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Xiaomi Doubles Its Shipments in Q3 2017, Says IDC

The global smartphone market has momentum going into the year-end holiday shopping season, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by International Data Corporation (IDC). An estimated 373.1 million smartphones were shipped worldwide during the third quarter of this year in a 2.7 percent rise from the same period

Spurred by Marcel News, R/GA Announces Its Own ‘Operating System’

R/GA O.S. Credit: R/GA It can take a push to make something official. For R/GA, that push was Marcel. Publicis Groupe “has a brand, but not the capabilities, yet,” R/GA founder, Chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg says of Marcel, Publicis Groupe’s forthcoming AI-powered internal operating system. R/GA has

With new operating system, Apple revamps its money-making App Store

An attendee checks out a new iPhone X during an Apple launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s newest operating system for iPhones and iPads introduces changes to its marketplace for third-party software to satisfy app developers and add

Mesosphere adds Kubernetes support to its data center operating system

There can be no doubt that Kubernetes is where it’s at for container orchestration services these days. Mesosphere, which was one of the early companies to adopt containers and which focuses on allowing businesses to run their big data and analytics workloads in the cloud, today announced that it

Lava Announces 2-Year Warranty for Its Smartphones and Feature Phones

HIGHLIGHTS The 2-year warranty applies to select models Models purchased after August 26 will be eligible Regular warranty periods continue for accessories and displays Domestic mobile manufacturer Lava on Friday announced a 2-year warranty for all its major models in its product portfolio in India, across smartphones and feature

VMware Puts Security at the Heart of its Software

On Monday, VMware will launch a new product to protect its core software from cyber threats. Bullet-proofing corporate data from cybersecurity threats has become top priority for Fortune 500 companies in the wake of Wannacry ransomware and other attacks of the past year. The goal of the new AppDefense software,

Facebook Safety Check Becomes a Permanent Feature With Its Own Section

Keeping its word to make ‘Safety Check’ a permanent feature, Facebook is rolling out a ‘Safety Check’ page that would help users find emergency information and potentially help others in need. Facebook sees enough reason to make ‘Safety Check’ a fixture of its site as natural disasters, terrorism and

Coolpad Says Aspirational Smartphone Users Its Key Priority in India

HIGHLIGHTS Coolpad is bullish about their low-end phones in India The company claims to produce 34 million smartphones every year Coolpad recently launched Cool Play 6 in India at Rs. 14,999 Even as Coolpad rolled out a power-packed mid-budget Cool Play 6 smartphone targeting gamers over the last weekend,

Disney to Quit Netflix, Start Its Own Streaming Services for Movies and Live Sports

HIGHLIGHTS Disney is launching its own streaming service New service will include animated, live-action Disney & Pixar movies Disney had already said it would be launching a streaming ESPN service With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that’s largely

Huawei to Ramp Up Its Offline Retail Presence in India

Riding on the success of its “Honor” sub-brand, the time is ripe for the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei to ramp up its offline presence in India, especially in tier II and III cities, says a top company executive. Xiaomi already has two exclusive retail stores Mi Homein Bengaluru while Lenovo-owned Motorola on August