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Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,361 crores) investment in US ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc. It did not specify when it bought the shares or what stake it had acquired in the firm, which has previously raised more than $5 billion (roughly Rs. 34,039 crores) in ... Read More »

Phone Makers, Please Stop Teasing Devices Months in Advance

It’s a difficult world for smartphone makers, as new companies enter the market every other day, making competition pitiless. You now see a dozen so-called flagship smartphones launching nearly each month. Getting people to pay attention when your top-tier phones launch is getting harder; phone makers now have to manage teasers and slow reveals, in order to get the eyeballs ... Read More »

The Moto X Force Shouldn’t Exist in 2016

A smartphone screen cracks every 2 seconds. That may not sound like a very frequent occurrence given the number of smartphones in the world, but it all adds up pretty quickly. Many reading this will have a personal anecdote of breaking their smartphone’s display, or will probably know a close friend or someone in the family who’s experienced the same. ... Read More »

Innovation in Smartphone Technology Has Slowed Down

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow, and 2015 was a record year for smartphone shipments. Although Samsung and Apple between them still control nearly 40 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments, the remaining 60 percent is divided between dozens of manufacturers who are slowly but certainly making their mark on the industry. However, the idea of the smartphone is anything ... Read More »

India Amongst Fastest Growing Smartphone Markets in Asia Pacific: IDC

Nearly 103.6 million smartphones were shipped in India in 2015 – an increase of 28.8 percent as compared to 2014 – positioning India as one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia Pacific region, said a report on Tuesday. According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) “Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker”, 25.6 million smartphones were shipped in India in the ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime Price in India Down to Rs. 7,999; Offers on Mi 4 and Mi 4i

Xiaomi India on Tuesday announced that the Redmi Note Prime will be now available at Rs. 7,999, down Rs. 500 from the launch price. To recall, Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime smartphone was launched in India back in December priced at Rs. 8,499. As before, the Redmi Note Prime will be available exclusively via Amazon India and Mi.com. The Chinese company ... Read More »

Walk 5K in their shoes

Participants enjoy the first CNIB Night Steps event last year at The Forks. The second annual event goes Sept. 11 to raise funds for CNIB’s vital services. It truly is like taking a walk in their shoes. The second annual CNIB Night Steps fundraising event is a five-kilometre walk under the stars at The Forks on Sept. 11. “The reason ... Read More »

Lady Gaga Stars in Barneys’ Spring 2016 Campaign, an Ode to New York City

Lady Gaga in Barneys New York’s spring 2016 campaign. Photo: Bruce Weber Later this month, Barneys New York will open its new flagship in Chelsea, on the very same block where the department store opened its doors to its first customers back in 1923. So it’s only right to celebrate the milestone with a campaign dedicated to New York City. Titled ... Read More »

This Week’s Best Dressed Stole Our Hearts in Romantic Dresses

Suki Waterhouse. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images; Amal Clooney. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Lily James. Photo: Chris Jackson; Dakota Johnson. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images There’s perhaps nothing more endearing on the red carpet than seeing an actress work hard to showcase a dress she’s wearing for the night. Case in point: an Erdem-clad Lily James, who twirled, laughed, stretched her neck ... Read More »

Beyoncé Pays Homage to the Black Panthers in Dsquared2 at the Super Bowl

Beyoncé in Dsquared2 at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Coldplay may have been the headliner of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, but it was Beyoncé who stole the show and left us to physically pick up our jaws off the floor and continue about our business. Taking to the stage just after Chris Martin ... Read More »