WhatsApp Had 779M Downloads In 2018. Here Are The Other Top Apps Of 2018

Uber is tops in more than one category, Facebook absolutely destroys the social competition, and Wish got more app downloads than e-commerce giant Amazon. Those are just a few of the insights from Apptopia’s most downloaded apps of 2018 list. The single most-downloaded app of 2018? That would be WhatsApp, Facebook’s other global messaging platform, with more than 779 million downloads between iOS and Android. The only other app that even came close is the casual game Helix Jump, with more than 334 million installs. Top global app downloads of 2018,…

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VVIP chopper scam: Christian Michel bore foreign travel expenses of IAF officers, CBI tells court

Delhi’s Patiala House court on Saturday extended the CBI custody of alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case Christian Michel by four days. Michel had borne foreign air travel expenditure of serving and retired Indian Air Force (IAF) officials, the CBI told the court during the hearing. Christian Michel, whose custody ends today, was extradited to India by UAE in the Augusta Westland VVIP chopper scam on December 4. The court permitted Michel’s lawyer Rosemary Patrizi to talk to her client for 10 minutes after she argued in the court that she has…

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Estimated Samsung Galaxy F bill of materials shows why it will cost $1,800

Korean agency CGS-CIMB Research has posted a report in which it estimates the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the foldable Galaxy F and compares it to a Galaxy S9+ and an iPhone XS Max. The priciest item is the display – or should we say “displays”. The Galaxy F will have one large 7.3” panel that folds down the middle along with an external 4.58” display. There will reportedly be two batteries as well, though that doesn’t add much to the cost (total capacity is expected to be around 5,000-6,000mAh)….

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Education notes: BASIS educator named ‘Charter Teacher of the Year’

BASIS educator named ‘top charter teacher’ BASIS Tucson North’s John Rosinbum has been named the Arizona Charter Schools Association 2018 Teacher of the Year. Rosinbum teaches AP U.S. history and AP research courses at BASIS. The Charter School Association honored Rosinbum, saying he goes the extra mile to help his students and the BASIS network grow to their full potential — whether that’s by organizing the annual Senior Tricycle Race or by serving as a subject adviser for BASIS. “He is extremely reflective and intentional with every aspect of his…

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Want to travel the world? First head to these 7 trending spots for the vacay of your life

Seven reasons the size of a continent why you should swap your corner office for travelling to the four corners of the earth. To reduce the world to a list of top destinations is a near impossible task. But for a variety of reasons some places are favoured over others and become the flavour of the moment. Here are some of the top spots trending this year: Asia The five Stans of Central Asia  Together, the five Stans — Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan — of Central Asia spell…

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Buy Reliance Home Finance; target of Rs 91: Cholamandalam Securities

RELHF’s loan book grew by 26% YoY to INR 156.4bn (lower than CSEC’s estimate of 47%). However, the book declined by 4.5% sequentially. Growth in AUM came predominantly from Construction finance and individual loans segments which grew by 25% and 21% YoY respectively. The management expects its AUM to grow by 45% CAGR over FY19-21E. Self employed segment, being the niche area for the company, continued to constitute 75% of Home loan disbursements in 1QFY19. Adding to the de-growth in loan book, the company also saw a 30bps (QoQ) dip…

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Mahindra XUV700 SPIED inside out ahead of launch: To get Mercedes-Benz gearbox!

Mahindra’s next big launch for the Indian car market this year is the XUV700 luxury SUV. The Mahindra XUV700 is a rebadged Ssangyong Rexton G4, and will sit in the Toyota Fortuner segment. The XUV700 badge is tentative and Mahindra is yet to officially name the upcoming SUV, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. New spyshots show a range of features, interiors and exteriors of the India-spec Mahindra XUV700. As seen in the spyshots, the Mahindra XUV700 will feature luxurious interiors, probably the best-ever…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Poised to Reap $120 Million of Stock After Rally

HIGHLIGHTS Tim Cook stands to receive 280,000 shares on Friday Cook has donated 23,215 of his current Apple shares Apple has became the first US-based company to reach $1 trillion Apple’s Tim Cook is set to collect stock worth about $120 million (roughly Rs. 840 crores) this week thanks to a run-up in shares of the iPhone maker. On Friday, Cook stands to receive 280,000 shares tied to his continued service as chief executive officer. He’ll get as many as 280,000 additional shares if Apple’s stock-market return over the preceding three…

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First impressions of MG ZS SUV – Ford EcoSport’s global rival

During our recent visit to the Silverstone race track for the #MGLive2018 event, we managed to get our hands on the much awaited and highly speculative (for India) MG ZS SUV. The quick drive lasted about ten minutes as we drove around the outer periphery of the racing circuit but later, I had more than ample time to spend with this compact SUV. So while there have been lot of speculation about this being the first offering from MG for India, the recent update is that we will get a…

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85% of Small Business Owners Say They’re Living the Dream

“The American Dream” is a concept that can vary from person to person and seem almost impossible to really achieve. However, the vast majority of small business owners seem to feel that they’ve already reached that lofty goal. American Dream Statistics According to recent findings from Kabbage, a financial services and data platform, 85 percent of small business owners believe that being your own boss and owning a business is achieving the American Dream. In addition, 84 percent said they hope their children will also one day become small business owners. The…

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