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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Twitter reports $61 million profit in Q1 2018, has 336 million monthly active users

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Twitter has revealed financial results for Q1 2018. The company has generated a total revenue of $665 million, an increase of 21% year-over-year, or an increase of 27% year-over-year when excluding the approximately $23 million of revenue in Q1’17 from fully-deprecated TellApart product. The company has reported the quarterly GAAP net income at $61 million, compared to a net loss of $62 million in the previous year, with a GAAP net margin of 9% and GAAP diluted EPS of $0.08, compared to  Adjusted EBITDA was $244 million or 37% of total revenue, compared to $170 million or 31% of total revenue for the same period last year. Average monthly active users (MAUs) were 336 million for the quarter, an increase of 3% year-over-year and an increase of 6 million compared to 330 million in the previous quarter. MAU continued to be negatively impacted by changes made to Safari’s third-party app integration, which affected approximately 1 million MAUs in Q1, and by Twitter's ongoing information quality efforts. Average US MAUs were 69 million for Q1, compared to 69 million in the year ago period and compared to 68 million in the previous quarter. Average international MAUs were 267 million for Q1, compared to 257 ...


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List of phones Getting Android 8.0 Oreo update

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Earlier this year Google announced Android O and it recently confirmed it as Oreo and started rolling out the final update for its Pixel and Nexus devices. Moreover, Google has been working closely with various handset maker including Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, Motorola, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony to launch or upgrade new/existing devices to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of this year. Talking about the features, the Android 8.0 Oreo comes with array of features including Background limits, Picture-in-Picture (PIP), Snoozing individual notification, Autofill framework, Wide-gamut color for apps, Font resources in XML, Adaptive icons, Companion device pairing, Keyboard navigation, AAudio API for Pro Audio, WebView enhancements and many more. Today, in this article we have jotted down the list of smartphones company-wise that will get Android 8.0 Oreo update sooner or later. Note: Companies including Motorola, Sony, HTC, Nokia and ASUS have given the confirmation on Android 8.0 Oreo update for the below-mentioned devices. However, we are yet to receive official confirmation from the remaining companies listed below. Also, some of the devices mentioned below may or may not get Android 8.0 Oreo update. If, we've missed out anything, do write in the comment section below. Motorola S.No Name 1 Moto Z / Moto Z Droid 2 Moto ...


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Opera Touch mobile browser with easier one-handed usage, new PC browser with Instant search released

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Opera today has launched the 'Opera Touch' browser for Android. The company says that it is designed to be used on the move, with just one hand. It also made the mobile and desktop web browsing experiences into one. The browser is designed from the ground up to fit users use cases. The Opera Touch browser navigation has been designed to be used with just one hand, offering a more comfortable experience while browsing. The main home screen starts in search mode and is instantly ready to find things on the web. The keyboard is up and it doesn’t require the user to make any additional moves or taps before they can start searching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6d4tUX3IE It also supports voice search and lets you scan QR and barcodes. These smart additions to search are aimed at making the browser more useful while on the go. It also features a 'Fast Action Button' at the bottom of the screen to accomplish the one-handed browsing experience. It is always available on the browser screen and provides direct access to the most recent tabs and a search feature. It also allows the user to navigate through all of the browser’s features with just their thumb. It is also capable of ...


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Motorola expands retail footprint in India with 100 new Moto Hub stores in Gujarat

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Motorola has been expanding its retail footprint across India rapidly. Now the company has announced the opening of 100 new Moto Hubs in Gujarat, across top 4 cities including 50 in Ahmedabad, 20 in Rajkot, 15 each in Baroda and Surat respectively. Moto Hub is a key destination that provides easy access and availability of all Motorola products to customers; where they will be able to experience the entire portfolio of Motorola devices at convenient locations including the online exclusive devices like the popular moto e4 plus and moto g5s plus, apart from the newly launched moto x4 and moto z2 force. The company already said that it is planning to open 1000 new Moto Hubs in top 100 cities by the end of 2018, in the second phase of retail expansion. Commenting on the launch of new stores, BV Mallikarjuna Rao, Regional Sales Lead, Motorola Mobility India said: We have accelerated our retail expansion significantly and now entering Gujarat with our first ever Moto Hub stores. With the concept of Moto Hubs, we are giving smartphone lovers a fresh retail experience where they can interact and engage with the brand prior to the purchase. We will continue to enhance our retail presence significantly to ...


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Xiaomi Mi Band Strap in Black color now available in India

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Xiaomi's Mi Band comes with a Black strap. Last month the company launched the strap for the Mi Band HRX Edition in Green and Orange colors, after launching in Blue color version a few months back. Today the company has finally launched the Black color strap in the country, after feedback from several users. Even though this is for the Mi Band 2, it is compatible with the Mi Band HRX Edition as well. Highlights of Xiaomi Mi Band Strap Made of high-quality material, environmental and healthy Soft and tough, comfortable to wear Compression molding, sturdy and durable Easy and simple to use A nice replacement to color your fitness trackers The size can be adjusted according to the circumstance of individual wrist Compatible with Mi Band 2 and Mi Band HRX Edition The Xiaomi Mi Band Strap in Black color is priced at Rs. 199, same as other colors, and is available from Mi.com. Via


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Xiaomi promises its hardware business model and overall net profit margin will never exceed 5%

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Xiaomi at the Mi 6X launch event in China has also made a separate announcement where it promised that the overall net profit margin will never exceed 5%. This also includes smartphones, IoT and lifestyle products. It also said that If the margin crosses 5%, then the company will find a way to return the excess above 5% to its users. With this new initiative, the company is aiming to earn the long-term support of users and sell large volumes with small profit margins which will result in suitable hardware profits in the long term. Xiaomi has created a triathlon” business model, encompassing hardware, internet service, and new retail. The company claims that Xiaomi is the only smartphone in the world that has rebounded after a decline in sales. It also says that  10,000 mAh powerbanks were priced above 200 RMB, whereas Xiaomi sold it for 69 RMB (Rs. 730 approx.). The newly launched Mi 6X which is priced at 1699 RMB, is almost half the price of the competition. It says that its mission is to relentlessly pursue great products with honest prices so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of technology. Beyond smartphones, the company moved into other business models and strategy to over 100 Mi Ecosystem IoT and lifestyle product ...


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