From its Silicon Valley-like campus near Mumbai, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Jio telecom carrier is emerging as a winner from changes in the way Indian consumers plug into a digital economy made more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic. For Indian shoppers who prefer to order online, it is launching a grocery ordering service with Facebook Inc's popular WhatsApp messaging. For Bollywood fans who would prefer to avoid a crowded theater, it is readying same-day-release on the Jio platform. Those plans had been in the making for months, but the pandemic has given them a shot in the arm. India's 10-week lockdown has also led to a surge in demand for data, boosting Jio's phone and broadband offerings. And, over the past six weeks, the digital business of Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd, known as Jio Platforms, raised a striking $10 billion from global investors. The investments, including $5.7 billion from Facebook and money from private equity firms Silver Lake, Vista Equity … [Read more...] about Amid pandemic, investors bet on Reliance Jio and its giant-killer playbook
Now TV Hayu passIf reality TV is your thing then a mere £3.99 a month Hayu pass is ridiculously hot value for all the reality TV fans out there. We're talking Project Runway, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, all of the Real Housewives saga, The Simple Life and much more! So if you're looking for your reality TV fix this pass is the way to go. … [Read more...] about The best Now TV pass offers, boxes, smart sticks and deals in July 2020
The immediate change you’ll notice with the PS5 DualSense controller is in its white coloring, something restricted to limited edition PlayStation controllers in the past, while the central part of the controller remains black. While the analog sticks are in the same place, the face buttons are no longer colored which gives the controller a more premium look. … [Read more...] about PS5 DualSense controller vs Xbox Series X controller: which gamepad will be best?
KOLKATA | BENGALURU | NEW DELHI: Electronics goods companies have had to resort to imports to meet demand as they haven't been able to scale up local production even after the lockdown was eased. They include India's two largest smartphone makers, Xiaomi and Oppo, which have decided to import handsets from China, although they had set up local production facilities more than three years ago, three senior industry executives said. In import-dependent categories such as laptops and dishwashers, where sales have surged manifold, companies have expanded imports two-four times in the past few weeks. The main reasons are non-availability of migrant labour, closure of plants due to coronavirus infections and the inability to scale up production due to distancing norms within plants, said people with knowledge of the matter. The Oppo plant in Greater Noida was closed last month after Covid-19 infections among workers. Imported phones may not cost more Although it has resumed operations, … [Read more...] about Electronics goods companies bank on imports to meet demand
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) July 13, 2020 Hong Kong-based publication VJGamer managed to get their hands on images of the retail box. According to the packaging, the officially licensed set – model 71374 – consists of 2,646 pieces featuring the console itself, a gamepad, a Super Mario Bros. cartridge and a retro-style tube TV with stand. There’s even a hand crank on the side of the television, allowing users to animate the on-screen scene. … [Read more...] about Lego is launching a 2,646-piece Nintendo Entertainment System