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Xiaomi Phones Are Showing Inappropriate Ads, but the Company Says It Isn’t Responsible

HIGHLIGHTS Some users have reported inappropriate notifications on Xiaomi phones These notifications are served via the Mi Apps store It’s a system application that can’t be uninstalled Xiaomi is the top selling phone brand in India with around 31 percent market share in the previous quarter, according to various research firms. That means roughly one out of every three smartphones sold in India ... Read More »

Ministry of Defence Website Not Hacked or Defaced, Says MeitY

The Defence Ministry’s official website was hacked on Friday, forcing the government to initiate action to restore the site. A Chinese character appeared on top of the page when website www.mod.gov.in was opened. Later, the words “the site cannot be reached” and “please try again” appeared on the home page. Minutes later, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter to say: ... Read More »

Mumbai’s Real Estate Will Take At Least A Year To Revive, Knight Frank Says

Maharashtra’s change in law allowing a reduction in ready-reckoner or benchmark property rates suggests that a revival from the disruption caused by the cash ban and a strict housing regulation may take another 12-18 months, Knight Frank India said. Most of the people who don’t need houses immediately in Mumbai, India’s second-largest property market, will prefer waiting to see a ... Read More »

India’s real estate sector to reach $180 billion by 2020, says report

India’s real estate sector is projected to reach $180 billion by 2020 from $126 billion in 2015, according to a joint report by CREDAI and JLL.Investment inflows in the housing sector since 2014 have been Rs 590 billion, about 47 per cent of the total invested money in real estate, it said.The report also said that the contribution of the residential segment to the ... Read More »

Truss Says It Has 100 Million Square Feet of Office Space Listed for Small Businesses

Commercial real estate platform Truss is trying to level the playing field for small businesses looking for office space. Find Small Business Office Space Online The company has now listed 100 million square feet of office space on its website for small businesses to lease in five major markets: Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Houston and Austin. And it plans on adding another city ... Read More »

Sony Has No Plans to Exit Smartphone Market, Says CEO Kaz Hirai

While you may have some other choices in your mind or thinking of opting for a new iPhone or a fresh Galaxy series Android smartphone, Sony is set to continue the sale of its Xperia phones in the highly competitive smartphone market. In a media interview, CEO Kaz Hirai confirmed that Sony is not considering an exit from the smartphone market and instead, is planning to ... Read More »

Studying Electric Vehicle Market In India Closely, Says Volkswagen

As and when the Indian market is ready for EVs, Volkswagen Group will be ready with its products German auto major Volkswagen is monitoring electric vehicle scenario in India and will be ready with its range of products for the country as soon as the market is ready, a company official said. “Volkswagen Group is studying the developments on electric ... Read More »

Intel Says Meltdown, Spectre Patches Can Cause Reboot Problems in Old Chips

HIGHLIGHTS Meltdown, Spectre flaws affect nearly every computer in the world Intel revealed the patches may cause some issues with older chips It said it was working with affected customers to fix the issues Intel on Thursday said that recently issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that ... Read More »

John McAfee, Cyber-Security Pioneer, Says His Twitter Account Was Hacked

HIGHLIGHTS I am an expert but no control over Twitter’s security: McAfee The hacked account was used to promote lesser-known cryptocurrencies His account was hacked despite two-step verification being active Ace computer programmer and businessman John McAfee’s has said that his Twitter account was hacked and was used to run ‘coin of the day’ series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies. “Though I am ... Read More »

Samsung Dominates Global Smartphone Sales in Q3 2017, Says Gartner

With 22.3 percent market share, Samsung pipped Appleto grab the top spot in the global smartphone sales to end users (by vendor) in the third quarter of 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. Apple registered a distant 11.9 percent market share while Huawei 9.5 percent at third spot as the global smartphone sales reached 383 million units in the third quarter. In the ... Read More »