NEW DELHI: After facing a huge drop in ratings, TikTok may have another big reason to worry in India. A rival app launched in April 2020 called Mitron has crossed over 50 lakh downloads and is among the top 10 most popular apps in the country right now on Google Play Store. The Mitron app is made by IIT-Roorkee alumnus Shivank Agarwal and his team based out of Bengaluru. Available free on Android, the app is a short video and social platform similar to TikTok. Users can create, edit and share videos as well as browse through videos across the countries. The app is self-funded and is presently available only on Android. Mitron app has an overall rating of 4.7 from ratings given by over 2.3 lakh users. The interface of the app is also similar to that of TikTok. “Our mission at Mitron is to create a platform where people can come and entertain themselves with small videos posted by people across the globe and at the same time create a social incentive for people to share and create … [Read more...] about Desi TikTok rival Mitron app crosses 50 lakh downloads in a month
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New Delhi: Google is in initial talks to buy a stake of about 5% in cash-strapped Vodafone Idea, India’s third-largest telecom operator, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Vodafone Idea was formed in August 2017 by the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. The telco, which has been posting losses since the merger, declined to comment on “this speculation”. Both UK’s Vodafone Group and Idea parent Aditya Birla Group declined to comment. Google didn’t respond to ET’s queries. Voda Idea shares closed 2.7% higher at Rs 5.82 on the BSE Thursday, giving it a market value of Rs 16,724 crore. For a 5% stake, Google will have to shell out $110 million (Rs 836.2 crore) based on that. Its Nasdaq-listed parent Alphabet has a market cap of $968.05 billion. Alphabet ended the January-March quarter with ‘cash and marketable securities’ of approximately $117 billion. The FT report said Google’s parent … [Read more...] about Google searching for 5% in Vodafone Idea; analysts say why not Airtel?
Chinese smartphone brand Realme expanded its wireless headphones and power bank lineup in the country recently. The company launched Realme Buds Air Neo and Realme 1000mAh power bank. Both the new devices are set to go on their first sale today. The products will be available on Realme.com along with the e-commerce site Flipkart at 12pm. Realme Buds Air Neo: Price and specs Realme Buds Air Neo comes in three colour variants — Pop White, Punk Green, and Rock Red. The wireless headphones are priced at Rs 2,999 and is powered by R1 chipset. Realme says that the buds can last up to 3 hours on a single charge. With the charging case, the battery life increases up to 17 hours. The newly launched headphones feature similar design as that of the Realme Buds Air. Realme Buds Air Neo come with gesture control enabling users to play, pause, etc by simply tapping on the buds. It is equipped with 13mm drivers and is said to come with a Dynamic Bass Boost. It offers micro USB port for … [Read more...] about Realme Buds Air Neo and Realme 10000mAh power bank to go on sale today
NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone maker Realme is all set to launch its latest X3 SuperZoom smartphone in Europe today. The company has scheduled an online event for 10.30 am CET (2 pm IST), where it will unveil the device. Users can live stream the launch event on the company’s various social media channels. The smartphone is also expected to launch in the Indian market soon. Realme is also expected to launch Realme Band and Realme Buds Air Neo at the event. Realme X3 SuperZoom expected specifications Realme X3 SuperZoom is said to come with advanced zoom support. The smartphone is said to offer 60x zoom capability. The company has already confirmed that the smartphone will feature a display Wirth 120Hz of refresh rate. The smartphone will also feature a dedicated Zoom and Starry Mode. The Realme X3 SuperZoom is expected to sport a 6.57-inch full HD+ display. The smartphone is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor paired with 12GB of RAM. The device is said to … [Read more...] about Realme X3 SuperZoom to launch today: Here’s how to watch the live stream
Amazon’s daily app quiz is now live. In today’s quiz, participants stand a chance to win Rs 50,000 as prize in Amazon Pay balance. To win the prize, they have to answer all questions of the quiz correctly. There is usually one winner of the quiz who is selected via lucky draw. Amazon app quiz consists of five questions which are generally based on the current affairs and general knowledge. The quiz is available only on the mobile app of the e-commerce platform and can be accessed by tapping on the hamburger icon present at the top-right in the app. Alternatively, they can also search for quiz in the app. Results for the today’s quiz will be announced on May 31. If you are interested in playing the quiz and try your luck, then here are the five questions of today’s quiz along with their answers that can help you win Rs 50,000 as prize in the Amazon Pay balance. Question 1 : Which Indian has recently been elected the Chairman of the WHO Executive Board? The … [Read more...] about Amazon app quiz May 28, 2020: Get answers to these five questions and win Rs 50,000 in Amazon Pay balance