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TikTok alternate Trell registers 800% more screen time

Livemint August 10,2020

Trell claims to be a lifestyle blogging platform that allows users to create 3-5-minute content videos in their native languages

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Samsung rolls out 'Made in India' privacy app on select handsets

Livemint August 10,2020

The app allows users of the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 smartphones to quickly switch to privacy mode from normal mode by double clicking the power button and also automatically save images and videos i...

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Xiaomi unveils new orange colour variant of Redmi Note 8 Pro: See pics

Livemint August 10,2020

With the launch of the new colour variant, Xiaomi will be selling the Redmi Note 8 Pro in five different colours

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro to get interesting new colour: Details here

Livemint August 10,2020

The latest in the Redmi 9-series are the latest smartphones introduced by the company but it seem Xiaomi is still betting big on a previous generation device, the Redmi Note 8

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Meet this new mini pc. You can fit more than one in your pocket

Livemint August 10,2020

The T98 Mini gets 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 32 GB of eMMC Flash for internal storage. The computer is powered by the Allwinner H6 system-on-chip which gets four Cortex-A53 cores with a Mali-T720 GPU

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New WhatsApp feature to allow access of same account on many devices. Testing on

Livemint August 10,2020

The website has spotted a new feature that will be critical to the functionality of the support for multiple devices

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Half of all employees will be equipped with AI skills in 6-10 years: Microsoft

Livemint August 10,2020

The combination of skilling and AI deployment is helping businesses succeed with 94% of senior executives from leading businesses already seeing value from AI deployment

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India data-curb plan 'anathema', US tech giants plan pushback

Livemint August 09,2020

A govt panel proposed a mechanism for firms to share data with other entities - even competitors - saying this would spur the digital ecosystem.The report, if adopted by the government, will form the ...

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Amazon Freedom Sale: Smart TVs priced under 15,000

Livemint August 09,2020

The e-commerce platform is offering up to 60% off on televisions along with no cost EMIs starting from ₹799/month

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WhatsApp new features: Disappearing messages, search the web option coming soon

Livemint August 09,2020

From always mute option to search the web feature, WhatsApp is coming up with plethora of features soon.WhatsApp has also been working on a multi-device support feature for quite some time now

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Asus ROG Phone 3: Stands out from rivals in gaming performance

Livemint August 09,2020

The 6.59-inch AMOLED display on the ROG Phone 3 offers ample legroom for gaming and video playback.Powering the ROG Phone 3 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, which offers higher over clock sp...

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TikTok prepares advertisers for possible app ban

Livemint August 08,2020

As the uncertainty of ban over TikTok looms larger, revenue mayhem is threatening myriad advertisers on short-video app.In the hinsight, company has made plans regarding ad campaigns but advertisers a...

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Social commerce firms focus on local tongue

Livemint August 07,2020

The virus crisis has forced customers in Tier 2 and 3 cities to try new online channels for buying goods

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Samsung beats Xiaomi in overall mobile phone market, but trails in smartphone sales

Livemint August 07,2020

Feature phone sales and more than decent smartphone sales have provided South Korean company Samsung a lead in the overall mobile phone market with a market share of 24.0%

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Amazon Prime Day sale: Smart TVs priced under 20,000

Livemint August 07,2020

Amazon Prime Day sale is coming to a halt tonight but many are still in the process of making decisions to purchase electronics, smartphones and other appliances

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What Xiaomi, Redmi phone users should know about upcoming MIUI update

Livemint August 07,2020

Xiaomi claims that it is working on a new version of MIUI which will be compliant with all Indian govt regulations

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Facebook’s dilemma: How to police claims about unproven covid-19 vaccine

Livemint August 07,2020

If a post is identified as containing simply false information, it will be labeled and Facebook can reduce its reach by limiting how many people will be shown the post

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Microsoft in talks to invest in ShareChat

Livemint August 07,2020

ShareChat had last raised $100 million from Twitter, which pegged the valuation of the startup at $650 million.If the deal materializes, the Microsoft investment will be about a third of what ShareCha...

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Twitter to start labeling accounts of govt officials, state-affiliated media in some countries

Livemint August 06,2020

For state controlled media, Twitter will be labeling the companies’ own accounts, and those of their editors-in-chief and other senior staff.Twitter accounts, much like pages and posts on Facebook, ...

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Fortnite Maker Epic Games Becomes 5th Most Valuable U.S. Startup

Livemint August 06,2020

Epic Games is the fifth most valuable firm in the U.S. followed by DoorDash Inc. and Instacart Inc, food delivery companies.The gaming company has also been into a deal with Carolina based The Cary wo...

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WhatsApp new feature: Disappearing texts might soon become a reality

Livemint August 06,2020

When the feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo, there were no details provided to the user

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Amazon Prime Day sale: Smartphone deals under 15,000

Livemint August 06,2020

Apart from discounted prices, the e-commerce giant is also offering various bank discounts with up to 10% instant discount

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Asus launches new range of laptops under its AMD portfolio: Details here

Livemint August 06,2020

The company launched Zephyrus G14, ZenBook 14, VivoBook S S14, VivoBook Ultra K15, VivoBook Ultra 14/15, VivoBook Flip 14, Zephyrus G15 to the AMD portfolio

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Microsoft’s new Windows feature pushes for better integration with Android

Livemint August 06,2020

The new feature basically improves multitasking on Windows PCs and bridges the gap between Android and Windows to some extent. Microsoft has been working on this for a while

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Flipkart Big Saving Days sale: Smartphone deals on iPhones, Redmi phones and more

Livemint August 06,2020

Some of the best selling smartphones are also being offered at a discounted. The Flipkart Big Saving Days sale is live and will continue till 10 August

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Bootstrapped startup Dhiway taps blockchain-based data verification for growth

Economic Times August 10,2020

“What we are seeing today is, one needs to keep verifying antecedents every time on various platforms (be it Aadhaar IDs, PAN cards or other IDs). It is a verification process that keeps going on fr...

