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Exclusive: Online platform to rent books IndiaReads claims 160K users; in talks to raise $2.5M

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Noida-based iRead Books Pvt Ltd, which runs an online book rental platform IndiaReads.com, is in advance discussions to raise $2.5 million (Rs 16 crore) in Series A funding from a bunch of venture capital investors, a top company official told Techcircle.in. The company will primarily use the funds ...


Google adds shopping buttons to YouTube’s video ads

Google has introduced a new feature that allows advertisers to list their products alongside or within their video ads on YouTube. As part of this initiative, the TrueView ad product will feature details such as price, images and a buy button, taking users directly to the advertiser’s website. Th...

22 May, 2015 |More »


HT Media and North Base Media launch digital media accelerator Mediahack.in

HT Media Ltd, the 91-year old media company and publisher of English daily Hindustan Times and a US-based media focused investment firm North Base Media, have launched an accelerator for digital media and media related technology companies under Mediahack.in, it said on Friday. This comes days afte...

22 May, 2015 |More »


Flipkart’s Soni invests in online payment startup Razorpay

Punit Soni, Flipkart’s chief product officer, has made a personal investment in Jaipur-based online payment company Razorpay Software Pvt Ltd. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Razorpay is an online payment gateway firm for small businesses, startups and institutions such as...

22 May, 2015 |More »

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Nikesh Arora to replace SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son as Yahoo Japan chairman

India-born Nikesh Arora, who is named president of SoftBank, is set to become chairman at Yahoo Japan, the company said in a release. SoftBank chief executive officer Masayoshi Son, the incumbent chairman, will continue on Yahoo Japan’s board as a director. Industry watchers see this move as anoth...

22 May, 2015 |More »


Exclusive: CommonFloor and Quikr in preliminary talks which may lead to a merger

After recent mergers in India’s e-commerce and taxi businesses, it appears that online real estate is set to see a winnowing of weaker players. Bengaluru-based Maxheap Technologies Pvt Ltd, which owns online real estate portal CommonFloor, is believed to be in preliminary conversations with classi...

21 May, 2015 |More »


HT Media’s BidnBid aims to help price discovery of properties through online auction, to open platform to realtors soon

Media house HT Media Ltd’s latest digital venture BidnBid comes across as a subscription-based online property auction site to help price discovery of residential dwellings in the country. In the process, it goes a step beyond a property listing and search venture, a segment which has several ...

21 May, 2015 |More »


Exclusive: HolidayIQ in talks to raise $25M from existing investors by year-end

Bangalore-based Leisure and Lifestyle Information Services Pvt Ltd, which runs travel information and hotel review portal HolidayIQ, is looking to raise close to $25 million (Rs 160 crore) by December 2015 from its existing investors, Tiger Global Management and Accel Partners, Hari Nair, founder an...

21 May, 2015 |More »


Facebook is teenagers’ favourite social networking site, says study

It claims that about 1,000 vehicles, including taxis and autos, are being added to its platform every day.Facebook is the most preferred social networking site of teenagers, while Twitter comes a surprising third, after Google Plus, a 14-city Survey has said. The survey was conducted in 14 cities am...

21 May, 2015 |More »


Rahul Yadav on Housing.com plans, Sequoia as VC and his dig at Zomato, Ola

Housing.com CEO Rahul Yadav had a characteristically candid session at the Reddit AMA (ask-me-anything) on Tuesday evening. Yadav, who has hogged headlines over the past three months over public spat with investors, resignation as CEO followed by a quick withdrawal, allegations against a media hou...

20 May, 2015 |More »

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