Xiaomi Says It Shipped More Than 10 Million Smartphones Last Month

September was a big month for Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone maker shipped more than 10 million smartphones last month across all the markets where it operates, Xiaomi’s chief executive officer Lei Jun said. A thrilled and happy Jun, who shared the announcement, thanked employees and partners. The company also reached a major milestone in India. Roughly […]

iPhone X’s Rs. 89,000 Price Tag a ‘Value Price’, Says Apple CEO Tim Cook

In a statement that might come as a surprise to many, Apple CEO Tim Cook has described the iPhone X’s price tag of $999 (Rs. 89,000 in India) as “value price” in an interview with Good Morning America. In his interview, Cook talked about the security offered by the Face ID as well as iOS 11 and ARKit among other things but his statement about […]

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 […]

Xiaomi Mi 5X India Launch Unlikely Next Week as Company Says ‘New Series’ Incoming

Xiaomi has been teasing the ‘global launch’ of a new smartphone next week, with an event being held in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 5. Past teasers have pointed to a ‘flagship dual camera’ smartphone, and the most recent such offering from the company was the Xiaomi Mi 5X, making it the prime candidate for launch. However, Xiaomi on Thursday shared a […]

Jio Phone: Micromax Says Yet to See Any Impact, but Open to Idea of 4G Feature Phone

JioPhone demand is on the radar of Indian smartphone maker Micromax as it explores whether its feature phone lineup needs to be upgraded to support 4G networks. The JioPhone bookings start online and offline officially on August 24, and deliveries will start in September. Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder of Micromax, said the company already has 4G-enabled feature phone […]

Tata Motors to turn around domestic business, N. Chandrasekaran says

Tata Motors chairman N. Chandrasekaran has said the company will focus on domestic business. Photo: PTI Mumbai: Tata Motors will focus on turning around the domestic business, particularly the commercial vehicles (CV) segment which has suffered due to a challenging environment as also the company’s sub-optimal execution and market misses, chairman N. Chandrasekaran said on Tuesday. […]

Over 12 lakh businesses apply for new GST registration, says revenue secretary

Over 12 lakh businesses have applied for fresh registration under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia said. Of these, while 10 lakh applications for registration have been approved, 2 lakh are still pending approval. “The figure of new registrations approved in GST crosses 10 lakhs today. About 2 lakh applications […]

The ‘Spawn’ Movie Will Draw Inspiration From ‘Jaws,’ Todd McFarlane Says

The Spawn movie has been long gestating — presumably, in the bowels of hell — but fans of the comic book antihero were finally put at ease with news of a new Spawn film at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. With Spawn creator Todd McFarlane announced as the writer and director of the Spawn movie under Blumhouse Productions, you may be excited to […]

US considering arms to Ukraine, says envoy Volker

The new US special representative for Ukraine says Washington is actively reviewing whether to send weapons to help those fighting against Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker told the BBC that arming Ukrainian government forces could change Moscow’s approach. He said he did not think the move would be provocative. Russia warned that anything that heightened tension […]

Qualcomm CEO Says Settlement Likely in Apple Dispute

Global chip maker Qualcomm that recently filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple now expects ‘out of court’ settlement with the Cupertino-based iPhone maker. According to a Fortune report on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said during the Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, that “those things tend to get resolved out of court and there’s no reason why I wouldn’t expect […]