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20 Jan 2021

Netflix crosses 200 million subscribers, Q4 2020 nets 8.5 million

Netflix, the revolutionary on-demand media streaming service, has surpassed an impressive milestone of 203.6 million subscribers.

19 Jan 2021

India demands WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

The Indian government has demanded WhatsApp to withdraw its updated privacy policy. It has deemed the messaging service's unilateral changes to be unfair and unacceptable while issuing the ultimatum.

19 Jan 2021

Flipkart 'Big Saving Days' sale: Discounts on popular smartphones

Flipkart has kicked-off its 'Big Saving Days' sale in India for Plus members starting today. However, for non-Plus members, it will go live on December 20.

19 Jan 2021

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

India is reportedly considering a hike in import duties by 5-10% on smartphones, electronic components, and appliances among more than 50 items in the upcoming Union Budget.

19 Jan 2021

Outlining new business strategy, Renault reveals 5 E-TECH all-electric prototype

Renault has announced its "Renaulution" strategy through which it aims to strongly position the brand in the field of electric mobility and clean energy in the coming years.

18 Jan 2021

Trump fires parting salvo at Huawei, imposes further restrictions

During its final week in office and a year after it put Huawei on the Entity List, the Trump administration delivered another blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

18 Jan 2021

Soon, Reliance may let you order groceries from WhatsApp

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail Ltd. is reportedly working toward embedding JioMart into WhatsApp within the next six months. The move will allow 400-million Indian WhatsApp users to address their grocery needs from neighboring outlets through Ambani's hyperlocal e-commerce platform.

15 Jan 2021

Xiaomi blacklisted: Trump administration gives until November 11 to divest

In its final days, US President Donald Trump-led administration has added nine companies to Pentagon's list of suspected "communist Chinese military companies". The list includes plane maker Commercial Aircraft of China (COMAC) in addition to smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi as per a Reuters report.

15 Jan 2021

NVIDIA and AMD on GPU shortages: No improvement until May

The latest GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD have been nigh impossible to purchase from launch day itself. The precious few cards available were quickly lapped up by scalpers using bots and re-listed on eBay for a staggering premium.

14 Jan 2021

Qualcomm buys chip design firm founded by former Apple engineers

Not long after Apple shook the computing space with it prodigious M1 chip, Qualcomm has lapped up a chip design firm founded two years ago by former Apple engineers.

14 Jan 2021

Union Budget 2021 on February 1: Here are key expectations

As India hopes to recover from the COVID-19-induced economic crisis, all eyes are now on the Union Budget for the upcoming financial year.

14 Jan 2021

Hiked prices of petrol and diesel reach new highs

Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday were hiked by 25 paise per liter each, the second consecutive day of increase in rates, taking the prices to new highs.

14 Jan 2021

Tesla enters India, sets shop in Bengaluru; Gadkari confirms news

After years of speculation and a failed pre-order attempt, Tesla has finally entered India. And this time it's for real because the company has registered an Indian arm in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

13 Jan 2021

Petrol prices touch new high of Rs. 84.45 in Delhi

Petrol price on Wednesday touched a new high of Rs. 84.45 per liter in Delhi after state-owned fuel retailers hiked prices following a five-day hiatus.

13 Jan 2021

#CES2021: Intel's Mobileye reveals plans to lower autonomous driving cost

At the ongoing CES 2021, Mobileye - Intel's self-driving car subsidiary brand - has announced that it will shift toward using its own radar-based technology so as to reduce the cost of autonomous driving.

13 Jan 2021

Xiaomi sells Rs. 200 crore-worth Mi 10i in first sale

Xiaomi has managed record-breaking sales worth Rs. 200 crore during the first sale of the recently-launched Mi 10i model across all platforms in India.

12 Jan 2021

WhatsApp highlights key points in a tweet busting recent rumors

In light of the recent hullabaloo surrounding WhatsApp's disregard for confidentiality of user data, users have flocked to alternative messaging services such as Signal, which reported a sharp increase in new user sign-ups.

