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Nokia to provide Korea Rail Network Authority with world's first LTE-R network

Nokia to provide Korea Rail Network Authority with world's first LTE-R network

Espoo [Finland], Nov.14 : Nokia has been selected by the Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) as a supplier for the world's first LTE-R mobile broadband network to support railway operations and employee services.

The network will be deployed on a railway line between Wonju and Gangneung as part of preparations for the major international sporting event being hosted by the country in 2018.

KRNA is responsible for the development and maintenance of railway infrastructure in South Korea as well as a number of other countries.

The communications network for KRNA will be based on LTE-R technology, a version of 4G LTE technology that is being developed to meet the mission-critical service requirements of railway operators.

Polycom launches integrated video solution RealPresence Medialign 55 Express

Polycom launches integrated video solution RealPresence Medialign 55 Express

New Delhi, Nov.12 : Polycom Inc., a global leader in unified communication and collaboration has announced the launch of RealPresence Medialign 55 Express, an integrated video solution for the modern workplace.

Designed at the company's research and development (R&D) facility in India, this unique solution provides companies with the option to implement affordable, high quality video collaboration in smaller conference rooms and meeting areas. The solution is flexible and works together with the Polycom RealPresence Group 500 series for easy deployment based on the unique needs of the room of environment.

India world leader in digital transformation business impact: CA Technologies survey

India world leader in digital transformation business impact: CA Technologies

Mumbai [India], Nov.9 : CA Technologies today announced the India results of the global study "Keeping Score: Why Digital Transformation Matters", highlighting the significant impact digital transformation is having on enterprises.

The survey introduces the Digital Transformation Business Impact Scorecard (BIS), a global ranking of countries and industries across 14 key performance indicators (KPIs) critical for digital transformation success.

India ranks first on the list for the BIS. With a score of 79 (out of 100), the impact driven from digital initiatives in India is higher than the global BIS average score of 53 and Asia Pacific and Japan score of 56.

Skullcandy expands sports-line with launch of Wireless Earbuds at Rs. 5299

New Delhi [India], Nov 7 : Performance and lifestyle audio brand Skullcandy has announced the launch of its sports performance category with Method Wireless, a Bluetooth version of Method, its bestselling Sport Earbuds.

The latest addition to Skullcandy Sport Performance, the Wireless Earbuds can be availed at select retailers nationwide for Rs. 5,299.

The earbuds feature sonically welded parts to keep out moisture like sweat and rain, enable best-in-class durability, while proprietary fit technologies work together to keep your wireless earbuds securely in place.

"Our research shows that while the benefits of wireless are most obvious in the application of sport, many consumers still use their day-today earbuds," said Founder and CEO Brandeyes Distributors, Amlan Bhattacharjya.

Unocoin reveals new API to boost new business

Bengaluru(Karnataka)[India], Nov. 7 : Unocoin, India's bitcoin company, on Monday has implemented its first-ever, easy-to-access Application Programming Interface (API) allowing companies from around the world to access the world's largest potential market for Bitcoin and to take advantage of Unocoin's extraordinary set of features.

Unocoin's API allows individuals and companies in India to generate bitcoin wallets; buy, sell, send and receive bitcoin, securely store bitcoin, retrieve real-time or historical price information, receive notifications when payments arrive, accept and request bitcoin payments for merchants; as well as allow companies around the world to remit bitcoin to India and to submit KYC details of beneficiaries.

itel emerges as market leader in major Indian geographies, says CMR report

itel emerges as market leader in major Indian geographies, says CMR report

New Delhi [India], Nov 4 : Marking yet another milestone in its impressive growth story, itel Mobile has been named as the market leader in eight major Indian geographies in a recently released Cyber Media Research report.

The brand has emerged as the top favorite amongst consumers in the markets of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir ahead of competition.

"One of the major reasons behind itel's grand success in the Indian market is the approach that we have adopted. Not only do we offer innovative, value-plus products to aspiring mobile phone owners, but also have a huge distribution base which allows us to deeply penetrate into the relatively untapped rural markets," said CEO Itel Mobile India, Sudhir Kumar.

