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…

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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…

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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…

China: Xiaomi Led the Slow Growing Smartphone Market in 2015

The Chinese smartphone market growth stalled in 2015, making it highly competitive with close competition between Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi. However,…

USA Q4 2015 – Open Channel Handset Segment Grows 164% Annually

The USA market is undergoing dynamic shifts in how the smartphones are being sold and bought as devices are unbundled from the plans. As a result,…

Russia Handset Market Q4 2015: Alcatel One Touch Jumps To Top Spot In Russia

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor program, in Q4 2015 (Oct-Dec), Russia’s mobile phone market grew by 8% annually.…

India Surpasses USA to Become the Second Largest Smartphone Market in the World

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 15% annually in Q4 2015…

900 million LTE Smartphones Shipped in 2015

Counterpoint Research's team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global handset and smartphone market as few OEMs have already…

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

Apple more than Double its Shipments in Middle East & Africa Q3 2015

According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service for Q3 2015 (July-Sept), overall mobile phone market…

ZTE & Blu Were The Fastest Growing Smartphone Brands In USA In Q3 2015

ZTE Smartphone volumes grew 45% Y/Y capturing 8% share. TCL-Alcatel was the fastest growing overall mobile phone brand up 123% Y/Y. LG recorded its…