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    1. Motorola opens first brick-and-mortar Moto Care service center in Bangalore

      Motorola opens first brick-and-mortar Moto Care service center in Bangalore

      Motorola has been in an online exclusive tie-up with Flipkart ever since it re-entered India last year. But for the first time, the company has announced the launch of its first brick-and-mortar store Moto Care in India, which will not only let visitors get their hands on Motorola products, but will also provide customer support.

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    2. Despite the price cut in China, Xiaomi Mi 4 prices in India won’t be slashed: Report

      Despite the price cut in China, Xiaomi Mi 4 prices in India won’t be slashed: Report

      At its fifth anniversary event in China, Xiaomi launched a bunch of products including a Mi Smart Scale, Mi Power Strip, and a couple of Mi TVs. Additionally, the company also dropped the pricing of the Mi 4 from 1,999 Yuan to 1,799 Yuan for the 16GB variant. Unfortunately though, the company won’t be slashing the pricing of the smartphone in India, Business Today reports.With the price slash, the effective price of the Mi 4 in China is down to 1,799 Yuan or roughly Rs 18,000.

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    3. WhatsApp Free Voice Calling Now Available To Everyone! Will It Impact Normal Calls?

      WhatsApp Free Voice Calling Now Available To Everyone! Will It Impact Normal Calls?

      After months of buzz, the WhatsApp Free Voice Calling feature is now available to everyone. Just update your WhatsApp app, and you will get a new home interface that will show up an extra tab called “calls”. So, going forward, any user who has WhatsApp installed on their Android Smartphone will be able to make voice calls to other WhatsApp users.

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      Mentions: Trai
    4. Google Chromebit, A Magical Device To Convert Any TV Into Full-Fledged Computer!

      Google Chromebit, A Magical Device To Convert Any TV Into Full-Fledged Computer!

      Carrying a laptop while traveling is cumbersome and risky. And churning out real ‘output’ on a tablet is close to impossible (if we remove checking email and Facebook as productive tasks)

      Sensing this major gap in gadget usability, Google has announced the launch of Chromebit, which will be manufactured by ASUS. Priced at $100, it is a dongle which can magically convert any TV into a computer: All you need to do is plug in the device and start it.

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      Mentions: Walmart Google Asus
    5. Mobile operators contest DoT’s tariff math post spectrum auction

      Mobile operators contest DoT’s tariff math post spectrum auction

      Mobile operators and telecom equipment makers on Tuesday contested the Department of Telecom’s (DoT) calculation on the impact of the recent spectrum (airwaves) auction on tariff.

      “We will be happy to understand the government’s calculation on the impact of the spectrum auction and the increased financial burden on the industry if tariffs are not increased in proportion to the huge payouts,” the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said in a statement here.

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    6. Google launches $149 Chromebooks, also hints at Xolo-branded Chromebooks

      Google launches $149 Chromebooks, also hints at Xolo-branded Chromebooks

      Google is partnering with OEMs to come up with a new range of Chromebooks. Last night, it launched its cheapest Chromebook yet priced at $149 (Rs 9,286 approximately).Haier Chromebook 11 and the Hisense Chromebook are the two new additions in the Chromebook family. Both the Chromebooks are available for preorder at just $149. Previously, the cheapest Chromebook started at $199. Both laptops feature 11.6-inch displays, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and promise all-day battery life.

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      Mentions: Lenovo Google Dell
    7. Former iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy to launch an online healthcare marketplace

      Former iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy to launch an online healthcare marketplace

      Former iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy is planning to launch an online healthcare marketplace that will initially connect chemists and druggists to consumers, reports Business Standard. The company, PM Health & Life Care, later plans to offer a range of healthcare related services such as an online platform where patients can store medical records and physicians can directly prescribe medicine based on these records. The marketplace is expected to be operational within a year.

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