9 Offers That Can Help You Boost Sales This Tax Season

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Tax season isn’t just about getting your return in time and all the commotion that goes with it; it’s also a great opportunity to boost sales. Tax-time promotions, offers and tie-ins can add some fun to this busy time of year and hopefully make you some money too!

Here are some ideas that you might want to use for your small business.

Use the Number “1040”

No one enjoys filling in Form 1040, but as a small business, the number has infinite promotional possibilities.

For example, if you own a restaurant or bar you could offer two dishes, meals, or drinks for $10.40. Retailers could mark down items to $10.40. Or online stores could offer a special promotion that starts at 10:40 or can only be redeemed with coupon code “1040.”

There are probably 1,040 other things small businesses could do along the same line.

Offer a Unique Product in Honor of Tax Day!

Whether it’s the “Tax Man Martini” or the “Uncle Sam Sandwich,” think of ways to offer unique, one-off items that have a tax day tie-in and charge $10.40 or $15 for it (as a nod to April 15).

Come Up With a “Taxing” Catchphrase

Last year, California Tortilla came up with the tagline “Queso Makes Life Less Taxing” and offered free chips and queso with any purchase on April 15.

Get the word out a few days ahead of time on social media and to your email subscribers. Line up some memes, images, and product photos to accompany the catchphrase and let customers know what’s being offered.

Offer a Tax-Free Service

Offer a tax-free dining or shopping experience for one-day only on April 15.

Position Your Offer as a Refund

We’re all hoping for a tax refund, so why not offer your customers one. Instead of the traditional “BOGO” offer, give them a refund when they buy two items in a certain range.

Help Your Customers Relax After Tax Season

Preparing taxes is complicated and stressful. Could your business offer something that can help customers wind down and relax after tax season? B and Bs and hotels could offer a “Tax-Free, Stress-Free Weekend Special.” Spa owners could offer a “Tax Day De-Stress Package.”

Offer an in-room credit (aka refund) or a special service for soothing “taxed” nerves.

Set Up a Pop-up Shop

Get out there among your taxpaying customers and hand out free samples of your products or services. Throw in a free shoulder massage, just for fun.

Run an Early Bird Campaign for Early Filers

Run a promo or special the morning of tax day and position it as a special promotion for those who already have their refunds.

Offer Tax Tips for Next Year

If you’re in the financial services industry, now is the time to start marketing your services. Offer customers a free consultation or product trial and tout how you can help them do a better job of filing next year.

The opportunities are endless. For more inspiration, check out this roundup of Tax Day Freebies, Promotions, Deals and Specials from Forbes, which features a selection of the best promos offered by businesses last year.

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This Startup is Using Salt to Create an Alternative to Nuclear Energy

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Creating alternative energy sources is certainly an important task. But it’s not necessarily one that’s going to be popular with investors, given the experimental nature and length of time such a project is likely to take.

Transatomic Power is one company that’s working to create cleaner sources of energy. Co-founders Dr. Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie have designed a technology that uses a hot salt mixture to dissolve uranium.

This process could potentially eliminate the toxic waste that is created with the nuclear power we use today. It could also eliminate much of the risk for steam explosions.

The potential for this new technology is great. But it couldn’t be fully realized without some funding behind it. So, the company has spent the past year raising $6 million in funding for the project.

Much of the money came from Peter Thiel’s Founder’s Fund, which was a perfect fit since the organization has the ability to be patient with its investments. And Transatomic Power’s technology is likely at least 10 years away from being able to show any sort of return on investment. Dewan told Fast Company:

“They were one of the early investors in SpaceX, so when we talked with them about our time line, they said, ‘Oh that’s kind of in line with how much time it took to get the Falcon 9 off the ground.’”

The investment should enable the team at Transatomic Power to get their technology past the experimental stage and to the point where it can actually be put into action.

Currently, about 19 percent of the electricity in the U.S. is generated using nuclear power. So this cleaner version has the potential to make a huge impact. It just takes some forward thinking scientists and investors who believe in their mission.

Dewan said:

 “Basically, we’re all working together in opposition to fossil fuels. That’s the real fight.”

