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John Oliver's hot take on Samsung wasn't shown in India for some reason

John Oliver's hot take on Samsung wasn't shown in India for some reason People who watched the show on Hotstar (the only available service that has license to air full episodes of the show in India), however, couldn’t catch the skit.The company has since replaced the episode with its full-length counterpart that has the Samsung skit.

Starbucks finally rolls out mobile app in its fastest-growing market

Starbucks finally rolls out mobile app in its fastest-growing market With this, the Seattle-headquartered company becomes the first major retailer to enable mobile payments in India — reportedly Starbucks' fastest-growing market globally.The app comes with the "Scan to Pay" and "Shake to Pay" features that allow customers to scan the bar code linked to a registered Starbucks Card or simply shake their mobile device to activate the pay screen.

India's largest mobile wallet goes global, launches app in Canada

India's largest mobile wallet goes global, launches app in Canada India's largest mobile wallet, Paytm, has launched in Canada.This is the Alibaba-backed company's first foray into the international market.

Qualcomm targets low-end with its first LTE chip for feature phones

Qualcomm targets low-end with its first LTE chip for feature phones The SoC (system-on-a-chip) line is called the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, and is the first time it's bringing 4G LTE capability to feature phones, company executives said.Although feature phones are quickly disappearing from developed markets, they are still very popular in developing regions such as India.

Vodafone merges with rival to create India's largest phone company

Vodafone merges with rival to create India's largest phone company The joint entity will have a subscriber base of nearly 400 million and a revenue market share of 41 percent, according to reports.The price war triggered by Reliance Jio had prompted British Vodafone to write down the value of its Indian business by 5 billion euros ($5.

Airbnb launches Trips in yet another Asian city

Airbnb launches Trips in yet another Asian city Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder and chief product officer, told Mashable in an earlier interview that Trips elevates Airbnb from a place to book accommodation to an "end-to-end" holiday firm.In Delhi for the launch, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said: "Trips is the most significant development in the history of Airbnb.

Want to stream Aamir Khan's movies? Netflix may soon have them

Want to stream Aamir Khan's movies? Netflix may soon have them The partnership, when finalized, will include exclusive digital rights for Aamir Khan's upcoming movie "Thugs of Hindostan," said one source.As part of the partnership, Netflix is also seeking "pre-television" rights (rights to stream the movie before it is premiered on cable TV) for the movies, said the other source.

India's Silicon Valley gets a seriously impressive vertical garden

India's Silicon Valley gets a seriously impressive vertical garden After China last month, India's Silicon Valley, Bangalore, now has a vertical garden.Local NGO SayTrees has set up the city's first organic garden on one of the pillars of a popular flyover.

Redmi 4A selling for $90 in India with 5-inch 720p display and impressive specs

Redmi 4A selling for $90 in India with 5-inch 720p display and impressive specs Following the success of the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 3, the Chinese smartphone maker is unveiling the latest piece of hardware to come out of the Redmi family — the 4A.You’ll only be able to buy it on Amazon India, and it’ll set customers back just $90.

Indian carriers fight over who has the fastest 4G internet

Indian carriers fight over who has the fastest 4G internet Reliance Jio, a six-month-old telecom operator from India’s richest man, has accused Airtel, the country's top telecom operator (for now) of misleading consumers by claiming to offer fastest 4G internet in the country.If you are in India, you’re probably already tired of seeing commercials by Airtel where it claims to be the fastest 4G internet service provider, citing data from Ookla, a Ziff Davis-owned firm that runs Speedtest.

This emerging country is getting unhappier by the year

This emerging country is getting unhappier by the year 3-billion-strong country ranked 122 out of 155 countries, dropping four spots from a year ago.We found some other possible reasons for India's growing unhappiness.

New mobile banking app supports 11 languages besides English

New mobile banking app supports 11 languages besides English The app, Mera iMobile (my iMobile), supports 11 Indian languages (Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam) and English.The Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app works on top of India's UPI mobile banking platform and uses a mobile number as the payment address.

With the new iPhone SE, India finally gets its decent, cheap iPhone

With the new iPhone SE, India finally gets its decent, cheap iPhone The company today announced that the newly introduced 32GB variant of the iPhone SE will start at Rs 27,200 ($415), down from the Rs 39,000 ($600) sticker price at which the iPhone SE base model retailed in the country last year.According to marketing research firm , the company had shipped about 60,000 iPhone SE models in India last year.

Apple finally gives India a 9.7-inch iPad that doesn't cost a lot

Apple finally gives India a 9.7-inch iPad that doesn't cost a lot After several years, Apple finally has a full-sized new iPad that won’t require Indians to break the bank.Even the iPad Air 2 was launched at a base sticker price of Rs 35,900 ($550).

British man walks over 1,500 miles to raise funds for streetchildren

British man walks over 1,500 miles to raise funds for streetchildren 63-year-old Brit Patrick Baddeley has walked for over 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles) through India's east coast for charity, Times of India reports.He set out from India's southernmost tip, Kanyakumari, last October, walked six hours a day, and crossed four states and three dozen towns to reach Kolkata earlier this month.

Durex is launching jeans and people are majorly amused

Durex is launching jeans and people are majorly amused Condom manufacturer Durex stirred up the Indian web this morning with a tweet announcing its entry into a new product category — denim jeans.Yes, you read that right.

Australian daily under fire for comparing cricketer to Donald Trump

Australian daily under fire for comparing cricketer to Donald Trump Australia's The Daily Telegraph kicked up a storm on social media by anointing Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli "the Donald Trump of world sport.Just like President Trump, Kohli decided to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face.

A whole state in India is giving all college students free internet access

A whole state in India is giving all college students free internet access The latest instance of this comes from the eastern Indian state of Bihar, where the government has announced free Wi-Fi access to college and university students.The chief minister of the state, Nitish Kumar urged the students to make good use of the free internet.

India says no to most of Apple's demands

India says no to most of Apple's demands Despite the company’s imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant’s demands.Even though India remains one of the few places that has shown strong iPhone sales, there is no easy way for Apple to continue the momentum.