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Google to Verify Identity of US Political Ad Buyers

HIGHLIGHTS Google will now require identification proof from US political ad buyers It is designed to avoid being used to spread misleading or divisive ads Google in 2017 promised to make political advertising more transparent Google on Friday said that people looking to place US election ads on its platform will need to show identification, and make clear who is paying. ... Read More »

Facebook Bids to Keep Data Privacy Case From EU’s Top Court

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United States. The case, taken in Ireland by privacy activist Max Schrems, is the latest to question whether methods used by technology ... Read More »

iPhone 2018 Models Unlikely to Bundle Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapters: Report

Apple had first removed the 3.5mm jack – in a “courageous” move – with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pluslaunch back in 2016. In an interesting set of revelations by Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates, Apple now appears unlikely to bundle the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter with the 2018 iPhone lineup set to launch later this year. As a result, the ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Swift & Baleno waiting periods to reduce: Here’s how

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), which is easily the most popular car manufacturer in the country, has sold more than 4.6 lakh vehicles in Q1, 2018. A major chunk of its new car sales comes from its two very successful hatchbacks – the new Swift and Baleno. Both the cars enjoy unprecedented success and are so much in demand that ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 to Launch in India ‘Soon’, Amazon India Registration Page Now Live

The OnePlus 6 launch doesn’t seem to be too far away, as Amazon India has launched a registration page for the upcoming smartphone. The e-commerce titan also confirmed the OnePlus 6 will be exclusively available on its platform, and that it will be launched in India “soon.” OnePlus 6 will be the next flagship smartphone the Chinese brand launches, with ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) Expected to Launch in Five Colour Options

Mi 6X or Mi A2, confirmed to launch at an event scheduled for April 25, is expected to be Xiaomi’s next mid-range smartphone. Many of the key features of the Mi 6X have been leaked online over the past few weeks; fans in India can expect it to feature stock Android as well when it arrives in the country. Now, according to a new ... Read More »

5G Smartphone Shipments to Exceed 100 Million Units by 2021: Counterpoint

The 5G smartphone shipments are expected to grow a whopping 255 percent by 2021, almost reaching 110 million units, a new report said on Tuesday. According to Counterpoint Research, while the growth will be slow during the initial commercialisation phase in 2019, there will be an uptick in sales once countries shift from non-standalone to standalone 5G infrastructure. “We also expect 5G chips to ... Read More »

Future Audi cars & SUVs in India to cost less than the Toyota Fortuner & Ford Endeavour: Here’s how

Audi has lost market leadership in India to Mercedes Benz and now finds itself in third place, behind BMW, in the pecking order. The German luxury car maker is working on a comeback strategy that involves affordable cars. The automaker is planning to launch cars under the A3 sedan and Q3 crossover, the least priced cars that Audi sells in ... Read More »

Walmart Said to Complete Due Diligence for Buying Into Flipkart

Walmart completed a thorough due diligence process on e-commerce firm Flipkart this week, two sources said, as the US retail giant looks to take a controlling stake of 51 percent or more in the Indian company. Walmart has already floated a shareholder agreement, or offer proposal, and is looking to shell out about $10 billion to $12 billion for the stake that would value ... Read More »

IPL 2018: Airtel to Deploy ‘Massive MIMO Pre-5G’ Networks Across Venues

Bharti Airtel on Friday said it will deploy the advanced Massive MIMO Pre-5G technology across Indian Premier League (IPL) 201 match venues starting with the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai where the first match will be played on April 7. The telecom service provider said it will deploy the service in IPL match venues in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mohali, Indore, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Chennai. ... Read More »