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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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Despite a bitter legal battle, Rajiv Bansal still grateful to Infosys

Once a blue-eyed boy, his exit changed the narrative of the nature of his association with Infosys. But Bansal doesn't shy away from giving credit to his former employer where it is due



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‘Mindtree not keen on M A, but on creating solutions’

‘We are investing in training people and in partnering with academic institutions’

HCL Technologies signs deal with UK grocery retailer, Asda

HCL Technologies (HCL) has signed a deal with UK’s grocery retailer, Asda to drive its IT transformation.The three-year application services contract will see HCL transform Asda’s IT Application Servi

Wipro to amalgamate 4 units

Wipro has said that it plans to amalgamate four of its business entities into Wipro Limited, the parent company. In a notification to the exchanges, India’s third largest software exporter said that W

Messaging most popular online activity for Indian consumers: Survey

Messaging has emerged as the most popular online activity for Indian consumers, with a recent survey revealing that mobile users spend over 30 minutes on average daily on messaging applications.“Over

Walmart to shell out $800 million on Flipkart ESOP buyback

Walmart-backed Flipkart will offer its employees an opportunity to cash in on part of their stockholding in the company at $126-128 per share, according to an e-mail to staff.The e-mail, which follows

How gait analysis is helping the police

Law enforcement agencies are resorting to gait analysis in investigations where CCTVs have managed to capture the crime but not the face of the criminal

Got Skis? Love Software? Head to Utah's Silicon Slopes

Utah has become an increasingly attractive locale for startup types looking for a more affordable and family-friendly alternative to the Bay Area. We talk with local startup execs about why they call 'Silicon Slopes' home.

Infosys launches next-generation learning solution Wingspan

Analysts say professional IT services firms should create university-like environments to renew their talent pool.

Fanatics opens India tech centre in Hyderabad

The company partners some of the largest sporting operations and clubs in the world, including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Big Bash Cricket, NBA, ..

India's data localisation policy will benefit the startup ecosystem: Paytm

“This is the moment for us to support our nation and promote ‘Data Sovereignty’ over ‘Data Monopolisation,’ which is possible through data l..

State governments fast embracing AWS Cloud in India: Teresa Carlson

When it comes to Cloud adoption, state governments in India are quickly shifting their workloads to the platform -- even faster than the US state gove..

Aadhaar a boon to recover lost cards

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is riding on its extensive penetration of Aadhaar to help rebuild the identity of people who have lost their valuable docum.

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