Top tech news: Netflix cheapest ever plan announced, Google will pay $5 for your face and Realme X on sale starting today

Netflix has launched its cheapest ever subscription plan in the Indian market


  • Netflix has introduced its cheapest ever subscription in India for ₹199 but its only for mobile users.
  • Google is offering up $5 gift cards to users who are willing to share their facial data with the company.
  • Realme X is up for sale today and heading into competition against Xiaomi’s Redmi K20 and Oppo K3.
  • Mahindra and Mahindra are bringing ‘mood-o-meter’ into the workplace to monitor their employees emotional health.
  • Paytm Mall and Apple have partnered up in India to sell the American tech giant’s latest products in India.
  • Apple’s new iPhone 11 will reportedly be powered by the company’s new A13 chip and will feature a host of new features.
  • Honor is downsizing its operations in India with demand dropping and inventory being left over.
  • TikTok’s parent company, Bytedance, might have acquired a new startup called Jukedeck to bring new a new AI video editing tool into its portfolio.
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​Netflix’s cheapest ever subscription announced at ₹199 for mobile users in India

​Netflix’s cheapest ever subscription announced at ₹199 for mobile users in India

Netflix just announced its cheapest ever monthly subscription for ₹199 for users in India. The only catch is that its a ‘mobile only’ plan and there’s no loophole to watch Netflix on your TV using Chromecast.

The video streaming platform is looking to expand its base in India and while its lauded for its original shows in the country, its relatively expensive pricing in the Indian market has proven to be an obstacle.

​Google’s buying faces for $5 to take on Apple’s Face ID

​Google’s buying faces for $5 to take on Apple’s Face ID

Google is reportedly giving out $5 gift cards to Amazon and Starbuck if you share your face with them. Teams all of the US are out on the street asking people if they will take a couple of selfies to share their face’s data with the tech giant.

​Realme X goes on sale in India today and it's up against the Redmi K20 and Oppo K3

​Realme X goes on sale in India today and it's up against the Redmi K20 and Oppo K3

The Realme X goes on sale today starting at ₹16,999. It’s main competition in the Indian market are the Redmi K20 and the Oppo K3, both launched around the same time as well. They’re also similar in design with a pop up camera and notchless displays.

The Realme X is available to buy online on Flipkart or from the official Realme site. There’s also a ‘special edition’ Spiderman: Far From Home variant of the phone on sale for ₹20,999.

​Mahindra & Mahindra will assess its employees’ mood using its AI-powered bot

​Mahindra & Mahindra will assess its employees’ mood using its AI-powered bot

Mahindra & Mahindra is bringing a new interactive bot into the workplace called the ‘mood-o-meter’. The bot will assess employee’s state of mind and feelings and notify the respective managers, if the employee feels unhappy.

Work-related stress is termed as a ‘ silent killer’ causing anxiety among Indian employees. Workplace anxiety has been causing low productivity among employees and takes a toll on their mental health.

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