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Blackstone warns of internet impact on US shopping malls

A woman passes a shuttered anchor store in the parking lot of the Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland © Bloomberg Blackstone, the world’s largest real estate investor, has warned that the outlook for America’s enclosed shopping malls is darkening quicker than experts expected as the growing online retail threat hammers their valuations. More […]

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China Moves to Sharply Limit Outside Internet Availability

China has asked the country’s three top internet providers to prevent cell phone users from getting access to online material that it does not control. Reports say the telecommunications companies China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have been told about the policy. The goal appears to be to keep the companies from permitting access to content […]

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T-Mobile Discounts LG G6 By $150, Throws In Free Google Home And G Pad X Tablet

  The new G6 from LG is a really good Android phone in its own right, but if you were on the fence, T-Mobile and LG have a pair of offers that you might find too good to refuse. Starting with T-Mobile, the spunky “uncarrier,” as it likes to call itself, is offering the LG […]

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HTC Asks its Fan Community to Combat Online Criticism, Offers Merchandise in Return

HTC’s latest U11 has been received with mixed reactions by the Android community. With good audio but no headphone jack and a new-ish design that scraps years of HTC’s expertise with metal, many fans and spectators threw quite a bit of skepticism its way. There are many arguments one could make to discredit or devalue […]

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Google Pixel Now With Rs. 13,000 Cashback but Is It Worth It?

  HIGHLIGHTS Pixel is available at an effective starting price of Rs. 44,000 However it still isn’t the best value for money It’s worth considering only if you absolutely must have stock Android The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are now available in India at a steep price cut via Flipkart and other retailers across the country thanks to a cashback offer. […]

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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

  HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means […]

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Instagram launches mobile web sharing to pursue global growth

  Instagram wants to be the photo app for the whole world, even if you can’t or won’t download it. In pursuit of international growth where networks are slow and data is expensive, Instagram has given its mobile website a massive upgrade that adds core features of the main app, including photo sharing and a […]

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Snapchat launches Bitmoji widget chat shortcuts for your home screen

Snapchat is doubling down on private messaging as Instagram and Facebook Messenger clone and steal usage from its Stories feature. Now you can instantly start chatting with your best friends on Snapchat. Instead of digging a chat thread out of Snapchat, users can select their favorite friends, create Bitmoji widgets for them with their personalized avatars […]

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As Messenger’s bots lose steam, Facebook pushes menus over chat

Facebook’s Messenger bots may not be having the impact the social network desired. Just yesterday, online retailer Everlane, one of the launch partners for the bot platform, announced it was ditching Messenger for customer notifications and returning to email. Following this, Facebook today announced an upgraded Messenger Platform, which introduces a new way for users […]

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Google Home or Amazon Echo may replace your landline soon

After smartphones ousted landlines, their usage is seen diminishing with time, but some companies which have their focus on home speakers might soon change this. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Google and Amazon are already considering to add the ability to make and receive voice calls to companies’ through Home and […]