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Why Olas and Ubers cannot be banned

Friday, December 19, 2014 | More »

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If you wondered why Uber is still operational in India despite the ban imposed on it by the government, there is a reason for it. On-demand cab service providers like Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure cannot be banned as they don’t operate a fleet of cabs. Such companies only provide a technology plat...

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Final agenda for Techcircle Startup, Mumbai on December 17; register now to grab last few seats

Techcircle Startup, Mumbai, a day-long vibrant startup-focused forum is all set to host leading technology entrepreneurs, India’s coolest & new startup founders, mentors, investors and corporate acquirers. Just a day left to register for your go-to startup event scheduled for December 17 a...

16 December, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: Facebook’s Oculus buys two startups for virtual-reality gestures, 3D

Facebook’s Oculus buys two startups for virtual-reality gestures, 3D: Virtual-reality headset maker Oculus VR will be making its virtual worlds more three-dimensional and more responsive to gestures with its acquisitions of startup companies Nimble VR and 13th Lab AB, Oculus said. The acquisitions...

15 December, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: Women’s safety in focus as Uber rivals race across Southeast Asia

Women’s safety in focus as Uber rivals race across Southeast Asia: A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber’s biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every...

12 December, 2014 |More »

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Excl: Mobile app development firm Apps Daily in advanced talks to raise $15M in Series C funding

Mumbai-based mobile application development and distribution company, Apps Daily Solutions Pvt Ltd, is in advanced talks to raise around $15 million in its Series C round of funding, sources privy to the development told Techcircle.in. Existing investors, including Kalaari Capital, Qualcomm Ventures...

11 December, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: Google to shut down news site in Spain over copyright fees

Google to shut down news site in Spain over copyright fees: Google said it plans to close its news-linking service in Spain in response to legislation under which publishers will soon be able to force Internet sites to pay for re-publishing headlines or snippets of news. (Reuters) eBay CEO likely t...

11 December, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: UK ‘Google tax’ will target inter-company payments

UK ‘Google tax’ will target inter-company payments: A new British tax on companies that shift profits out of the country and into tax havens will target inter-company fees for services like use of intellectual property, according to a Treasury document seen by Reuters. Companies will al...

10 December, 2014 |More »

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Announcing 4th edition of VCCircle Awards; inviting nominations

The fourth edition of VCCircle Awards will recognise, honour and celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses. These awards ceremony will be held on February 18, 2015, at Trident Nariman Point in Mumbai. VCCircle Awards, which is held annually, have been ide...

9 December, 2014 |More »

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Delhi govt bans all app-based taxi services like Ola and TaxiForSure till they get licences

Following the alleged rape incident in Delhi involving a driver belonging to Uber cab service, the Delhi government late on Monday night asked all cab services running without licences to be off the road. This means all mobile app-based taxi booking services such as Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure will hav...

9 December, 2014 |More »

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Excl: FreeCharge.in in talks to raise $50M in Series C funding

Mumbai-based Accelyst Solutions Pvt Ltd, which operates under the brand FreeCharge.in, an online mobile and DTH recharge platform, is in talks with multiple investors to raise up to $50 million in its Series C round of funding, according to a person privy to the development. The fresh funds will he...

8 December, 2014 |More »

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