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Aereo TV will get Chromecast support on May 29

Aereo TVAereo Inc's pretty cool streaming TV service will soon also be available through the Google Chromecast as the company has decided to update the service to include support for Google's thumb-sized media streaming device.

Aereo Founder & CEO Chet Kanojia announced yesterday that the company's cloud-based antenna & DVR technology would be Google Cast Ready on 29th of May. He made the announcement at Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference that took place in New York City.

Brendan Iribe defends Oculus’ acquisition by Facebook

Oculus VRBrendan Iribe, the tech inventor behind virtual reality startup Oculus VR, has defended the startup's acquisition by Facebook.

Oculus VR is well-known for its potentially revolutionary product, the Oculus Rift, which is a virtual reality system designed for videogames. Virtual reality makes the user think that he is not simply controlling an avatar in an artificial world but he is in the artificial world himself.

Airtel to offer free 3G data for Nokia X customers

Airtel to offer free 3G data for Nokia X customersIndia's leading telecom service provider, Airtel has said that it is planning to offer free 3G free 3G data data for three months with the new Nokia X.

The new Nokia X was released in the country in the previous month. The handset maker has tied up with Bharti Airtel to offer free 3G data to its customers. The telecom service provider has announced that it will offer 500MB of 3G data free for a period of 3 months with the handset.

Lenovo appoints Ranbir Kapoor as brand ambassador for smartphones

Lenovo appoints Ranbir Kapoor as brand ambassador for smartphonesChinese electronics gaint, Lenovo has said that it has appointed Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor as the brand ambassador for its new range of smartphones in the Indian market.

The actor will endorse the company's new smartphones and will he will now feature in various television and online commercials of the company in the country. The actor endorced the company's tablet computers and PCs.

India's Mars mission croses half way, says ISRO

India's Mars mission croses half way, says ISROIndiaBs spaace agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that the counry's premier mission to Mars has successfully crossed the half-way mark

It took four months for the mission to corss the half way mark on its way to the planet. The mission is expected to take about 11 months to reach Mars. ISRO announced the milestone on Wednesday in a statement in Bangalore. The agency also pointed said that the probe and five scientific instruments on board are in good health.

New report claims Apple will unveil two new iPhones this year

Apple iPhonesWashington, Apr 10 : Apple is reportedly planning to launch a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in July, followed by a 5.5-inch edition in September, a Japanese Web site EMSOne has revealed.

The revelation comes amid multiple other reports claiming the same.

Citing information from Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times, the site says that both models would go on sale during the fourth quarter of 2014, though the 4.7-inch will hit the market ahead of its larger cousin, Cnet reported.

Reliance wants price of $8.3 mmBtu for gas supply to fertilizer firms

Reliance IndustriesReliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has said that it is seeking a price of $8.3 per million metric British thermal unit (mmBtu) rate for gas supply to fertiliser companies.

The company had agreed to supply gas to fertiliser companies at 4.2 mmBtu rate after a meeting in the previous week even as it concluded its agreement with firms on 31 March. The company officials have indicated that another round of negotiations are expected to follow with the fertilizer firms on the matter.

Scania Commercial to double production in India

scaniaScania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt. Ltd, which is the Indian unit of the leading Swedish truck and bus maker, has indicated that it is planning to double its production in the south Asian nation.

Anders Grundströmer, senior vice-president, Scania group, and managing director for the India operations said that the company is aiming to enter the country's city bus segment next month as well as the inter-city luxury bus market that offers a high volume demand in the market. The company is aiming directly compete with Volvo Buses India and Mercedes Benz in the premium buses category in the Indian market.

Google Chromecast’s home screen getting more personalized makeover: report

Google Chromecast’s home screen getting more personalized makeover: reportGoogle Chromecast's home screen is reportedly receiving a more personalized makeover, with the addition of some more bespoke options.

A Reddit user, asjmcguire, has claimed that he noticed javascript codes for a few new options when he was poking around the source code for the Chromecast's home screen.

INS Vikrant sold to ship-breaker for Rs 63.2 crore

INS Vikrant sold to ship-breaker for Rs 63.2 croreThe INS Vikrant, India's first aircraft carrier that played a key role in the 1971 India-Pakistan war, has been sold to a ship-breaking company named IB Commercial Private Limited.

