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Walmart , however, is likely to get only a 20% stake because of objections from Flipkart's newest investor SoftBank , which holds a 20.8% stake in the Indian company, according to other people privy to the negotiations. This would enable the American retail giant to open retail outlets in the country which it now can not do directly because of certain FDI restrictions on overseas investment.
  • Swype Keyboard is officially being discontinued

    Swype Keyboard is officially being discontinued

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    Shortly afterwards, XDA Developers reached out to Nuance, and the company confirmed it was ending development of Swype. However after the arrival of the keyboard applications from Google as well as the increased number of competitors and better keyboards from Android smartphone makers, Swype kind of drifted in the background.
  • Google Tez Receives Bill Payments Feature, Currently Supports Over 80 Billers

    Google Tez Receives Bill Payments Feature, Currently Supports Over 80 Billers

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    After confirming the biller, you need to provide the number associated with your account for linking it with Tez. Now with Google Tez supporting bill utility payments, this will increase the possible use cases for the app. Tapping on your biller will get you access and manage your transaction history, or details of a pending bill. This does not only make your money safe, it also means you can continue to earn interest while doing so.
  • Super Mario Bros. encyclopedia is coming to the USA later this year

    Super Mario Bros. encyclopedia is coming to the USA later this year

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    Keeping in line with the company's releases of the recent Legend of Zelda books - Hyrule Historia , The Legend of Zelda: Arts and Artifacts , and The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia , Dark Horse has announced that it will be publishing the Super Mario Encyclopedia in the West as well.
  • Pixel 2 February Update Causing Overheating And Battery Issues

    Pixel 2 February Update Causing Overheating And Battery Issues

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    The users have reported that the smartphone becomes heated up while in the standby mode and also the battery life has been reduced to a noticeable extent. That would mean that there shouldn't be such a huge slow down in the charging of the battery powering the Pixel 2XL until the temperature of the battery drops another 10°C.
  • Idea's new Rs 109 plan offers unlimited calls, 1GB data

    Idea's new Rs 109 plan offers unlimited calls, 1GB data

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    The cheapest prepaid plan customers can avail is Rs 199, which gives unlimited local and STD calls, free roaming, 1.4GB 4G/3G data per day and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. The new plan 109 of Idea is similar to the 93 prepaid plan of Idea that comes with same benefits but with the validity of 10 days. However, Idea Cellular has daily limit of 250 minutes on the calls (includes for local and STD) and there's also a 1000 minutes limit in any period for a consecutive of seven days.
  • Exynos Galaxy S9 Plus Model Hits Geekbench With 6GB Of RAM

    Exynos Galaxy S9 Plus Model Hits Geekbench With 6GB Of RAM

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    It is normal trait that specs and features of the about to launch smartphones are leakers before launch. Galaxy S9 will sport a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 2960 x 1440 pixels resolution. The camera features will be optical image stabilizer, laser and dual-pixel autofocus. The latest rumor is that the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to deliver some things that buyers have been asking for a long time now.
  • Google reveals Edge bug that Microsoft has had trouble fixing

    Google reveals Edge bug that Microsoft has had trouble fixing

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    As of writing, Microsoft has not rolled out a fix for the vulnerability so security conscious users may wish to use an alternate browser for the time being. Exactly 90 days post-discovery, Google revealed Microsoft's excuse, quoting: "The fix is more complex than initially anticipated, and it is very likely that we will not be able to meet the February release deadline due to these memory management issues".
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch

    Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch

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    The second collection also has a ton of art music, and challenges for each included title, and you'll be able to get more challenges via any Mega Man Amiibo. Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will release on May 22nd, 2018, for Nintendo Switch. According to the Capcom-Unity blog : "Series veterans know that Mega Man is all about the heat of the moment-to-moment gameplay, though".
  • Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners suffering yet more issues

    Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners suffering yet more issues

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    Citibank is offering cashback of up to Rs 10,000 on both the smartphones. Starting off with the Pixel 2 , the smartphone has gotten a direct Rs 11001 discount down from Rs 61000 to Rs 49999 for its 64GB variant. It comes with dual front facing speakers, a crisp and vibrant FullHD display, a premium all-metal design and a water-resistant chassis. Likewise, customers can also buy the Pixel 2 (128GB) at an effective price of Rs 50,999, down from its Market Operating Price (MOP) of Rs 58,999 ...
  • Olympics takes primetime as U.S. goes for the gold

    Olympics takes primetime as U.S. goes for the gold

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    The wind gusts have been strong enough to push people around; by evening, metal detectors outside venues and all signage were laid down on the ground, to prevent them from being picked up by the gusts. Rather than being postponed, that event was run after a delay. Women athletes in my generation have benefited from pioneers who paved the way, pioneers like Billie Jean King, who has become a dear friend of mine and is a mentor to so many athletes.
  • Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) Rises 0.65% for Feb 17

    Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) Rises 0.65% for Feb 17

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    This year's performance is 16.63% while this quarter's performance is 4.23%. About 9.92M shares traded. Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Diversified Portfolios Inc. now owns 249,842 shares of the company's stock valued at $20,944,000 after acquiring an additional 19,120 shares in the last quarter.
  • Florida students quit class to protest shootings

    Florida students quit class to protest shootings

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    According to the paper, the DCF's investigation was completed that Novovember. A person close to Cruz used the FBI's Public Access Line tipline on January 5 to report that Cruz had guns, had a "desire to kill people", made disturbing social media posts, exhibited erratic behavior and had the potential to carry out a school shooting , according to a statement from Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.
  • Rainbow Six: Siege's Operation Chimera detailed

    Rainbow Six: Siege's Operation Chimera detailed

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    Dr. Lera Melnikova, AKA Finka , is a Spetznaz CBRN specialist who got her name as a result of a training mishap with Kapkan that left her with a long scar across her face-" Finka ", according to Ubisoft, means "Knife". His EE-One-D is used to detect movement in an area across the entire map for a short period of time. He's given the P9 Pistol and the LFP586 as his secondary loadout options.
  • It's Tax Season, And Everyone Is Getting A Refund

    It's Tax Season, And Everyone Is Getting A Refund

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    The fictional San Andreas Treasury Department is also rebating any purchases made in-game by 10 percent, allowing you to get up to $1 million of GTA cash back. The cash won't instantly be rewarded though, so check back between February 27 and March 6 to see that nice addition to your bank account. I'm sure a lot of people who haven't been playing GTA Online diligently over the last several months, or maybe over the last couple of years, would enjoy the opportunity to get their hands on ...
  • LG's next flagship to be launched in June: Won't be called G7

    LG's next flagship to be launched in June: Won't be called G7

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    Rumour has it, LG wants to release Judy, a brand new smartphone. LG's next flagship was tipped to have wireless charging and a battery at least as large as its predecessor. The MLCD+ panel will be capable of hitting 800-nit brightness, while consuming 35% less power than a traditional LCD panel, the report says. The smartphone is expected to sport a dual 16-megapixel rear camera setup with f/1.6 aperture lenses.
  • Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce meet face-to-face for crisis talks

    Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce meet face-to-face for crisis talks

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    The pair met at the Commonwealth Parliament Offices in Sydney for over an hour on Saturday, where the two leaders discussed their public spat regarding Mr Joyce's affair with a former staffer. Mr Morrison played down the extraordinary gulf between Mr Turnbull and Mr Joyce and tried to reassure Australians that "despite the strength of those words, that the Coalition is strong".