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Online price comparison venture MySmartPrice adds offline retailers

MySmartPrice.com, owned and operated by Hyderabad-based MySmartPrice Web Technology Pvt Ltd, a product discovery and online price comparison shopping platform, has added an offline price comparison service for mobile stores in its home city. It has tied up with over 300 offline mobile stores in Hyde...

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QuikCilver ropes in Sanjay Tambwekar from NetApp as CTO

Bangalore-based QwikCilver Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind the multi-brand gift card store Giftbig.com, has named Sanjay Tambwekar as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Tambwekar will work towards scaling up its product platform suite and grow the enterprise architecture, e-commerce and m-com...

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Microsoft Ventures unveils new accelerators for late-stage startups

Microsoft Ventures India, which runs an India-focused early-stage startup accelerator programme, has launched two new accelerator programmes to help later stage startups. Called Accelerator Plus and Scale Up, the incubator has already shortlisted close to a dozen startups for the two programmes. The...

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US-based AppDynamics to hire over 200 for its R&D centre in India

US-based application performance management firm AppDynamics is setting up a research and development (R&D) centre in India by June this year, a senior executive of the company told Techcircle.in. The centre which will be located in Bangalore is expected to house over 200 employees in the next t...

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Socks maker Filatex Fashions to acquire lifestyle e-com portal Vogue4all.com

Hyderabad-based socks maker Filatex Fashions Ltd has agreed to acquire fashion e-commerce site Vogue4all.com, marking its entry into the growing e-retail market in India, a top company executive said on Thursday. The actual acquisition cost will be Rs 20 crore (about $3.2 million), while the company...

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Govt asks YouTube to remove BBC documentary on gangrape

Government has asked video sharing website YouTube to remove the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape, saying that it is a very sensitive matter. Despite the Indian Government’s protest, BBC went ahead and released the documentary on Wednesday night in the UK and also uploaded it on...

5 March, 2015 |More »


TC Roundup: New Amazon competitor Jet.com hires E-Trade CMO

New Amazon competitor Jet.com hires E-Trade CMO: Shopping site Jet.com may not be public yet, but it has $220 million in investment, sky-high hype and now a well-regarded CMO leading its marketing efforts. Jet, founded by Diapers.com co-founder Marc Lore, has hired E-Trade’s chief marketing offic...

5 March, 2015 |More »

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Flipkart ropes in Google and Motorola hotshot Punit Soni as chief product officer

Flipkart, India’s top consumer e-commerce marketplace, has named Punit Soni, a Google product management executive and former vice president of product management at Motorola, as its new chief product officer. Soni will lead the product definition and innovation charter for Flipkart consumer produ...

4 March, 2015 |More »


Jobs search & resume building app Super Jobs acquires SaaS startup Viraltrics

Mumbai-based Super Jobs Pvt Ltd, the company behind jobs search & resume building app under the same brand, has acquired SaaS startup Viraltrics Inc for an undisclosed sum, as per a company statement. As per the deal, Bhavna Muraleedharan, founder of Viraltrics has joined Super Jobs as co-found...

4 March, 2015 |More »


Furniture e-tailer Customfurnish.com raises $2.5M from SIDBI, others

Hinshitsu Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, which runs a Hyderabad-based custom-made furniture e-tailer startup Customfurnish.com, has raised Rs 16 crore ($2.5 million) from a group of individual investors besides Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), a top company executive said. The investors i...

4 March, 2015 |More »


Mobile-first offline deals app Niffler raises $1M from SAIF Partners

Mumbai-based Niffler Labs Pvt Ltd which owns and operates, a mobile-first startup which offers deals from offline players, has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding from early stage investor SAIF Partners. The money will be used for expansion and technology enhancement. The startup was found...

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Amazon launches app for sellers on India marketplace to manage inventory, track sales & more

Global e-com giant Amazon has launched a mobile app for sellers who use its platform in India to sell their products. The company has over 20,000 sellers on its India marketplace Amazon.in across categories such as mobiles, books, clothing, kitchen appliances etc. The new merchant app will allow dir...

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Top entrepreneurs, VCs and bankers to talk investment ideas @ VCCircle Chennai Investment Summit 2015; register now

It’s a little over a week left for the 3rd edition of  VCCircle Chennai Investment Summit 2015 on March 12 at Hyatt Regency, Chennai. Tamil Nadu in general and Chennai in particular has been vying for the top spot as an entrepreneur destination among southern capitals. The state has bee...

4 March, 2015 |More »


NASDAQ-listed diamond & jewellery e-tailer Blue Nile inks pact with PC Jeweller

PC Jeweller Ltd has signed an exclusive collaboration agreement with Blue Nile Inc, a leading online jeweller in the US, the company said in a stock market disclosure. The partnership aims to evaluate the Indian market for potential online jewellery sales on a long-term basis. It is a stepping stone...

4 March, 2015 |More »


TC Roundup: China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law

China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law: China’s proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman said Wednesday after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded amendments. ChinaR...

4 March, 2015 |More »

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