The private-sector ship-breaker bought the aircraft carrier, which was commissioned in 1961 and decommissioned in 1997, for Rs 63.2 crore.  The auction took place last week.

Earlier, there were plans of converting the huge ship into a museum, but the project was abandoned as the ship's condition was very bad.  It had got rusted and sustained notable structural damage.

Resale volume of private non-landed homes rises in March

Resale volume of private non-landed homes rises in MarchAccording to the latest figures released, the resale volume of private non-landed homes has increased by as much as 82.6 per cent during the month of March compared to the previous month in Singapore.

SA central bank not likely to intervene in currency market

SA central bank not likely to intervene in currency marketThe South African central bank has indicated that it is not looking to intervene to control the weakness in the national currency after the Rand remained low in the currency market.

Governor Gill Marcus of the Central bank of South Africa said that he expects the currency is expected to remain volatile but pointed out that the central bank is not likely to intervene. The country has a reserve of only $50 billion, which restricts the ability to boost its local currency.

Wealleans Groundspread fined over fatal accident

Wealleans Groundspread fined over fatal accidentWealleans Groundspread Limited, a Waikato fertiliser spreading company, has been fined and is ordered to pay reparation after a company died in a truck accident in June 2013.

Toronto to spend $215m on roads to prepare for Pan Am Games

Toronto to spend $215m on roads to prepare for Pan Am GamesThe city authorities in Toronto have announced a plan to invest about $215 million to repair streets across the city in order to prepare for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

David Jones shares rise 20% following takeover reports

David Jones shares rise 20% following takeover reportsThe shares of department store David Jones have risen by as much as 20 per cent after reports indicated that the company might be acquired by South African retail chain Woolworths Holdings.

Oil India raises US$1 billion through overseas bond sale

Oil India raises US$1 billion through overseas bond saleMaking debut of its U. S. dollar bond sale programme, state-run oil & gas explorer Oil India Ltd (OIL) on Tuesday raised US$1 billion.

The state-run energy giant's bond issue is in a dual tranche of US$500 million each. The first tranche of US$500-million, 5-year money has been priced at U. S. treasury plus 222.5 basis points (bps), while the ten-year money of another tranche of US$500-million has been priced at treasury plus 272.5 bps.

India’s economic growth expected to recover from 4.4% to 5. 4% this year

India’s economic growth expected to recover from 4.4% to 5. 4% this yearSlightly stringer global growth accompanied by an improvement in domestic economy will likely push India's economic growth to 5. 4 per cent this year, according to the latest edition of the World Economic Outlook report the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In the recently released report, the IMF said that India's improving exports, implementation of approved massive investment projects accompanied by stronger global economic growth would help the Asian economy attain a higher growth.

Business optimism index for Q2 2014 jumps 9.1%

 Business optimism index for Q2 2014 jumps 9.1% Business Optimism Index (BOI), which is used to measure the pulse of the business community, jumped by more than 9 per cent year-on-year for the second quarter of this year.

According to a just released report by Dun & Bradstreet, BOI jumped to 154.5 for second quarter of 2014, up 9.1 per cent from the corresponding quarter of 2013.

The rise in the index represents a positive shift in Indian businesses' sentiment despite economic uncertainty ahead of the formation of the new government.

GM fined $7,000 a day for violation of special order

GM fined $7,000 a day for violation of special orderU. S. traffic safety regulator has slapped General Motors (GM) with a fine of $7,000 per day, retroactive to April 3, for its failure to provide enough answers about its slow ignition switch recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had passed a special order last month, asking GM to answer 107 questions as well as furnish reams of documents by April 3 to support the ongoing investigation into the ignition-switch problem in GM cars.  But the auto giant failed to answer many of those questions.

Public interest groups request FCC to block Comcast-TWC merger

Public interest groups request FCC to block Comcast-TWC mergerWhile Comcast has highlighted many potential benefits of its proposed merger-deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC), as many as 50 public interest organizations on Tuesday wrote letters to the Justice Department as well as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requesting them to block the deal.

Opponents of the proposed deal are arguing that the merger would provide Comcast with unprecedented market power, which would hurt competition and eventually lead to higher costs for consumers.




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