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WhatsApp Sued for Sharing Data With Facebook by German Consumer Group

HIGHLIGHTS German consumer group VZBV sues WhatsApp WhatsApp alleged to transfer data to Facebook without consumer approval Facebook claimed to use WhatsApp data to improve features on its platform WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, has been sued by a German consumer group for sharing data with the parent company. The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband) also referred to ... Read More »

Mobile Marketing Will Generate $400 Billion in Sales by 2015

If you sell directly to U.S. customers or provide marketing services to clients who do, pay attention. A recent report says a growing mobile market is already generating billions in U.S. sales. And businesses are also spending billions to market to customers via mobile channels. The Mobile Marketing Association, a global trade association for the mobile marketing industry, says those numbers ... Read More »

Microsoft Acquisition of Nokia Approved by Feds

A multibillion dollar deal allowing Microsoft to acquire Nokia, one of the largest makers of Windows Phone devices, is a step closer to reality. The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have OK’d the deal, worth an estimated $7.2 billion. All that remains is for European Union regulators to clear the agreement for Microsoft to buy the Finland-based ... Read More »

Drone Deliveries in US Stalled by More Regulations

Amazon completed its first drone delivery Wednesday in the U.K. and not in the U.S., marking the debut of its comprehensive unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) shipping service. This was a direct manifestation of America’s burdensome regulations, which seem to be forcing Amazon, and other businesses, to take their drone technology abroad. “The fact that Amazon chose to go overseas to experiment ... Read More »

H&M Ignores Underserved Market by Pulling Plus Size Clothing from Stores (Watch)

Popular retail chain H&M has reportedly removed all plus size clothing from its stores in New York City. A representative for the company explained that the stores simply don’t have enough room for those clothing options anymore since they’ve added new product lines like home goods and beauty supplies. But this move could very well turn out to be a ... Read More »

Startup Story: Finding Gaps in a Market Can Happen Purely by Chance

Successful entrepreneurial ventures are often based on business solutions and ideas that strive to plug a gap in the market. Once you identify the gaps and pain points, you work towards solutions and formulate a business idea. And most often, finding the gaps in a market happens purely by accident rather than by design. It was also by chance that ... Read More »

Photoscan by Google Turns Your Phone Into a Photo Scanner

Photoscan by Google Turns Your Phone Into a Photo Scanner HIGHLIGHTS Google’s Photoscan app is free and available now The app is fast and easy to use The resulting image is largely dependent on your phone’s camera On Tuesday, Google launched Photoscan, an app that helps you quickly digitise your old, printed photos you may have lying around. The idea ... Read More »

Twitter Live Video Launched for Android and iOS; Powered by Periscope

HIGHLIGHTS The feature is available to iOS and Android users Users can now live stream via a tweet Users do not need the Periscope app installed Twitter has launched the ability to create live videos via its Android and iOS apps with the help of Periscope. Just like Facebook, Twitter will also allow users to live stream video through the ... Read More »

Flipkart’s Valuation Reportedly Slashed 38 Percent by Morgan Stanley

HIGHLIGHTS Morgan Stanley has cut its valuation of Flipkart by 38 percent This puts the valuation at $5.54 billion Flipkart says this is purely theoretical Investing firm Morgan Stanley has reportedly marked down its shares in Flipkart for the second time this year. The firm has reportedly slashed Flipkart’s valuation by 38 percent in the latest round, following a 27 ... Read More »

How to Download UPI Apps by SBI, HDFC, ICICI, and Other Banks on Android and iPhone

HIGHLIGHTS UPI apps by 21 banks, such as SBI, HDFC, ICICI, are available now All banks have released Android apps for UPI, and a few have iOS apps too UPI allows you to make transactions online directly from bank accounts While mobile wallets have capitalised on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive and emerged as the big gainers, the government-backed ... Read More »