Vodafone Offers Unlimited Voice Calling, 1GB Data Per Day at Rs. 348

August 18, 2017

In a bid to combat the Reliance Jio competition, Vodafone has now launched a special recharge plan for prepaid users in Rajasthan. The Vodafone 348 Prepaid Recharge offer comes with unlimited voice calling benefits and 1GB of 4G data per day. As mentioned, the prepaid recharge plan is only for Vodafone users in Rajasthan for now. This recharge plan is priced at Rs. 348 and comes with 28 days of validity. It gives users…

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Xiaomi Doubles Down on Offline Strategy, to Open First Mi Home Store in Delhi-NCR This Week

August 18, 2017

A physical Xiaomi store is coming to a mall near you. The Chinese smartphone maker says it will nearly triple the number of brick and mortar stores that offer its high-end, low-cost smartphones in the country by the end of the year. In addition, the company is also planning to setup its flagship stores at many more cities in India. Xiaomi, which set up the first Mi Home, its own retail store in…

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Apple to Spend $1 Billion on TV Programming: Report

August 18, 2017

The potential move of Apple into streaming video could reshape an industry which is already feeling the impact from new players like Netflix. While Apple has not revealed any plans publicly, a report that the iPhone maker could spend a billion dollars on its own shows suggested more disruption for a sector seeing rapid changes. The move by deep-pocketed Apple would challenge entrenched services such as Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime, which have been increasingly…

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HBO Hack: Probe Still Ongoing, Company Says

August 14, 2017

HBO, the Time Warner cable network that broadcasts Game of Thrones, confirmed on Tuesday that it was investigating a hack that it disclosed to employees 10 days ago. “The forensic review is ongoing,” HBO said in an emailed statement, noting that it was working with cyber security experts and law enforcement. The hack came at a sensitive time for HBO, whose parent Time Warner is awaiting regulatory approval to sell itself to AT&T in an $85.4…

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Disney to Quit Netflix, Start Its Own Streaming Services for Movies and Live Sports

August 14, 2017

With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that’s largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another for live sports. That would allow it to bypass the cable companies it relies on – and Netflix –…

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LG Q6 With FullVision Display Launched in India: Price, Specifications

August 14, 2017

After teasing the launch for Thursday earlier this week, LGon Wednesday launched its Q6 smartphone with FullVision Display in India at Rs. 14,990. The LG Q6 (3GB RAM/32GB storage) has been made available in the country exclusively through Amazon India and is being offered in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Terra Gold colours. Interestingly, the online marketplace is also giving exchange offers on the newly launched LG smartphone. With the exchange offer, customers can avail a…

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Samsung Internet v6.2 Beta Now Available for Android 5.0 Lollipop and Later Smartphones

August 14, 2017

Earlier this year, Samsung made the version v5 beta of its Samsung Internet browser app on Android available for Google Nexus and Pixel devices. Now, the South Korean company has released Samsung Internet beta version v6.2 and interestingly made it available for all Android smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later. The Samsung Internet version v6.2 beta will be rolled out gradually and will be made available to users through Google Play store as well as Galaxy Apps store. The…

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Netflix Says in Discussions With Disney Over Marvel, Star Wars Films

August 14, 2017

Netflix is in “active discussions” with Walt Disney Company about keeping Marvel and Star Wars films after 2019 when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior Netflix executive said on Thursday. Disney announced on Tuesday that it was pulling new Disney and Pixar films from Netflix starting with its new releases in 2019 and will put the movies on a new Disney-branded online service. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told analysts the company had not…

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HBO Hack: No Game of Thrones Material in Latest Leak

August 14, 2017

Hackers continue to pester HBO, but didn’t release any material related to the network’s hit show Game of Thrones in their latest leak. The hackers, who broke into HBO’s computer network and have been doling out stolen information for the past several weeks, released more unaired episodes, including several of the highly anticipated return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which debuts in October. The latest dump includes Sunday night’s episode of Insecure, another popular…

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SoundCloud Gets New Funding as CEO Steps Aside

August 14, 2017

SoundCloud has received a “substantial” round of investment, the online music streaming service said on Friday, insulating it from potentially running out of cash later this year. The company, which laid off 40 percent of its staff in July, said in a blog post that the financing was raised from media-focused investment bank Raine Group of New York and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek. It did not disclose the amount of the funding…

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