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Jio to make all domestic calls free from January 1

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.

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

29 Dec 2020

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

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.

#LeakPeek: Vivo Y1s to cost around Rs. 8,000 in India

25 Nov 2020

#LeakPeek: Vivo Y1s to cost around Rs. 8,000 in India

Vivo is planning to launch its Y1s model in India in December. In the latest development, tipster Mukul Sharma has revealed the prices of the phone, claiming it will cost around Rs. 8,000.

Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

21 Oct 2020

Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

In a new development, Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Platforms Ltd. has announced its 5G plans in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

28 Sep 2020

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

Telecom giant Reliance Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

04 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok India.

New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

31 Aug 2020

New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

To help Indians adjust with the routine of working and studying from home, Mukesh Ambani's home broadband service JioFiber has updated its plans.

Jio is offering free data for 5 months: Details here

16 Aug 2020

Jio is offering free data for 5 months: Details here

As part of a special offer, Reliance Jio is providing unlimited 4G data and free Jio-to-Jio phone calls for up to five months, to all the customers who purchase a new JioFi 4G wireless hotspot device.

OnePlus Nord is up for pre-ordering in India via Amazon

28 Jul 2020

OnePlus Nord is up for pre-ordering in India via Amazon

The much-hyped OnePlus Nord is now available for pre-ordering in India via Amazon. The pre-booking window will remain open till August 3, a day before the mid-range handset goes on open sale.

#WeeklyRecap: Twitter hacked, Huawei banned, Jio's 5G strides, and more

19 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Twitter hacked, Huawei banned, Jio's 5G strides, and more

A lot has happened this week!

Is Reliance's new 'Jio Glass' worth the hype?

15 Jul 2020

Is Reliance's new 'Jio Glass' worth the hype?

During Reliance's first 'virtual' Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of the conglomerate, shared a lot about his oil-to-telecom businesses.

Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

15 Jul 2020

Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

As Indians adjust with the reality of working and connecting remotely, leading telecom-to-technology companies in the country are racing to get affordable yet high-quality video-conferencing solutions up and running.

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

14 Jul 2020

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

After several major conglomerates and foreign funds, technology giant Google is mulling an investment in Reliance Industries' Jio Platforms.

Tech Briefing: Apple pays $1bn penalty, Google invests in India

14 Jul 2020

Tech Briefing: Apple pays $1bn penalty, Google invests in India

A lot happened in the technology world when you were sleeping.

#WeeklyRecap: Instagram's Reels, Jio's WhatsApp clone, Google's smart speaker, more

12 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Instagram's Reels, Jio's WhatsApp clone, Google's smart speaker, more

This week, tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Jio made headlines in the world of technology.

Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

10 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

A week ago, Jio Platforms, the telecom-to-digital entity of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries, launched JioMeet, a video conference service that looked more like a rip-off of its prime competitor 'Zoom'.

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

09 Jul 2020

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

Amid calls to boycott the foreign goods, especially those from China, to make way for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Government of India is looking to have 'origin country' of products displayed across online shopping portals.

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

03 Jul 2020

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

After a nearly three-month-long fundraising spree, Mukesh Ambani's telecom-to-digital entity Reliance Jio Platforms is expanding its footprint to step into the arena of video-conferencing.

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

03 Jul 2020

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

Jio Platforms, the entity that holds the telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has scored another big investment.

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

02 Jul 2020

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale today at 12pm

02 Jul 2020

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale today at 12pm

The OnePlus 8 Pro is scheduled to go on another flash sale today at 12 pm via Amazon and OnePlus e-store. Due to production issues faced during the lockdown period, the company has been offering the flagship handset via flash sales only.

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale on June 29

27 Jun 2020

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale on June 29

The OnePlus 8 Pro is scheduled to go on sale in India on June 29 at 12 pm via Amazon and OnePlus e-store. Alongside the Pro model, the regular OnePlus 8 will also be available for purchase.

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale today via Amazon

25 Jun 2020

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale today via Amazon

OnePlus's latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8 Pro, is all set to go on sale today at 12 pm via Amazon and OnePlus.in.

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

18 Jun 2020

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

18 Jun 2020

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

18 Jun 2020

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to not use any Chinese equipment in its 4G upgradation work.

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

05 Jun 2020

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report

04 Jun 2020

Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report

After Facebook's multi-billion-dollar investment in Jio Platforms, e-commerce giant Amazon is moving to strike a deal with its competitor - Bharti Airtel.

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

01 Jun 2020

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

WeTransfer appears to have hit a roadblock in India.

OnePlus 8's next sale in India on June 4

30 May 2020

OnePlus 8's next sale in India on June 4

OnePlus's newly-launched flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8, will once again go on sale in India on June 4 at 12pm via Amazon.

OnePlus 8 to go on sale at 2pm via Amazon

18 May 2020

OnePlus 8 to go on sale at 2pm via Amazon

As part of a special early access sale, OnePlus's newly-launched flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8, will go on sale for the first time in India today at 2 pm via Amazon.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

17 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 6,598 crore ($869.8 million) from US-based private equity firm General Atlantic.

Vivo V19 goes on sale in India today

15 May 2020

Vivo V19 goes on sale in India today

Vivo's recently-launched smartphone, the Vivo V19, has gone on sale in India for the first time today via the company's e-store, Amazon, Flipkart, and other partner offline stores.

Vivo V19, with 32MP dual selfie camera, launched in India

12 May 2020

Vivo V19, with 32MP dual selfie camera, launched in India

Vivo has launched its latest mid-range smartphone, the Vivo V19, in India. It comes at a starting price of Rs. 27,990 and will go on sale starting May 15 via the company's e-store as well as major e-commerce partners like Amazon and Flipkart.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from Vista Equity

08 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from Vista Equity

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 11,367 crore from US-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

04 May 2020

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

Jio Platforms, the entity housing telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, has picked up Rs. 5,655 crore ($747 million) in investment from US-based private equity firm Silver Lake.

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

03 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

The last week of April was all about bugs, glitches, and leaks.

#LeakAlert: Data from Jio's COVID-19 symptom checker exposed online

03 May 2020

#LeakAlert: Data from Jio's COVID-19 symptom checker exposed online

Soon after the COVID-19 outbreak, technology companies around the world began launching triage tools to help their customers check themselves for coronavirus.