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Users Now Can Get Their Hands On OnePlus 5T At A Discounted Cost

If you ever wished the OnePlus 5T, the newest handset of the company in the industry, at a discounted cost, then here is your opportunity. The two variants of the smartphone namely 128 GB and 64 GB, can be brought for a price tag of Rs 1,500 less than their actual price labels. While the 64 GB model has a price tag of Rs 32,999, the 128 GB version is price label of Rs 37,999. Post the discount, these will have a price tag of Rs 31,499 as well as Rs 36,499 respectively.

Users Now Can Get Their Hands On OnePlus 5T At A Discounted Cost

This scheme for ICICI Bank card users on EMI is only obtainable from Amazon India next to other schemes such as:

  • Download Kindle application and log in to receive 80% off on eBooks of almost Rs 500
  • Idea consumers receive 1008 GB of Internet data for 18 Months
  • Streaming videos in app of Amazon Prime video will give you Amazon Pay balance worth Rs 250
  • Free accidental damage insurance for 12 month

The OnePlus 5T sports a bezel-less 6.1-inch full HD AMOLED display and 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and is upgradable to android 8.0 Oreo. Speaking of the processor, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal memory. This memory can be further expanded via MicroSD card.

Moving towards the connectivity part, the OnePlus 5T features 4G, 3G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM as well. The phone has an original price tag of Rs 37,999 for 128 GB version. The phone is available in 2 different color versions apart from the latest Lava Red limited edition. Speaking of the imaging duties, the OnePlus 5T has 20 MP of rear camera along with f/2.0 aperture with LED flash, and phase detection autofocus.

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Paytm Provides Choice For Non-KYC Consumers To Employ Gift Vouchers

Users can still load cash into their Paytm wallet even if they have not finished their KYC (Know Your Consumer) official procedure. Paytm seems to be operating around the newest directive of the RBI for obligatory KYC, where consumers can load cash into their wallets on the platform via gift vouchers.

But these gift vouchers will not allow you send it back to your bank accounts or send cast to others. They also arrive with an ending date of 1 Year. This is a standard practice amongst companies rolling such vouchers.

Paytm Provides Choice For Non-KYC Consumers To Employ Gift Vouchers

As posted by the local media, digital wallets or PPIs (prepaid payment instruments) are reeling below severe stress with fresh rules kicking in. Paytm has been branching out into other businesses from its fundamental e-wallet business. Paytm’s decision to roll out gift vouchers arrives as a plan to minimize the harm to its e-wallet non-KYC consumer base.

Paytm has been attempting to shift consumers to its channel from a pure-play e-wallet on the UPI, or Unified Payments Interface platform. The early affect of the RBI’s rules has been felt by firms. Amazon India has already witnessed a 30% fall in its e-wallet consumer base. When made a contact, a spokesperson of Paytm refused to answer on the issue. As per an executive of the industry who did not wish to be identified, gift vouchers have been working in the grey market.

On a similar note, Paytm stated that it aims to apply for a license to work as a general and life insurer, sources well known with the matter claimed to the media in an interview. Paytm, which has arranged 2 different bodies named Paytm General Insurance and Paytm Life Insurance, will register with IRDAI. The decision of Paytm to aggressively pursue the in general user finance segment is planned at pacing development in its non-payments commerce.

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Headcount Of Cognizant India Fell By 8,000 In 2017

Headcount of Cognizant in India fell by 8000 by 2017 end, even as the amount of individuals it provides work in Europe and the U.S. increased, the annual filing of the company with Securities and Exchange Commission of the U.S. displayed. At the end of last year, the company provided job for almost 260,000 individuals, out of which 180,000 were from India. At the end of 2016, the headcount of the company stood at 260,200 individuals, out of which 188,000 were from India.

Headcount Of Cognizant India Fell By 8,000 In 2017

The U.S. headcount of Cognizant increased to 50,400 by almost 2900 and its headcount in Europe increased by almost 2300 by 2017 end. For the initial time, IT companies in India are witnessing dropping headcounts as a requirement to generate talent overseas and automation makes investing in headcount of India far less significant. The Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) has also forecasted decreased growth in the headcount, as firms anticipate to employ in the U.S. in thousands.

