HONOR PARTNERS FLIPKART TO SELL ‘HONOR 9N’ IN INDIA

AGENCIES|MUMBAI Chinese smartphone maker Huawei’s sub-brand Honor on Friday announced to partner with Flipkart for the exclusive sale of “Honor 9N” that is set to be launched on July 24 in India. The upcoming smartphone will come with a Full-View Notch display and a 2.5D curved glass design with 12 layers of premium glass with nano coating. “We are delighted to announce…

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WhatsApp TO RESTRICT MESSAGE FORWARDING TO FIVE CHATS IN INDIA

AGENCIES|MUMBAI After the government of India served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to curb the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned app has said that it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. WhatsApp said its users in India will not be allowed to forward more than five chats at…

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FACEBOOK JOINS HANDS WITH SKILL INDIA MISSION

AGENCIES|BHUBANESHWAR Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will enable Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to incorporate Facebook’s training on Digital Marketing Skills in its courses, besides providing trainees with access…

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OPPO UNVEILS BUDGET PHONE FOR Rs 10,990 IN INDIA

NEW DELHI OPPO on Friday unveiled a new mid-range smartphone “OPPO A3s” for Rs 10,990 in India. The device houses 13+2MP dual rear camera system and an 8MP Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled front camera. It has a 6.2 inch super full-notch screen, OPPO’s AI beauty technology for enhanced selfie experience, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The smartphone will be available online and…

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IT POLICY WILL DIGITALLY EMPOWER GOA: CM

PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said the IT policy approved by his government would play a crucial role in making the state digitally-empowered. “In continuation with our Prime Minister’s call for digital India, Goa is very proud that we are going into a new era of information technology by unveiling the IT policy and ensuring that Goa enters the…

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BSNL LAUNCHES FIRST INTERNET TELEPHONY SERVICE IN INDIA

AGENCIES|NEW DELHI State-owned BSNL (BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED) on Wednesday launched India’s first Internet telephony service “Wings”. The service was launched by Communications Minister Manoj Sinha. This service would allow customers to make and receive calls over the Internet from anywhere in India or abroad. “It will use a Mobile Numbering Scheme, and will need a SIP Client (soft app) to be downloaded…

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YouTube TO INVEST $25MN IN ITS FIGHT TO COUNTER FAKE NEWS

AGENCIES|SAN FRANCISCO Video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will invest $25 million to fight against the spreading of fake news, especially for the urgent coverage of breaking news. YouTube, which is owned by Google, said on Monday that this investment will be part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), first introduced in March to help the media and to…

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NASA FUNDING PROJECT TO TURN ASTEROIDS INTO SPACESHIPS: REPORT

AGENCIES|WASHINGTON NASA has recently announced it would give funds to a California-based 3D printing company for finding ways to turn asteroids into giant, autonomous spacecrafts, which could fly to outposts in space, the media reported. Made In Space’s project, known as RAMA (Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata), could one day enable space colonization by helping make off-Earth manufacturing efficient and economically…

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RIL’s 41st AGM: JIO PHONE 2 LAUNCHED AT Rs 2,999; JIO GIGAFIBER TO ROLLOUT FROM AUGUST 15

MUMBAI Reliance Jio today announced the launch of JioPhone 2 and Jio GigaFiber at RIL’s 41st Annula General Meeting held at Birla Matushree Sabhaghar in Mumbai. The new JioPhone 2 will hit the markets by August 16 this year and will be available at a price of Rs 2999. Users can get the new JioPhone at effective cost of Rs 501 by exchanging…

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GOVERNMENT WARNS WHATSAPP TO CURB MESSAGES IMPACTING COUNTRY’S LAW & ORDER SITUATION

AGENCIES|NEW DELHI The government has asked WhatsApp to take immediate action to end the menace of spreading messages that impact the country’s law and order situation and ensure that the platform is not used for such malicious activities, an official statement said here on Tuesday. “Instances of lynching of innocent people have been noticed recently because of large number of irresponsible…

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