It’s a business cycle downturn, a lot rides on govt’s response: Raamdeo Agrawal

What is your assessment of the current slowdown? My sense is inventory correction is more or less done. The correction which you are seeing is the actual decline in the consumer demand. What is happening is that it is a situation where negativity is leading to further negativity. Nobody is talking good but if you […]

Bragi confirms it’s pivoting out of the wireless earbuds business

Before Apple’s AirPods, long before the Galaxy Buds or any of these other ones we’ve reviewed, the Bragi Dash were among the first truly wireless earbuds, the first to actually cut the cord. But they were also incredibly ambitious, promising an intelligent earbud like something out of a science fiction movie, and that ambition has apparently taken a toll: the […]

Sony to Restructure Its Mobile Division: Report

The year just-ended was terrible for smartphone maker Sony amid dwindling sales and the company is now contemplating to restructure and introduce a fresh strategy for its mobile division. “We’ve been undergoing a lot of change. Every component of our business has been touched,” Don Mesa, Vice President of Marketing, Sony Mobile, was quoted as saying […]

How Outdoor Retail Chain Maintains Its Sharp Edge With Innovation, Expertise And Inspiration

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports began 85 years ago in a small shop in Manchester, England and now has a chain of retail stores across the United Kingdom. From print to online plus retail fascias, embracing innovation in products, sales and marketing has been the Ellis Brigham brand signature from the social media initiative #livebreatheoutdoors to […]

Samsung will show images of its foldable phone this week, talk about its UI

Samsung will present its foldable phone at the developer conference that starts tomorrow. It hopes to get feedback from developers about the best ways for apps to handle going from a phone-sized screen to a tablet-sized one as the device unfolds. The company’s VP of mobile communications confirmed that the user interface will be shown […]

LinkedIn Will Allow Economics Researchers to Mine Its Data

Once, Facebook allowed academic researchers access to its data. We know how that story ends: with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now LinkedIn, the professional social networking site owned by Microsoft, says it will open its vast trove of data to academic researchers. But the company, whose chief data officer, Igor Perisic, made the announcement in a blog post Monday, […]

Facebook Hires Shahriar Rabii, Google’s Head of Chip Development, to Lead Its Own Efforts

Facebook, in an effort to further its ongoing development of AI-based chips, has hired one of Google’s lead chip developers – Shahriar Rabii. Previously Senior Director of Engineering at Google, Rabii has taken up the role of Vice President and Head of Silicon at Facebook, following the almost seven-year stint at Google. Earlier this year, Facebook […]

OnePlus 6 Alert Slider Gets Its Old Functionality Back, Removes Do Not Disturb

OnePlus launched its latest flagship – the OnePlus 6 – at an event in London last night. The smartphone comes with a dual vertical camera setup, a notch display, glass back, and much more. Among the many new features, one notable addition that got us excited is the improvement of the Alert Slider. The Alert Slider was introduced on […]