TECNO set to launch new ‘POVA’ smartphone on Friday

 New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, is all set to launch a new product line “POVA” which is designed to deliver powerful performance.

 

The brand’s social media handles have revealed the tagline of POVA as “Unleash the Beast” with the insinuation that the TECNO POVA devices will focus on speed, performance and excellence.

 

As per recent teasers, the TECNO POVA smartphones will be powered by high performance MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processor along with a massive 6000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charge.

 

The new POVA will also feature an immersive 6.8-inch dot-in display for an uninterrupted viewing and gaming experience.

 

Since TECNO’s debut in the Indian smartphone market, their focus has been on “segment-first” features in the affordable and mid-budget smartphone categories.

 

With the launch of POVA, TECNO’s Indian smartphone portfolio will consist of three prominent product lines.

 

The other two

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SuperData: Black Friday and Cyber Monday digital game sales fell 10% to $3.9 billion

Digital games earned $3.9 billion worldwide between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, said market researcher SuperData. That represented a 10% decline from a year ago and it suggests even games aren’t immune from changing consumer habits during the pandemic.

Changes in consumer buying patterns led to a drop in Black Friday and Cyber Monday digital game revenue in 2020. Game spending is still on track for a record-breaking 2020 but consumer anticipation for next-generation consoles and the growing popularity of subscription services diminished the importance of the holiday weekend as a main revenue driver, said SuperData, a division of Nielsen.

Spending on PC games during the weekend was up 6% year-over-year, but this was more than offset by a 13% decline in console earnings. Unmet demand for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S likely depressed spending on digital console games, said Carter Rogers, an analyst at SuperData, in an

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Walmart beat Amazon on Black Friday by one important metric

Volumes of future marketing analysis will surely be written about this year’s unprecedented holiday shopping season, but for now we’ll have to make do with industry reports that reveal people’s pandemic-era spending habits in dribs and drabs.

The latest drib (or drab?) comes from analytics firm Sensor Tower, whose new dispatch shows a record surge in new downloads of shopping-related mobile apps. Black Friday alone saw more than 2.8 million first-time installs of shopping apps, the largest ever in a single day, according to Sensor Tower’s preliminary estimates. Year-over-year growth, the report says, was about the same as last year at 8%, but it was more substantial when you look at the entire month of November—with 59.2 million shopping app installs compared to 51.7 million for the same period last year.

However, things get even more interesting when you look at the top 10 apps. Amazon may be the largest

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Best Cyber Monday And Black Friday Deals Still Available (Tuesday Update)

Over the years, Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week, with select deals still offered after the Monday following Thanksgiving passes us by. That’s the case this year with gaming deals, too, as retailers still have holdover deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday as well as a few new deals sprinkled in here and there. We’re still seeing some great deals on a wide variety of games, including 2020 hits like The Last of Us Part II, Watch Dogs Legion, and numerous sports sims.

We’ve rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that are still available now. We expect a lot of these deals to disappear soon, so if you see something you want, grab it as soon as possible.

Though this roundup focuses on physical game deals, most sales happening on digital game storefronts right now cover both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you

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Amazon won Black Friday. Here’s how it plans to dominate the holiday rush

with Tonya Riley

Amazon and other online retailers won Black Friday. 

Online spending on Friday jumped about 22 percent from a year ago, according to data from Adobe Analytics. And Cyber Monday deals could set new online shopping records today.

Meanwhile, traffic to physical stores tanked about 52 percent, according to retail tracker Sensormatic Solutions. The slowdown reflected stores’ efforts to limit crowds through shorter hours and less doorbuster deals. 



a display in a store: Amazon.com Inc. boxes sit at a United States Postal Service (USPS) facility  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg


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Amazon.com Inc. boxes sit at a United States Postal Service (USPS) facility  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The shift highlights how the pandemic is accelerating a massive evolution in shopping. 

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Amazon and other big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target that have expanded their online operations in recent years are benefiting. It’s another sign of how the pandemic is further empowering tech giants and it’s unclear whether traditional retailers will ever be able to make up

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The Technology 202: Amazon won Black Friday. Here’s how it plans to dominate the holiday rush

The shift highlights how the pandemic is accelerating a massive evolution in shopping. 

Amazon and other big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target that have expanded their online operations in recent years are benefiting. It’s another sign of how the pandemic is further empowering tech giants and it’s unclear whether traditional retailers will ever be able to make up the ground they are losing. 

Amazon’s swift growth during the pandemic is likely to attract greater scrutiny from Washington lawmakers and regulators, who have increasingly been scrutinizing the behemoth for anti-competitive behavior. (Amazon head Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

The company’s key advantage is an in-house shipping network that’s starting to rival FedEx and the United Parcel Service. 

The company has used the crisis to expand its logistics operations, seizing on plummeting prices on everything from commercial real estate to cargo jets, my colleague Jay Greene reports. The e-commerce

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Shopify Posts Record Black Friday Sales of $2.4 Billion

Online-shopping host Shopify  (SHOP) – Get Report posted record Black Friday global sales of $2.4 billion as concern about the coronavirus pandemic had vast numbers of consumers choosing e-commerce over brick-and-mortar shopping.

Shares of the Ottawa commerce platform at last check rose 1% to $1,045.12.

The company said that from the start of Black Friday in New Zealand through the end of Black Friday in California, Shopify-powered businesses saw a 75% increase in sales from Black Friday in 2019.

New York, London, and Los Angeles were the top-selling cities worldwide on Black Friday, Shopify said. Top-selling countries included the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

By 8 a.m. Monday U.S. Eastern, merchants on Shopify collectively had crossed $1 billion in sales.

Top product categories globally during Black Friday were apparel and accessories, followed by health and beauty and home and garden.

Sales on Black Friday were made two-thirds (67%)

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10 highly rated smartphone apps you will use daily, now with Black Friday discounts

Black Friday creeps closer by the minute, so you’ve likely spotted some great deals just beyond the horizon. However, Black Friday doesn’t have to be all about gadgets and gear. Some of the best deals you’ll find this season are on apps and software, and you won’t have to wait until Black Friday to grab them!

We’ve rounded up 10 Early Access deals on useful and addicting apps that you can use every day. Be sure to use coupon code BFSAVE40 for an additional 40% off the sale price (some exclusions apply)!

1. Mondly Language Learning App

Many of us took a foreign language class in high school, but let’s be honest. How much of it did you remember, let alone enjoy? We didn’t learn our first language by sitting in a classroom; we learned through action, and Mondly captures that by introducing you to core words to form sentences

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Black Friday online spending surges to record $9B

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Online shoppers spent a record $9 billion on Black Friday.


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Online spending on Black Friday notched a record $9 billion this year, according to data from Adobe Analytics, as the pandemic forced deal-hungry consumers to avoid crowded stores on busy shopping day.

Consumer spending on the internet surged 21.6% on the day after Thanksgiving, turning in the second-largest day for online spending in US history, behind last year’s Cyber Monday, Adobe found. This year’s Cyber Monday is expected to be the largest online shopping day in US history, with Adobe predicting shoppers will spend nearly $11 billion.

Black Friday looked a bit different this year, due to the pandemic. Many stores opted to skip the traditional opening on Thanksgiving night leading up to the big day,

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88 Absolute Best Black Friday Deals Still Going (2020): Amazon, Walmart, Target, Etc.

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We rounded up even more deals on work from home gear here.

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