Three years after its launch, Firefox smartphone OS is being shut down
The Firefox smartphone operating system is being shut down, three years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Apple and Google, developers said.
The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to a statement from Mozilla developer George Roter.
Roter said Mozilla made the decision as part of a push "to pivot from 'Firefox OS' to 'connected devices'" and would be focusing on developing open-source software for the Internet of Things - the a category which includes everything from connected cars to lightbulbs.
Rupee breaches 68-mark against US dollar
Rupee depreciated by 28 paise to trade at 68.26 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange. This is mostly because of increased demand for the American unit from importers and banks amid a lower opening in the domestic equity market.
Sustained capital outflows also weighed on the domestic unit but dollar's weakness against some currencies overseas limited the rupee's fall, dealers said.
Lupin comes up with generic diabetes drug in the US
Drug maker Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc has launched its generic copy of diabetes drug Glumetza, in the US market. A First-to-File (FTF) product, the company will be priced 15-20% lower and enjoy 180 days of marketing exclusivity by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Lupin has launched 10 products in the US this fiscal year and has received approvals for 21 from the FDA. The drug maker has 35 FTF products.
Amazon's subsidiary Junglee.com will soon be selling used goods
Amazon's subsidiary Junglee.com will soon be selling used products. Online retailer Amazon, which has been testing this service since last July, will be formally launching the service in a few weeks time. This will extend the reach of this shopping services site to a market where classified listing portals are vying for supremacy.
The portal expects to gain a lead by providing pick, pack and delivery services for merchants, a feature that it claims will help differentiate it from rivals.
Vodafone India to roll out 4G service in Mumbai before February 15
Vodafone India will be launching its 4G service in Mumbai before February 15. The company has opened the service up for its local staff for some initial feedback on the network.
However, because of the large size of the city, the services will be rolled out in parts, with South Mumbai being the first zone to enjoy the premium services.
Mumbai is the largest data revenue market for Vodafone.
The Indian arm of the UK-based global telecom giant will launch high speed data services on 4G technology in Delhi on the first week of February.