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After buying Dhingana, music streaming venture Rdio enters India; offers ad-free subscriptions

Thursday, January 15, 2015 | More »

San Francisco-based digital music service Rdio, which had acquired Indian social music streaming venture Dhingana in March last year, has forayed into India. Rdio claims that it offers over 32 million songs in 43 languages from global, regional and local labels that include T-Series, Yash Raj, Sony ...


WizIQ launches mobile app to offer live interactive classes on the go

Online education platform WizIQ, owned and operated by Mohali-based authorGEN Technologies Pvt Ltd, has launched a mobile app that enables educators to deliver live, interactive classes via smartphones. Called ‘WizIQ Live Mobile Learning Platform’, the cloud-based platform extends learning beyon...

15 January, 2015 | More »


A sneak-peek at the 25 mobile startups shortlisted by IndiaQuotient for funding

Mumbai-based VC firm IndiaQuotient (IQ) has shortlisted 25 startups for funding as part of its #MobileIQ programme, which aims to provide initial funding to early-stage mobile ventures. The free-of-cost event is focused on identifying startups that build products for masses beyond barriers like inte...

14 January, 2015 | More »


Restaurant listing and reviews venture Zomato in talks to raise $100M

Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, the company behind the popular restaurant listing and review site Zomato.com, is in talks to raise $100 million (Rs 625 crore) in a fresh funding, says a Reuters report quoting its co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal. This comes close on the heels of Zomato seal...

14 January, 2015 | More »


Enterprise mobility solutions firm Nivaata raises pre-Series A funding from Vamm Capital, Blume

Bangalore-based enterprise mobility solutions company Nivaata Systems Pvt Ltd, which operates under the brand Verayu, a location intelligence platform for enterprises, has received an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A round of funding led by Vamm Capital, an investment and real estate firm in Dub...

12 January, 2015 | More »

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Fractal Analytics buys mobile-based context-aware Big Data startup Mobius Innovations

India- and US-based pure-play analytics provider Fractal Analytics has acquired Mobius Innovations, a mobile-based context-aware Big Data startup based in Singapore, for an undisclosed sum. Mobius is a venture launched by Fractal’s co-founder Nirmal Palaparthi in 2012. “As consumers, we now e...

12 January, 2015 | More »


AngelPrime invests in two more startups, to expand focus to IoT

Bangalore-based seed-stage VC firm AngelPrime has invested in two unnamed technology ventures. AngelPrime, which typically invests $500,000 (Rs 3.1 crore) each in early-stage technology ventures, will formally announce these investments next month. “We cannot disclose more details as of now. One...

9 January, 2015 | More »


Facebook acqui-hires low-bandwidth video solutions startup QuickFire.tv

Social media giant Facebook Inc. has acqui-hired California-headquartered QuickFire Networks Corp. that helps view high-quality videos with low bandwidth for an undisclosed sum, QuickFire said in a blog post. As part of the agreement, some key members of the QuickFire team will join Facebook and the...

9 January, 2015 | More »


Real estate portal CommonFloor raises funding from Google Capital

Bangalore-based maxHeap Technologies Pvt Ltd, the company behind the real estate and apartment management portal CommonFloor.com, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Google Capital, the corporate venture capital arm of tech giant Google Inc. The fresh funding comes just three months aft...

8 January, 2015 | More »


Instant messaging venture Hike acquires free voice-calling app Zip Phone

Hike, the instant messaging (IM) app service from BSB (Bharti SoftBank, a joint venture between Bharti Group and Japan’s SoftBank), has acquired free voice calling app Zip Phone from US-based Thought Mechanics Inc for an undisclosed sum. Interestingly, this would also compete with Bharti Airtel&...

8 January, 2015 | More »

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