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Nokia 3310 Back in Stock in India, Says HMD Global

HIGHLIGHTS The Nokia 3310 was first launched at MWC 2017 It is a reboot of last decade’s iconic feature phone It went on sale in India last month The Nokia 3310 was launched in the middle of May, and has been in much demand since it went on sale a couple of days later. Sold via offline retailers in the ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone AR Will Go on Sale in Mid-June, Says CEO Jerry Shen

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone offers both augmented and virtual reality features It was first launched at CES 2017, with a Q2 2017 release date Asus CEO Jerry Shen revealed availability at the sidelines of Computex The Asus ZenFone AR finally has a release date. First unveiled at CES 2017 with a Q2 2017 launch date, the smartphone was then revealed by ... Read More »

China’s Xi Says Silk Road Plan Boosts Finance, Security Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walk prior to the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) BEIJING (AP) — Pledging more than $100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called ... Read More »

‘Unlock iPhone’, says judge in US sextortion case

A Florida judge has ruled that two defendants in a sextortion case must hand over the passwords to their mobile phones so officials can search them. Reality TV star Hencha Voigt and former boyfriend, Wesley Victor, are accused of threatening to release explicit images of social media star Julieanna Goddard unless she paid a ransom. The defendants said the ruling ... Read More »

Juicero CEO Says Luxury Juicer Is Much More Than Juice Internet Is Unimpressed

Sometimes, it’s the Internet of stings. Juicero, a startup that sells a pricey juice press, found that out firsthand. The company’s Wi-Fi-enabled machine produces cold-pressed juice out of packets sold exclusively to owners via subscription. Received as both Silicon Valley cautionary tale and commentary on conspicuous consumption, Juicero’s story was chronicled this week in a Bloomberg News piece. The article ... Read More »

Trump’s spending agenda could be a ‘recipe for disaster’, says NYU finance professor

The problem for President Trump is implementing his agenda: Expert  12 Hours Ago | 02:51 President Donald Trump’s spending reform agenda could turn out to be a “recipe for disaster” and a significant risk to the U.S. economy if more attention is not paid to the implementation process, NYU finance professor Edward Altman has warned. Describing the policies as “risky,” Altman ... Read More »

Real estate mogul says this purchasing secret helps him find perfect buys

Sidney Torres has made millions developing real estate. The secret, he says, is in the buy, not the sell. In other words, renovations are not where the money’s at. “A lot of people think, ‘Oh I’m going to go in there and I’m going to renovate [the property] for a lot less and that’s where I’m going to make my ... Read More »

Is the Mobile App Already Dead? comScore Says We’re Nearing “Peak App” (INFOGRAPHIC)

Barring Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and other hugely successful names, many apps are actually rarely used or even downloaded by mobile device owners. Yet many businesses spend considerable time and resources creating apps to engage customers. A new study from comScore now says we’re nearing the “Peak App” moment, which suggests businesses should revisit their mobile app strategy. Highlights of the comScore ... Read More »

Paytm Says It’s Confident of Topping Total Card Transactions in India

Paytm Says It’s Confident of Topping Total Card Transactions in India With 8.5 million daily transactions on its platform, Paytm on Thursday exuded confidence that the digital payment company will soon overtake the cumulative transaction volume for cards in the country. The Alibaba-backed company said it has also seen a multi-fold rise in its userbase post demonetisation in November. “… ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Live Video Feature Rolling Out to Users Worldwide: Here’s How it Works HIGHLIGHTS It will work for users with Instagram version 10 and above The live video feature shows up in Stories It has been rolled out to users globally After releasing it in November and making it available only to users in the US, Instagram has now introduced live broadcasting on Instagram Stories for users worldwide. The Live video feature will work in the same way as Facebook Live, and will allow users to go live for its followers to see real-time feed via the social app. Live video on Instagram Stories is rolling out globally for all users with version 10.0 and above across platforms. The new Live button shows up on Instagram Stories, which appears when you swipe right on the home page. The Live Button now sits at the extreme left in Instagram Stories section, followed by the Normal, Boomerang, and Hands-free mode. Hit the Start live video button and the app will start looking for a proper connection. Once it is satisfied with the connectivity, a countdown starts to warn you to get ready for the live video. As the live video starts, followers are notified of the development so that they could come and watch the live broadcast. The number of people watching your live video is also shown on the screen. Unlike Facebook, the live video does not get saved on Instagram, and disappears as soon as you finish with the broadcast. There’s also an option to comment on the live video, and the user can even pin it to the top for everyone to see. The user can alternatively even disable comments if need be. You can switch cameras from rear to front mid-recording, and can even see the time since you started recording by tapping on the Live button on the top-left edge. Instagram has also added a new section in Explore called ‘Top Live’ that shows you all the people that are live currently with the most popular ones getting the top spot. Tags: Instagram, Instagram Stories, Apps, Android, Apple, Social, Instagram Live Video [“Source-Gadgets”]

Shelving rumours surrounding his plans to run for the US presidency, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has insisted that for now he has no such intentions, saying he would continue to work to grow his company. For now, he said he would continue working on growing his company as well as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) – the corporation he and ... Read More »