Indian panic buttons, Nokia to buy Withings

iPhones and other phones sold in India must offer a ‘panic button’ by 2018 — Within two years, all phones – including iPhones – sold in India must have a ‘panic button’ and built-in GPS, according to a new ruling by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The document signed by the minister said “feature phones without the facility of panic button by pressing Numeric key – 5 or Numeric key – 9 to invoke emergency call” shall not be sold in India, reports The Times of India. The ruling goes into effect on January 1st, 2018.

Nokia buys health & fitness gear maker Withings in deal worth $192 million — Nokia Technologies on Tuesday announced a planned takeover of health and fitness accessory maker Withings, in a deal valued at €170 million.


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