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  • WhatsApp reaches 800 million monthly active users milestone 2 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has reached the 800 million monthly active users mark on Friday, retaining its position of being one of the largest platforms for messaging around the globe. CEO of the Facebook-owned messaging service, Jan Koum took to the social network to announce the news and clarified that active...
  • Reliance Jio launches Jio Chat, a full-featured messaging and calling app April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Limited's telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm has launched its own instant messaging and calling application Jio Chat. "With Jio Chat, you not only get to chat with your near ones but also have video and audio conferencing with them. You can also chat in groups, enjoy the...
  • Roaming rates to get cheaper from May 1 as TRAI cuts SMS, call tariffs April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: This is surely good news for mobile phone uses. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reduced ceiling tariffs for national roaming service from May 1 and directed telecom companies to offer special roaming tariff plan from the same date. According to the reduced tariff outgoing local voice...
  • WhatsApp voice calling for Windows Phone 'still in the works', no release date yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp Calling that is now available for all Android smartphones and is expected to be available on iPhones very soon is "still in the works" for Windows Phone users. In an email response to a query, WhatsApp support team confirmed that the company was indeed working to bring...
  • How to activate free WhatsApp calling in 1 simple step April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: While most of you may have got the free WhatsApp calling activated on your phone by following our two-step guide, there must be some Android users left who may still be looking forward to get access to the much-discussed feature. For them, we have an even simpler process...
  • WhatsApp voice calling now available to all Android users, no invite necessary April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The latest version of the WhatsApp Messenger app now available for downoad on Google Play includes the much discussed WhatsApp Calling feature activated by default. Users no longer will need to receive a WhatsApp call from a friend to have the feature activated. Describing what's new in the app,...
  • WhatsApp voice calling coming to iPhones in 'a couple of weeks': Co-founder Brian Acton March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In what could be good news for iPhone users, WhatsApp is planning to soon roll out its free voice calling feature for iOS. WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, at the Facebook f8 conference, said that the company will launch the voice calling feature for iOS devices in a couple...
  • Facebook reportedly testing new calling feature called 'Phone' for Android app March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In what seems like a new upadate to Facebook, a dialer button has been spotted on the social media giant's Android app. The feature appears to have mistakenly popped live on the app with a FB-Only tag before its launch and showed a dialer icon, named Phone. However,...
  • What would happen if sex was like 'Call of Duty' March 17, 2015

    'Call of Duty' is one of the most popular military first-person shooter games in the world. Its massive popularity can be seen form the number of games that exist in this series and from the number of people that play it.Of course you love this epic game, but have you...
  • How to activate WhatsApp calling March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp's latest voice calling feature that had been under testing is finally available. The WhatsApp voice calling feature is enabled in the latest version of the WhatsApp Messenger that is now available for download for Android devices on Google Play (version 2.11.561). However, the feature doesn't come right away...
  • Free WhatsApp voice calling: How to get it on your phone in 2 easy steps March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The voice calling feature that WhatsApp had been teasing and testing for some time now is finally going mainstream. The WhatsApp voice calling feature is enabled in the latest build of the WhatsApp Messenger that is now available for download for Android devices on Google Play (version 2.11.561)....
  • Budget 2015: What measures should Jaitley take to strengthen the Defence sector February 28, 2015

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Mumbai about measures Jaitley should take to strengthen the Defence sector. ...
  • Campus calling: Healthcare sector must be given special importance in Budget 2015 February 27, 2015

    Ahead of Budget 2015, CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen visits Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and asks students, what they would implement in the Budget if they were the Finance Minister of India. ...
  • BSNL, MTNL, Videocon plan to slash call rates February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom companies BSNL, MTNL and Videocon are considering reducing call rates after telecom regulator TRAI cut down interconnection charges. "Removal of fixed termination charges will help BSNL serve its customer better. We will come up with better offers in next financial year. Customers will have more affordable services," BSNL...
  • STD calls to cost less as TRAI slashes network charge that one operator pays to another by about 50% February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Long distance domestic telephone calls are set to become cheaper as regulator TRAI today slashed a network charge that one operator pays to another for carrying the call by about 50 per cent to 35 paise a minute. Carriage charges play an important role in determining the long...
  • Campus calling: What do IIM-Calcutta students expect from Budget 2015? February 19, 2015

