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Wall Street expects Netflix to effectively battle competitors in 2019 and loves its biggest price increase ever

Wall Street expects Netflix to succeed in a crowded streaming market in 2019 even as more competitors, including Disney and AT&T, enter the field. Netflix announced a price increase this week, but some Wall Street analysts are optimistic that the price hike will be successful. Analysts said traditional TV viewership was declining and Netflix's push into international markets would give it a boost. But Netflix will also have to rely less on licensing agreements as original content becomes more ...
Tags: Google, Time Warner, Wall Street, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, Black Mirror, Rbc, Stifel


Byju’s buys Osmo for $120M to add blended learning to its $4B digital education business

Weeks after it raised a massive $540 million funding round, Indian education unicorn Byju’s is on the M&A path. The company announced today it has snapped up U.S-based Osmo, a startup that develops apps for kids that use offline input, in a deal worth $120 million. Osmo has raised over $30 million from investors that include Mattel, Sesame Workshop, Upfront Ventures, K9 Ventures and Accel. They were offered a cash option but elected for an all-stock payout, Osmo CEO Pramod Sharma told T...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Technology, Education, India, Funding, Kindle, Tech, Ceo, Ipads, United States, Tencent, Bank, Cosmo, TechCrunch


Wall Street expects Netflix to dominate the streaming war in 2019 even after its biggest price hike ever

Wall Street expects Netflix to succeed in a crowded streaming market in 2019, even as more competitors, like Disney and AT&T, enter the field. Netflix increased prices this week, but some Wall Street analysts are optimistic that the price hike will be successful. Analysts said that traditional TV viewership is declining and that Netflix's push into international markets will give it a boost. But Netflix will also have to rely less on licensing agreements as original content becomes more and mo...
Tags: Google, Time Warner, Wall Street, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, Black Mirror, Rbc, Stifel


Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months

Facebook is launching some of its self-styled ‘election security’ initiatives into more markets in the coming months ahead of several major votes in countries around the world. In an interview with the social networking giant confirmed it’s launching checks on political adverts on its platform in Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union, reiterating too that ad transparency measures will launch in India ahead of its general election. Although it still hasn’t confirmed how it will respond in ot...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Advertising Tech, Indonesia, Australia, Government, India, Nigeria, Israel, US, Social Media, Tech, European Union, Ukraine, Philippines


Instamojo raises $7M to help SMEs and ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ in India sell online

In India, startups are quietly building the tools and platforms to enable a different kind of gig economy: one that allows ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ to tap growing access to the internet to sell goods and services online. One such figure helping this burgeoning economy is Instamojo, a seven-year-old Bengaluru-based startup, has pulled in a $7 million Series B as it aims to grow its reach to over one million SMEs and micro-SMEs in India. Founded in 2012 as a side-project, Instamojo offers independ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Funding, Africa, Tech, Economy, King, UPI, Bengaluru, Paytm, Kalaari Capital


Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note9 One UI Android Pie update starts rolling out in India

Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 9.0 (Pie) One UI stable update for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note9 smartphones in India, as it had promised.  Apart from the One UI visual changes, there are many other changes and new features including new adaptive themes for the keyboard that change based on the app you’re currently using, charging information in Always On Display, Scene Optimizer for the Camera app, and the ability to run DeX with a USB Type-C to HDMI cable while a...
Tags: Google, News, India, Samsung, Blogging, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie, Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Pie


Xiaomi Mi Micro USB Braided Cable launched in India for Rs. 249

Xiaomi has launched Mi Micro USB Braided Cable in India. It has a sturdy structure since it is made of DuPont Keblar fiber, features a tangle-free design, comes with extra tough joints and is 100cm / 3.2-feet long.  Highlighs of Mi Micro USB Braided Cable Made with DuPont Kevlar fiber renowned for being ultra-strong and tangle-free Extra tough joints to prevent breakage caused via normal wear and tear Multi-Layet Protection - High-Strength braided layer on the outside, PTE protection...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, DuPont, Mi Micro USB Braided Cable, Mi Micro USB Braided Cable India, Xiaomi Mi Micro USB Braided Cable, Kevlar Fiber Comes


