PhonePe allows to invest in liquid mutual funds
The all-digital product will help users grow their savings by earning higher short-term FD-like returns with the ease and liquidity of a Savings Account, the company said in a press note.
Baidu Chief Robin Li thinks AI will cut human dependence on mobile phones
Li also said the video as a form of content may become the numero u...
Cabinet nod to agreements on mobility, space, polar science
The agreement was signed in March 2018 during the state visit of the French presi...
Lost phones can be tampered with, tracking may be limited
The central registry for stolen or lost mobiles may not be able to protect the tampering or untraceablity of the phones. The IMEI can also be changed while repairing a broken or malfunctioning mobile phone. However the IMEI number which the registry wants to block, can also be changed, say experts.
5G phones may reach Indian shores in H1
Indian consumers can expect to start buying the first set of 5G phones as early as in the first half of 2020, with some devices likely to be available in the first quarter, albeit at the higher end. However, the government prepares to auction 5G spectrum only in the April-June quarter.
Relief for financial firms as RBI allows video KYC
In a move that will enable banks and fintechs onboard customers remotely, RBI has amended its norms to allow the ‘know your customer’ (KYC) process to be completed through a mobile video conversation. The central bank has also facilitated eKYC and digital KYC by allowing use of Aadhaar or other e-documents in the customer due diligence process.
Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G phones globally in 2019
As of November 2019, Samsung accounted for 53.9 per cent of the global 5G smartphone market and led the industry in offering consumers five Galaxy 5G devices globally, including the Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 5G and Note10+ 5G, as well as the recently launched Galaxy A90 5G along Galaxy Fold 5G.
Tech rally, trade hopes boost Wall St to record highs
The biggest boosts to the main indexes were Facebook Inc , Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc and Microsoft Corp which rose between 0.7% and 1.5%.
Mobile makers get retailer ultimatum on online discounts
More than 50,000 mobile phone retailers have given an ultimatum to the top five smartphone brands to permanently stop online discounting and launch of online exclusive models, claiming that the ecommerce push had badly hurt their business.
View: When Qassem Soleimani defused tension after India voted against Iran
Soleimani’s ‘termination’ was the second most important event in the tensed history of US-Iran confrontation in the past four decades, after the Iranian action of storming the US Embassy in Tehran in November 1979 and taking 52 US diplomats as hostages.
2020 running high on tech: OnePlus 8 series, Galaxy Fold 2.0 & other smartphones expected to drop this year
The smartphone-makers are developing powerful and aesthetically-appealing devices.
Route Mobile gets Sebi nod for IPO
The company had earlier received Sebi nod for the IPO in 2018 as well, which had expired.
Apple's news service reaches 100 million users, App Store sales expand
Apple gave the figures in its annual early January update on its services businesses. Apple's overall services segment revenue rose 16% to $46.3 billion in its most recent fiscal year ended on Sept. 28, 2019, while its iPhone segment sales fell 14% to $142.4 billion.
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