SUSPENSE: Will Flipkart sell OnePlus 3 or not?

With minutes remaining for the planned 4 PM flash sale of heavily discounted OnePlus 3 phones, the suspense over whether Flipkart will actually go ahead with the sale or not has hit a peak. On social media, there are reports that Flipkart will actually go ahead and conduct a sale anyway. However, there are no signs of the impending flash-sale on the retailer’s website. The OnePlus3 listing that was there has still not made it back to the website even after nearly 24 hours of it being taken down. Flipkart,…

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Will OnePlus 3 from Flipkart get warranty support from manufacturer?

OnePlus 3, arguably the most successful premium phone of 2016 in India, may not get warranty support from the manufacturer if purchased from Flipkart, going by a statement by the company. The company issued a statement that seemed to suggest that Flipkart’s sale of the model is not authorized by the company. “We have an exclusive partnership with Amazon in India. We advice customers to purchase OnePlus products only through official channels as we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the products sold elsewhere,” the company said. Typically, warranty is provided to a…

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Flipkart to sell OnePlus 3 with huge discount; Company says not done!

Flipkart, the homegrown ecommerce giant, has listed OnePlus 3 as one of the prominent mobile deals being offered under its ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale to be held from Saturday, Dec 17 onwards. It has also put up a ‘coming soon’ page for the sought-after smartphone model. However, OnePlus has an agreement with Amazon India that it will only sell its phones via the international retailer. Not surprisingly, OnePlus founder Carl Pei was not very happy with the promotion. UPDATE https://ultra.news/t-t/25767/flipkart-withdraws-oneplus-3-listing-follows-negative-feedback-brand “Brother, what’s this, we’re exclusive with Amazon India,” said Carl…

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Youtuber blows whistle on paid gadget news and reviews in India

Youtuber Gaurav Chaudhary, who goes by the name of Technical Guruji, has set off a minor storm in the gadget reviewer circles by accusing many of his peers of passing on paid reviews for the real thing. Chaudhary dons the mantle of the whistleblower and warns his fellow reviewers and Youtubers not to cheat their audience by posting paid reviews. “Please care about your audience, make content for them. Brands don’t matter.. if they don’t give a review unit, buy it and do the review,” he urges. Chaudhary lists the various…

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Salman Khan to be brand ambassador of Yellow Diamond snacks

Yellow Diamond, an Indian snack company that has grown by competing against global biggies like Pepsico, said it signed on Bollywood celebrity Salman Khan as its brand ambassador. “I met with the founders of Prataap Snacks and they shared their journey from small beginnings to becoming one of India’s biggest snack food companies – a “Make in India” journey,” Salman Khan says. “Yellow Diamond snacks seeks to understand the Indian consumer and the Indian palate to help them take on the global giants. It is a pleasure and privilege to be…

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Glenmark to market generic Abraxane from Lubrizol LifeSciences

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA said it has entered into a strategic Development, License and Commercialization Agreement with Particle Sciences, Inc. to develop and market a generic version of Celgene’s Abraxane, used for cancer treatment. As per the terms of the agreement, Glenmark has obtained global exclusive marketing and distribution rights of the product upon commercialization. Particle Sciences, part of Lubrizol LifeSciences, is an integrated provider of drug development services and is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Abraxane marketed globally by Celgene has reported sales of USD 967 million world-wide and USD 654…

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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 in a game of dice. Her husbands lost the bet and she was left to be publicly insulted by the winners led Duryodhan as they stood by. According to the Bharata, she was however rescued…

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Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl – Is it about Sex or Feminism?

Chetan Bhagat has never shied away from politics and controversy. In fact, he seems to revel in it. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that his latest book — One Indian Girl — touches upon the politically sensitive topic of Feminism and female liberation. And going by reaction to the books ‘teaser’ on social media, he seems to have succeeded already. The mere mention that the story is about a sexually liberated woman has already got the juices flowing, both for his supporters and for the ‘protectors of Indian culture and values’….

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K5 Note: Lenovo disables Youtube chat after fans get nasty

Lenovo disabled the chat function on its Youtube live stream page after fans started misbehaving during the live transmission. Many fans were not happy with what they felt was the delay in the company disclosing the price of the K5 Note. Some seemed to have come to the page merely to vent their frustration at the company. At the end of the day, the Youtube chat window soon filled with stuff we can’t print here. There was also an attempt by ‘fans’ to downvote the video over the so-called delays….

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Xiaomi tries to hype Redmi Note Prime; faces social media blowback

Frustrated Indian fans are pouring out their anger at Xiaomi India’s decision to hype what they feel is a upgraded model of an old phone instead of launching the new Redmi Note 3 in India. Mi India is all set to introduce its new Note Prime in India early next week and has been promoting the device with statements like “PrimeIsComing”, PrimeTime’s here and so on. However, the company’s attempts to whip up some excitement has ended up having the opposite effect among many of its tech-savvy fans, with hundreds using…

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Google, Magicbricks to launch Great Online Home Festival

After the Great Online Shopping Festival, it’s the Great Online Home Festival or GOHF. The ten day long online event, organized by Magicbricks, GroupM and Google – will be held from 18th July till 27th July, 2015. Property stock worth upto Rs. 3000 cr will be available for customers to choose from, Magicbricks said in a statement. “It’s the first of its kind holistic online event that brings the best deals in the real-estate industry and also in home decoration & homecare brands at one online platform,” the firm said….

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