11 Jan 2021

Sensex hits 49,000 for the first time; Nifty above 14,400

Equity benchmark Sensex surged over 400 points in early trade on Monday to top the 49,000 mark for the first time, tracking gains in IT stocks amid a largely positive trend in global equities and massive FPI inflow.

09 Jan 2021

Hyundai negotiating with Apple to manufacture its self-driving electric car

According to a report by Korea Economic Daily, Apple is negotiating with Korean auto giant Hyundai for manufacturing its long speculated electric vehicle.

07 Jan 2021

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

07 Jan 2021

India's 2020-21 GDP to shrink 7.7%, biggest contraction since 1952

India's economy is estimated to contract 7.7% in the fiscal year 2020-21, according to the first advance estimates released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

07 Jan 2021

Petrol prices hit an all-time high: Details here

Petrol price on Thursday scaled to an all-time high of Rs. 84.20 per liter in the national capital after state-owned fuel retailers hiked rates for the second day in a row.

06 Jan 2021

San Francisco welcomes first non-stop Air India flights to Bengaluru

San Francisco International Airport has welcomed the decision of Air India to fly the first-ever non-stop flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru to cater to the demand of passengers.

05 Jan 2021

Fiat Chrysler eyes expansion in India with $250 million investment

In a bid to expand its presence in India, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will invest $250 million in the country. As part of the plan, the company will launch four new SUVs under its Jeep brand over the next two years.

05 Jan 2021

Google employees form labor union with eye on future protests

Over 200 employees and contractors of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., in the United States and Canada have formed a labor union, the group's elected leaders announced on Monday.

04 Jan 2021

In a first, Sensex crosses 48,000-mark, Nifty soars past 14,000

Domestic stock markets brought good news for investors as the S&P BSE Sensex index traded above 48,000 for the first time ever. The Sensex recorded a jump of 299.24 points, roughly 0.63%, to come at 48,168.22 on Monday morning.

03 Jan 2021

LG incorporates Mini LED technology in its 2021 TV line-up

LG might be the king of OLED TVs, but LCDs are still the bread-and-butter for the television segment of the Korean electronics giant. The company has revealed details of its Mini LED-enhanced LCD television line-up for 2021.

02 Jan 2021

#DealOfTheDay: Samsung Galaxy A71 is available with Rs. 5,500 discount

If you are planning to buy a premium smartphone, this might be a good opportunity for you. Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 5,500 on the Samsung Galaxy A71 (8GB/128GB) model.

02 Jan 2021

Labour Ministry formalizes work from home for the services sector

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has formalized work from home for the services sector while leaving it on the employers in the IT sector to mutually decide the work hours for their employees.

31 Dec 2020

#DealOfTheDay: Motorola G9 is available with Rs. 4,000 discount

If you are planning to own an affordable smartphone, this might be a good deal for you. Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 4,000 on the Motorola G9 (4GB/64GB) model.

31 Dec 2020

Jio to make all domestic calls free from January 1

Reliance Jio on Thursday announced that all off-net domestic voice calls from its network to other networks made anywhere in India will be free from January 1, 2021.

31 Dec 2020

China's Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairperson and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is no longer the richest person in Asia. That title now belongs to China's Zhong Shanshan, a vaccine magnate and the founder of the bottled water company Nongfu Spring.

30 Dec 2020

Flipkart 'Mobile's Year End Sale': Top deals on flagship smartphones

Flipkart's 'Mobile's Year End Sale' is currently live in India with attractive deals and discounts available on best-selling smartphones.

30 Dec 2020

ITR-filing deadline extended to January 10 for individuals: Details here

The Centre on Wednesday once again extended the deadline for individuals to file Income Tax Returns (ITRs) for FY2019-20, providing huge relief to taxpayers.

