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Little Black Book didn’t spend any money on customer acquisition, says CEO Suchita Salwan

Delhi-based curated city and lifestyle guide Little Black Book is on a new high after raising $1.2 million from IDG Ventures India and the Indian Angel Network. The startup, which operates in New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, claims the number of monthly active users have jumped 800% and revenue has ...

28 July, 2016 | More »

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Modasta raises $1.5 mn in angel funding

Bangalore-based Tasman Drive Software Pvt. Ltd venture, which operates health content portal Modasta, has raised $1.5 million (Rs 10 crore) in funding from a consortium of Mauritius-based high-net-worth individuals (HNIs). The funds will be used for business growth, technology upgrade, talent acquis...

28 July, 2016 | More »

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Oddeven.com founder Akshat Mittal launches second venture

Akshat Mittal, whose ride-sharing website Odd-Even.com was acquired by Orahi.com earlier this year, is back with his second venture called ChangeMyIndia.org. The 14-year-old student of Amity International School in Noida had started Odd-Even.com in December 2015 and sold  it for an undisclosed amou...

27 July, 2016 | More »

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Google Maps adds new features for better navigation

Google Maps has come out with its latest update which has brought in design tweaks and some new features. The company feels the changes will enhance users’ visual experience and will make the maps look cleaner and less cluttered. The latest update has been rolled out to Google Maps on iOS, And...

27 July, 2016 | More »

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Online platform for long stays Square Plums raises $450K from IAN

Bangalore-based Urban Stay Technologies Pvt. Ltd, the company which runs and operates co-living platform for long stays Square Plums, has raised Rs 3 crore ($450,000) in funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN). The money would be utilised for on-boarding the properties and building the technology, a...

27 July, 2016 | More »

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Twitter launches much-needed ‘Night Mode’ feature for Android users

Twitter Inc. has some interesting news for Android users who are most active during the night and tweet until the wee hours of the morning. The microblogging site has come out with a ‘Night Mode’ feature for Android users which will help them in reading better in low-light conditions and reduce ...

27 July, 2016 | More »

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Rajinikanth’s Kabali rings in rewards for Mobikwik, Foodpanda, Voonik & others

It isn’t only the producers of Kabali that are dancing in joy over the record-breaking success of the film, hordes of startups that launched marketing campaigns riding piggyback on age-defying superstar Rajinikanth, too, are celebrating. For, their decision to tread the much-beaten track of aligni...

25 July, 2016 | More »

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Why Tinder Social may not be an outright success

Dating app Tinder has launched a new feature that lets people meet up in groups. ‘Tinder Social’, as it is called, helps connect a small group of people with another set of peers for group dates, movie outing or a concert. The new feature has been launched in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia an...

22 July, 2016 | More »

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Ixigo rolls out AI-powered personal travel assistant ixibaba

Gurgaon-based Le Travenues Technology Pvt. Ltd, which runs travel search marketplace ixigo.com, has launched an artificial intelligence-powered personal travel assistant. Called ixibaba, the chatbot will allow users to plan their trip by conversing with them on topics across flights, hotels, buses, ...

21 July, 2016 | More »

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Five low-cost 4G smartphones for superfast browsing

Are you planning to replace your 3G smartphone with a 4G device but don’t want to spend a bomb? Do you want to buy a secondary 4G device that just gets the job done? If yes, we have curated a list of five latest smartphones you can buy under Rs 5,000 and stream your favourite […]...

19 July, 2016 | More »