The IT segment, which has been a main job maker in the nation, will witness a net inclusion of 10,00,000 individuals in this fiscal, claimed President at Nasscom, R Chandrasekhar, to the media in an interview at the flagship event of the industry in Hyderabad previously this month. The segment included a parallel amount in last fiscal, less than the original projection of an inclusion of 1,50,000 people. Chandrasekhar claimed that it was time to see at segments beyond tech services for growth of the employment.

Earlier this month, revenue of Cognizant increased 10% last year even as its labor force dropped by 200 as compared to a year ago. This happened for a first time in the history. This is a performance that analysts claimed the remaining of the IT segment is working hard to imitate.

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46% IT Security Experts Do Not Change Security Methods Post Cyber Attack

Almost half of the security experts of IT industry, 46% to be exact, failed to alter their security method considerably even after going through a cyber assault, as per the data by CyberArk, the safety firm. This level of cyber safety failure and inertia to learn from past situations puts infrastructure, sensitive data, and assets at jeopardy, Global Advanced Threat Landscape Report 2018 of CyberArk claimed this week.

46% IT Security Experts Do Not Change Security Methods Post Cyber Attack

46% members claimed that their organization cannot avoid hackers from breaking into internal system every time it is tried while 36% claimed that the credentials of the administration were amassed in Excel or Word documents on PCs of the company. In the mean time, 50% confessed that privacy or PII(personally identifiable information) of their customers might be at jeopardy since their information is not protected beyond the lawfully-required fundamentals.

89% experts claimed that critical data and IT infrastructure are not completely defended unless credentials, privileged accounts, and secrets are safeguarded. The members also pointed out that the proportion of consumers who have domestic administrative rights on their endpoint gadgets rose to 87% in 2018 from 62% (in 2016 survey). This is a 25% elevation and indicative of worker demands for best security practices.

The company surveyed that almost 200 organization all over vertical—comprising manufacturing, financial services, telecommunication, government (including defense), healthcare, retail, education, and pharmaceuticals—fall below this threat. The report claimed that that safety is getting more multifaceted and scope of breaks is extending.

According to the survey, it was discovered that 30% of safety professionals claimed that they employed products from 25–50 merchants and 54% of breaks impacted more than 50% of their systems last year. The report claimed that supply chain assaults are growing in complexity and velocity.

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Apps Are The Culprit For Glitches In Financial Site

Hassled investors and their handsets stressed out top online financial sites of the U.S. last week as grave instability shook sectors, technology experts claimed. Major companies comprising TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., Vanguard Group, and Fidelity Investments stated slowdowns of service on their sites in the middle of sharp demand from customers.

For many companies a problem was the rising acceptance of financial applications on mobile handsets, which make it much simpler for customers to watch market indexes and check their balances. That generated greater loads of network, even when customers were not seeing the trade.

Apps Are The Culprit For Glitches In Financial Site

“The application is in their smartphones and they can verify it as they step out of their vehicle. That is different than what many networks were made for,” claimed a managing director for Accenture, Kendra Thompson, to the media in an interview. Thompson recommends on technology to big asset managers. Holdups were exaggerated as frustrated users returned frequently, habituated by social media to anticipate a rapid informational hit. “Authorization troubles cause more congestion,” she claimed.

Chief strategist for monetary services at Akamai Technologies Inc (cloud services provider), Rich Bolstridge, defined the wide acceptance of mobile applications in finance as the number one reason in the more danger situation that investment firms and brokers encounter these days, as users get accustomed to signing in with the easiness of a thumbprint.

Video and richer graphics on websites of the company also put IT networks below pressure. Akamai shared information with the local media displaying how at one investment company, congestion to its homepage increased on February 5, 2018 and February 6, 2018. It increased at 14:50 GMT (9:50 A.M. EST) last week when it ran down 4 times where it stood at the similar point a week ago, and stayed higher in comparison to normal day on February 7, 2018 and February 8, 2018.

