Xiaomi Becomes Fifth Largest Smartphone Brand in Russia: Counterpoint

Xiaomi Becomes Fifth Largest Smartphone Brand in Russia: Counterpoint

Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi has become the fifth largest smartphone brand in Russia during Q3 2017, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. “Xiaomi grew by 325 percent YoY and was the fastest growing smartphone brand in Russia in both online as well as offline sales,” the Associate Director at Counterpoint Research (Counterpoint Technology Market Research), Tarun Pathak, said in a statement. Smartphone shipments in Russia grew by 7 percent annually and 38 percent sequentially during Q3 2017. “The Russian handset market grew during this quarter driven by aggressive…

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169 stores to continue under McDonald’s brand: Vikram Bakshi

169 stores to continue under McDonald’s brand: Vikram Bakshi

Vikram Bakshi, the estranged partner of McDonald’s, on Thursday said the 169 outlets he runs in north and east India will continue to operate under the US brand. McDonald’s, which had last month terminated franchise pact that essentially meant the 169 outlets cannot use its trademark, said it would enforce its legal right to refrain Bakshi from using its intellectual property. The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) today refused any interim relief to Bakshi, who had sought a stay on franchise termination by the US-based fast food chain major….

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Call me Mohamed: Mo Farah to change brand for road racing career

Call me Mohamed: Mo Farah to change brand for road racing career

Sir Mo Farah wants to be known as “Mohamed” when he starts the next chapter of his career. The 34-year-old claimed a silver medal in his last track championship race in London, finishing behind Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris in the 5,000 metres on Saturday night. Farah is now switching his focus to road racing and wants it to be a fresh start, with the four-time world champion ditching “Mo” to become known as “Mohamed”. He said: “My road name is Mohamed. I just feel like Mo is done. I need to forget about what…

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Brand new next-gen mesh wireless system blankets your home with Wi-Fi and blocks malware

Brand new next-gen mesh wireless system blankets your home with Wi-Fi and blocks malware

Know how you see mesh Wi-Fi systems mentioned everywhere you look these days? Well, there’s a reason for that: they’re awesome. Gone are the days of spotty wireless coverage, slow internet speeds due to interference, and service interruptions that aren’t fixed until you reboot your router. Now there’s mesh, which combines next-gen features like dynamic channel switching, and multiple access points for maximum range. The TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Wi-Fi System is the new kid on the block in the mesh wireless market, but it comes from a company…

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Amazon Named India’s Most Trusted Online Shopping Brand: TRA

Amazon Named India’s Most Trusted Online Shopping Brand: TRA

World’s largest e-retailer Amazon is India’s most trusted online shopping brand followed by home-grown Snapdeal and Flipkart, a survey said. Other firms to figure in the top 10 trusted online shopping brands are eBay, Myntra, Yepme, Jabong, Naaptol, Shopclues, and Askmebazaar. The survey was conducted among 2,500 respondents – aged 21 to 50 years – across 16 cities and its findings have been compiled in The Brand Trust Report, India Study 2016. The report is issued annually by TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory). “Amazon is India’s most trusted online shopping…

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