Grab moves to offer digital insurance services in Southeast Asia

Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm, thanks in no small part to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year, but the company also houses an ambitious fintech arm, too. That just added another vertical to its business after Grab announced it is teaming up with China’s ZhongAn to introduce insurance. Grab and ZhongAn International, the international arm of the Chinese insurance giant, said today they will create a joint venture that will provide digital insurance services acro...
Tags: Google, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, India, Softbank, Insurance, Tech, Thailand, Tencent, Vietnam, Meituan


How to travel with a severe allergy

It can be a pretty dim moment when you accept the fact that you suffer from a nut allergy. The careless days of ordering anything on the menu are far behind you after realizing that if you and a nut were in the ring, you’d lose. There is some solace in that you’re not alone, though — in the US, an estimated 15 million people have an allergy of some kind. Another bit of solace is that a nut or other food allergy doesn’t need to hinder your explorations. You don’t need to become Bubble Boy. I’v...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mexico, India, US, Delta, Allergies, Sri Lanka, United Airlines, Nut Allergy, American Airlines, All, Food Allergies, Travel With Nut Allergy, Thailand China Brazil


The top 5 places to put your music online

Getting your music heard around the world in the 21st century is incredibly easy and when you use RouteNote it’s free too! Here are the best places to get your music heard around the world online. Spotify Spotify are without a doubt the most recognised music streaming service – they’re basically synonymous with the idea of unlimited music streaming online. They have over 200 million listeners on their service listening to music on Premium or on their free tier. They’ve built their reputati...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Featured, Free, Top, China, India, Digital, Best, Online, Artists, Indie, How To, Saavn, Soundcloud


#BigDaily: Samsung launching Made in India phones; Spotify partners with T-series

A roundup of biggest and most important news (curated from the wild web). We read everything so that you don’t need to. The newsletter is delivered everyday morning. Subscribe. You…The post #BigDaily: Samsung launching Made in India phones; Spotify partners with T-series appeared first on NextBigWhat..
Tags: Business, India, Samsung, Tech


Noise Shots X3 Bass Review

Not long ago, there has been a tectonic shift from wired to wireless to true wireless in the headphones business and a recent couple of years shows just how quickly wireless headphones have taken over. That being said, the audio options have come a long way since the early days of sound. Keeping up with this ever-changing trend, prominent brands are hitting the market accordingly, while improving the sound game in the process. The buzzword "True Wireless" is on the trend ever since the laun...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Accessories, India, Blogging, Noise, Shots X3 Bass, jack Having


CEO Satya Nadella didn't think it was worth celebrating when Microsoft became the world's most valuable company: 'That’s just not stable' (MSFT)

2018 was a fantastic year for Microsoft shareholders. But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told journalists Monday that the price of Microsoft's shares, or its stint as the world's most valuable company, wasn't the kind of metrics that thrill him. Instead, Nadella says that it's more instructive to measure the impact that Microsoft has on the economies in which in participates.    2018 was a standout year for Microsoft shareholders. But that success wasn't a focus for Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, India, Satya Nadella, Trends, Bill Gates, Idc, Nadella, Amazon Nadella


Daily Crunch: Twitter’s new app for testing new features

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’ In the coming weeks, Twitter’s going to launch a new beta program, where a select group of users will get access to new features, by way of a standalone app, and a way discuss new features with others. Twitter will then ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Twitter, Hong Kong, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Spain, Xiaomi, Index Ventures, Mainland China, US UK, Ingrid Lunden, Mike Volpi, Wiliot


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #429

Facebook rolls out fact-checking operation in UK Facebook has appointed independent charity, Full Fact, as its first fact-checking partner in the UK; in an attempt to further tackle misinformation on the platform. Full Fact will be responsible for reviewing and rating the accuracy of content on the social network. Posts, links and videos found to contain false information will then be tagged accordingly as a warning to potential readers and sharers. No one will be stopped from sharing or reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, Instagram, India, Seo, Thailand, Pga, Nba, Algeria, Mashup, Hootsuite, Google YouTube, Instagram Marketing Partner Social Report, Public Homes


