Paytm Expands Its Travel Biz With Acquisition Of NightStay

Noida-headquartered digital payments company Paytm has strengthened its travel business with the acquisition of Noida-based last-minute hotel booking app, NightStay for an undisclosed amount. The confirmation of acquisition comes nearly six months after reports surfaced thatPaytm may acquire NightStay for $20 Mn (INR 142 Cr). After the acquisition, NightStay founder Nasr Khan will lead the hotel-booking services at Paytm. NightStay: Why It Aligns With Paytm? Founded by Nasr Khan in December 2014, NightStay offers hotels an open and flexible option to provide flash accessibility on its app. Hoteliers can make their…

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Trump Follows Travel Cancellation for Pelosi With Same for Davos Delegation

President Donald Trump canceled the U.S. delegation’s trip to the global economic summit in Davos hours after he denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving payand to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday in a statement. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was to lead the delegation, which was also to include Secretary of…

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Review: With the Project 8, Jaguar unleashes its most powerful sedan

Add the phrase “SV Project 8” to the end of its name, and the mild-mannered XE is transformed into a wild-mannered four-door track car. The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is all muscles, sporting vents, grilles, aero aids and a not-inconspicuous rear wing. –Jaguar By Larry Printz, Tribune News Service 11:11 AM You’d have to be a child to believe that Superman could change into a suit, throw on a pair of glasses and not be recognized. If it were really that easy to hide someone in plain site, those…

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Duped With Tourist Over Work Visas, 14 Indians Stranded In Saudi Arabia

Twelve of the 14 stranded in Saudi Arabia are lodged in the jails of the nation (Representational) Shimla:  Fourteen Indians are stranded in Saudi Arabia with most of them in the country’s jails after two local travel agents allegedly sent them to work in the Middle East nation on tourist visas, police said. Now, their tourist visa has expired and they do not have work visas, they added. Of the 14 people stranded in Saudi Arabia, 12 hail from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district while two are from Punjab. Twelve of…

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Verizon gives discounts to emergency first responders with unlimited plans

Verizon introduces new discounts for those heroes of our local communities. State and city police, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers, and Fire department as well will all be eligible for Verizon discounts on their personal service accounts. Volunteers, current employees, and retirees will all be eligible. Those who qualify will get $15 off a single line of service per month, $35 for two lines, and $40 for three or more lines will be discounted per month. If you’d like to request the discount, you can log into your My Verizon…

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Motorola 2019 phones: Moto Z4 with S8150, new Moto G7 duo

There are new Moto phones cooking and will be ready for you to enjoy in 2019. The highlights will be a new flagship, the Moto Z4, as well as a couple of Moto G7 mid-rangers. That’s the story coming out of the rumor mill, anyway. The Moto Z4 promises to be a proper high-end phone with a Snapdragon 8150 chipset. That’s great to hear after the Moto Z3 proved a tad disappointing. Speaking of, the Z3 will be getting 5G MotoMod and there will be one for the Z4 too….

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vivo Z1 Lite arrives with gradient color and vivo V9’s body

What a beautiful day for launching smartphones said a vivo executive, probably. The vivo Y95 appeared in the Philippines just as the vivo Z1 Lite was quietly listed at the company website today. It has the same footprint as the vivo V9 midranger but with a fancier back panel and less impressive cameras. The vivo Z1 Lite comes with a Snapdragon 626 chipset that has its octa-core CPU running at 2.2 GHz. There is 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage on board with a microSD slot for up to…

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vivo Y93 is official with a big battery and affordable price

Another day, another vivo midranger goes official. The new phone is called vivo Y93 and is the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 439 chipset, built on the 12 nm FinFET process. There is also a massive battery, screen with a waterdrop notch and dual cameras. The vivo Y93 packs a 6.2” LCD with HD+ resolution and 19:9 ratio. There are 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, but the official website is keeping mum on microSD availability. The new chipset arrives with eight Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 1.95 GHz and…

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Facebook wants to put a mic and camera in your home with the Portal

Facebook has announced Portal, a series of devices that let you do voice or video calls to other Facebook and Messenger users. Two different models were announced today, the Portal and the larger Portal+. The smaller Portal is an Amazon Echo Show style device, which is basically a giant display with a speaker. The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1280×800 and has 10W dual speakers. The Portal uses an array of four far-field microphones that records your conversations picks up your voice commands and a 12MP wide-angle camera that watches you sleep lets…

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Samsung Offers an Adapter to Use Galaxy Note 9 With Gear VR; Gear VR Successor Also Apparently in Works

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users need to reach out to customer support to get the free Gear VR adapter. HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users have been offered with an adapter The adapter allows buyers to use Galaxy Note 9 with the current Gear VR Meanwhile, the Gear VR successor is also apparently in development Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has received an adapter that will help you easily use the phablet with the Gear VR. The adapter essentially makes the Gear VR compatible with the Galaxy Note 9, which doesn’t have dimensions…

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