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App Store sees record sales on New Year’s Day

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For technology giant Apple Inc’s App Store, 1 January 2017 turned out to be its busiest single day ever, registering a whopping $240 million in customer purchases. Also, 2016 was a year of unprecedented developer earnings and breakout app hits, the company said in a statement on Thursday. Develope...

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Mobile gaming startup Mech Mocha set to raise funding from Chinese VC firm

Chinese venture capital firm Shunwei Capital is in advanced talks to make its debut investment in India, in gaming startup Mech Mocha Game Studios Pvt Ltd, a financial daily reported on Friday. Shunwei Capital is investing $2 million along with venture capital firm Accel Partners, The Economic Times...

6 January, 2017 | More »

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Connected devices to be major focus at CES 2017

The prestigious consumer electronics trade show, CES 2017 kicked off last night in Las Vegas. This year, the show celebrates its 50th anniversary. “The products and services unveiled at CES 2017 will touch nearly every single global industry. From the latest in virtual reality, smart home, self-dr...

6 January, 2017 | More »

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Xiaomi India revenues touch $1 bn in 2016

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc registered revenues of $1 billion (nearly Rs 7,000 crore) in India in 2016, only two years after it started its operations in the country, the company said in a media release on Thursday. “We are truly excited to announce that Xiaomi has achieved this historic f...

5 January, 2017 | More »

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500 Startups’ India VC fund flounders again; Pankaj Jain quits firm

500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and early-stage venture capital fund house, has hit the pause button on its $25 million fund, Kulfi, focused on India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The fund decided to put its India plans on hold due to regulatory and taxation issues, a spokesper...

5 January, 2017 | More »

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BHIM app review: Simple, secure and intuitive

It’s not even been a week since the BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and it has already crossed 3 million downloads. It has also facilitated half a million transactions, according to a tweet by NITI Aayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant. ...

4 January, 2017 | More »

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Gartner predicts worldwide device shipments to remain flat in 2017

The worldwide combined shipments of personal computers, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are expected to see no growth in 2017 due to market stagnation and lack of innovation, according to a report by research firm Gartner Inc. The report says that the total worldwide shipments of all devices...

4 January, 2017 | More »

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SaaS startup Learntron raises funding from Kae Capital

Chennai-based Heuristix Digital Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs and operates learning-technology venture Learntron, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from venture capital firm Kae Capital. The Chennai-based startup offers training programmes to tutoring and online learning ventures, K-12 ...

4 January, 2017 | More »

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Big data to boost job openings in 2017: Report

Big data was the buzzword in the Indian technology space in 2016 as multiple startups and numerous job opportunities emerged in the sector. The momentum is expected to continue in 2017 as well. According to a new report by Bengaluru-based education technology startup Simplilearn.com, the big data se...

3 January, 2017 | More »

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WhatsApp disabled on older Android, iOS & Windows devices

Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging app has stopped functioning for those using older smartphones, according to several media reports including PTI. The messaging service will no longer support iPhones running on 3GS or iOS 6 versions, any Android tablet or phone running Android 2.1 or 2.2 as well as ...

3 January, 2017 | More »

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