Indian Patent Office Says No to Software Patents

India’s patent office, administered by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDT), has issued an order excluding software patents in its revised guidelines for computer related inventions. Only genuine applications claiming a novel hardware component along with software will be eligible for patent protection. The order, published on February 19, excludes mathematical methods, […]

Gionee S8 With ‘3D Touch’ Display, ‘Dual WhatsApp’ Launched at MWC 2016

Gionee on Monday unveiled its new S8 flagship smartphone at MWC  in Barcelona, Spain. The company at the event also revealed its brand new logo and tagline that says, “Make Smiles.” The Gionee S8 has been priced at EUR 449 (approximately Rs. 34,000) and will go on sale by end of March in Rose Gold, […]

India Funding Roundup: A Hyperlocal Discovery Platform, Mobile Parenting App, and More

Our latest funding roundup covers angel and VC investments in startups engaged in hyperlocal discovery, parenting, home services, finance, medical diagnostics, and e-commerce. Magicpin Gurgaon-based hyperlocal discovery platform, Magicpin, has reportedly raised $3 million (roughly Rs. 20 crores) in Series A round of funding from existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. The startup founded in 2015 […]

Vivo Xplay 5 to Launch March 1 With 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 820

Vivo, the Chinese tech company better known for its slim smartphone – the Vivo Max, has uvconfirmed it will include massive 6GB LPDDR4 RAM in its upcoming smartphone – the Xplay 5. The confirmation comes from Vivo’s Weibo account post made on Monday (via Phonearena). The post features a teaser image mentioning 6GB LPDDR4 RAM […]

5G, IoT, Cloud Will Disrupt Every Industry in 2016: Ericsson CEO

Digital disruption will come to every industry in 2016, Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg said at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) here on Monday and made announcements regarding 5G,Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. “Digital disruption will come to every industry in 2016. Today’s announcements – together with the hundreds of demonstrations we […]