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Indian smartphone market to see double digit growth in 2018; seen as bright spot globally
Overcoming the impact of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax, the Indian smartphone market grew for the second consecutive quarter in the October-December period of 2017, proving to be the only market globally to show significant growth in 2017. The segment is expected to be the lone bright star globally in the year 2018 as well. According to data from International Data Corporation (IDC), the Indian smartphone market rose around 18% year-on-year (YoY) in Q4 2017, a second consecutive quarter of healthy growth. The feature phone market saw surprisingly strong growth of 70% YoY due to a low base in Q4 2016 (affected by demonetization) and the launch of Reliance Jio 4G feature phone and similar products from Indian brands. Within the smartphone segment, the Average Selling Prices (ASPs) continued to move up with the $150 (Rs 10,000) segment being the current sweet spot. More:

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UK opens up thousands of visa slots to IT professionals, engineers, teachers

The UK government has tabled changes to its immigration policy, which is also likely to ease the visa regime for businesses who want to hire foreign talent.



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Infosys plans to expand Pune campus to 35000 seats

The EAC put up a condition that Rs 3.45 Crore shall be earmarked under Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER) for the activities such as Education facilities etc.

Three steps to consider before migrating Finance amp; HR to the Cloud

The roles of HR and finance have always been intertwined, but today they are truly converging.

Why you should work at a startup in your early 20s

Each choice offers pros and cons, and as though to complicate these options further, another proposition has sprung up – beginning a career in a startup, an option that appears especially promising for India-based professionals in their 20’s.

MobiKwik invests in Pivotchain for fintech offerings

Mobile wallet company MobiKwik today said it has invested Rs 2 crore in Pune-based data science company, Pivotchain Solutions. The investment will strengthen Mobikwik’s fintech offerings, the company

Need to collaborate with UK, Japan, Germany in artificial intelligence: Report

According to Assocham, setting up digital data banks and exchanges to stream-in information from across industries, will help create an enabling environment for AI-led growth.

IBM sees clients building own internal technology skills

But as digital technologies begin to upend business models, companies want more control over what was previously considered ‘non-core. IBM said the new paradigm was an opportunity.

Start-ups on wish list of fresh techies

Around 700 BTech and MTech passouts received their degrees at the annual convocation of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna on Sunday. Most had been placed in companies with hefty pay packages, while others planned to pursue higher education from premier institutions.

IT, pharma firms' operating margins drop the most in Q4

IT, pharma firms' operating margins drop the most in Q4 - While most of the firms reported in-line operating margins in the last quarter, only a few companies saw any major improvement

Tata, buy-buy: TCS to buy back Rs 16000 crore shares again

Peers may follow suit; IT co to repurchase stock for 2nd year in a row, pay 15% premium.

Bengaluru software engineer rides horse on last day of office to promote 'veganism'; Tweeple were not impressed

It did not take long for people on social media to notice the interesting way Verma found to reach his office. Later on, a video of the same was also posted online.

Lithium ion tech to power Isro's upcoming rockets

India News: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Apart from propelling rockets as a power source including upcoming launches with space grade lithium ion batteries, Isro's Vikram .

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