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Indian Smartphone Phone Market Grew 14 Percent in 2017 to Record 124 Million Shipments: IDC

Analyst firm IDC (International Data Corporation) on Tuesday posted reports from its Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker wherein it observed that India recorded total smartphone shipments of 124 million units in 2017, with an annual growth of 14 percent over last year. This double digit growth makes India the fastest growing smartphone market in the world, among the top 20 global… Read More »

Flipkart Republic Day Sale: Smartphone Deals Detailed, Up to 80 Percent Off on Laptops, Cameras, and More

Flipkart has announced its Republic Day Sale just a day after arch rival Amazon revealed the dates of the next edition of its Great Indian Sale. No surprises for guessing, the two e-commerce sales will clash: the Flipkart sale will begin on January 21 and end on January 23, while the Amazon sale will begin the same day but end on January 24. Popular products… Read More »

Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months.… Read More »

Lenovo’s Global PC Shipments Fall 1 Percent, Slower Than Market Decline

China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest personal computer maker, said its global PC unit shipments fell 1 percent in the year ending in March, against a market decline of 3 percent, as consumer demand continued its downward trend. Revenue from its personal computer and smart device business, which accounts 70 percent of total revenue, fell 2 percent to… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 ‘Best-Ever’ US Pre-Orders 30 Percent Higher Than Galaxy S7, Says Company

Samsung launched its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in March, and rammed them with a lot of features to get customers excited. Now, a fresh statement from Samsung claims that the US pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 have been the ‘best ever’. The statement was sent out to media outlets, and it states the Galaxy S8 and… Read More »

EU clears German plan for electric vehicle charging network

The European Commission said on Monday it had approved German plans for an infrastructure network for charging electric vehicles across the country. The plan, at a total cost of 300 million euros (255 million pounds) over four years, will require that the electricity comes from renewable energy sources, with contracts awarded through an open tender process. “Electric vehicles… Read More »

Prada 2016 revenue down 10 percent as Asia, Japan lead global decline

Italian fashion group Prada (1913.HK) reported a 10 percent drop in revenues on Monday as sales fell across all regions, including Japan and its top market Asia Pacific. Consolidated revenues in the financial year through January 2017 fell to 3.18 billion euros (3 billion pounds), down from 3.55 billion euros a year before. At constant exchange rates sales… Read More »

Brexit threatens 10 percent of London financial jobs: lobby group

Up to 10 percent of jobs in London’s financial district may be lost if Britain fails to secure adequate access to European Union markets after Brexit, a City of London official said on Wednesday. Bankers first called for full access after June’s vote to leave the European Union but such hopes have now faded, leaving the sector to… Read More »

Tod’s core profit falls 16 percent on shrinking sales in China

Core profit at Italian luxury goods maker Tod’s (TOD.MI) was down 16 percent in the first half of the year with respect to 2015, bogged down by weak sales in Greater China and falling tourist spending in Europe and the United States. Tod’s said on Wednesday earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in the first six… Read More »

Oil falls more than 3 percent; U.S. crude draw seen as glitch

Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Friday, paring the previous session’s rise as traders noted that a tropical storm was behind this week’s unexpected slump in U.S. crude inventories. The market remained on course for a weekly gain of nearly 5 percent, its first gain in three weeks. Traders cited hopes for a global deal on… Read More »