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Amazon announces email & calendaring service for companies ‘WorkMail’

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | More »

Amazon’s cloud computing service Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a business email and calendaring service in the cloud. Called Amazon WorkMail, the new service enables users to send and receive email, manage contacts, share calendars, and book resources using the same email applications th...


Motorola claims to have sold 3M smartphones in India within a year

Lenovo-owned Motorola claims to have sold 3 million smartphones in India within a year of its re-launch in the country. The company had sold 2.5 million devices in under nine-months, which basically means that it took the company only two months to sell 500,000 devices. To recap, it took Motorola ov...

29 January, 2015 |More »


After resuming operations in Delhi, Uber scraps commission for taxis until licence approval

Last week, global online car hire service major Uber, which was banned by Delhi Government in December 2014 following rape allegations against one of the drivers contracted to the firm, had resumed its operations in the capital- albeit under a new operating model. Last month, Delhi’s transportatio...

28 January, 2015 |More »


Chinese handset maker Xiaomi launches flagship smartphone Mi 4 for Rs 19,999 in India

Within days of unveiling two new flagship phablets called Mi Note and Mi Note Pro at an event in Beijing, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has now launched Mi 4 smartphone in the Indian market. The device has been priced at Rs 19,999, and will be available for purchase exclusively on Indian e-...

28 January, 2015 |More »


Post Zip Phone acquisition, instant messaging venture Hike adds free voice-calling feature on its Android app

Hike, the instant messaging (IM) app service from BSB (Bharti SoftBank, a joint venture between Bharti Group and Japan’s SoftBank), has added a free voice-calling feature to its app. The new feature basically enables users to place free voice calls to other Hike users using their mobile internet d...

27 January, 2015 |More »


Twitter launches ‘while you were away’ feature for iOS; other platforms, website to follow suit

Micro blogging service Twitter has introduced a new feature to its user’s home timelines. Called ‘while you were away’, the feature basically provides a recap of some of the top Tweets they might have missed from accounts they follow. The micro blogging service will surface a few of the best T...

23 January, 2015 |More »


Uber raises $1.6B in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs

Global online car hire service major Uber Technologies Inc. has raised $1.6 billion in convertible debt from global investment bank Goldman Sachs’ wealth management clients, according to a Bloomberg report. The funds will be used to expand its operations in more cities around the world, as well as...

22 January, 2015 |More »


Google planning to sell wireless service through Sprint & T-Mobile deals

Google is planning to sell wireless service directly to consumers, as well as manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network. The search giant will do so following deals with wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile, according to a The Information report. Codenamed ‘Nova’, the project i...

22 January, 2015 |More »


IndiaMART’s transaction-based B2B marketplace Tolexo ropes in former Jabong CTO Harsh Kundra as product & tech chief

Tolexo Online Pvt Ltd, the company that owns and operates Tolexo.com, an e-commerce marketplace for business goods and supplies, has appointed Harsh Kundra as its co-founder and head of product & technology. In his new role, Kundra will power the growth plans of the company by leading innovation...

21 January, 2015 |More »

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Urban Ladder appoints Kartikeya Misra as its VP, products & design

Bangalore-based Urban Ladder Home Decor Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs online furniture shop Urban Ladder, has appointed Kartikeya Misra as its vice president (VP) and head of online product. In his new role, Misra will define and drive the overall online product roadmap (including strategy and execu...

21 January, 2015 |More »

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