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Telcos meet TRAI; allege tariff order violation by RJio

Charging new entrant Reliance Jio of violating tariff order, incumbent operators such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone on Fri met regulator Trai on the issue -- a new front in the ongoing war between the two sides over the points of interconnection.

Consumers may splurge Rs 25,000 crore in online festive shopping
Consumers may splurge Rs 25,000 crore in online festive shopping

With e-commerce giants offering heavy discounts, Indian consumers may splurge nearly Rs 25,000 crore in the upcoming festive season, according to a report.

Vodafone new Tariff plan: At just Rs 399 get 4G data, SMS, STD and Local calls –Know details
Vodafone new Tariff plan: At just Rs 399 get 4G data, SMS, STD and Local calls –Know details

To woo consumers in a market that has seen 'disruptive' entry of Reliance Jio, Vodafone is offering a new post-paid plan that offers a single recharge pack for voice call, data and SMS.

Good monsoon, better pay packets to boost online festive sales
Good monsoon, better pay packets to boost online festive sales

 Online retailers in India hope netizens will splurge more this festive season, which accounts for 40 percent of annual sales, thanks to an uptick in rural demand after a good monsoon and the cash coming from the salary and bonus bonanza of the Seventh Pay Commission.
 

Flipkart's Big Billion Sale to kick off on October 2; discounts on over thousands of products
Flipkart's Big Billion Sale to kick off on October 2; discounts on over thousands of products

The 5-day Flipkart sale will kick off on October 2 and will continue till October 6.

Adda52.com to give away INR 2 crore in October
Adda52.com to give away INR 2 crore in October

With the festive season just around the corner, Adda52.com - India`s largest poker site, is launching a month long poker fest on the occasion of Dussehra and Diwali. 

Google to open ''India Cloud Region'' to help customers, developers
Google to open ''India Cloud Region'' to help customers, developers

In a fresh move to offer secured and improved cloud services to Indian developers and enterprise customers, Google has announced to open a new "Google Cloud Region" which is expected to go live in Mumbai in 2017.

Snapdeal's 5-day Unbox Diwali Sale to start on October 2
Snapdeal's 5-day Unbox Diwali Sale to start on October 2

E-commerce major Snapdeal is all set to flag off the festive season with its 'Unbox Diwali Sale' from October 2, the same day when its larger rival Flipkart will begin its own festive offers.

Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal's online sales are here! This festive season, get ready to be spoilt for choice
Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal's online sales are here! This festive season, get ready to be spoilt for choice

With the festive seasons around the corner, e-commerce companies are all set to launch their big sale to woo shoppers.

Yahoo hacked by 'professional' criminals: Researchers

The massive theft of Yahoo user data disclosed last week came from "professional" hackers seeking to profit from the breach, according to an analysis by security researchers.

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft on one AI platform
Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft on one AI platform

In a major boost to artificial intelligence (AI) research, five top-notch tech companies -- Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft -- have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on AI and machine learning.

ShopClues aims to boost merchant's sale with ''Big Business Boom''
ShopClues aims to boost merchant's sale with ''Big Business Boom''

India`s first and largest managed marketplace ShopClues has kicked off an enticing campaign for its seller base, called `Big Business Boom` with the tagline, `Business Badhaao, Diwali Manaao`.

Bumper bonanza for BSNL customers! Download unlimited broadband data –Check out full tariff chart
Bumper bonanza for BSNL customers! Download unlimited broadband data –Check out full tariff chart

Check out the full tariff chart and terms & conditions of BSNL unlimited broadband data plan.

Videocon plans to offer pan-India mobile services as VNO
Videocon plans to offer pan-India mobile services as VNO

Videocon Telecom, which sold its spectrum in six circles to Airtel this year, now plans to offer pan-India mobile services, including 3G and 4G, in the next 6-8 months but as a virtual network operator (VNO).

