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Fashion app Wooplr secures funding from Facebook’s Anand Chandrasekaran

Wooplr Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs a fashion discovery app for women, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Facebook executive Anand Chandrasekaran. Chandrasekaran has come in as an individual investor in the round that was recently closed with Astarc Ventures, Arjun Zacharia, chief...

12 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook India names ex-Google executive Pulkit Trivedi as industry director

Social networking giant Facebook India has appointed former Google executive Pulkit Trivedi as industry director for its e-commerce, retail, travel and financial services verticals. Trivedi will be responsible for building and maintaining strategic relationships with clients in the country, the comp...

12 December, 2016 | More »

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GoDaddy launches WordPress-powered websites for small business owners in India

US-based GoDaddy Inc., an internet domain registrar and web hosting solutions provider, has announced the launch of WordPress websites for the Indian market. The solution features WordPress Quick Start Wizard that simplifies the website creation process to help people get started quickly to build th...

8 December, 2016 | More »

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This VC is backing one tech startup a month; transportation, IoT ventures under advantEdge’s radar

While the investment industry underwent a slump this year, there is one early-stage venture capital firm that has been investing silently and has created a rather large portfolio. Over the last 18 months, Noida-based investment firm advantEdge Partners has invested in 18 startups, along with eight-f...

8 December, 2016 | More »

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Softbank-backed Grofers tweaks biz model to take on BigBasket

For on-demand online grocery delivery service provider Grofers, 2016 has been a year of change. The Gurgaon-headquartered startup not only scrapped its app-only model and launched a website; it has also quietly revamped its business strategy and operation processes. Grofers, which earlier operated o...

5 December, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Badiyajobs on expansion spree after raising funds from IIT-Madras alumni

New Delhi-based APN Recruitment Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company that runs and operates Badiyajobs.com, is planning to expand its footprint into new territories and hire aggressively after raising $100K in funding from IIT-Madras alumni in April. The company has been working towards scaling up operat...

2 December, 2016 | More »

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Android malware Gooligan breaches over 1 million Google accounts

An Android malware has infected over 1 million Google accounts with the number of affected devices rising to 13,000 a day, says cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point said in a statement it has found traces of the malware Gooligan in dozens of legitimate-looking apps o...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg donates $100 mn to charity

Facebook Inc.’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has transferred $100 million worth of the social networking giant’s stock into a fund which is meant for philanthropic donations, according to a report by Recode citing the latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sandber...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, Zenfone 3 Ultra go on sale in India

Taiwanese handset maker Asus said its smartphones Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra are now available in India. The Asus Zenfone 3 series was unveiled at an event in New Delhi in August 2016. Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor are priced ...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook launches Instant Games on messenger

Social media giant Facebook Inc. has launched a feature called Facebook Instant Games, which will allow users to play games with messenger contacts. Facebook Instant Games will be rolled out in 30 countries and will be available for newer iOS and Android operating systems. Users will have the option...

30 November, 2016 | More »