn a simple contract dispute into a regulatory issue. Qualcomm was considering filing ... Read More »

Samsung Tips Profit Leapt 50 Percent Despite Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday that its profits in the last quarter of 2016 surged 50 percent to the highest level in more than three years, despite the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Analysts had expected Samsung’s profits to see big gains thanks to its mainstay semiconductor business, but the result surpassed even the most optimistic forecast. The semiconductor division cashed ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Being Snapped Up in Asia, but Crowds Smaller Despite Sell-Out

Apple fans from Sydney to Tokyo, the first to snap the new iPhone 7 off the shelves, cheered as they left stores on Friday brandishing their purchases, flanked by applauding sales staff. But underneath the usual fanfare, and despite complaints that the larger size of the new phone and the new jet black colour were sold out, crowds were smaller ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Warranty Doesn’t Cover Liquid Damage Despite Water Resistance

  When tech companies launch their smartphones, they tend to make big claims in order to grab attention of potential customers. However we often forget to remember that ‘the devil is in the details’. Apple launched its much-awaited iPhone 7 on Wednesday and the company announced that the phone is IP67 certified and water resistant. However, the company has specified ... Read More »

LG’s Next G-Series Smartphone to Sport Modular Design Despite G5 Performance

LG has revealed that it is sticking to the modular design concept for upcoming G-Series smartphones. Several reports had speculated that since the LG G5 flagship smartphone, launched earlier this year, didn’t do as well as the company expected it would stop employing the modular design it had introduced. Talking to CNET, LG spokesperson Ken Hong confirmed that the company ... Read More »