Spotify and India’s T-Series ink a global content deal for over 160,000 songs

Ahead of Spotify’s entry into the Indian market, the streaming service this morning announced a global content deal with a leading Indian film and music company, T-Series, which gives it access to T-Series’ entire Indian song catalog. This includes Bollywood and regional movie soundtracks, plus other non-film albums and emerging artist content, the company says. In total the catalog boasts over 160,000 songs, and is available to Spotify listeners as of today. The deal has been rumored to be i...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Media, Germany, India, Tech, Streaming, Streaming Music, Paul Smith, Desi, Bhushan Kumar, Kumar, Apple Amazon, Mexico Brazil, Zee Music


Honor View20 Unboxing and First Impressions

Huawei is one of the few companies in the world apart from Apple and Samsung to have their phone's system on chips made in-house. This means a lot of things but most importantly, the research and development to do something new requires lesser time compared to the competition. The result of this advantage is that the Honor View 20 carries a lot of world's-first, but soon common-2019 features. Launching globally on the 22nd of January and in India on the 29th, the View 20 not only aims to be 20...
Tags: Apple, India, Samsung, Blogging, Previews, Huawei, Honor, Kirin, First Impressions, Unboxing, Honor View 20, Honor View 20 India, Honor View 20 Review


Noise Shots X3 BASS wireless earbuds with anti-dropout, sweatproof design launched for Rs. 3999

Following the launch of Shots X5, Noise has launched the Shots X3 BASS in India. The Shots X3 BASS comes in 5 colour variants and comes equipped with Bluetooth V5.0 technology. As per the company claims, X3 BASS is one of the first headphones in the market to feature Bluetooth V5.0 technology. With the help of Bluetooth V5, the headphones offer fast pairing, automatic reconnection along with 30 meters of range, plus lag & dropout free audio. Moreover, it has IPX4 sweat proof rating and anti...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Accessories, News, India, Siri, Blogging, Flipkart, Noise Shots X3 BASS


Samsung is prepping M-series budget phones to battle its Chinese rivals in India

After playing second fiddle to Chinese rival Xiaomi in India’s burgeoning smartphone market in 2018, Samsung is set to fight back with a new line of budget-friendly handsets. The company will introduce a new M-series of phones on January 28 in India. The company said it’ll launch these devices in India first, and then roll them out globally. In a press release, it added that it’s partnering with Amazon for online sales in the country. The move should see Samsung better poised to compete with maj...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, India, Samsung, Xiaomi, Insider, Xiaomi Vivo, Plugged, Oppo Samsung India


Samsung’s new Galaxy M smartphones will launch in India first

Samsung will launch its new lower-priced Galaxy M series in India before the smartphones roll out globally. Asim Warsi, senior vice president of Samsung India’s smartphone business, told Reuters that three devices will be available through its website and Amazon India at the end of January and are intended to help the company double online sales. Samsung is currently trying to recover its lead in India, the world’s second-largest smartphone market behind China, after losing it to Xiaomi at the e...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Mobile, China, India, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphones, Xiaomi, Samsung Electronics, New Delhi, Amazon India, Geekbench, Reuters, Noida


Apple losing India badly: iPhone shipments shrunk by 50%

Apple has shipped almost 50% lesser iPhones in India in 2018 as compared to 2017.The post appeared first on NextBigWhat..
Tags: Apple, Business, India, Tech


Samsung to launch India-first smartphones to counter Chinese rivals

Samsung plans to launch a budget smartphone series in India ahead of a global release, aiming to regain ground ceded to Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market.
Tags: Money, India, Samsung, businessNews, Xiaomi


Xiaomi announces Android Pie Beta testing for Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro and more

Xiaomi has a good reputation when it comes to providing software (MIUI) support to devices, but the story changes when it comes to providing Android updates. Xiaomi hadn't updated their 2016 bestseller Redmi Note 3 (codename Kenzo) to Android Nougat which was released by tech-giant Google 5-6 months after the launch of the Redmi Note 3 and the similar story goes for 2017 bestseller Redmi Note 4 (codename Mido), but now Xiaomi seems to be changing their strategy regarding Android updates.  Xia...
Tags: Google, Android, News, China, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Redmi, Mido, Kenzo, MIUI China Beta ROM, Pro Redmi


