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How big is the market in India for a neobank aimed at teenagers? Scores of high-profile investors are backing a startup to find out. Bangalore-based FamPay said on Wednesday it has raised $38 million in its Series A round led by Elevation Capital. General Catalyst, Rocketship VC, Greenoaks Capital and existing investors Sequoia Capital India, Y Combinator, Global Founders Capital and Venture Highway also participated in the new round, which brings FamPay’s to-date raise to $42.7 million. TechCrunch reported early this month that FamPay was in talks with Elevation Capital to raise a new round. Founded by Sambhav Jain and…

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Android shared information today about six features that will roll out this summer. Some of these are just quality of life upgrades, like starring text messages to easily find them later, or getting contextual Emoji Kitchen suggestions depending on what you’re typing. But other aspects of this update emphasize security, safety, and accessibility. Last summer, Google added a feature on Android that basically uses your phone as a seismometer to create “the world’s largest earthquake detection network.” The system is free, and since testing in California, it’s also launched in New Zealand and Greece. Now, Google will introduce this feature…

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Do you know about mobile phones? Well, if you think you know it all, then it is time to use that knowledge and earn a chance to win an Apple iPhone 12 courtesy of Amazon Mobile Insider and Digit as the exclusive content partner. Called ‘The Really Tough Mobile Quiz’, all you need to do is follow the steps below and you’re in with a shot at winning an iPhone 12.  However It’s not called The Really Tough Mobile Quiz for nothing. These questions are designed to really test your knowledge. There are a few hints that you should go…

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Apple Podcasts Subscriptions are now live across more than 170 countries and regions, Apple announced this morning. First unveiled this spring, subscriptions allow listeners to unlock additional benefits for their favorite podcasts, including things like ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, bonus material, exclusives, or whatever else the podcast creator believes will be something their fans will pay for. Channels allow podcasters to group their shows however they like — for instance, to highlight a set of shows with a shared theme, or to offer different mixes of free and paid content. The new subscription features were initially set…

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Vivo’s sub-brand iQoo is no stranger to 5G. It has launched four smartphones in India so far, and all of them (including the Z3) support 5G. Since networks have yet to become operational in India, it makes a lot of sense for smartphone manufacturers to not rely only on high-speed data as a selling point. In fact, every manufacturer offering a smartphone priced between Rs. 17,000 and Rs. 22,000 has managed to bring something more to the table. Xiaomi offers a 108-megapixel camera on its Mi 10i (Review), Realme’s X7 5G (Review) gets you dual 5G standby and a 120Hz…

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Google Pixel Stand for wireless charging is reportedly getting reiterated for the upcoming Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices. Pixel Stand doubles up as a 10W wireless charger besides being a phone stand, a Google Photos digital frame, and a pseudo-smart display with Google Assistant. The next-gen Pixel Stand was discovered in the code from Android 12 beta 2, which was showcased at the Google I/O event last month. The Pixel Stand 2 could also feature fans to help with cooling down the attached Pixel smartphone and the stand.9to5Google reports that Google is working on creating the second…

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Realme GT has officially launched in Europe and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. The Realme GT debuted in China back in March as the company’s first phone with a top-of-the-line processor and is available in a special vegan leather finish as well. There is no word on the launch of Realme GT in India yet, however, the company is gearing to launch the Narzo 30 in India this month. The #FlagshipKiller2021 brings to you: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Processor Samsung 120Hz Super AMOLED Fullscreen VC Cooling Technology 45000mAh Large Battery 65W SuperDart Charge and much more!Get…

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Realme GT 5G was launched globally in a virtual conference on Tuesday. The new Realme phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, 8GB or 12GB RAM variants, and a 120Hz AMOLED display. The Realme GT has up to 256GB of onboard storage and has features such as Dolby Atmos audio, 64-megapixel primary camera, and a stainless steel-made vapour cooling system. In addition to the Realme GT 5G, the Chinese company launched the Realme TechLife Robot Vacuum cleaner as its new Internet of Things (IoT) product, which will compete against the iRobot Roomba 971 and Xiaomi’s Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P.…

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The Covid-19 pandemic drove increased demand for mobile gaming, as consumers under lockdowns looked to online sources of entertainment, including games. But even as Covid-19 restrictions are easing up, the demand for mobile gaming isn’t slowing. According to a new report from mobile data and analytics provider App Annie in collaboration with IDC, users worldwide downloaded 30% more games in the first quarter of 2021 than in the fourth quarter of 2019, and spent a record-breaking $1.7 billion per week in mobile games in Q1 2021. That figure is up 40% from pre-pandemic levels, the report noted. Image Credits: App…

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Social calendar app IRL has been busy building a messaging-based social network, or what founder and CEO Abraham Shafi calls a “WeChat of the West.” Following its pandemic-fueled growth and further push into the social networking space with group chat and other features, IRL is today announcing a sizable $170 million Series C growth round, led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. The fundraise also mints IRL as a new unicorn with a $1.17 billion valuation. Besides SoftBank, new investor Dragoneer also participated in the oversubscribed round, alongside returning investors Goodwater Capital, Founders Fund and Floodgate. To date, IRL has raised…

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