Image: Transatomic Power

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Juice Your Apple Devices with this Fun Juice Box Charger

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What’s the best way to give your iPhone some battery life? With the 100 percent Energy Apple Juice Power Pack, of course.

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This compact backup battery pack is a charming and playful way to charge your USB-powered devices.

Created by and sold on Photojojo!, it is designed to look like an apple juice box, making it the perfect accessory for your Apple gadgets.

Apple Juice Power Pack juice box charger

The product description for the 100 percent Energy Apple Juice Power Pack reads:

“As your phone slowly drifts off after a busy day, plug it in with your charging cable and get back to business. Each box contains 2-3 full servings (a.k.a. full charges) of phone juice. Next time your battery decides to throw a low-battery temper tantrum give it a hug and a juice box.”

Apple Juice Power Pack juice box charger

Grab your juice box and get charging!

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Images: Photojojo

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Nintendo to End Wii U Production This Week: Report

Nintendo to End Wii U Production This Week: Report

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  • The final Wii U will roll off Nintendo’s production line this week
  • This comes after the company revealed the Nintendo Switch
  • More information on the Nintendo Switch will be available from January 12

With the Nintendo Switch announced and rumours of a Switch Pro in the works, it appears that the Kyoto-based company has finally ended Wii U production.

According to a report from Eurogamer, Nintendo will end Wii U production this Friday citing multiple sources.

“At the last official count, as of 30th September, Nintendo had shipped 13.36m Wii U consoles. The console’s final tally will likely now be only slightly more,” writes Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips. “Nintendo’s Japanese production line will shut down for the last time this week after the final deadline for orders passed yesterday, Eurogamer understands. Only a small number of further orders were placed.”

This follows a report from UK retailer Gameseek that claimed Nintendo had asked retailers to place their final orders.

“Nintendo is now taking final orders on Wii U consoles. Those that haven’t ordered by the end of next week (Friday September 30) will not be able to order the Wii U again from Nintendo,” a post on UK retailer Gameseek reads. Evidently to make room for the Switch – details of which, including price, will be known on January 12.The new device features a tablet-like display unit that can dock at home and connect with a TV, or be taken out and about with two detachable controllers. Nintendo is betting the hybrid approach will help the Switch become a hit like the Wii, its most-successful console ever thanks to its motion-tracking controllers.

As for Switch’s software, he said Nintendo made a deliberate decision not to disclose specific titles: “One thing we still can’t show is the software lineup. We want people to touch the device in January and experience the software for themselves.” Several reports pegged the price of the Switch to be on the higher side compared to the Wii.

“A long-in-the-works revamp to the company’s consoles — the NX, with reveal coming next week — is liable to come at a price that will result in a “major” disappointment for volume sales, the firm Macquarie says,” according to a post on investor website Seeking Alpha. “Speculation is putting the price of the new console between $300 and $350, in line with competing consoles, vs. the Wii’s former discount to rival boxes from Sony and Microsoft.”

Tags: Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo NX, Nintendo Switch Release Date, Wii U End of Life, Nintendo
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What LeEco, Lenovo and OnePlus are offering this Diwali

Lenovo Z2 Plus. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Chinese phone makers are turning the heat on their Indian and South Korean counterparts by offering heavy discounts, attractive trade-offs and a chance to win a free smartphone through online contests. Here are the top deals offered by LeEco, Lenovo and OnePlus on their online stores or on Amazon.in and Flipkart.com.

LeEco Le Max 2

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Chinese phone maker LeEco which has been creating quite a buzz in the Indian market with just three phones under the belt is offering a major price cut on its mid-range phone the LeMax 2.

The Le Max 2 is a big screen phone that poses serious competition to the high flagships as well as the mid range smartphones. It is selling at Rs.17,999, down from Rs.22,999. Its prime attraction is the 5.7-inch AMOLED display and the screen resolution of 2,560×1,440m, which is unheard of in a sub Rs.20,000 smartphone. This is a sharp and bright looking display and is ideal for movie buffs and fans of graphic intensive games. The audio output in the CDLA ready headphones that comes with the smartphone is one of the best we have heard in any smartphone so far. Powering the phone is Qualcomm’s 2.1GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor which has been paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone’s metallic finish gives it the aura of a premium flagship device. You can get this phone on Amazon.in or LeEco’s official online store.

