With Diwali approaching, homegrown smartphone manufacturer — Micromax — has launched two new smartphones in India. The two phones are namely Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity Edition and Micromax Bharat 4 Diwali Edition. Both the Micromax phones run on Android Oreo Go software, which means they come pre-loaded with some of Google’s toned down apps. The Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity Edition and Micromax Bharat 4 Diwali Edition have been launched for Rs 5,899 and Rs 4,249 respectively.To recall, Micromax launched the Bharat 5 in India a few months ago. The smartphone is available across offline retail stores. The new Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity Edition will also be available in all the partner offline stores in the country. The Bharat 4 Diwali Edition will be available in India for the first time on November 3. Both the Micromax smartphones come packed with 4G VoLTE support. Let’s take a quick look at the specifications of both the Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity Edition and Micromax Bharat 4 Diwali Edition.Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity EditionThe Bharat 5 Infinity Edition comes packed with an 18:9 full vision display, which is great to see in a phone that’s so aggressively priced. The key highlight of the Micromax phone is that it comes with a massive 5000mAh battery. Like most other Android Go phones, the Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity Edition packs 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded to 32GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity Edition packs a 5-megapixel sensor each on both front and rear panel. The Android phone also comes with face unlock and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.advertisementMicromax Bharat 4 Diwali EditionThe Micromax Bharat 4 Diwali Edition sports a 5-inch display and packs a much smaller 2000mAh battery compared to the Bharat 5 Infinity Edition. The Bharat 4 Diwali Edition also comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The Micromax phone comes with a 5-megapixel camera on the rear panel and 2-megapixel sensor of the front. The front camera is packed with a LED flash. Commenting on the launch of the new Micromax phones Vikas Jain, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics Ltd. said, “The festive season in India is one of the most awaited time of the year. Apart from the festivities, the consumers look forward to brands offering them some great products and services. Riding on that festive fever across the country, we thought it’s the perfect opportunity to give our consumers another reason to rejoice and enjoy the festivities in the best way possible. By launching not one but two smartphones together, we believe the consumers have a wide array of possibilities to choose from the Micromax family, depending on their specific needs and requirements. For the same, we are excited to partner with Reliance Jio and offer our consumers the best services. We look forward to a truly memorable festive season this year for both, our consumers as well as Micromax.”ALSO READ: Micromax Yu Ace launched for Rs 5,999: Specs, price, special features, and everything you should knowSunil Dutt, President Devices and S&D, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. added, “At Jio, we believe in innovation through customer centricity. We are excited to be part of a great partnership with Micromax for launching affordable smartphones. We are delighted to extend our ongoing partnership with Micromax and provide Jio Customers with exciting consumer offers.”
Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Post a comment 19 Photos Tim Cook Apple Tim Cook says Apple isn’t a monopoly. CNBC Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s tired of the perception that all tech companies are cut from the same cloth, especially from vocal figures in Washington who have called for his company to be broken up.”I’m frustrated that tech is painted as monolithic. Tech is not monolithic,” Cook said Monday during an interview with CNBC, comparing the idea to the notion that all restaurants are alike. The suggestion that tech giants need to be broken up was floated by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in March. The Democratic presidential candidate said tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook have too much influence over our lives and would like to see them broken up.In Apple’s case, Warren says Apple’s App Store gives the company too much of a competitive advantage.”Apple, you’ve got to break it apart from their App Store. It’s got to be one or the other,” Warren said. “Either they run the platform or they play in the store.”Cook, unsurprisingly, doesn’t see things the way Warren does.”I don’t think anybody would call us a monopoly,” Cook said. “We’re geographically in the same location as a lot of tech companies, and that is about the extent of the commonality.”Warren sees tech companies gaining too much power over the economy, society and democracy. She’s also suggested passing laws that prevent large e-commerce platforms (with global annual revenue of $25 billion or more) from owning both the platform and any sellers on it.”They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else,” she wrote in a blog post about the tech titans. “And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.”During his CNBC interview, Cook also sought to distance his company from the waves of data privacy scandals that have flowed through the tech community. “We don’t traffic in your data,” he said, defending how the company curates its platform. “We’ve always curated … we don’t get wrapped up in a pretzel about saying, ‘No, that doesn’t go on our platform, no that app doesn’t work, and therefore it’s not going in the App Store,'” he said. “I know that that has opened us for criticism.”But it’s a part of being a shop owner or whatever. If you own the shop on the corner, you decide what goes in your store.” 