Fitbit leads wearables market growth in Q4

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:06

New York, March 3 (IANS) The worldwide wearables market reached a new all-time high as shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 16.9 per cent year over year, with Fitbit leading the way by shipping 6.5 million units, according to a new report.


Indian equities pulled lower by negative global cues

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:46

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues, coupled with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure witnessed in automobile, banking and capital goods stocks, pulled the Indian equities markets lower in the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.


Intex launches Aqua Strong 5.1+ 4G device

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:40

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Expanding 4G-Volte portfolio, Intex Technologies on Friday launched Aqua Strong 5.1+ smartphone equipped with a range of Value Added Services (VAS) for Rs 5,490.


Zoook launches water resistant Bluetooth earphones

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:32

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) French company Zoook on Friday launched water resistant Bluetooth earphones "ZB-Rocker Twinpods" in India priced at Rs 5,499 that will be Amazon exclusive.


In poor Manipur, ethnic conflict overshadows low infant mortality rate

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:22

The economic blockade of the Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Silchar roads, through which most goods enter the state, has overshadowed all other issues this election year in Manipur, the north-eastern state with one of India's highest poverty rates, high youth unemployment, and low growth.


Taiwan seeks FTA-like bilateral agreement with India

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:02

Taipei, March 3 (IANS) Taiwan is seeking a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)-like bilateral agreement with India to boost trade and investments even as its companies are looking to relocate some of their manufacturing facilities from mainland China to India and Southeast Asia.


Bitcoin: Can RBI ignore the elephant in the room?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:28

Virtual currencies like Bitcoin are all the rage in FinTech, and could potentially transform global commerce in the years ahead. Users are adopting them in the thousands each day and the value of trade in these currencies is witnessing unparalleled growth.


Brexit, Trump administration threaten Irish economy: Moody's

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:58

Dublin, March 3 (IANS) Although Ireland's growth prospects remain strong, the country faces risks from the impact of the Britain's withdrawal from the EU and the prospect of corporate tax reforms in the US, ratings agency Moody's has warned.


Snapchat shares soar 44% on listing, valuation $28 bn

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:54

New York, March 3 (IANS) Snap Inc, the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, has gone public with stocks soaring 44 per cent on their first day of trading and valuing the company at $28 billion, the media reported on Friday.


Selling pressure subdues equities indices

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:34

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Indian equities markets traded on a lower note during the early morning trade session on Friday, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in automobile, banking and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) stocks.


Twitter steps into gaming world to live-stream e-sports

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 07:48

New York, March 3 (IANS) To stream tournaments and other e-sports events live, Twitter has announced its partnership with ESL and Dreamhack -- two of the biggest organisations in the pro-gaming world.


Italy's youth unemployment rate falls

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 23:12

Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) Youth joblessness declined in Italy to 37.9 per cent in January from 39.2 per cent the previous month, according to official data issued on Thursday.


Sugar production falls by 19%, says mills' body

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 22:50

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India's sugar production from October 2016 to February 2017 is 162.45 lakh tonnes, a decline of 19 per cent compared with production of 199.43 lakh tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year.