Worried about your diet? Try CSE’s new online interactive tool

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has launched an online interactive tool to help people know about their food and dietary habits. “What we eat affects our health. But most of us do not know what we eat and how it affects our health. ´KNOW YOUR DIET´ is a first of its kind initiative to help […]

Reliance Jio increases no of channels on JioTV to 368

Reliance Jio has increased the number of TV channels on its JioTV app to 368, making it a potential competitor to DTH and cable TV platforms. JioTV, which started out as JioPlay, had only around 200 channels in the beginning. However, the platform has added about 50 channels every month over the last three months, […]

Aptech to open 1000 preschools in two years under tie-up with Montana

Training provider Aptech Ltd said it is entering into preschool education through an alliance with Mumbai-based Montana International Preschool. Montana International Preschool powered by Aptech (MIPA) plans to set up 1000 preschools in India over the next two years. Aptech is the latest education company to enter the pre-school market. TIME, a pioneer in CAT […]

Flipkart beats Amazon in a user survey

India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart has emerged as India’s most preferred e-commerce platform, the company said quoting “E-tailing Leadership Index” of research firm RedSeer Consulting. “With an overall score of 95, Flipkart has been ranked ahead of players like Amazon (87), Snapdeal (66), Paytm (65) and Shopclues (59), in the second edition of the survey […]

Need Cash Fast? Federal Bank offers loan disbursement in just 1 minute

Kerala-based privately owned Federal Bank said it has started a one-minute loan facility called Digital Personal Loans. “Customers can log into Bank’s website (www.federalbank.co.in) and avail personal loans in a minute. Upon the acceptance of the offer by the customer, the loan money is credited to his account immediately,” it said. “This facility neither requires […]

Myntra distances itself from controversial Krishna poster

Online shopping site Myntra.com distanced itself from a controversial poster of Lord Krishna showing him ordering clothes from the retailer as Draupadi was being disrobed. Taking off from the Mahabharata epic, the poster depcits Krishna searching for ‘extra long sarees’ as Dushasana peels off Draupadi’s clothes. According to the epic, Draupadi was pawned by her husbands […]

India steps into a new mobile payments revolution with IMPS version 2.0

21 banks in India, including Andhra Bank, Axis Bank and Bank of Maharashtra, are introducing the upgraded form of India’s pioneering immediate payment service (IMPS) starting today. Under the new form of IMPS, users will be able to send money using proxy addresses instead of full bank account details, thus making instant money transfer across banks […]

New York-based researcher offers ‘friend in need’ app for emotional distress

Has your girlfriend or boyfriend dumped you? Has your dog died? Do you feel there’s nobody there for you? Worry not, wayForward may be the answer to all your problems. wayForward is a smartphone app helps to solve problems caused by stress, anxiety and other emotional or mental health issues in the comfort of their […]

DBS taps Siri-like artificial intelligence to ease banking pains

Customers of DBS, one of the leading banks in Asia, will soon be able to carry out their banking operations by via text chat. Customers will be able to use natural text messaging to converse with DBS from their favourite mobile messaging app, manage their money across accounts, track expenses and even make payments in the process, […]

Bharti Airtel calls TRAI’s bluff over net neutrality with intranet query

As expected, telecom companies have rightly sought to exploit a loophole left open by the regulator and the government when they issued the famous ‘net neutrality’ guidelines earlier in the year. The TRAI and the government had, in February, banned any discriminatory charging for digital content flowing over their networks, and said that all bits should […]

Google Maps will now be more vocal about upcoming traffic jams

If you’re a regular user of Google Maps for navigation, you might want to update the app quickly before you head out. The latest version of Google News includes spoken warnings about traffic conditions, Google said. Till now, Google used to color code traffic conditions, with red indicating severe congestion and slow moving traffic. “Now […]

Youtube Gaming now lets Indian gamers stream their play live

Google has launched the YouTube Gaming mobile app on Android and iOS in India. YouTube Gaming is an app that seeks to keep gamers connected to the games, players, and culture with videos, live streams, and the community. Globally, video games are quite a spectator sport unlike in India where they are mostly a living room […]

India online shoppers to jump to 8 cr this year from 5.5 cr – Assocham-PwC study

The number of people shopping online is expected to rise to 8 cr (80 mln) this year from 5.5 cr in 2015 with better infrastructure in terms of logistics, broadband and Internet-ready devices, according to an ASSOCHAM-PwC study. The overall e-commerce industry, valued at $25 billion at present has been growing at a compounded annual […]

Reliance Jio releases version 2 of its app suite on Google Play beta store

Reliance Jio, which is expected to launch its 4G services in a month, has released version 2 of its App suite called Jio Apps. The program is in beta testing on Play store and not visible to general public. However, those with RJio SIMs get a message with a link to enable them to be part […]

Coming Soon: 4K LYF TVs for Reliance Jio 4G network

LYF, the phone brand owned by Reliance Industries, will soon launch a number of smart TVs that will work with Reliance Jio’s upcoming 4G network in India. The TVs are being manufactured by one of the world’s biggest television makers, which incidentally also makes OLED, curved and 4K models as well. MORE DETAILS REVEALED – […]

TRAI’s net neutrality rules could see zero-rated networks replace zero-rated websites in India

The TRAI’s new net neutrality rules are likely to see the launch of a number of zero-rated networks by players whose dreams of zero-rated websites have been dashed by the regulator. Under the new regulations, telecom companies have been banned from offering any website for free, but have been allowed to offer entire networks for […]

‘Bold and Fair’, says Internet & Mobile Association on TRAI’s net neutrality regulations

The Internet and Mobile Association of India welcomed the Indian telecom regulator’s move to ban differential pricing of data based on the type and source of content. “This ruling vindicates the associations stand on the issue. The internet Start-up eco-system and the internet user community are delighted,” it said. Taking a long-term view, the Telecom […]

Zee TV warns against plans by Airtel, Idea, Vodafone etc to dilute net neutrality

Following Star TV and Sony, Zee TV has also come out strongly against any move to allow telecom operators to charge websites for content viewed by their consumers over the Internet. At present, any person is free to start a website, app or any other content service on the Internet, and telecom providers like Bharti […]