18 Apple products that changed the world Tags Apple Tech Industry Politics Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice • 0 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors reading • Tim Cook says keep Apple out of tech breakup talk Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All
What to know about Trumps controversial H-1B visa plan Close The bill, however, is yet to be passed by the Senate, where the Republicans have a majority. VisaEuropean UnionThe US lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that would benefit almost 300,000 Indians living in the US. The bill is aimed at lifting the present 7 percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards, a move that would help thousands of high-skilled Indian IT Professionals.People who hold a green card can live permanently and take up employment in the US. The latest bill, if signed into law, would reduce the waiting time for talented professionals from India and other countries who have applied for permanent residency in the States. Indian passportReutersIndian IT professionals who are in the US on the H-1B work visas are the most affected by the current immigration system which imposes a 7 percent country-cap on the allotment of Green Cards. Lifting the per-country quota would be beneficial for the Indian IT professionals who have been waiting for the permanent legal residency for more than a decade. Under the current norms set by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, only 7 percent of the visas will be issued to natives of any one independent country in a fiscal year.However, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the new bill would eliminate the 7 percent country cap for employment-based immigrant visas and also remove an offset that reduced the number of visas from people from China. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:06Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:05?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
FuboTV, a sports-centered internet pay-TV startup, has hired technology veteran Geir Magnusson Jr. as chief technology officer.Magnusson takes over the CTO role from Jason Solinsky, who departed FuboTV in the fourth quarter 2017 and has since co-founded a wireless-video startup based in New York, according to his LinkedIn bio.Most recently, Magnusson was chief technology officer of content-monetization startup Sourcepoint, which he co-founded in 2015. Before that he spent two years at digital-advertising company AppNexus, most recently as CTO; last month AT&T acquired AppNexus.FuboTV enlisted Magnusson as a technology consultant earlier this year and how now officially brought him on board as CTO. He’s tasked with leading FuboTV’s tech development and operations for the company, which expects to double its engineering team over the next few months. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Magnusson is based in FuboTV’s New York City headquarters and reports to David Gandler, co-founder and CEO. “We are delighted to welcome aboard Geir. He has a strong track record of scaling complex global platforms and a proven ability to guide transformation at leading tech companies,” Gandler said in a statement. “We believe Geir’s expertise and passion for innovation will ensure we maintain our leadership position as we deliver to consumers a next-generation live OTT experience.”This week, FuboTV launched its first 4K content, becoming the first virtual multichannel video programming distributor to offer content in Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR) formats. Initially, FuboTV is offering Fox and FS1’s main broadcasts of 2018 World Cup matches in 4K HDR10 on all Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV devices that support the format. In January, FuboTV officially launched dynamic ad insertion on live channels, ahead of internet pay-TV rivals.Magnusson has three decades of experience leading product and engineering for technology and software companies. Previously, he held senior positions at companies including Gilt Groupe, 10gen (now MongoDB), Joost Technologies, Intel and Bloomberg.FuboTV first launched as a U.S. streaming soccer service in January 2015 and has expanded its offerings to compete with other over-the-top TV providers, including Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Google’s YouTube TV, Hulu With Live TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue.To date, the company has raised more than $150 million in funding. That included a $75 million Series D round that closed in April 2018 and included participation from 21st Century Fox, AMC Networks, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky and the former Scripps Networks Interactive (now owned by Discovery).