Automobiles & Gadgets

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is readying to launch as early as January, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing three unidentified people involved in the project. The Geneva-based Libra Association that will issue and govern Libra plans to launch a single digital coin backed by the dollar, the FT said, citing one of the people. The move would represent an even bigger scaling-back of the

Washington, Nov 25: In partnership with UN Women and the UN Human Rights Office, Twitter is launching custom emojis to spread awareness on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Wednesday and Human Rights Day on December 10. The emojis will appear when people tweet with the hashtags #GenerationEquality, #OrangeTheWorld, #16Days, #HumanRightsDay, and other localised

Oakland, Nov 19: Apple Inc will pay $113 million to settle allegations from 33 US states and the District of Columbia that it slowed down iPhones to mask battery issues and get users to purchase new devices, state officials announced on Wednesday. The deal with a coalition led by Arizona, Arkansas and Indiana is separate from a proposed settlement Apple reached in March to pay affected iPhone

New Delhi, Nov 11: Festive season boost along with low base and pent-up demand accelerated domestic passenger vehicles' sales in October on a year-on-year basis. According to industry data released on Wednesday, passenger vehicles sales rose by 14.19 per cent in October. The category includes sub-segments of cars, utility vehicles and vans. Accordingly, 3,10,294 passenger vehicles were sold in the

Mumbai, Nov 10: Facebook on Tuesday made a new shopping button in WhatsApp live globally, including in India, to help people check out available products and make purchases right from a chat. The tool will make it easier for people to discover a business' catalog so they know what goods or services it offers. Previously, people had to click into the business' profile to see if the business had a

Xiaomi on Thursday expanded its laptop portfolio in India with the launch of Mi Notebook 14 e-learning edition at an inaugural starting price of Rs 34,999. The new Notebook is available on Mi.com, Mi Homes, Amazon.in and offline retail partners. "We are super thrilled to be expanding our portfolio, this time focused on addressing the growing needs of learning from home. Mi Notebook 14 e-learning

Mumbai, Nov 6: Riding on increased sales in the smaller towns and cities during the festive season, Samsung on Thursday said it achieved an overall 32% growth in its consumer electronics business in the month of October and a huge 50% growth in the premium electronics categories in India. In the months of August and September, the company had achieved an overall 20% growth in the consumer

Mumbai, Nov 5: ICRA Ratings on Wednesday said the outlook for the commercial vehicles (CV) segment remains 'Negative' on the back of continuing challenges. It cited factors such as over-capacity, subdued freight availability, financing constraints, amongst others, which have impacted the outlook. These factors, the ratings agency said, have compounded due to the pandemic, adding that it expects

Pune, Nov 2: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Sunday said it recorded its highest-ever monthly domestic sales in October at 56,605 units amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It reported a 13.2% growth in its domestic sales compared to 50,010 units sold during October 2019, the company said in a statement. The rise in demand comes on the back of the festive season. Its exports, however, fell by 10.1% to 12

Bengaluru, Nov 1: Toyota Kirloskar Motors Ltd, has sold 12,373 units in October, thus registering a 52 per cent growth over sales in September 2020. According to a release here on Sunday, the company had sold a total of 11,866 units in the domestic market in October 2019 and had exported 744 units of the Etios as well. Commenting on the month’s performance, Mr Naveen Soni, Sr. Vice President