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Indian services growth slows in January as new business slips to four-month low

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A composite index, taking into account both manufacturing and services activity, remained unchanged at December`s 53.6, helped by an unexpected acceleration in factory activity. Bengaluru: Growth in India`s dominant services sector weakened for a second month in January but firms accelerated hiring despite waning demand, a private survey showed on Tuesday. The Nikkei/IHS Markit Services Purchasing Managers` Index declined to ...

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PNB Q3 net rises 7% to Rs 246.51 crore

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Asset quality improved quarter-on-quarter. Indian state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), which has been hit badly by a $2 billion fraud early last year, posted a surprise quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by a sharp drop in provisions. PNB posted a profit of 2.47 billion rupees ($34.44 million) for the three months to Dec. 31, compared to a profit of 2.3 ...

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Now stream live together on Twitter’s Periscope

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The feature is available for both, iOS and Android users. San Francisco: Micro-blogging site Twitter on Tuesday globally rolled out the “Go Live Together” feature to its live-streaming app, Periscope, allowing users to go live and even add people from the audiences to the chat. The chosen guests could be heard by everyone and can drop off at any time ...

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OnePlus best-selling, Samsung led premium segment in 2018

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New Delhi: Samsung led the premium smartphone segment in India in 2018 with a 34 per cent share, followed closely by OnePlus at 33 per cent which was the best-selling device of the year, Counterpoint Research said on Wednesday. At third position, Apple had 23 per cent market share as the overall premium smartphone segment grew by 8 per cent ...

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Google unveils new look for Gmail on mobile

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New Delhi: Search engine giant Google has said that it is unveiling a new look for Gmail on mobile, too. “As part of the new design, you can quickly view attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through the conversation. It’s also easier to switch between personal and work accounts, so you can access all of your emails without breaking a sweat. ...

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Mercedes-Benz launches luxury MPV V-Class in India

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New Delhi: German auto major Mercedes-Benz Thursday made a foray into the luxury multi-purpose vehicles segment in India with the launch of its V-Class at a starting price of Rs 68.40 lakh. The ex-showroom price of the V-Class Expression starts at Rs 68.40 lakh and the V-Class Exclusive starts at Rs 81.90 lakh (ex-showroom India). The V-Class will be available ...

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Facebook to proactively shut down fake Pages, Groups

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New Delhi: In a bid to make Pages more transparent and accountable, social media giant Facebook said that will proactively shut down fake Groups and Pages that don’t meet with its Community Standards. In an official post, Facebook said people who manage a Page will see a new tab that shows when it remove certain content that goes against Facebook’s ...

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Twitter rolls out new interface for web-users

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San Francisco: Micro-blogging site Twitter is rolling out a new interface for web-users that comes with some shortcuts, an updated trending section and a newly-designed emoji button. “A new Twitter is coming. Some of you got an opt-in to try it now. Check out the emoji button, quick keyboard shortcuts, upgraded trends, advanced search and more,” the company tweeted early ...

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