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The truck carried FedEx mail that was to be delivered at their destination by the postal service

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(Representative Image) a damaged car, Wikimedia

New York, Dec 22, 2016: An Indian-origin truck driver carrying packages for the Christmas season has been killed after his vehicle hit a mini van and overturned on a California highway, according to media reports.

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Ravikesh Kumar was driving the box truck for the postal service and FeEx from Sacramento to San Jose when he met with the accident at Danville, about 45 km from San Francisco, early on Monday morning.

“The young Sacramento man behind the wheel was being paid to be a Santa of sorts when a crash took his life, but loved ones say his generous spirit made Kumar very much like the jolliest elf all year round,” Fox40 TV said.

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Kumar had immigrated to the US from Fiji and his wife had only recently joined him here, according to Fox40 TV.

“He was always taking care of his family,” his uncle Jitendra Ram told the TV station. “If you needed help, he’s always there for everybody.”

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“We send our condolences to that family,” US Postal Service spokesperson Gus Ruiz told the East Bay Times. “It’s unfortunate that it happens any time of the year but there could not be a worse time of year.”

According to Ruiz, the truck carried FedEx mail that was to be delivered at their destination by the postal service under an arrangement between the two organisations. (IANS)

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Consumer Spending on App Store got Around $277mn on Christmas Globally: Report

The top non-game app for overall spending on Christmas was Tinder, which saw is gross revenue near $2.1 million globally

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Consumer spending in apps and mobile games on Christmas accounted for about 5 per cent of all revenue generated by the stores in December, which reached nearly $5.1 billion globally, it added. Wikimedia Commons

Consumer consolidated spending on the app stores totalled a record $277 million on Christmas Day 2019, showing a 18.7 per cent rise year on year.

Apple’s App Store accounted for 70 per cent of spending between the two platforms at $193 million, growing about 16 per cent year on year. Approximately $84 million was spent on Google Play, which represented year on year growth of 2.7 per cent, revealed analytics firm Sensor Tower recently.

Consumer spending in apps and mobile games on Christmas accounted for about 5 per cent of all revenue generated by the stores in December, which reached nearly $5.1 billion globally, it added.

This was 8 per cent greater than the approximately $4.7 billion spent across both platforms during December 2018.

The majority of mobile spending on Christmas, approximately $210 million, was focused on the Games category, which generated 76 per cent of revenue across both stores and grew about 8 per cent year on year from $195 million.

PUBG Mobile from Tencent’s TiMi studio led in-game spending with $8.5 million, up 431 per cent from the $1.6 million players spent in the game on Christmas 2018.

Non-game apps accounted for approximately 2 per cent more of all spending this Christmas compared to a year prior, bringing in an estimated $67 million. This reflected year on year growth of about 24 per cent from $54 million.

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Approximately $84 million was spent on Google Play globally, which represented year on year growth of 2.7 per cent, revealed analytics firm Sensor Tower recently. Pixabay

Entertainment category apps, which include SVOD services such as Disney+ and Tencent Video, accounted for the largest portion of non-game spending-24 per cent-on the App Store, while 16 per cent of Google Play revenue outside of games came from that store’s top-earning category for the day, Social.

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The top non-game app for overall spending on Christmas was Tinder, which saw is gross revenue near $2.1 million globally. (IANS)