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIM-Calcutta about their expectations from Union Budget 2015. ...
  • Campus Calling: Ensure policies in Budget are implemented, say IIM Kolkata students February 19, 2015

    IIM kolkata students feel that there were a lot of policies that were declared but not enough information was given regarding their implementation. "I'd like to know how these policies are actually going to get implemented so that investors can plan in advance and work their way out," says a...
  • Campus calling: What do IIT-Delhi, IIT-Mumbai students expect from Budget 2015? February 18, 2015

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Mumbai about their expectations from Union Budget 2015. ...
  • Campus calling: What does young India want from Budget 2015? February 17, 2015

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIM-Bangalore about their expectations from Union Budget 2015. ...
  • Campus calling: What IIM Bangalore students want in Budget 2015 February 17, 2015

    With Union Budget just around the corner, the expectations of young India is high. Students of IIM Bangalore share their thought on what they want in the Budget 2015. ...
  • Campus calling: What does young India want from Budget 2015? February 16, 2015

    Ahead of Budget 2015, CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen visits Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and asks students, how this Modi Budget will impact a common man. ...
  • Delhi government grants license to cab service provider, Uber awaits February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Saturday granted the licence to a Chennai-based cab service provider to run radio taxis for five years in the national capital. However, the decision on extending such permits to the US-based firm Uber, Taxi For Sure and another taxi service provider is yet to be...
  • WhatsApp reportedly starts rolling out voice calling feature February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: It seems that WhatsApp has started to roll out its much-awaited voice calling feature to users. While there is no official word on the availability of the free voice calling feature on WhatsApp from the company, reports are doing the rounds claiming that a Reddit user pradnesh07 found...
  • Here's how voice calls on messaging apps can open new revenue stream for mobile companies February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: With mobile operators getting wary about messaging apps eating into their voice call earnings, Hike messenger says such services in fact can open a new 'fat revenue stream' for the full-fledged telecom firms. Incidentally, Hike is run by Kavin Mittal, son of telecom czar Sunil Mittal, and is a...
  • Hike Messenger rolls out free voice calling for Android January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Home-grown chat application firm Hike Messenger has rolled out free voice-calling Hike Calls, a company statement said Wednesday. The introduction of this feature will allow its users to call each other for free, over 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi and across the globe in over 200 countries. The introduction of...
  • Airtel drops plans to charge extra for VoIP calls following outrage December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Buckling under pressure, leading telecom player Bharti Airtel has dropped its plans to charge extra for internet voice calls or VoIP service available through apps like Skype and Viber. "In view of the news reports that a consultation paper will be issued shortly by TRAI on issues...
  • Airtel announces VoIP calling pack for prepaid customers; stands by its decision to charge extra for calls on Skype, Viber December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Standing by its decision to charge extra for services like Skype and Viber, telecom major Bharti Airtel today said allowing VoIP calls on mobiles without additional charges was not a tenable business. The company defended its position despite Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad saying that the government would look...
  • Pay extra for making calls on Skype, Viber using Airtel's mobile Internet December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel customers will now have to pay extra if they are making calls on Skype, Viber or other apps using their mobile data packs as the operator has decided to charge standard data rates for making voice calls over Internet (VoIP). The VoIP data will be charged separately...
  • Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping December 21, 2014

    Berlin: Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem. The issue affects a telecommunications standard called Signaling System 7, or SS7, which is used by carriers to...
  • Naqvi receives threat calls asking him to quit BJP December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding a threat call asking him to leave the saffron party. The call has been traced to Dubai. The caller identified himself as 'Bhai' and asked Naqvi to quit the BJP as he was...