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Past articles by Abhijit:

Samsung’s 5G devices will support 5G services in India by November end

India has shipped 51 million 5G smartphones from 2020 to the first half of 2022 and will account for 50% of the smartphone shipments by 2023, according to an IDC report. → Read More

Why India wants desi navigation tech on phones

Mint explains why India wants phone-makers to integrate home-grown navigation system NavIC, and what it means for industry: → Read More

Apple doubles revenue in India in June quarter

Revenue from the iPhone business during the quarter rose 3% YoY to reach $40.67 billion, accounting for close to half of Apple’s overall revenue, which stood at $83 billion, up 2% YoY. Apple reported a profit of $19.4 billion in the June quarter. → Read More

Global PC shipments fall sharply in Q2 2022

Europe, the Middle East and Africa combined saw the highest 18% decline, while in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan), PC shipments fell by 5.2% → Read More

Highest tax slab on online gaming may stunt growth

The move may reduce prize pools offered by such platforms, which could drive users away → Read More

Google starts accelerator for women-led startups in India

Its aim is to help women-led startups scale by connecting them to the right mentors and network of other startups, helping them raise funds, and hiring the right tech talent. → Read More

Experts wary of govt plan on social media panel structure

The setting up of GAC was proposed in amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 on 6 June → Read More

Online platforms bank on ‘sachet culture’ to sell digital content

Digital payments in the country have an overall valuation of $3 trillion, according to a report → Read More

Xiaomi's global founding team member Alvin Tse to lead India

India is the biggest market for Xiaomi outside China. The company leads the smartphone market in India and, as per IDC, shipped 8.5 million smartphones in the first quarter of calendar year 2022, accounting for 23.3% of the market → Read More

Flipkart plans to restructure refurbished biz ahead of IPO

The company is planning to sell refurbished devices through offline channels only → Read More

Gaming influencers may bag deals worth millions via video platforms

A tussle between two streaming platforms like Rooter and Loco could be just the right thing for Indian gamers → Read More

Mobile Gaming To Generate $136 Billion Globally In 2022

Consumers are spending more time on games. For instance, in Q1 2022, consumers spent over $1.6 billion every week on games on iOS and Google Play, which was 30% more than before the pandemic → Read More

Indian Game Developers, Studios Bank On Increased Investor Interest

Over 1,000 deals took place in last 18-20 months, with 500-600 being in gaming content space.Gaming has been countercyclical. Investors are realizing that content is more dependable → Read More

Facebook To Share Information On How Political And Electoral Ads Target Users

The announcement is part of a new Facebook Open Research and Transparency (FORT) program and is an expansion of the pilot by Facebook in the run-up to the US presidential election in 2020. → Read More

Tablet Shipments Soar 68% Yoy In India As Demand Grows In Healthcare, Education

Lenovo, Apple and Samsung continue to lead the shipments, together accounting for 80% of the market compared with 90% a year ago. The entry of Realme, Xiaomi, and launches by Indian brand Lava have dented the market share of the top three vendors → Read More

Telegram Tops 100 Mn Downloads In Q1 2021, Tiktok Remains Most Downloaded App

Meta, formerly Facebook Inc., accounted for over 600 million app downloads. Instagram was the most downloaded Meta app with over 160 million downloads, even though its installs fell 7% on quarter → Read More

Google To Allow Requests For Removal Of Phone Numbers, Emails From Search Results

Google will evaluate all aspects of a webpage and how they will be impacted if a content removal request is accepted. If the content is listed as part of a public record on a government website, removals will not be made → Read More

Iit Delhi Partners With Binance To Issue Nft Tickets, Organise Crypto Contest For Cultural Fest

Though NFT arts are very popular, more and more companies are exploring real-world use cases of NFTs. The use of NFTs for ticketing would curb issue of duplicate or fake tickets as they cannot be replicated → Read More

India, Us Semiconductor Industry Bodies Sign Mous To Bring Chip Firms Into Country

IESA said the MoU will help in strengthening the country’s semiconductor ecosystem → Read More

Companies Tap Nfts, Blockchains To Manage Real-world Assets

Creating NFTs solves the problem of fake and duplicate receipts and other issues lenders face → Read More