Video game companies to benefit from $2 million State Government investment in dedicated industry hub for South Australia

UP to 500 jobs are expected to be created in South Australia over the next three years through a dedicated video game industry hub backed by $2 million in State Government funding. The funding announcement, made by Premier Jay Weatherill on Monday,comes after The Advertiser first revealed plans for an industry space to raise the profile […]

Apple Sold 46.7 Million iPhone Units and 10.3 Million iPad Units Last Quarter

Apple Inc on Thursday reported better-than-expected earnings and offered a rosy forecast for the holiday shopping season, allaying investor concerns about production delays on the new iPhone X and demonstrating remarkable strength across its growing line of products and services. The stellar earnings report came just as the iPhone X went on sale Friday morning in Australia. Long […]

Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale: Record 1.3 Million Smartphones Sold in First 20 Hours

The Flipkart Big Billion Days sale started on Wednesday with huge discounts on a wide range of products, especially electronics. The Flipkart offers on mobile phones went live a day later, with the lowest prices on iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, MacBook Air (which were all matched by Amazon India in its own sale), as well as great […]

Micromax Says It Has Sold 2 Million Bharat 2 Smartphones Since Launch

Home-grown handsets maker Micromax has sold two million Bharat 2 smartphones by August-end, five months since launch. The company is working on expanding its Bharat Series with three new smartphones – Bharat 2 Plus, Bharat 3, and Bharat 4 – Micromax said in a statement. These new phones will be available in offline retail stores in the next fortnight, it […]

Comio Eyes Sales of 1 Million Smartphones in India by March 2018

Original device maker Topwise Communication, which is the latest player from China to have entered the Indian market, aims to sell about one million units of its Comio branded smartphones by March 2018. Comio, which will compete with the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi and Micromax in India, has unveiled three new devices priced between Rs. 6,000 and Rs. 10,000. “We […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Shipped Over 20 Million Units Since Launch: Report

While Samsung is steadily inching towards the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 later this month, its other flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S8 – which started shipping just in April this year, has earned itself a milestone. According to recent report by market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung Galaxy S8 has shipped over 20 million units in the April-July period this year. […]

Internet users in country will double to 829 million users in 2021: Report

Mumbai: Driven by digital transformation, internet users in the country will double by 2021 to 829 million users from 373 million users in 2016, according to a recent report. This means roughly 59 per cent of the Indian population will use the internet. Also, there would be two billion networked devices in 2021 up from 1.4 billion […]

Reliance Jio Says It Has 108.9 Million Subscribers, Confirms Home Broadband Trials

Reliance Jio user base stood at 108.9 million on March 31, as per a regulatory filing by Reliance Industries Limited. This figure shows a marginal rise in the company’s customer base since February, when it announced that it had breached the 100 million-users mark. Since the announcement in February, Jio has launched offers to turn […]

Russia Detains Nine ‘Hackers’ Over $17 Million Bank Thefts

Russia Detains Nine ‘Hackers’ Over $17 Million Bank Thefts Russia has detained nine people alleged to be part of a cybercrime ring accused of stealing some $17 million dollars from bank accounts, the interior ministry said Wednesday. The detentions followed a nationwide manhunt. The FSB security agency launched a major operation last year against the […]