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1  General Forum / Applications - Software reviews and opinions / Pokemon Go used twice as much as Facebook on: July 26, 2016, 04:49:53 AM

Pokemon Go used twice as much as Facebook

The massive popularity that the augmented reality game Pokemon Go has generated has broken many a record. While on a daily basis, it is being used twice as much as the Facebook app on Android, the insanely popular app from Niantic Labs has the most first-week downloads since Apple launched its iOS app store eight years ago, media reports said.

During its first week, Pokemon GO users spent 75 minutes per day playing, versus only 35 minutes on the Facebook app, Forbes.com reported citing report gathered from 7Park Data pulled from a multi-million panel of anonymous US Android users.

When comparing daily usage the week before and the week after Pokemon GO's release, 7Park Data discovered that the game caused daily usage for YouTube to drop by 9% and daily usage of Snapchat to drop by 18%, the report said.

The augmented reality game has also become the most downloaded mobile app in its first week of release in the history of the app store, The Verge reported citing confirmation from Apple.

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2  General Forum / Applications - Software reviews and opinions / Zopo to invest $15 mn to set up unit in India on: July 25, 2016, 10:54:54 AM


China-based smartphone maker Zopo Mobile is planning to invest $15 million (Rs 100 crore) to set up a manufacturing plant in India by the end of this year.

The company, which had entered the country in September 2015, is looking to set up the facility in Noida, near Delhi.

Domestic electronics firm Adcom is the exclusive national distributor of Zopo here and currently 50,000-60,000 devices are sold every month.

“We are exclusive national distributors for Zopo. We are representing Zopo in all their operations right from marketing, sales and logistics,” said Adcom Chairman Sanjeev Bhatia.

He added that by Diwali, the company plans to sell about 100,000 devices every month and have an annual turnover of Rs 1,000 crore.

Speaking about the manufacturing plans of Zopo, Bhatia said the idea is to export to south-east Asian countries from India. Zopo already have presence in countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Vietnam, among others, and with manufacturing starting here, all these countries will be supplied devices from India.

Globally, Zopo smartphones are available in 135 countries including Europe, China and south-east Asia.

The company on Wednesday launched what it calls the world’s first deca-core smartphone. Deca-core is 10 processing cores in one unit. The device has got 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The smartphone comes packed with a finger-print scanner, 5.5-inch full HD display and 21 mega-pixels rear camera along with a secondary camera of 8 mega-pixels. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports near field communication, or NFC.

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3  General Forum / Computer Talks / Avast Software to buy AVG for $1.3 bn on: July 22, 2016, 05:42:00 AM
Avast Software to buy AVG for $1.3 bn
Security software company Avast Software said it would buy Dutch rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion in cash to expand its presence in the emerging markets.

Avast said it will pay $25 per AVG share, representing a 33 per cent premium to AVG stock's closing price on Wednesday. Avast, which provides free and paid software for personal computers and mobile devices to businesses and individuals, has more than 230 million users worldwide.

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4  General Forum / Applications - Software reviews and opinions / Avast Software To Buy AVG For $1.3 Bn on: July 12, 2016, 05:51:47 AM

Security software company Avast Software said it would buy Dutch rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion in cash to expand its presence in the emerging markets.
Avast said it will pay $25 per AVG share, representing a 33 per cent premium to AVG stock's closing price on Wednesday. Avast, which provides free and paid software for personal computers and mobile devices to businesses and individuals, has more than 230 million users worldwide.
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