India Smartphone User Base to Cross 700 Million By 2020: Counterpoint

More than a billion smartphones will be sold in India over the next five years, taking the number of users to surpass 700 million by 2022, Counterpoint Research said on Friday. Mid-range smartphones (roughly Rs 14,000-Rs 29,000), will grow 20 percent (year-on-year) in 2018 and by almost four times during the next five years to…

Smartphone Users in India Consuming 1GB Data a Day on Average: Nielsen

Smartphone users in India are consuming an average 1GB data per day – from an average 4GB a month not long ago – and spending more than 90 minutes on online activities daily across the entry-level, mid-range and premium segments, a Nielsen India report said on Thursday. Additionally, the report said the average selling price…

Tecno Camon iAir 2+, Camon i2, Camon i2X With Dual Rear Camera, Display Notch Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Tecno Mobile on Wednesday launched the Camon iAir2+, Camon i2, and Camon i2X in India. All three new smartphones are touted to have artificial intelligence (AI)-backed camera features as well as a display notch design along with Super Full View screen panels.The AI algorithm on the handsets is capable of scanning up to 298 facial points. The Camon iAir2+, Camon…

Google Relaxes Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads in US, Japan

Google is tweaking its ban on cryptocurrency-related advertisements it put in place earlier this year, planning to allow regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to buy ads in the US and Japan, the media reported. Google in March announced a ban on advertisements for cryptocurrencies and other “speculative financial products” across its ad platforms. The Internet giant’s updated policy…

Facebook to Drop On-Site Support for Political Campaigns

Facebook said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with US President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet’s Google and Twitter have long offered free dedicated assistance to strengthen relationships with top advertisers such…

Akamai Says Over 30 Billion Malicious Login Attempts Detected Under 1 Year

Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologieson Thursday said it detected 30 billion malicious login attempts globally during a period of eight-months ending in June 2018. The financial services industry bears the major burden of such attacks, according to a new report titled “Akamai 2018 State of the Internet/Security Credential Stuffing Attacks”. Malicious login attempts result from…

Honor 7S Flash Sale Today at 12pm via Flipkart, HiHonor.com

The Honor 7S budget smartphone will be available for purchase today in a flash sale today. The Honor 7S sale today will go live at 12pm exclusively via Flipkart and HiHonor.com as part of the ongoing Honor Days sale the brand is hosting. Apart from making the budget handset more widely available, the Honor Days sale is giving deals on smartphones such as Honor…

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Says 1 Million US Jobs Pledge Thwarted by US-China Trade Row

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. The billionaire owner of China’s largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to Donald Trump last year, as Beijing courted the then-newly elected president….