Amazon has partnered with Onida to bring its Fire TV edition smart televisions in India, to further strengthen its position in the booming consumer durable market in the country.The Fire TV Edition smart TVs were first introduced by Amazon in 2018 in the US and Canada. Earlier this year, the company expanded the range to the UK, Germany and Austria in collaborations with Dixons Carphone, MediaMarktSaturn and Grundig."We have seen great momentum to the Fire TV Edition smart TVs so far. India has been a very important market for our streaming product and we are seeing great uptake of it from across the country. We are confident of a similar response to the TVs also," Sandeep Gupta, Vice President (Fire TV Devices and Experiences) told PTI.Close He didn't comment on the targeted sales. related news Social security bill | Differential EPF rates may boost take-home pay, rejig in gratuity rule proposed Rajasthan govt will launch farmer welfare fund of Rs 1,000cr on … [Read more...] about Amazon brings Fire TV edition smart TVs to India, partners Onida
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Breast reconstruction has come a long way in the past decade, but creating a realistic-looking nipple in the operating room remains a challenge. Enter Vinnie Myers, a tattoo artist who now specializes exclusively in nipples. After more than a decade of honing his technique, he now sees up to 1,500 women a year. advertisement advertisement Fast Company: How did you arrive at this specialty? VM: I was a tattoo artist near Baltimore. I was at my doctor, and he and his staff had attempted to do a dozen or so tattoos on women who had had breast reconstruction. They were all really bad, and he asked me to fix them. I realized it could be something big because every woman who ever had a tattoo done at a doctor’s office or hospital was going to have a similar result, which equated to millions of women. Your tattoos have a very realistic, 3-D look. How do you pull that off? It’s art 101. Shadowing, highlights, the little things that make something look real to the eye: … [Read more...] about Vinnie Myers
A few years ago, a smattering of kooky schemes, dubious proposals, weird hardware, and social shaming services relating to excessive smartphone use began to emerge on the self-improvement fringe. Fast forward to now, and the anti-addiction, anti-distraction movement has gone mainstream. The biggest Silicon Valley giants are even building special features into their products designed to get you to use their products less. advertisement advertisement The issue these efforts aim to address is real. Motorola and Harvard psychologist Nancy Etcoff conducted a survey finding that one-third of respondents believe they spend too much time on their phones. Half say they check their phone more often than they want to. The survey also found people feel emotionally dependent on smartphones and want help with “phone-life balance.” Numerous studies confirm that smartphone addiction is a problem because phones compel us to use it more often, and more disruptively, than we’d … [Read more...] about The wide–and sometimes wacky–world of smartphone addiction cures
Highlights- Fed opts for “no change” in the federal funds rate- Prefers to wait for delayed impact of previous rate cuts on the economy- Fed stance is for credible improvement in inflation before resuming rate hike cycle- Rate outlook adds to global accommodative stance; Positive for EMsAs widely anticipated, the Federal Reserve decided to keep the policy rate unchanged in its December meet. Post three rate cuts, which remind us of similar “mid-cycle adjustments” in the policy rate trajectory for 1995 and 1998, a pause was anticipated.Median projections by the Fed Board for GDP and inflation came in largely same as the previous September meeting. However, a dovish commentary by the Fed chair Jerome Powell during the press conference dragged the dollar down. It weakened against major currency pairs and the US treasury yield curve clamped down, with the short-term end dropping more than long term yields.Close related news Lower raw … [Read more...] about Fed December meet: The status quo adds to ‘lower for longer’ stance
India's mutual fund space witnessed an interesting dichotomy in November.Net inflows into equity mutual funds (MFs), including closed-ended schemes, stood at a mere Rs 933 crore against Rs 6,015 crore in the previous month, latest data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) shows.On the other hand, investment in equity funds through systematic investment plans (SIPs) saw a strong momentum at Rs 8,273 crore.Close The fall in equity MFs net inflow is primarily due to redemptions in value funds, multi-cap funds and sectoral funds. related news Market Headstart: Nifty likely to open higher on Fed status quo; Ujjivan Small Finance Bank eyed Bharat Bond ETF can help low-risk investors diversify with 10-20% allocation This multiplex stock jumped 47% in 2019 despite slump in consumer spending Overall, the mutual fund industry saw its total asset under management (AUM) hitting Rs 27 lakh crore as of November from Rs 23.59 lakh crore a year ago. That represents a … [Read more...] about Equity inflows drop but SIP figures at all-time high; what should you do?