Netflix analysts answer critical questions about the streaming giant and the future of the industry (NFLX)

Netflix jumped to a three-month high Friday following bullish commentary from UBS. The firm's analysts broke down several key questions surrounding Netflix and the future of streaming itself. The analysts also outlined their long-term view that Netflix should achieve higher margins than Wall Street currently expects as its content spend is now at a scale of the "major media companies." Watch Netflix trade live. Netflix shares soared to a three-month high Friday on the back of a bullish UBS r...
Tags: Google, Asia, Taylor Swift, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Ubs, Goldman Sachs, Hulu, Latin America, Blackrock, Amazon Prime Video, Sheridan, NFLX


Want to get fit in 2019? Here's how Google can help

It's been more than a week since we entered 2019. And for most of us, that means we're still working on our New Year's resolutions—or forgot what they were in the first place.Every January, our searches for resolutions spike around the world. We proclaim our best intentions for the new year, but it’s tough to keep promises to ourselves. By the end of the year, most of us are 20 percent less interested in picking up the weights, 30 percent more likely to hit snooze on getting proper sleep and 50%...
Tags: Google, Maps, Usa, Youtube, India, San Francisco, Colombia, Calendar, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Google Fit, Google Calendar, Golden Gate Park, Veggie Recipe House


Weekend reading: British passport no longer rules the waivers

What caught my eye this week. G ot your passport ready and your bag packed for the last flight out of Heathrow when Britain goes all 21 Days Later on Brexit Day? The good news is even I don’t think that’s going to happen. We’ll be more in for months of Dad’s Army amateurism should we leave with no-deal on the 29th March. But the reviled metropolitan elites will immediately put their brains towards sorting out the mess foisted upon them, and anarchy will be avoided.1 The bad news is Britain has...
Tags: Google, Europe, Japan, UK, China, India, Marketing, US, Cbi, Eu, Bloomberg, Britain, Labour, John Bercow, Fca, Heathrow


Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and tracking software. In NASA’s case, the software wasn’t properly configured, allowing anyone to access the server without a password, Avinash Jain, an India-based security researcher who found the exposed server, told TechCrunch. According to Jain’s writeup,...
Tags: Security, Government, India, Christmas, Tech, Nasa, Internet Security, Password, Carnegie Mellon University, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Jira, Jain, Trump, Avinash Jain


Boston Tech Watch: Boston Metal, TaxJar, ClimaCell, & WithMe Health

A bunch of startups started 2019 off on the right foot taking big checks cut by investors that continue the boom from 2018. Read on for more.—Weather forecast company ClimaCell says its high-resolution data is now available in 40 countries, including India. In October, the Boston-based startup raised $45 million, pushing its total venture capital haul to $65 million, and since then, it added another $5 million from GXP Investments, an arm of Kansas power utility Great Plains Energy, and Nationa...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, India, Israel, Trends, Tech, Mit, Bill Gates, Venture Capital, Cambridge, Kansas, National Grid, Worcester, Affectiva, Wells Fargo


The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Russia, Cuba and India

More than half of the world’s population is now online, but that does not mean we all see the same thing. From being filtered by the government to being delivered by post, the internet can vary enormously depending on where you live. Here are four illustrated examples Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, India, Censorship, Whatsapp, China Russia Cuba


Xiaomi Redmi 6A will go on open sale in India from today midnight

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 6A, successor of last year’s Redmi 5A in India back in September, however the phone was only available through weekly sales. Today the company has announced that it will go on open sale through Amazon.in and Mi.com starting today midnight. The phone got a price hike, but it came back to original price last month and now starts at Rs. 5999 Here goes. #Redmi6A is India's bestselling smartphone since its launch as per @IDC. And to celebrate this BIG news, we've somethin...
Tags: Amazon, News, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Xiaomi Redmi, Naya, MediaTek Helio, Desh, Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Redmi India, Xiaomi Redmi 6A open sale



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