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Lenovo becomes third largest smartphone maker inb India after Motorola acquisition

China's Lenovo completed its $2.9-billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility on Thursday, making the Lenovo-Motorola combine the third largest smartphone entity in India, one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world. "Motorola and Lenovo together would be No. 3 in the market (India) which would be the case in many markets that both brands operate.....more
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WhatsApp Founders Own Nearly $9 Billion in Facebook Stock
WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion (roughly Rs. 55,300 crores) when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this..... more
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At 4.85 mm, Oppo R5 is world’s thinnest phone
Oppo has launched its N3 and R5 smartphones today at a global launch event in Singapore. The N3, its latest addition to the N series which features an automated swivel camera. On the other hand, the R5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone.... more
Truecaller Launches Truedialer App for Android and Windows Phone
Truecaller has come up with its own dialler app, called the Truedialer, for Android and Windows Phone. The Truedialer app for Android devices is now available for download from Google Play and the company's official site, while the Windows.... more
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Nokia's Sriperambudur plant workers' stir ends
What started as a spirited protest against the closure of one of India's largest factories ended rather unceremoniously, late on Thursday, at the negotiating table of the State Labour Department - the union of the Nokia factory in Sriperambudur.... more
Ericsson expects to get more 4G equipment orders from India
Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson expects to get more network equipment orders from India, counting on companies rolling out 4G services, and has formed a separate business unit to cater to such demand. "Having a separate.... more
National Optical Fibre Network work speed needs to rise by 50 times to meet target
The pace of work for government's key broadband project, National Optical Fibre Network, needs to ramped up by 50 times to meet target, according to an official source. "Current rate of work needs to be ramped up by 50 times to achieve.... more
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Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Reliance seek deferral of upcoming auction of airwaves
India's top four carriers have sought the telecom minister's urgent intervention to defer the upcoming auction and ensure that operators whose permits expire in 2015-16 be allowed to "continue with their existing in-use spectrum" till.... more
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