OnePlus 3

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OnePlus is not offering any direct discount on its new phone. The OnePlus 3 is still selling at Rs. 27,999, but if you are willing to part away with your older phone, you may get a price reduction of up to Rs.16,000 on it, depending on the condition and the model of the phone that you are planning to give away.

The company is giving buyers a chance to get the gold variant of the OnePlus 3 for free under its Diwali Dash sale. It commences on 24 October on OnePlus’ official online store. You can get the details for the contest here .

There is a direct discount on the 64GB variant of the OnePlus 2, though.

Barring the heating issues that we noticed in some of its handsets, the phone is a pretty powerful big screen option for users who fancy the clean Oxygen OS more than the custom User interface based smartphones from Xiaomi or LeEco. It runs on Qualcomm’s 1.8GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM. The phone is selling at Rs.19,999, down from Rs.22,999 on Amazon.in.

Lenovo

Lenovo is offering an attractive discount on its budget smartphone Zuk Z1. Earlier priced at Rs.13,499, right now you can get it for Rs.10,999. This is the most affordable Cyanogen phone the market right now. It runs Android 5.1 and offers plenty of cool customisations without feeling overwhelming as phones with custom UIs tend to get. It runs on Qualcomm’s 32-bit Snapdragon 801quad-core processor with 3GB RAM, has a 5.5-inch full HD display and offers 64GB of internal storage. The phone’s other talking point is its classy looks and the 4,100mAh battery that can clock a day and half of backup easily. You can get this device on Amazon.in.

The other phone in the Zuk series is the recently launched Z2 Plus. It doesn’t run the Cyanogen OS but retains the plain Android interface. Lenovo is offering exchange offers which can help you save up to Rs. 13,600. Again the amount of discount you get will depend on the handset you are putting up for exchange. Z2 Plus is a small screen phone with a display size of 5-inches. It is powered by Qualcomm’s 2.1GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor with 3GB RAM in the 32GB variant (Rs.17,999) and 4GB RAM in the 64GB variant ( Rs.19,999). The phone is available on Amazon.in.

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This Laptop Deck Turns the HP Elite x3 into a PC and Phablet in One

The HP Elite x3 Lap Dock is a new offering from HP that turns your mobile phone into a laptop with many of the same capabilities.

The new HP (NYSE:HPQ) Elite x3 is a full featured phablet with a hefty price tag, and for small businesses that can afford it, the Lap Dock is the perfect accessory to make it a complete system.

Businesses now want a mobile device that can handle Microsoft’s Office applications just like a desktop, HP seems to be betting. They want their employees to have all the tools they need when they are outside of the office, which is what the HP Elite x3 delivers. But when they get back, it is important to seamlessly connect to peripherals that let these devices to continue functioning like a desktop. The Lap Dock makes that possible for the x3 with a very slim form factor device.

At first glance the Lap Dock looks like a regular laptop, but it is far from that. It is solely designed to extend the capability of the x3, and essentially has no guts. That means no processor, hard drive, RAM, etc.

When you open the device, you get a nearly borderless 12.5-inch diagonal LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, a backlit spill-resistant keyboard with drain and a large touchpad. It delivers the audio with integrated Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers, noise canceling microphones and stereo headphone jack.

The HP Elite x3 Lap Dock is a new offering from HP that turns your mobile phone into a laptop with many of the same capabilities.

The ports and connectors include micro HDMI, 1 USB Type-C for data and charging, 2 USB Type-C for data and power in/out. The whole thing is powered by a 4-cell 46W/hr battery that is powerful enough to charge the x3 when you run out of juice.

Pairing the x3 and Lap Dock is made possible with Miracast and WiGig technologies. All you have to do is place the phablet next to the dock, and you are ready to go. Continuum and HP Workspace take care of everything else.

The Lap Dock will be available November 14, 2016 for $599. So, with the HP Elite x3 starting at $799, price will clearly be the biggest barrier for budget conscious small businesses.

