The smartphone market declined for the first time EVER; Samsung still on top – CNBC

The global smartphone market declined for the first time as major countries like China continue to mature, according to a report. Global smartphone…

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AT&T Wants to Attract Millennials With ‘The Breakfast Club’ – Fortune

AT&T opened its new $5-per-month video streaming service, Fullscreen, this week in an effort to attract more customers from the elusive millennial…

HTC launches phone to revive struggling fortunes – CNBC

Taiwanese electronics firm HTC has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, as it looks to revive its struggling device sales amid…

How the world’s second-largest smartphone market is buying its smartphones – Quartz

Heavy discounting and exclusive launches of smartphones have started to pay off in the Indian e-commerce sector. Read more

One in three smartphones sold online in 2015 in India: Counterpoint – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: One in three smartphones were sold through e-commerce channels in 2015 in India, the second largest smartphone market in the world in…

Asia Briefs: Micromax CEO steps down, Docomo expands FIDO support to iOS & more – Mobile World Live

Micromax CEO steps down The head of Micromax, India’s second-largest mobile phone maker, has left the company after smartphone shipments dropped 12…

Why Silicon Valley is betting big on India – The Seattle Times

Indian entrepreneurialism is luring interest and investment in the country’s high-tech sector, as Internet use expands and the digital startup scene…

Samsung Electronics to launch Galaxy S7, S7 Edge on March 8 – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Samsung Electronics will start selling its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, on March 8 in India, just 15…

Xiaomi is betting on new models to get its mojo back in India – ETBrandEquity.com

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has had a quiet 2015, but it expects its new devices — Redmi Note 3 and Mi 5 — to bring back zing into its India business…

Soon, pre-owned imported Apple iPhones may sell in India – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Apple has sought permission to sell imported pre-owned certified iPhones in India, a development seen as another attempt by the smartphone…

Oppo eyes 5% market share this year – gulfnews.com

Dubai: Chinese smartphone manufacturer — Oppo — aims to attain five per cent market share this year as it turns its focus on the phone camera and the…

‘Class ceiling’ stops working class actors from getting parts – Phys.Org

New research supports warnings from Christopher Eccleston and Julie Walters that acting in Britain has become a largely middle class profession. An…

How Europe’s call for a Saudi arms embargo exposes America’s hypocrisy – Vox

On Thursday, the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution calling on the European Union to impose an arms embargo against…

Budget 2016: Govt announces tax holiday for start-ups – International Business Times, India Edition

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the Union Budget 2016 for in Parliament on Feb. 29, promised generous incentives and a slew of tax…

Low-Cost Chinese Smartphone Brand Xiaomi Goes After The Wealthy – Forbes

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is changing its Internet sales model to boost growth in China and fend off competition from fast-rising rivals such…

Why a Push for Online Privacy Is Bogged Down in Washington – New York Times

In February 2012, the White House introduced a blueprint for the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, intended to give Americans the ability to exercise…

Growing mobile payment market in India – ETTelecom.com

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile-centric internet penetration. Read more