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Microsoft’s Siri like voice assistant ‘Cortana’ coming to India with Windows Phone 8.1 update

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | More »

Microsoft’s personal and proactive virtual assistant called ‘Cortana’ is coming to India with the next Windows Phone 8.1 update, the company stated in an official Windows Phone blog post. It will be available to users in China and the UK with this update as a ‘beta’, in countries like Cana...


LG launches its AiO computer Chromebase in India for Rs 32,000

After unveiling the same in December last year, LG Electronics has now launched its first all-in-one (AiO) computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system in the Indian market. Christened Chromebase, the device sports a 21.5-inch Full HD display and comes preloaded with several Google applica...

31 July, 2014 |More »


Delhi-based SocialCops raises $320K from 500 Startups, Rajan Anandan & others

SocialCops, a technology data company, has raised $320,000 (Rs 1.92 crore) in seed funding from investors including Silicon Valley-headquartered startup accelerator-cum-early stage VC fund house 500 Startups; angel investor & Google India MD Rajan Anandan; and Manoj Menon, MD, Frost & Sulliv...

30 July, 2014 |More »


Intuit acquires Jaipur-based taxation software development firm KDK Softwares

Intuit Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire KDK Softwares India Pvt Ltd, a Jaipur-based taxation software development company, for an undisclosed amount. Intuit is looking to add the over 20,000 customers of KDK Softwares to its customer base. With this acquisition and its integration with ...

30 July, 2014 |More »

Abhishek Kumar

Snapdeal ropes in Palaash Ventures’ Abhishek Kumar to look after M&As, investments

Snapdeal.com, the second-largest e-commerce company in India, has appointed Abhishek Kumar as its head of corporate development. In his new role, Kumar will be responsible for acquisitions, investments and deep partnerships that can lead to mergers for the company. He will also look at all avenues o...

30 July, 2014 |More »


Meet the 12 startups picked for Microsoft Ventures’ 5th accelerator batch

Microsoft Ventures India has announced the list of 12 startups for its fifth batch of accelerator program. As part of the four month accelerator program, the startups will be incubated between July-November 2014. Interestingly, for the first time since the launch of the accelerator in India, a batch...

25 July, 2014 |More »


Cleartrip expands its hotels product with the launch of Weekend Getaways service, what’s on offer?

Cleartrip Travel Services Pvt Ltd, which runs the online travel booking site Cleartrip.com, has launched a ‘Weekend Getaways’ service. An extension of its hotel product, the service is designed to take the stress and friction out of weekend travel. To make use of the service, users simply need t...

24 July, 2014 |More »


Oplus launches XonPhone 5 smartphone for Rs 7,999 in India; XOLO Win 900s available for Rs 11,999

After unveiling the same last month, Lava’s sub-brand XOLO has now launched Win Q900s smartphone in the Indian market. XOLO’s first smartphone to be running on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, Win Q900s was initially up for pre-order on Snapdeal.com. It is now available for purchase on Fl...

24 July, 2014 |More »


Sony launches Xperia T3 smartphone for Rs 27,990 in India; Lenovo S850 available for Rs 15,499

Lenovo has further expanded its range of smartphones in India with the launch of S850. Targeted at the mid-price range segment, it is priced at Rs 15,499. Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 earlier this year, the device will be available for purchase starting July 30. Sony has also lau...

23 July, 2014 |More »

Durga Raghunath

Network18 Digital’s CEO Durga Raghunath quits

Durga Raghunath, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Network18 Digital, the digital content arm of Network18 and Investments Ltd, has left the company. Details on her next move are not available as of now. She had been promoted as CEO of Network18 Digital in April this year. At the time, Durga had ...

22 July, 2014 |More »

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