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Hit the bed early every night. If you don’t get enough sleep, you will die soon

Staying up awake late in the night will make you feel much more than just being groggy in the morning. According to a study, if you are a “night owl”, or like to stay up late and have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning, you are at a higher risk of dying sooner than morning “larks,” people ... Read More »

Alphabet Sees Boost in Mobile Ads as It Takes Hit From Record EU Fine on Google

Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion (roughly Rs. 22,532 crores), in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a $2.74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings. The technology giant reported ... Read More »

Irish business seeks €1bn in EU aid to protect firms hit by Brexi

Dublin-based trade body seeks to protect Irish exporters after Brexit. Photograph: Marco Cristofori/Getty Images Irish business leaders have called for a €1bn state aid programme to guard against Brexit disruption, in the event that the UK quits the customs union. The Irish Business and Employers Confederation wants the EU to cushion Irish exporters caught up in the chaos this would ... Read More »

Prince’s Music Videos Hit YouTube

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to binge-watch some Prince videos. Music superstar Prince may have fought hard during his life to keep his music off of online outlets, but 15 months after his death, his estate is embracing them. A half-dozen of His Royal Purpleness’s greatest hits appeared on a YouTube channel bearing his name over the weekend. Among the ... Read More »

Hit the Beach for Work and Play

Priyanka heads to the beaches of Goa for the launch of a new phone by Motorola, the Moto Z2 Play. Rahul gets us some more scoops from Computex 2017 in Taipei, and this time it’s VR, overclocking, and new display technology. Samsung announces two new phones the Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro. Sugandha tells us all about the ... Read More »

Apple Hit by Class Action Lawsuit Alleging It Forced Users to Move to iOS 7

In a new development, Apple has been slapped with a class action lawsuit in California for indulging in unethical practices to force people to shift to iOS 7. The company has been accused of breaking FaceTime on iOS 6 intentionally, to forcibly get users to move to iOS 7. This move is claimed to have many iPhone 4 and iPhone ... Read More »

Qualcomm Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit by US FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using “anticompetitive” tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips ... Read More »

Xiaomi Says Shrinking Smartphone Sales Won’t Hit the Company

Sharp drops in smartphone sales for China’s Xiaomi Inc will not have a major impact on the company as profit growth will be driven by sales from smart home devices as well as revenue from its software eco-system, a senior executive said. Xiaomi was valued at $46 billion (roughly Rs. 3,14,938 crores) in its last fund-raising in 2014 – making ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Was a Hit on Singles’ Day, 1 Million Units Sold in 24 Hours

  China’s Singles’ Day sale kicked off on Friday with Alibaba selling over $5 billion (roughly Rs. 33,515 crores) in transactions in the first hour which was more than in the first hour of last year’s spree. Xiaomi also shared some impressive numbers for its sales performance during the Singles’ Day sale. Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global in a ... Read More »

High Imported Coal Price May Hit Power Sector: Report

New Delhi: The rise in imported coal prices is likely to have a negative impact on the power sector value chain as higher rates create “volume and profitability pressures” on discoms that are not able to pass on fuel cost increase to end-consumers due to “political intervention”. “The 60 per cent rise in imported coal prices between April-October 2016 is ... Read More »