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Excl: Urban Ladder in advanced talks to acqui-hire curated marketplace for furniture & home decor BuyNBrag

Friday, October 17, 2014 | More »

Bangalore-based Urban Ladder Home Decor Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind the online furniture shop Urban Ladder, is in advanced talks to acqui-hire BuyNBrag.com, a curated online marketplace for furniture and home decor, from Gurgaon-based Social Scientist E-commerce Pvt Ltd, a source privy ...


Excl: Online health products store Healthkart.com pivoting to marketplace model

Healthkart.com, an online health products store owned and operated by Gurgaon-based Aquamarine Healthcare Pvt Ltd, is pivoting to a marketplace model, where it will list products from third-party vendors instead of restricting itself to the inventory-led model, a source privy to the development told...

17 October, 2014 |More »


HT Media’s digital business revenue up 40% in Q2 to Rs 24.9Cr; Shine.com grows 28%

Media and publishing group HT Media Ltd has reported 40 per cent increase in its revenues from its digital business for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014, to Rs 24.9 crore from Rs 17.8 crore in the year-ago period. HT Media’s digital businesses include the job portal Shine.com (which com...

17 October, 2014 |More »


Google Q3 revenues rise 20% to $16.52B; profit shrinks

Search engine giant Google Inc. has reported 20 per cent rise in its consolidated revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 to $16.5 billion over the year-ago quarter. GAAP net income (including net loss from discontinued operations) for the period, however, declined to $2.81 billion from $2...

17 October, 2014 |More »


Qualcomm partners Techstars to launch global accelerator for robotics startups

Semiconductor major Qualcomm Inc. has partnered with US-based TechStars to launch an accelerator for startups operating in the robotics and intelligent machines space. Named Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, it will select approximately 10 companies for its four-month programme to be held in Qualcomm...

17 October, 2014 |More »


Angel investor Vikram Upadhyaya launches GHV accelerator, startups to get up to $100K each

Vikram Upadhyaya, a serial entrepreneur and member of Indian Angel Network, has launched a startup accelerator called GHV (Green House Ventures) accelerator. GHV is planning to on-board 25 startups by early 2017. Each startup will receive up to $100,000 in sustainability funding at the end of the pr...

16 October, 2014 |More »


IATA & Travel Capitalist Ventures launch $5M global VC fund for tech-enabled travel startups

International Air Transport Association (IATA), global trade association of airlines, has partnered with Travel Capitalist Ventures (TCV), a California-based travel-focused investment firm, to launch a new fund with a corpus of $5 million, which will seek to back tech-enabled travel startups across ...

16 October, 2014 |More »


Sify Q2 revenues rise 26% to Rs 316Cr; profit down

NASDAQ-listed Sify Technologies Ltd, a provider of managed enterprise, network, IT and software services, reported 26 per cent rise in its revenues for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014 to Rs 316 crore over the same quarter last year. While EBITDA for the quarter increased 8 per cent to Rs...

16 October, 2014 |More »


Automated content conversion solution Khemeia wins IBM SmartCamp 2014

Chennai-based Stelae Technologies, the company behind Khemeia, an automated conversion solution for multiple categories of content, has won the IBM SmartCamp India 2014. Held in Bangalore, the SmartCamp is part of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program and is aimed at identifying innovative startups in...

16 October, 2014 |More »


Location intelligence startup AdNear raises $19M in Series B from Telstra Ventures, Global Brain, others

Bangalore and Singapore-based AdNear Pte Ltd, a Big Data company that helps brands reach out to audiences by analysing location data over a period of time, has secured $19 million in its Series B round of funding from Telstra Ventures and Global Brain Corp., with participation from existing investo...

15 October, 2014 |More »

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