Image: HP

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Reliance Jio SIM Is the New iPhone, WhatsApp-Facebook Integration, and More News This Week

Reliance Jio SIM Is the New iPhone, WhatsApp-Facebook Integration, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reliance Jio SIM became the most-sought after item
  • The year-old iPhone 6s beat the Galaxy Note 7 in speed tests
  • Many Dropbox users’ passwords were leaked

Missed out on any tech news this week? You’ve come to the right place, as we’ve picked out the top stories we read over the entire week. First up – a word of warning to all Dropbox users. You might need to change your password – a leaked credential cache means that at least some users’ passwords were compromised. And if you use the same password on other sites too – which you should never, ever do – then change those as well.

The big story of the week was the mad rush for Reliance Jio SIM cards, which have probably become the most sought-after tech-related item in the country. First, there were reports that anyone with a 4G phone can now get their hands on Jio SIM, though not every Reliance store seems to be honouring the offer. Then, Reliance officially extended the offer to owners of Asus and Panasonic smartphones, followed by four more OEMs later in the week. All this just seem to heighten demand for the Reliance Jio SIM, as evident by queues in retail stores across the country, reminiscent of iPhone launches in other countries.

(Also see: Reliance JioFi Device – How to Buy, Price, Plans, and Everything You Need to Know)

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The Reliance Jio rollout continues to bounce along merrily with no real visibility – apparently Mukesh Ambani met the telecom secretary to discuss Jio’s rollout plans, but details are unclear. Other telcos are not happy, and are alleging that the tests Reliance Jio is running are just commercial operations to scoop up useres.

Also, while Reliance started off by offering SIM cards to its employees, RIL is apparently now asking staff to stop using other telcos – Airtel is said to be the most affected by this decision.

The controversy of the week was probably the results of a test comparing the real world speed difference between the iPhone 6s and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – Samsung’s new phone was bestedby the year-old iPhone 6s. Interestingly, another study showed that the iPhone and iPad had higher failure rates than Android counterparts. But the coolest news of the week might be that the world’s first self driving taxis have started operations in Singapore.

Right at the start of the week, the Gionee S6s was launched. Samsung launched the Tizen-basedSamsung Z2. It is the first Tizen smartphone with 4G LTE support, and was wholly developed in Bengaluru.

 

(Also see: Gionee Says Will Set Up Manufacturing Unit in India)

Also launched this week were the Meizu U10 and Meizu U20 budget Android smartphones, which come with fingerprint scanners. There was also the Intex Cloud Tread, with 2GB of RAM and a hexa-core SoC,launched at Rs. 4,999, and the Vivo Y21L with 4G VoLTE at Rs. 7,490.

Xiaomi closed out the week in launches, with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in China, which comes with a 4100mAh battery, and runs on a Helio X20 SoC.

Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for a flagship, then Samsung has an offer for you – it’s cut the prices for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The phones are now cheaper by Rs. 5,000 each. Xiaomi also took a cue from Samsung, and has cut the price of the Xiaomi Mi 5 by Rs. 2,000, down to Rs. 22,999.

 

In case you’re using a Nexus device, good news – the Android 7.0 Nougat rollout has started for Nexus devices. Unlike Apple’s iOS, which is released to all users in a single release, Android has a much slower rollout – which is why the biggest chunk of users is still on version 4.4, KitKat, and only 15.2 percent of users are on the previous version of Android, version 6.0 or Marshmallow. Apart from the Nexus phones, the update is now also headed to some Sony phones so far.

(Also see: Android Nougat: How to Download and Install Right Now)

 

It was also revealed that Google’s new VR platform, Daydream, is going to launch soon.

While it’s been a good week for launches, other news from around the world and India had its ups and downs. At a company townhall, Flipkart’s Executive Chairman Sachin Bansal addressed employees to reassure them about layoffs – hundreds were fired in one swoop – and admitted that his removal from the CEO position was also performance related.

Speaking of CEOs, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg started his week by giving away $95 million in Facebook shares to charity. Zuckerberg plans to donate 99 percent of his Facebook shares to the Chang Zuckerberg Initiative which will focus on charitable causes around the world, similar to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. At the same time, Facebook launched the Lifestage app, targeted at video loving teenagers. This iPhone app allows teens to watch clips about the life of their classmates, or make short clips themselves.

