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Airtel, Samsung launch integrated digital TV in India

Airtel digital TV, the DTH service arm of telecom operator Bharti Airtel has partnered with Korean electronics maker Samsung to launch an integrated Digital TV (iDTV) in the country. These TVs will have an in-built Airtel digital TV smart card that will enable DTH signal reception without the need i...

21 October, 2014 |More »

Ritu Soni Srivastav

TC Show Off Ep 16: How ObiNo ensures engagement while helping users lose weight

In the sixteenth episode of TC Show Off, a weekly show that provides startups a platform to showcase themselves, their business models, the core USP etc., ObiNo’s founder Ritu Soni Srivastav showcased how the startup’s mobile app keeps the user engaged while helping them lose weight. It has buil...

21 October, 2014 |More »


Just Dial plans to raise $165M; revenue up 31%, net margin declines in Q2

Mumbai-based Just Dial Ltd, which runs the online business directory Justdial.com, is planning to raise up to Rs 1,000 crore ($165 million) through equity and related instruments, the company announced in a stock market disclosure. It has not disclosed the reason for the huge funding that it plans t...

21 October, 2014 |More »

E-commerce is set to drive a commercial real estate boom

The e-commerce industry may not need retail space, but it may drive the commercial real estate industry by picking up giant warehouses or super-sized corporate offices which can house their large teams comprising customer support, tech, analytics and marketing. Flipkart last week signed a deal with ...

21 October, 2014 |More »


GSF inducts redBus co-founder Phanindra Sama, angel investor Manish Dalal as venture partners

GSF, a startup accelerator-cum-early-stage fund run by former Reliance Entertainment president Rajesh Sawhney, has inducted redBus.in co-founder Phanindra Sama and Mumbai Angels member Manish Dalal as venture partners and strategic advisors. “At GSF, a venture partner is either an accomplished sta...

21 October, 2014 |More »


Excl: Weight loss app ObiNo raises seed funding from healthcare incubator Healthstart

Mumbai-based Manna Healthcare Pvt Ltd, the company behind weight-loss app ObiNo, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from healthcare incubator Healthstart, a top executive of the company informed Techcircle.in. “The funds will be invested in growing the team as well as upgrading the p...

20 October, 2014 |More »


Online gift card store QwikCilver launching m-wallet to enable transactions with brick & mortar stores

Bangalore-based QwikCilver Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind multi-brand gift card store Giftbig.com, is planning to launch a mobile wallet to enable its customers to transact with brick & mortar stores and other online portals in real-time. QwikCilver claims that it is the only company to d...

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Japanese mobile messaging service Line claims 30M Indian registered users

Japanese free call and messaging app Line claims to have over 30 million registered users in India. And while this number is just over five per cent of the 560 million registered users the app has globally (in 230 countries), it makes India one of the largest markets for the company. “In a sho...

20 October, 2014 |More »

Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen steps down from eBay’s board of directors ahead of split with PayPal

Tech entrepreneur and Silicon Valley venture capital investor Marc Andreessen has stepped down from the board of directors of e-commerce giant eBay ahead of its split with PayPal. Andreessen confirmed the news on micro-blogging site Twitter. “It’s been an absolute privilege to serve with...

20 October, 2014 |More »


Nexus 9 tablet listed on Google Play store for Rs 28,900 in India, origami cover available for Rs 2,900

Within a week of unveiling the device, Google’s next generation Nexus tablet has already been listed on the Google Play store in India. The tablet is available in indigo black colour as of now, and has been priced at Rs 28,900 for its 16GB Wi-Fi only version. In addition, the 32GB LTE model of the...

20 October, 2014 |More »


Meet entrepreneurs and investors bringing the world of digital education to India @ VCCircle Education Investment Summit 2014; register now

With internet and digitisation taking over the traditional mediums of learning and changing data consumption habits in India, the 5th edition of  VCCircle Education Investment Summit will focus on innovations & opportunities in the digital education segment, including e-classrooms, digital b...

20 October, 2014 |More »

Desire 820

HTC launches Desire 820 & 820Q for Rs 24,990 and Rs 22,500 in India; introduces finger-operated RE camera for Rs 9,990

After unveiling the same last month, Taiwanese manufacturer of tablets and smartphones HTC has now launched its Desire 820 and 820Q smartphones in the Indian market. Targeted at the mid-price range segment of the market, both the variants will be available for purchase in the country early next mont...

20 October, 2014 |More »


Coupon site PriceBurp raises under $100K from Dutch VC firm Bright Ventures

Mumbai-based Priceburp Media Pvt. Ltd, which runs coupons and online deals portal PriceBurp.com, has raised under $100,000 (less than Rs 60 lakh) from Bright Ventures, an early stage investment company based in the Netherlands. The investment will be used to facilitate tech development and hire work...

20 October, 2014 |More »


Angels 16: Zishaan Hayath

Hayath is a serial entrepreneur who presently runs  SAIF Partners and Helion Ventures-backed online prep platform for entrance exams called Toppr.com. Prior to this, he co-founded Chaupaati, a phone commerce marketplace that was acquired by Future Bazaar. A graduate from IIT Bombay, he worked with ...

20 October, 2014 |More »


Angels 16: Vikas Taneja

Taneja is an advisor and investor in technology companies. Currently, he is a partner and managing director with Boston Consulting Group and a leader in BCG’s technology, media and telecommunication practice. Prior to this, he worked with the Information Technology Group of McKinsey & Co and a...

20 October, 2014 |More »

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