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…

LTE Phone Shipments Grew Shipments 300% in Chile

Samsung led the market in terms of volumes whereas Apple led the market in terms of revenue. Entel led the Chilean market in terms of phone sales but…

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…

Galaxy S7 Tracking 25% Higher Than the S6 Through the First Month of Sales

According to the latest preliminary smartphone sell-through survey data across 40 countries from Counterpoint’s monthly research, Samsung’s newest…

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

Flipkart Captured Half of Online Smartphone Sales in India in 2015

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, Buenos Aires, San Diego - March 31, 2016 India is the second largest smartphone market in the…

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…