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Airtel Becomes No 2 By Beating Voda-Idea

Focus on data subscribers and weeding out low revenue customers have helped Bharti Airtel, while its peer Vodafone Idea could not implement the strategy.

However, network and content costs are on the rise for Bharti as it witnesses a steady rise in mobile data customers.

Further, Airtel’s reported mobile revenues for the April-June quarter (Q1) was Rs 10,866 crore.

This makes it the number 2 player after Reliance Jio in terms of mobile services revenues, analysts claimed.

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Vodafone Idea, which does not share the break-up of revenues, reported an overall revenue figure of Rs 11,269 crore for Q1.

Adjusting for it, the mobile service revenues for Vodafone Idea would be Rs 10,669 crore, making it the third-largest telecom firm by mobile revenue after Jio’s figure of Rs 11,679 crore.

Bharti Airtel lost only 1.5 million subscribers in June quarter, against 14 million subscribers lost by Vodafone Idea.

Airtel had managed …

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Pocophone head and Xiaomi global spokesperson quit organisation

Highlights:

  • Xiaomi Global Spokesperson Donovan Sung has also resigned the company.

  • Pocophone global head has quit the company.

  • Mani’s twitter description notes “Ex-Product Manager of POCO phone and Xiaomi India.”

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Not just Mani, Xiaomi Global Spokesperson Donovan Sung has also quit the company.

Sung announced his exit from the company via an  Twitter post. He wrote Thanks Manu! It’s been an amazing 5 years working together. So many fun memories as @XiaomiIndia became the most loved technology brand in the country!Keep up your infectious smile, and looking forward to seeing what’s next for Xiaomi India!

In the same post, sung mentioned that he will be joining Google to help advance the company’s payments initiatives in emerging markets. “I’ll be joining @Google in Singapore to help advance Google’s payments initiatives in emerging markets. GooglePay a google’s payment option has made great progress in India, and I’m excited to continue …

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Airtel Offers A Massive Discounts On Dth Connections:Offers Additional Benefits Of 1000Rs

Airtel has reduced the prices of its set-top boxes in the country.Also offering a additional price benefits for existing subscribers.

Highlights:

  • The HD Set top box which usually costs 1953, now costs 1453
  • Airtel is also provides additional benefits of 1000rs.
  • Subscribers will get a bundle of 150 channels extra.

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The Operator is currently preparing to offer as many benefits as possible to tackle the possible incoming threat from Jio’s upcoming TV service. Hence, all major players such as Dish TV, Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV and Hathway have been offering a lot of benefits.

Tata Sky recently reduce the price of its set-top boxes in order to generate more interest from subscribers. Following on the footsteps, Airtel has also introduced a similar plan for its own set-top boxes.

Similar to tata sky, airtel also slashes its set top box prices across the country.

The basic HD set-top box, which …

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Google honours haematologist Lucy Wills with a doodle on 131st birth anniversary

Google is commemorating English haematologist Lucy Wills with a cutesy doodle on her 131st birth anniversary.

Born in England, in 1888, she is best remembered for her exemplary research work into the prevention of prenatal anaemia. It was her research that led to the creation of a prenatal vitamin that helps prevent birth defects.

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This vitamin is folic acid, a man-made form of folate, a B-vitamin which occurs naturally in dark green vegetables and citrus fruits. It is important for forming red blood cells. When taken by women before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent birth defects in the baby’s brain and spinal cord.

Wills was the first one to bring this to the fore with her research paper about anemia in pregnant women in India.

She earned her first honours degree in botany and geology at Cambridge University’s Newnham College in the year 1911. In 1914, she became …

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Skype Introduces Background Blur Feature for Video Calls

Skype is still one of the most popular services for professional video calls and video conferencing. Now the company has added an interesting and important feature.

Now you don’t need to stress out about cleaning up your room before the next Skype call with your bosses. The video conferencing service has now introduced a blurred background feature, which means that whatever is behind you gets blurred out while you, the participant in that video call, remains in focus.

Microsoft is adding this feature to Skype, some months after it introduced this to another service called Microsoft Teams. In Skype, all you need to do is select the select “blur my background” option to activate this for the duration you leave this option enabled.

The background blur feature in Skype and Teams rely on artificial intelligence (AI) which has been trained in human form detection and is used to keep the …

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