Gemalto launches LinqUs SIM Reactivation

Gemalto launches LinqUs SIM Reactivation

New Delhi [India], Nov. 3 : Gemalto , the world leader in digital security, announces LinqUs SIM Reactivation, the world's first solution for real-time reactivation of dormant SIMs that allows operators to seamlessly reconnect lost prepaid subscribers at a fraction of normal acquisition costs.

Gemalto's innovative platform is designed to support customer experience management strategies by easing the reacquisition process. Lapsed subscribers can simply reuse their old SIM to instantly re-join a network, anytime and anywhere.

Casio unveils debonair watches for Diwali gifting

New Delhi [India], Oct 25 : Diwali brings a bundle of celebration, gifting and indulgence each year. This is the time when we come together to share and exchange lots of love, amazing gifts and beautiful memories.

To sum up the true spirit of festivity this season, Casio India has introduced an exclusive festive range of sophisticated watches for men and women.

A perfect gifting option, the new collection combines style and design that adds a style quotient to your festive celebration.

Casio's EDIFICE for men is a boldly articulated series that brings out the exquisiteness of metal, offering an elegantly-stylish and sophisticated look.

Microsoft opens India's first Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Delhi NCR

New Delhi [India], Oct.24 : Microsoft India has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in India, after a successful year-long pilot. Situated in Delhi, the center will bring together Microsoft capabilities to foster deeper cybersecurity collaborations with public and private sector organizations and build a trusted and secure computing environment, a critical enabler for India's digital transformation.

"The purpose is to secure India in its journey of digital transformation," said Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman, Microsoft India.

New study describes method to detect online dishonesty

Washington D.C [USA], Oct.24 : A research by University of Texas at San Antonio have thrown light on a method for detecting people dishonestly posting online comments, reviews or tweets across multiple accounts, a practice known as "astroturfing."

The study by Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo describes a statistical method that analyzes multiple writing samples. Choo and his collaborators found that it's challenging for authors to completely conceal their writing style in their text. Based on word choice, punctuation and context, the method is able to detect whether one person or multiple people are responsible for the samples.

ElectionMate to spice up polls in four states

ElectionMate to spice up polls in four states

Panaji (Goa) [India], Oct. 17 : Fusing political communication strategies with mobile and web based technology, Goa based technology and ideation start-up Kamysaki is to introduce its first product ElectionMate into the Indian market.

The product is to be launched to cater the political communication and new technology demands of political candidates and their voters during the upcoming General Assembly Elections 2017 in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab and Uttrakhand.

Nokia extending fiber solutions to help operators as data demand grows

Nokia extending fiber solutions to help operators as data demand grows

Espoo (Finland), Oct. 17 : Nokia is extending its fiber solution for universal next generation passive optical networks (PON) to help operators more effectively scale, deploy and automate their fiber networks as the demand for data grows.

Xiaomi sells half a million smartphones within three days of festive season

New Delhi [India], Oct. 5 : Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has become the biggest gainer during the recent three-day festive season sales across Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart by selling half a million smart phones.

The company said it has run out of stock of Redmi 3S Prime and Redmi Note 3 devices on Flipkart in a day given the continuously rising demand leading up to Diwali,

With half a million phones sold, Xiaomi India head, Manu Kumar Jain, said in a Facebook post, "This means close to 2 phones were sold per second during first three days of October. Based on what we know, no other brand has ever achieved this in India."

LeMall, Flipkart to give to multiple offers on LeEco this festive season

New Delhi [India], Oct 1 : Global internet and technology company LeEco is giving users more compelling reason to own LeEco Superphones this festive season. Amid the clutter of offers across multiple popular platforms, LeEco's festive bonanza on its Superphones is unparalleled and hard to pass up.

Flipkart is organizing its Big Billion Days sale on mobile phones from October 3 to 6, 2016. During this sale, Le Max2 is available at an experiential price of Rs. 17,999, which is at Rs. 5,000 discount. Additionally, users will get an instant cash-back of 10 percent with SBI debit and credit cards and users also have an option of picking six to nine or 12 months EMI at no extra cost.