But not all is good in the house of Facebook this week. WhatsApp – which Facebook bought two years ago, updated its terms of service for the first time since 2012, to say that it’s now going to share your phone numbers with the social network, though you can opt-out of this.

 

(Also see: WhatsApp’s New User Terms Signal It’s Finally Ready to Make Some Money)

Meanwhile, in case you’re wondering how successful Edge, Microsoft’s replacement for Internet Explorer, has been… well, the company is now offering people money to use the browser. Opera was also in the news this week with the launch of Opera VPN for Android that gives free, ad-supported, unlimited VPN access to users.

One interesting piece of news from the telecom world – Trai has now permitted the validity of mobile data packs to be for one year. This is a pretty big step because earlier the longest validity you could get was 90 days, limiting a customer’s options. Airtel and Vodafone also introduced e-KYC for SIM activation with Aadhar verification, which could lead to instant verification of SIM cards. And BSNL has added an unlimited 3G plan for Rs. 1,099. You can also get a 10GB plan for Rs. 549 now.

 

Speaking of news from India, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) rollout has now started, and bank-enabled apps are arriving in the Play Store. This could have major impact on e-commerce, and mobile wallets, as the UPI basically allows you to make a bank transfer as easily as you’d send an SMS.

(Also see: Beyond Payments – How the Unified Payments Interface Will Evolve)

There were also some leaks at Sony that tell us more about how the video games giant is moving forward. A PlayStation Europe leak revealed PlayStation Now for PC – it’s Sony’s game streaming service, and if you have a 5Mbps Internet connection, you’ll be able to play PS4 games without a PS4. The leak was confirmed later in the week.

 

There was also a leak of the PS4 Slim that shows an all-matte finish. With the Slim and the Neo, Sony will be refreshing with two consoles, an interesting move that shows how the console industry has changed with this generation.

On the other side of things, Halo 5: Forge for Windows has a release date now – the map editor for Halo 5 will arrive on Windows 10 PC on September 8, with new content from the Xbox One version.

We also heard from Titanfall’s developer – who addressed the beta test that we described as’disappointing’. The developers say it’s slower to make the game more accessible, and easier to learn as you play.

Share a screenshot and win Samsung smartphones worth Rs. 90,000 by participating in the #BrowseFaster contest.

Tags: Mobiles, Google, Apple, Smartphones, Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6s, Reliance Jio, Dropbox, Sachin Bansal

 

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Is This New Snapchat Ad Feature Cool — or Creepy? (Watch)

Is This New Snapchat Behavioral Targeting Ad Feature Cool -- or Creepy? (Watch)Snapchat may soon be able to sell ads based on things it recognizes in users’ photos. The company recently filed a patent for a behavioral targeting system that uses image recognition software to find specific items and then suggest filters based on those items.

So for example, if Snapchat recognizes that a photo includes the Empire State Building, it could suggest a King Kong filter. Or if you’re a New York City tourism company, you could potentially pay to have your own filter available when Snapchat recognizes the Empire State Building or other popular landmarks.

The Double-Edged Sword of Behavioral Targeting

The technology presents an interesting opportunity for advertisers. But it also presents some unique privacy issues for consumers. Some might not appreciate the fact that an app can recognize what’s in their photos and then use that information for ad targeting.

That’s one of the major issues that businesses have to navigate in today’s world of online advertising. This technology from Snapchat isn’t available yet. And it may not even become available. But even the possibility requires businesses to consider what to do when it comes to new ad formats. Becoming an early adopter of this new Snapchat feature and other potential ad formats could lead to unique targeting opportunities for businesses. But it could also lead to privacy issues that could impact consumer opinions.

