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Now talk to friends on WhatsApp with new Voice Messages feature

Now talk to friends on WhatsApp with new Voice Messages feature

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has introduced Voice Messages for users across platforms that will allow users to send recorded messages to their contacts. The introduction comes on the day the service crossed 300 million monthly active users. A a company…

Micromax, Karbonn seek to shed ‘cheap phone’ image

Micromax, Karbonn seek to shed ‘cheap phone’ image

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: Indian mobile handset makers such as Micromax and Karbonn are using their advertisements to project a global brand image and shed comparisons with cheap Chinese imports as they look to make a mark in the premium smartphone market. Companies such as Micromax,…

Telegram service alone caused BSNL Rs. 132.79 crore loss in 2012-13

Telegram service alone caused BSNL Rs. 132.79 crore loss in 2012-13

State-run telecom firm BSNL, which closed telegram service on July 15 this year following a huge shortfall in revenue, suffered a loss of Rs. 132.79 crore in 2012-13 for the service. The company earned a revenue of Rs. 9.89 crore as against…

Jupiter’s moon Europa could hold life: NASA

Jupiter’s moon Europa could hold life: NASA

Europa — the sixth closest moon of Jupiter — is the most likely place in our solar system beyond Earth to have life, according to NASA. As NASA scientists continue to search for signs of past life on Mars, they’re…

KSPCB bats for eco-friendly Ganesha idols

KSPCB bats for eco-friendly Ganesha idols

As the days draw closer to the annual Ganesha festival, chairperson of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Vaman Acharya, has echoed the need for ‘eco-friendly’ Ganesha idols this year. Speaking at a workshop on Wednesday, Acharya called upon…

Dolphins can recognize whistles from old tank mates from over 20 years ago, study finds

Dolphins can recognize whistles from old tank mates from over 20 years ago, study finds

Dolphins have long impressed people with their sharp minds and humanlike traits, such as calling each other by name, goofing off and even understanding numbers. Now a scientist has found that the mammals can recognize an old friend’s whistle, even after they have been…