'Facebook should be given a fair hearing for Free Basics'

Facebook should be given a "fair hearing" regarding its 'Free Basics' programme, a senior US official Wednesday said even as he emphasised that the social media major is more than capable of advocating for itself.

Don't have a 4G phone? Try this app to make calls on Reliance Jio –Know all about it
Don't have a 4G phone? Try this app to make calls on Reliance Jio –Know all about it

If you don't want to buy a 4G smartphone but still use Reliance Jio 4G services, here's what you can do.

Register your mobile number here for 9 GB free data on Vodafone
Register your mobile number here for 9 GB free data on Vodafone

To check the offer, you will have to enter your Vodafone mobile number and then the 4 digit One Time Password (OTP) you will receive via SMS.

Tariff war: All you need to know about Airtel free international roaming
Tariff war: All you need to know about Airtel free international roaming

Check out the details of Airtel's international roaming pack.

Airtel offers free incoming calls on international roaming
Airtel offers free incoming calls on international roaming

Bharti Airtel has made incoming calls free for international roaming and also launched various packs for its both prepaid and postpaid customers to facilitate travelling abroad.

Coming soon! Facebook At Work –Know what it means
Coming soon! Facebook At Work –Know what it means

Facebook is set to launch its enterprise communication and collaboration network "Facebook At Work" globally in a few weeks on a per seat pricing model for businesses to make it easier for employees to exchange ideas easily, a media report said on Wednesday.

Twitter India introduces live video interview series
Twitter India introduces live video interview series

Twitter India and digital video network PING Network are launching a live video interview series with business and technology leaders over Twitter`s live streaming app Periscope.

Over 50% Indian online daters face security issues
Over 50% Indian online daters face security issues

With the growing trend of online dating services and apps, three in five (59 percent) Indian online daters are now facing security issues as these platforms have become hotbeds for cybercriminals, a new study revealed on Wednesday.

Want to get 9GB free data on Vodafone? Know your eligibility here
Want to get 9GB free data on Vodafone? Know your eligibility here

Get the 9 GB free data on your new 4G Smartphone for as many as 3 months.

Vodafone's bumper offer! 9GB data free at recharge of 1GB –Key facts you must know
Vodafone's bumper offer! 9GB data free at recharge of 1GB –Key facts you must know

Here are the key facts you must know about Vodafone's new plan of 9GB free data.

'Intrusive online ads ruining consumer experience in India'
'Intrusive online ads ruining consumer experience in India'

Nearly half of Indian consumers who are connected on the Internet feel they are "constantly followed" by online advertising and the menace of intrusive and uncontrolled campaigns are ruining consumer experience, according to global research agency Kantar TNS.

Google turns 18, announces YouTube Go, Wi-Fi station for India
Google turns 18, announces YouTube Go, Wi-Fi station for India

Tech giant Google on Tuesday announced a bouquet of new products for the Indian market that are suited to work with low Internet speeds.

 

Google to provide public wi-fi hotspots in malls, universities
Google to provide public wi-fi hotspots in malls, universities

Google has launched Google Station in India, a service that aims to deepen its reach across the country, as the search giant seeks to bring more people on to its Google platform.

Amid date confusion, Google celebrates 18th birthday with Doodle
Amid date confusion, Google celebrates 18th birthday with Doodle

As Google celebrated its 18th birthday with an animated, festive-balloon Doodle on Tuesday, there were some confusion regarding the date as the search engine giant has celebrated its birthday on other days in the month of September in the past.

IoT devices increasingly being used for malware attacks: Symantec

Cybercriminal networks are taking advantage of security shortcomings in Internet of Things (IoT) devices to spread malware and create zombie networks, or botnets, without the knowledge of their device owners, cyber security firm Symantec has found.

Trai to issue notice to warring telcos over call failures
Trai to issue notice to warring telcos over call failures

As row between incumbents like Airtel and new entrant Reliance Jio escalated, telecom regulator Trai on Monday stepped in and said it will slap show cause notices on operators for call drops that are far exceeding the norm.