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    1. Xiaomi to set up first research and development base in Bangalore

      Xiaomi to set up first research and development base in Bangalore

      Handset maker Xiaomi will set up a research and development unit in Bangalore, its first such facility outside of China, as it looks to beef up presence in the booming Indian smartphone market.

      The company, which expects the centre to be operational in the next few months, will focus on localizing its products and features for the Indian market through the unit. ”We have always stated that India is one of our most important markets.

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    2. Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian to use the new native video tool on Twitter

      Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian to use the new native video tool on Twitter

      Twitter has started rolling out two new features to all its users. The next update will allow you to group chat via direct messages, and create video from the app itself to share with your followers. Neil Patrick Harris became the first person in the world to use the video tweet, and now Twitter confirms that Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan is the first from India to use the native video tool.

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    3. 5 top features of Xiaomi’s MIUI 6

      5 top features of Xiaomi’s MIUI 6

      Xiaomi has launched the new Mi 4 in India priced at Rs 19,999 with MIUI 6, which promises to come with new features instead of just plain cosmetic changes. The outlay of the icons has been changed considerably but nothing drastically different from the MIUI 5. The new UI arrives with the Mi 4 and will soon be extended to all the other Xiaomi smartphones as well in the next couple of months. Here’s a list of the best features on Xiaomi’s forthcoming UI.

      Enhanced security and performance boost

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      Mentions: Google Xiaomi Miui
    4. Lenovo A6000 gets black marketed on eBay, OLX and Quikr in India for as high as Rs 12,000

      Lenovo A6000 gets black marketed on eBay, OLX and Quikr in India for as high as Rs 12,000

      The first  flash sale of the Lenovo A6000 today was over in two seconds on Flipkart. The company revealed that it made available nearly 10,000 units only after the sale was over. The lucky few who managed to get the Lenovo A6000, are now selling the devices on sites eBay India, OLX and Quikr at a premium rate.

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    5. HTC Desire 526G+ launched on Snapdeal; 8GB variant priced at Rs 10,400: Specifications and features

      HTC Desire 526G+ launched on Snapdeal; 8GB variant priced at Rs 10,400: Specifications and features

      HTC has today launched a new affordable device in India called the Desire 526G+. The smartphone is available in two variants — 8GB and 16GB, with the former on sale via Snapdeal for Rs 10,400, while the latter will be available offline for Rs 11,400.

      Besides the difference in internal storages, the variants are identical. The Desire 526G+ sports a 4.7-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display with a density of 234ppi, and is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

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      Mentions: HTC RAM HTC Desire
    6. 10,000 Lenovo A6000 units sold out on Flipkart in 2 seconds, registrations for the next sale kick off at 6:00PM today

      10,000 Lenovo A6000 units sold out on Flipkart in 2 seconds, registrations for the next sale kick off at 6:00PM today

      Earlier today, Lenovo conducted the first flash sale for the A6000 smartphone on Flipkart. The affordable LTE capable smartphone was lapped up by buyers, and the company has revealed that 10,000 smartphone units were sold out in just two seconds.

      We’re overwhelmed by the unbelievable response. Registrations for the 2nd Sale open at 6 pm TODAY on @Flipkart pic.twitter.com/7Ma50p9g2h

      — Lenovo India (@Lenovo_in) January 28, 2015

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    7. Xiaomi Mi 4 launched in India for Rs 19,999, but here’s why it could disappoint

      Xiaomi Mi 4 launched in India for Rs 19,999, but here’s why it could disappoint

      To say the Xiaomi Mi 4 was one of the most anticipated smartphones in India since its unveiling last year would be an understatement. After what seems like a long wait for many — especially after the Mi 3 was discontinued — Xiaomi today finally launched the Mi 4 in India. The smartphone is priced at a tempting Rs 19,999, but unlike Xiaomi’s other smartphones, here’s why it disappoints.

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      Mentions: LTE RAM Xiaomi
    8. Yu Yureka flash sale on Amazon India at 2.00PM tomorrow

      Yu Yureka flash sale on Amazon India at 2.00PM tomorrow

      Yu Yureka will conduct its third flash sale on Amazon India tomorrow. The sale will begin at 2.00PM where only registered buyers will be able to participate.

      The device is priced at Rs 8,999 and if the last two sales are any testimony, this sale will be over in seconds too. The registration window is now shut for tomorrow’s sale, and if you failed to register, you can fresh register for the next sale.

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      Mentions: RAM
    9. PayPal Extends Start Tank Initiative For Student Entrepreneurs

      PayPal Extends Start Tank Initiative For Student Entrepreneurs

      To encourage students in top-notch universities to become entrepreneurs, PayPal has extended its Start Tank initiative for aspiring students to bring their tech ideas into reality. The PayPal Start Tank incubator was launched in association with TiE Chennai in November 2013 and currently hosts six startups: DoPartTime, Fantain, Hey Feedback, Kobster.com, Konotor, and PiQube.

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      Mentions: PayPal Start Tank
    10. Indian Messaging App Hike Rolls Out Free Voice-Calling Before WhatsApp

      Indian Messaging App Hike Rolls Out Free Voice-Calling Before WhatsApp

      Just three weeks after announcing the acquisition of Zip Phone, India-based messaging app Hike has updated its Android app with a voice-calling feature. When Hike bought Y Combinator-backed Zip Phone, which allows users to make Wi-Fi-enabled phone calls, CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal said that it would allow the company to add free voice-calling, one of its most requested features from users, much…

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    11. Lenovo A6000 goes out of stock in seconds on Flipkart

      Lenovo A6000 goes out of stock in seconds on Flipkart

      Lenovo just conducted its first flash sale of the A6000 on Flipkart. The company did not disclose the number of device they put up for grabs, but the sale was over in a matter of seconds.

      The company has announced that all the lucky registered buyers will have to make their purchase by 6.00PM today, after which the device will be removed from their carts. The device costs Rs 6,999 and you can check our hands-on and first impression of the device, to help you make the decision.

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