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Jammu & Kashmir: Mobiles down, Valley queues up for landlines

A view of Lalchowk in Srinagar. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi) For years they were considered obsolete. But after a fortnight of communication restrictions across Jammu and Kashmir since the Centre scrapped the state’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, the Valley is queuing up outside telephone exchanges — for landline telephones, new and old. Over the… Read More »

Making 1 billion mobiles in a year: India needs to ramp up manufacturing, become global hub

The focus is needed on attracting large-scale manufacturing of mobile sets. While the Indian government targets ramping up mobile phone and component manufacturing in the country according to its National Policy for Electronics, India needs to adopt a multi-prong approach and manufacture 1 billion mobiles a year, a report said. “India must ensure that the scale of manufacturing… Read More »

Here’s how to set up your computer to work productively from home

Personally, I love working from home because it means I get to avoid the London Underground during rush hour (aka hell on earth) and it allows me to do my job at my own pace. Having said this, being a remote worker can get a little monotonous and I find myself struggling to remain focused and productive. With this… Read More »

YouTube gives up, tests hiding comments by default on Android

YouTube finally seems to have realized the obvious: comments, for the most part, are bad and you shouldn’t read them. It’s currently testing a new layout in the Android app that hides comments from sight unless you press a button to expose them. However, according to XDA Developers, the rollout so far hasn’t expanded beyond India. If you frequently… Read More »

Ex-Facebook privacy chief: Breaking up the social network won’t lead to better data protection

Former Facebook executive Chris Kelly told CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” on Friday that the social media giant is on the right track when it comes to addressing users’ privacy and data concerns. “You have to have scale in order to address these problems,” Kelly said of the company’s large scale. Facebook can now “invest heavily in AI and machine learning.” Kelly,… Read More »

GMR to invest ₹350 crore to set up business park in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: GMR Infrastructure Ltd plans to invest around₹350 crore to set up its first office park spread over 1 million sqft in Hyderabad in the next 3-4 years as part of its larger land monetisation plan, said a top company executive. The New-Delhi based group, which operates Delhi and Hyderabad airports apart from other infrastructure businesses in India, has been… Read More »

Business up by 10-20% after GST implementation, says pumpset-makers body

With majority of MSMEs in the region claiming to have borne the brunt of GST, Tamil Nadu Pumpset Manufacturers Association (TAPMA) on Saturday said business has, however, grown by 10 to 20 per cent. Speaking to reporters here, TAPMA president Kalyanasundaram said taxes were 4 per cent less after GST implementation, as there was reduction of central sales… Read More »

Captain Marvel’s official site dials up some 1990s web design

I don’t know if it’s too soon to call a film set in the 1990s a “period piece,” but Captain Marvel’s marketers are doing their damndest to earn that label with a Comic Sans-tastic throwback website that recalls the days of Adobe PageMill and HTML 1.0. It’s slam full of ultra-dated features, my favorite being the crummy RealMedia player embed (OK, so… Read More »

Realme 2 Pro With Snapdragon 660, Up to 8GB RAM Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Realme 2 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 13,990 HIGHLIGHTS Realme 2 Pro is priced in India starting at Rs. 13,990 Realme 2 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC It sports 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual cameras on the back After the Realme 2 launch last month, the newly-formed brand has launched the Realme 2 Pro smartphone in India.… Read More »

Huawei First-Half Revenue Up 15 Percent as Smartphone Market Share Rises in China

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd posted a 15 percent rise in first-half revenue, with industry data showing market share gains at home for the smartphone maker that has been largely shut out of the US market over security concerns. The world’s third-largest smartphone maker said on Tuesday revenue rose to CNY 325.7 billion ($47.7 billion) for the six months to June… Read More »