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    1. Digital payments up, debit card use declines: Report

      Digital payments up, debit card use declines: Report

      UPI payment system is said to have picked up pace with the BHIM app growing in volumes.

      Investment banking firm Jefferies on Monday said there is growth in digital payment mode by bank customers post-demonetization whereas there has been a decline in usage of debit cards. In a report, Jefferies also said the RuPay adoption for e-commerce has increased while the growth of credit cards has been secular.

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    2. Gionee M7 with ‘FullView’ display, dual rear cameras launched: Price, specifications

      Gionee M7 with ‘FullView’ display, dual rear cameras launched: Price, specifications

      The Gionee M7's 6.01-inch FullView display comes with 18:9 aspect ratio.

      As expected, Gionee launched its “FullView” display smartphone, the M7 in China today. The Gionee M7 is priced at RMB 2,799 which translates to approximately Rs 27,600. Gionee will also be launching another smartphone, the M7 Power on September 28 in Thailand. The Gionee M7 comes in five colors – Sapphire Blue, Star Blue, Champagne Gold, Black and Maple Red.

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    3. Sony Xperia XZ1 first impressions: Great camera, not so great design

      Sony Xperia XZ1 first impressions: Great camera, not so great design

      Sony launched the Xperia XZ1 in India today, and here’s what we gathered from our brief hands-on experience.

      After unveiling the device at IFA 2017, Sony officially launched the Xperia XZ1 in India today. Priced at Rs 44,990, the smartphone is up for sale starting today, and will be available for purchase at both online and offline stores. At the launch event, I got to spend a little while with the device, and here’s what I drew from my brief experience.

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    4. In battle for talent, one startup founder is offering 'Unlimited' pay

      In battle for talent, one startup founder is offering 'Unlimited' pay

      China may have a reputation for low wages and sprawling factories. But in a sign of changing times, one startup founder has embraced a strategy of paying top employees the highest salaries in the market — and so far it’s working. (Representative Image: Reuters) What is Saubhagya Yojana? Some must-know facts about powerful gift by PM Narendra Modi to India China may have a reputation for low wages and sprawling factories.

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    5. Didi invests $200M in Chinese auto trading platform RenRenChe

      Didi invests $200M in Chinese auto trading platform RenRenChe

      China’s Didi Chuxing is already well-known for making investments, but this time around the ride-sharing company has stepped beyond backing companies in its core industry with its latest deal. That’s because Didi has backed China-based car trading platform RenRenChe via a strategic investment that is confirmed at $200 million. Didi is valued at over $50 billion and its on-demand…

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    6. Prataap Snacks Rs 482 crore IPO subscribed over twice on day 2; institution bids 4 times

      Prataap Snacks Rs 482 crore IPO subscribed over twice on day 2; institution bids 4 times

      Prataap Snacks Rs 482 crore IPO (initial public offer) which opened on September 22, was over-subscribed 1.17 times on the second day of the three-day bidding process on Monday. What is Saubhagya Yojana? Some must-know facts about powerful gift by PM Narendra Modi to India Prataap Snacks Rs 482 crore IPO (initial public offer) which opened on September 22, was over-subscribed 1.17 times on the second day of the three-day bidding process on Monday.

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    7. Sony Xperia XZ1 with ’3D Creator’ launched in India at Rs 44,990

      Sony Xperia XZ1 with ’3D Creator’ launched in India at Rs 44,990

      The Sony Xperia XZ1 features an industry-first 19-megapixel "Motion Eye" camera.

      Sony India on Monday expanded its premium device portfolio with “Xperia XZ1″ — the first smartphone with a 3D Creator — for Rs 44,990. The device boasts an industry-first 19-megapixel “MotionEye” camera that has predictive “Hybrid AF” burst and predictive capture with face expression features.

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    8. India Mobile Congress 2017: LG to unveil new K-Series smartphones

      India Mobile Congress 2017: LG to unveil new K-Series smartphones

      LG is expected to take the wraps off the K3 (2017) and K4 (2017).

      LG has started sending out media invites for a press conference on September 27, which is day one of India Mobile Congress 2017. While the invite does not explicitly mention, an embossed ‘K’ letter indicates it could be the launch of new smartphones from the company’s affordable K-Series.

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    9. Amazon Great India Festival: Prime subscriptions, no-cost EMIs, smartphones popular among buyers

      Amazon Great India Festival: Prime subscriptions, no-cost EMIs, smartphones popular among buyers

      Amazon India claims to have recorded 85% new customers from small towns.

