Uber Reportedly Says Wouldn’t Pay More Than $2 Billion for Lyft; Lyft Responds

HIGHLIGHTS Ride-hailing app Lyft accuses Uber of trying to hurt its business Lyft reportedly says it is not available for sale Uber earlier said it won’t pay more than $2 billion for Lyft There is no denying the fact that corporate world is like an ocean full of sharks and these sharks like to eat up the smaller fishes to survive. If ride-hailing app Lyft’s accusations are to be believed, Uber might just be performing its role of shark very seriously. Recently, Uber’s executives told their investors that the company…

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Barbara Streisand Tips iOS 10 Will Be Released on September 30

HIGHLIGHTS Barbara Streisand wanted Siri to pronounce her name correctly She called Apple CEO Tim Cook and he promised her a fix Cook said the fix would come with an update on September 30 American singer Barbara Streisand has let slip some crucial information about Apple’s possible release of its upcoming iPhone 7 smartphone. Streisand was having some trouble with how her name was pronounced by Siri, so, being the star that she is, she directly called Apple CEO Tim Cook with her grievances and asked to get it fixed….

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HTC 10 Gets 2 New Colour Variants and a Limited Period Discount

HIGHLIGHTS The HTC 10 is available for a discount of roughly Rs. 6,700 Two new Camellia Red and Topaz Gold colour variants also introduced The new colour variants will be shipped in October Four months after launch, HTC has announced two new colour options for the HTC 10, and has also introduced a $100 (roughly Rs. 6,700) temporary discount. The HTC 10 will now be available in Camellia Red and Topaz Gold colour variants in addition to the launch colours in the US. The price of the smartphone has also…

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Samsung Z2 Images, Specifications Leaked Ahead of Tuesday Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung expected to launch Tizen-powered Z2 on Tuesday Z2 is rumoured to come with My Money Transfer app in India Another leak says Samsung will come out with C9 smartphone Samsung started sending out media invites for a smartphone launch on Tuesday and the South Korean company is widely anticipated to announce its Tizen-powered smartphone Samsung Z2 at the event. As it goes with almost every tech industry event these days, the leaks about the smartphone have emerged ahead of its anticipated launch on Tuesday. Galaxy Club, a website…

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Gionee Says Will Set Up Manufacturing Unit in India

HIGHLIGHTS Gionee expects the plant to be operational in about 2 years Gionee India has crossed half million units sales per month It will spend around Rs. 400 crore on marketing and branding activities over the next few months Handset maker Gionee will set up a manufacturing unit in northern India, pumping in about Rs. 500 crore, to tap into the demand in India as well as to serve markets like Africa and South East Asia. The Chinese company, which assembles its smartphones in India through third-party players like Foxconn…

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Samsung Z2 Tizen-Powered Smartphone India Launch Expected Today

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Z2 expected to launch on Tuesday Z2 will be the third Tizen-powered smartphone The Z2 is tipped to sport 4G LTE connectivity Samsung is anticipated to launch the latest device in its Z Series of Tizen-powered smartphones at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday that’s scheduled to begin at 11:30am IST. Tipped to be called the Samsung Z2, the smartphone has been the subject of numerous leaks in recent weeks. Nothing is known about the Samsung Z2 from official sources, but based on recent rumours, Samsung will…

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Android 7.0 Nougat Now Rolling Out to Google Nexus Devices

HIGHLIGHTS The update is compatible with Nexus 5X, 6P, 9 smartphones It also supports Nexus Player and the Pixel C tablet It is arriving via an OTA update to compatible devices As expected, Google has broken its tradition and released the final build of its Android 7.0 Nougat for compatible Nexus devices. Apart from the update being released earlier than usual, Google hasn’t launched a new Nexus smartphone as the platform lead device for Nougat. The update is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA), and should reach all users gradually. The…

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Reliance Jio Launch: RIL Asks Staff to Stop Using Services of Other Telcos

HIGHLIGHTS RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio MNP enables telephone users to retain their number when changing carriers Reliance Jio has over 1.5 million users Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate, has asked its 40,000-plus employees to stop using phones connections of existing operators, like Airtel and Vodafone, and instead switch to its own high-speed 4G Jio. RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio, a move that may open another front with the existing operators, who have been up in…

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Reliance Jio Tests Nothing but Commercial Operations: COAI

HIGHLIGHTS COAI said 2.5 million users for Reliance Jio constituted a commercial launch Letter alleged the government, in the process, was also losing revenue It said the data generated by Jio is rivalling the combined traffic of the rest of the operators Existing operators shot off another letter to the government on Monday and said 2.5 million users for Reliance Jio constituted a commercial launch, seeking to counter the company’s claim that it is testing its network now to offer superior quality services later. Under the umbrella of Cellular Operators’…

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Two,New,PlayStation,Consoles,Could,Signal,Major,Change,in,Industry

HIGHLIGHTS Sony will release two models of the PlayStation early next month Sony confirmed that it is working on an updated PlayStation, codenamed Project Neo Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One first hit the market in 2013 If you were planning to give the gamers in your life new consoles before they head back to school, you may want to pump the brakes. A report from the Wall Street Journal indicates that Sony will release two models of the PlayStation early next month: a high-end model with enhanced graphics…

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