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Google Android OS installed on 2 bn active devices Google Android OS installed on 2 bn active devices



San Francisco, Google's Android operating system has reached a milestone by powering 2 billion monthly active devices around the world, the company said.

Google's vice president of engineering Dave Burke that Android has "the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind", Xinhua reported on Thursday.

McDonald's to collaborate with Uber to deliver food McDonald's to collaborate with Uber to deliver food


Washington, American fast-food chain McDonald's announced of collaborating with ride-hailing app Uber to deliver food in over 1,000 outlets across the US.

Australian hair care brand enters Indian market Australian hair care brand enters Indian market


New Delhi, Australian hair care brand Kevin Murphy has forayed into the Indian hair care market. Officials said India is a unique market where people want to express who they are through how they look.

The brand has entered the Indian market in association with its franchise partner Headstart.

Two educators from Australia, including Nathan Gorman who is the Head Master and Design Director, Asia Pacific and Middle East; and Wade Blackford, Style Master and Primary Educator, Asia Pacific and Middle East are here to launch the brand both in Delhi and Mumbai.

Facebook to hire 3,000 more workers to monitor content Facebook to hire 3,000 more workers to monitor content



Los Angeles, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will be hiring 3,000 additional employees over the next year to monitor content and remove violent videos, the media reported.

"Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook -- either live or in video posted later. It's heartbreaking, and I've been reflecting on how we can do better for our community," Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

 Recharge Idea  2G, 3G, 4G data  for same price Recharge Idea 2G, 3G, 4G data for same price



Mumbai, Idea Cellular on Friday said it will allow data recharges for the same price across 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity.

"Idea ... will allow open market data recharges of 1GB and above to work on Idea's 2G, 3G or 4G network without any differential prices and this will be rolled out nationally by March 31, 2017," a company statement said here.

At present, a customer buys separate recharges for 2G, 3G or 4G technology at different price points.

Sun Pharma's Mohali plant out of US FDA's Import Alert list Sun Pharma's Mohali plant out of US FDA's Import Alert list


Chennai, Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Tuesday said its production facility in Mohali in Punjab is out of US Food and Drug Administration's (US FDA) "Import Alert".

In a statement, Sun Pharma said the US FDA on Monday informed that it will lift the Import Alert imposed on the Mohali manufacturing facility and remove the facility from the Official Action Initiated (OAI) status.

Ready for talks with banks to settle- Mallya Ready for talks with banks to settle- Mallya



New Delhi, Vijay Mallya Embattled liquor baron on Friday offered to negotiate with banks for a one-time settlement of dues and sought the Supreme Court's intervention.

"Public sector banks have policies for one-time settlements. Hundreds of borrowers have settled. Why should this be denied to us? Our substantial offer before the Supreme Court was rejected by banks without consideration. (I) Am ready to talk settlement on fair basis," tweeted Mallya.

General Motors India to stop production at Gujarat plant General Motors India to stop production at Gujarat plant


Chennai, Carmaker General Motors India on Tuesday confirmed it will stop production at its plant in Halol in Gujarat next month and consolidate production at its Talegaon plant in Maharashtra.

A company statement said production will cease at Halol plant from April 28.

"We will support our employees at the Halol plant throughout this transition," President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem said in the statement.

Indian pharma sector faces growth pains Indian pharma sector faces growth pains


Bengaluru, Indian pharmaceutical industry growth is projected to be in single digit this fiscal (2016-17) due to several headwinds, a study said on Monday.

"The aggregate growth of the Indian pharma industry is expected to be in single digit in 2017 due to slowing growth in the US, intense competition and regulatory overhang," said the study by leading credit rating agency ICRA.

Bitcoin: Can RBI ignore the elephant in the room? Bitcoin: Can RBI ignore the elephant in the room?


Virtual currencies like Bitcoin are all the rage in FinTech, and could potentially transform global commerce in the years ahead. Users are adopting them in the thousands each day and the value of trade in these currencies is witnessing unparalleled growth.

The world over, regulators are working out carefully-crafted regulations to foster Bitcoin growth. In India, however, even with the new cashless push by the government and existing Bitcoin trade spiking post-demonetisation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) continues to shy away from recognising and regulating virtual currencies.

Allow small shops to open all days: Assocham Allow small shops to open all days: Assocham



New Delhi, Industry chamber Assocham on Sunday urged the central government to ask states to enact laws to allow small and medium level shops to stay open all seven days.

Noting that large shopping malls remain open through the week, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India said small traders should also be permitted to similarly keep their shops and outlets open.

Reliance Jio crosses 100 mn customer Mukesh Ambani Reliance Jio crosses 100 mn customer Mukesh Ambani


 
Mumbai, Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said Reliance Jio has crossed the 100 million customer mark since its launch on September 5.

"Jio was launched on September 5 last year. In only 170 days we have crossed the 100 million customer mark. This achievement is of India and Indians," Ambani told the media.

He said that on an average Jio added seven customers on its network every second.

Global warming to hit Indian dairy sector hard Global warming to hit Indian dairy sector hard



Mumbai, Global warming portends ill for India's dairy sector which stands to lose a whopping three million tonnes of milk in the next three years as average temperatures increase, industry experts warned here on Friday.

Addressing the ongoing three-day 45th Dairy Industry Conference, themed 'Climate Change and Dairying', several industry leaders and experts discussed how the gradually warming climate is adversely hitting the country's dairy industry which employs over 16 million farmers, including 4.60 million women.

Jio second in user base with 23% market share Jio second in user base with 23% market share

 

New Delhi, Proving to be a true disruption, Reliance Jio has become the second telecom player in terms of users, capturing more than 23 per cent of the Indian market, a report revealed on Wednesday.

According to mobile communication app Truecaller's 'TrueInsights Q4 Report', Jio has grown aggressively in the latter half of 2016, racking up over 16.2 million subscribers in November and taking its total subscriber base to 51.87 million within three months of launching the service.

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