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Yu Yunique 2 to Go on Sale for First Time in India Today, via Flipkart

Yu Yunique 2, the latest smartphone launched by Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures, will go on sale for the first time in the country on Thursday. To recall, the smartphone had been launched in India earlier this week, and it will become available to buy at 12pm IST on Flipkart. It will be made available in Champagne …

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WhatsApp Now Enjoys 1 Billion Daily Active Users, Status Crosses 250 Million

WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world, has achieved yet another milestone. The company has announced that it now has 1 billion daily active users on its service. This is stupendous growth, if we look at last year’s numbers where WhatsApp raked in 1 billion active users every month. Also, …

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Samsung Posts Record Earnings on Memory Chips, Galaxy S8; Set to Overtake Apple

Samsung Electronics on Thursday said it expected the memory chip boom to continue in the current quarter, after reporting a record operating profit for the three months through June. The world’s biggest maker of memory chips, smartphones and television sets is widely expected to break profit records for the full year, as …

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Jio Phone Is a Single SIM Mobile, Works Only on 4G VoLTE Networks

The Jio Phone launch last week ended months of speculation around the handset, but the company left many question marks around the device as far as the hardware configuration is concerned. But now, information regarding the Jio Phone specifications has begun tricking out, giving us a slightly better view of what hardware the ‘free’ handset …

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Slack Said to Be Raising $250 Million Amid Investment Boom

Software startup Slack Technologies is raising $250 million (roughly Rs. 1,603 crores) in a new funding round, according to people familiar with the matter, boosting the company’s valuation as Silicon Valleycompanies enjoy a surge in venture capital investments. Slack, which makes messaging and collaboration software for businesses, is raising the fresh funding at …

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Meizu Pro 7, Meizu Pro 7 Plus With Rear Display, Dual Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Chinese manufacturer Meizu has expanded its portfolio and launched two new smartphones in China. The Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus smartphones are priced starting at CNY 2,880 (roughly Rs. 27,400) and CNY 3,580 (roughly Rs. 34,100) respectively. Before delving into the specifications and availability, let us take …

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Google Play Music, YouTube Red Will Merge to Form Unified Music Service: Google

Google has confirmed that it plans to merge its YouTube Red and Google Play Music services to create a unified music app, something that Google has evidently been planning since at least February when it merged the teams behind both the services. Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s head of music, confirmed the merger to The Verge …

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HTC Vive Standalone VR Headset With Snapdragon 835 SoC Unveiled, but Only for China

HTC on Thursday announced its Vive Standalone VR (virtual reality) headset exclusively for the Chinese market. HTC has partnered with Qualcomm to develop the new “premium” standalone VR headset, and said come with HTC’s Viveport as its official content platform. One of the biggest highlights of the new premium standalone …

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Axis Bank Agrees to Buy Snapdeal’s FreeCharge for $60 Million

Country’s third largest private sector lender Axis Bank on Thursday entered into an agreement to acquire payments wallet FreeCharge for Rs. 385 crores in an all-cash deal. “The bank has today entered into a share purchase agreement with Jasper Infotech Private Limited (‘Snapdeal’), to acquire 100 percent equity capital of Accelyst Solutions and FreeCharge …

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Apple, Cochlear Partner on First ‘Made-for-iPhone’ Hearing Implant Sound Processor

Cochlear, a company focused at implantable hearing solutions, has teamed up with Apple to unveil the first “made-for-iPhone” cochlear implant sound processor. With the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, people with a Cochlear Nucleus Implant can stream sound directly from a compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Additionally, people using the …

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