      Amazon’s just-concluded Great Indian Festival has been a sweet deal for the e-retailer besides being a prime attraction for its customers. And we aren’t saying ‘prime’ loosely. Amazon Prime subscriptions (Rs 499/year) grew 4X in the four-day period, the company announced. Early access to Prime customers led to a 50X jump in the sale of large appliances like washing machines, fridges, ACs, television sets, and so on.

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    10. Flipkart, Amazon Violate FDI Policy; Cannot Offer Discounts, Claims Trade Body

      Flipkart, Amazon Violate FDI Policy; Cannot Offer Discounts, Claims Trade Body

      This is now becoming an annual tradition now.

      After 2015 and 2016, this year too, The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has lodged a strong protest against e-commerce portals for carrying their festive season sale, terming them as illegal.

      Do such protests really matter now?

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    11. Nokia 2 entry-level smartphone to reportedly launch in November

      Nokia 2 entry-level smartphone to reportedly launch in November

      The Nokia 2 is expected to be HMD Global cheapest smartphone yet.

      HMD Global‘s upcoming smartphone, the Nokia 2, has been in the rumor bank for quite sometime now. It is likely to trump the Nokia 3 as the cheapest Nokia Android smartphone. While its specifications and design have been leaked quite often, the Nokia 2′s potential release date is still unknown. A possible timeframe may however have just been revealed. According to the latest leak, the Nokia 2 will launch sometime in November.

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    12. Amazon Acquires Stake In Shoppers Stop! Exciting Possibilities For You

      Amazon Acquires Stake In Shoppers Stop! Exciting Possibilities For You

      This is a huge development – both for the Indian retail industry, and for e-commerce industry.

      28-year old Fashion retail company Shoppers Stop, which is backed by  K Raheja Corp Group has decided to sell 5% stake in the company to Amazon, for Rs 179 crore.

      Now, this is for the first time that Amazon’s investment arm has invested in an offline fashion retail outlet in India.

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    13. Baby girl gets Aadhaar number within 6 minutes of birth

      Baby girl gets Aadhaar number within 6 minutes of birth

      The girl was born at Osmanabad district.

      Bhavna Santosh Jadhav is just a few minutes old, but she already has in place her vital identity proof – the Aadhaar number. The girl’s parents enrolled for her Aadhaar number, which they received in just six minutes after her birth today, in one of the rare cases of getting the vital identity proof within minutes of being born. The child was born at the Osmanabad district women’s hospital at 12.03PM on Sunday.

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    14. India Mobile Congress 2017: What to expect

      India Mobile Congress 2017: What to expect

      India Mobile Congress kick starts on September 27 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

      India will host its very-own mobile congress between September 27 and 29 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. In its first edition, the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 will feature a three-day exhibition where prominent mobile manufacturers, internet solution providers, and telecom operators will showcase their technologies and products.

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    15. Intel unveils 8th gen ‘Coffee Lake’ Core i7, i5 and i3 desktop CPUs

      Intel unveils 8th gen ‘Coffee Lake’ Core i7, i5 and i3 desktop CPUs

      The new processors are built on updated 14nm++ architecture. Intel claims that the 8th gen Core i7 CPU is its best gaming chip ever.

      Intel has unveiled its 8th generation desktop CPUs that feature more cores than the earlier generation chipsets. Carrying a code name ‘Coffee Lake,’ Intel has announced six new processors, and they are built on the new 14nm++ architecture. With the new processors, Intel is aiming at gamers and content creators who demand high performance.

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    16. Airtel Counters Jio, BSNL With 4GB Daily Data Plan For Just Rs. 999/-

      Airtel Counters Jio, BSNL With 4GB Daily Data Plan For Just Rs. 999/-

      Rather than Jio impact, we would like to describe it as the BSNL impact.

      After 1 GB per day plans became too mainstream, it is 4GB per day plans which are ruling the charts now.

      And Airtel, India’s largest telecom provider has just decided to jump onto the bandwagon.

      It has just announced a new Rs 999 plan, which provides users 112 GB for 28 days, which translates into 4GB per day, along with unlimited voice calls.

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    17. Amazon and Ashok Patni set up joint venture for customer service

      Amazon and Ashok Patni set up joint venture for customer service

      Amazon and the Ashok Patni have set up a joint venture for customer service, especially local-language customer service, reports The Times of India. Ashok Patni’s investment fund Zodiac Wealth Advisors will hold 51% stake in the joint venture called Frontizo Business Services Pvt. Ltd, with Amazon holding a 48% stake through Amazon Asia Pacific Corporate Holdings, and Zaffre Investments LLC will hold the remaining 1% stake.

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