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Pokemon Go, Reliance Jio, iPhone 7, and More News This Week

Pokemon Go, Reliance Jio, iPhone 7, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reliance Jio is offering three months free data to Samsung users
  • Idea is offering 45 percent more mobile data at same rate
  • Next Nasa Mars Rover discussion will be on Facebook Live

Missed out on the tech news of the week? Don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. There was a lot of interesting news that developed over the week, and also, a tonne of Pokemon Go related stuff. Pikachu, Rattata, and Machop are entering into everyday conversations and if you were a geek growing up in the 90s, then this is really great. But if you’re sick and tired of hearing about this, we’ve got something that can help you. Check out ourguide to avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers – these tips can be tweaked to isolate yourself from Pokemon Go too. Also, if you’re sick and tired of Pokemon Go, you might want to skip the next couple of paragraphs.

Now, as usual, our Orbital Podcast talks about the biggest developments in the world of tech. This week, we talk about Pokemon Go in India. Pokemon Go might not have launched here yet but you candownload and install it pretty easily, just be careful about Pokemon malware.

(Also see: Pokemon Go Review)

Here are some basic tips and tricks to get started, and some more detailed guides as well. If you aren’t really clear about the difference between Pikachu and Pokemon, our 10 point Pokemon Go cheatsheet will help, and we’ve also got the inside story about Niantic Labs, the company that’s behind Pokemon Go.

(Also see: This Indian Augmented Reality Game Could Be the Next Pokemon Go)

Also, here’s a look at what people playing Pokemon Go from India had to say about it, and if you still want more Pokemon news, then visit our Pokemon Go page.

If you want, you can talk about your experience like playing Pokemon Go in India or share your discoveries with other Pokemon Go players in our forum by following our threads for Delhi, Mumbai,Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, or starting your own.

There were some interesting phone launches as well this week – here are some of the highlights from amongst those. Reliance launched two Lyf phones this week. Asus also launched two phones, the Asus ZenFone 3 Laser and the Asus ZenFone 3 Max. The phones were launched in Vietnam, and availability in other countries hasn’t been announced for now. In China, Huawei launched the Huawei Maimang 5, while the Moto E3 launch took place in the UK.

Also this week, we had the launch of the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Wooden Edition, at Rs. 11,499, and theLG Stylus 2 Plus in India.

There’s also been a video sighting of an iPhone 7 – the release is drawing closer and the leaks are springing up as usual; expect more details in the coming weeks.

Nintendo meanwhile doubled down and after the resounding success of Pokemon Go and announced the NES Classic Edition, a revamped NES console for $59.99 (around Rs. 4,000) which will come with 30 classic games. The system won’t get any extra games, but the 30 games you will get are Nintendo’s most famous classics, so this sounds like a retro lover’s dream come true.

Aside from that, Facebook has some fun news – Nasa will hold the next Mars Rover discussion on Facebook Live. The company has been working with Nasa to promote other features, such as showing 360-degree photos from Mars so this isn’t really surprising. Also, Facebook Messenger is getting Instant Articles support this month which means articles that load instantly even while you are chatting. And speaking of social media – Maneka Gandhi met with the Twitter team to curb harassment of women online. Everyone knows about Twitter’s trolling problem, but is government intervention a solution?

Potentially huge news from the telecom world – Google’s Project Fi rolls out for its data services in 135 new countries. US-based users of Project Fi can now benefit from much faster international data speeds, and as this rollout steadily continues it’s going to disrupt existing telecom businesses.

In India, Idea Cellular has slashed its mobile data rates across all circles, offering 45 percent more data on ‘sachet’ packs, low value packs priced between Rs. 8 and Rs. 225. Still doesn’t compare to the Rs. 93 for 10GB 4G data Reliance Jio is supposed to offer, but ut’s definitely a welcome move.

Airtel was also in the news this week, though not for anything good – there’s a suspicion that Airtel is sniffing and censoring Cloudflare traffic in India. The telco has denied this entirely, and stated that blocking of any page is only done at the URL level, while CloudFlare never responded to Gadgets 360’s queries on the subject.

Samsung meanwhile has tied up with Reliance Jio, and customers with select Samsung smartphones can now get a free Reliance Jio SIM and three months of free 4G data. This is Reliance’s first tie up with a manufacturer (outside of its own brand Lyf) and reports suggest that more such announcements are in the pipeline.

Tags: Airtel, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Idea, Lenovo, Mars, Moto E3, Motorola, Nasa, Niantic, Niantic Labs, Nintendo,Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Reliance, Samsung, Twitter
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