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Google to Charge Licensing Fee for Its Android Apps, Unbundle Chrome and Search in Europe

Google will have to allow smartphone manufacturers to ship Android devices in the EU without Google Chrome preinstalled, as a result of the massive EUR 4.34 billion fine imposed on the company by European Commission antitrust regulators in July this year. In order to avoid additional penalties while its appeal of the fine is pending, Google has announced that it will […]

Real estate stocks biggest losers in market correction since August

Mumbai: Realty stocks have eroded nearly 25%, the most among sectoral indices, since the correction in the Indian stock market started in late August. The change of stance on interest rates and tightening liquidity for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) hit the sector, which had just started seeing a recovery. While the BSE’s 30-share benchmark index, the […]

AHR 2019 Education Program Announced

WESTPORT, CT. —The 2019 AHR Expo has announced its full line-up for the 2019 Education Program, including more than 120 sessions of free seminars, professional certifications and continuing education courses. The Education Program continues to grow each year and is the most comprehensive, all-inclusive opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders about trends and best practices […]

RBI data shows surge in bank finance to real estate

Organised funding from banks to the real estate sector is gradually improving, especially in markets where developers are becoming more transparent and the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) has stabilised. Bank funding to developers is up 6.3% over the previous year, with outstanding loans to the sector at Rs 1,87,200 crore at the end of  […]

International Day of Rural Women 2018: 5 problems, many solutions

On October 15, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Rural Women. This year the theme is ‘Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.’ Importance of International Day of Rural Women 2018’s theme On this International Day of Rural Women, UN Women calls upon […]

Realme 2 Pro, Realme C1 to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Tonight via Flipkart: Price, Specifications

Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1, the company’s latest smartphones in India, will go on sale in the country via Flipkart today. The Realme 2 Pro was launched in India last month as an upgrade over the Realme 2. The key features of the handset include 8GB RAM, the Snapdragon 660 SoC, and a waterdrop (aka Dewdrop) display, […]

Google Appeals Record EUR 4.3 Billion EU Fine Over Android

Google on Tuesday appealed the biggest ever anti-trust fine by the EU, which imposed an EUR 4.34 billion ($5 billion or roughly Rs. 37,100 crores) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices. In an email to AFP, Google spokesman Al Verney confirmed that “we have now […]

Real estate transactions, enquiries by NRIs on the rise as rupee depreciates

The depreciating rupee has affected most Indians either directly or indirectly (read here to know how), but it has benefitted non-resident Indians (NRIs) when it comes to investing in Indian real estate in India. In the last one year, the rupee has depreciated around 14% from ₹65 at the beginning of October 2017 to above ₹74 […]