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Its a shocker for all the Mi fans in India (myself included). The Delhi high court has ordered a ban on importing and selling Xiaomi products in India till February 5, 2015. The ban was ordered in response to a complaint filed by Ericsson for infringement of its Standard Essential Patents (SEP). The patents are allegedly related to AMR (Adaptive Multi Rate) technology (that enhances the range of voice frequency over cellular network), 2G (GSM) and 3G (UMTS or WCDMA) technologies and are licensed under FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Terms).
The holiday season has already started and this is the time of the year when Indians feel left out of the party. In the western world, shoppers get huge discounts, thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday; consumers in India don’t get much out of the December holiday season. GOSF is Google’s attempt to change this scenario and bring the charm of holiday deals to the Indian shores as well. For the uninitiated, GOSF or The Great Online Shopping Festival, as the name suggests, is an online shopping festival organised by Google in the month of December in partnership with some of the big names in the Indian ecommerce world. Google has been organising the festival since 2012 and in 2014 it is in its third iteration. In 2012 it was a single day event, but this time the festival will last for three days, 10th to 12th December.