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Microsoft to shut down Bing Rewards in India just a few months after launch

Microsoft has sent emails to Bing Rewards members in India stating it will shut down the program in that country after September 30. Microsoft started offering the program in India in mid-March.


ASUS Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 debuts in India with a hefty price tag

ASUS' answer to the Surface Pro 4, the Transformer 3 Pro, has made its debut in India. And much like Microsoft's offering, ASUS' 2-in-1 device is priced out of reach, with retail prices starting from ₹1,44,990 ($2,160).


Microsoft names Anant Maheshwari to be its new President in India

Microsoft has named Anant Maheshwari as the new President of its India operations. He will officially begin working at the company on January 1, 2017.


Amazon Prime finally makes its way to India, 60-day trial available

Amazon has finally launched its Prime service in India. The service offers free (and unlimited) one-day and two-day delivery options across 100 cities in India, with no minimum order amount for delivery.


Truecaller aims to be the most important app on your phone

Launched in 2009, Truecaller offers an integrated caller ID service which automatically searches for contact details when a user receives a call. The phone number database is created by crowdsourcing contact details from users’ address books.


You can now buy Microsoft products from Tata CLiQ in India

Microsoft has announced the launch of its online storefront on Tata CLiQ. The newly launched Tata CLiQ is an e-commerce venture by Tata Group, India's biggest business conglomerate, aimed to be a marketplace for in-house and partner companies to sell apparel and electronics.


Flipkart rolls out exciting offers on laptops, hard drives, and other accessories

Flipkart is offering a "Back to School" promotion where the retailer is discounting several notebooks, external hard drives, networking hardware — including Wi-Fi ac routers — and other accessories.


Satya Nadella wants Microsoft to be a platform for innovation in India

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella paid to visit to Delhi to meet with students, developers, and entrepreneurs in the country in an event titled "Tech for Good, Ideas for India".


Nokia Networks is in talks with Indian carriers over 5G trials

Indian carriers are making 4G widely available in the country, and it looks like they're starting to trial next-generation 5G services. Nokia Networks is in discussion with telecom vendors over 5G feasibility trials.


Luis von Ahn, the Duolingo founder, on next goals and newfound love for India

Luis von Ahn is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He founded reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009, and then co-founded Duolingo, world’s largest language-learning online platform.


Satya Nadella will visit India on May 30 to meet young achievers, top CEOs in the country

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be in Delhi on May 30, where he will interact with young achievers, entrepreneurs, developers, and students. Nadella will also take part in an hour-long session with the top CEOs of corporate India, which is commissioned by the Confederation of Indian Industry.


4G in India: Everything you need to know

While 4G has been rolling out in India since 2012, the segment will see its largest expansion this year. Reliance Jio is set to debut its long-awaited service, while Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone are aggressively expanding into more cities. Here's what you need to know about the state of 4G in India.


Skype teams up with Sify to make it easier for Indian customers to add funds

Skype is partnering with Sify to allow Indian customers the ability to add funds to their account with ease. The option to add funds using credit cards issued in India has existed for some time now, and today's partnership will let you buy Skype credit or pay for subscriptions using netbanking and debit cards.


India's RailYatri train status service updated for Windows 10 and Mobile

RailYatri is an invaluable resource for all those undertaking a train journey in the country. The service provides real-time train information, PNR status, seat availability, and so much more. The app has picked up an update that introduces a visual refresh for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.


Ola Money digital wallet makes its way to Windows 10 Mobile

Indian cab aggregator Ola has launched its digital payment solution, Ola Money, on Windows 10 Mobile.


You can now buy the Lumia 950 for ₹29,999 on Flipkart, Lumia 950 XL down to ₹34,999

Amazon India is still selling the Lumia 950 for ₹42,099, but if you're looking to get the phone for a discounted price, you're in luck. Flipkart is offering the phone for ₹29,999.


Uber's Paytm integration will let you pay for your ride abroad in rupees

If you use Uber in india, you know that the only form of payment currently accepted is Paytm. While it's convenient to use the wallet in the country, it doesn't work outside of India. That's all set to change soon, as Paytm announced that the service will be integrated into Uber on a global scale.


Indian government mandates panic button on all phones sold in the country from 2017

The Indian government has announced that all mobile phones sold in the country from January 1, 2017 should come with a panic button that will allow anyone in need the ability to contact authorities with a single key. Built-in GPS is also a mandatory feature in phones going on sale next year.


Acer launches Predator gaming notebooks, desktops, and more in India

Acer has launched its Predator 15 and Predator 17 gaming notebooks in India as well as the Predator G6 and G3 desktops, and the Z35 and X34 gaming monitors.


Ola and Uber suspend surge pricing in Delhi after government warning

Ride-sharing services Uber and Ola have announced that they will temporarily suspend surge pricing after receiving a warning in Delhi. The city has set prescribed fares for taxi services, with anyone found to be flouting the fares facing revokal of their driving license and their car.


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