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Lookup raises $2.5M from Vinod Khosla, others

Lookup, a messaging app that connects local merchants with customers, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding led by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla’s personal fund, Khosla Impact. Hatchery Software Pvt Ltd, which owns Lookup, has also secured money from existing investors Biz Stone (Twitter c...

14 October, 2015 | More »

India is producing four new startups everyday: study

India is the world’s third-largest startup hub where three-four new firms are born everyday, according to a report by IT industry body NASSCOM and Zinnov Consulting. India currently trails the US (47,000-48,000 startups) and the UK (4,500-5,000 startups) in terms of overall startup count, the repo...

13 October, 2015 | More »


Deals app Little buys Chandigarh-based Trideal

Little Internet Pvt Ltd, which owns the deals discovery app Little and counts Zovi.com founders Manish Chopra and Satish Mani as promoters, has acquired Chandigarh-based curated deals marketplace Trideal for an undisclosed amount. “Trideal has a large customer base and significant merchant databas...

13 October, 2015 | More »


Paytm to integrate hyperlocal services on app

You will soon be able to book movie tickets, order food and get neighbourhood deals on the Paytm app. Mobile wallet & e-commerce venture Paytm (run by One97 Communication Ltd) has joined hands with players such as BookMyShow (movie tickets), Zomato (food delivery) and others to enable hyperlocal...

12 October, 2015 | More »


You can now backup WhatsApp data to Google Drive

Mobile messaging app WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that allows users to create a private backup of their chat messages & data on Google Drive. “So starting today, WhatsApp for Android lets you create a private backup of your chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos in Google Dr...

12 October, 2015 | More »


Truecaller crosses 100M user mark in India

Caller ID app Truecaller said on Friday its user base in India has crossed the 100-million mark, making it one of the top mobile internet ventures active in the country. More than half of the app’s global users are based in India. “Truecaller has solved the most basic but inherent problem fo...

9 October, 2015 | More »


Grabhouse raises $10M from Sequoia, Kalaari

Mumbai-based Cryptopy Technologies Pvt Ltd, the company behind broker free rental accommodation listing platform Grabhouse.com, has raised $10 million (Rs 65 crore) in a Series B round of funding from its existing investors, Sequoia Capital and Kalaari Capital, the company said on Thursday. This co...

8 October, 2015 | More »


Twitter dabbles in news curation with Moments

Twitter Inc has launched a new in-app feature that curates popular daily news stories and social conversations in a magazine-like format. Christened Moments, the feature aims to lure more newcomers to the microblogging site, increase user engagement and improve monetisation opportunities. Moments wi...

7 October, 2015 | More »


Flipkart launches grocery delivery app Nearby

The country’s largest e-commerce venture Flipkart has started delivering daily usage products through a new standalone app Christened Nearby, the standalone app is currently operational for 14 locations across Bengaluru. Nearby caters to categories such as branded food, groceries & staples, be...

6 October, 2015 | More »

Jack Dorsey

Twitter names co-founder Jack Dorsey CEO

Twitter Inc appointed co-founder and interim chief executive officer Jack Dorsey as CEO. It announced the move in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US stock market regulator. Dorsey (38), will continue to serve as a member of the board, but will no longer act as chairma...

5 October, 2015 | More »

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