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Panasonic Rolls Out First 4K Video Recording Cinema Camera Of The World

This week Panasonic India rolled out LUMIX GH5S. This is the first 4K recording high-accuracy cinema camera of the world developed particularly for low light situations. LUMIX GH5S, to be obtainable at all Panasonic shops for a price tag of Rs 184,990, sports Low Light auto-focus with 5EV luminance detection performance that helps in optimized tuning and higher sensitivity of the sensor.

“With digital and broadcast mediums developing at a quick rate all over the world, there is a great requirement for high-resolution clips that are crisper, richer, and deliver outstanding quality in low light situations. The strongly built GH5S delivers such particular requirements of professional videographers and cinematographers,” claimed Director at Panasonic Corporation for Imaging Business, Yosuke Yamane, to the media in an interview.

Panasonic Rolls Out First 4K Video Recording Cinema Camera Of The World

It is fueled with a “LiveView Boost” function that makes it achievable to make sure the composition even in complete darkness by driving the sensitivity only for “Live view.” Bundled with a newly-designed “Dual Native ISO Technology” along with 10.2 MP “Digital MOS Sensor” and “Venus Engine 10,” the camera imitates even dark sections of the pictures, permitting high sensitivity ISO 51200 recording when the utilization of supplemental lighting might not be feasible as well as an extensive ISO of almost 204,800.

Business Head at Panasonic India for System Solution Business, Vijay Wadhwan, claimed to the media that LUMIX GH5S will break through into the market of professional videographer. “We will be aiming at 20% share of the market in 1.5–3 Lakh camera industry by the end of this fiscal,” he claimed. GH5S also has a VFR (Variable Frame Rate Effect) that allows consumers to record time lapse and slow motions videos in 240 FPS and 60 FPS format. The camera has been made of a magnesium alloy full die-cast rear, front, and top frame.

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PayTm Complains As WhatsApp Set To Add UPI Feature

PayTm seeks for similar treatment when WhatsApp which do not require any username or password for log in have announced about their entry in the UPI arena.

New Delhi: Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the owner of PayTm made an allegation against WhatsApp stating that this insta-messaging app do not have enough security measures to function as a UPI system. He also said the accused company is not compliant as per the UPI guidelines.

PayTm Complains As WhatsApp Set To Add UPI Feature

WhatsApp is immensely popular in India with a customer base exceeding 230 million. This is also the largest user account for the application across the world. Keeping this in mind the brand has started conducting test payments through its interface at India.

PayTm chief went on to say that the payment testing is in beta state for the company and hence there is very less chances that they will make any change to the application (like adding username and password feature) at later stages. He said he has no other intention in making this protest and that PayTm is just looking for equal treatment as per as UPI is concerned.

He said that Facebook has failed in many ways in applying free tricks and this is the new strategy from them to enter the UPI market, which is at present running beautifully within the country. An email was sent to WhatsApp regarding this debate but there is no answer from the company.

Another interesting fact to notice is that the Neeraj Arora who was the global business head of WhatsApp had left the organization to join the main company of PayTm, which is One97 Communications. Now he has also left this organization and founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma denied to make any comment on this. Bipin Preet Singh, one of the owners of Mobikwik commented that their opponent (he did not name PayTm) also did not cooperate in introducing open payment options and strictly resorted to wallets. Kunal Shah, the ex-CEO of Freecharge informed that the companies making allegations against WhatsApp are threatened by the wide network of the messaging app.

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Google’s AI Effort Has Its Own Cluster Of Personnel Issues

Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO, lately announced that AI powered by dominant computers was more significant to humanity in comparison to electricity or fire. And yet the search behemoth more and more faces a range of messy user issues as well. The firm has pledged to hire thousands of quality checkers just to hunt rogue posters of YouTube, other purveyors, and Russian bots of unpleasant content. It is also on a purchasing spree to haunt office room for its growing labor force in costly Silicon Valley.

Google's AI Effort Has Its Own Cluster Of Personnel Issues

For a firm that makes its success on employing anonymous algorithms to mechanize most of the human tasks, this aim on individuals indicates something of a puzzle. Yet it is also an essential one as law makers increase the stress on Google to put off foreign powers from misusing its website and its YouTube unit attracts fire for unpleasant videos, specifically ones targeted at young audiences.

