RSS Consumer Products News


Apple is reportedly planning to launch iPhone trade-in programme in China with Foxconn

Cupertino, California-based Apple is apparently planning to introduce a trade-in programme for iPhones in China in association with contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group to cater to the huge demand for the US-company’s used smartphones. According to reports, the iPhone trade in program will start in Apple Stores on the 31st of March. Under the programme, […]


Google reportedly creating a new service that allows users receive & pay bills directly from their Gmail accounts

Google is reportedly working on a project that will enable Gmail users receive and pay their bills within their email accounts. According to a report published by Recode website, the service, dubbed Pony Express, would allow Gmail users to pay service providers and other bills without being required to go to a telecom or utility […]

Lexmark enters agreement to buy business software brand Kofax for $1 billion

Lexmark enters agreement to buy business software brand Kofax for $1 billion

Lexmark International, known for its printers, announced Tuesday that it will acquire Kofax, a California-based software developer company, for $1 billion deal. PC and printer makers have been struggling lately as companies cut down printing to reduce costs and consumers shifted to mobile devices from PCs. Lexington, Kentucky-based Lexmark is the parent company of Perceptive […]

Google, Intel, TAG Heuer to collaborate on luxury smartwatch

Google, Intel, TAG Heuer to collaborate on luxury smartwatch

At Baselworld in Switzerland, the world’s largest luxury watch fair, luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer has announced that it will be designing a smartwatch in collaboration with U.S. tech giants Google and Intel. The watch is to rival similar devices in the consumer wearables market. With Apple being praised for their product design, the new partnership might […]

Yahoo unveils an on demand password feature

Yahoo unveils an on demand password feature

Yahoo users needn’t fear about forgetting their password anymore or having to change it every time a company they do business with is hacked. Yahoo on Sunday announced that it is now introducing “on-demand” email passwords. The new feature does not require users to remember their password, but simply log-in by a unique generated code, which […]

Uber teams up with China’s BYD for electric car testing

Uber teams up with China’s BYD for electric car testing

Uber Inc. announced on Friday that it has teamed up with Chinese automaker BYD, or “Build Your Dream” to test a fleet of electric cars for its drivers. The test programme, which was initiated a few weeks ago in Chicago, could eventually expand to other cities as well. Uber spokeswoman Lauren Alltmin stated that the […]


Apple’s new patent filing hints at future waterproof iPhone, iPads

While it’s a little too early to start thinking about what the next Apple smartphone might look like – especially with the iPhone 6 selling like hotcakes, a new patent filing reportedly hints that the tech giant is researching waterproofing methods for its hardware. The patent could lead to waterproofing of future Apple devices that […]


AbbVie to acquire cancer drug maker Pharmacyclics in $21bn deal

US-based biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Pharmacyclics Inc for about $21 billion. The deal would give AbbVie control over Pharmacyclics’ flagship cancer drug Imbruvica, designed to treat hematologic malignancies. Under the terms of the deal, which was approved by the boards of directors of both companies, AbbVie said it […]

One Main Financial

Springleaf to acquire OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion

Springleaf Holdings Inc said Tuesday that it would acquire OneMain Financial a subprime lender from Citigroup for a cash price of $4.25 billion. Springleaf and OneMain combined would have an estimated 2.5 million customers and 2,000 branches, creating the largest subprime lender in the United States. The deal which is subject to regulatory approval, is […]

Target Store

Target to lay off thousands of jobs in cost-cutting moves

U.S. retailer Target Corp announced on Tuesday that it will downsize the workforce over the next two years as part of a restructuring that will cut more than $2 billion in costs. Brian Cornell, Target’s chief executive at a meeting on Tuesday with financial analysts and investors to outline the retailer’s business priorities for 2015, […]

Smartphone A7000

Lenovo Announces the A7000 Smartphone at Mobile World Congress

While Lenovo’s 5-inch A6000 has just gone on sale in select markets, the Chinese manufacturer has already announced yet another successor. Dubbed as A7000, it comes with even larger screen than A6000 and is the first smartphone to pack Dolby Atmos technology. The A7000 joins the maker’s other wares being showcased at Mobile World Congress. […]

Motorola Moto E

Motorola announces Moto E (2nd Gen) 3G model priced at $120, 4G version to cost $150

Motorola, a part of Lenovo on Wednesday announced the launch and immediate availability of the new version of its Moto E smartphone, the latest member of the company’s line of low-end smartphones. The new version, named as Moto E (2nd Gen) has been launched in two variants. The unlocked 3G model is available for approximately for $120 and 4G LTE version […]

Procter & Gamble to sell 100 of their least profitable brands

Procter & Gamble to sell 100 of their least profitable brands

Cincinnati-based consumer products major Procter & Gamble said Thursday that they are planning to sell off majority of a 100 brands by summer for a consolidation in various segments they operate in. The company made the announcement during the Consumer Analyst Group of New York annual conference in Boca Rato. Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller said that the […]


Sprint offering pre-orders for the LG G Flex 2 smartphone, features and pricing revealed

In an effort to reclaim the third place, service provider Sprint has come up with enticing offers and promos to lure lost customers, bringing in new customers and also ensuring that they remain loyal. Sprint has confirmed that it will be the first to distribute the LG G Flex 2 in the United States. Sprint […]

The Smart TV’s privacy policy also reveals what other data Samsung gathers.

Samsung under fire, its smart TV voice recognition software could transmit personal or sensitive information

South Korean tech giant Samsung has acknowledged that its smart TV products feature a voice recognition technology that captures voice data from users and transmits data gathered to an unnamed third-party company. Samsung was recently condemned by privacy advocates for its alarming feature. The company’s privacy policy warns users to be careful when speaking about personal […]

Meizu MX

Alibaba Buys a $590M Stake in Chinese Smartphone Maker Meizu

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed to buy a minority stake in domestic smartphone maker Meizu Technology Co for $590 million, a joint statement said Monday. Alibaba did not reveal how big its holding will be in a privately owned handset maker. The deal is expected to help Alibaba’s cloud computing unit […]


Alibaba tests its first drone delivery service in 3 Chinese cities

Following the footsteps of Amazon and Google, China’s E-Commerce Giant Alibaba on Wednesday tested its first drone delivery service, delivering whisk ginger tea to customers within an hour despite tight controls on airspace. Alibaba partnered with a logistics firm called YTO Express on the scheme to deliver online orders from China’s largest customer-to-customer shopping site […]

TracFone began disclosing about throttling unlimited plans in September 2013

TracFone to pay $40 million for misleading consumers about ‘unlimited’ data plans

TracFone Wireless, the largest prepaid mobile phone service company in the country will pay $40 million to settle claims that it deceived millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that TracFone’s advertising promised unlimited data to customers, and then the company resorted to throttling speeds when […]


Cablevision Announces Freewheel, Its Wi-Fi Only Mobile Phone Service

Cablevision Systems is entering the wireless market with a Wi-Fi-based low-cost mobile phone service, making it the first U.S. cable operator to launch such an offer. The company’s new wireless Internet phone service will be called Freewheel and aims to give users an option to costlier data plans from other cellular networks. Since 2007, Cablevision […]