New mobile network operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited offers a money-saving buyback for Indians on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X in a bid to draw new customers and improve Apple's sales performance in India. Reliance Jio makes an unflinching decision to offer its customers the latest Apple devices for as low as INR799 (US$12.22) per month in 12 months. As announced on Friday, customers can avail of their 70 percent rebate for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X bought from the network after one year. Also read: Aircel works with Avast to protect mobile customers in India According to Reliance Chairman's son Akash Ambani, this is the first time that an Indian carrier offers this one-year buyback strategy. Reliance Jio's bold move is expected to improve the market share of Apple smartphones in India where Apple devices are more expensive than international markets. The California-based iPhone maker has been eyeing India, pouring in extra efforts to promote its products in … [Read more...] about Indian mobile carrier Reliance Jio offers 70% rebate for iPhone 8, iPhone X after 1 year of use
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MUMBAI: Netflix's first original Indian series premieres on Friday as the US streaming giant battles with Amazon Prime for a slice of the country's fast growing on-demand video market. "Sacred Games", an adaptation of Vikram Chandra's 2006 novel of the same name, stars Bollywood stalwarts Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte. Analysts say the gritty underworld thriller sets a new benchmark for Indian-produced internet shows as providers seek to capitalise on the country's burgeoning number of smartphone users. "'Sacred Games' is probably the most high-profile content that has been made. Others have not been on the same scale," Girish Menon, who tracks media and entertainment for KPMG, told AFP. Revenues from India's entertainment streaming industry are expected to be US$823 million, (RM48 million) by 2022, up from US$297 million, (RM17 million) in 2017, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report released this month. Netflix, which is blocked in China, is investing … [Read more...] about Let the Games begin: Netflix releases first Indian series
Scoot Touches Down In Berlin Scoot, the award-winning low-cost airline of Singapore Airlines group, just added Berlin to its international destinations, flying journalists aboard a 787 Dreamliner (nicknamed “Bo Jio”) last Tuesday to Germany’s capital city on its inaugural launch. Last year, Scoot ventured into Greece, and before that Honolulu and Australia. Scoot’s flight TR374 departed Changi Airport in Singapore at 12:25 a.m. and arrived to a traditional water cannon salute at Berlin Tegel Airport at 7:07 a.m., Wednesday local time. Scoot, founded in 2012, has a reputation for youthful campaigns, and Flight TR374 was no different, with a Berlin Photo Booth set up near the front cabins, lots of prizes, giveaways and a “mile-high heavy metal dance competition” held midflight. That’s because Berlin’s population is young and tends to party hard, especially with FIFA games going on — which is why the Scoot … [Read more...] about Scoot Touches Down In Berlin
Samsung Electronics will focus on the US to seek growth opportunities in the upcoming fifth-generation network market after its success in India with Long Term Evolution network equipment, said the chief of Samsung’s network business. “We are aggressively starting to enter the US market with Verizon,” said Kim Young-ki during a press conference at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. “We provided some main equipment for 4G in the US in partnership with Verizon and are now entering the 5G fixed wireless access network market there.” In January, US mobile carrier Verizon selected Samsung to supply commercial 5G FWA network solutions. The two companies will begin by launching commercial 5G services in Sacramento, California, in the second half of 2018. “FWA using the 800-megahertz bandwidth is an important application in 5G, which is to be launched first among other equipment,” Kim said. “The FWA will commercialize broadband service … [Read more...] about Samsung network head turns to US after India success
Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan made his millions (US$100 million) in record time and lost them too within a week, the Statesman reported. His example has come in handy to warn those reposing blind faith in the future of cryptocurrency. On the other hand, Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, who is arguably Asia’s richest too, and who transformed India’s telecom sector with his Reliance Jio Network is reportedly contemplating floating another version of the cryptocurrency – JioCoin. What is Bitcoin? A cryptocurrency is a virtual currency which is encrypted and anonymous, making it secure and hard to track. It has no physical manifestation and exists only as a unique string of numbers and characters in the memory of computers. These currencies are traded on online exchanges only geared towards cryptocurrencies, reports Dawn. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency which was started in 2009 by an anonymous group or person who go/goes by the name of Satoshi Nakomoto, … [Read more...] about Future of money or a fraud? Deconstructing Bitcoin in the region.