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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 [...]

is working on MagSafe-based inductive charging mechanism for the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch details surface, battery supposedly lasts only a couple of hours under active use

Battery life has always remained one of the main challenges for smartwatch makers. Apple did not shed any light on its battery life when the company officially unveiled its smartwatch. According to reports, Apple’s much awaited Apple Watch isn’t going to be any different from other smartwatches in terms of battery life. The company seems [...]

The layoffs are expected to be made before the end of March.

EBay To Lay Off 2,400 Jobs Ahead Of Possible Spinoff Of PayPal Business

On Wednesday, eBay announced that it would slash 2,400 jobs or 7 percent of its workforce across its marketplaces, PayPal and enterprise businesses. The layoffs are expected to be made before the end of March. The move comes as the e-commerce giant announced its profit in the fourth quarter rose to US$936 million on US$4.9 [...]

The Beijing-based company would be increasingly investing in media and content

China’s Xiaomi to buy stake in software firm Kingsoft for $68M

Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone distributor has agreed to purchase close to 3% stake in Kingsoft Corp., a Beijing-based software company, in which the smartphone maker’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Lei Jun is an investor. Xiaomi will acquire the shares from Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd. for HK$527 million ($68 million) as [...]

It is possible that the pen will be charged with a Lightning connector.

Apple likely to launch a stylus along with the iPad Pro

Apple is reportedly preparing to take a big step out of Steve Jobs’ prescribed path for touch screen computing. The tech giant is planning to launch a stylus alongside the gigantic iPad Pro, before the end of this year. The latest iPad Pro will be a larger version of the iPad with a 12.9-inch display. [...]

Xiaomi's 2015 flagship model looks more like an Android device.

Xiaomi unveils Mi Note to fight the iPhone 6 Plus

After teasing a super-thin new smartphone earlier this week, smartphone maker Xiaomi launched a new iPhone 6 Plus competitor, Mi Note. Xiaomi is called the Apple of the East and has often been said to duplicate the company’s designs. But its 2015 flagship model looks more like an Android device. The Mi Note is an entirely new device and [...]

As soon as the translator recognizes the other language, it will display the translated text on the screen.

Google Translate App gets an upgrade with real-time voice and sign translators

Google has announced a significant upgrade to its Translate application. On Wednesday, the search giant released the new update for Android and iOS users. The latest version of Google Translate offers two main features — the ability to interpret and instantly converse with someone speaking in a different language and the capability to translate text [...]

Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS was launched nine months after its Android counterpart.

Google Launches Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

Google on Monday unveiled its latest app for iOS devices. Called Chrome Remote Desktop app, the iOS version allow users to remotely control their computer using their smartphone or tablet. “Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to remotely access one computer from another over the Internet. For example, you can use the app to securely access [...]

say that staying apart from the iPhone could result in poor cognitive performance

iPhone separation anxiety causes psychological problems, study finds

Cellphones have become an extension of our arm. We wake up using alarms that were set on our phones, making it the first thing we look at early morning each day. They have inadvertently become our personal assistants, social calendars, and connection to the outside world. We are dependent on them so much that we [...]

The Galaxy A7 features a metal unibody design similar to Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5

Samsung unveils Galaxy A7 complete with 5.5-inch display, octa-core processor and a slim metal body

After innumerable leaks and much speculation, Korean electronics maker Samsung has pulled the curtains off of their latest in the A series of smartphones, the Galaxy A7. In terms of specs, the Galaxy A7 is the most advanced and high-end smartphone of A series. The device features a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display that carries [...]

Many users of Weibo, China's microblogging network heatedly discussed the controversy.

China police allegedly purchase hacking software to monitor phones

China’s push for government transparency seems to have gone wrong in one eastern city after a screenshot allegedly shows Chinese police purchasing viruses for the iPhone and Android in order to monitor calls stirring controversy in China. Details of the purchase circulated on Wednesday on China’s popular Sina Weibo social network. But public security officials [...]

Standard Chartered Bank China in Guangzhou

Standard Chartered exits global equities business, to axe 4,000 retail bank jobs

According to reports, Standard Chartered is closing its global cash equities business and is also axing around 4,000 jobs worldwide at its retail banking division in an abrupt move that underscores the bank’s efforts to achieve the cost cuts. The division had struggled to make profit since the bank re-entered the segment in 2010. The [...]