Asus partners Taiwan’s Foxconn to manufacture smartphones in India

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Computer hardware, electronics and smartphone maker Asus India has partnered with Foxconn to manufacture smartphones at the latter’s facility at Sri City in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The partnership will help Asus India, a subsidiary of Taiwanese computer hardware and electronics company Asus, strengthen its presence in the burgeoning Indian… Read more »

RCom, RJio in advance talks for spectrum sharing, says Anil Ambani

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Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) is in advanced talks with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJio) to share and trade spectrum in the 800 megahertz (MHz) band, said RCom chairman Anil Ambani at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday. Currently, RJio has a pact with RCom to share its intra-city fibre-optic… Read more »


Google unveils latest Nexus phones, tablet

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Google Inc unveiled its new Nexus phones on Tuesday in its latest attempt to take a bite out of Apple’s dominant share of the smartphone market. The launch of the phones, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, comes a day after Apple Inc reported record first-weekend sales of its new… Read more »


Apple reports record sales of iPhone 6, 6s Plus in first weekend

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Apple said on Monday it had sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses during their first weekend on the market, setting a record for its marquee product. The company beat its previous record of 10 million in sales for the previous generation of iPhones in its first… Read more »


Globe Telecom calls for all-inclusive IP peering of major Internet providers in PH

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Globe Telecom labeled as insufficient the recent Internet Protocol (IP) peering of Philippine dominant carrier PLDT with the government’s Philippine Open Internet Exchange and called upon an “all-inclusive” arrangement among major internet services.


MyRepublic raises $16m, aims to become Singapore’s 4th telco

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Singapore-based MyRepublic has raised S$23 million (US$16 million) in capital, as part of a move to launch itself as a major telecommunications player challenging the current oligopoly in the city-state maintained by Starhub, M1 and Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel). This round of private equity funding was led by Brunei telecommunications major DST Communications.  To… Read more »


New iPhones hit stores, record sales expected in first weekend

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The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit stores on Friday, with dozens of people – and a robot – queueing in Sydney to kick off a global sales cycle that will be scrutinized for signs of how much juice Apple Inc’s marquee product has left. Analysts expect a record… Read more »


India: Helpchat acquires mobile app Niffler

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Coraza Technologies Pvt. Ltd which operates instant messenger-based personal assistant platform Helpchat, has acquired Mumbai-based mobile app Niffler that helps discover deals and discounts from brick and mortal stores. The company did not disclose the size of the deal. After the acquisition, the entire team at Niffler will join Helpchat…. Read more »


Facebook expands free basic services on Internet.org platform

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Facebook Inc. has expanded its free basic Internet services under the Internet.org initiative in 19 countries, the company said in a blog post. “Starting today, more than one billion people who have access to Internet.org’s free basic services across Asia, Africa and Latin America will now be able to access… Read more »


New iPhone 6s to hit stores today in test for Apple

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The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus arrive in stores and at consumers’ doorsteps on Friday, kicking off a sales cycle that will be scrutinized for signs of how much juice Apple’s marquee product has left. Apple has a tough act to follow after the success of the iPhone 6,… Read more »