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    1. 25% Indians Check Their Mobiles 100 Times Daily, Spend 191 mins vs 128 mins on TV!

      With the growth of Smartphones in India, these numbers are not that surprising – Indians spend at an average of 3 hours and 11 minutes on Smartphones per day as compared to 2 hours and 8 minutes in front of their televisions. These are the findings of latest Ericsson ConsumerLab study carried out in April-June 2014 among 4000 smartphone users across 18 urban cities in India.

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    2. MTNL offers to return CDMA spectrum for auction-derived price

      State-run MTNL has informed the Department of Telecom that it is ready to return the entire CDMA spectrum it currently holds if the telecom operator is paid auction-determined price.

      “MTNL has offered to surrender entire 800 Mhz band spectrum but it wants an auction-determined price for the surrendered frequencies,” a government official told PTI. As per TRAI recommended price, the value of CDMA spectrum held by MTNL amounts to about Rs 1,937 crore.

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    3. TRAI suggests over Rs 2,400 crore telecom plan for 2 island Union territories

      Telecom regulator TRAI today recommended an initial plan costing over Rs 2,400 crore to connect Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep with stable and strong telecom networks which at present rely on connectivity through satellites.

      “The Authority recommends that the investment of Rs 2,277.87 crore (Rs 1,772.91 crore for ANI and Rs 504.96 crore for Lakshadweep) be incurred for providing reliable and quality telecom services in ANI and Lakshadweep,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recommended. The regulator has recommended that besides connecting these regions with cables, satellite connectivity should be retained in parts ...

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    4. Google Maps now in Hindi on Android and desktop

      Search giant Google today announced the launch of Google Maps in Hindi, on its India blog. The Hindi maps will be available on the latest Google Maps app on Android and via desktop browsers.

      Users will now be able to read name labels of historical monuments, localities, important roads, public parks, schools, etc in both Hindi and English. At present the Hindi labels visible on Google Maps were generated by transliterating the English names into Hindi.

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    5. Indians spend over 3 hours daily on smartphones: Study

      Smartphone users in the country are among the biggest consumers of data globally, spending over three hours on an average on their devices, a study by telecom equipment maker Ericsson today said.

      According to the study, Indian users spend three hours 18 minutes on average everyday with their smartphones, of which one-third time is spent on apps. Also, there has been a 63 percent increase in app usage in the past two years, the study added.

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    6. Dish TV adds 0.33M subscribers in Q1-FY15; Revenue up 10.8% YoY to Rs 640.7 Cr

      The subscriber growth rate of the direct to Home television services operator Dish TV seems to be improving, albeit marginally: It added 0.332 million net subscribers for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 (Q1-FY15), up from 0.226 million additions in previous quarter and 0.2 million additions in the same quarter last year.

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    7. Telecom stocks gain up to 5 percent on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India move

      Telecom stocks today rose by as much as 5 per cent after regulator TRAI recommended allowing sharing of all categories of airwaves held by operators.

      Shares of Bharti Airtel surged 4.81 percent to Rs 353.25 and was the top gainer among the 30-Sensex blue-chips. Idea Cellular rose by 4.83 percent and Reliance Communications was up 3.72 percent on the BSE. ”We believe the recommendations would ensure better usage of spectrum held by existing operators.

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    8. Reputation damage, businesses disruption by cyber attacks worries

      Enterprises are most concerned about representational damage and disruption of businesses as a result of cyber attacks, a report by consultancy firm KPMG today said.

      According to KPMG India’s ‘Cybercrime Survey 2014′, 48 percent of the respondents indicated that they suffer disruption of their business processes and reputation damage as a result of a cyber attack. About 45 percent said cyber attacks led to financial losses (either direct or indirect), it added.

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    9. Lenovo S850 with 5-inch HD display and quad-core processor launched in India, priced at Rs 15,499

      Back at MWC earlier this year, Lenovo unveiled a host of mid-range smartphones including the S850. Today the company has launched the smartphone in India priced at Rs 15,499. It will be available across the country by the end of this month, but you can pre-order the device on Lenovo India’s website.

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    10. AUTOnCAB an app for booking autos, cabs

      A local company here has introduced a mobile application that enables users book autos and cabs without the hassles of waiting by the roadside or through the internet or phone calls.

      Developed by NGA Technologies Pvt. Ltd, the AUTOnCAB app is a modern and new concept that caters to both commuters and drivers, and “makes the laborious process of calling an auto or a cab easy with a few simple taps on their smartphone,” a company statement said.

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    11. Google Maps, Now Available in Hindi!

      We have witnessed many instances previously that shows Google’s thrust on localizing content. Last year they enabled their hugely popular translate tool for several Indian languages and then went on to add phonetic support for them as well. On mobile front, they have added native hindi support for Android and Google voice search that understands even the toughest Indian accents.

      Just a few days back they launched Google Noto font, a single unified free font for all the world’s languages.

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    12. Surprise! Xiaomi’s New Metal-Edged Flagship Looks Like An iPhone. But Its $13 Wearable Is Novel

      Fast growing Chinese Android smartphone startup Xiaomi, which earlier this month reported that it had shifted ~26 million handsets in the first half of this year, has unveiled a new flagship device which it will be hoping powers it over its sales target of 60 million smartphones in full year 2014. It’s also taken the wraps off its first wearable: the Mi Band.

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