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Tesla Launches A New Programme That Lets You Send Images Into Space

Each week, a random winner from the referral programme will be selected to race an electric semi truck around the Tesla test track.

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Tesla to lay-off 7% full-time staff amid China dreams. Pixabay

Want to send your photo to space? Tesla’s new referral programme rewards owners by sending an image of their choice “etched in glass” to deep space, the media reported.

According to a Daily Mail report, Tesla customers who encourage their friends and family to purchase Model S, Model X, Model 3 and solar products using their referral code are set to receive rewards.

The rewards involves Tesla laser-etching any photo of the owner’s choice that would be sent into deep space.

The photos will be sent as part of the “Launch Your Photo into Deep Space Orbit” reward on SpaceX rockets.

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Owners wanting to send their photos to space will need to upload the desired snap onto the Tesla mobile app before December, the report said.

“Tesla owners can refer someone to buy their car and get any image they want laser etched in glass and sent to deep space for millions of years,” Elon Musk tweeted late on Friday.

Tesla owners who have four qualifying referrals would get priority access to vehicle software updates and those with more than one car will have priority access to software updates.

If owners have two referrals they get a matte black Wall Connector with an etch of Musk’s signature.

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SpaceX’s BFR launch vehicle is seen in this handout image provided. VOA

Users with three referrals can have a Model S or Model X for one week, or if they don’t want to use the reward, they can give it to a friend, the Daily Mail reported.

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Each week, a random winner from the referral programme will be selected to race an electric semi truck around the Tesla test track.

Those with five referrals will get a VIP invitation, with a plus one, to a future car unveiling event. (IANS)

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OnePlus Plans To Bring Premium Technology for Offline Users in India

The company is also mulling to inaugurate its largest and one-of-its-kind Experience Centre, spanning 16,000 sq ft, in Hyderabad soon

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This comes at a time when OnePlus is experiencing stiff competition from Apple, which has witnessed a turnaround in the highly-competitive premium smartphone market with an increased market share. Pixabay

Aiming to cement its position in the highly-congested premium smartphone market in India, Shenzhen-headquartered handset maker OnePlus is working towards bringing premium technology to more offline users in the country in 2020, a top company executive has said.

OnePlus continued to lead the premium smartphone market in India in Q3 (July-September period) last year, according to Counterpoint Research. The company, with 35 per cent market share, grew 95 per cent year-over-year (YoY).

“In 2020, we plan to scale up investments in the offline retail space and bring premium technology to more consumers who are primarily offline-based through our OnePlus Experience Centres and retail partnerships,” Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, told IANS in an interview.

This comes at a time when OnePlus is experiencing stiff competition from Apple, which has witnessed a turnaround in the highly-competitive premium smartphone market with an increased market share.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), Apple garnered 51.3 per cent share in the Rs 35,000 and above price segment in Q3 of 2019 that ended on September 30.

According to Agarwal, “Expansion of retail presence is one of our key focus areas this year.”

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Aiming to cement its position in the highly-congested premium smartphone market in India, Shenzhen-headquartered handset maker OnePlus is working towards bringing premium technology to more offline users in the country in 2020, a top company executive has said. Wikimedia Commons

The company is investing heavily in creating premium service experiences for customers so that every touchpoint with the brand is a remarkable experience for its users.

“The plan is to have at least over 5,000 stores across India in 2020. We are already working to open 100 new ‘Experience Centres’ in the country’s top 50 cities this year,” the OnePlus executive informed.

In terms of offline presence, the company has collaborated with large-format retail chains including Croma, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales, Bajaj Electronics, Poorvika Mobiles and Sangeetha Mobiles.

It currently has presence in over 2,000 retail stores.

“We will continue to expand our partnerships so that our community and OnePlus enthusiasts can walk into their nearest electronic store to experience our latest products,” added Agarwal.

The company is also mulling to inaugurate its largest and one-of-its-kind Experience Centre, spanning 16,000 sq ft, in Hyderabad soon.

Asked if OnePlus also wants to bring its concept phone with colour-shifting glass technology that makes the rear camera “invisible” to India, Agarwal said: “The OnePlus Concept One phone and its camera setup are an innovative experiment in the future of smartphone design, and OnePlus’s R&D and product teams are continuing to test and extend this technology.

“A new technology application requires valuable user and market feedback, and when the time is ripe, we will introduce it to the market.”

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OnePlus continued to lead the premium smartphone market in India in Q3 (July-September period) last year, according to Counterpoint Research. The company, with 35 per cent market share, grew 95 per cent year-over-year (YoY). Pixabay

The handset maker unveiled the OnePlus Concept One at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

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Concept One is an exploration into the future form of smartphones (including camera layouts and exterior form) and ECMF (electronics’ colour, materials and finishing), and offers a breakthrough solution to the growing problem of unsightly protruding camera designs. (IANS)