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Singapore-Based Ride-Hailing Firm Grab Said to Have Invested $100 Million in Oyo

Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab has invested $100 million (roughly Rs. 704 crores) in Indian hotel-reservations startup Oyo, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday. Both companies are backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. The investment by Grab is part of the $1 billion (around Rs. 7,040 crores) fund raise Oyo announced in September…

Just Cause 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC Out Now

Action-adventure game Just Cause 4 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Developed by Avalanche Studios, it sports a vast open-world with diverse locales, tons of weapons, and explosions galore. The Just Cause 4 price is Rs. 3,499 on PS4 and Xbox One, and Rs. 2,999 on…

Vivo Y81, Vivo Y71i Price Cut in India, Now Start From Rs. 7,990

Vivo Y81₹ 10,990 and Vivo Y71i₹ 7,990 are the latest smartphones in Vivo’s budget Y series to receive a price cut in the Indian market. Both phones have received a Rs. 1,000 deduction in their most recent MOPs; the Vivo Y81’s 3GB RAM model is now priced at Rs. 10,990, 4GB RAM model…

Fortnite Account Merge Feature Delayed to 2019

Epic Games has officially confirmed that the much anticipated Fortnite account merge feature is delayed. This would allow players to unlink a console from one Fortnite account and relink to another. It was to be made available in November but has now been pushed back to 2019. The reasons for the…

Asus ROG Phone With 3D Vapour-Chamber Cooling, 8GB RAM Launched in India

Asus ROG Phone₹ 69,999 has officially been launched in the Indian market on Thursday. The gaming smartphone was first unveiled globally by the company’s gaming brand Republic of Gamers (ROG) at Computex 2018 in June this year. The highlight of the smartphone is that it is claimed to be the world’s…

Facebook Says COO Sheryl Sandberg Asked for Info on Soros

Facebook on Thursday said that chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg asked staff to look into whether billionaire critic George Soros had a financial interest in tarnishing the social network. The company was responding to a New York Times report citing sources that maintained the second most powerful executive at Facebook was directly involved in…

Oppo India MD Yi Wang Steps Down Amid Mounting Losses

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo India’s Managing Director Yi Wang has resigned from the company and the handset manufacturer has accepted his resignation, said a regulatory filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Wang will relinquish office on November 30. His resignation coincides with the increasing losses to the handset maker…

Astrophysicists Count All the Starlight in the Universe

The universe shines with the light of some billion trillion stars. A team of astrophysicists recently used a satellite to sum up all these stars’ light, measured in particles called photons. Let there be numbers: By their estimate, over the history of the universe, stars have emitted 4 times 10-to-the-84th-power…