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eBay glitch blocks access for users on auction site

<b>E-retailing giant eBay's users are reporting difficulty signing in to the site from locations in India, the US, the UK and other parts of Europe.</b><p>Users say that they cannot sign into their accounts and are receiving incorrect password alerts.<p>An eBay spokesperson, Ryan Moore, told the BBC that the …

India's Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce

India’s biggest online retailer Flipkart has raised $1 billion in fresh capital from new as well as existing investors with a goal to become the “mobile e-commerce company of the future.” The amount is the single largest round by any Indian internet company and is among the largest in a single …

Facebook Is Simplifying Marketing for Brands In Asia

Facebook’s Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) scheme started in the US as an attempt to build a community of developers who are experts at social marketing. The aim is to help connect brands and advertisers with developers who build tools on top or alongside Facebook’s native tools, which can help …

Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab 4 line-up India soon

Samsung is getting ready to launch its Galaxy Tab 4 line-up in the Indian market soon. We expect an official announcement next week. Originally …

How Microsoft Created Its 'Star Trek' Voice Translator For Skype

Microsoft, however, is envisioning a future where you'll be able to hold a conversation with anyone around the world without the obstacle of language barriers.<p>At Re/code's inaugural Code Conference, Microsoft unveiled it's real-time speech translator for Skype—a technology that conjures up …

Indian startup wants to complement family-run grocery stores, not replace them

India’s small neighborhood shops are resisting the slow rise of supermarket chains and the ecommerce industry by being remarkably efficient. The …

Tablets continue to struggle in India, only 0.78mn shipments in Q1, 14

The worldwide tablet market might be growing but it is not the same in India. According to the data released by research firm IDC, Indian tablet …

Google Text-to-Speech for Android gets English (India) support

Google has released an update for its Text-to-Speech engine on Android. The new version brings support for English (India), Polish, Russian and …

How India’s WebKul earned $1 million in revenue with no funding

Like many startups in Asia, India-based startup Webkul rose to prominence by bootstrapping its operations. Vipin Sahu and Vinay Yadav, two …

Local phone maker Micromax poaches top exec from Samsung India as new CEO

In what could be a big blow to Samsung (KRX:005935) in India, one of its former top executives has joined homegrown rival brand Micromax.<p>Vineet …

HTC Desire 816 goes on sale in India after a month-long delay

Folks at HTC India should write a book on “How to kill a successful smartphone launch.” We have often seen the company’s Indian arm messing up a …

HTC One getting Sense 6.0 update in India

HTC India has started rolling out Sense 6.0 update for the single-SIM HTC One owners in the country. The update for the dual-SIM HTC One users is …

Flipkart raises $210 million one week after acquring India’s biggest online apparel store

Just one week after acquiring India’s biggest fashion and apparel estore Myntra, the country’s biggest online marketplace Flipkart has raised US$210 …

Flipkart Raises $210M In New Funding From DST Global And Returning Investors

Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company, announced today that it has raised $210 million in a new funding round led by DST Global, with returning investors Tiger Global, Naspers, and Iconiq Capital also participating. The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s news that Flipkart will …

Best Android tablets under INR 10,000 in India

Looking for a good budget Android tablet, you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of the best value for money Android tablets …

Former Samsung India executive Vineet Taneja is new Micromax CEO

Micromax has announced that it has appointed Vineet Taneja as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Taneja was earlier Samsung India’s Country Head …

Valley heavyweight Vinod Khosla says replacing doctors with data crunchers is good medicine

One day venture capitalist Vinod Khosla gets in a fight with surfers over access to a beach with sweet waves, and the next he’s over at Stanford saying that he thinks the healthcare system would be a lot better off if most doctors were replaced by Big Data crunchers. Wow. Lose friends …

Samsung’s Gear 2 Solo smartwatch-cum-phone might arrive in June

Samsung’s rumoured Gear 2 Solo smartwatch is expected to be released in June or July, reports The Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with the …

Apple expands cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c availability to India

After introducing the iPhone 5c last fall in 16GB and 32GB variants at launch, Apple later added a cheaper and admittedly space-constrained version in a number of non-US markets around the globe. Apple’s position on the device’s purpose was that it offers a more attractive price while still …

Two of India’s biggest ecommerce giants, Flipkart and Myntra, complete merger (CONFIRMED)

After months of rumors, the merger between two of India’s biggest ecommerce companies, Flipkart and Myntra, has been completed, according to …

Ahead of Flipkart and Myntra merger, India’s Snapdeal rakes in $100 million from 5 new investors

With Indian ecommerce leader Flipkart and the country’s number one online apparel shop Myntra on the verge of announcing their merger, the former’s …

HP Slate 6 VoiceTab gets a price-cut in India, now retailing for INR 16,599

In just over three months of introducing the Slate 6 VoiceTab in the Indian market, HP has reduced the pricing of this phablet in the country. The …

Coloured Motorola back covers for Moto E go on sale at Flipkart

Over a week after Moto E initially went on sale in the Indian market, e-retailer Flipkart has started selling the coloured Motorola back covers (also …

What the $129 Moto E means to the new, new Motorola Mobility

"Motorola is a reflection of what Google wanted it to be and what it needed to be. It's not an indication of what it will be under Lenovo."<p>Jan Dawson, an analyst at Jackdaw Research

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Sony launches Xperia Z2 in India for INR 49,990

Sony on Thursday launched its flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone in the Indian market. The phone will go on sale beginning May 12 in the country with a …

Sony SmartBand debuts in India, priced at INR 5,990

In addition to the new Xperia Z2 smartphone, Sony has also unveiled the SmartBand accessory in the Indian market today. It will be available for INR …

Micromax Bolt A69 smartphone official, available online for INR 5,999

Micromax has silently listed a new budget Android smartphone on its official website. Part of the company’s Bolt-series, the phone is dubbed as …

Apple Reportedly Discontinues The iPhone 4 In India After Recent Relaunch [Update]

Update: Our sources have told us that Apple did not in fact relaunch the iPhone 4 in February – it was simply a natural stock out before a fresh production run. There are also still iPhone 4 units in channels in India, our sources say, though the remaining inventory likely won’t be refreshed again …

Dutch Glow-In-The-Dark Roads Don’t Glow So Well

A pilot project for a futuristic method of illuminating roadways in the Netherlands shows that we still have a ways to go before “smart highways” are feasible.<p>The glow-in-the-dark roads envisioned by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and civil engineers at Heijmans Infrastructure have been in pilot …

India’s MakeMyTrip Acquires EasyToBook In A Push To Grow Online Hotel Bookings

Indian travel booking site, MakeMyTrip, has acquired EasyToBook, an Amsterdam-based hotel booking portal, for around $5 million. With this acquisition, MakeMyTrip is hoping to increase its proportion of revenue earned through online hotel bookings, and also target inbound customers traveling to …