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Paytm launches Foreign Exchange Services

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New Delhi: Payments-wallet services provider Paytm on Wednesday said it has launched foreign exchangeservices in 20 international currencies. It would offer “multi-currency forex card and forex cash”, Paytm said in a statement. “This offering allows to lock-in the current rates at the time of placing an order by making a two percent partial payment with the flexibility to […]

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Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads to compete YouTube

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc-owned social network Instagram launched a mobile app on Wednesday dedicated to user-generated videos up to an hour long, intensifying the competition for consumers’ time among ad-supported streaming services such as YouTube. Called IGTV in a nod to traditional television, the service plans to feature videos from rising internet celebrities, artists and pets, some of whom […]

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Facebook joins hands with Qualcomm for its gigabit Wi-Fi Project

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San Francisco: Facebook on Monday was reported to have enlisted US-based chipmaker Qualcomm to provide the technology for its gigabit Wi-Fi project that the social media giant announced during its annual developer conference in 2016. “This is a solution for both rural and urban areas that simply have spotty Wi-Fi in certain regions,” The Verge quoted a Qualcomm spokesperson as saying. […]

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BharatNet aims to bring internet access to every village home

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The government may emulate the ‘Saubhagya’ model of electricity distribution in rural areas to widen the scope of its national broadband project and help every village home surf the web, senior officials aware of the plan said. India’s broadband project, ‘BharatNet’, envisages delivering broadband connectivity to 250,000 gram panchayats (village councils), and the Centre is […]

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Nokia X6 iPhone X alike Launched

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Nokia X6  has been launched in China at an event in Beijing on Wednesday. The smartphone is the first from the Nokia brand to sport a display notch, and brand licensee HMD Global is also included a dual rear camera setup with AI and HDR features on the Nokia X6. Other highlights of the Nokia X6 include a 19:9 display, […]