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LG’s 21.5-inch Chromebase AiO launched in India for Rs 32,000

LG has launched the world’s first desktop PC running Chrome OS in the form of an all-in-one PC named Chromebase AiO. It will be selling in India for Rs 32,000. Chromebase AiO (Model 22CV241) comes with a 21.5-inch full HD IPS display and is powered by a fourth generation Intel processor. The exact model number of the processor is not known....more
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Enterprise
Microsoft kickstarts first ever global ‘one-week hackathon'
Microsoft has kicked off its first ever global 'one-week hackathon' in an effort to answer chief executive officer Satya Nadella's call to think differently. The event will have Microsoft employees across 114 countries, including India, simultaneously..... more
Nokia bags 12 key deals with Indian operators in FY14
Nokia Networks bagged a dozen deals with major Indian operators during the first half of 2014, against 16 signed last year, the company said on Wednesday, indicating better times for the Finnish telecom gear maker as it expects higher revenue ... more
Handset
Moto G gets a Rs 2,000 price cut in India
Motorola has cut the prices of its Moto G smartphone in India by Rs 2,000. This move comes soon after the launch of smartphones like Asus ZenFone 5 (Rs 9,999) and Xiaomi Mi 3 (Rs 13,999), which offer better specifications at more aggressive prices.... more
IT/Security
Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns
USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday..... more
Policy & Regulation
Government requests for user data increased: Twitter
Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States, as has been the case since..... more
Report
Software sales next big thing in Indian smartphone market
As hardware prices continue to drop in India, the world's fastest growing smartphone market, software sales is set to play an increasingly important part for smart device vendors who are striking distribution deals with app makers, content and.... more
Telecom
BSNL and MTNL lag behind private telecom companies in connection sales
Private telecom carriers sold over 48 million new connections between May '13 and May '14 while state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) jointly lost nearly 10 million during the period, struggling to..... more
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