In the newest quarter single-handedly, Alphabet included 2,009 employees, for a sum of 80,110. Over the course of past 3 Years, it employed a total 2,245 users each quarter on average. That is almost 173 each week, or 25 users each day. Some of the extra employees in 2018 will be fraction of Google’s promise to have 10,000 users all over the nation snooping out other material and videos that infringe the policies of the company and which PCs cannot catch on their own. That initiative will result in what Google names as noteworthy development in personnel.

Google will hire even more employees in the present quarter now that it has concluded its $1.1 Billion buyouts of part of HTC, the hardware maker, bringing aboard the 2,000-plus workers who operated on the Pixel range of handsets. This week, Pichai spoke bullishly about hiring of content checkers and claimed that the company invested a lot in this.

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Ambrane ASW 11 Smartwatch Sees Daylight In India

Ambrane India, the Indian computer peripherals company, has rolled out its new smartwatch ASW-11 with a price tag of Rs 1,999 that will be accessible all over the e-tail and leading retail stores.

The device sports a 128 x 128 1.4-inch touchscreen with in-built speaker and microphone. The device operates on the Nucleus operating system and is well-matched with both iOS and Android operating system. The device is fueled by MTK6261M 88 MHz processor. The watch has a weight of almost 50 g and is obtainable in black color with straps made up of rubber. It has a battery worth 200mAh, which the company says can last almost 2 Days. When it comes to connectivity, it provides third-party apps and Bluetooth v3.0.

Ambrane ASW 11 Smartwatch Sees Daylight In India

Speaking of functionality, the ASW-11 provides step count, calorie count, and sleep tracking. It also provides functionality of calling.

Talking on the launch, Director of Ambrane India Pvt. Ltd., Gaurav Dureja, claims, “Lately Ambrane made an entry in the wearables market, on the other hand in a very short period of time, we have got a sturdy response from the users. Our latest ASW-11 Smartwatch is developed for the smarter requirements of modern day generation. Developed for those on the go, this device might replace your most of the costlier watches from the Case simultaneously playing the role of fitness tracker. Did not we state value for cash? The watch is ‘Best in technology at Best prices’”

Lately, Fitbit revealed what can be dubbed as its first bonafide smartwatch. Called as Ionic, the wearable smartwatch is ready for pre-orders in the U.S. with a price tag of $299.95 (almost Rs 19,200) from the own website of the company. It will be made accessible in 3 color combinations, Blue + Orange, Blue + Silver, and Charcoal + Gray. The shipping is believed to start within a month.

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Telecom Companies To Launch Rs 500 4G Handset

Current telecom firm such as Idea, Airtel, and Vodafone seems to have discovered a way to deal with the disruptive costing being provided by Reliance Jio. As per a report in The Economic Times (ET), the leading business daily, these telecom firms are aiming to court feature handset users with 4G handsets at very reasonably priced rates.

Here is all you require to know about these reasonably priced handset allegedly coming from these telecom companies. As per the report, the 3 telecom companies Vodafone, Airtel, and Idea are operating with handset firms to roll out 4G handsets at as low as Rs 500. The handsets might operate on processors from firms such as Spreadtrum and MediaTek.

Telecom Companies To Launch Rs 500 4G Handset

Google Android Go as well might play a significant role in this situation. As per a research analyst at a market research firm, Shobhit Srivastava, “The roll out of low-cost 4G processors from MediaTek and Spreadtrum with Android Go of Google strategy makes it achievable for OEMs to provide inexpensive handsets that live up to the expectations of first-time handset user.”

These mega-affordable handsets are anticipated to come packed with data schemes valued at Rs 60–70 each month. The 3 telecom firms plan to oppose new Rs 49 plan of Reliance Jio for JioPhone with these handsets. The aim is to keep hold of consumers by upgrading them to handsets. This will not only assist in defending their consumer base but also drive consumption of data.

As per IDC’s (International Data Corporation) Smartphone Consumer PULSE research on mobile handset user trends in the country, 1 out of 3 of the feature handset consumers will like to purchase a data-supported handset in the upcoming 1 Year. On the other hand, affordability of the mobile handsets in terms of upfront buying price stays a sturdy barrier.