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Microsoft faces complex technical challenges in TikTok carveout, risks ire of Trump administration

Economic Times August 10,2020

Trump has given Microsoft until Sept. 15 to put together a blueprint for an acquisition that safeguards the personal data of Americans stored on the short-video app, and he has issued an order to ban ...

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Microsoft's TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker's history with China

Economic Times August 10,2020

A deal would be in line with Microsoft's stance toward China where the firm has a sizeable presence - unlike fellow U.S. tech heavyweights such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google which appear t...

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Pune based IT firm Persistent Systems' CEO Chris O'Connor resigns citing personal reasons

Economic Times August 10,2020

Pune based mid-size IT firm Persistent Systems today announced the resignation of its chief executive officer Christopher O’Connor. He said that he was resigning for personal reasons through a lette...

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View: What India can learn from Microsoft's potential TikTok deal

Economic Times August 09,2020

The purchase’s major benefit to Microsoft and the US public may be the ability of consumers to continue to use an innovative platform for free expression and creativity after rescuing it from the qu...

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IT, BPM companies see a sharp rise in digital transformation deals

Economic Times August 09,2020

With the pandemic impacting all aspects of life, businesses across varied global markets have suddenly realised the need to shift their services and offerings online.

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BSNL to enhance data speed in Andaman & Nicobar by 10 times from Monday

Economic Times August 09,2020

The announcement from BSNL comes a day before the launch of 2,312 kilometre long Chennai-Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) submarine optical fibre cable project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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India data-curb plan 'anathema', U.S. tech giants plan pushback

Economic Times August 09,2020

A USIBC spokeswoman had no comment on the draft letter. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce didn't respond to Reuters queries.

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Shelf-life of skills now only 2-3 years, says NASSCOM Chairman U B Pravin Rao

Economic Times August 09,2020

​​As corporates are reinventing themselves, individuals also need to reinvent themselves to stay relevant, said the Chief Operating Officer of Bengaluru-headquartered IT major, Infosys Ltd.

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Robust online dispute resolution can facilitate affordable justice delivery, ease of doing biz: Amitabh Kant

Economic Times August 08,2020

"A robust ODR ecosystem in India has the potential to facilitate access to justice and the ease of doing business by making dispute resolution cheaper, quicker and most importantly equally credible as...

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Is TikTok more of a parenting problem than a threat to America's national security?

Economic Times August 08,2020

TikTok has long presented a parenting problem, as millions of Americans raising preteens and teenagers distracted by its viral videos can attest. When Trump issued an executive order banning TikTok in...

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Facebook Gaming finally clears Apple hurdle, arriving in app store

Economic Times August 08,2020

Games are the largest source of revenue for Apple on the App Store, and many tech executives have concluded that Apple blocks game services that could compete with its own products and sales. Apple, w...

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Xiaomi to take legal action against those spreading misinformation: MD Manu Kumar Jain

Economic Times August 08,2020

The company also clarified that it has its own Cleaner app which is separate from the Clean Master app banned by the government. Xiaomi said it is removing the industry definitions (also used by Clean...

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Chingari, Zoho among some winners of govt App Challenge; Mitron gets a special mention

Economic Times August 07,2020

Indian short video app Chingari has been selected under the Social category, Mitron an app founded by IIT engineers has found a special mention. In the Entertainment category, CaptionPlus has emerged ...

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Samsung regains top spot in overall handset space, narrows gap with Xiaomi in smartphones: IDC

Economic Times August 07,2020

In the feature phone plus smartphone market Samsung (24% share) is now trailed by Xiaomi and Vivo which only sell smartphones. Though trailing behind Xiaomi in the smartphone market, Samsung has narro...

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Microsoft expands TikTok takeover ambitions to entire global business, including India operations

Economic Times August 06,2020

Microsoft on Sunday had said it was in negotiations with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, to explore a purchase of the TikTok service in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. B...

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WFH offers significant opportunity for Indian security product cos: Report

Economic Times August 06,2020

Indian security product companies have a significant opportunity to help address security challenges that have emerged as a number of enterprises continue to 'work from home' (WFH) amid the COVID-19 p...

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Wipro Ltd announces collaboration with Intel to enable Wipro's LIVE Workspace

Economic Times August 06,2020

This joint collaboration will help customers drive business continuity by enabling remote IT support and solutions, as they seek to keep employees productive amid social distancing boundaries and othe...

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Future still uncertain, old TikTok videos flood other social media platforms

Economic Times August 06,2020

Old TikTok videos with the app’s watermark on them can be seen on other apps in a move that may have potential legal ramifications for these content creators and the apps uploading them. ByteDance ...

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Microsoft introduces 'Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution' in India

Economic Times August 06,2020

Designed for fast deployment and customisation, it is a comprehensive, end-to-end set of modules built on a secure and compliant platform, the company said.

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