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Sprint and T-Mobile face another legal challenge to merger

The long-time effort by Sprint and T-Mobile to merge has hit another roadblock. New York and California’s state attorneys general filed a lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger Tuesday, along with seven other states and the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was announced by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “When it comes to corporate power, bigger isn’t always better,” said Attorney General Letitia James. Both companies’ stocks fell on the news of the lawsuit. Shares of Sprint (S) dropped more than 6%, while T-Mobile (TMUS) fell 2%. The companies did not respond…

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Daily mobile internet consumption to touch 79 minutes by 2021: Study

Television continues to engage consumers globally, including India, but the mobile internet is set to set to witness higher consumption per person on a daily basis. Indians spend an average of 144 minutes daily watching television, up from 140 minutes in 2013, according to a media consumption forecast by media agency Zenith. However, the growth in the time spent on the internet is the highest with media consumption on mobile internet going up from 9.4 minutes daily in 2013 to 54 minutes this year. According to the estimates, the time…

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The Mobile Workforce Of Tomorrow Is On The Way

The next generation of mobile is on the way—and sooner than we think. With lightning-fast mobile speeds, improved reliability, seamless connectivity and more, consumers and businesses alike can expect a dramatic transformation in the way people work. As mobile networks of the future take shape, tomorrow’s workforce will increasingly leverage cutting-edge technologies to simplify and accelerate work—from meetings via hologram or virtual reality to AI-enabled tools that boost efficiency across a variety of tasks. More widespread use of groundbreaking technologies like augmented and virtual reality in the modern workplace is…

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Yogi Adityanath Bans Mobile Phones In Cabinet Meetings

LUCKNOW:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has banned the use of mobile phones during his official meetings, including at cabinet meetings. “The Chief Minister wants all ministers should focus on issues that are discussed in the cabinet meetings. They should not get distracted by their mobile phones. Some ministers have been busy reading messages on WhatsApp during the meetings,” said a senior official in the chief minister’s secretariat. The decision has also been taken keeping in view hacking and electronic espionage threats. The ministers were, earlier, allowed to bring…

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Mobile cyber threats on the rise, but awareness still low: Experts

Smartphones are gaining currency in the Indian market, but their owners still show apathy towards protecting themselves from cyber threats, say cyber-security experts. Lack of awareness of device vulnerability is seen as one main reason why information and data security of smartphones is not a priority, they said. According to data (mostly India-specific) from cyber security firm Quick Heal, over 3,000 Android malware are reported per day. And yet, this doesn’t show a complete picture as many attacks go unreported. Data from cyber security firm Symantec states that after the…

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Weekly Tech Recap: OnePlus 7 Pro Launch, PUBG Mobile Season 7, Realme X and More

Hotstar Breaks Viewership Records During IPL 2019, Armed With New Streaming Tech Hotstar, the video streaming platform owned by Disney, has set a new global record for viewership during the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournament. Hotstar says it had 18.6 million concurrent viewers streaming the final between Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians.       OnePlus 7 Pro Launched Alongside OnePlus 7: Price, Features, Specification and More   The next iteration of the ‘flagship killer’ is official, and this time we have two models,…

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Japan takes India to WTO over mobile phone import duties

Japan has complained at the World Trade Organisation about India’s duties on mobile phones, base stations and routers, and the circuit boards and other components that go into them, a WTO filing showed on Tuesday. Japan’s complaint, the first step in a legal dispute, said India had sought to foster domestic production by adjusting various taxes including customs duties, especially since it launched the “Make in India” campaign in September 2014. Some of the tariffs on goods of substantial interest to Japan were now “clearly in excess” of the rates…

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Apple drops HomePod price a year after launch

Apple has slashed the price of the HomePod across all regions where it is available. In the US, the HomePod is now priced at $299 instead of the previous $349. In the UK, it’s now available for £279 instead of £319. Other regions, too, have seen a price drop. The HomePod price drop is somewhat unconventional for Apple. Usually, Apple products keep their price far too long into the product cycle. This is usually seen on Macs, that don’t get updated as often as the iOS devices. One could surmise…

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Despite The Game Ban, These Kids Won Rs 30 Lakh At India’s Biggest PUBG Mobile Tournament

Most young Indians are no stranger to PUBG Mobile, the battle royale game everybody is playing. India is obsessed with PUBG to a degree where it’s even banned in certain states. That’s right, some kids even got arrested for playing PUBG, and yet getting that chicken dinner does pay good money in a competition. Last week, the final leg of the biggest PUBG Mobile tournament in India took place in Hyderabad, with some of the best mobile gamers facing off for the winner’s crown. With over 570,000 online registrations from across…

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Mobile World Congress: The Huawei issue hangs over mobile industry show

Some 100,000 industry aficionados will roam the LED-lit conference halls to check out the latest gadgets — from smartphones and tablets to artificial intelligence and robots. by Stefan Nicola The mobile industry’s biggest show is shaping up to be a proxy for a U.S.-China battle over the future of Huawei Technologies Co., putting telecom executives in an awkward position. Huawei and the U.S. government are bolstering their presence at MWC Barcelona, formerly called Mobile World Congress, setting the scene for a showdown next week as both sides try to win over…

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