LG Posts Best Quarterly Profit in the Last Eight Years, Mobile Sales Continue to Struggle

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By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

After a stint of eight long years, LG Electronics posted its best first quarter operating profit, courtesy of staggering sales of essential electronic devices like televisions, refrigerators and washers in Asia and Latin America. LG said on Thursday that its January-March profit was 922 billion won ($816 million), up by 82% from a year ago and in line with its estimates earlier in April. Continue reading 

Google Crowned as India’s Most Attractive Employer, Amazon & ITC Bag Sector-Specific Awards

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By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

As per a recent survey by Dutch HR consulting firm Randstad, Google India is currently the most attractive employer brand in the country — an outcome similar to last year. This further increases attraction towards Google in the job market, making it stand out of the competition. Its investments towards employer branding are certainly apparent through such reports, which help the tech giant retain and attract the right kind of talent. Continue reading 

Apple Could Soon Launch a Peer-to-Peer Payment Service for Apple Pay

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Apple might just be about to launch a brand new Apple Pay feature that could facilitate peer-to-peer payments.  Reports coming in from various quarters suggest that the Cupertino giant could well facilitate peer to peer payments as early as this year itself. Continue reading 

4K Penetration Surpassed 30% for First Time in 1Q17 LCD TV Panel Shipments, Says TrendForce

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WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports LCD TV panel shipments for this first quarter totaled 60.16 million units, representing a drop of 10.7% compared with the prior quarter but also a year-on-year increase of 0.4%. Looking at major trends in the TV panel market, the growing demand for 4K resolution is accompanying the steady increase in the average panel size. Despite seasonal headwinds, first-quarter shipments of UHD (4K resolution) TV panels went up 0.5% sequentially to reach 20 million units for the first time ever and accounted for 33.3% of the total TV panel shipments. Continue reading 

The Galaxy S8 Has Easily Out Sold the S7: Samsung

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 was expected to be the South Korean company’s saviour. After all that happened with the Note 7, the company needed one solid device to wash away past sins and reinstate its image as a reliable smartphone manufacturer. The Galaxy S8 is apparently holding the company’s expectations up. Continue reading 

If You Weren’t Able to Disable Your Instagram Account, You Can Thank This Bug for It

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Many Instagram users were flabbergasted of late when they found that they were unable to temporarily disable their accounts. The ability to temporarily disable one’s account has formed part and parcel of most social networks and has been available within Instagram. However, an Instagram bug has been preventing users from deleting their account. Continue reading 

Google Unveils Next-Gen Jump VR Camera Rig ‘YI HALO’ with Seventeen 4K Action Cameras

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Two years after unveiling the Jump platform, Google is now expanding its hardware efforts with the release of the next-gen 360 VR camera setup — YI HALO. Announced at the NAB conference in Las Vegas, this new camera has been designed by Chinese Go Pro-competitor Yi Technologies. It is the company’s first crack at VR and 360 cameras and shooting space. Continue reading 

Osram Wireless Lighting Control System Supports Luminaire Choice; Offers Easy Upgrade Path for Small- to Mid-Sized Commercial Spaces

28 Apr SIMPLUX

Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, has announced the availability of SIMPLUX™, a simple standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 square feet and/or up to 100 nodes. Continue reading 

J:COM Transforms VOD Experience with Market-Wide Rollout of Cloud-Based UX; Partners with ActiveVideo to Pioneer Cloud UI Deployments in Japan

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J:COM pay-TV subscribers are enjoying enhanced, web-like video-on-demand experiences on their existing set-top boxes, thanks to the first deployment in Japan of transformative cloud-based technology. Continue reading 

Tesla Plans to Double Its Supercharger Network, Reach over 10k Globally by End of 2017

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Since Tesla is steadily nearing the shipment date of its mass-production and affordable electric vehicle — Model 3, the automaker is well-aware of the fact that there will soon be an excessive need for Supercharging stations as well. Thus, Tesla has today taken to its official blog post to announce that it hasn’t forgotten about the said component. Continue reading