29 Dec 2020

#DealOfTheDay: Motorola Edge+ is available with Rs. 25,000 discount

If you are looking to buy a new flagship smartphone, this might be a suitable opportunity for you. Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 25,000 on the Motorola Edge+ (12GB/256GB) model.

29 Dec 2020

Tesla to start operations in India next year

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, on Monday, said American electric car major, Tesla is set to start its operations in India next year.

28 Dec 2020

#DealOfTheDay: Mi 10T is available with benefits worth Rs. 7,000

If you are planning to own a premium smartphone, this might be a good deal for you. Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 4,000 on the Mi 10T (6GB/128GB) model.

26 Dec 2020

#DealOfTheDay: Realme 6 is available with Rs. 5,000 discount

If you are planning to own a budget-friendly smartphone, this might be a suitable opportunity for you. Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 5,000 on the Realme 6 (6GB/64GB ) model.

25 Dec 2020

Elon Musk says it's 'impossible' to take Tesla private

Billionaire Elon Musk has clarified that privatization of Tesla Inc. is impossible even though he is keen to spend more time on innovation rather than engineering, design, and general company operations, which limit the tech genius to some extent.

24 Dec 2020

Honda discontinues Civic, and CR-V cars; production shift to blame

Japanese automaker Honda has decided to discontinue its flagship models- the Civic sedan and the CR-V SUV in India.

24 Dec 2020

RBI says Indian economy recovering faster than expected

The Indian economy, which was dealt a heavy blow by the coronavirus pandemic, is recovering faster than expected and could also register a minor positive growth in the third quarter of the current fiscal year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said.

23 Dec 2020

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has given a completely new perspective on the use of smartphones in India. This has prompted Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to relaunch its 4G feature phone in the next quarter.

22 Dec 2020

Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding

VerSe Innovation, the parent company of local language news aggregator Dailyhunt, has received more than $100 million in funding from tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Falcon Edge's Alpha Wave Incubation

21 Dec 2020

Saudi Arabia's $100bn investment plan in India is on track

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that its investment plans in India have not derailed and predicted that the Indian economy has the strength to bounce back from the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

21 Dec 2020

Amazon India adds 1.5 lakh sellers in 2020

E-commerce giant Amazon India on Sunday announced that 1.5 lakh new sellers joined the platform this year.

19 Dec 2020

Ahead of its IPO next year, Zomato raises $660 million

Zomato has raised $660 million as part of its primary financing round, giving the Gurugram-based food tech unicorn a valuation of $3.9 billion, the company's founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal, said on Twitter.

18 Dec 2020

No. 1 Mi Fan Sale: Discounts on popular Xiaomi smartphones

With the upcoming festive season, Xiaomi has kicked-off its 'No. 1 Mi Fan Sale' from today.

18 Dec 2020

#DealOfTheDay: Vivo V20 Pro is available with Rs. 5,000 discount

If you are planning to own a premium mid-budget smartphone, this might be a good deal for you. Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 5,000 on the Vivo V20 Pro (8GB/128GB) model.

17 Dec 2020

#DealOfTheDay: Realme X3 SuperZoom is available with Rs. 6,000 discount

If you are planning to own a premium smartphone, this might be a good deal for you. Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 6,000 on the Realme X3 SuperZoom (8GB/128GB) model.

17 Dec 2020

Anil Agarwal, Centricus to invest $10 billion targeting government privatizations

Commodities tycoon Anil Agarwal is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion (Rs. 73,500 crore) through a new partnership with London-based Centricus Asset Management Ltd. targeting government privatizations.

17 Dec 2020

Bitcoin breaks through $20,000 to reach all-time high

Bitcoin on Wednesday broke through $20,000 for the first time ever following a sustained powerful rally for the world's largest and most well-known cryptocurrency.

16 Dec 2020

Vedanta group to raise $8 billion for BPCL acquisition

The Vedanta group is planning to raise about $8 billion through a mix of debt and equity for the acquisition of state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), reports said on Wednesday.


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