Google ends Apple’s 5-year reign as world’s most valuable brand

Google_121212Google has dethroned Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand, ending the iPhone maker’s five-year reign at the top. According to Brand Finance’s Global 500 2017 report, Google’s brand value surged as much as 24 percent last year to $109.4 billion. Cupertino-based Apple’s brand value, however, fell 27 percent to $107.1 billion, and it […]

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Connected devices to be major focus at CES 2017

CESThe prestigious consumer electronics trade show, CES 2017 kicked off last night in Las Vegas. This year, the show celebrates its 50th anniversary. “The products and services unveiled at CES 2017 will touch nearly every single global industry. From the latest in virtual reality, smart home, self-driving vehicles, robotics, wearables, health and fitness tech and […]

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Nokia sues Apple in Europe and US for infringement of patents

For-Nokia-Story_person-woman-hand-smartphoneNokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Europe and the US for violating 32 technology patents. The move comes just a day after Apple’s legal action against Nokia on similar lines. Nokia alleged that the US tech giant Apple has been using Nokia’s technology in “many” products without paying for it, in its official blog. […]

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Motorola launches all-metal body Moto M starting Rs 15,999

MOTO_MLenovo-owned smartphone-maker Motorola on Tuesday announced the launch of its all-metal body Moto M for Rs 15,999 for the 32GB and 3GB RAM variant and Rs 17,999 for the 64GB variant and 4GB RAM model. The smartphone which was launched in China last month will be available in India exclusively on Flipkart starting December 14 […]

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Wearables market grows by 3% in Q3; Fitbit, Xiaomi beat Apple: IDC

For-IVFA-Story_thinkstockGlobal wearables market grew by 3.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016 with fitness bands registering a double digit growth. The wearable shipments crossed the 23 million mark in the quarter, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Fitness bands had a staggering 85% of the market […]

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Apple alleges Amazon’s US site selling counterfeit products

For-Apple-Story_20161007_Shah-Junaid_Apple-iPhone7-Launch-0052Apple Inc., the maker of iPhones, has alleged that e-tailer Amazon.com Inc.’s site in the US is selling fake Apple products. The Cupertino, California-headquartered company has filed a federal lawsuit against an Amazon seller over what it calls as counterfeit products. According to a report by the BBC, Apple said it had been buying its […]

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Samsung temporarily halts production of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung_7South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended the production of its flagship device Galaxy Note 7 after several reports said a few Note 7 replacements have caught fire. The halt is to comply with consumer safety regulators from South Korea, the US and China, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported quoting a company […]

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Samsung to acquire Viv, the next gen AI platform

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Thursday said it agreed to acquire Viv Labs Inc., the company behind open artificial intelligence platform Viv. The financial details of the transactions were not disclosed by the company. With Viv, Samsung will be able to unlock and offer new service experiences for its customers, including one that simplifies user […]

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