Microsoft won’t accept Bitcoins on its store

Microsoft won’t accept Bitcoins on its store

Microsoft has recently announced it will no longer accept bitcoin as a mode of payment at Microsoft Store, where the users can online buy software and devices. Bitcoin is also used at the Xbox, music, and video stores of Microsoft.

Users will not be allowed to redeem Bitcoins to their Microsoft account. Existing balances in the account will still be available for purchases from Microsoft Store, but can't be refunded, according to the company update on Reddit.

The company is withdrawing bitcoin option only for its Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile stores. The bitcoin option was launched by the company in December 2014. The option involved allowing the buyers to use the third-party bitcoin payment processor, BitPay, to trade in the cryptocurrency at the current market value.

Samsung Electronics Co. agrees to pay Apple Inc. $548 million this month in court-ordered damages

Samsung Electronics Co. agrees to pay Apple Inc. $548 million this month in cour

Samsung Electronics Co. has decided to pay $548 million to Apple Inc. this month in court-ordered damages. The agreement has marked that the first meaningful exchange of money from a roughly 5- year-long patent quarrel between the smartphone companies.

On Thursday, in a filing in US District Court in San Jose, Calif., Samsung said that it is going to pay the damages after the company’s latest appeal in the case got denied by a court. But, Samsung said that it could look for reimbursement from Apple on the basis of any future rulings from the US Supreme Court or the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Google’s Education Software violates Student Privacy, claims EFF

Google’s Education Software violates Student Privacy, claims EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) alleged that Google is spying on school children through its Chromebooks. The international non-profit digital rights group has now asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Google over the matter.

In a complaint filed earlier, EFF said Google is collecting personal data from kids using the company’s Chromebooks in classrooms. According to the non-profit, Google for Education has been collecting the data and disobeying the terms of Student Privacy Pledge that the company signed earlier this year.

The EFF said during ‘Spying on Students’ campaign, it found that some Google practices were doubtful. It said that the tech giant isn’t collecting children’s data to advertise it, but to track data about students' browsing activities.

Snapchat reaches 6 billion video views a day, according to Financial Times Report

Snapchat reaches 6 billion video views a day, according to Financial Times

In 2013, there were reports that Snapchat has rejected a $3 billion offer from Facebook to purchase the photo and video social media company. But, now 2 years after that, the decision is looking convincingly justified decision, because as per the Financial Times, Snapchat has reached 6 billion video views per day, trailing just behind 8 billion views of Facebook.

The number is looking even more impressive as it 3 times the 2 billion daily video views that were reported by the company CEO Evan Spiegel just 6 months ago, in May to Bloomberg. During that time, the social website was doubling Snapchat's video views, but now the photo messenger has geared up a lot and has caught up, generating around 75% of the video views Facebook does.

Verizon exploring sale of its enterprise assets

Verizon exploring sale of its enterprise assets

Verizon Communications Inc wants to focus on its core business therefore it is planning to explore a sale of its enterprise assets that may be worth $10 billion. In the sale, a business involved in the landline and the internet services for large business customers previously known as MCI and Terremark, data center unit, will be involved.

For now, the company is into planning mode where it is looking how it can best handle asset sales. It has been said so as it is not easy to separate Verizon’s enterprise assets. No deal has been finalized yet and it is being said that the finalized buyer might have to sign commercial agreements with the company.

YouTube under fire for the way it handled its biggest stars

YouTube under fire for the way it handled its biggest stars

YouTube's latest creation ‘YouTube Red’ for generating even more revenue is under fire for the way the company has dealt with its biggest stars. A YouTube Red subscription is going to free subscribers from having to bear pre-roll advertisements from their favorite YouTube channels for a price.

Subscribers will have to pay $9.99 a month, and they will get ad-free YouTube videos, Google Play Music availability, exclusive original content from YouTube official Creator partners, such as PewDiePie, and many other unspecified perks.

While talking about the service, Robert Kyncl, YouTube's chief business officer, said that 99.9% of the content on YouTube will remain free, like always.




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